Regular Nail Polish vs. Shellac

I’ve been a fan of shellac nail polish for quite some time now.  I’ve seen lots of questions on Facebook about it and thought I’d conduct my own little experiment so you can see the difference between regular polish and shellac. On my last trip to the nail salon (I use Eagle Nails) I had my manicurist (Stephanie, she’s the best ask for her) give me a french manicure with regular polish on my left hand and shellac on the right.  I’ve documented the results below. Continue reading “Regular Nail Polish vs. Shellac”

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall

 

September 23rd is officially the 1st Day of Fall!  I love each season because of the unique qualities they hold.  Fall brings thoughts of crisp air, the smell of leaves burning, warm cozy sweaters, and pumpkin everything.  I like to celebrate the change of each new season.  For fall that means breaking out the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candles and lotion, pumpkin decor and making pumpkin pie from scratch. Continue reading “Happy Fall!”

How to Help When Someone’s Child is Diagnosed with Cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness

 

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share some ideas on how to support families who have a child that has been diagnosed with cancer.  Last year our niece, Paige, was diagnosed with Leukemia at her one year check-up.  I have so much respect for the strength and resiliency cancer children and their families demonstrate after seeing, only from afar, the terrifying journey Paige, Jay and Brandi have been on this past year.  

Paige and family

 

I asked Paige’s mom, Brandi, about her experience and here are some of the things she shared with me. Continue reading “How to Help When Someone’s Child is Diagnosed with Cancer”

DIY Mud Room

Mud Room TitleThere are so many cute mud room ideas on Pinterest . I decided to try my hand at putting something together in the empty space next to our garage fridge.  I would prefer a built-in, but since we don’t have the money to hire someone and my husband and I aren’t the handiest I decided to use pre-built shelving. If you’re looking to add a mud room space of your own but don’t have any carpentry skills this post is for you.  Read on for the simple steps to creating your own mud room. Continue reading “DIY Mud Room”