Tuesday, August 30, 2011

hot?... or not?

okay........maybe hot isn't the right word......
But what about charming, comely, neat, vintage, intriguing, or delightful???

Where did I get it, you ask???....I bought this little beauty (whilst in Utah) at a thrift store for 4 dollars. ($4!) I could not believe that somebody had given it up! What were they thinking?(!!)

I totally fell in love but my husband was not impressed. He says I am not allowed to wear it around him unless other people think it is as cute as i do. (which he does NOT think will happen)

So I really need some support here! What do you think??? Even if you tell me you hate it, it probably won't change my feelings about it or hurt my feelings for that matter. So let me know what you think and if you would ever wear it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

REWIND! part tre.

Here are the rest of our pictures from Salzburg! We walked along the river, did some shopping at an antique store, checked out Mozart's house, had the BEST (italian) meal ever at Trattoria Domani, and bought some famous Mozart chocolate.

Mozart's house

In case you missed it... part uno and due are here and here

Monday, August 22, 2011

REWIND! part due.

Here are some pictures from when Alissa and I went to Salzburg, Austria in June. There happened to be a parade going on when we first got there that we watched and then we took a tour that guided us to some of the sites where they filmed the movie Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music tour! (You many now start singing, "Do Re Mi")
Mirabell Gardens

The Abbey

We loved our tour guide and had to get a picture with her.

Stay tunned for the rest of our Salzburg pics!

Friday, August 19, 2011

nail up-date

the Modge Podge worked! It has now been 9 days since I painted my nails and I only have two (that's right! TWO!) chips! Hallelujah! I will never use top coat again.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You should try this out!

Okay this is sweet! i found this on another blog and decided to try it out. it's a nail painting technique called water-marbling. i loved it but i have a few pointers to give you that i had to figure out on my own that were not on the tutorial i watched on the other blog.
Here is what you will need:
*two or three nail polish colors (i used O.P.I. alpine snow, jade is the new black, and need sunglasses?)
*a plastic or paper cup
*lukewarm water
*scotch tape
*paper towels

1-fill your cup with lukewarm water and have your paper towels ready with a few toothpicks

2- paint a base coat with one of your colors. (this was helpful for when the color misses a spot or goes on thin)

3- so your going to do one nail at a time. you'll need to tape around your fingernail to keep from getting polish all over your finger. i used 4 pieces: one for the bottom, one for each side, and one along the top.

4- drop one drop of nail polish into the water and let it spread out. then place one drop on top of another rotating colors.
make sure that they spread out quite a bit or it won't work! it needs to look like the picture above and NOT like the picture below. i found that if the first drop dried then the other colors won't spread out and then you will have too much polish on your nail (and not in a cute pattern).

5- now take a toothpick and draw the outside colors in.
one trick i found was to not mix it up too much. you want to see the individual colors and not just a make a blended new color. also, don't pull in from the very first drop, or you will collapse the whole thing. for example, i first put in a drop of white but i pulled it in from the jade color. (hope this makes sense. if not, send me a comment!)

6- take your taped finger and dip it into the middle of the polish. be careful not to put your finger into the water too fast. pull your finger out and let it dry for about 30 seconds and then remove the tape. i was shocked at how fast the polish dried!

7- take the toothpick and swirl it around in the water to pick up the rest of the polish. (here is where you will need your paper towels) now you can start over on the next finger!

oh one more tip: you may have to change the water out if it starts to not work as well on later nails. i couldn't figure out why it wasn't working after i had done almost all of my nails and then i changed the water and TA-DAH!

the finished product! So yes, it took quite a bit longer than just painting your nails and because of this i decided to modge podge over the top to try and prolong their life. i will let you know if it works!

i love them! happy painting!

Monday, August 8, 2011

i want to steal this....

Remember how cool it was to have pencils and notebooks with your name on them? Yeah i never got to experience that. The closest i could get was "cory." I so wished to have something with my name on it!

But look at this!! We saw this sign of italian cities when we were leaving Rimini and my name is on there! I about had a freak out.

Okay, so I did. Dustin was like, "Yes, it's cool. But you can stop screaming now."

But it's the first time I have seen ANYTHING with my name spelled so close to it's real spelling EVER. and get this... my "italian" nickname from a few friends here is Corianno so it was doubly exciting. (yes, my italian friend corrected us and told me it is the masculine version. hummm.)

Yep. Pretty dang cool.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

REWIND! part uno.

Here are some pictures I have been meaning to post. These are of the trip me and Alissa took to Venice in June. It was so much fun because all we did was eat and shop our way to San Marco Piazza. It was fan-tab-ulous!

Grabbing some lunch

After lunch we stopped at a chocolate store

Later we picked up some cherries at the market

We bought so much stuff! (so maybe we convince each other to buy things. just maybe.)

We ate our cherries in San Marco Piazza

One of the best times in Venice. EVER.