Valentine’s Day Nails

Pink = Orly Gel FX Kiss the Bride White = Fingerpaints gel polish Stamp = Bundle Monster 5pc Blogger Collaboration Nail Art Polish Stamping Plates – Set 1  There is also a plate by Born Pretty that is similar to the Bundle Monster if you don’t want to get the collection. The Born Pretty plate is…

Review: Helio Shower

The Helio Shower retails for about $99 at REI and my husband and I were able to pick one up at a REI garage sale for about $13. SCORE!  For $13, I was was willing to take the gamble on whether this shower worked or not as all sales are final at these garage sales….

New Year’s Nails 

For Christmas I received some new nail stamps and a new clear XL Jelly Stamper from Uber Chic which made stamping my nails so much easier, placement wise. It took me a number of times to get the hang of it but in the end, I am so happy with the results.  Polish: Champagne color – China Gelaze…

Christmas Nails 

Christmas Nails!!!!! China Gelaze Ruby Red Slippers with a nails stamp (Cheeky CH11) on top 🙂

Plaid Nails

For the holidays, done with nail stamp (Born Pretty BP-L 006)  and BMC nail polish in black.

Biolite Stove Review – 2 years post purchase

We have been using our BioLite stove with the grill attachment along with the cattle for about 1 to 2 years now and here are some of the things that I like and don’t like since using it: Pros/Likes: It’s very compact as the battery fits into the stove compartment and then they both slide…

How to recharge your electronic devices in the woods

Whenever we go camping or backpacking, we have a couple of different ways that we recharge our electronic devices. Depending on how much wattage you will need in order to recharge the device, will dictate which method. For small devices like a headlamp or Garmin GPS watch, our Biolite Stove works just fine; however, my…

Pinterest Inspired Log Bench = Success!!

After seeing this log bench on Pinterest (photo on left from 1001gardens.org/2015/06/15-diy-log-ideas-for-your-garden/), my husband took his chainsaw and built the same bench (see photo on right) at our property. It is a solid bench and recommend it to others who need a bench. We got the 3″x12″ wood beam from our neighbor who wanted to get…

Spring nails

China Glaze Gelaze nails in That’s Shore Bright with a marbled accent nail and sparkle in China Gelaze Pixie Dust. Just having fun with some bright nails as spring is in the air.

Glamping in Santa Cruz, CA

One of our favorite spots to camp at is at New Brighton Beach in Capitola, CA. It’s very close to Santa Cruz and the campsite is right on the ocean bluffs. The sites are large and there is running water with coin operated hot showers, flushing toilets, and Capitola is about 10 minutes away by…

New Year’s Eve 2015 Party

For NYE, I like to do something but I never like having to worry about finding a cab let alone paying for a cab along with drinks, entrance fees, etc. All the things that normally go along with the typical NYE……so the hubby and I decided to stay in for NYE and I threw us…

Virtually Paint Your Room/House

So my husband and I wanted to paint our house completely different colors than the current blue and gray-blue. We wanted more neutral colors and I was really unsure if the colors that I was thinking in my mind would look good in real life. So I went to the Benjamin Moore website and found…