new job nails

I’m employed!!
It’s almost 3 weeks since I started my new job.  It was crazy being unemployed for so long after leaving my last job to move to Portland.  I was so happy to have so much free time, but the lack of income was starting to make me queasy! My new job is at ZGF, it’s an architecture firm in downtown Portland.

I wanted to do some I’m-excited-I’m-finally-employed-again nails, so I painted office supplies on my nails.  I was planning on re-doing the stapler (I don’t think it’s recognizable enough and it should be flipped the other direction to match the other supplies) but of course life happened and they’ve stayed as they were. (also the notebook should be shaded in white… maybe next time)

oregon trail nails

Sorry for the month long hiatus but The Man and I have moved to Protland, OR!!!

It's been a along time coming but after 10 years (11 for The Man) it was finally time to leave the Windy City for a rainy one.  We are extremely excited and equally terrified of what this new adventure has in store for us.

What with packing, going away/birthday parties, job searches, a 10 day road trip, and moving into a new apartment there has been no time for blogging, but on the trip I did manage to paint my nails in a very trip appropriate theme…
Oregon Trail nails!

Do you remember the 90's computer game Oregon Trail?  You got in your covered wagon and tried to make it across the country to Oregon while shooting buffalo and watching your travel partners die of dysentery along the way.  It was great!
My left hand was painted with the imagery that would always be at the top of the screen.  A simple digital image of your wagon and the river you would eventually try (and fail) to ford.
My right hand is my favorite! Lining each side would be little buttons that would represent things like money, guide, eating, etc. The ones I painted are sleep, hunting and navigation.

These were so fun to paint, I used to love this game and would always play it in Elementary School.

red & blue flowers mani

I had a wonderfully lazy holiday weekend, and The Man worked away at the shop.  Great for me, not so much for him, but we did manage to squeeze in some hang-out time with Hamburgers and Ice Cream!
I wanted to do some lose painterly flowers but once I started the outlining it became quite the opposite!
The background color is OPI - Kyoto Pearl, it's a nice silvery pearlescent shade.
I didn't do Memorial Day nails but I thought these blue and red flowers count for some patriotism!

it's stufest y'all!

It's the great Stu Flint's Birthday, you know what to do!

Grab a Frosty Beverage
Find a shady spot and 
Do  ab-so-lute-ly  Nothin'!

Hit it Pop!!
Happy Birthday! You're the best dad any girl could ask for, and I can't wait to celebrate Stufest in person soon!!

Love you!

the man turned 30

Andrew (aka The Man) (aka the Love of My Life!) turned the big 3-0 on Sunday. 
We spent Andrew's 30th with his mom, who flew in from Hawaii for the weekend, and saw Book of Mormon and ate a lovely dinner at Volare.  It was a wonderful and very grown up day.
Happy Birthday to the most talented, hilarious and handsome man I've have ever and will ever meet in my life.  I'm so happy you're mine.

knife nails

Last week I was feeling pretty uninspired, so I thought I'd just paint my nails a solid color and be on my way.

I chose a translucent pink and after a few days of no-art nails an idea from a few years ago popped in my head. Knives!!
Two years ago for Thanksgiving I painted turkeys on my nails (both cooked and alive) with a little knife on the pinky nail.  After posting them to Facebook my friend Dana commented that I should paint all knives and I've been meaning to do it ever since.
Of course I got lazy and never completed the second hand, but I think I might have to take another stab at this design at a later date because I love these!     (get it? stab? Ha!)
The scissors are my favorite!

easter ... a lot late

Ok, I know Easter was a week and a half ago, but we were visiting New York on Easter weekend, and with all the people to see and meals to eat I never got a chance to sit down and post my Easter nails. So we're all just going to have to deal with some belated bunny butts..
I toyed with making the solid colored nails matte, but just like this post I never got around to doing it. I think it would have made them look more like Easter candies (like Robbins Eggs which are my absolute favorite!)
I started painting the stacked up bunnies and after staring at them too long I was afraid they looked more like cats but then one of the girls at work thought they were those bunny peeps (the marshmallow candies) and I got really excited.  I wasn't even going for peeps but it's so Easter!!

spring … ish

Friday was the first day of Spring.  It was beautiful outside, the snow was gone, the boots were put away and I hadn't worn my puffy winter coat in a week. Glorious!

I woke up on Saturday morning wanting some fun spring nails and painted these.
Then we woke up Monday morning and BOOM! Snow! Terrible, terrible snow.  Inches and inches of snow.


But at least these nails are reminding me that warm days are coming, I just have to hold on a little bit longer.

st. patrick's day 2015

So, just as I said we would in Thursday's post, we went out last weekend.  And now that we've done the whole Chicago St. Paddy's Day bar crawl celebration insanity I don't think we'll ever need to do it again.  To quote Roger Murtaugh "I'm [getting] too old for this shit!"
I like the way these nails turned out but they didn't come through in pictures very well.  The photo below is a better depiction of the true color of the green.
For the four fingers I did a quick gradient and then added some gold leaf specks. For the thumbs I was going for a rainbow gradient but not all the colors showed up, and then added little shamrock for some Paddy's day flair.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

spots on spot

It's warming up and the snow is melting!
To put an extra pep in my step I used bright, slightly translucent colors in this cute little animals mani.
These were fun and simple to do, and I think they came together really well!
I tried not to put too much thought into the pops of color, I planned ahead a little because I wanted some of the animals to have color spots where their noses are, but for the rest I just picked a polish and plopped a spot.
I really like how the thumbs came out, with the cat and dog together.

Have a great weekend folks!!
Our friends have convinced us to go out for St. Patty's day this year, and I'm terrified.  Normally we stay in our house to avoid the drunk people who are falling into the street as early as 9am, it'll be the first time in 5 years that either of us has gone out, so wish us luck!

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