Lately : July 2015

Last weekend we celebrated Independence Day on both the 3rd and the 4th. Double celebration!! We had ribs and watched fireworks with some lovely family and friends on the 3rd, then spent all day Saturday at the beach with this fun crew. SUPER fun. It was overcast all day, which April didn’t like one bit, but I happened to love it. What’s better than being at the beach without any sun?!?! San Diego at its finest! 🙂



I have had a few ice cream cravings lately. Lucky for me, we had an ice cream social at work to celebrate the holiday weekend. A few days later, Glenn and I stopped by Baskin Robbins and I got a DOUBLE SCOOP. It was my 2nd time IN LIFE getting a double scoop. Glenn was shocked at that fact and promptly informed me that he “has been getting double scoops since he could walk.” Goofball. The double scoop was delicious, but it was a little intense. My body may or may not have had a negative reaction to all that lactose. Oopsie!




My beloved car, The Camry, hit 250,000 miles. I am pretty sure that in car years this is 250. Does that sound right? So my car is a dinosaur?


I LOVE my car. We have had some issues in the past, but we’ve worked through all of those and it has only cost a few limb’s worth of $$$ to get us to where we are today. I had the interior super-cleaned and Camry and I have made a commitment to stay together for at least another year, if not another 50, 000 miles. It’s going to be the perfect first car to take our baby around in, and I am so grateful to have it! 1999 Camry’s Forever!


Finally, HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?! I happened upon them while looking up prenatal yoga DVD’s on Amazon. You have got to be kidding me. There are not cuter shoes in this entire world. I just added them to my order.



Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope today brings a little rain, or sun, whatever you so desire. xoxo

Psalm 28:7
“The LORD is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”


The Shellac Manicure

Last week my BCFAFF {best chick-fil-a friend forever. too much?} Jessica and I got shellac manicures. Have you heard of these things? It’s relatively new {I think…} and it’s a manicure that stays on for 2 weeks. Essentially they do the “gel” part of what they do to women who get artificial nails, but without actually adding on the artificial nail part. If that makes sense.

I am notorious for getting a manicure and chipping the polish less than 24 hours later. Jessica is notorious for getting a manicure and chipping the polish while she’s still at the salon. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to try out something that would last two full weeks.

Here we are living it up downtown, acting like we rule the world, the night after we got the manicures.  See our nails? Let me try to zoom in on them.

Umm, yea, that didn’t really work. Trust me, they looked good.

Here are my nails after 8 days. Pretty impressive if you ask me.  Sure my fingers could use a good scrubbing, but the polish looks great. No chips at all, which is MUCH more than I can say for any manicure I’ve had before. So far the only negative thing is that because my polish typically chips so quickly, I’m not used to having the same color on my nails for so many days. I kind of want to change it but then realize that goes against the point of the shellac manicure. Darn it all.

Have a great Wednesday, folks!