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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cool Gifts!

One thing I always used to enjoy was giving myself a manicure.
Over the last few years that has gone by the wayside.
As some of you know lots of stress and depression has enveloped me
and the last thing on my my mind is my looks, let alone my nails.

But I was surprised a few months ago by receiving a package in the mail. 
Inside was a Migi Nail Art Set from my sister. (Thanks Sandy!)
It has several fun colors with brushes on one side
and pens on the other for embellishing.

"Migi Nail Art pens (pronounced MeeGee) are an innovative and unique way to design and create airbrushed style artwork using nail polish in a pen form. This allows the user to draw on their own nails, using our patented “art tip.” Migi Nail art has both a brush for painting your nails and an art tip for drawing! The secret is in the construction of the “art tip.” It provides functionality of the plastic squeeze bottle which gives each design a unique touch. By gently squeezing the bottle while either drawing or dragging the pen, this allows you to create any type of design you desire. This product is great for all ages. Migi Nail Art gives you the ability to let yourself be inspired and recreate the most simplistic or intricate designs."

Then not to long ago a dear friend from
Alabama sent me a bottle of Pure Ice blue glitter nail polish.
(Thanks Sara!)

Last week my youngest bought me a bottle of purple nail polish that had a magnet in it's cap. Interesting.
(Thanks C!)

This is the coolest thing.
It's Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color

It's described as:
"3-D Nail Art in Seconds! Revolutionary formula infused with metallic particles that move when exposed to the specially designed magnet to create an extraordinary effect."

"Step1: Apply 1 coat of base coat. Shake Magnetic Nail Color to activate. Remove over cap with magnet and set aside. Apply 1 coat of Magnetic Nail Color to all 10 nails and let dry. STEP 2: Apply a thick second coat of color to 1 nail and immediately hold the built-in magnet over the nail. Rest the guide just below the cuticle without touching the wet nail polish. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat for all 10 nails and let dry. Finish with top coat."

How cool is this!
So fun to use, love to see what it looks like after you use the magnet
I love it!  Pretty durable in my opinion. My hands are everywhere and my nails get a pretty good beating. With a good top coat (I prefer Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Top Coat ) these lasted almost 2 weeks!

OK OK I get the hint. Do what makes me happy. That is something I defiantly have to relearn as I discover who I actually am, something that has yet to be found.

Thank you so much for thinking of me, my sweet family and friend ♥♥♥

Friday, June 15, 2012

I've Been Nominated! Please vote for ME ♥

I'm so excited! I've written 1 of 6 Hubs that has been nominated for the HubNuggets Award!
Please vote for "Making a Tiny Treasure Chest" by Dragonfly Treasure. 
 You don't have to be a member to vote.
Thank you SO much!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Gardening!

Only got out to take a few photos of some of my Iris this week. Whenever I see them at church sales, garage sales, etc, I always pick them up. I don't think you can ever go wrong with them ;)

"Happy Gardening"

A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with this see-through blouse on and no bra.
Her grandmother pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that!

The teenager tells her 'Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!' And out she goes.

The next day the teenager comes down stairs, and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on.

The teenager wants to die. She explains to her grandmother That she has friends coming over and that it is just not appropriate...

The grandmother says, 'Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rose buds, I can display my hanging baskets.

Happy Gardening!

(This was too funny not to share!)

Vintage Montgomery Ward Fashions and Vintage Wacky Ads

Vintage Montgomery Ward Fashions of the 20's

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Some Days You Just Can't Get out of Bed....

I'm glad it's not only me that has trouble getting out of bed some mornings.......

I don't think Katie wants to get up yet...

nope, back under the covers

uh yeah, it's time to get up. Yes really!

Of course, Cyndar is no help at all

She is out like a light
and Katie says she's not getting up until Cyndar does!

A dogs life....

scooch over,
you talked me into it.
Back to bed I go.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ribbon Flower Tutorial

Making Wire Ribbon Flowers

1 yard sheer wire edged ribbon
24 coordinating colored beads
Needle and thread
*width depends on the size of flower desired.

Using red ribbon, the flower resembles a Poinsettia for Christmas

1. Fold ribbon in an accordion pleat. Back and forth every 4"
(fig. A)


2. With needle and thread, begin to sew one end of each pleat together,
placing a bead between each point as you catch it.
(fig B)


Note: Leave at least a 3" piece of thread at the beginning to tie off when done.
3. Sew along the edge of the ribbon points to ensure that it will fan properly, creating the flower.  Again, leave the second end at least 3" long for tying off.
4. Gather the ribbon with beads together tightly and then tie. Cut excess thread.
5. Turn the flower over and stitch another row of beads on the other side of the ribbon (fig C) 


You will have two rows of beads at the center hub of the flower.

I just used what I had for this one I made 4 years ago.  

It hangs in my vanity area.

Love the pattern of this particular ribbon

These can be pretty versatile depending on the color ribbon you choose.
White would make a snowflake
Orange/yellow a Sunflower,

String several white flowers together would make a lovely
garland for a wedding.
Extra large ones or a cluster of several white flowers
would be perfect for the pew ends.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." 

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land."

Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc . .. . I called a Suicide Hotline.....I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck ..........

Folks, we're screwed..........




       A real woman is a man's best friend.
       She will never stand him up and never let him down.
       She will reassure him when he feels insecure and comfort him
after a bad day.
       She will inspire him to do things he never thought he could do; to
live without fear and forget regret.
     She will enable him to express his deepest emotions and give in to
his most intimate desires.
      She will make sure he always feels as though he's the most
     handsome man in the room and will enable him to be the most confident,
sexy, seductive and invincible...

       No wait...Sorry.

       I'm thinking of whiskey. It's whiskey that does all that shit.

       Never mind.


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