pumpkin fields forever

The weather angels were so on our side this day, reminding the sun to rep itself and the clouds to stay far, far away! It was dealers’ choice as to which pumpkin patch we’d tromp through and my girlfs picked a stellar one for sure. There was a hay-bale ride complete with Mr. banjo-man strumming out the latest rendition of Old MacDonald, loads of furry farm friends grazing cautiously since there was a rampage of kiddlets running about.

We scoured endless fields for perfectly proportioned pumpkins, played in the hay-stack room; getting chased by our fellas with huge mounds on the ready to douse us with and snacked on pie (pumpkin, of course) while watching a rather eerie looking Jack-O-lantern backup dancer who seemed to be trying really hard not to bump into the band that was playing on the stage.

It was a chock-full of wonderful kinda day! ♥
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low maintenance

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these puppies are 5 weeks old!!!! i tell you true.

Bio Gel nails…you are my new BEST FRIEND! I’ve always delighted in some biped pampering but manicures are the shizdazzle in my books. Not having the steadiest of hands results in the ones I give myself ending up in disaster so when I can, I’ll head over to Bling Lounge for some nailicious love and attention.

I was introduced to Bio Gel after I started school and had so little time for anything else in my life (especially a polish change) so they hooked me up and now I’m in it for the long haul. This “stuff” is astonishing, it never chips, flakes or peels – EVER people! You could use the most powerful household cleaners all day long, sans gloves, it doesn’t budge – dump on nail polish remover – it doesn’t even flinch! Like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool, it just can’t be done. Basically it lasts until your nails have grown out enough that the space between polish and cuti appears too much. 

In my case these chiclet nails of mine grow slowly so I go about every 6 weeks for a touch up. One other splendid benefit is that because it’s strong your nails don’t break and now they’re a bit longer it’s helping my pudgy fingers appear leaner. I highly recommend you give it a try, opting to keep mine in the nude sector so the contrast is less, hope this has given you a “hand”. ♥ 

wizard dimensional lacquers on the fall fashion runways have loads of swag:  pepto pink, 
classic red, metropolitan griege, mattefied limestone or shiny topcoat sparkly dips. 
Better than Baskin-Robbins!
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The awesome Daily Nail does a 365 series that’s ridiculously cute! 
I couldn’t stop looking through her archives:
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meet The Beatles
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“The Ends” as in animal back-ends
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Shel Silverstein tribute
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i want this little squirrley SO BAD!

love notes

My mom has always been a source of inspiration for me when it comes to hand written letters. The lady can throw it down, wielding her mighty pen like an olympic caliber figure skater across a page. She has instilled a love for stationery in me since a very young age and I still have a box of treasured keepsakes to look back on every once in a while.

Letterpress and custom design studios are a bounty on the internet, I’ve spent hours scrolling through beautiful collections. Sometimes swooning so much that I end up doing a little online shopping too! One of my favorites is Le Papier Studio created by Vana who’s one of a kind silhouettes had me in a bliss-teria. (what you say?! again with the silhouettes…but of course, i respond. oh and pea ess: trust me, you want a piece of this!) 

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I ordered a pretty set of custom cards (see above) for my friend Jane, so as to pass on the goodness and at that time Vana was offering a gift with purchase too. I chose an adorable print from her collection that sits in a special nook at home. ♥

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Le Papier Studio
i think these ones are outta site too:
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Lisa Jones Studio
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Hello! Lucky
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Hillary Bird
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Marisol Spoon

now if this isn’t so darned cute, i don’t know what is!

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love letter tattoo via pinterest.

no big…but i’m a grad!

Officially completed my course and so relieved to not have one ounce of homework this weekend. Have to say I may have had one too many “cheers” to celebrate this fact, as my achy head can attest to.

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Happy weekend! ♥