Monday, April 23, 2012

Sparkly Blue Nails

I have always had difficulties with my nails.  For as long as I can remember, I have been a nailbiter.  I go through phases where I let my nails grow, but eventually I always end up destroying them again.  The strange thing is that I have been able to let my nails grow during some of the most stressful times of my life and have destroyed them when feeling totally calm and at peace.

As I mentioned in a recent post, Pinterest has sparked my interest in nail art.  I thought it would be a great inspiration for me to keep my nails healthy.  So this weekend I tried painting my nails for the first time in many many years.  Sorry for the blurry pic :)

Sally Hansen's Blew Me Away covered with Old Navy's Holiday
It's really weird having blue nails but I am totally digging it.  They surprise me every time I see them and have made me smile so many times today :)  I can't wait to try the next color and, hopefully, get better at applying nail polish.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eat, Pray, Love ... Inspire!

A friend of mine gave me this book after seeing on my Pinterest board that I wanted to read it.  I have already seen the movie, but had not read the book.  I started reading a couple of days ago and I am in love!
I love Elizabeth Gilbert's writing style in this book.  I have never read anything else by her, so I don't know if she always writes this way.  But I am inspired.  I have already started writing a series of autobiographical essays.  I have been wanting to write a memoir of sorts, so it's nice to feel a little inspiration :)

BTW:  I know I have been neglecting this blog a little recently.  I am trying to stick with my New Year's resolution of blogging more regularly, but I have been distracted this month by the A to Z challenge that I am participating in on my other blog.  There are over 1,000 blogs participating, and I have been trying to visit as many of them as possible.  It's a little daunting, but it's fun to see all the different blogs that are out there.  You can visit them here, if you like :)