Hello 2013!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holidays with your friends and loved ones.  Last year we went to Vegas and this year I happily sat around at home eating food and watching movies.  Oh and Borderlands 2.  I have a ridiculous amount of hours on that game.  It's a good thing none of you are my steam friends!

I was assembling all my photos I had taken over the holidays and perhaps since the last time I posted, which was in October I believe.  Then I realize I only had like 4 pictures.  Yikes.  I was browsing my folders looking for more photos when I noticed I was looking in last years folder.  Hmmmm.  I saw a mani from last January I liked.  Let's share it!  Ok.  So then I went back another year.  And another year.  Well you get the idea.  Before we take a trip down memory lane, how about the up to date photos, mmmm?

My first time trying spaghetti squash.  Yum!  I saw a recipe from Gina at Skinny Taste and I knew I had to try it.   I love all kinds of squash so I enjoyed the flavor and texture of it.  Want the recipe? So easy!

Bake in the oven for at 350 for 1 hour.  I had to bake mine for an hour and a half because my squash was huge.
Fluff the squash with a fork.
Grill some chicken with salt and pepper and slice it up.
Pour warm marinara over the squash with your chicken.  Gina's recipe called for melted cheese on top but I don't like cheese.  I sprinkled a tiny bit of that dried Kraft parmesan for the photo lol.

I don't even like gold, but I had to get it.  The shiny bottle lured me in like a fish.  This is 1 coat of OPI The Man With The Golden Gun over Twenty Ten.  I wore this for Christmas.

 Jasmine always hates photos!  Her Daddy has to help her look at the camera.

Belle is doing pretty good, she has to wear a cone full time for the most part because she will chew her leg raw from anxiety.

Now that I have run out of current photos, here we go...

For 2008 I didn't have a nail photo in Jan.  I had chopped my hair super short the month before.  I think it's the shortest I have ever had it.  I also had no idea back then that you can groom your eyebrows and fill them in.  Oh I cringe.

I don't know what the name of the $OPI is, sorry!  I didn't know that my camera had a macro mode I don't think.  These earlier ones were taken with a Kodak Easyshare 3 megapixel camera.

In 2010 I was rocking Color Club Pure Energy. I absolutely adore this color.  It's sheer and needs 3 or 4 coats and patience but oh so worth it.

Okay so this isn't from Jan but I had include this in here.  My Christmas mani of 2010 is my favorite of all time.  I finally got a decent camera too!

And a month later I wore this.  I miss stamping it's so fun!  I keep buying new plates too, I have a pretty large stash now just haven't used anything lately.  Just that 1 sad attempt last Halloween.

One of the Zoya Fleck Effects from last year.

Grew my nails out because I was on vacation, woohoo!

This is what I wore this year.  3 coats of Celebrate!

I don't know what's in store for me as far as blogging goes this year.  I don't want to make promises I can't keep.  My Etsy shop is keeping me and my husband very busy.  Yes your packages get shipped out in a timely fashion all thanks to him :)  I do know I miss it.  I actually just finished organizing my nail room, I have a desk and everything!  I hope it helps me blog more often.  Would you guys like to see the room?

I was intrigued by the whole gritty manicure thing so I will have a review of the Mariah Carey collection up soon.

Thanks for making it to the end!