Recently my friend LES posted a status which I couldn't agree more with, which said, "WHEN IS SUMMER BREAK?!?!" Does anyone else feel that way in the real world? I love my job, but how nice would it be if everyone had off for a month in the summer? I know I can't complain as I was able to pull out three more care free summers after college ( not including the one studying for the bar) without having to work everyday, but I still miss being able to slack a bit in the summer. Thinking about it, there are so many things I took for granted during my care free summers. No longer can I sleep in til 10:00 am on summer weekdays or lounge at the pool. No longer can I take multiple vacations traveling or visiting friends at the very last minute, no longer can I obtain a tan without trying very hard, and NO longer can I keep my Summer nails on during the week. You know that bright obnoxious hot pink nail color that can only be properly worn in the summer. I don't know about your jobs, but I know that a Judge would not take me seriously if he/she saw my Essie Pink Parka nails. ( which accidentally happened a few weeks ago due to my laziness).
Now TBTH..... ( to be totally honest) I am kind of a boring nail polish wearer. I prefer to wear Essie's Ballet Slippers on my fingers.
Yes I know it is boring and neutral, but I love the color, AND you can't tell when it chips ( I admit I am super lazy when it comes to removing nail polish, I usually let it chip til it's almost gone)
But in the Summer I do like to have fun with nail polish and especially right now there are great new fun bright colors and paints that I want to try. The downside is I can only sample these colors on my weekend nails ( as ALV calls it). I am worried that I am just too lazy to apply colors Friday night only to have to remove them Sunday, before work in the am...ughhh. Actually I know I am too lazy, but I am dying to try the following:
Essie: Too Too Hot: This looks like a nice healthy Coral, perfect for summer
Love this Essie Braziliant: This would contrast perfectly against a pink dress.
OPI: Do You Think I'm Tex-y: Love this deep Fuchsia.
What do you think about Katy Perry's Teenage Dream?? I know woah Sparkles!! But I have seen a number of people wearing it, and it is super fun, for weekend nails.
I kind of want to try the shatter with teenage dream under it.
Although it kind of reminds me of leopard print, It looks so fun!! Has anyone tried it? How hard is it to get off your nails?
I am a huge huge fan of Monograms on anything and everything. The Summer is the perfect time to sport your monogram on your favorite accessory and I am loving everything Marley Lilly for summer! Here are some of my favorites.
This derby hat is perfect for days lounging by the pool and beach
This monogram pendent would really sass up a summer outfit
Personalize Koozie to keep my wine bottle cool...YES PLEASE!
I have always been a huge fan of to-go cups, so this monograms reusable cup would be perfect for me.
Have any of you watched the Extreme Couponing Show on TLC??? I can't stop watching, I'm amazed that these people have a $1000 worth of groceries and then their final bill comes to $8.00. For those who don't watch the show, these women spend 40 + hours a week cutting coupons and then they go to the grocery store with their stacks of coupons and save hundreds of dollars and have grocery stock piles in their homes worth thousands of dollars. ( seen below)
ALV and I talk about this show all the time and have a few issues with extreme couponing.
1. These people NEVER buy and produce
2. They buy in bulk....I do not have the room nor the appetite to buy 48 bottles of Mountain Dew and 36 bags of Fritos
3. Nothing is ever healthy
4. You probably save more money getting a job that pays you, instead of spending 40 hours a week cutting coupons.
5. They don't take into account the money it costs for their 15 newspaper subscriptions.
Anyways, I am attempting my own (non extreme) couponing experiment. Normally when I grocery shop I buy what ever is on sale with my advantage card, or I buy the store brand. This week I am experimenting with coupons. I recently started receiving a Sunday paper so I have cut manufacturer coupons and added e-coupons to my advantage card. I am interested to see if saving .50 cents on Kraft Parm cheese will save me more money than just buying the store brand.
So stay turned to find out if I actually save more money using coupons rather than buying store brands.