Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nail Dilemma: I'm in a Wedding on Saturday

I'm in a wedding this weekend. It's in Mississippi... I'll let that sink in for a minute.

Anyway, I'm the maid of honor. I have been stru-guh-ling with trying to decide which nail color I should rock. I need to figure out colors for both toes AND feet.


I only have one requirement:

I have to look fly.

Easy enough, right?

So this is the dress, I'm wearing...


Cute, right?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm Doing the 50 Book Pledge!

So one of my New Year's resolutions is to read more. In fact, a couple of days ago, I finished my first book of the year, Midnight by Sister Souljah (review coming this week). 

I happened to be on Twitter one afternoon and saw a tweet from a fellow blogger, Mandee from BooksandBlingdotcom, that mentioned a 50 Book Pledge created by The Savvy Reader. It seemed like it was right up my alley so I went to their website to find the deets: 

We officially took the #50BookPledge for the first time last year, vowing to make reading a priority in 2011. Here, Cory explains why. Basically, we pledged to read 50 books in 2011, or roughly a book a week. Now, 50 really was just a random number. The real reason we wanted to take the pledge was to track our reading progress over a year, and really make an effort to make reading a bigger part of our lives.

I have decided to make the pledge.

So each week or so, I will post a review of the last book that I read starting with "Midnight" which I will post in the next couple of days. You will also be able to find a page listing the books that I have read throughout the year at the top of my blog ^ up there.

I would absolutely love it if you, my fab readers, would join the pledge and we can share favorite books and recommendations. I am also going to have my kids take the pledge with me. Let's make it a family affair.

So basically, I'm all in...



Are you???...Besos, P&P.





Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Busy Year for My Son

I was just reflecting on 2011 for my 3 year old son, BJ. Man, a lot went down with him. But there were two major things:

1. We found out that he is allergic to pretty much EVERYTHING outside. 

I knew BJ had allergies since he was an infant because he was always and I mean always congested.  But because he was so small, the pediatrician was hesitant to have him tested. Well, in May of last year, I just couldn't bear to continue to see him suffer through ear infections, pink eye, infinite congestion and fevers anymore. So I bucked the system and took him to an allergist (so pleased with them, by the way). They could see right away that he was completely miserable. He was diagnosed with a sinus infection and the doctor said that he needed to be tested for allergies. After a variety of prescriptions they sent us on our way to return in a few weeks for a skin test... Ouch.

When we came back for the skin test visit, BJ was all happy go lucky because he actually likes going to the doctor....First they applied something to numb his arm and then wrapped it in saran wrap to really make it numb...



 As we waited for the numbing to take effect, they tried to distract him with toys...which worked.




Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Polish Change: 10 in Always and Forever (Yay, pink!)

Yesterday, I ran into CVS to pick up a spray bottle for my hair. Of course, I had to check out the polish to see if they had any on sale. To my surprise and delight, they had 10 polish on sale! I picked up a few of these polish at CVS before but never actually bought any (thought they were overpriced). Well, guess what? They had two really pretty colors on sale for 75% off!- a pink and a purple! Of course, I snatched them up!


I decided to try the pink first because I couldn't even remember the last time I rocked pink on my nails. Plus it's called "Always and Forever"- I love that song.

I must admit- I was impressed. The application was so easy I was literally caught off guard. Beyond just a little bit of streaking (which for 75% off I could deal with), it only took two coats to satisfy me! This is really a pretty pink and oh so girly. The real surprise was that it is not as demure as Revlon in Cotton Candy but a bit more edgy. This is pink that wants to be seen which you can't really tell by the bottle. Check out my pics:

Indoor- no flash


Indoor- no flash


Outside- natural light


Honestly, all day I've been looking at my nails...and they make me happy. Ahh, its the little things, isn't?... Like Luther singing...


...Besos, P&P.