Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Glorious Day!

Hey there!  Did you miss me...LOL

I feel like I have been away forever!  

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I'm still here...
there's just not much going on around here that is blog worthy these days
...just some gardening.

I've been spending some quality time in my yard. 
 It is the thing I will miss most when we finally find that new house to buy.  
We are taking a more relaxed approach to house hunting these days.
We think we've found one but we are waiting for all the details to fall into place.
It's not far from here.  In fact it's just a two minute walk away.

I found these Black Velvet petunias on a recent trip out to the county. 
 I brought them home and paired them with Tangerine Geraniums and a red spike.  

Today the weather is glorious with hardly a cloud in the sky...

So this is where I will be if you are looking for me!
Enjoying this masterpiece I created.

I'm taking my book and heading out back.
To enjoy the sights...

...the sounds and the smells of the garden.

These ones smell like grape Koolaid!

I hope you get out and enjoy this beautiful weather,
and take advantage of all that is in life around you.

Many blessings for a great day!


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

I Want to imPress You!!

Are you an Influenster??? 

 I am!!

Do you know what Influenster is???

Influenster is a community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, 
and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.

Influensters meet  to learn about new products from our favourite brands,
 as well as review the products they already use in their day-to-day lives.

Influenster invites its most active members to participate in exclusive VoxBox programs where members receive complimentary products to test and review.
 In exchange, we ask our members to do what they already love to do: share their opinions with their friends & followers on social media.

As  an Influenster I was given the opportunity to receive a Voxbox from imPress Manicure. 

 They are my favourite of the press on nail options available right now. 
 I did a post on them a few months back - you can find it here.

I have been working out in the garden a lot this week and as a result my nails were not in the best of shape.  I received my Voxbox in the mail this week.  It included two samples of imPress nails.

The bright leopard print called "Over the Moon" and the zebra striped called "Dancing Queen"

The kit comes complete with 24 nails and a small file and alcohol prep pad.
 You make sure your nails are clean of all polish. 
Swipe them with the alcohol pad to take away any oils. 
 Next you match up the size of the nails to your own.
  Then it's just a matter of peeling off the backer and pressing them on.  
The nails can be purchased in two different lengths. 
 I received the sport length which are great for everyday use.

  Since most of my own nails were longer than the imPress nails, 
I chose to only do the imPress nail this time as an accent nail on my ring finger.

I then just painted the rest of my own nails with a co-ordinating polish.

The last time I wore imPress nails I took them off myself after a week. 
 You will LOVE these I promise.
  I know that they retail at our local stores for around $9.99 per set,
 which is still way below the cost of having your nails done at a salon. 
 I have found some on sale for as low as $2.84 at Target. 
 I keep them around as a way to give myself a quick "pick me up" or
 when I need a fast manicure for a last minute date night with McG.

They stand up well to the rigours of daily life and keep imPressing me!!


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, but all views are my own.

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