Today’s Digital Dozen re-creation is a twofer! I was trying to figure out how I could honor two ladies at once, when I stumbled across Geeky Owl’s review of The Lacquerologist’s book! Aha, I thought to myself. Here’s Kirsten’s awesome and creative interpretation of a design by Emily. And so I set out to recreate the splash floral, using Kirsten’s color scheme and floral style.
I am BEYOND excited for this week’s Digital Dozen challenge. We are celebrating our Digi-versary by re-creating favorite past Digital Dozen manicures. The ladies of the Digital Dozen are very talented, so this week is an exciting challenge, to be sure!
I love nail care products. I am constantly applying various creams and oils to my hands, with the hopes that I will attain the *perfect* nails and cuticles. That means that I am always searching for and trying new products. When I find one I like – ooooh, boy! I become a little obsessed with it.
Ah. That is the sound of me relaxing. Or – of me being relaxed. I am relaxed! I just returned from vacation, you see! I was visiting friends and family for a week or so, and then I went to Maine for my family’s annual trip. I look forward to this trip all year; I’ve been going since I was 10 or 11! We go with a group of friends to the same house – even though I’m 30, I still sleep on the floor with the “kids!” We kayak, swim in the freezing ocean, pick sea glass, and cook delicious meals. I love it there, and I love my Maine friends. They are like a second family to me.
I feel like my whole world has been turned upside down since I have started trying subscription boxes. I completely and totally get it now! It’s like getting an amazing package with surprise things you like! I’ve been totally blown away by BoxyCharm lately – it’s like they can read my mind. I don’t know how they do it! Anyways, I’m a bit late reviewing this box, so I’m going to be posting my review of the August box this week. I will catch up! Anyways, this is my BoxyCharm review for the July 2015 box.
Today’s Digital Dozen post is special – it’s our diner hop! That’s right – the first every Digital Dozen blog hop! Now, the theme is food, so we all picked something you could get off the menu at a diner.
My garden’s bounty is endless! I planted pole beans around a trellis (it actually kind of looks like a bamboo teepee) – I had no idea how high the vines would climb! My little trellis is definitely not tall enough, and the bean vines ran out of room and spill over the top. It’s just a huge tangled mess, but I definitely learned that if I plant pole beans next year, I’ll need a taller trellis! Right now, my little green beans are just tiny little baby beans – they look so funny!
Have I gone too far down the hipster hole? Oh my gosh, I don’t know. I love kale! I know it’s trendy – but it is delicious. And it’s pretty. And it’s growing in my backyard! I think I already told you about how I pick it fresh from the garden for salads. Mmmmm – I can’t stress this enough: fresh food tastes ten bajillion times better than the stuff you can get at the grocery store. And the cool thing is that there are all these varieties of kale – so many colors and levels of curliness. I’m growing some that has kind of a purple stem, though it isn’t purple all the way through. I often it raw, but also like it sautéed with garlic. Anyways, I love kale – and I am kind of obsessed with this kale nail art. I never want to take it off!
Welcome to day 2 of the Digital Dozen! It’s food week, and it’s got me munching on some snacks – that I grew myself! When I first decided to grow veggies in my garden, I had almost no idea how to go about planting things – or how to keep them alive! I did a lot of reading online, and one of my Digital Dozen buddies suggested a method of planting called square foot planting. Although I was a little sloppy about it, I tried to organize my garden bed into a grid. I planted different veggies in each grid. I lost patience a little bit when it came to planting carrots. Carrot seeds are just so teeny tiny. So I kind of just threw a packet of seeds in the ground – and now I have carrots growing! I’ve seen a lot of really cute carrots on Etsy – for invitations and baby art and all sorts of things. I love these cute carrots!