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Digital Dozen does Food: Pole Beans

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!

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Digital Dozen does Food: Kale Nail Art

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!

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Digital Dozen does Food: Cute Carrots

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!

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Digital Dozen does Food: Eggplant Nail Art

I always thought I had a brown thumb – you know, I never was able to keep a plant alive! Poor things, they never stood a chance. I was determined to make the most of our garden in our new house – and now here I am, growing my own food! It’s truly wonderful. Sometimes I’ll go outside during lunchtime and pick kale and fresh herbs for a salad. I’m definitely still learning, and I make it up a lot of the time.

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China Glaze Desert Escape

Oof, I know that summer is almost over, and I am just now posting the China Glaze Desert Escape Collection. I received it quite a while ago, but had a lot of anxiety over swatching everything. I have some new resolutions to post about fun stuff that I like, so I decided to do amazing nail art featuring each shade from this beautiful collection. China Glaze, I love you! I was excited to see how I could squeeze each shade in this collection into one look, and I came up with a fun summery ikat print. I decided to accent the whole thing with a little white – and I love how it pops!

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JORD Watch Review

I am beyond excited for this review. You see, I have been eyeing this watch for ages (I think ever since I saw Chickettes wearing hers at Cosmoprof last year!). When JORD contacted me for a review, I jumped at the opportunity. Especially since all of my jewelry was stolen in September, I have been very slowly rebuilding my accessory collection – I’ve been watch-less since then! Here’s my JORD watch review.

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Zig Zags

I’ve known about nail vinyls for ages, but never used them much. Why? I have no clue. I really don’t. I think I generally prefer to freehand nail art, so I forget about all the tools at my disposal. And the truth is that nail vinyls are AMAZING and you can create some cool textures and patterns that would be really hard to do with only free handing! I think you’ll be seeing a lot more vinyls around here – especially these zig zags. I have another look planned already!

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Digital Dozen does Neon: Green Zebra

Oof, I am running behind on my Digital Dozen posts – I gots to get my act together, friends! The Digital Dozen always inspires me to just get off my butt and get going, and to think beyond my normal inspiration. Since we’re on neon, I’ve been enjoying my China Glaze Electric Nights collection – and it makes me realize I don’t actually have a ton of other true neon polishes! I reached for a lot of green shades to create this green zebra nail art. I really like how this turned out – hope you do, too.

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Digital Dozen does Neon: Cross Hatch

Hey y’all! I’m a little late with this Digital Dozen post – and unfortunately this is going to be a quickie, because I’m late! Ack. Here’s the story: I used to doodle. A lot. Back in the day when I took notes on paper, not on my computer. I had a few standard doodles, and a few wacky ones. One of the standards that I came back to time and time again was this super simple cross hatch design. I always thought it would be cute and simple nail art!

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