Hard as Nails

Good Evening, Bloggies! It’s amazing what I can get done without a glass of wine on the weekends – a ton!

I prepped an Easter present for my mom, who is spending the day with us tomorrow.

Easter Goodies

And started prepping tomorrow’s Easter feast from the latest issue of Cooking Light.

Cooking Light

On the menu:

  • Ham with a Vermouth Honey Glaze
  • Roasted Artichokes and Baby Fingerling Potatoes
  • Asparagus & Gorgonzola
  • Homemade Thyme Rolls
  • Coconut Lemon Cake

I got the cakes baked, the rolls’ dough rising and the glaze marinating. I think I should be good, right?

And leftover dinner. If I never see another pasta noodle again, I might die a happy woman.

Leftover Pasta

Geoff kept asking me to just buy rolls, or at least a Duncan Hines cake mix – but I wanted our first Easter in our new home to be special. What can I say, I’m hard as nails, and when my mind’s made up – it’s made up 🙂

Speaking of nails, I thought I should touch on Acrylics vs. Manicures.

For the better part of 10 years, I was an acrylic junkie. I thought I had horrible nails (I bit) and thought acrylics were my only solution.

After many, many dollars down the road, a dear friend insisted I give my nails a break – she said my real nails weren’t breathing and that if I gave it time they would grow back.

Now, while there really is no harm to your nails from the acrylics, aside from potential infection from dirty salons, they most certainly weaken the nails – and I was terrified my biting habits would resume!

But, I had them professionally removed, and trained myself to keep them out of my mouth. I also regularly went back for manicures every 2-3 weeks to make sure they were being maintained – by professionals of course 🙂

After 6 months, the nails I always wanted were there! And two years later, I’ve got the freshly painted hands to show for it.

acrylic nails

Have you ever had acrylic nails? Did they totally mess you up for a while? Or, do you swear by them?


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