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[24 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]
Simple Holiday Decor

If you know me (and if you’re reading this it’s safe to assume you do), you know that the words “Simple” and “Holiday” don’t really go together in any sentences I would say. I’m an unashamed Christmas Nut. I love the Holidays, I even love Hanukkah! So,¬†when one of my …

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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
This is Halloween!

So it seems that this site is resolving itself into some sort of Mom Blog, but I am entirely OK with that. This year, for halloween, Edward and I decided to take full advantage of our daughter’s love of the spotlight, and attention, and over-friendlyness with strangers – and put …

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[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Baby Book Review

In downtown Toronto it’s no easy feat to get into certain programs or classes (see this article from The GridTO on the issue). So when I was able to get Lydia into Baby Reading Time at the brand-new Fort York Library (after calling for over 2hrs, and then being waitlisted, …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 So far

Lets just skip the whole part about the 14+ month absence and continue on like everyone has kept up to date via Facebook and Instagram, because lets face it, anyone who’s reading this has.
So, TIFF 2014 is over, and the weather has turned drastically to Autumn, and for some reason …

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[13 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Simply Amazing: Charme Lacquers

I first saw Charme Lacquers the day the annouced their polish line on Instagram, and fell instantly in love. Particularly with Mulholland. It’s purple, and glittery, and jelly – how could I resist? Well, then my attempt at No-Buy-July (which failed), and eventually I just couldn’t take it anymore… I …

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

I’m no hand-placed-glitter expert (I’m looking at you, Laura), and also couldn’t be bothered to order the glitters online. Luckily I walked past the Essence display at my local Shoppers (why are these displays always the furthest thing from the Nail Polish section?) and was delighted to find this …

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[30 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Buying Local & Indie: Beyond the Nail (pt 2)

On to the second batch of polishes I bought from Beyond The Nail, Part 1 is here if you missed it.
The next polish I tried out was the Magenta Holo in Black. There are a few things to say about this polish. First, I am a sucker for dark shades …

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[24 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Buying Local & Indie: Beyond The Nail (Pt 1)

I had promised myself that in preparation for the Discount Polish Extravaganza that will likely take place this year at the beauty supply outlet at the CNE next month, I had promise myself that I wouldn’t buy any nail polishes in July. I was calling it my “No Buy July”! …

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[17 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
I had a kid. She’s Pretty Great.

So, Baby Carrot is a girl. Her name is Lydia.
Which was my Grandmothers name. (But mostly we’re telling people it’s from Beetlejuice)

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[16 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Star Trek Nails – Meh

I’m not quite happy with the way these turned out – but I still wanted to post so people can see the inspiration behind them.
The left hand got special treatment – designs inspired from the actual posters:

(Skyline, Red Forest, Insignia Destruction, Lava) I just did a …