Love The Jam

I just wrapped up my Facebook Jamberry party and love seeing people experience Jamberry for the first time. 

I had a very successful party and have tons of product coming my way as rewards from my party. I can’t wait to get all of the good stuff. 

The most exciting thing for me has been seeing my friends and family try it out. And, there have been several wraps that I’ve been looking at but have been unsure of. I’ve been debating back and forth as to whether or not I really liked them. One day I do the next I don’t really care for them. Well a couple of them my friends have gotten and done a Jamicure with, and well seeing them on someone and I fall in love with them.

Here’s just a few of my friends’ Jamicures they have done after participating in my party. 


Chalkboard Hearts – This is one I’ve been on the fence about but now I’m thinking it’s moving to my Wish List


My MIL first Jamicure!!! She did a great job. When the husband and I went down to visit last month I brought a sample for her and showed her how to do it. she’s clearly a fast learner they look great.


My friend’s Almond wrap manicure.


Fame!!! After seeing this wrap on her fingers I used my party rewards to get it. it looks so cute and fun. oh this was her first time doing a Jamicure, she did a great job and on short nails too. So ladies if you’re a nail biter jams will work for you .


Looking for the classic clean look get the french tips.

My biggest problem is so many wraps not nearly enough finger nails to apply them on. Oh and they last so long I feel bad taking them off because they look good but I want to put something new on. 


My current Jamicure

  This is what I am currently sporting but Jamberry has so many fun Halloween wraps that these will be coming off and I’ll be changing my wraps to Halloween ones every week this month. 
And, they just released these fun wraps that glow in the dark. I will be saving these puppies for the week of Halloween. The next  3 weeks will be other Halloween themed ones. 

If you’re thinking about trying Jamberry I say go for it!!!! You can purchase it right here.

If you’re looking for an amazing consultant this woman is amazing. She’s is able to answer all of my questions, when I have had an issue with an order she tracks it down and works to resolve it as quickly as possible, and she throws one heck of a Facebook party. 

If you’re interested in booking a Jamberry party or want more information on it contact her and/or check out her Facebook page. 

Water Everywhere

Well it’s round, heck I’m not even sure what round we are now of flooding and rain. 

Today was definitely the worst day of the flooding. We were lucky no water in the house or garage. The water did however come up much higher than it has the last few days. It made it to the sandbags that were in front of our garage door but didn’t go into the garage.

We had a lot of jerks cruising through the neighborhood driving well over the speed limit, and oh yeah we no longer have road shut rivers. So now you’re speeding and creating wake sending water and waves into people’s homes. You don’t live here there is no need for you to be in the area. And, if you are going to be here be respectful. 

Even with the yahoos running around people in the neighborhood were making the best of things. There was a kayak party on the newly formed Lake Lynnhaven. 

It’s a bit sad that signs like this needed to be posted on the street. 

Yes, folks that’s a No Wake sign. 

This is our street as it progressed through high tide. 

But, hey the dogs loved our new waterfront property. They played in the water, swam, and chased after sticks. 

Before the flooding got to terrible the husband and I walked down to the beach and well she was a churning. 

Here’s hoping this is the final round of this nonsense. I can stand to see the sun again. 

The Hunt

Since buying the new house the husband and I have been on the hunt for a buffet/server/hutch and bar for our dining room. We’ve had boxes stacked in the dining room since we moved in waiting for a place to be put. Along with the boxes of packed stuff for the dining room our dining room table has boxes of the stone dishes the husband picked up overseas as they had no place to go. 

When we had originally bought our dining table set they had the matching pieces that went with it, but we really didn’t need them as our house in Wyoming had built in bar, buffet, and hutch. It was pretty awesome and we loved it. Of course when we moved that couldn’t come with us. 

So, here we are with no storage for our stuff. We’ve been looking on yard sale sites, checking out estate sales, and trekking to a couple of Ikea’s all with no results. We also have been checking out the furniture stores but hadn’t found what we were looking for. 

Today, we went on over to The Dump, it’s a store, to check out their warehouse clearing sale. Prices were advertised to be slashed to unbelievable prices. Yeah, we were not impressed at all with their pricing. We found 2 pieces that would work but of course weren’t matching to our table or each other. We kept them in mind and decided to check out the local Ashley Furniture Store as that is who made our table. 

At the Ashley store we found a couple of pieces that we liked but we’re definitely not liking the price as we needed to buy a server with hutch and then another server. $2400-4000 YIKES!!!! I really didn’t want to be spending that if we didn’t have to. 

However, as we were on our way to the Ashley store earlier we had passed Grand Furniture Outlet. We decided hey why not go check it out. What’s the worse that can happen they have nothing we want. 

We walked in and like any furniture store you go into we were greeted by a salesman. We let him know we were just looking and he left us alone. Alright, if I need help I’ll be looking for you buddy. We wandered over to the dining room furniture section and BAM!!!!! The first piece we had liked at the Ashley store was there, what was even better they had 2 of them!!!!! Are you serious, SCORE! Until I saw that they were part of a set, table, chairs, and server. Well dang I don’t need the table and chairs. That’s when we flagged down our man Dave and said hey, I want both of these pieces and not the table and chairs. Can you do that for us? He went off to the back and a few minutes later came back with a price that the husband and I had agreed on was what we were willing to pay. Let’s just say we got both pieces for less than the price of a single one at the Ashley Store. 

Dave was the man as he was getting our information into the computer and getting everything set so that we could take our goods home he told us a little secret. All the things from the Ashley Store and Grand Furniture stores that can’t be sold for whatever reason come to them so if you want something there is a good chance that they have it. Thanks for that info Dave I’ll be remembering that. 

The new server/hutch in our dining room. There is another one exactly like it on the opposite wall that will be serving as our bar. 

While we were looking around GFO my husband goes look purple couch. Now, I’m a fan of the color purple it’s my favorite, hello we had the 3 year purple gun search going on. Not only was the couch and its matching chair purple but they were in a mid-century modern build, which we both love. Then we sat on the couch and chair. Ahhhhh heaven. Comfort and firmness which is usually a really hard combination to find. Ah man I’m in love but it’s purple. If it came in a nice gray or neutral tone I’d be all over it. And, not to mention the grey chaise that was next to the couch and chair that is also super comfy and a great accent color to the purple. But, really purple I can live with but the husband I am thinking not so much. As we were leaving to head back to the house to pick up the truck so that we could get the dining room pieces home we took some quick measurements of the couch and chair. 

We got home did some quick measurements and decided well they would fit nicely. I then said but yeah it’s purple. The husband’s response was I can live with the purple. WHAT!!!!! Game on call Dave and tell him we will take it. For the 3 pieces we weren’t going to be bankrupt. Well that Dave he came through for us again he said okay let me pull the slips and see what we can do for a discount for you. WHAT!!!! He called back and gave us the price. Yeah, we got the chaise for free. 

We ended up making out like bandits today. 2 servers/hutches, couch, chair, and chaise for less than what it would of costs for the 2 server/hutches, that we bought, at the Ashley Store. 

Seriously, if you’re looking for furniture and you live in the Hampton Roads area go check out Grand Furniture Outlet and find Dave. 

Purple couch, chair, and chaise. There will be more room and they will be spread out a bit more once the UFO chair, the black round sofa in the bottom of the photo, is moved back out to the garage. It’s currently in the house so that my car can get in the garage and avoid tree debris. 

So yeah those were our purchases today and I say we scored pretty well. Now to get a rug and some fun grey and purple accent pieces to tie it all together. 

This Could Get Interesting

Another day of rain and wind. I went to babysit my friend’s little one so she could take care of some things. I left my house over an hour before needing to be there. It took me an hour to get to her house. Because, apparently when percipitation occurs people in this town forget how to drive. 

I was going to get on the highway but I ended up making a detour and going a completely different way as there were 2 accidents within a 1/4 mile of each other on the highway. And, one of them was pretty major blocking the road. 

I did make it to her house on time and avoided all crazy drivers. 

Of course when I got back to my neighborhood this afternoon I was faced with lots of water. There are several ways to get into my neighborhood and they were all under water. 

I made it home I just drove slow through the high water and fortunately it’s not far I have to drive through the water only a few feet to be exact. 

It’s definitely wet out there. 

My street from the end of my driveway. 

My driveway and front yard. Ornate I should say the start of my lake. 

And, the water is up even more in just a few minutes. 

And, hey look who is out and about. Yet they aren’t delivering the mail just driving down our streets.  

This is the cross street by the house or maybe we should say River. 


Who Knows

Your guess is as good as mine as to this whole Hurricane thing. They still aren’t really sure what this storm is planning to do. 

It could hit us it could not who the heck knows. I mean I should of went to school to be a meteorologist. It’s the only job where if you’re wrong most of the time it doesn’t matter you still have your job. I mean I’m pretty good at making guesses. And, that’s pretty much what they do. Guess a lot. 

We finished our prepping today. Got the attached garage cleaned out so my car now fits in it, moved all of the outside stuff into the detached garage, got the generator up and running, then filled with gas, and all of the gas cans are filled and ready to go. 

And, now for the daily dose of Hurricane Humor 


Here She Blows

So, there is a possibility that maybe Hurricane Joaquin may or may not hit us this weekend. 

Right now there is a whole lot of uncertainty of where it’s going to go.  

I mean that’s quite a few different paths and they vary greatly. 

And, well when natural disasters are on the horizon it’s always good to have some humor to go along with it. 

It’s going to get real hairy here Sunday night into Monday morning possibly. 

And, yeah this is pretty much what I feel like the map looks like everytime they talk about the Hurricane. 

Anyway, we did our stocking up. The husband and I went and bought several cases of water because if the storm hits or not we can always use water. 

We also have a well not that you’d drink that water but it can be used to flush toilets and what not. The husband will be working to get that set up tomorrow. 

We have our stockpile of batteries for our flashlights and well I have tons of candles as well. 

The generator is also ready to go. We are watching the storm track and will make the decision in a day or 2 as to filling up gas cans or skipping it if it’s going to miss us. Either way we’ve done what we need to be as prepared as we can be and now it’s just a wait and see what this storm decides to do. 


For the next 7 weeks I’ll be spending 3 nights a week outside the house. Getting home well after 10 each night. 
This actually started last week and we’ll it’s already killing me. 
In 3 weeks I’ll be down to only 2 nights out a week but that just means kickball ends and well that’s disappointing. 
Anyway, tonight is one of those nights where I’m sitting in class until 10:30 and then the 20 minute drive home. Ughhhhh. 
I will be happy when this is over because 4.5 hours of class is killing me. There was a reason I avoided night classes in college. I mean I even hated Tuesday Thursday classes which were only an hour and 15 minutes long. I really don’t have the attention span for this. 
It’ll be worth it in the end at least that’s what I keep telling myself. 
Only 2 hours and 15 minutes left. 

Double Header Fun

Tonight was a kickball double header. Our captain had an emergency come up so we were without her, and we missed her. 

Shellee and I hammered out the lineup and then finally got the official lineup from Mags and well we weren’t far off at all. We had to make some last minute changes as we had some players show up that we weren’t sure we’re going to make it. 

We had to adjust our kicking lineup as well as we had players that were held up with traffic, but it all worked out. 

Our first game was a close one but we were able to pull out a win. 

The second game was against the first place team and well I’m happy to report we   won!!!! 

We had a pretty close matched game with the first inning seeing both teams putting a run on the board.

The next couple of innings saw great defensive play by both teams and nothing from the offense. 

We worked their lineup moving players on the field playing with double chargers when needed and playing deep when the big kickers were up. We intentionally walked a player every time but it paid off as we were able to keep him from driving in any runs.  Sorry Casey but its strategy. 

And, now it’s fun times celebrating our 2 wins!!!! 

Oh and the Commisioner even bought all the teams 2 pitchers of beers!!!! 3 Cheers for Talbert!!!



And Beer Pong tonight as well!!!!

Another great night of kickball and fun times!!!!

Laundry Fairy

So, my laundry fairy seems to be missing of late. If you find her can you kindly send her back this way? 

Oh, and if you happen to find the cleaning fairy as well she needs to get her A$$ back over here as well. 

I’m sure the 2 are hanging out having a good time at my expense, but this has gone on long enough and they need to get back to work ASAP. 

I mean my house and the clothes I actually like to wear are seriously suffering. I mean I’m wearing the shirts that I only kinda like. And, let’s not even discuss the dog bunnies that are taking over every surface of my house. I’m not even sure where my kitchen table is as its collected all sorts of stuff. 


Another Rainy Day

So it’s been another rainy day here in VA. 

We started the morning off by hitting up our local farmer’s market, which has become our Saturday morning routine. With the weather that was happening they moved under cover of the strip mall that they usually hold the market in parking lot. It wasn’t nearly as busy as it has been, I’m sure the weather had something to do with it. 

We picked up some meat that we had preordered and a ton of fresh produce. We love the farm that comes every week. It’s cut my trips to the grocery store way down. We get very little from the grocery store now that we can hit up this market every week. 

After the farmer’s market we came home and pretty much vegged out as it was rainy and humid out. 

Eventually the husband went out to work on organizing his garage and clean out stuff that we don’t need. 

I did some studying for my class that I’m taking and got through the 4 chapters that we covered last week. And, it looks like tomorrow I’ll be getting my reading done for my next class as it’s supposed to be another rain filled day. 

We used some of the fresh produce and the meat we picked up from the market for dinner tonight. We pulled stuff out of the freezer to defrost for tomorrow night’s dinner. Of course this will be paired with more fresh produce. 

This weather is not good for getting the house cleaned up. First when it’s raining and dreary out, all I want to do is curl up with some Crio Brü watch a movie or read my book, which I’ve done both today. And, well it’s pretty pointless to clean my house with the rain since every time the dogs go out they come in covered in mud and are wet. So they leave muddy, wet paw prints all over the house. 

However, I can’t put doing the laundry off another day, so tomorrow laundry will be done, the plants will be watered as they are looking thirsty, and maybe even some dusting will get done. Floors will be waiting until the weather takes a turn for the better. 

Ahhh rainy weather, at least your making it feel a little more like fall and I’m almost ready to start making soups, chili, and actually food that goes in the oven. Although, my oven is the size of an Easy Bake Oven and I can’t make anything to crazy big. But, hey I can start eating some casseroles, meatloaf, and roasted veggies. And, pumpkin I can start making pumpkin everything. Yummmmmm I love the season of pumpkin everything. 

I’m going to go curl up with my book and finish it off so I can start a new one tomorrow. 

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday and if you’re a college football fan your team won.