1. The perfect neutral nail polish:
|Nail color: OPI’s Samoan Sand (photo credit: Melissa Oholendt).|
Why is it so damn hard to find the right shade of plain?! I’ve been on a ten year hunt to find the perfect buff-colored nail polish – something not too pink, or too beige, or too white, or too sheer, or too shimmery, or too dull – and I think I’ve finally found it! OPI’s Samoan Sand (which I first bought and wore for my photo shoot with Melissa Oholendt earlier this fall) has proven to be my go-to polish for go-with-anything pretty, neutral nails!
2. My first color run!
|Me and Tiffany – before and after the Color Me Rad 5K!
(We thought it only fitting after being “color bombed” to go to the pub and get the other kind of bombed – it’s all about balance.)
Have you heard about these color runs? They’re so much fun! My friend Tiffany and I ran the Color Me Rad 5K for the first time last month and had a blast! You start the race all clean and boring-looking in your plain white shirt (see our before picture above – upper left corner), and then throughout the next 3.1 miles you get “color bombed” as you run, until soon you’re covered in fun, bright tie-dyed colors from head to toe! Once you cross the finish line there’s a color explosion finale, and if you weren’t already coughing purple or sneezing pink, you certainly will be after that! It’s the most fun I’ve ever had running a 5K, and I’ll definitely be doing it again next year!
3. Celebrating 9 years of marriage to my handsome husband!
|G&D – 9 years and counting!|
I don’t know how this man puts up with me, but I’m ridiculously grateful that he does. I hope and pray that Kate is lucky enough to someday spend her life with someone as wonderful as her Daddy!
4. My (gulp) 15 year High School Reunion.
It’s interesting how these years tick away and yet I still look the same:
My former classmates and I got together a couple of weeks ago to celebrate growing up together, catching up on life over the past 15 years, tossing back some beers, and laughing over pictures in our old high school yearbook. Um…in case you hadn’t heard (or need the reminder) – Class of ’97 “rulz”!
5. Did someone say “Ho”?
While vacationing in Florida in September, my
Ho’s friends and I checked out this great little blues bar where we had the pleasure of hearing Wes Heath and the Whiskey Band play. They were amazing! If I lived in the Destin, FL area I’d be hunting these guys (and gal) down every weekend – ooh, they’re so good! Unfortunately, it was our last night in Florida and we had early morning planes to catch so we couldn’t stay long. As we were settling up our tabs to leave they started playing a song that I had never heard. I was mesmerized by it! It was so simple and beautiful and I wanted to bottle it up and take it home with me. I thought it might be an original song of the band’s and hoped I’d hear it again someday. Well I nearly FELL OUT when I heard it on the radio a couple of weeks ago! The song is called “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers and I instantly downloaded it on my phone.
Don’t you love it when a beautiful memory comes back into your life like that? What were some of your things loved in October?