Marsala – The color of the year!

Did you know there is a color of the year? Well there is! Each year the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that is forecast to be popular by designers and consumers alike for the next 12 months. This year they have chosen the color Marsala. The name comes from a fortified wine in the same hue with red-brown roots. According to Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone, “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth”.

ColorOfTheYearMarsalaOne of the things I love about Jamberry is their attention to fashion and trends. To prove this, they have already come out with SIX new nail wraps featuring Marsala. With all of the pairing options available everyone is sure to find one just their style AND keep up with the latest trends. All for under $3 a manicure!

That sounds like a commercial. And, partly, it is. But, mostly, it is my excitement for the Jamberry product coming out.

I have never been able to keep up on fashion with my nails. They are too soft for polish (sounds weird, but they grow bent because they are so weak and that causes polish to crack on the nail), and I refused to make them weaker/worse by covering them with false nails. I love pedicures! I would always decline their offer for the add-on manicure. Now… I get a new manicure EVERY WEEK for under $3 each!! I love it! If you have any questions regarding Jamberry nail wraps, please let me know. It might be just what you are looking for, too!



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The new lazy

My hours have been cut back to 40/week max. There’s less stress, but working on California time means I’m often getting into a groove or being pinged by users late in my day. That frequently means 9, 10 or even 12 hour days Monday – Thursday with short hours on Friday. I like short hours on Friday. But my brain (and low back) decides after 10-12 hours of sitting at my desk working that it has had enough.

I want to read. I want to write. I want to promote my new Jamberry Nail Wrap business.

But all I find myself doing is Trivia Crack. Or Farm Heroes Saga. Or Candy Crush. Maybe someone has posted something new on Facebook… All from my phone or tablet on the couch or even in bed.

Part of it is work overload on my brain. Part of it is how horribly my low back and hip hurt. (I have terrible posture sitting at my desk, and when I’m there for 12+ hours a day it is doing a number on my body.) And part of it is pure laziness.

Tonight is supposed to be date night. (Yes, The Man and I have a Wednesday night date night every week. Mostly because he has dart league in the winter and golf league in the summer so he/we are out anyway.) But tonight he is sick. Home in bed on antibiotics. So there is no date night. And really, I’ve had a cold all week and I’m not that broken up about it. But my brain and body are used to a fairly early end to the work day on Wednesday, and then some sort of activity. So I made myself walk to my new exercise DVD. And then my back/hip, which I just had put back into place at the chiropractor yesterday started screaming at me. So I sat on my really good desk chair (with good posture!) where the lumbar support could ease the pain rather than crashing on the couch. And instead of perusing Facebook again, I opened WordPress.

And 340+ words later, the endorphin rush of exercise has combined with the relaxation I feel when I pull words out of my brain and put them to “paper”. My hip is quiet. I haven’t coughed in half an hour or so. This is good.

Maybe if I can hold on to this feeling, I can make this choice a little more often.

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New adventures

So I posted a couple weeks ago that I have been thinking about writing and getting back to regular posts. And then I actually posted a couple of times… Go me! Way to follow through!

And then I signed up to be an Independent Consultant for Jamberry! I couldn’t wait to tell you all about the awesome nail wraps and nail care items that are available through my website:!

And then I got sick. Very very sick. I didn’t get off the couch for two full days. After a week of fever, coughing, headaches, ear congestion and chest pressure that nothing I tried over the counter would even touch I gave in and went to the local urgent care. Where, after listing my symptoms, I had to confirm that I hadn’t ALSO been out of the country in the last 30 days… 10 times. If I was going to be an Ebola candidate, they were going to know it! The doctor took one glance into my right ear and declared it “very bad”. A look into the other ear and my mouth confirmed bilateral ear infections, a sinus infection and likely strep (we didn’t do the strep test because she was putting me on antibiotics anyway). I am now half way through the course of antibiotics proscribed and am barely feeling human. My goal is to be WELL by Thanksgiving. I do NOT want this crud interfering with my yummy turkey day dinner OR my Black Friday shopping!

I will be posting more about Jamberry in the next few days, but here is a glance at some of the great offers for Black Friday/Cyber Monday (the whole weekend!).

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Excercise your right

I voted today. I hope you did too. There were several referendums on my ballot today along with several instances of 3rd party candidates. Not too shabby for a small town in middle America.

Enjoy your “I Voted” sticker. I know I am!


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Thousand Word Thursday



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Bubbling up from the depths

I was shocked to realize it has been almost two years since I posted on this blog. So much has happened in that time.

I took a new job.

Princess girl has successfully gone off to college.

The Man and I are getting ready to celebrate 2 years together.

I’ve been reading again.

I’ve started thinking about writing again.

It will not be another 20+ months before I post again.

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Why’s It Weird That Lena Dunham Would Sleep With Patrick Wilson, But Normal To See Schlubs With Babes?

pI don’t remotely agree with my sometimes-Slate colleagues David Haglund and Daniel Engber that this week’s episode of Girls, in which Hannah hooks up with a handsome doctor whose trash cans she’s been misusing, was “the worst episode of Girls ever.” But something that the two of them said that struck me as particularly truthful […]/p

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