#1. ‘Red Carpet’ by Sally Henson is my favorite nail color for November! It’s a gorgeous, candy-apple red speckled with the tiniest flecks of glitter; and it’s perfect for the holiday season!! That being said, don’t be fooled by the ‘Hard as Nails’ label. I have to touch up my nails every morning, because this polish chips easy. So it’s perfect for a one-night wear or if you have time to do that quick touch-up before your day gets started. Otherwise, I’d recommend passing this one by… even if it is really pretty. 🙂
#2. My point-and-shoot camera AND my laptop both decided to die in the same week.
*Insert moment of silence for these two electronic devices that have been such a helpful part of my life over the past three years*
I tried not to panic, but not having a laptop meant using the much slower computer in the bedroom (which won’t be at all convenient once the baby arrives). And, well, I don’t need to tell you what not having a camera would mean. Because of this blog, I use my camera every day, several times a day (which is probably why it only lasted as long as it did). AND I’m still learning how to use my large, manual camera; so I was instantly afraid that not having a small, point-and-shoot camera would mean less baby pictures, once Brady arrives.
I convinced myself that it would totally be okay, but Nate instantly went online and found me a refurbished laptop (which is coming in the mail) and a point-and-shoot camera (which arrived just the other day). He said that he understands that catching up on my favorite blogs, blogging, and photography will be major hobbies of mine in December when I’m home recovering with the baby. I was left completely overwhelmed that he knew this without my having to say so.
He is seriously SO good to me!
So far, the Canon ELPH 150 IS is a lot more complicated to use than my other camera was (may it rest in peace). I actually had to read the user-manual for this one and am still figuring it out (in order to know which functions to choose for the appropriate lighting / setting). But I’m pretty sure that – in the end – the quality of photo’s will be just as good, so the $120 on Amazon was well-spent!
#3. I am addicted to homemade gingerbread cookies! I made a batch with my sister last weekend, and then baked a whole new set this week so that I could freeze them to enjoy after the baby arrives. 🙂 They have the perfect crunch and blend of holiday spices to hit the sweet tooth without feeling too heavy.
#4. I did it! I finished reading baby book # 3!!! 🙂
You know what that means? I’m officially ready for baby Brady to arrive, whenever he decides that he’s ready!
#5. Coffee shops are coming out with their holiday beverages and hot chocolates. It makes me possibility giddy with happiness! 🙂
#6. I was starting to get pretty tired of wearing the same maternity outfits, so I was beyond thrilled to discover that a few of my sweater dresses (which aren’t maternity) are stretchy enough to fit! Granted, they look more like long sweaters than dresses, thanks to my rolly-polly baby belly. 😉
BUT they fit, and that’s all that matters! Ha, ha.
#7. How funny is this hand-towel? And maybe a bit true? 😉
Have a GREAT Monday, my friends!!