Happy Mani…Wednesday? I didn’t have a chance to post this until today and I wanted to put up something this week, so here it is. To be honest, my nails are bare right now because I’ve been baking all week and nothing can withstand the furor of baking! J But, I started out the week with 2 shades that I got from an HSN set. Both are from Deborah Lippmann. The navy base color is called “Rolling in the Deep” (2 coats) and then I topped it with one coat of the most gorgeous of blue glitters called “Va Va Voom.” There’s nothing particularly special about “Rolling in the Deep,” but it served it’s function as a nice base for the glitter shade. “Va Va Voom” on the other hand is yet another glitter masterpiece from Deborah Lippmann. She really does glitter like no one else. Anyway, “Va Va Voom” has a very sheer navy base with tons of deep blue glitter hexagons in a variety of blue shades. It’s stunning! As per usual these days, my pictures don’t really do it justice. I just love the 3D quality Deborah Lippmann’s glitter polishes have. They’re so beautiful and rather unique in the nail polish world.
On a random note, I’m in full swing prep mode for Thanksgiving right now. I started baking on Monday (hoping those pies aren’t stale by tomorrow!) and haven’t really stopped since. Well, I’ve run about 20 billion errands as well, mainly to grocery stores with one unsuccessful hunt for a mini maple leaf cookie cutter. I’m actually rather proud of my organizing skills so far because I planned ahead, wrote it out and am actually following my plans! J
I’m basically just making desserts because I love baking. Case in point, there are 5 people attending and I’ve made 3 different desserts! So far I’ve baked mini Dutch Apple Pies (my Grandma’s famous recipe modified slightly to muffin tin size), I made the classic Pumpkin Pie because it’s just not Thanksgiving without one, and super early this morning I made some kind of Pumpkin Crumble Lava Cake recipe that I found on Pinterest (check it out here) and it looks delicious! J I’ve also made a Smoked Gouda Pumpkin Cheese Dip and a Fluffy Pumpkin Dip (basically Cool Whip and Pumpkin Pie spices). Currently I’m on my second attempt for the Cheesecake Factory-like bread. I’ve made it a few times before with no trouble, but this time I keep screwing up! I blame it on my sleepless delirium. Tomorrow comes a crack at Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, my Tofurkey (everyone else is eating turkey) and I think that’s about it. It’s been a lot of work on my part and no one expects anything special, but I enjoy at least trying to make dinner special.
So that’s been my week so far and I hope you understand why I haven’t been posting. There have also been a few medical mishaps in the family that are adding to the chaos, but things seem to be getting better. If I get any pictures taken tomorrow, I may share them…at least of me. Not sure everyone else wants to be online! J I found an overly fancy dress and will undoubtedly be way overdressed, but I don’t care. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, I made a Pinterest board with any and all things related to this Thanksgiving – recipes and clothing – if you’d like to check it out. You can find it here. I think that’s going to be it from me for now.
Thank you so much for being patient with me and I hope to be back soon!!! And of course to my fellow Americans, I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable Thanksgiving. I’d love to know what some of you are doing!