Go Buckeyes!

Ohio State Football is on today! I've never done buckeye nails before and so I thought now would be a good time. I love doing red nails and I jazzed then up with an Ohio State "O"....go BUCKEYES!!


If you know me, this post is rather humorous because I'm not a football fan. Sure, I'll watch a game if I have to but you won't catch me rooting on a football game by myself. Even so, there's an Eagles game against the Redskins tonight and I wanted to sport festive fingers for my "home team." Also, I think I'll celebrate with some cheese, crackers, and pepperoni.
I didn't have a football color brown so I mixed OPI Holiday Glow and China Glaze Chocodisiac. To make the turf I sponged Zoya Verushka over China Glaze Tree Hugger.

Ut-oh, who is a MOH?!

In case anyone is still unaware, my older sister is engaged and will be getting married in 2015 (as blogged about so far here, here, and here). Well, I have been asked to be her "MOH"...Maid of Honor!! I'm so excited =) I had been campaigning pretty hard (just kidding) and she finally asked me when I was home over Labor Day weekend! Wahoo! She always does things in style so she had created a little package (the wrapping is the black and white sheet behind the blue glitter photo book) to ask me. The card asked me to be her Maid of Honor and then the other things were little goodies: a tiny bottle of champagne (which we'll pop next time she's over), a photo book filled with some preliminary wedding info, a beautiful book on Paris that she bought the day they got engaged in New York, and a nail polish (how perfect?!) in a shade she's considering for her bridesmaids gowns. Naturally, a manicure was in store!

Also, because you can't really see the polish in the picture (it looks a lot more blue than gray in the photo) here is a closer look:
See? Much less blue.

Hooray! Happy Back to School!

By this point in September, I think all students have returned to the hallowed halls of learning. I've been back for three weeks, my brother has been back for two weeks, and my mom (4th grade teacher) just started classes today. Last time I was home she asked me to help her set up her room and decorate her boards. She had this adorable Scrabble Welcome To Our Class Mini Bulletin Board Set but she thought it lacked that "wow" factor that really spices up the back-to-school boards and makes all the other teachers jealous. Enter little old me, creativity-lover, scrabble-boss, and crafty idea-maker. I agreed the Scrabble set wasn't enough so we quickly hatched a plan for *drumroll please* a STUDENT NAME SCRABBLE WALL-BOARD! Oh yes. My mom has 31 students in her homeroom this year (wow!) and so I graphed how all her students' names could fit together a la scrabble. We created 147 individual tiles, stenciled each letter and a point value onto them, and made it awesome:
Sorry for the angle! It was so large my phone couldn't capture the entire thing! 

As with anything, I felt a manicure was in order! Some scrabble tile nails:
I sooo hope a teacher sees this post and will use the idea for their own boards at some point!

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