The Best Review

I’ve been pretty exhausted and crappy feeling this week so I don’t have a list of awesome or terrible things to share, so I’m just going to post about one thing: the best person in the world, my husband Taylor.

Anniversary Flowers

It was our 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday, although we didn’t do anything fancy to celebrate. I had given him his (top-secret) gift early (I’m bad at keeping secrets) and he brought me home flowers. He apologized that they weren’t my favourite kind, but you know what? They are. My favourite kind of flowers are the flowers he gave me (also tulips and hydrangeas, but that’s beside the point).

Wedding of the Century

I could write up a huge post about all the kind things he does and how sweet and handsome and funny and handsome and tall and smart and handsome he is, but if you want to read that stuff you can just check out the Tanie + Taylor page. As for me, I’m just happy he’s mine 🙂

Manicure Monday

Just so you know, this week’s Monday falls on Tuesday.

Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Big Money

Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Big Money*
I’d apologize for having dry skin on my thumb but I have a job where I have to wash my hands 350 million times a day and also I don’t care. Neither does Georgie.

Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Big Money + Georgie
Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Big Money + Georgie

She’s so kissy! Anyway I think this colour (pale gold & purple glitter) is the most popular colour in the Gem Crush line, based on reviews I’ve read online and the fact that it sold out in many of the stores I frequent. I was going to put it over a plain metallic gold (you know how I feel about glitter polishes over naked nails) but I forgot and besides, with three coats it actually gets really good coverage!

*I painted these nails a few days after being introduced to the wonder and the mystery that is Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo western, Big Money Rustlas, and now that’s all I can think about.

Can’t Take a Picture

Yesterday I finally re-coloured my super faded hair. This time I started with the crown instead of the bottom layers, and since my roots are like five inches long I didn’t bother putting dye on them, and it was way easier, way faster and way less messy! I still ende dup with blue hands and a green neck though.

Hair Re-Do

When I was taking a picture of it Sym wandered over and I asked her if she wanted to take a picture with me. She said yes. What she meant was she would take some crazy pictures and then switch the camera to video mode, but I got my revenge. Through TICKLING.

Symmie Mommy Time
Symmie Mommy Time
Symmie Mommy Time

Good Reviews/Bad Reviews

Kind of a small post this week since I’ve been incapacitated but illness & infirmity for the last couple days.

The Good

Oregon Tails’ Flickr Page

My friend Lindsey introduced me to this dog walking service called Oregon Tails. She used to use them for her beautiful dog Cooper (pictured above) and they have a photostream with like, THREE THOUSAND pictures of dogs playing and having fun adventures. If you are like me and love dogs more than almost anything then this is the photostream for you. I mean,

Chasing Loolah, as always:)


Zuny Animals
idk why I love these dumb things so much, but every time I go to the store that carries them I end up goofing out over them. One time they had a unicorn and I didn’t buy it and I have regretted it ever since. Last weekend I found a bunch of them on clearance for 75% off so I bought 2 sizes of deers- a bookend and a paperweight.

Zuny Deer

Not sure what I’m gonna do with them yet but that’s okay.

Summertime Sadness

Is everyone over Lana Del Rey now? Well I’m not, I love her and I don’t care who knows it. This song in particular is my f a v o u r i t e, I think I listen to it about fifty times a day.

The Bad

The Migraine I Got Last Night After My Shower
Like, really? Like the mystery food poisoning-like illness I had midweek wasn’t enough, I had to have a migraine as well? Completely NOT COOL, brain.

Sick Day

Closed Due To Illnes!

I don’t often take unscheduled days off work. I can’t even remember the last time I did, maybe when Sym was in the second or third grade? It’s definitely been a couple of years.

I always feel bad about inconveniencing all my clients, so I have to be REALLY sick to call off. Last night at 2am when I was sweating and crying on the bathroom floor and trying not to throw up all over myself I decided this was one of those times. I had all my clients’ numbers in my phone, so I texted them all not to come in and went back to bed. I didn’t hear back from a couple of them before opening time so I asked Sym to make the above sign for the door and spent the day with my book and my sick day bff, this little fuzzy dog who never left my side.

Sick Day

Sym made little crafts to cheer me up and Taylor brought me ginger ale and I’m already feeling much better.

Manicure Monday

Essie in Mezmerised
Essie in Mezmerised

My last nails were so much work that I decided to keep it simple this week with just a pretty, deep blue. I wish I’d done a matte topcoat on this instead though!

Good Reviews/Bad Reviews

The Good

This Print from Bikeparts on Etsy

I saw this on etsy’s front page last night and bought it IMMEDIATELY because it is the greatest thing I have ever seen. A BEAR EATING LITTLE FRENCH BABIES????? Amazing, I can’t wait to get this!

Buying Korean Skincare Products on Ebay

Ciracle & BBCream

Why are Korean skincare products so fun and amazing? (I’m sure products from other countries in Asia are great as well, I’ve only bought Korean ones though.) So far I’ve tried Ciracle Good-Bye Blackhead, which I LOVE. It’s these little sheets filled with plant extracts and magic that suck all the gunk out of your pores (be careful if you look it up, there are lots before and after pics of pore gunk). Last night I got some Skin79 BBCream in the mail. I don’t know if I love it yet, because it’s on my face for the very first time right now, but 99% of the people I know who’ve used it love it, so here’s hoping!

The sellers I’ve ordered from are jbcommerce2002 and Both are top-rated sellers with great feedback and offer free or very cheap shipping. The products arrived WAY faster than expected- they were both supposed to take about three weeks to get here and arrived in about a week.

Dog Bellies

Fuzzy Belly Georgie

No explanation required.

The Bad

The Addition of the Character Luke Granby to Up All Night

GTFO Luke Granby

I love this show. Everyone I know loves this show and if they are in a relationship they love to say “omg, we are SO Chris and Reagan,” (unless they are like Gene and Terry, in which case gtfo). However, one of the things I loved most about it was the fact that Reagan’s work environment was a LADY environment: Reagan, Ava and Missy are all great female characters that work together without competing against one another, and Reagan was the boss. But last week they suddenly and unexpectedly and in my opinion detrimentally introduced this new male character? Who is their boss now? WHAT IN THE HELL????? Why can’t a WOMAN just be in charge? Why do they need this male overlord? Ugh I just feel like the network decided Will Arnett’s SAHD (stay-at-home dad) character wasn’t manly enough or something and decided to cram this completely unnecessary and unwanted strong male leader type into the cast, ruining the dynamic. RUINING IT.

Men’s Reactions to International Women’s Day
As I’m sure you all know, yesterday was International Women’s Day. You would think that on this day, men could take five seconds to appreciate the women in their lives: moms, wives, girlfriends, daughters, friends, coworkers, bosses, employees, politicians even! But instead all I saw all over the internet were disgusting displays of whining (about how why don’t men get a day of celebration, like COME ON) and unfunny “jokes” about how women should get back in the kitchen, do the dishes, make them a sandwich or just stop wearing clothes. Like, really? Are men so insecure about their VERY SECURE place in the world and society that when faced with a single day of appreciate women all they can think to do is act like babies and dredge up insulting sexist stereotypes? News flash: your misogyny is showing, and it’s not cute. Also, this:


But fear not, men! I’ve decided there should be a day to celebrate you, so here it is: from now on March 9th will officially be known as International Men Are Disgusting Day. Congratulations! All you hard work has finally paid off!

Drinking Dawn

This past weekend I got to indulge in one of my all-time favourite activities: DRUNK TWILIGHT MOVIE NIGHT. This has been a tradition in my house since we first watched Twilight in ten fuzzy parts on youtube (superbusyhospital ring a bell for anyone else?), and continued with New Moon, although we totally skipped Eclipse (oopsies). But after hearing from numerous sources that Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was the funniest movie of 2011 I knew it wasn’t to be missed, and if amazing fan-made posters like these were any indication I was in for a real treat.

Breaking Dawn Posters
They tell a story!
1 2 3 4

After watching it all I can say is wow. WOW. wow. It was so dumb! And boring! Like you would think in a movie where a girl bangs a vampire and gets pregnant with his freaky vampire baby something would happen, but NOTHING HAPPENS. I live tweeted my reactions to the whole movie and normally when I try to live tweet something I lose interest after about twenty minutes because I’d rather watch it than tweet about it. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE THIS TIME.

Breaking Dawn Tweets
I can’t decide if this was my finest moment or my hitting rock bottom.

It’s been suggested to me that I should do this (live tweet a terrible movie) every week but I don’t think I (or my liver) can handle this sort of emotional intensity. UNTIL PART TWO!


Manicure Monday

Pink & Blue Glitter Nails

on Sym:
Sally Hansen Fuchsia Power & Blue Me Away!
Sinful Colors Frenzy

Purple Glitter/Purple Flower Nails

on me:
Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled, Lacey Lilac, Lavender Cloud, Green With Envy
Nicole by OPI Virtuous Violet
OPI Planks a Lot

Sym and I got the Sally Hansen Gem Crush Be-Jeweled on Saturday and I really wanted to try it out! We both put it on our toes- Sym over bare nails and myself over Lacy Lilac (like on my fingernails). It looks quite pretty by itself but like most clear-based glitter polishes, I prefer it over a matching colour.

Can I just say again how proud I am of Sym for quitting her nail-chewing habit? A couple of months ago her nails were bitten down to nubs and this weekend I actually had to cut them because they were so long they looked creepy and inappropriate on a fifth-grader.

Good Reviews


Taylor and I went and saw this movie last weekend and OH MY GOD I just loved it. I laughed so hard I think I might have actually peed a little, and I can’t wait until it comes out of blu-ray so I can buy it and watch it again and again and again, possibly while drunk. Basically if you like Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston or Wet Hot American Summer you should see this movie as soon as possible, and if you don’t like any of those things then frankly, I don’t want to be your friend and why are you even reading this blog anyway?

Jezzy Belle’s Vintage

This is my friend Deborah’s vintage etsy shop and she has so many great clothes, including a plus-size section, and everything is on sale right now so you should definitely check it out!

CHIA Seed Bread from Cob’s Breads


When Sym was a kid her dad would only buy white bread so now it’s a HUGE struggle to get her to eat any other kind of bread. I love this chia seed bread from Cob’s because even though it’s still white bread (I’ve bought the whole wheat kind before and it was NO DICE with Sym) I at least feel like she’s getting some nutrition from it.

Good Bad TV Shows

Good Bad Tv

I watch plenty of good TV shows, but it’s nice to have some guilty pleasure shows that are cheesy and ridiculous. Right now I’m loving Ringer and Grimm, and although I just started watching The Secret Circle I have high hopes for it.