7.29.2014

Velvetfrogg.com...

Is my new domain. It's not set up yet because I can't figure some stuff out. I don't know how to edit the DNS settings. Whatever. I'll try it again tomorrow after work. But either way, I'm excited that I purchased a domain name!!!!!

Laundry jar.

I was able to buy 4 bags of ALL detergent pouches for really cheap. On clearance and discount and coupons!! I think I paid $2 or less for them. I might have used Catalina coupons too. Well anyways. I wanted a pretty way to store them and then I could keep the pouch in the barn. 



It doesn't look really pretty at night. Lol. But it looks prettier than the pouches be in the room. I might get something to tie around it or glue something. I could glue all sorts of nail studs to it. Lol

7.26.2014

Hopefully this is the before!

There's a small section of wall between the door and the closet. Right now J's dad has 2 things hanging there but I want to take them down and hang 2 things there. Here's the before.


And I want to hang up the key from Busch Gardens and the key hook I have had for several years. I bought it at Pier One around 2008 or 2009. 

Here's the key hook. 


And I want to hang them up on the wall like this. 

The Busch Gardens key won't fit in that space straight across. If it goes on that wall, it has to be angled like that. 

The pictures are horrible because I took them last night with my phone. And our lighting situation is horrible! I love using the word horrible. Lol. 



Hhhmmm. First Busch Gardens trip and a bonus round of random thoughts at the end.

I just looked and I don't think I ever wrote about our first trip to Busch Gardens. 

Lol, I'm horrible! 

We went in May right after my birthday. May 24th? That was the day we got our 1 year passport that I mentioned in my last post. It was one of my birthday presents and we did the monthly payments for that so it's $25 a month I think or $27. I can't remember. Less than $30 lol. 

Here's a picture of the tiger exhibit with no tigers. 

It was a super hot day so the animals seemed to all be "missing" but I guess they were all just hiding from the sun. But not us. 

I look awful. And why can't I not do anything weird with my head? I always look awkward. 

That's a little better but also a little blurry. 

Then we saw some animals. Turtles, flamingos, kangaroos and koi fish. 



The item I bought that time was a "giant" skeleton key. It's about 12 inches long I think? 15? I'm horrible at estimating measurements. I thought I had a picture of it but I guess I don't. So I just took a picture. 

It doesn't have any hooks in the back to hang on the wall but J says fence staples would work. They're silver so I'd have to paint them to match. I have some nail polish that would sort of match. The staples are silver so anything would be better even if it wasn't an exact match. 

We only rode 1 ride that time but I can't remember the name of that ride. It was a roller coaster though. I'll try to post something tomorrow and I'm going to try harder to post on a schedule. 

For right now though, I need to take a shower and go to sleep. We're off work tomorrow and stayed up late tonight. So we'll probably sleep in. And then do nothing. I need to work on laundry. I need to wash my rugs! And buy a belt for our vacuum so I can use it again. I also need to clean it out. I thought I did that when we moved in but I saw it in the garage full of dirt so I guess I didn't. I might buy a replacement filter too so that I can wash it and put a clean in then and be able to use it next time without worrying about the filter being dry yet. If I can get the vacuum to working properly again, then I can vacuum the rugs and not have to wash them as often. Well I hope that theory works. Lol. Kreasy lays on the rug by my side of the bed and so it gets covered in his dog hair. I flip it over and repeat. Then I switch it out for a cleaner rug and we repeat. So now all the rugs are covered in hair on both sides and no matter how much I shake them out, it doesn't help.



But how do I say no to that? He gets scared and lays on the floor next to the bed. Sometimes he goes in the closet on his side where "his" quilts are. They're "his" quilts because they're also covered in dog hair and need to be washed.
 
Okay my random thoughts are over. Time to really take a shower.

Busch Gardens.

On July 9th, we decided we would go to Busch Gardens the next day. So we woke up on July 10th and went to Busch Gardens! We have their 1 year passport and love it. Well I do. It gives us free parking (which I think is $17 now) and a discount on anything you buy. Well maybe not alcohol. Lol. We had to pay parking the first time in May because we purchased our passports that day but now we enjoy the free parking. 

Once again, we only rode one ride. We figure we'll ride all the rides by the end of our year. Lol. This time we rode the water ride, Congo River Rapids and got soaked. Then it started pouring down rain so it didn't really matter. We were going to watch the elephant show and even got there early so we could be first but after the rain, they didn't come out. It had stopped raining by the time of the show's start time but I guess there was still some nearby lightening and that they can't come out until the lightening has passed. So next time we go, we're going to try to watch the elephant show! 

Here's a few pictures of the animals I took this time. 

I tried getting a picture of the cougar because he (she?) has a tail like Binx and Sylar... But he kept wanting to walk out of my picture. So here's a picture of his tail. Lol. Which is what I wanted so I guess it's okay. 
I walked away and went past another window and was able to get a full body picture. 

And here's where the elephant show should have been. It was all set up too! 

Now for some otters. 

You can kind of see the otters. Lol. The one in that last picture was hard to photograph because it kept swimming in circles. I love the otters though and could just stand there for hours watching them swim and play. My dad used to take me to the Dreher Park zoo (it has a different name now, Palm Beach Zoo) and we would stand there watching the otters for quite a while. We stood at their exhibit the longest every time. This reminds me I need to email my dad back and I can also send him otter pictures! 


There are a few stores there that I really love. Xcursions, Nature's Kingdom and Painted Camel Bazaar are my current favorites. Since we get free parking and aren't buying a ticket every time, I let myself buy a "souvenir" each time. A few years ago I bought an ornament that had the year on it. I found a picture of it on my phone!! I also have a few other pictures from that day on my phone but I'll put them a separate post because there's probably too many pictures in this post already.  

My new "thing" right now is I have to all the things in the world that has a jellyfish on it. Why? Because J called me a jellyfish a few months ago and I loved it so now I'm his jellyfish and I need all the things. Soooo when I saw this... 

I had to have it. It's a glass jellyfish. And is green. aaaaaaand it glows in the dark. There were other colors and they came in 2 sizes. Small and large? Lol. This was the small one and there and there was a large one in pink and I looked all over for a small pink one and didn't see it. So I went with green over the other colors. Theeeeeen we went in another store and they had a small pink one. J told me to buy it but I didn't want to spend the money. My mental limit for what I can spend isn't more than what we save on parking. So $17 roughly. But I did buy something else that day. So I think I spent $30? I bought a key charm for my necklace. The top part is a mood (like a mood ring!) heart. I figure next time we go, I'll buy the pink one if they still have it. 

We went home after that. I think next time we go, we might start buying Christmas gifts. There's a few things we have our eye on for family. 

Maybe next time we'll ride 2 rides. 

7.19.2014

Sleepy.

I am sleepy right now and so I can't put together a decent post full of photos and writings about nothing. But here's a picture of what I've been working on tonight. 


And I'll have a review of Essie Good to Go top coat and to see how it compares with seche vite. 

I'll also post about the Busch Gardens trip we took, the dentist and how many different toothbrushes, toothpastes I have to carry around with me and how many times I have to brush my teeth in a day now. 

7.14.2014

Pretty pictures.

We saw a double rainbow this past week one day. I think Monday? (The 7th)
On Sunday I broke down and got a fountain Mountain Dew from Buffalo Wild Wings. It was 
amazing. (The 6th)


Here's some pictures from my trip to hobby lobby. Fabrics for my mom to maybe buy.


Here's a hook I bought for her shop. My idea is to hang it on a piece of wood and then hang the bags from it.  At least then it could be carried around to different places that you want to photograph it at. I haven't decided what the fake wall will be made out of or look like yet. 

Does anyone want to buy my car? It's still pretty.




7.10.2014

Phone calls and a cavity.

I've made 2 phone calls in the past week! I had to call my doctor to find out when my next appointment was and then I called back a few days later to reschedule my appointment. So now I have 2 appointments on the same day in August. Sigh. I need to also make an appointment with a dentist. I guess I'll go to the same dentist I went to in 2012(?) in Fort Myers. I was on a new medicine and it messed with my gums really bad. I stopped taking the medicine in June and my gums are slowly going back to normal. But I think my teeth shifted during all that and now I think I have a cavity. Which would be my first one in 20 years or more. The only cavity I've ever had was in a baby tooth and they didn't do anything. It was loose already and I think they went ahead and pulled it while I was at the orthodontist or maybe they just let it fall out on its own. I kept the tooth and didn't put it under my pillow. It's in a jewelry box somewhere. Lol. I had 2 teeth pulled when I was about 13 to make more room in my mouth for my teeth. I don't have enough room in my gums for all my teeth so they're completely overcrowded. And with the ehlers danlos syndrome, my teeth shift all the time anyways. So when the medicine really messed them up, my teeth just get pushed out of place. I was supposed to have 4 teeth pulled when I was 13 but it really freaked me out that they wanted to pull perfectly healthy teeth so I only let them do 2. I should have listened to them and had them do all 4. I don't know now if I made the right choice because my teeth are still messed up after having braces for 8 years. Part of that though is I had to stop wearing my retainers after a few months. Or a few weeks, don't really remember. But they stopped fitting me and my parents didn't take me back to have them redone. Plus my wisdom teeth are impacted. They don't bother me though and my mom's dentist said that if they don't hurt me then don't have them pulled. Let them stay where they are. I am so terrified of the dentist. I didn't go from the age of 16 to 29 or 30. I guess I was 29 and it was in 2011 that I went. It was!! I thought I first got my insurance in 2012 but it was in 2011. I went twice in 2011, once in 2012 and once in 2013. I was supposed to go in November 2013 but because of what happened to me in November I never went and never rescheduled. As long as there's no problems, I don't mind the cleanings. But I'm afraid that they'll find something and I'll need a filling or something else. And I'm terrified of needles in my mouth. If I have a cavity now, I'm going to need to be put under. I'll also see if I should have any teeth pulled (like the 2 that should have been done when I was 13) and just have it done at once. I want to get braces again and I'm sure the orthodontist will tell me to get the teeth pulled first. Maybe even have my wisdom teeth taken out. Aaaaaahhhh. It's all so scary. I need to go to sleep.

7.07.2014

Random Monday Photos.

Here are some random photos. I've been trying to help my mom with ideas for her embroidery shop so I have a bunch of screen shots and photos on my iPad so here's a few of them. 


Here's a photo of the ducks "attacking" me at work. 
Kreasy has a bed in the closet now. It all started because he needed a place to hide during a thunderstorm. Now he loves sleeping in there even if there is no storm. The first picture is the first night he went in there, during a storm. The second picture is from last night when he was just in there to be in there.

7.06.2014

Sunday goals.

I haven't done a weekly goal list in a while so tonight, I thought that I should do that. I was mentally going through what I needed to do when I reminded myself of the Sunday goals.

-Remove my nail polish Monday before work and use just the OPI Nail Envy. My left thumb nail was breaking at the sides and I almost caught it and ripped it off a few times today. So I finally cut it off. I don't like short nails and dark colors. And the thumb nail is too short, it's below the end of my finger. And I am totally thinking about it right now and it's driving me bonkers. 

-Call the dentist. Get the number before I go to sleep and save it so I actually do this.

-Call my PCP and try to get a late morning or early afternoon appointment on August 26th. Same thing  with getting the phone number.

-Look up blood work place and make sure it's covered by my insurance. Get blood work done on Thursday if the new place is covered otherwise go back to LabCorp.

-Finish my book finally. It's only taken me over a month. 

-Start a new book but not the 2nd one in this series. Lol.

-Wash the other sheet and change it. The clean sheet is already covered in dog hair. Apparently it hid the dog hair even though it's a light color sheet!!! This white one though is driving me batty. 

-What else can I put on here? 

-Come up with ideas for my mom.

-Sweep the floor, maybe mop it. Shake out the rugs and wash 2 of them. Maybe 4. 

-Wash J's blanket and pillowcases. Plus my green blanket. I wasn't very nice and only washed my pillowcases and 1 of my blankets. But to be fair, I did wash his jeans and they're even dry for him for tomorrow. 

-Oh yeah put the clean laundry away. 

-Stop typing right now and read some of my book. Or email my mom the ideas I have in my head right now. I will probably not look up the dentist phone number tonight. I will probably just read until I fall asleep. What time do I work tomorrow? 1pm. I can totally sleep in. I just took a 3rd gabapentin just so I can fall back to sleep in the morning when he goes to work and so I can sleep past 10am. Several days this week J has woke me up around 10am and this drives me coo coo. If I wake up before that on my own it's okay. If I wake up by an alarm I set before that, that will probably be okay. I prefer the waking up on my own thing and between 10 and 11 is when it usually happens. So when he wakes me up by opening/closing the bedroom door a few times and then practically jumping up and down on the bed and turning the tv/xbox on because he's going to watch tv now apparently. Plus he's been playing this new 3DS game and it's annoyingly loud and tonight it made me want to my ears out. He doesn't ask me if it's okay to do this stuff. He just does it. When I've woken up before him, I usually either read or play on the iPad and if I really want to watch a DVD then I ask him if it'll bother him. The answer is no it won't, are you sure? I can wait til you're awake, no it's fine. So I'll watch something. Sometimes. But I always ask!

7.05.2014

Phew.

I was nervous about telling everyone about this place but so far I haven't crawled into a hole to hide. J's 10 year high school reunion is next Saturday. I wasn't sure what I was going to wear and bought some short heels the other night at Target. There were another pair I wanted way more but they had a much longer heel on them and I can barely walk in sneakers so I decided to be safe and go with the much shorter ones. I have a black and white dress I bought about 6 years ago and never wore and was going to finally wear it but eeeehhh.... We went to Kohl's today and I looked at stuff there and bought a black skirt and a red sleeveless blouse. Here's a picture of me trying it on.
Here's the back. 


And here's the whole outfit. 


I cropped my head out. Lol. J's school color was red (and black?) so he's wearing a red tie and black shirt and pants. So now I'll match him. The only thing I'm excited about is painting my nails to match!!! I'll do red and black and try to do some sort of nail art. It's been so long since I've done any sort of nail art. I don't have as much room now so I end up just painting them now. But I'll try to do something for Saturday. We went to Big Lots too today but they didn't have any of the polishes I wanted to look at. http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2014/07/new-big-lots-and-dollar-tree-sightings.html#more

Oh well that's probably a good thing. I need to rearrange my nail polish helmer. Some drawers are full whereas others barely have anything in them. I have 6 drawers for nail polish and the other helmer is nail supplies and other random things that I need to put somewhere. Like sunscreen. I have that in there. 

I just bought some cosmetic wedges so that I can finally try my hand at gradients. http://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/04/gradient-nails-picture-tutorial.html
http://www.makeupwithdrawal.com/2012/04/tutorial-easy-sponge-gradient.html

I will also one day try water marbling. But both techniques are messy so they've never been high on my list of things to try. I don't even bother with regular clean up so yeah. 

I better go. I need to see if the washer is done and then if it is... I gotta paint my nails. I'm going to use Zoya's Mimi!