The Rain Rolled In

I love it when it rains. I really miss it! That’s one of the things I loved living in North Carolina! The rainy season! So for those of you on the East Coast, enjoy it, while the rest of us Westerners (with the exception of maybe Washington and Oregon) have to put lotion on every five seconds.

Also, do I have a great backyard or WHAT?

Come back tomorrow for a very cute shoot where I experimented with emotions and how they translate on camera!

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Happy Memorial Day

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Hi! I’m headed up to Salt Lake for the day! Here are some lovely patriotic nails. I am so happy to be American, and to have been protected by those serving in the armed forces! I realize I’ve been putting up a lot of nail stuff, I will tone it down in the future.

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Nude & Purple Nails

I just used scotch tape and Essie’s Play Date. I love the color! Last time I did half nude nails, I used one thin coat of OPI’s Samoan Sand, but this time I didn’t. It made it easier to get a clean line with the scotch tape because I didn’t have to press the tape against my skin a bunch to take the adhesive level down (so it doesn’t tear off the other paint).

Happy Friday! I’m stuck at work all night, so you can find me on Pinterest.

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Mauve & Pink Nails

I’ve always been a bit confused about what the color “mauve” is. According to Wikipedia (because they have an article on Mauve), it can be considered a dirty pink and a shade of purple. Apparently, this particular mauve is a “mauve taupe” color.

By the way, I always thought mauve was pronounced “mahv,” but it’s a french word, so it’s actually pronounced “mohv,” like rhymes with “grove.” Silly French!

The pink on the outside is my Tropical Fiesta from Milani. I just used scotch tape. Did them at work, what’s new.

So, there you have it, a lesson on the color mauve and an interesting color combo for Spring/Summer nails. You like?

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A Party Last Friday

Oh, it was a lovely party! We played games, got to know each other so well and BEST of all, no one cried! <3 It was a dream come true!

The cupcakes were a huge success, made by the darling Meg. Seriously–they were delicious! The straws were also donated by her. Everyone kept commenting “those are the straws you see on Pinterest!”

I thought that was funny–it’s like the Internet in real LIFE!

There were virgin Pina Coladas and Strawberry Daqueries! It was delicious! We also burned strawberry shortcake scented candles. It smelled heavenly in that apartment!

This was almost every single girl that came! We had a few more that came later. This was the most girls at one time that we had, though! The best part was the photo booth that we did! Those are my favorite shots!

Enjoy! This was seriously tons of fun! These girls were awesome!

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My Favorite Shirt

I’ve discovered that this is my favorite shirt. I love it. I could wear it every day and be happy with it. It’s comfortable and cute and makes me happy. You may remember it from here. Coincidentally, these are also my favorite shorts. They are comfortable and cute and make me happy. I got them from Charlotte Russe!

Where did I get this oh-so-wonderful shirt?

Goodwill.

Oh, that’s okay, just look at the tag!

The tag is gone. GONE, I say! It’s a tragedy, because I would go buy a million of these shirts.

The photography from the party yesterday is COMING SOON! I’d say probably Monday or Tuesday.

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It’s Been a Month Already

It’s been a month since my wonderful boyfriend left for France. I can’t believe it’s been a month! I honestly don’t know what to think, I just told myself I’d write how it’s been when I reached the one month mark…now that I’m here, I don’t even know what to say!

I feel like I’ve grown a lot since the first day he was gone. It was a depressing day for more reasons than just him leaving, though.

Do I miss him? Of course. Do I wish he were here with me? Yes and no. Yes because I miss him, but no because I know he’s doing something of which only good things can come!

How’s it been for me so far? Well, I have only cried twice. It’s easier when he makes a constant effort for me to know that he loves me. It’s also easier when I know there’s no point to being sad, since it’s not like I can change the situation.

Instead, I’ve made a ton of new friends! I don’t know if it hasn’t set in yet that he’s gone (I think it has, though), but this whole waiting thing doesn’t seem that hard! It’s more of an adventure!

People always say “keep busy so you don’t think of him as often.” That’s silly to me. I like to think of him! It only makes me happy to think of him. And let’s be honest, it’s pretty ridiculous to imagine I’m going to be busy 24/7. Which is how often I think of him. Sometimes, I like to be very un-busy. I like to sit around and paint my nails and watch movies. I like to go through old photos and letters.

Does that mean I’m not living my life? Heck no! I have a WHOLE list of things to accomplish as a newly without-her-boyfriend-but-not-single lady.

I get to hear from him at least once a week. Once a week isn’t that far apart…and honestly, it’s like getting a whole novel, one chapter at a time.

I feel like it’s impossible to make others understand, especially when all my neighbors drive by and see me doing this:

Because sometimes all I do is sit on my porch and wait for the mail to come. That’s actually not true, today is the first time I did that, haha. Usually, I wait inside…which makes it better…

Sometimes, I see movies or hear songs that really make me think of him. When that happens, though, I just write him a letter or send him an email. Sometimes, if it’s really little and insignificant, I’ll send it to him as a message on Facebook, since I know he won’t see that until he gets back.

(Confession: I sometimes put the flag up even when I’m not sending him a letter so that I can just walk by my window and know if the mail has come)

The parentheses mean I’m whispering, by the way.

So if you need me, you most likely won’t be able to find me in the chair on my porch, waiting for the mail–and I think that pretty neatly sums up how my first month has been. In case that symbolism is too vague, I mean to say I think of him often, but I don’t just sit around and wait to hear from him. I’m just as happy doing other things while waiting to hear from him. Ha!

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I made chicken and it wasn’t gross!

I’m pretty proud of myself, but we really should thank the new meat thermometer I have. Haha, this doesn’t look appetizing, does it? I am telling you I can’t cook! I should just stick to photography, right? It was actually not bad! I swear! I liked it!

I’m getting better…one day, I will make cupcakes from scratch and they will also taste good! My dad helped me, so of course it was better than it would’ve been if I made it on my own.

Tomorrow is coming a pretty sentimental post…so you should come back for that. And stuff.

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Twitter

I realized today that the signature that I add to all of my posts:

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…has had the wrong Twitter link. For a long time. Which confuses me, because I thought I fixed it a LONG time ago. It was sending you all to @briterinb, which is still me, but it’s my personal Twitter. I didn’t want to spam all my friends with my blog links, so I decided to make an @LaceLollipops account. Which I’ve had for ages. And I kept getting these follows to my personal account and it confused me…so NOW, let’s be clear about something.

My Twitter is @LaceLollipops. Thank you, bye.

A Little Family

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Driving on my way to Texas Road House to meet my parents, sister and nephew for lunch!

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He’s so adorable!

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My parents are the greatest!

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Me and my lovely sister! She and her baby are taking up the whole bench…

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A Little Fun

So, um. I’m doing a photo booth on Friday for this party aaaaand I wanted to make sure my camera still worked.

That’s a lie. It’s just fun to take pictures of myself.

Plus, it helps you to take pictures of other people better! I swear, it does.

BUT, the photo booth is going to be so awesome. So is the party.

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Oh, HEY there, Monday

Dress from Charlotte Russe, Jeggings (yes, jeggings) from Old Navy, boots from Papaya.

I have officially been woken up by the greatest things the past two days. Life is pretty much awesome.

In other news, have someone take your photos that understands focus. Please. And in less harsh light. Don’t be like me.

Ready for a busy week!?? It’s coming!

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Checkerboard and Half Moon Nails

Scotch tape is your friend. I promise I’ll stop using my cell phone and start using my  real camera to take these pictures.

I love these designs! I’ve got this one right now. And as you can see, I do these at work. It’s like my hobby.

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A Photo Shoot

I did a lovely photo shoot with the even lovelier Alexis last week. It turned out wonderfully! She was really fun to shoot with. Thanks to her for giving me the opportunity to do something I really enjoy!

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