Apr 11, 2011

Absurd Monday euphoria happening...

Hey! I'm not feeling as crabby as I usually do on Mondays. Why? 3 Reasons...

1. I had an AWESOME weekend. I ventured to the wild west Texas for one of my best buddies' weddings. The whole event was flawless, I can't think of a thing I'd do differently if it were my own special day. Also, my friend was as happy and in love as I'd ever seen her, which is EXACTLY how things should be. I actually left the event with a renewed fervor to find the thing that makes me most happy in life. (weird, and SO not like me.)

2. Creamy Lemon Bars! I made these for a co-worker's birthday today:

It was my first attempt at lemon anything and they're amazeballs. I'm really too proud of them. The crust and filling both came out perfect. I don't know why it brings me so much satisfaction and pride, but I like when I bake good. I can't take all the credit, my homegirl Martha Stewart is partly responsible.

3. Gel manicures are my new hot thing. I tried this out back in January for my ski trip, and I'll NEVER go back. Have you heard of these gel manicures? It's amazing. Basically, it's a different process and different polish, but your nails stay perfectly intact for 2 full weeks! When they start to grow out it sort of looks bad, but what else can you expect? I had this done on Thursday:

The color is Cajun Shrimp - one of my faves. I'm sort of a snob for having my nails look meticulously groomed, so 4 full days without having to worry about it is a big deal for me. They are more expensive, but I highly recommend!

Happy friends, sweet treats and perfect nails...sometimes it's just the little things in life, ya know? I was brainstorming all the reasons why not to be a sourpuss on this Monday afternoon and I think I came up with some pretty decent things! How are you powering through?

Also, this is going on. And it's fun, so if you're a blogger, get over there!

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  1. Those lemons bars look so good! I make some but they never look that delicious!

    Just stopping by from Mingle Monday!

  2. I completely agree! I'm usually a little on edge and crazy on Mondays, and today I feel slightly happier and more optimistic about life.

    When I bake something and it turns out really well, I am on cloud 9 million. But oh man, when i bake something and it turns out bad, I am not happy for the rest of the day!

    I love Shallac gel manicures! A little pricey, but so worth it! Loving that coral color, girl! You're way too trendy! ;)

  3. I love Shallac gel!! I got those for the wedding...and they lasted even after I was back from the honeymoon (which was 2.5 weeks). Glorious!!

  4. 1. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend! Looks like a blast!

    2. OMG... lemon bars? I must try. We made homemade tiramisu this weekend and holy crap it came out amazing. Blog post in the works!

    3. YES to gel manicures (if I can actually get my rear end to the nail salon)! Now that I have more free time, I'm definitely going!

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  7. I can't wait to see more pictures of her wedding. She looked beautiful! I am so happy for her!

    Love the Shellac gel nails too. Recently, when people first starting telling me about them, I was wondering why people were so happy about gel nails when they had been around so long but I realized when I went and asked for them they said it was Shellac gel. Its just a polish instead of a fake nail like the old gel was. I love them though and they don't hurt your nails as much as the gel or acrylic fake nails do. Just wanted to let you know so you don't accidently get the wrong thing!

    Love that color! Last time I did white tip but you have inspired me to try a color next time!


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