Saturday, November 02, 2013
These were all the nail designs that I tried out during the month of October.
This Crackle look was really weird because the Crackle polish shrunk right up over night and the edges of my nails looked like I didn't put any polish on them. So they didn't look this perfect the next day. I do love the way Crackle polish looks. It's a quick and easy way to add a pattern to your polish.
This was a very lazy look for me and yet I love the color combination.
This look was as very time consuming mainly because of the sparkly finger. I used a dotter to apply each and every one of them in as neat a fashion as I could. I like that the sparkly finger reminds me of a mermaid tail and of course you can't go wrong with chevron.
This was for Halloween and was actually a design that I saw long ago (but I don't remember the original source) and wanted to try out for a long time. It turned out to be super easy to do and really cute.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
There is no better thing for me to do late at night when the kids have gone to bed then my nails. I don't know what it is but I find it to be highly relaxing.
Seche Vite Base Coat
Seche Vite Top Coat
Sephora by OPI - Rumba
Chanel 219 Black Satin
OPI Swedish Nude
Konad Special Polish in Black
Konad Stamp M57
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 12:02 AM
Monday, October 14, 2013
This year I made a simple Halloween Wreath. I like the traditional Halloween colours so stuck to black and orange. I didn't realize that you actually need quite a bit of burlap to make these wreaths until I ran out of it in the middle of my project. It didn't take long at all to make it and it's now done. Yay!
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 1:39 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
I'm not the kind of person who loves making breakfasts. I know, I know, breakfast is the easiest to make. Usually on weekends my hubby lets me sleep in and he makes waffles for the kids or plain and simple cereal.
Occasionally when it's my turn to make breakfast I do things a little differently.
A couple of weeks ago I made this delicious Smoked Salmon Frittata for brunch which everyone loved. My meals tend to take a little more time but it's totally worth it.
Oven Temperature: 350 degrees F, Time: 50 Minutes, Serves 6-8 Persons
1 Medium Red Onion Diced
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
12 Extra Large Eggs
1 Cup Heavy Cream
4 oz. Goat Cheese (Montrachet) Crumbled
1/2 Lb. Smoked Salmon Chopped
3 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
3 Scallions Chopped
4 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Dill
4 cups Fresh Baby Spinach
Sauté onion and butter in oven proof omelette pan. Caramelize. Add spinach and sauté until soft. In bowl beat eggs, add cream, cheese, smoked salmon, scallions, dill, salt and pepper. Pour over onions and spinach. Bake and serve immediately.
I served with with a mixed greens salad with a simple vinaigrette with a crisp cold glass of fresh home made iced tea.
Friday, August 23, 2013
My new hobby is making my own jewelry. I usually only use bits and pieces from other unfortunate purchased pieces of jewelry that I combine to make new but a few days ago I picked up a few things at Michaels and now I'm really excited about brand new creations.
Last night I set out to make a Bohemia. Slave bracelet but the end result was a goth slave bracelet. I think it's cute and I really like it but it's not really my style.
What do you guys think? It's definitely goth isn't it? I really had something else in mind so I'll just have to try again.
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 7:13 AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
For this style I used:
Finger Paints - Chip Free Bonder
Finger Paints - Soak-Off Gel Polish Base Coat
Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish - Snow Bunny
Konad Special Nail Art Laquer in Black
Konad Nail Art Stamp m79
BM20 Nail Art Stamp
Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish - Black Shadow
Gelish Soak-Off Gel Cleanser
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 8:12 PM
Monday, May 27, 2013
My motivation to do anything creative is at an all time low. On the other hand though I've been spending a lot of quality time with my guys and I'm perfectly fine with that.
On Cinco de Mayo we went to a local Mexican Restaurant to have some lunch and afterwards we went for a walk to check out the new Peace Bridge. We walked across it for the first time and then went underneath by the river to skip stones. My littlest being his usual self went in the water with his running shoes and all with not a care in the world. It was so cute to see.
The weather has been good for us so far that it's been easy keeping up with a promise we made to the kids that we will go bike riding as much as possible when the weather is nice.
For the long weekend we went to Windermere, BC to my hubby's mom's and her significant other's house. The weekend started out kind of rocky because the kids got the stomach flu the day we left and were sick pretty much until we got back four days later. The only thing that sucks more than my kids being sick is when they are sick in someone else's home. The urgency to rush them to a toilet when they are throwing up is more severe.
We did manage to go to the beach a couple of times, when it wasn't raining and we even went shopping. We went golfing ever so briefly until two of the kids urgently needed the toilet again and we went go-karting and even had fireworks on our last night there. So all in all it wasn't a complete waste of a mini vacation.
Of course as as soon as we got back I got sick with the flu that the kids so kindly shared with me. I was expecting it to happen but praying that it wouldn't.
This is my littlest. Being sick, a couple of hours at the beach and dinner did him in. I honestly don't understand how kids can sleep like this.
May may have been a rough month but we did it together and that's all that matters. For better or worse.
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 5:47 PM
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I made this for the boys a couple of weeks ago and as usual it was a hit. Seafood is usually some of the favourite meals around here.
I'm always in a rush to make meals on weekdays and so I forgot to take the shell off the shrimp this time. Oopsie. There was even one or two with the legs still on and my four year old guy refused to eat them.
Here is the recipe and the free printable.
Posted by Cinthya Travis at 5:48 PM