Weekend Snippets {vol. 8}

8.01.2011

Friday
Friday was an incredibly stressful yet unproductive day at work.  I needed something to brighten up my day so I picked up two $2 bottles of nail polish at Target.  I love the recent trends of robin's egg blue and mint green nail polishes.  I found one called "Mint Sorbet" and brushed a little on my pinky nail to check out the color (you know you do it too!).  But the mint just wasn't enough.  Then I spotted a little bottle of gold glitter called "Set the Stage."  I brushed a little on top of the mint and fell in love.
Saturday
We spent some time with family baking old recipes and just hanging out.  It was so fun and relaxing.  I also painted The Boyfriend's 9-yr. old cousin's nails with the gold glitter above.  Eating, laughing, chatting, and doing nails...  What more could a girl ask for on a Saturday afternoon?

Sunday
We both had a little bit of work to do on Sunday so we kept it low key and did a few household chores.  We ventured out to Pizza Rock for lunch to enjoy some live music and award-winning pizza.  I also did a little DIY project that I'll show you tomorrow, once as soon as it's dry and ready to photograph.  For dinner, I made butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter and lemon sauce.  It was a little sweeter than I intended but overall pretty delish!
What's not pictured here?  A fab sushi dinner and actual photos of the award-winning pizza.  I have no problem at all taking photos of homemade food (or food in foreign countries, apparently).  And I think I'm actually pretty good at it, if I do say so myself.  But for some reason, I get a little self-conscious when it comes to taking photos in restaurants.  Do you feel the same way?  Or do you just whip out the camera and snap away?  (If so, I need to be more like you!!)

Happy Monday!!
xo

18 Comments:

  1. I don't think I'd be able to take pics in restaurants either - it just feels so awkward and like you could get in trouble or something, haha! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  2. I love mint nailpolish! and i am glad you didn't post pics of the sushi dinner because i would have to leave my house and scour the neighborhood for some of my very own immediately. :)
    xox dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  3. Obsessed with that nail color! Might have to make a trip to Target for those...

    And I totally know what you mean about taking pictures of food in restaurants-- I always want to but feel so awkward!

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  4. I'm going to have to try that minty green with the sparkles, I love it! I already have the minty green and the sparkles, but my mind just isn't creative enough to put the two together (c:

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  5. That mint polish is so so fabulous!

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  6. That mint nail polish is so pretty! Very summery!

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  7. What a great weekend! I'm glad you found my blog and I love yours and am following! :) SA is awesome! I love visiting, but I'm a little farther south in Laredo.

    (Cute nails, and yummy sounding ravioli btw! Oh and I take pics of food in restaurants, but my fam makes fun of me!)
    -val

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  8. OH OH! I have that same minty polish! I love it! Looks great with the gold sparkle!

    Janette, the Jongleur

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  9. i'm glad to hear you had a great weekend after a stressful but unproductive day at work on friday. nail polish is always a great pick me up! i love the sparkle with the mint, mint is such an under the radar color it should make an appearance more often!

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  10. Mint nailpolish topped with gold glitter is such an unexpected match, but I absolutely love the way it turned out. So gorgeous!
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  11. I can't wait for your DIY tutorial :) Lovely post as always :)

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  12. fun, fun! sounds like a good weekend! as for food photography, i generally just whip the camera out at a restaurant & snap away...so long as i remember ;) xoxoxo brynn

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  13. i've been doing some nail polish shopping too... cute colors!

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  14. love, love, love the nails. i so need to get with this trend.

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  15. OOOhhh, LOVE the nail polish colors together. So fresh!

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  16. Your nails look great! I'm so jealous of girls with nice nails.

    I never take photos of food, I'm way too chicken!

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  17. I love your nail polish colors! great idea :)

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  18. I always feel awkward taking food pictures in restaurants too - usually I whip out the iPhone and take them quickly and hope that no one notices my lameness...

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