Weekend Snippets {vol. 8}

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.
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?

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!!


  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!

  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

  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!

  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:

  5. That mint polish is so so fabulous!

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

  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!)

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

    Janette, the Jongleur

  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!

  10. Mint nailpolish topped with gold glitter is such an unexpected match, but I absolutely love the way it turned out. So gorgeous!

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

  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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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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