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nailed it

Thanks to my BFF, pinterest, and my other BFF, Christina, I have an ever-increasing passion for nail polish. Actually, back in the day I had this beauty: and I loved the guts outta that book. So, this passion isn’t really new… more like re-born. Anyway, Christmas was very good to me and my fingernails. Base coat: Essie- First Base, Pink tips: Essie- Peach Daiquiri, Blue hearts: Essie- Borrowed & Blue, Top coat: Seche Vite over and out, kids. 

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woven leather bracelet tutorial

Cut your leather strips. One piece should be one yard, the other should wrap around your wrist twice. fold the shorter piece in half and tie the end of the longer piece around the halfway mark. this is how you weave: 2 goes over 3… and then back under 3 and over 1… and then back over 3… now, pull it tight. depending on which way you lay the pieces, your texture/pattern will change I like mine to look like this: once you’ve weaved enough to almost go all the way  ...

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Happy Bowling Ball Day!

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Elise, you’re crazy. It’s actually Pi Day which isn’t even a real holiday.” But, no. It’s Bowling Ball Day. And it’s a very special day for me. Four years ago today I was on spring break with some friends and a bowling ball fell from the top of a flagpole and hit me on the head. I fell from the 5 ft platform I was standing on and had a seizure on the ground. My friends called 911. I was taken in an ambulance  ...

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