10 minute manicure

So.. you’re rushed for time, but want that french manicure look hu? well- i’ve got the answer.. thanks to Pinterest! (yet again)

I saw this on there the other night and thought it was a great, convenient idea. When I do a french manicure I always take waaaaaaay too long- so here’s a FAST, easy way to do it.

Remember these things from 6th grade? Well I dug mine out from the back drawer and put them to good use! ;)

Just put one on your nail where you want the white to show.. paint it without having to worry about that straight line, let them dry COMPLETELY then remove the reinforcements.

Take a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to remove any excess around the edges or smudging along the lines, apply a clear coat and you are good to go. Literally took me 10-15 minutes!

Pretty easy hu? Here’s another easy thing.. Dinner tonight. We’ve been getting bored with the usual Arctic Charr and Salmon twice a week- so I got some Trout.

Not really sure how to cook it as it comes like this–

So we found a simple recipe, tweaked it a little bit, and went with it. Just season it with some S&P, a little EVOO, grill it skin side DOWN first over direct heat, for 3 min. Turn for another 3-4 minutes then brush with 1T melted butter, 1/2 t. Parsley, 1/2 t. lemon juice, some lemon zest and a little more S&P.

With a side salad, and smashed potatoes- I’d call it a pretty good night ;)

Tomorrow JB and I are riding BEFORE work- out the door on the road by 6:40am. I’ll be riding with him then turning around back home, and he’ll be riding to work.. yes- it’s that time again. Commuting! Hmm.. maybe with my new hours I could do such a thing?

Do you commute to work?

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and many of us are celebrating because we have the day off work and SUMMER is finally here! While spending time with friends is great and shopping those “Memorial Day Sales” can help you save some cash, take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the day..

To honor the servicemen and women who lost their lives while serving our country – often to make our own lives better and the United States an even an greater place to live.

On my bike ride yesterday I saw a yard completely filled with flags and a sign that said “FREEdom isn’t FREE”..

Thank you to all the men and women who have and still are serving this country <3

And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.  
- Lee Greenwood