Sunday, November 13, 2011

SOC Sunday: Christmas Nails

This is my first ever "link-up"! I saw my friend Misty post a SOC (Stream of Consciousness) Sunday post last week and I loved the idea. Five minutes of time, brain flow, no editing, DONE! And you can write about anything that's on your mind. Today my mind is on.... uhhhh..... what it's always on at this time of year: What I want and how I want to stop wanting things so much!!!!

Why am I obsessed with my fingernails lately? Maybe it's because I am too cheap to make regular visits to the nail salon or maybe it's because I can finally browse Pinterest again or maybe it's because I just like nail polish. Yesterday, I made a list of nail polishes I want for Christmas. The list was ridiculous. NAIL POLISH.

I remember being in 11th grade and getting nail polish for Christmas. At that point in my life, I was not a fan of nail polish and I took it SO personally that my parents got me a Christmas present (it was a set of like... 10 polishes) that did not reflect who I was as a person. I was so offended! I felt like my parents didn't know me. They also got me a dumbell set and scale that year, which I was also offended by, even though I requested them!!

I spent that whole Christmas day crying. It was ridiculous. Parents, I'm sorry!!!! I was such a bratty kid. I think I still have my bratty moments, but I'm constantly working on my attitude. The nail polish Christmas was one I'll never forget though I desperately wish I could!

So, back to this Christmas. It's so hard for me not to get all wrapped up in Christmas gifts. Gifts are one of my main "love languages" and so giving and receiving gifts is like.... one of my favorite things on earth. So, this week I'm going to try to lay off the Pinterest wish lists and focus more on real life.... and more on learning how to do my own manicures. ;)

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


  1. LOVE Pinterest! been using it lately to pin pics of things we want to cook - directly links you back to the website and the recipe - just love it ... and can tell my husband that its not wasted computer time ;)

  2. I love that aspect of Pinterest, too. I love seeing a visual of the recipe - though sometimes looking at recipes on Pinterest makes me VERRRRY hungry!!!

  3. Yay for a Stream of Consciousness Sunday post! I just saw today that you'd done this. It's nice to just write without pressure, isn't it?

    I really wish I had money to get a pedicure every month, but that always seems like such a silly thing to spend money on unless it's a special treat. But I also tried painting my own last month, and it was a disaster. So for now I have plain ol' toes.

    I've always been SO into Christmas and gifts, but this year seems so different with Noah in the picture. And I think that's a good thing.

    You guys will enjoy your first married Christmas, regardless of who gives or gets what!

  4. Soooooo are you saying I should have a baby so I will stop wanting things??? ;) Just kidding. It took me a looooong time to be able to paint my nails with confidence. They aren't always perfect, but I think imperfect is in style these days!! One tip - go to Sally Beauty Supply and get some good products. You might spend $25-30 on mani/pedi-at-home-stuff, but they'll last a long time. For instance, get a good top coat, a good nail strengthener, cuticle cream, cuticle stick, nail file, etc. Even just doing those basic things and finishing with clear polish (which, really, you can't go wrong with clear!) will make you feel like you just got a manicure!!!

  5. Isn't that hilarious that you have that memory of such a bad Christmas and now you covet nail polish? I love nail polish for my toes, in the summer. But never enough to know the names of them ;)

    Thanks for linking up!