Monthly Archives: December 2014

Year in review

Happy New Years Eve! 2014 was an interesting year. There were lots of changes and surprises. Some were fun, some not so much but we’re definitely looking forward to a new year! Here’s a look back on 2014!

We saw our current favorite band, Shovels and Rope, in concert. It was such a great show!photo 1 (2)We grew hydroponic lettuce! photo 5We both got new jobs! Ray wears slacks everyday. Haha!

photo 1 (6)photo 4 (2)We took a quick anniversary trip to St. Augustine. We also tried a wonut.

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We went to MegaCon in Orlando! Sooo much fun! This guy is from my fave comic book, 1 (3)We went berry picking!

blueberry 2 allison blueberryRay had a crazy idea to organize a comic convention in our small town. Somehow it worked out (with the help of the NWGLS crew and so many others) and was super successful! Infinity Con 2014!

IMG_9533We dressed as Moaning Myrtle and dad Harry Potter for Harry Potter’s 5 (1)

Ray was in the hospital for over a week with diverticulitis.
photo 4 (5) My sister came home for the holidays!! She lives in Kenya (which, um… is really far away) and I was sooooooooo excited for her to be 1 (8) We dressed as a pizza and a delivery boy for Halloween! Brie dressed as a poptart!

pizza 5photo 2 (6)We hosted Friendsgiving Vol. 2!photo 2 (5)

After Ray’s bout with diverticulitis, we made a decision for him to have surgery to resolve the situation. We spent another week in the hospital in 1 (7) We dressed Black Cat in a Christmas sweater. photo 3 (6) So much more happened in 2014 but this post was getting pretty long. Thank you to everyone that was a part of our lives this year! Here’s to 2015!photo 4 (4)

2014 in Polish

2014 was a good year in polish for me, even though I’ve been neglecting my nails for the past 2 months. I decided to post my top ten favorite nail looks from 2014. Enjoy!

1. Space Nails – I ALWAYS love space/sky/nebular nails
2. X-Men Nails – Ray has been a huge x-men fan since he was a little boy. I did this look for the Days of Future Past premier! xmen
3. Panda Nails – Because why not?panda nails 2
4. Pineapple Nails – Pineapples were so trendy this summer! I had to represent with a little nail art! pineapple nails 2
5. Water Color Gradient Nails – These turned out so much prettier than I was expecting.fruit loop nails 3
6. Green on green Nails – Inspired by Twin Peaks!greens 1
7. TV Nails – Inspired by a Zooey Deschanel manicure she wore to the Golden nails 2
8. Rose Gold Tipped Nails – Simple and pretty.classy 2
9. Zig Zag Nails – Inspired by a bathing suit I had as a child.80s 2
10. Triangle Nails – One of my favorite color combos!rage 2

Looking forward to new nail inspiration for 2015!

Christmas Update

dec 13 1Seasonal blog posts I wanted to write about but didn’t due to the time constraints of working, hospital-ing and Christmas-ing:
– Shepherds being my favorite part of the Christmas story
– My favorite DIY Christmas gifts to give/recieve
– My family’s Christmas vs. Ray’s family Christmas and how we get the best of both worlds
– My aversion to most radio Christmas songs vs. my love for holy Christmas songs
– Holiday nail art
– Holiday stress

Ray and I had such a sweet and wonderful Christmas. We spent the morning with my family and the afternoon/evening with Ray’s family. We exchanged gifts, visited with relatives and ate delicious food. Because Ray is still recovering from his surgery, we made a point to move slow, literally and figuratively. We spent time together, just the two of us, to exchange gifts and hang out after a long day. We’re both tired and looking forward to a weekend of relaxing.

Highlights/lowlights of the day:
– My mom gave Ray her classical guitar! So sweet!
– Delicious food including monkey bread, mimosas, cookie butter truffles and buffalo chicken dip!
– I left my purse at my parents house with my licence and Ray’s pain medicine. We didn’t notice until we were in Live Oak at Ray’s parent’s house. Booo.
– Justin’s dog, Chief, peed on the Christmas tree. I personally thought this was hilarious. I mean, it is a tree…

We hope you had a Merry Christmas!