Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunshine Award!!


I am so excited to have been nominated by the beautiful, intelligent, stunningly talented Charis of Charismatically Polished. This is so sweet and kind and I can't say thank you enough!

A) Thank the person that nominated you: Thank you Charis, you are so sweet!! Thank you so much!! <3 <3 <3
B) Post the award logo on your blog. Done!
C) Share 7 facts about myself. 

Seriously, I am so boring. I think the most interesting thing about myself is that I have a nail blog, lol! But here we go:

1) I am a professor and have published an academic book.
2) I am left-handed.
3) I have hiked up both a glacier and a volcano. Both times came very close to accidentally killing myself (not kidding).
4) I know that there are actually only 46 states in the United States, and I know why. (Totally not kidding. This is true and will win you bar bets if you know the right answer.)
5) I will eat anything once, as long as someone somewhere on the planet eats it as a regular part of their cuisine, and it is prepared accordingly. I may not eat a second bite, but I will try it, and have tried a fair number of exotic foods. :)
6) Every time I go someplace on vacation, I end up feeding strange animals, right out of my hand. I don't plan this, it just happens--this has included things like wild iguanas and reindeer. Yes, I know this is not safe! Kids, don't try this at home. But for some reason, animals seem to like and trust me.
7) I am a fairly skilled couponer--not an extreme couponer like you see on the show, but pretty fair at it. And I use these skills to help build mah polish stash!

D) Nominate 5 or more blogs.
1) Dina of Secretary's Nail Art
2) Jajuana of Manis By Moore
3) Dawn Marie of Sparkle And Shine Nails
4) Miss Intensity Nails
5) Diana of Dutch Diana

I'll let each of these lovely ladies know about this; please check out their blogs if you get a chance. And thanks again Charis! You're my polish sistah for everz!!

Hugs and dreams of lovely polishes,


  1. Fun reading your random facts :)

  2. I knew there were more reasons I liked you, besides nail envy. LOL Lefties RULE!!! <3

  3. I don't know what you are talking about saying you are boring, especially with the hikes up glaciers and volcanoes! You are definitely cool in my books ;P If you don't mind me asking, what do you teach?

    1. ROFL! Okay, I'll give you that one. Those were pretty amazing to do (although the hikes were crazy grueling). I teach a bunch of things depending on what they need me to teach, but most of my classes deal with child development (my area of expertise is how children learn). I also teach History of Psychology, oddly enough!

    2. Climbing a glacier or volcano sound like quite an adventure would love to "attempt" it sometime. I took a psychology course once and really enjoyed the section on child development, so it's awesome to "meet" someone who teaches it! But getting back to nails, I must do this sunshine award on my blog! Thanks for nominating me!!

    3. You are very welcome! Can't wait to see what you write, hee hee. Just to warn you...I refer to the volcano hike as the 'Volcano Death March' because it was's like a 6 hour stairmaster because of the way the lava floes dry, and believe it or not, it gets hotter and hotter the closer you get to the active lava! I had not factored this in to my planning, lol!

    4. Gosh that does sound hard. It will be especially hard for someone who's very out of me :P

      Just posted my sunshine award! Thanks again for the nomination!

  4. Yay for couponing! That is how I ended up with hundreds of bottles of polish.

    And, teaching makes you not boring in my book.

    1. Yep, exactly! I'm actually preparing a post about ways to get bargains in the polish would when building your staff, and I'm including a section on couponing. :) :) :)


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