4.16.2014

Bunny and Bow Nail Tutorial!

Bunny & Bow Nail Tutorial by hellolyndsey
Hello dolls!
I'm not able to update this week's Weigh In Wednesday because a gnarly case of the stomach virus has taken it's toll on my body since Saturday. Instead, I've scheduled this little bunny nail tutorial to cheer things up. Enjoy your week dolls, and if I'm not back before Sunday, Happy Easter and God bless you!! XOXO
Step 1. Paint nails with protective base coat. 2. Paint base nail color (I chose Sally Hansen Hard As Nails "Hypnotic Pink"). 3. Start painting bunny shape by painting a white half circle on the tip of the nail. 4. Paint two ovals above the half circle. 5. Using an opened bobby pin as a dotting tool, make three dots inside of the half circle for the base color of the eyes and the little pink nose. I used blue and pink. 6. Using the same bobby pin, use black polish to make two smaller dots inside of the eyes to make the pupils. 7. Using a thin nail brush, paint two small pink ovals inside of the white ovals. 8. Using a thin nail brush, paint two small horizontal ovals. I used fuschia. 9. Using the same thin nail brush, outline the bow. I used a darker color fuschia. 10. Using a toothpick, paint three tiny lines to make little eyelashes! Add a top coat and all done!
Bunny & Bow Nail Tutorial by hellolyndsey

4.07.2014

Twangy Deviled Eggs

Hellolyndsey's Twangy Deviled Eggs
Easter is just around the corner, which means I've got Jesus and eggs on my mind. Weird combination.
So while we're on the subject of Easter, lets talk boiled eggs. Deviled eggs. Ironic, isn't it? But Easter just wouldn't be Easter without deviled eggs. For me, I love deviled eggs with some twang to them. Don't know what twang is? Twang is a southern term for a hint of a sour taste. You know, like something vinegary. So I decided to post my little recipe for these delicious-but-not-so-presentation-worthy eggs. The filling in the photos was a bit runny, but they still tasted delicious.

The recipe I'm posting consists of less mayonnaise than what I used, because Josh loves his mayo and didn't care about presentation. I adjusted this recipe to make it run-proof consistency.

Twangy Deviled Eggs Recipe
*Ingredients
6 hard boiled eggs (halved, cooked yolks popped into a separate bowl)
1/4 cup of Dukes Mayonnaise
2 tbsp of Dill relish (NOT sweet)
1 or more Tbsp regular mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
Paprika for garnishing
*Instructions
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Refrigerate filling mixture for 10 minutes.
3. Remove from fridge and spoon filling into egg halves. (or pipe with piping bag for a more decorative look).
4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Hellolyndsey's Twangy Deviled Eggs (2)
Hellolyndsey's Twangy Deviled Eggs (3)
Hellolyndsey's Twangy Deviled Eggs (4)

4.04.2014

Peaches To The Beaches 2014


A few weeks ago, Josh and I, Mama, and Mawmaw with her friend went to Peaches to the Beaches! It started in my hometown, Barnesville, and extended all the way across Georgia down to the coast. Last year we started in Barnesville and turned around near Perry, but this year we decided to go all the way through and stay in Brunswick. It was totally fun and chaotic, and I got BURNT y'all! I was the only one on the trip to get fried (go figure). I'm actually really bad at taking photos at yard sales. I don't think people felt comfortable with me taking photos of them, so I kind of kept the pictures on the down low. I'm not going to lie, this year was pretty much a big let down when it came to the sales, but other than that the vacation was a blast. I couldn't tell you how many displays I tried to buy at each yard sale and they wouldn't sell them to me! I guess people aren't too nice to make a dollar after all haha.



After countless counties of junk sales, we decided to head on to Brunswick. We got there around 10:30 that night and stopped at Captain Joe's Seafood to have dinner, then crashed at the hotel. We were all exhausted, especially me since I got sunburnt on top of wanting to lay down 4 counties ago. On the last day of our trip we checked out and had Cracker Barrel for breakfast, then decided to ride down to St Simons Island for Niyah and Cotton's first time at the beach. They were hilarious! But they seriously didn't want to get in the water :(. I don't blame them though because when I took off my shoes the water was ICE COLD. Can you believe there were already half naked girls all over the place with the temp only being around 50-60? Crazy.






So Peaches to Beaches wasn't what we expected this year, but we still got a few things here and there and had a great time. Plus I got to see the beach for the first time in 6 years!! Have a great weekend dolls, XO!