Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING and hope you are able to spend time with family just having fun, relaxing, having meaningful conversations, watch some football (or play in the back yard). Forget about all the retail stuff for today. Today is a day to reflect on what we have - even if it's not as much as you would like.

For my Jamberry customers, you've probably seen my Black Friday - Giving Tuesday posts on my Facebook Page, so I won't go into that today. But, I thank each and every customer and hostess from this past year.  It's because of YOU that I can enjoy "working" at this business!

For my family, even though some of us are spread out across this nation and we don't see each other often, I love you all.  I thank God that I have a good family and I'm proud to carry the Vajdak name and have Vairin blood as well. Family is so important and even though I don't have the "Hallmark" gene and get all mushy over a lot of things, I still treasure my family. I've been a single mom for over 16 years and it's tough sometimes, but I love you Colton! I do the best I can to hold it altogether and I love our little family which includes our 4-footed one, Dixie. Mom & Daddy - without your support and help over the years, I wouldn't be able to make it. Thank you!!! Scott, love you bro!

I am so thankful for my health and for Colton's. Thank the Lord, we have not been plagued with many illnesses and injuries.

I am thankful for my job for which I have been employed for over 20 years now. It's had it's trials and shakeups, but it pays the bills and there are parts of it that I do love, so I'm grateful to have it. I love doing trainings, so I'm glad to have those opportunities. For my friends that are no longer there, I miss you and I enjoy anytime we can still get together to catch up and hang out.

I am thankful for my church family. When I leave this earth, I KNOW I am going to Heaven to meet my Saviour and Lord. When times are hard, I appreciate the prayers and support from our church. I'm glad I get to help with my talents in the worship services and in social media. God didn't give me a great singing voice, but I can help put up the words for everyone to sing together and that's a joyful noise unto Him.

I'm also thankful for:

  • A home...that will be paid off in a few short years
  • A truck to get me back and forth to work, to church and to travel to see friends, family and the sights of this world - which will be paid off after the house
  • That most months, I have a little extra money above the bills. It's a balancing act, but it could be worse.
  • All the beauty in this world. Flowers, fall colors, scenic vistas, the birds that visit our property and just everything that God has made, especially the ones that most people don't get to enjoy, but I'm allowed to glimpse it. For beautiful sunrises and sunsets, for rivers and oceans, for mountains and plains. Cool breezes and being able to listen to the sounds of the night in the country.
  • Food to eat. We are lucky in that we don't go hungry most of the time.
I hope everyone will take this day to be grateful. Don't worry about the retail stuff today and PLEASE don't go crazy and try to kill each other over toys and material things tomorrow!

God bless you!

Turkey Toes and Pink Camo Fingers

I took some time this weekend to do a mani and pedi. I started with my toes and used Gobble Me Up which is a Junior size wrap, but it works great for adult pedicures. Since they are skinnier than the regular size wraps, there is less trimming, plus the images face the correct direction.  I used the regular sized wrap, Apple Cider, for my big toe. Watch the application video.

Then I did my fingernails and used the mixed mani set Muddy Girl Pink. These are our in our Premium collection and it's deer season, so these are just perfect. Watch the application video.

I did a Periscope on the application of both of these.  My live 24-hour videos can be seen at periscope.tv/nativtxn.

Planner Stickers

I've been loving decorating my Create 365 Happy Planner and I've gotten stickers from various shops on Etsy, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dollar Tree and Pinterest.  I'm not super at designing, but I have made some of my own because I see that I could easily go into sticker debt with this.  There are soooo many talented designers out there.  See my latest sticker haul video below and see the video notes for the shops that I used.

I made some Christmas/Winter stickers that you can print this on paper and use tape or glue or I suggest printing it on Avery Sticker Project Paper and just using a scissors or paper cutter to separate them. Before or after trimming, turn them over and LIGHTLY score the backing to make it easier to remove, but be careful not to press to hard so you don't damage the sticker itself.

You could also use these to make gift tags - either on sticker paper or on card stock that you can punch and apply to a package with ribbon.  Merry Christmas!!

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