Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Got a little crazy ...

Okay, I realized that I haven't posted for over TWO months.  What can I say ... it's summer and life gets a little crazy.  First, I went on vacation with my hubby in June to Memphis, TN.  I've always wanted to see Graceland and I finally did it.  It was not what I expected -- smaller and totally 70s.  But, I must admit I got a little sad thinking about Elvis' life and how it ended so quickly.  He was a very handsome and talented man! 

We stayed at a lovely Bed & Breakfast in Hernando, Mississippi.  Check out my new profile picture -- that is my husband, Art, and I on the staircase in the Magnolia Grove B&B.  It was truly a wonderful place.  The hosts put out two pieces of homemade cake every evening for us to enjoy.  One night we sat out in the gazebo with our cake and a glass of wine.  It was very romantic except for the mosquitos!!

My second vacation was with my immediate family.  Every year my two granddaughters, Courtney & Megan, come down to the St. Louis area for a visit.  They are 16 and 14 and live in Monroe, Wisconsin.  They came to visit the last week in July.  We had so much fun shopping, swimming and painting our fingernails and toes with the new OPI Shatter polish!  We bought turquoise, purple/pink and, yes, even lime green polish and then painted the black or white "shatter" polish over the top.  Here are what my toes look like:

I'm really like the "shatter" look!!

I then drove back to Wisconsin with them. My daughter, son-in-law and their son (my grandson) (Melissa, Paul and Tyler) and my son, daughter-in-law and their son (my grandson) (Ryan, Leslie and Hunter) -- along with Courtney and Megan (also Ryan's two daughters) -- went to Door County, Wisconsin for our family vacation.  We stayed at the Bridgeport Inn in Sturgeon Bay, WI and had a wonderful time.  I even got to visit a yarn store in Sturgeon Bay.  I'll post about that another time!

When I returned to my daughter Melissa's home for the remainder of my stay, I got my haircut by her best friend, Tanya.  SHE talked me into the "feather."  So ... what do you think?  Everyone at work thinks I'm a little "funky" but I love it.  I also colored my hair to be more of a "black cherry" color.  The contrast of the purple spikes and the chartreuse/black feather are quite WILD!  I must say ... I got a little crazy on vacation!