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Checking In: OPI You Maintain Me, Preventing the Yuck, the Window Protecting Saga, Lounge Pants and Extra!

Effectively hiya, there.

Hiya! Is it Wednesday already? I haven’t left the home in three days. Earlier than we get into the why behind that assertion, in order that that is marginally associated to magnificence, this week’s self-care mani is OPI’s Infinite Shine in You Maintain Me.

Cute, yeah? I’ve had a factor for creamy mauves these days.

We’ve been hunkered down as a result of Connor’s been actually sick. 🙁 She lastly caught the respiratory virus that’s been surging in our neck of the woods over the previous few months, and it’s been tough on her little physique.

She hasn’t been feeling effectively.

Lengthy story brief, due to the pandemic, youngsters her age haven’t had the prospect to undergo the same old waves of viruses that occur to them whereas they’re younger. Now everybody’s catching up and getting sick left and proper.

Immediately she’s feeling a little bit higher; I feel she’s made it previous the toughest half and is lastly on the mend. Fingers crossed.


Along with coping with what we’ve been calling “combating the yuck,” it’s been noisy as all heck outdoors. The outside of our home is presently being painted (the house house owners affiliation forces everybody in our neighborhood to do it each few years), and for some cause these specific painters are very loud. There’s banging, drilling and all types of nonsense occurring outdoors. My nerves are shot!

Chaos in our entrance yard!

On the brilliant aspect, although, I can draw the curtains (YAY) and shut all of the blinds and curler shades so that they don’t must see us sporting pajamas 24/7 whereas we’re inside.

Home windows and blinds and curler shades, oh my!

It solely took months, however we lastly have all our window remedies completed. And now I do know sufficient about the entire course of to do it once more if I needed to.

Shout out to Hunter Douglas blinds!
Ahh, the messiness of actual life.

All I’ve to say is Hunter Douglas all the best way! For those who’re plagued with indecision in relation to house decor (story of my life), you may’t actually go unsuitable should you go the Hunter Douglas route. I’m actually pleased with how ours turned out.

The window overlaying saga of 2022, aka what we lastly ended up getting

By the best way, all these play effectively with the shade of paint we picked, Benjamin Moore Merely White.

Benjamin Moore Merely White

OK, what else is occurring?

Film so as to add to your checklist

I watched the film “The place the Crawdads Sing” on Netflix the opposite day, which I actually loved.

One of the best lounge pants

I purchased a pair of those joggers from Goal for 20 bucks, and they’re chef’s kiss! SO SOFT. And so they have pockets! I would like one other pair or two or twelve. Haha.

California to Hawaii?

El Hub is actively campaigning for us to maneuver to Hawaii. I imply… Homeboy’s been working this angle because the day I met him (native boys at all times need to return, it appears), however these days it’s kicked into overdrive. I’ve combined emotions about it.

On the one hand, the seashore…

Recommendation for enamel staining

I went to the dentist to get my enamel cleaned final week, and the dental hygienist instructed me that so as to forestall staining from espresso and what not, one of the best time to brush your enamel is definitely *earlier than* you drink your beverage – not instantly after.

She instructed me should you brush instantly after consuming espresso, it simply pushes the liquids into your enamel and stains them much more. In line with her, it’s higher to brush beforehand to take away all of the plaque in order that espresso/tea/no matter you’re consuming has much less to stay to.

Anywho. That’s what’s been occurring over right here. How are issues your finish?

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,


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