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Monday, October 28, 2013

Basement Flooding? How To Divert Rain Water Away From The House and Set Up An Emergency Sump Pump

I own a very old house and things go wrong from time to time.  My recent woes, basement flooding due to a crumbling drainage system.  All the old drain tiles have collapsed with the years. I want to show how you can take care of emergency flooding problems on your own. You don't need to spend thousands and hire out for help

Now keep in mind this is the "get me through the winter fix". When summer arrives I'll have to figure out what my next move will be for the long run

This is the quick version vlog of these two tasks combined.  For step by step instructions see my in depth vlogs labeled appropriately in my older posts

Monday, October 21, 2013

Nailene Fake Nail Review

I used to get my nails professionally done and just loved them!  Don't get me wrong, I can grow lovely long nails, its the French Manicure that rocks my world.  If you do it on your own nails it will only last a few days then start to chip away. I detest unkempt nails

I just loved looking down and seeing my pretty nails

Since I cut them out of my budget I have missed them dearly.  One day at work I noticed my friends beautiful nails and was surprised to find out they were glue on's. Frankly I never even thought of this as a viable option

Being the frugal one I did not go with the brand my friend suggested but went with the less costly version Nailene

They look very natural and lasted up to 3 full weeks. Not bad for $8.88

They would have lasted even longer. I took them off only because I wanted to put on a fresh pair for an upcoming trip I was taking abroad

They are also surprisingly durable. I found they can split near the top from time to time however you get extras in your kit so easily replaced.  Now keep in mind you can pay a little more and get ones that are split resistant, I'll review them at a later date

One word of advice, you get a glue applicator in the kit you buy but I chose to buy a separate more substantial Nailene glue that I keep with me at all times. If one pops off for any reason I'm ready to re glue in an instant. I find the one in the kit just gets too bunged up and doesn't spread as evenly because you have to cut the tip

Loving Nailene, you'll never see me in the salon again!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Had A Lunch Date Today

Wow, I'm on a roll, my second date in more than as many years! Actually that's not even true, my last lunch date stood me up

I decided to go for the casual boyfriend jean look (what else do you wear when your looking for a boyfriend?)

I'm wearing:

Jeans from a hundred years ago (love them)
H&M jacket (on sale of course $15)
Joe Fresh T shirt
Faux Berkin Bag (Value Village)
Spike ankle boots (Beyond the Rack under $15)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

London England In A Weekend

Just back from a jam packed weekend in London

Had THE most lovely time. I met up with a dear old friend that I haven't seen since I was 14

At the end of grade 8 we both moved away from our small town, her to England and myself to BC. Once we were together again, I felt like I had just seen her yesterday

We went to a bar called Gordon's Wine Bar. Swear to you it has the best ambiance. Its the oldest Wine Bar in London. Could not have been happier to find this place! Basically stayed all night

(Image Courtesy of Google)

I implore you to take a bike tour. We did, with Fat Tire Bike Tours, you wouldn't believe how much ground we covered. No waiting for buses or taxis for us! I find its the best and fastest way to get around a city. Our tour guide Matt was handsome and entertaining. They also operate out of Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. Hope to catch up with them again in the future

Londoners take their Halloween very seriously, to mark the occasion we took in the London Dungeon Halloween production. It was brilliant, right down to the awful smell of London back in the day

Then off to the London Eye and EDF Energy London Eye River Cruise

How to even describe the best view London has to offer. I might not be able to get everywhere in London I want but I can sure take it all in with a view as far as the eye can see! We chose to take our cruise at night to enjoy all the sparkling lights of the river. Well worth it and I'm so glad we did it

I love you London, your one of my favorite cities in the world!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Just a Touch of Blue!!!!

I went out the other night and was requested to wear all black with a touch of blue, thought the flower was appropriate

Oh, look at all the orbs, wonder who is visiting?



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch

This excellent video was shared with me today. Check it out, my daughter T is highlighted

This is from the "Ladies Who Lunch" luncheon we attended in August

The next gathering is set for October 19, 2013

Wish I had such great equipment!

Oh, and there's me on the video thumbnail, LOL!!!