Six On Sunday, Version 27

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So Amazing

1. Nespresso Machine.  The Nespresso is the Bentley of coffee machines. The Kuerig, while great (from what I understand), are not even in the same ballpark. They are Chevy Cavaliers decent, but not amazing. For Christmas, our best couple friends gave us a Nespresso machine. It has literally changed my life.  I do not like coffee. At all. Honestly, the only way I can tolerate drinking coffee is when healthy amounts of Frangelico are added (and whipped cream). I never understood Starbucks… until last week.   I have had espressos,  cafe lattes, and cappuccinos at least once a day for the past week.

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Aeroccino Plus. I MUST HAVE YOU!

2. Frother. As I am learning, the key to any successful fancy pants coffee drink is the milk froth. I desperately want the Nespresso frother, and I am doing my best to convince Thomas that it is worth every single penny. As he is also having his own ‘coffee rebirth’, I am optimistic.  He has always been a ‘serious’ coffee drinker- in almost ten years, I have yet to see him use cream or sugar. The fancy coffee machine is opening his eyes to fancy coffee, complete with flavored syrups and froth! It is truly a Brave New World at our house.

3. Glitter. I packed up all of my Christmas decorations last week (YAY!!). After all of the decorations were safely packed away, we deep cleaned. We scrubbed the house to remove all the pine needles, glitter, small pieces of scotch tape, and stray ribbons that  come along with Christmas. How is it that I am still finding glitter every where?! Judging from the amount of glitter on my floors, my decorations should, for all practical purposes, be totally naked.   And yet, I am confident that the decorations are quietly oozing yet more glitter in their boxes, waiting for next year.

4. Gel Manicures. OMG! Life changing. As you loyal readers know, my toenails (and my daughter’s) are ALWAYS PAINTED. It should not be very surprising to learn that my finger nails are also always painted. Even the worst of circumstances when Emma was a newborn, and not sleeping EVER NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER and crying ALL THE DAMN TIME, my fingernails were manicured. It might not have been the prettiest job, but they were painted nonetheless. Keeping my nail polish from chipping is a huge pain (and a total first world problem, but whatever). Before we left for Christmas, I decided to treat myself to a gel manicure. Also, Groupon had a deal for one. Best. Thing. Ever. I did dishes for HOURS on end with no chips. Now, I just needed to find someone who is willing to support my new habit… because $600 a year on nails isn’t in my cards. (If anyone is interested, you can email me:!)

5. Wimpy Winter Gear. The day Emma and I landed in St. Louis, the high was 27. Twenty freaking seven. Our winter gear did not even begin to cut it! My gloves were too thin and made from stretchy cotton, my coat was actually more like a jacket, and we did not have hats. I have lost my cold weather tolerance and common sense. I remember wearing flip flops in the snow in college- our justification was that we would only be outside for a minute at most, running from the car into house. Today, I cannot go outside without at least two pairs of socks… when it is below forty. However, I am totally OK with my loss as I hate cold weather and am thankful to only have to deal with it once a year!

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Thanks Honey!

6. Driver of the Year. This award goes to my husband, who drove 1800 miles in five days. And didn’t bitch AT ALL. Yay Thomas! (Atlanta to St. Louis to Chicago to St. Louis to Atlanta)


  1. OMG GLITTER. It never goes away. IT NEVER GOES AWAY.
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  2. I must research this coffee maker, my husband will not be happy with you :)
    I know what you mean about decorations, what is the deal?
    I wish you the best of luck with your manicures, “God Speed”.
    The people in Arizona tell me the longer I stay there the harder it will be for me to tolerate Ohio, I laugh at them when they whine about being cold,they tell me to ‘just wait’.
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  3. Hi there! I’m Hanna. I found your blog on the Monday Mingle!!! New follower here twitter! Great blog:) Happy new year! You can find me anytime at

    xoxoxo Hanna

  4. ha, I know what you mean about the glitter. It gets everywhere! It really loves to stick to hardwood floors too.
    Wow, 1800 miles in 5 days? What a champ!
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  5. ooo I’ve never tried the Nespresso, but my parents have a Keurig. perhaps a new investment is in order!

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  6. I always pack everything away and I’m SURE I got it all and then a couple weeks later I see an ornament in a corner, or some extra Christmas light replacement bulbs in the kitchen drawer. It drives me nuts. Love your pretty blog! Thanks for linking up at TALU this week.
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  7. You can buy all the stuff you need for gel manicures online and do them yourself. It takes me a half hour to do my fingers and it’s dry and ready to go as soon as you’re finished! Love it! I’ve been getting a pedicure once a month and putting on a top coat of gel myself and the pedicure lasts a month. :)

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