Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Patriotic Pedicure

I had in mind to do this a couple of weeks ago, before Memorial Day. But I have had an opportunity to help our neighbors several times a week for the past month, one of whom is now in a nursing home, so I rescheduled my "pedicure time" until today.

Usual pedicure supplies
Nail polish in white, dark red, and dark blue
Much nail polish remover and several cotton swabs to clean up the edges

Here's how I did it.
Step 1. Regular pedicure preparation.
Step 2. Apply base coat/ridge filler.

Step 3. Apply two coats of blue polish.

Step 4. Apply two coats of white polish close to but not touching the blue or top/bottom of other nails.
Step 5. Apply red polish from side to side in three rows, one of which that meets the blue, one strip in the center, and the third strip at the outer edge. Then apply dots on top of dark blue section.

Step 6. Apply top coat and let the patriotic festivities begin!

Yes, I did this myself.
No, I don't think I have too much free time. haha
Yes, I know that dots are not stars.
Yes, I know that the current U.S. flag has 50 stars on blue background, one for each state, and 13 stripes, one for each of the original colonies. This is an (ahem) artistic representation, friends!

Patriotic U.S. Holidays, spring/summer 2014:
Memorial Day:
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. — Wikipedia

Flag Day:
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. — Wikipedia

Fourth of July:
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. — Wikipedia

I have been writing some blog posts in my head, one of which is about failure, something I've been learning about (um, again, still, again). What do you wish you knew about failure earlier in your life?

Also, I'm thinking of taking some risks in my blog, of the information-sharing type. Do you have any interest in knowing more about me? Have you considered revealing more about yourself in your blog? What have you considered when making this decision?   

Blessings and peace...


  1. How perfect! Makes me want to stand and salute! I may copy you and give this a try. I'll have to buy some white polish--I know have red and I think blue. When I'm out and about tomorrow, I'll just pick up some white!

    1. Hi Linda, Thanks! It's almost the fourth of July, and my pedicure has held up very nicely. Getting lots of compliments on it. Who knew people looked at my feet!

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    1. Hi Sandie, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment!


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