Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WW: Pink Hibiscus Flowers at Serendipity

Pink Hibiscus Flowers Photo
"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
- Ada Louise Huxtable

I usually remember August as being sweltering, but this year the weather has been wonderful! Ogre and I wanted to enjoy lunch by the water last weekend, so we visited Serendipity for the first time together. The waterfront restaurant overlooks the Indian River Bay in Oak Orchard, Delaware. I was delighted to join several pink hibiscus plants in soaking up the beautiful view from the back deck.

Flutter to my Wordless Wednesday Directory for a list of blogs that regularly host WW Linky Parties. Grab my button as a reminder to return next week for more photography fun!

Treasury Tuesday: Peridot, the Jewel for August

Even if your August birthday has already passed, it's not too late to add birthstone gifts to your holiday wishlist. Shazzabeth helped several peridot jewels shine even brighter. Her birthday gift ideas include peridot gemstone necklace by Ozmay Designs, August birthstone ring by SilverSmack and my peridot green dragon magnet.

Etsy Treasury
What new Etsy treasuries or Artfire collections have you curated or been featured in this week? Enter them into the Magical Linky below by typing the title of the treasury into the "Your Name" box, then pasting the treasury link into the "Your URL" box. NOTE: If you miss these instructions the first time and type in your real name instead of the treasury's name, don't fear! I'll fix it as soon as possible.

The only rule to participate is to click and comment on at least as many treasuries as you list, starting with the one immediately in front of your additions and moving on to the other themes that intrigue you. Adding the button below to your blog and using the social media icons at the bottom of this post to share this list with your friends and followers would also be wildly appreciated. The more, the merrier!

This Linky is ongoing, so come back to share and browse more treasuries any time! My dragon will guard them well.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Manicure Monday: Watermelon Nail Art by Jamberry Nails

Watermelon French Tip Nail Art

After realizing August is already half over, I decided I better wear my adorable Watermelon Tip nail wraps before summer sneaks into slumber. The season isn't the only thing that's ending - Jamberry Nails is retiring several nail designs at the end of the month to make way for their new fall catalog. Several of my favorite designs, including the fruity french tips above, are ripe for the picking! Thus I'm hosting a going going GONE party. Jamberry Nails is still offering a Buy 3, Get One 1 deal if you can't decide on just one sheet to harvest. When buying, please find and select "Aquariann" in the list of names under party dropdown at checkout to help me earn hostess rewards.

Want to be a guest blogger for my Manicure Monday when I don't have new nails of my own to show off? Please contact me using the form on my contact page if you're interested in a free feature. Or if you've done a watermelon manicure in the past, comment with the link and I'll add it to my featured finds below.

Watermelon Nail Art Finds:

Watermelon Nail Art Watermelon Nail Art Watermelon Nails