Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

I love Spring when all the earth is covered in blooms of every color. It's also a sign of warmer weather, which as most of you may know, I HATE cold weather!  I love walking around the yard and seeing all the new things blooming in the yard. My Red Buckeye bloomed for the fist time this year. I've been waiting on that for a few years now.  They don't last long and they are not extremely showy, but if you get close, they have pretty blooms.

I got a couple of irises at the Kolache Festival last year and they bloomed this year.  Unfortunately, I don't know the species names.  I LOVE purple and I think these are just gorgeous!  Check out this one with the yellow top (click the image to see a larger version).  Even the beard has a "petal" on it.  I've never seen anything like that and I think it's really cool.  If anyone knows what these are, please comment and let me know.

The birds are happy too.  I look forward to the Purple Martins showing up in March and I TRY to keep the House Sparrows' nests cleared out of my bird house.  I got some new pins to put in my poles to make it a little easier to move up and down this year.  I love the sound they make and they can gladly have all the mosquitos they can eat!  I also have to be diligent on keeping the House Sparrows out of my bluebird houses. They have come through earlier scouting out the boxes.  Click the More Images link below and you can see video and hear the Martins' calls.

The hummingbirds are in for their first wave in March/April as well. The poor little things are so skinny and they are starving. I always make sure to clean the feeders and keep the solution fresh for them.  We normally just get the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but every once in a while, I see a Rufus come through. For such tiny things, they can be fiesty and make a surprising amount of clicks and whistles.  They are very territorial, but they are so hungry at this time of year, that they will share the feeders pretty well.

See more images here of the birds and blooms from 2015.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Magnolia Depot Days

I went to Magnolia on Saturday with my Jamberry Team Manager, Carin Ponder, for the Magnolia Depot Days.  We had a booth at the festival and even though we had a good chance of rain all day, we actually only got a few drops, so it was a nice day.

We offered Free Shipping as we usually do at our booths and, as always, we have the Buy 3, Get 1 Free special.  We usually have a drawing for an application kit and a sheet of wraps, so if you see us anywhere, be sure to stop by.  Be sure to follow my Facebook Page, Niecy's Nails, to see where I will be next or contact me and we can set up an in-home or online party and you can earn free product.

Don't forget about Mother's Day!


They had a silent auction going on and I got the winning bid on a nice big cinch bag from Thirty-one.  With all the bags I have, I'm a walking advertisement for them. As it normally happens, I usually end up spending more money at other booths and such than I make, but I was after contacts as much as the sales themselves.

Design Dimensions - for that 3D effect
Stop by our booths to try a free sample
My manicure for this show was Happy Go Lucky and Aquamarine (retired now).  It was 9 days old at the time of the show.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rainy Days and Mondays

  • Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
    Sometimes I'd like to quit
    Nothin' ever seems to fit
    Hangin' around
    Nothin' to do but frown
    Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
  •                                                          -The Carpenters

  • Seems like we've had LOTS of rainy days lately and haven't seen the sun in a while.  With all the cold and damp, I've been sick for about a week now and I'm flat worn out. And Mondays? Well, they are just Mondays...  But, hey...no rain in the forecast today and I made it past Monday, so all is not lost!  
  • This past weekend, I had a Jamberry booth at Cajun Fest with my friend, Carin.  It was a long day, but turned out well for the first-ever event of this type. After standing in line for over an hour, she was able to get a couple pounds of crawfish for us to share.  Manicures and Mudbugs...that's what we were all about on Saturday.
  • The folks next to us had really good Cajun food mixes and made us hungry all day with the smells of the samples they had. (Yes, we both brought some home). Most times I go to a show, I usually spend a big portion of my profits at the other booths.
I also hosted a Munzee event during the festival and I had Munzees outdoors around the festival grounds as well as inside by the vendors.  Thanks to my Munzee buddies who came in from Brenham, Houston and Dallas areas.  Rovers and Mystery Virtuals were awarded as prizes and there were lots of greenies to help out with the March clan requirements.  I see my Trail Munzee and other area Munzees got some action as well.  I love this game!

Follow my Jamberry Pages on Facebook and Google+ to keep up with events, specials, tips, etc.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Eventzee

Dear Diary,

Today I started playing a new game...EVENTZEE!  Well, actually a couple of days ago.  This is a new game by the Munzee Team and it is a photo scavenger hunt and you earn points by completing the challenges in an Event.  This week, for fun, the Kickoff is available to everyone and is locationless.  BTW...this post should qualify as one of the clues for me.

Check it out at http://www.eventzeeapp.com/ and on your Android or Apple devices. Start your own photo scavenger hunt or play along.

Be sure to check the Eventzee Blog for more info.

For a limited time, there are Eventzee icons floating around the regular Munzee map.  Cap 'em while ya can! I got one already. :)

Cap on, my friends!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Going, Going, Gone

It's that time of the year.  New Spring/Summer catalogs will be coming out soon for Jamberry Nails and we've got to make room for the new products. In order to do that, some of the items from the Fall/Winter catalog will be going away at the end of February.

Be sure to check this link for a list of the products that are Going, Going and almost Gone! You won't want to miss your favorites.  If you are not part of a party, you may order here anytime during the month of February.

Are you interested in getting some of these wraps for FREE?  How about hosting a party?  If we set up an online party, you won't even have to clean the house or make snacks or find a sitter or....plus, they are so much fun!  Check out the rewards you can earn and let's set up your party today.

Crystalline
To keep track of sales, info and tips, be sure to follow my Facebook Page or Google+ Page.

Have you tried our wraps and/or lacquer?  Show us your Jams! Feel free to post your jamicures on either page.