#SAGlimpse day 59

Day 59 of the San Antonio Bloggers Instagram photo a day challenge is finished February project.

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My finished February project is finishing our photo a day challenge!

Today’s picture is the final one. I had fun during the 59 days and I hope it gave you a good peek into my everyday life and that you learned something new about me!

Thanks for following along on the photo journey!

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Pinots Palette

Have you heard of Pinot’s Palette? A fun new twist on a painting class. Bring a bottle of wine (or any drink of your choice) and some snacks and come out for a step by step instructional night of art.

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San Antonio is fortunate enough to have a newly opened Pinot’s Palette location that the hubbs and I recently visited for one of our rare date nights out.

I packed a picnic basket of goodies, grabbed a bottle of sangria and we made our way over.

We were welcomed by owner and manager Cristina as soon as we walked in the door. People were already chilling bottles of wine in tubs of ice, grabbing provided eating utensils and bottles of water and socializing while waiting for our instructions to start.

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Our resident artist instructor Sonia called the evening to a start and we all settled in front of our canvases with our paints and brushes ready to go.

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This was the painting of the night that we were going to be taught to recreate.

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Gorgeous but a bit daunting for a zero art ability person such as myself. But Sonia reassured us that we could do it!

Step by step we were walked through how to do it for ourselves.

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With little breaks in between to allow for our paint to dry and to grab another snack or glass of wine, the evening lasted about 2-2.5 hrs. Time flys when you’re having fun!

Mine turned out a bit darker than what I was trying to do, more of a night time sky than a spring day sky, but I’m proud of it; the only acrylic painting I’ve ever done!

The hubbs and I had such an amazing time. We love finding unique things to do when we get a chance to get away from our 3 minis. We’re already picking out another painting we’d like to try. We’re definitely going back!

Be sure to check out and like them on Facebook, and book your date now!

#SAGlimpse day 58

Day 58 of the San Antonio Bloggers Instagram photo a day challenge is up.

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Up aboveboard my headboard.

I’m sitting here lying in bed dreading that I have to go to work in about 10 minutes and staring at the birds above me.

I love the vinyl wall art stickers. I could decorate the whole house in them!

DIY Manicure of the week: birthday nails!!

Yesterday was my mini queen daughter Honor’s first birthday (i cant believe it!) and so this week’s DIY manicure is birthday nails!

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Since Honor is the one and only mini queen out of our 3 minis, these nails are all out pink, purple and girly!

Use LA Colors nail polish in white, frill and edgy to get my look.

I did my thumb, middle finger and pinky in frill for bright pops of pink. My pointer and ring finger are painted white.

To make my candle I painted a line about half the length of my nail using edgy and topped it off with a dot of orange for the flame. Dot on balloons in the same color and draw thin squiggle lines for their string. For an easy confetti nail, simply dot in the colors.

Happy polishing!

#SAGlimpse day 57

Day 57 of the San Antonio Bloggers Instagram photo a day challenge is homemade.

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Both the cake and the mini queen are homemade by me!

Today is Honor’s 1st birthday. I don’t do big first birthday parties primarily because I have no family here with me in Texas, so I don’t see the point in a big party without them. We do still celebrate of course; we celebrate her everyday!

I made a dark chocolate, chocolate chip cake. One mini one for my mini queen and one regular sized one for her mini monster big brothers.

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