Zoya Destiny & Konad Animal Print Nails!

These turned out really pretty! I used Zoya Pixie Dust in Destiny, then put a clear coat of Seche Vite over it, (because it's texture polish) and then I stamped the animal print (cheetah?) with my Konad stamper plate M57, (and 1 more coat of Seche Vite). I love the way Destiny sparkles in the sun! I'm getting much more used to stamping now and my shorter stamper I bought from Winstonia Store helps a lot too! :-)

(I do use Amazon Associates, but not because I've made any money- because I haven't! lol! But I like that I can show a picture/link with a product when I'm blogging. Plus I do recommend Amazon.com for their low prices. That or Ebay!)

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Dollar Tree Crock Pot Beef Stew

This beef stew was made with Dollar Tree grocery ingredients. (Some Dollar Tree locations now have freezer aisles & canned/dry goods.) My paycheck has been a over $100.00 short lately because of the US Government Sequestration. So, I've had to come up with some cheap but filling dinner ideas.

  • Egg Noodles from Dollar Tree 12oz bag. (Only use half the bag & don't add them until the last hour).
  • 1 Package of frozen mixed veggies Steam'ables 10oz from Dollar Tree
  • 3 packages of frozen Rib Eye steak meat from Dollar Tree 3oz each. Cut into small pieces.
  • 1-2 medium sliced, diced or whole onions- your preference (The onions are not from Dollar Tree)

I mix my sauce first and whisk it together in a large bowl, then I pour it over the meat & veggies in the crock pot. Stir everything together.
  • 2 cups of Water 
  • 1 cup of Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoons of salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon Goya Adobe all purpose seasoning. (Red lid)
  • 3 tablespoons of Flour (Whisk into sauce).

Directions: Cook for 7 hours on low in the crock pot. During the last hour of cooking- add the egg noodles and stir well. (This makes around 5 servings.)

You can add whatever veggies you have laying around, I had half a bag of baby carrots left over, so I put those into the stew as well.

 If you're looking for a regular Crock Pot Beef Stew recipe click here.

Other Dollar Tree related blogs: 

My Dollar Tree is Freaking Amazing!

* Everything was purchased by myself, I am not affiliated with Dollar Tree.

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Sindie Pop Lacquer: Golden Raspberries

I've wanted this color awhile! Sindie Pop Lacquer recently had a restock and Golden Raspberries was available! She also sent me a free gift of Nightshifter, which is a silvery mauve color with aqua shimmer in it. I still have to try it out. This was my first order from Sindie Pop. She packaged everything so nicely too!

Sindie Pop Golden Raspberries is a gorgeous raspberry purple color with lot's of golden shimmer and sparkles. It removed pretty easy with polish remover. This was 2 coats with 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat.

*Golden Raspberries was purchased by myself. Nightshifter was included with my order as a free gift.

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Rat Kids!

Here's a few recent photos of some of my pets rats!


 Teddy & Templeton stayed like this on my bed, after I pet them.

 Emile using Remy as a pillow!

 Emile and Teddy and um... rat balls... lol.



Zoya, Konad & a gift from The Netherlands!

After posting about some of the Zoya summer Pixie Dusts, I went and also ordered Destiny. A pretty orange coral.

I tried out a gradient with Destiny & Miranda.

My friend Maaike (Mee-ka) on Instagram & I decided to send each other each a little package. (We both love nail polish and pet rats!) She sent me a pretty turquoise Essence Nail Polish in Let's Get Lost & Lipton strawberry cupcake tea, all the way from The Netherlands! (The tea tastes like strawberry jam!) I'm sending her a Zoya polish & some treats for her ratties.


I found some of the new L.A. Girl 3d Effect polish on eBay! I still have to swatch them and I'm planning on doing a gradient with them!

I finally got my first Konad image plate. One with a Zebra & Cheetah pattern. I've only ever used stamping plates from Winstonia Store, so I was surprised Konad's look exact to Winstonia's plates. I also got Konad special stamping polish in Black & White. And a new little stamper set from Winstonia Store.

My first Konad mani! I just stamped over my Esscense polish to test it out, so there was some tip wear, etc. My new shorter stamper is a lot easier to handle than the longer one I was using before.

I also did purple zebra nails. With China Glaze Spontaneous!

I also found a nice large plastic container to store all.... 104 of my nail polishes in. I organized the polish by brand in little plastic baggies.

I will leave off with this funny Someecard, because I just ordered polish 105 from Sindie Pop Lacquer last night, a color I've been wanting for ages, and she finally restocked! Golden Raspberries!

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