Monday, January 20, 2020

Life Changer! ColorStreet Nail Polish

Good Morning Ladies!

I am shocked that I haven't written in so long!  First, you need material, Second, you have to sit down and write!  Looking back on our pictures, I've had material, but I just haven't shared.  I 'm sorry!

Today, I want to tell you about ColorStreet nail polish strips!  I don't get paid to try product, and I would not say I like something that I don't!  But, I feel as women, we SHOULD share things, that we love, that saves money, and time!  I ride Horses, Garden, Plus all the other Women duties.  I am hard on my nails.  Regular nail polish is good for about 1 day, or I would pay the MONEY for gel at the saloon.  Who has time for that!  PLUS, I had never thought about exposing my hands to UV light.  I love ColorStreet and have been using it a year this month.  

SO OUT of my Box, but got some many compliments!

So, let me back up a little......How was I introduced to this product.  Our youngest daughter is in Physical Therapy School.  She will graduate in May!  Woo HOO!  She has studied her tail off for 2 1/2 years while in PT school, 4 years for her Bachelors and now studying for the boards, while doing 40 hour Clinicals.  She does NOT have time to work a job for extra money.  Back in Jan 2019, she hosted a party for a classmate's wife, that sells ColorStreet and is a nurse.  Brianna's party did pretty well and I was hooked!   For weeks, she discussed maybe it would be a good avenue for some extra money.  This is how she does, back and forth!  Finally, I said, "What do you have to loose? How much does it cost to join? What is in the Kit? And, what if you only make a $100 dollars a month?  That is a hundred in your pocket? So, she joined!  She was easily making a $100 a month.  

Then her older sister, Megan wanted to join....Megan has a really GOOD job, but she wanted to make extra money for some vet bills that she had incurred with her barrel horses.  Brianna was a little upset that Megan might take some of her customers.  I had to explain about having a downline and how it works.  Megan may take a couple of her clients, but a portion of commission still comes up.  Well, Megan hit the ground running and she has signed up ladies.  Now, Brianna is not only making money off what she sells, plus commission on all those ladies under her.  Last month she made $500 ON NAILS and Megan made $700.  What the What!!!  I don't how many times, I have said, I wish ColorStreet was around when I was selling BeautiControl.  They do all their parties completely online!  So easy.  I LOVED BeautiControl, but it was a lot of work, and lugging all that product to someone's home.  Could You use an extra $100?  So what is ColorStreet…..

Hostess Award

So, What is ColorStreet?

Made in the USA - Love this!

100% Nail polish that is poured into strips that just presses on

16 double ended strips, so most get 2 manicures, and a Pedi

(Reseal your package with a flat iron to save extras)

NO heating to apply

NO dry time, Apply and GO!

No Smudges

Last for up to 14 days!  REALLY!  

Remove with Regular Nail Polish remover!  Mineral Fusion is the BEST!
                    Check out YouTube, How to Remove ColorStreet Nail polish in 60 seconds!

Cost $11-$14 Buy 3 get 1 Free, French Buy 1 get 1 free

It has never been so easy to have Beautiful Nails.   So many cute Colors, designs, Solids, Glitters, Holiday designs, Glow in the Dark for Halloween. Super easy to apply.

Do YOU love having beautiful nails and are tired of the upkeep, Paying at the salon, and Sitting at the salon?  If so, then YOU need ColorStreet.  Could YOU use some Extra $$$?  Do YOU need a new washer?  Would YOU like new Carpet?  A Vacation?  Never in our thinking, would they be making this kind of money selling nail polish strips!  Brianna is saving for their Honeymoon this fall with her income. 

 If any of this interest you, Please Join, Brianna's Nail Necessities on FaceBook.  Reach out to her for a sample or questions about the Business opportunity.   The link to order is under the pages Description.  The link changes at times, because it is a party set up under their name, therefore, not only are they making commission, but earning free nails that they sell out right.   Or if your prefer, email her at

                                                  Some of the ones that I have worn!

My favorite!

Labor Day Nails

This was at about two weeks, look at the growth, but ends still look good!

Looks so cute with flannels!

These were at two Weeks!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kitchen Renovation

This is the kitchen in the house, that we finally bought, after looking at 25 houses!  I think, I may have been really tired of looking, because I didn't catch a couple of things.  But, It would not have mattered really, because the house was in pretty good shape and the area of town that we wanted.

I just walked in and said, Oh, I least this one has been updated....... We had looked at some with metal cabinets, or just old cabinets.  Someone had extended that tile backsplash down for the counter top.  But, down there in the corner where that microwave is, it was completely different tile!

And while we were sitting in the floor scrubbing grout, my daughter says, why is that door so dark.  The one under the sink.  I couldn't believe it.  Everything is raised panel doors and that one was a flat panel.

                                                    Who knew, that the grout was white.......

We had decided that we wanted to paint them white.  Off to Lowes to look at cabinets in stock to see if we could find a color that we liked. Then we went and picked out paint chips to find something close.  We used Valspar w/primer.  When you take your doors off, number them, so they can be put back in the right spot.  I did a light sanding before we painted.

 We had painted all the cabinets.  When you looked inside the cabinets, some of the sides seemed to be off.  My husband decided he just couldn't wait to get granite counter tops. When, we got an estimate for the granite, the guy mentioned that he hoped we could get the counter tops off without tearing up the cabinets.  We did, but then I could see why things looked weird.  I told hubs, we are not putting granite on this junk.  So, every bottom cabinet on that side came out.

 And it really was a good thing, because the wall had been patched back there and not very well.  We tore more sheet rock off and put in wall insulation around all those water lines.

                            At least we shut the door to the mice that had been coming in through there.

                               Back to Lowes for base cabinets and another gallon of the cabinet paint.

I guess this is the only picture that I took of new cabinets going back in.  This was not an easy task.  Shims, shims and shims to make every thing level from the front to back and side to side.

Here is the finished product.  We went with the granite over the washer/dryer adding more counter top space.

There was some little crappy trim across the top of the cabinets that came down.  And, I replaced it with chair rail.  I looked all over for something different, but nothing that would work was to be found.

                                                            It Turned out great!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Exterior Makeover

Our Daughter got accepted to Masters Program close to home.  We were so excited! My thought was, money saved, she could live at home and help with the horses. But, when reality sunk in, with morning and evening traffic, it was an hour commute in both directions. That was time that she would need to be studying.  So, we started looking for her a place to live.  After checking out apartment rentals and the HIGH cost, we decided to look for something to buy.  Another shocker!  Location, Location, Location really is a driving point for price.  We looked at 25 houses!  The first couple we looked at, we thought may work and wanted to think about it for a minute.  The next day, there were multiple offers!!  Then this one came on the market, it fit our budget, good location, two full bathrooms, and good floor plan. We wrote an offer on the spot!  But, It still needed some LOVE!

This is how it looked when we bought it.  TV cables running down the brick and all along the house trim. Someone had closed in the carport at some time and it was just straight up ugly!

We closed on the house at the end of May and my daughter and roommates would move in the first of August.  Even thou the house was in pretty good shape, it took me all summer working on the inside and doing some outside.  We had to make the home secure!  This front door was not going to work.

No, NO, my daughter was not staying there with a door jam that looked like that! That door really dated the house.  We wanted to Update.  The market is good in this area, so we are hoping for a good return when we sell in three years.

                                                 We wanted to go with a Craftsman look.

What a difference a new door makes.  I am so thankful that it was not a DIY project that I took on.  It took carpenters banging, prying, cutting and banging some more to get that door casing out.  They also framed out the closed in garage, for a garage door.  When, both of the doors went in, all the neighbors were paying attention.

                                                Tearing out the front wall of the garage.

After a summer of painting and cleaning the inside, I really didn't want to take on the task of the outside. The guys we hired did an excellent job.  I am not sure those wood windows had ever been scraped or reglazed around the glass panels.  Except, the ones someone had replaced with plexiglass....WHAT??  Yes, that is what I said.  I had a glass company come out and replace 10 panels of plexi with real glass!  Back to the painters, they scraped and scraped, new glaze around all window panels and caulked.  They caulked places that I would have missed and power washed the brick.  The prep took several days.  It would have taken me weeks.  Then they painted.


 We were in love!  It looked like a new house.  Now, was time to make Cedar shutters.  We've made a few sets in the past.  Easy easy.

                                                     From This TO THIS!!!

Here is the final product.  It looks entirely different than when we purchased it.  I hope this inspires you to update your home.  Your home is your castle.  The smallest projects can make a big difference.  We could have stopped at the doors and the house looked great! But the Paint Job, OH MY, It really made it Fresh.  Below, I listed our expenses, to give you an idea what a project like this will run you.  Please don't be a lurker, leave a comment and let me know that you were here! 

Run down on expenses...
New front door $225
New garage door $900
Labor to install front door, and case out opening $500
Paint house (included all labor & supplies) $2700
Husband and friend installed the vinyl siding around the garage door
Cedar shutters - 8 cedar boards, Cedar stain - We made them and installed