Naturally Dreamy

A blog about my life as an INFP living with an ESFJ, INTJ, and my pup. I blog about earth-friendly living and life through my eyes – not necessarily in that order. Come put your feet up where life is Naturally Dreamy!


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Selective Memory

In school, I briefly took a logic course. There was a chapter on “selective memory” which I found disturbing.

As I recall, the idea is, say you go into a photo booth, 10 times. 8 out of those 10 times you get pricked. Likely as not, when you think about going into a photo booth next, you’re going to think or say, “I don’t want to. I always get hurt when I go in there.”

But the truth of the matter is, twice, you didn’t get stabbed and you had a great time. But either a positive or a negative memory has the capability or overshadowing other memories so that really truly in your mind you only remember the negative/positive experiences.

Also, the other thing is you’re more likely to notice when something happens versus when something doesn’t happen. Usually, unless they are being facetious, someone wouldn’t say, “Remember that time you didn’t tell a joke?”

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Winter Nail Art Challenge – Christmas Tree

It’s getting so close to Christmas!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your family or whomever you are spending it with!! 🙂

For this challenge, I was inspired by several different manicures I saw on Pinterest the last few days. (Sparkly ornament, Minimalist Tree)

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Winter Nail Art Challenge – Winter Characters

Winter Characters is such a cool theme idea, but I had trouble landing on what I wanted to do. Were my skills up for drawing the cast of Hogfather? What about Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future? Frosty has usually scared me, and I definitely wasn’t going to be able to pull off the Grinch.

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Tuxedo Cookies

I had an idea to make “tuxedo cookies” because I had both white and dark chocolate chips on hand. I’d also just gotten a new phone, one that had photo-capability (how old did I sound in that sentence lol?) and so I thought I’d document in pictures my experimental recipe.

Well, it turned out – or rather they turned out – to be pretty much the most awesomest-tasting and textured cookie ever, and when BT asked if I’d written down the recipe and I said no, he reacted as if a tragedy had struck us.

They were really good cookies.

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Winter Nail Art Challenge – Wrapping Paper or Bows

I didn’t have many ideas right off the bat for this challenge – I couldn’t remember what Christmas wrapping paper looked like (I’m not kidding – for a few years the only wrapping paper we could locate in the house was baby shower paper, and we didn’t even remember going to a baby shower…), and I wasn’t sure what to do for the bows…

Then I thought of the gingerbread on my other hand (I’m doing one hand at a time) and thought about keeping with the playful theme by showing the wrapping process!

I knew this was going to be a tall order, and possibly too abstract, but when I thought of clipart-style scissors and tape floating on a bright background, I really wanted to give it a go.

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Winter Nail Art Challenge – Gingerbread

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I wanted to tap into the happy feel and bright candy colors of gingerbread decoration, so I stared with colorful backgrounds. I kept them light or pastel so the brown would show up.

 

I don’t actually own brown nail polish, though. When my friend visited and we did nail art, we found equal parts light green and orange with a dab of black make brown!

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