Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome to my Journey!

Hey ya'll! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy to finally launch a blog that I have started in memory of my daddy, who inspired me to grow out my nails. When my daddy was diagnosed with stage four Squamous Cell Carcinoma on January 25, 2011 I felt like I had been punched in the gut. He was always so kind to me and loved me through my ups and downs without ever turning his back on me. He was a truly GOOD man. I guess the best people are taken early in life to be our angels because after 6 months of fighting, my daddy lost his battle with cancer. 

This is the last picture I had the pleasure of taking with my daddy. We both look a bit silly but I treasure this picture now and always.

Anyway, he was always telling me that I shouldn't bite my nails. "There's worms under there." "You're eating germs." "You wouldn't do that if you knew what was under there." You know, all of those things you hear from people that do not bite their nails. The problem was I had been biting them for all of my life and just could not stop. I had grown them out while he was sick but bit them off again when he passed away. Then I started putting fake nails on to keep from biting them. And this is what happened to my nails....

That is NOT a pretty sight at all. So with the help of some fabulous nail bloggers, I have been on a mission to grow out my nails. It's been a long couple of months and my nails are still far from perfect but they are slowly getting there. I need all of my lovely followers to help me beat my biting habit forever! I believe that I am on the road to healthier nails. 

These are my healthier but very naked nails. I have some really fantastic ladies to thank for helping me get those babies grown out. I've almost caved a few times but the thought of joining these women in the nail blogging world always kept me from doing it. So I want to issue a big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to:


Those aren't the only ones either. So here's a shout-out to all of my SMYTC ladies. :-) I hope you're still with me at the end of this wordy post. I shall be posting a picture of my mani featuring Enchanted Polish's Magical Mystery Tour today. So stay tuned, ya'll! Thanks for reading. :-)

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first blog post! <3 This will be a great way for you to watch your progress with your nails and I'm sure your daddy is up there in heaven with his laptop keeping updated with your blog too! Keep it up girl. LOVE YOU!

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  2. Thanks so much Amber, for everything. I love you too!

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  3. Congratulations April! We are all here for you!
    As Amber said, this is the best tool to be able to see your progress, and I agree, your daddy is definitely on his laptop anxiously waiting for your next post!
    XOXO

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    1. Thank YOU for everything! Your gorgeous nails and continued support have helped me to realize that I *can* do this for myself and will never regret jumping into this mission with both feet. I wouldn't have made it past naming the blog without you. *hugs*

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  4. Congrats on you very first post. Can't wait to see where you take it. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I've had Basal Cell Carcinoma three times and I always worry that I'm going to miss a spot.

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    1. Sara, you will kick that cancer's butt for yourself and for me. :-) I hope that we're able to sit, chat and do nails together in the future. *hugs*

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  5. I am SO PROUD of you, April sweet!!! :-) What a lovely blog. Color scheme totally matches the Southern Sass and Sparkle that is you, my dear friend. I am so excited to be a part of this blog. More importantly, to be honored by your sister-ship. :-)

    Love ya, girl! <3

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    1. Aww! I swear I'm tearing up over here. You are just too kind, chicky! I am so proud to have you with me to be celebrating our blogiversaries together this time next year. Sending my love!

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    2. I look forward to our first year blogiversary celebration. Omgosh, joint giveaway!!! LOL! Eeeeeeeee!!! <3 Prayers and love always finding its way to you from Hawai`i. :-)

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  6. Brilliant first blog post chicky. I love your before and after shots of your nails, they have come such a long way! Cant wait to see what else you have hidden up your sleve ;-)

    Claudia (holo hussy) xx

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    1. I've got several great ideas and a giveaway up my sleeve. Stay tuned. And thank you so much for being there to push me in the right direction. Without you, this blog wouldn't exist! I love ya!

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  7. aww sweet story!! Your daddy will be proud too see youre loving your nails now!!! <3 He inspired you and still does!! Keep up the work hun!!=)

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  8. aww sweet story!! Your daddy will be proud too see youre loving your nails now!!! <3 He inspired you and still does!! Keep up the work hun!!=)

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