Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Thing Tuesday – Inspiration House


Ruffles and Rust decorated a new home by the Mietzner Group in Snohomish and called the event The Ruffles and Rust Inspiration House.  Yes, I was definitely inspired by the creative decorating in this house. They brought together seven vendors who blended vintage with modern and came up with ideas to inspire us all. If you missed this wonderful event you can still visit the Ruffles and Rust Square in downtown Snohomish, or at their web site at
– Karen


friendsfavz/kidfavz, Print Design Nails with Emily


Wednesdays we devote to the young people in our lives.

I have so many young people in my life and I love how creative they are.  Today Emily is going to share, How to Paint your Nails with a print design. Thanks for visiting with us Emily!


Mod Mondays


Welcome to Mod Mondays! This is where friends share what is hip and new! This week I checked in with Natalie, a junior in high school to see what the younger generation is finding fun and new!

Lacquer nail polish at the salons seem to be all the rage, last longer and do not chip like regular nail polish. To create this look at home Natalie got a new Gelish nail polish, Top it off, top coat,  and mini UV gel light to make her nails look like she got lacquer nails from a salon! I found the polish for under $5, Top Coat for $15 and mini UV light for under $25 at Sally Beauty Supply. I saw her nails and they looked really great!


I am currently looking for the ultimate place to get my nails done.  Yesterday I tried a new place, Lovely Nails in Bothell and loved the warm rock massage on my legs. However, I am always in search of the “best” salons.  I like a place where they are gentle with your toes, since  I tend to be incredibly sensitive and enjoy a pedicure when they have a soft touch. I find it  hard to relax during a  pedicure when you feel like someone is tickling your toes. Are certain features more important to you when choosing a nail salon? If you have a recommendation I would love to hear it and share with our friends here at friendsfavz.

Join us on Wednesday for  a How to video with Emily as she goes through the steps to create  print nails.


– Karen Baughn

New Thing Tuesday!


This week I tried a new wine, Milgrandt Vineyards Pinot, with my friend Laurie! ImageLaurie was telling me about a twitter event that she joined in on Thursday night with Sean P. Sullivan @wawinereport. He chooses a wine that everyone goes out and buys and tries on the designated Thursday night. Then he begins to asks questions to the twitter followers.

He started out with questions about the label and ended up with, is it a buy or sell. They all join in and comment on the wine and it becomes a great community event. I caught one of the tweets that night and was wondering what was up and tried to follow. I must admit that I am often baffled by twitter. I found the wine they were talking about but didn’t realize that it was a virtual tasting event. I forgot about it until we had Laurie and her husband over for dinner and she walked in with this wine, the Milbrandt Pinot, for us to taste. She told me about the twitter event and then it all made sense.

I looked it up later on twitter and saw all the chatter going on that night regarding the wine. I think the consensus was that it was a light and crisp Pinot for a good price at $13 a bottle that would go well with many foods. I am now following Washington Wine Report so I can join in the next tasting! What fun. I will keep you posted when the next virtual wine tasting event is, in case you want to join in the tasting too.

You can also check out Washington Wine Tasting at

Have you tried a new wine lately that you would recommend to a friend?