About Me

What is Nail Me?

I've always liked nail polish.  Now that my kids are not babies anymore, I've been painting my nails a lot and have gotten sucked in to the world of polish blogs.  I started a board on Pinterest for polishes that I covet, and have been posting photos of some of my manicures on Facebook, but decided I wanted another place online to put the polishes I'm using and the ones I can't wait to get someday.

Who is Rachael?

My name is Rachael Heiner, and I was born in November, 1980 in Pennsylvania - a piece of my heart still lives in Philly.

I met my husband, Justin, when we were both 19, and we were married three years later. As of 2011, we've been married for 7 years, and celebrated 10 years as a couple in December 2009.

In May 2006 we were blessed with the birth of Sam, our son. He is the blondest blondie in blondetown and we love him to pieces.  He is currently finding out all about the real world in Kindergarten and kind of obsessed with all things Mario.

In May of 2010, only 8 days after Sam turned 4 we welcomed our second son, Danny, into the family.  He's gotten blonder with time, so now I have a matching set.

I've been a writer for as long as I can remember.  As a little girl, I wrote stories and then continued to start a journal when I was in 5th grade.  I have written articles, papers, short stories, poetry and journals over the years, and now I'm here in the virtual world.  I do some freelance ghostwriting online, and though it's currently on hold until we get used to being a family of four, I can't wait to do more someday soon.

I went to school at the University of Washington and earned my degree in Business Administration in 2001. I went to work doing HR, but left when I had Sam. From the time he was 18 months, I worked part time for a year doing HR Administration until I was laid off in September 08. I looked for a job for a while, but as of now my only job is taking care of Sam and Danny.  It's harder than any "real" job I've ever had!

We live in Bellingham, WA, which is about an hour and a half north of Seattle. It's a college town, not too big, not too small. I love the creative atmosphere and find that I have been writing a lot more since we moved back, as well as reading more books. There are tons of places to go walking and lots of parks to play in.  If you're visiting Bellingham, you should definitely check out Boulevard Park, Village Books, Fairhaven Toy Garden, Bayou on Bay, La Fiamma, and Mallards.

What I Like

Nail Polish!

Reading - Laurell K Hamilton, Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Deaver, Chris Bohjalian, Orson Scott Card, Charlaine Harris, Vampire & Werewolf Novels, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Melissa De La Cruz, Joanne Harris, YA Dystopian Sci-Fi

Movies - Sci-Fi, Vampires, Werewolves, Romantic Comedies, James McAvoy, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Kevin Smith, Sliding Doors, Bride and Prejudice, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas

IMG_4412cTV - X-Files, Alias, Grey's Anatomy, Sportsnight, Pushing Daisies, Heroes, Law & Order, Supernatural, Terra Nova, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, way too many to list... I'm a little bit of a TV Junkie.

Unicorns - I have a huge collection (over 200 items, including 2 tattoos)

Photography - I am especially fond of taking photos of flowers and plants and of my kids.  I got a Canon Rebel for Christmas in 2010, but haven't had a chance to use it as much as I'd like yet.  I would love to take a class to learn how to shoot more in manual, and am constantly drooling over telephoto lenses.

I love talking to my readers, the community is one of my favorite parts of blogging.  Feel free to email me anytime!


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