Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Year's Eve everyone!!
Matt and i have a super random tradition of going to a Chinese buffet on New Year's Eve and stuffing our faces until we're ready to pop so i'm definitely looking forward to that tonight!
and we'll see if Matt can actually stay awake until midnight so we can be cute and kiss.
every other night of the year Matt can stay up until 3:00 or 4:00 AM no problem but then on New Year's Eve he falls asleep at like 10:00 PM and can't be woken up by anything.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Recap

Christmas was amazing!!
i'm so glad i was able to finish all my ornament making and get things out in time for Christmas and then Matt and i were able to relax and enjoy some time together.
here's a little Christmas goodness for ya.
best present everrrr! Matt knows i love me some sharks!
Padme got a new bone!
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Matt is singing "hey now hey nowwww"
it may seem stupid to get a boy the lizzie mcguire movie but Matt LOVES this movie!
he went to see it at midnight with his friends way back in the day.
true story.
doesn't Matt have the best Christmas present face?? 
i love it!

i can't believe 2011 is over in just a couple days but i'm so excited for what 2012 has in store for us!
in fact, i'll be sharing some big news soon! (no i'm not pregnant)
happy almost New Years everyone!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Card

i hope everyone had a super fantabulous Christmas!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best of

Friday, December 16, 2011


sorry i've been MIA lately.
christmas time is too busy!
enjoy this survey.
and this picture which should have the caption "dang it feels good to be a gansta"

What is your favorite book?  
"where the red fern grows"

What is your favorite movie? 
i most certainly can't pick a favorite but some of the contenders are empire records, that thing you do, elf, a goofy movie, white wolves, selena, and the list goes on and on.

What is your favorite song? 
always a changing but right now it's "all i need" by AWOLNATION. Matt says it's our song. precious.

Who is your hero? 
ron swanson. for obvious reasons.

If you could be any character from literature or film, who would you be? 
roxanne from a goofy movie. she gets to date max and he's seriously the cutest cartoon character ever.

If you could have one super power, what would it be? 
or being able to snap my fingers and magically have my house clean. 
or snap my fingers and magically be all showered and makeup-ed and ready for the day. 
or make people do things with my mind. 
or eat as much as i want and never gain weight.
 man...too many possibilities.

 If you could have three wishes, what would they be? 
1- money. enough for forever and ever.
2- peace and happiness for anyone and everyone under the big bright sun
3- more wishes, of course!

What is your favorite color? 
lime ricky green.

Who is your best friend? 
matty matty matt matt

How many kids do you want to have when you grow up? 

What are your favorite boy & girl names? 
uh...Matt and Nikki
i dont know!!

What is your favorite game? 
hide and seek

Who is your favorite actor? 
cute ones. like james franco.

Who is your favorite actress? 
right now i would probably have to say emma stone. 
and sandra bullock. 
don't judge.

What was your first word? 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
marine biologist or any job having to do with marine animals

What are you good at?
laughing, tetris, eating, crafting

What is your favorite food?
sandwiches. Joey and i have that in common.

Reading or Writing?

What is your favorite time of year?

What do you call your grandmother?
grandma and vovo (grandma in portuguese)

If you could be any animal, which would you be? 
"a dolphin, as long as i was far away from Japan"
(answer copied from Caitlin at To Make Love Stay because it was seriously the perfect answer)

What is your favorite type of music? 
classic rock/80s

 Do you believe in love at first sight? 
not really

What is your favorite hobby? 

What is the last book you read? 
i think it was The Courtship of Princess Leia. 
nerd alert.

What is the last movie you saw? 
It's Kind of a Funny Story

Did you enjoy it? 

Do you collect anything? 
penguins. lots and lots of penguins.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
living elsewhere with the hubsy possibly with some little ones and another puppy and some freshly baked cookies.

What is your favorite restaurant? 
chili's. so pathetic. 
maybe i should say the blue water seafood market and grill in san diego so i sound less lame.

What is your fondest memory? 
going to seattle with Matt. best trip ever!

What gives you the most joy?
Matt. and chocolate. and puppies.

If you could visit any country, where would you go? 
australia or brazil

Do you have any scars? 

Have you ever been to the hospital? 

Have you ever stayed up all night? 
many times. insomnia is fun!

Do you cook anything well?

What was the last thing you did to help someone? 
uh i bought christmas gifts for people this week. does that count as helping?

Thursday, December 8, 2011


so Matt sent me a text today and told me he was scrolling through his google reader when he saw something familiar and told me to check it out.
i go to (of course Matt reads that blog right?) and i'm scrolling scrolling and then i stop dead when i see MY Dr. Who christmas ornaments staring me in the face!!
well not really because you can't stare a weeping angel in the face and live to tell about it but...
there were my ornaments NOT staring me in the face!!
this seriously made my whole day! my whole christmas! my whole boxing day! my whole next year and a half!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


two more ornament sets were added to my shop this past weekend!
the Dr. Who set is especially popular!
in fact i'm in the process of making five orders of those Tardis and Weeping Angel ornaments right now!
gotta go get to it!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cold Pup

our poor little pup has been cold this winter.
she wears a hoodie but apparently that's not enough to keep her cozy.
she's been refusing to get out of her bed in the morning and curls up in the tiniest ball when she's sleeping and even gets little shivers.
i felt so bad for her today that i did this.
and she slept and enjoyed that little heater soooo much!
she's the biggest wimp ever but so dang cute!

S- S- Survey

a survey for you!
mostly because i have a hard time seeing a survey and not doing it.
i blame myspace for that. oh the good old days.
but also so everyone can get to know me better.
because i know you desperately want to.

what's a nickname only your family calls you?
"Nini" the nephews had a hard time saying the Ks in my name so i became Nini and it just kinda stuck. i even catch Matt calling me that sometimes.

what's a weird habit of yours?
when i see something in a store i like or think is cute i make funny sounds while i play with it. Matt LOVES to make fun of me for it.

what's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone?
i don't have a specific one but when i'm in the car by myself and feel like belting something it's usually Michael Jackson i turn to. or maybe one from my jr high/high school days.

1. what's one of your biggest pet peeves?
people that i don't know calling and not leaving a message. when i'm screening my calls and don't know who you are the polite thing to do would be to leave a message so i'm not wondering who you are. am i right??

2. what's one of your nervous habits?
talking fast. or getting bright red. or crying. i seriously have the worst nervous habits. 

3. what side of the bed do you sleep on?
the right

4. what was your first stuffed animal and its name?
it was a little pink teddy bear named "pinky". i was very VERY upset when my parents threw it away. poor pinky.

5. what's the drink you always order at starbucks?
caramel apple spice mmmmm! we actually never go to starbucks now even for that because at the beginning of winter we just go and buy their cinnamon dolce syrup and make our own at home. greatest idea we've ever had! 

6. what's the beauty rule you preach but never actually practice?
love the way you look. love the way you are. love everything about you. and all that good stuff.

7. which way do you face in the shower?
away from the water mostly

8. do you have any "weird" body "skills"? arms bend a weird way when i straighten them. it grosses Matt out.

9. what's your favorite comfort food/food that's bad but you love to eat it anyway?
ice cream. makes me sick but i still love it. if i had to pick a food that didn't make me sick it would be popcorn!

10. what's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
"no way jose!" and "ALL THE THINGS"

11. time to sleep - what are you wearing?
jammie jam pants and a t-shirt.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Work From Home

you know you work from home when "getting dressed" only means you put on a nicer pair of sweatpants and a shirt you didn't sleep in the night before.

more ornament making to do tonight!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


heyyyyo it's december and i cannot even believe it!
where the heck did november go??
even arizona seems to know it's december because i woke up this morning to cloudy skies and a slight drizzle.
and i even woke up with the blanket still on me this morning.
yeah usually the blanket is just there for looks so i was utterly delighted!

along with good weather and christmas, december brings Two Peas in a Space Pod's first sponsor!
woot woot!
"Hi!! I'm Meg.
I'm engaged to my best friend, raising a rescue pup named after a baseball player, & going to school full-time. I love "Americanized" Asian food, sleeping-in, & daydreaming. The Kissy Pearl is a little blog I started as a journal to my future self - something to look back on when i am "grown up"."

Meg is such a cute girl! seriously, you will love her!
and i'm a sponsor this month over at The Kissy PearlTea Talk and Talk2TheTrees!
go check it out!

now i have to jet because i opened my Two Peas in a Space Pod Etsy shop this week and i have some orders to be made and shipped!
oh you didn't know my shop opened up?
well check that out too!!
it's an exciting time in the Two Peas world right now!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mustaches Forever

i have the best hubsy!
he spent all last saturday making me the coolest hoodie in the universe! THE UNIVERSE!
i seriously can't stop wearing it.
i saw a picture of it in internetland a while ago and got all wide eyed and said "must. have. now."
ya know like in that robot voice.
never have i seen an article of clothing that screamed NIKKI as much as this.
i love love LOVE it!
but seriously, who wouldn't??

Sunday, November 27, 2011

ho ho ho

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? both!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? in our house now he wraps them up but when i was growing up he didn't.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? i like colored on the tree but right now we have white lights. and the big old school colored ones go outside!

4. Do you hang mistletoe? no we don't but i always wanted to hang it from a ceiling fan, gilmore girls style!

5. When do you put your decorations up? right after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? green bean casserole. or basically any dessert.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? getting donuts and hot chocolate and seeing the temple lights

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? i don't remember. probably one of my siblings told me.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?  if Matt lets me!

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? with all the ornaments i got from my grandma while growing up.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? i love it!

12. Can you ice skate? i could the last time i 3 or 4 years ago.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? i loved my doodle bear! anyone remember those? they were so awesome! or my sewing machine Matt surprised me with!

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? friends and family

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?  peppermint bark

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? making cookies with Matt!

17. What tops your tree? a star

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? giving

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? yummy!

20. Favorite Christmas show? the the the THE GRINCH!

21. Saddest Christmas Song? last christmas

22. What is your favorite Christmas song?  carol of the bells
santa matt
Matt makes the very best santa!

Christmas Christmas Everywhere

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
we put up all of our decorations and it looks like Santaland in here.
notice Matt's Christmas list. he loves to ask for expensive things.
and we put up our tree with all of our pretty ornaments!
my grandma has given me ornaments every year for Christmas for as long as i can remember so our tree is covered in the best, mostly penguin, ornaments.
this year Matt got the perfect one!
way to go grandma! 
i love all the penguin ones but i think my favorites are the ones with the eskimos!
i just love looking around and seeing Christmas everywhere!
i guess i need to start buying gifts now.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

hip hip hipster

so i just finished my work and was messing around on the interwebz and found this link to turn yourself into a hipster and since i really don't want to be folding the laundry right now i decided to play!
my hipster version of me and Matt.
nikki (1)
and Matt's hipster version of us!
i think Matt's version shows off our nerdy sides while mine shows basically how we would look if we lived in the pacific northwest like we wish we did.
and both make me laugh every time i see them!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


since it's thanksgiving week i thought it only fitting to write a post about the things i'm most thankful for.

i'm thankful for my siblings
oh my gosh that picture is so old but that's the only picture i have of all of us.
i'm so lucky to have brothers and sisters that live close by (except derek. sad face.) and that i'm actually seriously friends with.
especially my sisters. they're my best friends and i love them to pieces!
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i'm thankful for my daddy
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he is the most selfless person i know.
every single time i need something i immediately bust out my phone to call my dad.
he knows how to do everything!
he's my mechanic, my mover, my handyman, my confidant.
he's my daddy! he's amazing and i don't know what i'd do without him.

i'm thankful for Padme
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it may sound stupid to say i'm thankful for a puppy but she's my baby.
she was so teeny tiny when we got her. 
she was and still is so stinkin cute! i love her!

i'm thankful for Matt
(i'm sure this one goes without saying but i'm gonna say it anyway)
he is by far the best thing that's ever happened to me!
the first picture i ever took of Matt.
i was trying to be sneaky so he wouldn't know so it's a picture of his reflection.
yes i am a loser.
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matt kissy face
he's so much more than i deserve.

so there you have it, the things i'm most thankful for!
i hope everyone has a happy turkey day!

Monday, November 21, 2011


this weekend we were busy little bees around this house.
i spent my time doing more ornaments and plushies which will soon be in the two peas in a space pod Etsy shop!
woot woot!
if you've been wanting a certain themed ornament or plushie for a long time but just haven't been able to find the right one you should email me and i'll make it for you! 
we're mostly beyond nerdy at the moment. 
here's a sneak peek!
coming soon are ninja turtles, dr. who, mario, more star wars (of course), calvin and hobbes, yo gabba gabba, dinosaurs and more!
if you can ignore the fact that i'm dressed up in the best early christmas present ever ever ever, A PENGUIN ONESIE, then you can see the little ornaments all hanging on the tree including angry birds ornaments!
honestly, the best part of my weekend was getting that onesie!
thank you Amy and Chase!!
i am now the proud owner of 3 onesies but this one is by far the best!
i will be sleeping in style all winter long!

Matt was busy this weekend too being the best hubsy ever and fixing up my blog!
 did you notice my blog got a makeover??
i love it!
a thousand thank yous to Matt! you're the best!


seth cohen always says it best!

i am so excited that this week is thanksgiving! 
food, family, food, being thankful and more food.
and i only have to work 3 days this week which of course is THE best part!