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 tried...like 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.
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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!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


i finished my work really early yesterday and decided to do some creatin'.
i love when that happens.
i made some cutie little ornaments like this guy!
i'm thinking about making a whole bunch more like these and opening up my etsy shop again.
making these put me in the most christmasy spirit.
i've been listening to christmas music today and begging Matt to let me put up our tree and decorations already.
he said we can't until after thanksgiving but i'm sure i'll wear him down.
also...what is it about mint M&Ms that makes them soooo delicious that i cannot stop eating them no matter how sick they make me??
somehow the bowl finds its way onto my desk and then while i'm working i just pop them in my mouth ALL THE TIME!
no bueno yet SO bueno.

Monday, November 14, 2011

trailer and stuff

the first day back at work after a vacation is absolutely the worst!
all day i've just felt like uuuuggghhhhhhhh.....
that also might have something to do with the migraine that's been bothering me for the past couple days.
that's right, i start off the vacation with a cold and then finish it off with a migraine.
oh and Matt finally caught my cold too so he spent all day yesterday laying on the couch.
i think we might need to take a little vacation from our vacation.
good thing Thanksgiving is only a week away!

also...the Hunger Games trailer came out today.
i'm completely torn after seeing this trailer.
is it gonna be good? are they gonna ruin Hunger Games for me?
i can't decide!
i thought i would like the actress they picked for Katniss but after watching this i'm not so sure.
i think movie Peeta is uuuuuugly. good thing i'm team Gale.
the sets look pretty cool.
Haymitch doesn't look anything like i pictured.
my plan is to not think too much about it so i can be pleasantly surprised when it comes out.
that always works out better than having high expectations and being let down.

Friday, November 11, 2011


five years ago today, almost exactly at this time, i was marrying the love of my life!
best five years ever!
Matt, you are everything to me.
you can always make me smile and laugh! you're so sensitive and kind! you're hardworking and so talented! you're the cutest boy i know! you're more than i could've ever dreamed!
i love you so much!

p.s. it is now 11:11 AM as i'm writing this!

Midnight Run

what is the coolest thing we could possibly do at the stroke of midnight on our anniversary?
buy the harry potter complete 8 film collection on blu-ray OF COURSE!
and some butterfinger jingles and mint M&Ms because it's the most wonderful time of the year!
enjoy the many faces of Matt!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


like i said, the best part of the trip was the cold weather and i was seriously so ridiculously excited about the snow!
i've never been in snow while it's actually snowing before.
can you tell i live in the desert?
it started snowing when we were in Payson and we got to drive through  a snowy mess that made me nervous even though it really wasn't that bad.
and then on Monday we woke up to snow falling and i ran right outside!
after a few hours we got some real snow to play with!
i made a midget snowman.
and Matt threw snowballs at things.

and Padme looked so stinking cute!

i love snow!
i'm sure Matt is a little nervous now because i can't stop talking about how badly we need to move somewhere that gets snow!
i've always wanted to go somewhere with cold weather and rain but now i think snow is also a must have.
we had so much fun with it!
we drove into town for dinner that night. mostly because we were craving pie.
and when we were walking back out to our car both Matt and i almost slipped on the ice and fell on our butts!
mental note if we move to a place with snow: get better shoes.
if you notice in the pictures Matt is wearing his moccasins and i'm wearing skate shoes.
again...desert kids.
we can't wait to take another trip up there this winter to play in the snow some more!