Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mockingjay Giveaway!

hellllllllo everyone!
head on over to Busy Bee Lauren today to enter a giveaway for my Mockingjay Pin!
mockingjay pin in box edit
and give her some love for looking so stylish while wearing it!
giveaway ends Sunday night so hurry hurry!

Monday, March 26, 2012

penguins turned thieves

too stinkin cute not to share!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

happy hunger games!

i'm so excited for 
i seriously cannot stop listening to this song!
i know i posted that video forever and a half ago but really, it's worth listening to over and over and over and over.

so like i said, excitement beyond belief over here!
my sister-in-law's friend rented out a theater so we get to see the movie at 6:15 instead of waiting in line for-e-ver until midnight like everyone else!
the only thing that could make tonight even more magical is if Matt and i had actually made matching Hunger Games shirts like we joked about doing but then didn't have time to make.
Matt said he would've been on board with a Team Haymitch shirt!

and of course i'll be sporting my mockingjay pin tonight!
got to!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

i LOVE saint patrick's day!
it makes my obsession with neon green seem adorable instead of borderline insane.
i get a reason to paint my nails green and wear my green vans and i'm basically green even down to my tippy toes!
green (1)
green (2)
green (3)
(this is the picture you get when your husband says "don't make t-rex arms". i'll show him)

Friday, March 16, 2012

wants sharks and spooks

i'm so glad it's friday friday gotta get down on friday! this week seemed to be an extra long one. every day i got a job to type up that was mucho terrible and Matt was hardly ever home or away from the computer. but now it's the weekend! yay!

lately i've been pretending we have money and making a list of things i'm drooling over that Matt needs to buy me. basically on the top of the list is the olloclip so we can be cool and take awesome pictures with our iphones.

 i really love the look of the fisheye pictures! and i also need this iphone cover because...well because i'm a penguin lover and i MUST have it!

  penguin iphone case

we also started a shark tumblr this week! why? basically to come up with a sane reason for me to look at as many shark pictures as i already do. and guys, in only 4 days our shark tumblr has already acquired as many followers as i've acquired on my personal tumblr in 6 months. that is freaking insane! and this pic has already gotten over 1,000 likes and reblogs!

  shark feeding 

 i feel so happy that my little shark friends are so popular!
and just because i want to leave you with something to terrify you for days to come check out this gif that Matt made. at first i didn't think it was freaky but then i kept looking at how he's moving in the mirror but not in real life.




pika pika!

pikachu shirt
sometimes i wear my pikachu shirt and take myspace pics.
i'm cool like that.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


i have been super super busy lately making items to sell!
over the weekend i had a couple people request commission work from me so i've been a busy little girl with pattern making and fabric cutting and sewing sewing sewing!
Hobbes Making
matt and i have also been playing Draw Something nonstop!
this game makes me laugh so hard because my drawings are so completely horribly terribly bad.
and of course matt's look amazing.
Zelda Draw Something
ewok draw something

pushover no more

i did something yesterday that i am immensely proud of!
to understand this story you need to understand one thing, my biggest flaws are that i'm way too nice and caring and want everyone to be happy.
that's a super nice way of putting it.
the real way of putting is i'm a huge pushover.
because i want everyone to be happy, i let people walk all over me and i don't say a word about it.
and like i said in my note to 2012, this is a year for building self esteem which includes standing up for myself when necessary.

okay now on to the story.
so i like to think that people can stay friends with their exes.
i mean, we're adults now and adults know how to move on with their lives.
but sometimes certain exes like to spend every time they talk to you rehashing the details of your past relationship and making you feel like complete trash.
so i was talking to one of those exes yesterday, we'll call him Idiot.
Idiot called me to tell me the story of how his girlfriend broke up with him and apparently since i'm his only friend that's a girl he said he was telling me this story "to get a girl's perspective."
long story short, Idiot's girlfriend cheated on him with her ex boyfriend.
which also happens to be the same exact thing Idiot did to me all those years ago.
so Idiot asks for my opinion and i tell him i'm really not the person he should be talking to about this because that's what he did to me and then he spends the next several minutes reminding me what a complete IDIOT he is.
Idiot tells me that in his mind we were never actually together.
Idiot didn't live in arizona when we first met so our relationship was long distance for a while.
one summer we met up in utah and he rode all the way back to arizona with me and spent every day with me while he was here but he said he didn't think we were together so it was perfectly acceptable to sleep with his ex girlfriend right before i picked him up to take him to the airport to send him home.
then Idiot moved to arizona and we spent all this time together and acted very much like boyfriend and girlfriend but i guess all that time didn't count in his idiot brain either because, again, he slept with his ex girlfriend.
basically he spent several minutes telling me how much i didn't matter to him back then and how much he liked to sleep with his ex girlfriend.
and after hearing all of this i was actually speechless.
i know none of what he said is true, it's just his way of making himself feel better for all the crap he pulled with me.
i was sitting there thinking through all the things i could say to counter all this idiot talk.
reminding him of the times we spent together or the time he called me after i was already married to beg me to leave matt and take him back.
the pushover inside me was telling me to let it go while my new self, the self who has a back bone, was telling me to not take this crap.
so what did i do?
i told him i had to go and just hung up.
then i sent him a text telling him we're not gonna talk anymore because he wasn't good enough to be my boyfriend back then and he's not even good enough to be my friend now.
then that idiot got his number blocked!

i'm sure most people will read this and think i'm still a pushover for not yelling at him or giving him a piece of my mind and yeah, i probably should've but i am still so freaking proud of myself for this!
look out world, there's a new Nikki in town!

Friday, March 9, 2012

sister sister

today has been a super fantastic day so far!
after a whole week of working my buns off and dealing with an on again/off again cold (ick!) i got to go to lunch with my sister! 
it's so nice to be able to just sit down to an amazing burger and fries and be able to talk about anything and everything under the sun.
christy you are amazing and i heart you!
sistas 2
sistas 1

Friday, March 2, 2012



Thursday, March 1, 2012

wild things

matt and i went to downtown mesa last saturday to wander through the antique stores and passed this awesome vinyl toy store.
matt is obsessed with these kind of stores but they're always far away in phoenix or scottsdale so he was psyched to see one so close.
and when we saw this print hanging out in there i just couldn't leave without it.
wild things print
isn't it the best?! 
and matt and i have a thing for where the wild things are, specifically max and carol, so it's absolutely perfect in our house!