Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Eternal Garage Sale

My sister K in the ATL is having a Garage Sale.
Check it out.
Need a new handbag?
Who doesn't?!?!?!?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day @ the Ft. Worth Zoo

Christmas day Brian and I went to the Ft. Worth Zoo.

Here are some of the
we saw!

HUGE Alligator

Cool Penguins

Cheesy Brian
(he should have been in a cage too!)

Elegant stripes

More stripes....he was even strutting his stuff for us.

We had a fun day that did not feel at all like Christmas!

100th Post Hijacked!

So my 100th post was officially Hijacked! I will have to use another milestone to mark my blogging journey....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Hacking, Merry Hacking fa la la la la!

Time for a change to the tunes...this music has been brought to you by the
Hacking Christmas Moose:

...fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

ICE @ The Gaylord Texan

Wow... it has been over a month since I last posted.
What a looser!
Oh well... On to the fun pictures!

Friday my company had our Christmas Party.... Lunch at the Riverwalk Cafe in The Gaylord Texan and then we went to ICE.
ICE is a large display of hand carved Ice sculptures. They fly in Chinese ice artists and you walk through (yes literally through) the display at something like 30 below! They give you these cute blue jackets to wear so you don't freeze your tooshie off.

Old Man Winter welcomes you.....

Santa's Elf hangs on for dear life... We must not forget the polar bears along the river...The bridge over the "river".On Santa's Lap...
Santa's Sleigh... doubles as an ICE slide!
Yes, you get to slide down the ramps right below the reindeer!!!
Angels we have heard on high...On to the true meaning of Christmas...

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Today on TV

What a GREAT movie!
Yes, it is rated R... I watched it on TV so it was edited.
This is a MUST WATCH movie for ALL single women.
How many times have you been in a relationship where you got nothing from it?
If I could only count them all.
Ray Porter (Steve Martin) is a man you can't help but to love.
He thinks he has made himself "clear" as to the state of their relationship... you know the whole

HE thinks: "she is clear that I want nothing more"
while SHE thinks: "wow, he does so and so ... he must really love me"
Then there is Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman) who is a fumbling, goofy, dorky, weirdo that she should have been scared of!
He takes a simple phrase that she said .... "Just do it" and

Only to come back and sweep her off of her feet after going on the road with a band and reading/listening to books on tape such as the below.

If we only spoke the same language!
A few suggestions for your late night reading:

P.S. I doubt Brian will be reading this and if he does he is not the type to tell me ...lol. So with that being said I have to say one other thing. Brian is much more the "Jeremy type" and surprises me all the time.
He has captured my heart.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did You?

Monday, November 3, 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Reflections of Christ

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am so sad...

Ok dear siblings, do not be saddened by what you are about to read.

Did you know that
Buckle Buckle Beanstalk
is really

Huckle Buckle Beanstalk

NO WAY!!!!
(click the Huckle to be taken to the wiki link telling the history)

P.S. And I was cruzing through my friend Laura's Blog thinking she was nuts!
We are the crazies!

I'm so sad :(

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm an Esme... what are you?

I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

MY Projects Featured at.....

My craft goodies were featured at:

Mrs. Farmers Market

Super cool!

Coppell 1st ward SS Blog address

Check IT out!

Q & A (for Meg & Sarah)

Q#1: Do you think I should cover my star with black and white damask paper? (from Meg)
A: I dont remember how big yours is.... Just go easy on the black and white balance! :)

Q#2: How do you make the star? (from Meg AND Sarah)
A: Well they are metal stars ( I wanted to do them wood but the only ones available had to be ordered on line and that would take to much time). I didn't make them but told the girl how to do it. Make a template with blank paper of the sides of the star you want to cover. She basically combined two sides of the star in the same template. I would have done each flat surface a different template/paper. Use Modpodge to glue it on. If you want it slick/shiny cover the surface with the Modgepodge also. She didn't cover the surface on this sample but sanded a tiny bit and then inked it. It looks cute just sanded also.
It is Scrapbook paper we covered it with.

Q#3: Home sign how?
A: It's a $3.00 frame from Wal-Mart that simply has the Vinyl Lettering rubbed on. The glass is hot glued on so it wont fall out cause you dont put the back on it. You drill holes through the frame to run the ribbon through. Sarah, I will make you one. :)

The End
Hugs and Kisses
Loves - Nicki

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mini Album in the making... ME

Of course it is all empty right now but i will fill it with things about me...
nobody may every get to see it finished!
I was inspired by two things.

1. a Mini album in a paper crafting mag that was made with reds and light blue
2. Steady Hand, Faulty Heart Flickr Group

Other Super Saturday Projects

Here are two of the other SS projects we will be doing... i asked two different women to teach these crafts.....

This is my lovely red wall.
Don't you just love it!

The star is metal and will have two other sizes (both smaller) to compliment it.
You can hang them on the wall or lean them.

Stuff Sign w/Hooks

So last weekend I was meandering through Hobby Lobby and walked by the "clearance corner" and found this cutie.... it is metal and very heavy and was originally in a rusty looking brown color. I decided this would look super cute in my Craft Studio so I painted it....


Super Saturday Project - MY Version!

Here is my version!

Super Saturday Project

So I was asked to help with Super Saturday in our ward (the non-crafty ward so I have heard). This is my project.
I'm still working on getting the metal to adhere to the wood.
I also have another one I am doing for my Craft Studio...
it is
and has the words
on it. I can't wait until it is done. Maybe even tonight... if so I will post a picture!

The sisters in the ward get the choice of the word
(as shown in above picture)
written in a cute hand writing font.
I think I will make this one for myself and paint it
(actual turq. color is much deeper in real life)
like the cabinet in my Studio.

Friday, September 19, 2008

weight loss

Isn't she CUTE!!!!!!!!

Briggs Sailor boys

Briggs Sailor boys
Originally uploaded by pinky and boo
Dallas this is for you! Aren't they cute???

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slacker Hacker clarification

For those of you who may not know my music selection is compiled by http://www.4ofeight.blogspot.com/
She is my own personal "hacker" and decided to be funny and load my music player with The Carpenters! It was fun for about an hour... maybe less! Well we got that fixed. Music selection suggestions are welcome. I personally like Cold Play and The Killers.... maybe she will update my music again!

Oh Deer..look what daddy did to my hair!

I'm a Girl!

Faux-hawks are so not the thing for babies... especially baby girls.

The picture below is for better color so just ignore the shine on Justin's face!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Slacker Slacker...I'm a Hacker!

This post has been brought to you by the letters:
C A R P E N T E R and S
Please enjoy the music while your party is being reached...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Some of you that actually read my blog and I read yours might have seen a comment on your blog from someone named "Swaparella"... ummmm that's me!


Check it out.
Just a separate place for me to post pictures of things I want to get rid of/swap.

Water, Water, Water

Today I purchased 3 cases of Water. :) I'm doing it! My Food Storage that is.... 3 months worth at a minimum! No photos as it's late and my coworker didn't return my camera cord today. Oh well, it's just water! You know what it looks like.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Owl Swap Cards

Owl Swap Cards
Originally uploaded by superminx
Aren't these cute as can be? trading cards from the 70's!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday .... again!

Thank You Anne!
Anne got me further "started" on my Food Storage.
The box sat at the Apartment office for a while because either the FedEX man does not like me or the Texas wind blew away my little sticky note!
Either way I got it today!

6 Cans of Food (Oats, Pinto Beans, Wheat...possibly something else I can't remember)
Lids (for opened cans)
Water (or just the bottle for it..must store more than tiny bottle!)
Money! (ha!... Just the bottle to save it in)
Pamphlets, Basic Recipes

Isn't it great?
I love Practical Gifts!
Thanks again Anne, Scott & the gang!

My next task... figure out how to store water in my little apartment.
P.S. I am utilizing FreeCycle and passing on things I don't need
so I can make some room for

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I was getting caught up on my Google Reader today and this was posted at the blog "Meet me at Mikes" ... not sure how I ever found the blog but it's fun. I thought this would annoy me and I decided to play it anyway.... seconds later I was grinning :)
It made me happy and I wanted to share.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

BTS, BBBS & Doodles...

I love "Back to School" season....
can you really call it a season?
Who cares?
I love new paper, pencils, notebooks and

For my family members this will bring back a flood of FHE memories....
What else did we hide for BBBS?
(Buckle, Buckle, Beanstalk)
Clothespins? blocks? matchbox cars?

Just a little dittie...