Before Our Eyes


I’m in a store! I’m in a store! I’m in a store!
January 26, 2010, 2:42 pm
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There is a new store in town called Absolucy Children’s Boutique. It is the cutest store ever! They aren’t even officially open yet. But, they are UNofficially open, which means their doors were open, which means I walked my happy bum in there and asked them to carry a couple of my things. AND THEY SAID YES! I am so excited. So far, they have a few wipes cases, paintings and bags. I am doing a few Razorback tees to put in there as well! Yay! I am still in a little shock that they liked my stuff enough to agree to sell it :)

Other than that, I am in school again, and the hours are kickin’ my bootay. Yesterday I was there from 9-9. I had a break, but still so not fun! Classes are good, so that’s a plus! ha! I think it will be an okay semester.

peace.



Wow. I’m ADD and very forgetful, I apologize blogging world
January 12, 2010, 6:16 am
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The title says it all! I have been so bad about writing on here like I want to! I have just been crazy busy. We had about a million different Christmas celebrations, both of us worked and then new years came and now school has started back again! I promise to write on here more often! Really, I do. Because I really do want to remember the little things that have happened in our baby marriage. And by baby marriage, I mean still new, not infantile or any baby in the marriage! After all, this blog really is just for me when I get down to it!



You’ll find me on the Soap Box
December 8, 2009, 4:46 am
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Dear Fashion Industry,

Why, oh why must you sell wildly innapropriate clothing for little girls? I have complained many a times when I see young children dressed like 25 year old prostitutes. I have stated my complaints to whomever I happen to be with at the time and blamed it on the mothers. But, let me tell you, Mr. Fashion. They have next to no choice. Of course, other than dressing like the Duggars. Why, you ask have I chosen today as rant day? Well, I spent some time shopping for one of our Angel Tree children. Well, both actually, but we are only going to focus on the female for now. She’s eleven. I went to three stores. I bought 1 shirt. Why on earth would you want “hot stuff” or “mmmmm” with a lollipop on it to be spread accross the chest of an eleven year old? So, my choices were as follows: pants that would have shown crack, shirts that would have shown what will eventually be cleavage when they are of age, shirts that are either too short and would show midriffs or too tight and would attempt to show curves on someone who doesn’t have any and dresses that could be worn to prom. Thats it. I left with 1 shirt from the clearance section. Disgusted.

So, Mr. Fashion, please reconsider when you are designing clothes for little girls. Otherwise, I suppose when I have little girls, they will be dressed in homemade Prairie dresses.

Sincerely,
Niki

PS I am officially off my Soap Box



Christmas Traditions! Yay!
November 29, 2009, 12:05 am
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(edit: there are no pictures because wordpress isn’t liking me tonight! I will try to get a few up later!!)

I decided to participate in Kelly’s Korner Show us Your Life post this week! I have only done it once before, but I so enjoyed looking over everyone else’s Christmas stuff, I thought I might as well do my own post. Being the newlyweds that we are (this will only be our second Christmas as married folks) we don’t have many traditions set in stone just yet. But they are getting there!

The first, I suppose isn’t even with the husband, it is with my God son’s. Every year (which I haven’t done yet this year, and should probably get going) I take my sweet God son to paint an ornament for his mama. They are adorable and I have really had the opportunity to watch him grow each year with the quality of his artwork! This year I have his little brother – who is also our God son – to take with us!

I also always go and paint a little plate or something with some friends around early November to celebrate the season! This year I didn’t actually do a Christmas themed plate for myself, I did one to match our kitchen year round, but I did paint one for my friend’s family! She is not the artist I am and begged me to do hers. I can’t wait to see it, we should be picking them up this week!

We do a lot of giving to others during the Holiday season. We give a lot all year long, but something about Christmas makes me want to do more and more! We always get an Angel Tree child and donate lots of food during this season. However, today, for the first time we decided that from now on, we are no longer getting each other Christmas gifts. We’ll probably still do little silly stocking stuffers!  This is going to be very difficult for me, because I am selfish and I LOVE opening presents! But, I have come to the realization that we aren’t always as grateful as we should be for what we have, so we are going to give it to someone who would be! We have decided that the money we had set aside for each other is going to go to the salvation army Angel Tree kiddos, homeless shelters, humane society, whatever we decide and that will be our gift to each other… happy hearts!  We may not have much, but we have much more than a lot of people out there. And I really don’t need a new purse that bad!

The other random traditions we have are to take our dogs to get their photo taken with Santa, put up a tree (of course!), and spend lots of time with family. We do Christmas Eve service twice! Once at the church we go to now and once at the church I grew up at with my Mama. Then we have Christmas morning at our house, go to my Grandparent’s house early, then we head to his Mom’s family. We usually do our dad’s families the weekend before or whenever everybody can get together at once! We are so very blessed to have such large and loving families!!



I’m Grateful
November 28, 2009, 10:04 pm
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I am grateful for a whole lot of things. But today, I feel the need to put some of those here, so in case I feel like I should ever remember, I will know where to look.
I am first and foremost grateful for my wonderful family and friends. They are amazing.
I am grateful for the way my mother raised me. I think she did a good job. She raised a caring and compassionate young woman.
Today, though, I am grateful for much more. I have food. I have a roof over my head, I have pillows and down blankets and rugs and couches. I have electricity. I am going to assume anyone who happens upon this also have these luxuries. I don’t live a luxurious life by any means. I live in my mother’s basement.
The reason for these ramblings? Today, we took all of our leftover Thanksgiving Feast food (which was amazing!) to some homeless people. In my town. Around the corner. They were ridiculously grateful. It wasn’t much, we made a few turkey sandwiches, brought some milk and some apples. Had a little bit of dessert left over. You know what they said? “I prayed for milk this morning. This is a luxury down here.” Milk is their luxury.
So today, 2 days after Thanksgiving, where I sat down at a table with all of my family and shared everything we have been thankful for, I realized that I never said I was thankful for sheets. Which I am. Especially after today.



Kelly’s Korner Blog Open House
October 16, 2009, 2:50 am
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Kelly, from www.kellyskornerblog.com, has decided to do an open house of sorts for all of us who make things! yay! So, this post is going to be all about what I do! First of all, my little company is called Southern Baby Boutique, and the web address is www.mysouthernbaby.etsy.com! Also, you can email me at southernbabyboutique@hotmail.com You can also find me on facebook, where I have more pictures! Please put SBB Kelly’s Korner in the message so that I don’t deny you! I make tutus, hairbows, paintings, EVERYTHING! Anything you need custom done, I am your woman! Let me know if I can do anything for you! Thanks for stopping by!



Busy Busy couple of weeks
October 6, 2009, 1:29 pm
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I have barely had a free second to sit down, much less actually put something here! ahh! Between babysitting like a crazy woman, painting, bow making and school… I have just been uber busy. Our garage was broken into last week and a laptop was stolen from one of the cars. That is just no good whatsoever, so we have been on some serioys high alert here lately!  I am only getting a second to post today because I woke up at a ridiculous hour! I don’t even have to be at school until noon!  So its update and clean the hous time around here!

This past weekend, I watched my God son’s while their parents went to the Razorback game (so jealous) and we had a very fun time! I took them to a carnival at the oldest one’s school, then we went to get ice cream at a yummy new ice cream place in town. Then, I let them run. Yes, run. I mean, what else do you to with 2 little boys?! They loved it! We have an outdoor shopping center here and they ran from one side down to the end and back! I, however, did enjoy running after them NEARLY as much as they enjoyed running from me :) We stopped at a little wishing will and C asked what it was and why there were so many pennies in it so I explained it to him and he asked if he could make a wish. Which basically broke down to me digging through my purse to find some change! But, I did and he tossed it in and then asked me if I would like to know his wish. Of course I said if he would like to tell me that would be fine. And I am so glad that he did, because he said “I wished that Jesus would be in my heart.” He’s FIVE! I just thought that was very sweet and profound for a five year old. I know other kids say things like that sometimes, but I assume they are older and maybe pursauded a little… He is a very sweet boy and I am not okay with him being as big as he is! I babysat him for the first time when he was 4 months old. My how time flies. We also passed by some antique thunderbirds and after I told him they are old cars he goes “When are those from, like the 90’s?” ha! Now THAT made me feel old!




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