Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Same same.


Do you take the same photos of your children without even knowing it?
The photo on the left is of Nicholas in 2010 when he was four.
The photo on the right of of Charlotte in 2012 when she was 8 months.
Same sink, same soap, and me being the same goofy mom. 
I am pretty sure if I put more effort into it, I'd find 
these same photos (including bubbles) of the other three of my Little Nies.

When Claire was little and she had the same thing as 
someone else she would say:

"Hey mom, we are same same"
Or:
"Mom look at me and janie, we are same same with our hair in ponies"

Anyway, it stuck and now my all of us say: same same
whenever anyone does anything the same.
So I totally did the same same with these tub-sink photos.
(The Little Nies also call a bath in the sink a tub-sink- but I think 
that is for another post).

I feel like no one knows what the heck I am talking about.
But I think my posterity will. 
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Tomorrow on Instagram, I will be giving away 3 pillows.
Go to nieniedialogues on instagram for more details!!!
Just a reminder that until November 26th, my
be 20% off at Latter-Day Home.
Use code: nieniepillow at checkout.

A perfect Christmas gift if I do say so myself.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Yarn branches


Welcome Monday!

This is a big week for our little family.
I am excited to have our first Thanksgiving here at Fox Hill!
I will be busy preparing, decorating, and cooking until all week.
This is my element you know.
and I went on fall hike together.
Andrew so kindly picked a bunch of beautiful colored leaves 
for me and carried them about 2 miles down the trail.
 
I saved the branches with the idea to make Christmas decorations
and centerpieces for our Thanksgiving table.
I winded a bunch of different colors, textures and sizes of yarn to the branches.
I stuck mostly with whites, creams, grays, and soft browns.
But also added a pop of a bright color; like pink and red.
My physical therapists would be SO proud.  
This was really intricate and technical for my fingers.
 
I finished winding the branches and took some 
to Andrew's house last night.
I love Andrew because he appreciates things like this.


While I worked on this project, Lottie painted her face.
Win-win for us both!
(thumbs up)

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Don't forget, you can still get 20% off the "Beautiful Heart" pillow 
I designed with Latter-Day Home.
This deal will last until November 26th.
 Use code nieniepillow at checkout
This could make a fun Christmas gift.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beautiful Heart Pillow

I made a pillow.  
It reads:
It's a beautiful heart, not a perfect body, 
that leads to a beautiful life.
This quote comes from my book Heaven is Here which I wrote in 2012.
These words ring true and come from my heart.
I have come to learn, grasp and believe in the power of this knowledge. 
I am happier and more content with myself and my imperfections
because I know this so deeply.
Claire and Jane have this pillow on their beds, and
 Lottie's pillow rests on her rocking chair.
We need gentle reminders of goodness in our lives, 
I think this is a simple and unique reminder of what matters most.
You can order your pillow now from HERE
Use code nieniepillow for 20% off your order now until November 26th.
I think this would be a nice Christmas present for your teenage daughter, 
or you, or your mom.  OK, anyone, really. 
Oh, also, that is my handwriting.
Also, also, I am a firm believer that one can never have too many pillows.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Spiritual Enlightenment HERE
( Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt? )


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