Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from a bunch of Vegetarians

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!!

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

(For The Beauty Of The Earth hymn

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


This was me in first grade.  

During Thanksgiving season,  I always reflect on what I am most thankful for.
This year, I keep coming back to my childhood.
I had an amazing childhood.  I was happy, safe, clothed and fed.
I had brothers and sisters, and parents who loved each other and me.
I was hugged, and loved, and kissed, and read too.
I shared a room and a bed with my sisters, I had drawer full of paper dolls, 
and enough picture books to keep me busy for hours.
I am thankful for these memories--for those days.
These early days molded me into the woman and mother I am, 
and I am happy with that.
I have so much to be thankful for, but today I think about that
 strong stable home and family life I was privileged to live. 
 It has kept me grounded in my hardest moments and kept me going.
I wish this for each child I know, but particularly
the children that God gave me.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Today is your last chance to get 20% off the
'Beautiful Heart" pillow.
and use code nieniepillow at check-out.

Some of my favorite Black Friday shopping:

Freshly Picked Moccasins- Sale!!!!!!  THE BEST SHOES ALIVE.
Lottie can't live without these babies.

Also, my favorite bike; the Madsen cargo bike, is going on sale for the beloved
Black Friday shopping day.
The deets:
Any color 2015 Madsen $1450
Best sale of the year!!
$425 OFF the original price.
Order Black Friday, midnight to midnight MST.

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"
"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. 
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.

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