Sunday, July 26, 2009

we've moved!

come see me at my new blog

and update your readers and blogs cause I swear I am gonna be a real blogger again!

Farewell Blogspot!

Monday, April 13, 2009

home decor on a crafty budget

Come join me and some talanted ladies for a 6 week online home decor class over at SIStv!

Sale Offer Extended Through Monday, April 13 at 11:59pm!!!
Get $10 off and take this class for only $19.95!!!
Enter coupon code EASTER to receive $10 off the regular price of $29.95!

Here are all the details

What: A 6 week course on using craft supplies to create stylish home decor
When: April 13 - May 22
Cost: $29.95 (Use coupon code EASTER for $10 Off!)
Registration opens on: Now enrolling

This six week course is designed to lead you through creating unique focal pieces for your home as well serve as a complete guide to updating your current style...all on a crafty budget!

Each week you'll receive step by step project instructions and decorating tips from your instructors. Each of the six weeks will focus on making over one room, with instructions for one large project, two small projects, and two lessons devoted to design in decorating. Plus, you'll have access to a bonus inspiration gallery from the fashionistas, including instructions for re-creating their projects as well as a Q/A session with your instructors!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the lessons:
The Art of Refinishing and rehupolstering Furniture
Updating Your Look With Simple Craft Supplies
Creating A Unique Jewelry Hanger
Customize Your Bookcases...Without Permanent Alterations
Tips and Tricks For Hanging Wall Decor
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
How To Effectively Go "Junking"
One Weekend Room Facelifts
Cute And Quirky Entry way Mats
Quick And Painless Painting
Making Mod Curtains
How To Choose Paint Colors

Want to enroll? Click here to register today!

I hope to see ya there!
love nikki

Monday, April 6, 2009

junkyard girl

look at this amazing place i found by my house.
i was in heaven looking through all this "junk"

Friday, April 3, 2009

peace love & recycle!

i finally created a recycling system that makes me happy. no longer do we have an old cardboard box in our kitchen for bottles and cans.

i found these galvanized trash cans at the hardware store, added some spray paint and then hand painted the recycle symbol.

the teal is for the regular trash.

and the plus side is my dumb old beagle is not longer sticking her head in the garbage due to the metal lids.

happy friday!
love nikki

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

what are you doing this Saturday?

cause if you are in the bay area you should come take my class at Picture Me Perfect. I know there are a few spots still available. I am so excited for this class because we are making 12 layouts. That's right 12. 1 dozen. Here are the details:

We all know that times are tight right now, so let's translate that to our scrapbook pages. In this class you will learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking supplies as you create 12 layouts. We will also focus on mixing patterned papers, stamping and stitching and journal with a vintage typewriter. Everything is included.

Saturday February 21st
Cost for Class: $ 35 (that's only $2.91 per layout)
Additional Kits w/class purchase: $ 30
Kits Only w/o class purchase: $ 30

Sign up by calling the store at (510) 744-9583

I'd love to have you there with us.

Here are some of the layouts we will be completing.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

new collection layouts!

spice up the dreary winter with some awesome colors!
this collection is so bright and fun. my favorite is the orange hounds-tooth paper!
it goes on sale monday at SIStv.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


i'm home safe and sound after an amazing weekend with friends.

i managed to create a few things too which i really didn't think would happen as my objective was just to hang out, but i managed to do a few crafty things somehow.

this little page for dina's circle journa (the photo is courtesy of kim brimhall) and also a new door hanging for valentine's day.

i'm looking forward to enjoying my last day off before heading back to work tomorrow.

hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

oh and check this out. give back and earn some free coffee. i'm in... are you?

here is the website to sign up

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


this old office chair was only $5 at the goodwill. I was stoked. a little paint and some new fabric/padding and it will be perfect for my office.

can't wait to share the after pic.

vacation starts today and i am so happy. off to spend some time with some lovely friends.

oh and i'll be bringing the blog back in full force when i return next week.
i forgot how much i love blogging and reading other blogs. :(

have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

hello? is anyone there?

This poor blog has been forgotten for quite some time. Sorry little guy.

I have been busy with an online class, decorating for the holidays, work work work, and some classes at PMP.

Speaking of which, I found some extra class kits which are available in my etsy store. Some from the Merry and Bright garland class and some from my layout class. Stop by and take a look.

I hope everyone is getting in the holiday spirit.

love nikki

Sunday, November 2, 2008

back from NOLA

I just got back from a week in New Orleans. It was a wonderful time and an awesome city. I loved the life and culture enriched into everything.... oh and the food.... oh the food.
here are a few quick pics. I am still getting settled back at home but I have a bunch of other pics I want to share and stories I want to tell. stay tuned.

oh, and i also wanted to call out this fun class that I am a part of over at SIStv.

Check it out, lots of awesome projects and some seriously talented ladies. So happy to be a part of it. You can still sign up here.

Here is a bit more info.
This online workshop is designed to help you stretch your dollar this holiday season! At the end of the thirty days, you should have over 30 holiday projects/gifts completed that cover every area of your holiday celebration! From a gorgeous catalog quality tree skirt, to an easy Christmas morning journal meant to ensure those special moments are recorded, to fantastic customizable Christmas cards. This is more than just a class, it’s a tool to give you a well organized, beautifully designed and ultra affordable holiday season.

We’re going to teach you how to take those scrapbooking supplies you already have and turn them into fabulous holiday gifts, d├ęcor and more! No more wracking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for that special teacher or those grandparents that always say “oh, we don’t need anything this year.” Instead, grab a cup of hot chocolate and settle in for some crafting time that will result in your most stylish, most economical gift giving season yet! (Don’t worry, this is SIS stuff…these aren’t going to be cheesy, homemade craft projects using popsicle sticks and yarn. We saved those for the preschools out there.)

Each student will also receive a free all encompassing Holiday Season ’08 Planner, where you can keep everything you need for this holiday season and the 30 Days to a Handmade Holiday class together in one place. You’ll get a calendar, budget planner, gift lists, shopping lists for groceries and class supplies, family activity ideas and more! Everything you need to ensure that this class and your family’s holiday season runs smoothly, and stress-free, not to mention budget-friendly. We know that’s a biggie.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

the non conformist

Check out the newest collection over at SIS.

Here are some of the things I made with it. I just love the mod sheets and also that awesome carnival fan. Lots of bright colors in there.

Thanks for looking.

oh, also, I updated the post below because we added another date for the Merry and Bright Class in Fremont. I am now gonna teach on Sat 11/8 and also Tuesday 11/18. Hope to see you there.

love nikki

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Merry and Bright

Here is my upcoming class at Picture Me Perfect in Fremont. Cost is only $20 and everything is included. Come get ready for the holidays and enjoy some festive cupcakes with us on Saturday, November 8th, 2008, 3-5pm or Tuesday November 18th 7pm- 9pm. Sign up by calling the store at (510) 744-9583 or going to the website.
Hope to see you there. And don't forget, kits are always available if you are unable to make the class.

oh, also, here is the layout I made last night. It's using the Kenner Road September kit. This is the first in many pages for my sister Jenna's wedding album.


Friday, October 3, 2008

rainy days.

oh how i love the first rain.
we made chili and cornbread for dinner and had apple cider for dessert and it was perfect.
and now the raining is pouring down.
and it smells so wonderful outside.
and i'm wearing sweats and slippers.
and there's a pumpkin scented candle burning in the livingroom.
and we had movie night.
and i made a layout.
pretty much the best friday night.
my heart is happy.
the end.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

halloween hauntings!

some sneaks around our house as we begin to decorate for halloween.
i love this time of the year. love.
the bottom three are some projects i created today while sipping my caramel apple cider:)
the one with the boo tag is from Kenner Road, super fun kit to play with. I added the circle halloween images from some Theresa Collins paper and the sheet music.
who else is ready for Fall??

Saturday, September 20, 2008

viva mexico!

just a few of my favorite pics from mexico. it was truly a much needed, relaxing time. I love seeing my family and always miss them after trips like this. We always have a blast together (in between all the drama) and the wedding was a success too.

The view from our hotel

stools at a bar downtown

a stack of sombreros

some of the dia de los muertos skeletons that i was crazy about

my sister Kacy and I

our cousin Collette at the pool... she is the cutest and so much fun.

some wedding shots

ron and i at the wedding

thanks for checking them out.

I am leaving tonight for New York but will be back on monday.
till then.....