I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with our three yorkies, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (five with Rusty, Lucy, & Ethel) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with something warm and delicious and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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Surprises in the Mail

Have you ever felt like it’s Christmas again when packages surprisingly show up in the mail?? That’s exactly how I felt about 30 minutes ago! It’s not that I wasn’t expecting anything but I just wasn’t expecting anything today. Naturally, as soon as the doorbell rang Rusty turned into a ball of chaos and I became a paranoid freak. I’m that person who hides next to windows to see who is ringing at my door before I actually answer. Paul makes fun of me all the time. However, to my happy surprise, it was UPS and there was already an abundance of packages lying at my doorstep! I immediately opened the door and helped the UPS guy make three trips into the house with all my glorious presents! What were these glorious presents you ask? Paul sent me tons of chocolates just to surprise me!……………

Just kidding.

I had ordered 16 canvases, each with one of my favorite landscape/nature photos and then two with my favorite images with people. Why? Because I am going to be the “Featured Artist” at the Waconia Frost & Steam Ice Cream Parlor! I know, it’s not an art museum in NYC or anything, but it’s a start! The wonderful thing about this small town is that they support their local artists by featuring them in their store each month at no cost! It’s awesome! So, right now there is an artist that is showcasing their watercolor paintings all over the store. There is a little “blurb” about the artist and each wall has a few paintings on them. In February, yours truly will the featured artist of the month! I’ll be hanging my canvases that just came in the mail along the walls of the ice cream parlor shop and I’m so excited! It’s such a great feeling seeing my hard work actually in print on a canvas. When I’m done having my photos featured, they will be proudly displayed all over my house and I am so excited about that, too! Yes, I will be having other people’s engagement and wedding photos decorating my home. Is that weird? O well. Tegan & John and Hannah & Sean will look wonderful in my office (whenever that room gets finished). :)

  1. Sam says:

    This post cracks me up! Whenever the someone comes to the door I have to basically tackle JJ so they can’t see him until I have had a chance to peek out a window and see who it is haha. So awesome that you are being featured!! Good Work!

  2. mom says:

    Must have a picture of mom, right? ha,ha

  3. Ashley says:

    My dago is all grown up and FAMOUS! Congrats, lovely :)