Friday, May 26, 2017

Gold bubbles.



























When Mr. Nielson and I built Fox Hill we didn't install
lighting over our dinning room table.
I wanted something extra special and I hadn't found that yet.
Then I heard about The Light Factory and my mind was blown because
 I had never seen beautiful chandeliers like these before.
I fell in love.  They looked like gold bubbles floating in the air.
I immediately contacted Ashlie who is the genius behind the company, 
and she helped me design two amazing light fixtures to go over my dining room table.
I was so pleased when two huge boxes arrived on my doorstep
 and inside were two large gold glass bubble chandeliers. 
Mr. Nielson carefully unwrapped and installed the lights
while I took photos and giggled with delight.
 And just like that, my dinning room had transformed
 into a sophisticated whimsical room. 
I love the way they look, I love the way they are made, 
and I love they way they make the room feel.
They double for light and art!

“My goal is for the pieces we build to use modern materials like
 glass, steel, leather, brass, and nylon to hint at the beautifully 
organic or random shapes we see when we step outside".
-Ashlie Beal, owner of The Light Factory
(The chandeliers over my Thanksgiving table)
Now, my heart breaks whenever I think about moving and leaving 
these gorgeous chandeliers.
My plan is to box these babies back up and take them with us to our new home, 
or I will order new ones for my new space.
Either way, I know for sure I can never live without these gold bubbles!
Check out The Light Factory Facebook: HERE
The Light Factory on Etsy: HERE


Spiritual Enlightenment: The Music of the Gospel (I LOVE this video!!).




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Right here, right now.

Today while helping Claire with her end of the year homework and assignments,
I heard yelling the window.
Down below near the garage was Ollie commanding his troops:
"You think this is funny Private?  Well, it's not!" and
"Wipe that smirk off your face Private, you're not with Mommy anymore."
Ollie's boot camp was happening, and it was serious business.
My favorite part was when he took his little cadets on the trampoline for some
real combat training and fighting.
Among his brave soldiers were: Gigs, cousins Freddie and Hal, and of course
Charlotte "call-sign Charlie". (Do you know what movie that is from?).
Of course it was all just fun and games, and then I felt an ache in my heart.
 Oliver would be graduating 6th grade in the morning.
How long will he play like this?

I moved into the kitchen to start dinner and out my kitchen window I watched
as the five little soldiers were pretending to parachute out of pretend airplanes.
 Then the delicious scent of Russian Olive trees wafted in my window,
and in that moment I was content and happy.
I have some big changes coming, and right now I am enjoying my children,
my home, my life, my swimming pool, and the savoring every bit of it
right here, right now.

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HINT:  Glass stars make perfect graduation gifts!

Go to Piggy & Dirt and get
10% off your order throughout MAY using code NIENIE10
(my Mom just ordered 10 stars for lucky somebodies)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Summer.

This morning Mr. Nielson pulled the cover off the pool and 
began the process of opening up it up for the summer! 
Lottie saw the cover open and screamed with delight.  
She stripped down as fast as she could and put her swimming suit
 on right away where it stayed on until bed time.
Lottie jumped into the freezing cold water over and over again, 
and after lunch she ran out of gas and napped for several hours.
Our favorite summer days are spent in swimming suits. 
Here we go...welcome summer!!