The Most Thoughtful Gift

You know how there are nice people and then there are the sweetest people you’ve ever met, in your whole life!? Well, I’d like to tell you about the sweetest girl I know!

Her name is Nichole Lillian Ryan and she is AMAZING!

She’s been making these adorable little clay creatures for awhile now and selling them in her online shop. I adore every one of her pieces and have been watching her blog to see the process of how she makes each one.

Unbeknownst to me, she’s been hard at work,  making me a customized critter!

First, a little back story… My family and I lost the most precious dog ever, in May of  this year. Her name was Happy and she was a joy.


The house is just not as warm and lively, now that Happy is gone. We miss her terribly. She left quite the impression on all of our hearts!

Now, on to why Ms. Nichole is the bomb diggety!

I got mail today! Don’t you just LOVE mail!? Especially when it comes in a cute little package with doodles on it!!?

Well, I opened it up and found a little note.


and then I found a tiny little box.


Inside the box was a tiny piece of felt, wrapped in pink string!


And inside the felt was THE most thoughtful gift!


It’s Happy!! I immediately burst into tears (happy ones of course!) at how amazing this little gift was.

Nichole captured her perfectly! It’s something so precious, I will treasure it always!

Thank you, Nichole! xoxoxox


Handmade Fox

I just HAD to share this with you all!

The kidlet was so upset last week, she had accidentally left my Mother’s Day gift at school and wasn’t able to give it to me on Sunday.

So last Tuesday, when I picked her up from school, she made me open a very prettily wrapped present…before I could even leave the school parking lot!

Inside was the most adorable, handmade clay fox I have EVER seen! I took about 1 billion photos of it, but was able to cut that down to the following few.




Look at his adorable little top hat! I seriously freaked out about it the whole ride home.

Pretty much THE BEST Mother’s Day gift, EVER! Don’tcha think?

I feel so blessed that my daughter is sweet, kind and amazingly creative. LOVE her!!

While I was out snapping pics of the fox, these two came up behind me.


Must be spring!