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Nikole Sarvay
Richmond, VA (USA)
one mama doing her best to appreciate all of the little moments in a big life
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Today has looked a lot like this: doctor visits, clipping tiny fingernails, wiping snotty noses, changing diapers, nursing, nursing, nursing, playing checkers with my big kid, rubbing tender gums, checking fevers, washing dishes... I'm feeling grateful for all of it. What are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at :: a happy nest ::
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Before tonight's meal, we each took a moment to share what we are thankful for from the past year. We were all thankful for Jack. Thea (age 6): I am thankful for Jack. And I'm thankful that he won't always have to have clubbed feet. Me too baby, me too. (oh, how I love her big heart). Happy new year, friends! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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It's the second week of winter break, the mister is back at work after the Christmas holiday, and I'm trying to keep the 6 year old occupied while also taking care of our little guy. It's rainy. It's cold. We've been doing all the inside things. Today, we made play dough. I love play dough. I love that my almost seven year old enjoys it as much as she did as a toddler. It's a fun thing to make together, and the color possibilities are endless. If you've never made your own, you must! It is wonderfully easy to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for visits from friends who live too far away for an afternoon date with my girl (and our dear friends) for baby chatter for hot apple cider for warm, sunny December days for babyGap sleepers with a golden snap to help get all those snaps matched up correctly - sometimes it's the little things... what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for a house that is finally decorated for the holidays for grandmothers for holiday cards (one day I will actually get one out!) for quiet foggy mornings for home made gifts for goodnight kisses what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for a napping baby for a few quiet moments to reflect, make lists + plan for happy news for time to connect with soul sisters for almond milk lattes at a favorite spot for healthy peanut butter fudge for a real, live Christmas tree that isn't sending me into fits of asthma for baby giggles for a clean kitchen what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for these sweet feet + tiny toes for love notes from my girl for my lavender essential oil (and fennel + basil too) for cute drool-catching baby bandanas for the crossing guard who gets us to school safely what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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It's been so long since I've devoted time to this space, yet in recent weeks, I've been feeling the pull to begin again. The past two years of our life have brought so many changes, and I feel as if I'm in the process of finding myself again. It feels important to be intentional about documenting this chapter we're in - this messy, beautiful, exhausting, sweet space where we currently dwell. By far the biggest change has been the (surprise!) addition of our son Jack into our family of three. We welcomed him on September 3, and the he turned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful for... belly laughs with my family leaf piles sunflower butter + chocolate chips walks on warm evenings my mama. What are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for cooler nights and open windows for an evening meal shared with friends on a picnic blanket for apple season for weekends to spend with my little family for Caroline's good health for clean laundry for two shining souls who have welcomed our sweet girl into their kindergarten classroom what are you feeling grateful for today? >>----------------------------> Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for nearly a full day with a dear friend who moved away. she's surely one of the sweetest souls ever. for afternoon drives on country roads. for the peace of pulling weeds. for an afternoon of play with my girl. for iced tea. and ice cream. for puzzles. for goldfinches. what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for the power and wisdom held within a circle of women. for rhubarb soda. for sweet baby girls. for good milk for my coffee. for daisies. for precious time with our godson, one of the sweetest fellas there ever was. what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for big hugs from good friends. for the sense of community in this city. I continue to be amazed. for good neighbors. (especially ones that deliver chocolate). for Miss Terry at the Lakeside Farmers Market. for afternoons with my girl. for boat rides and good food and my mister whose initiative makes it happen (otherwise I'd sit in the garden pulling weeds all day). what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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This spring, we've been working hard on our back yard garden. It's my happy place right now. I've been getting a lot of questions about it, so I thought I'd offer a little photo tour. Pictured above is the patio just outside our sunroom. John laid the patio himself, just after we moved into the house ten years ago. We've always had containers on the patio, but this year, we added an herb bed along the edge of the patio. It has added so much character to this part of our space. In the bed & pots, we have sage,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for the men and women who have served our country - past and present - and for the sacrifices made by their families. for a day spent with my brother and his family. for the opportunity to celebrate my grandfather's 90th birthday. for my mister taking such good care of me while I was super-sick last week. for walks to the ice cream shop. for eight years (tomorrow) of marriage. I'm a lucky lady. for morning snuggles with my girl. what are you feeling grateful for today? >> don't forget to enter the giveaway in my last post.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for afternoons spent painting with my girl. for craft store adventures. for plant exchanges. for sore muscles after a good run. for salads made with greens from our own backyard garden. for clean clothes. for bubbles - especially in the afternoon sunshine. what are you feeling grateful for today? tonight, I'm keeping those in Oklahoma close in my heart. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for spring sunshine, and garden dirt on my hands. for a good job doing good work, with really good people. for kale. and coconut chips. (though usually not together). for this. and her. and her. for good books. for new projects (more details soon, I promise). what are you feeling grateful for? Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for last week's conversation with a wise friend. for fresh greens from the garden. for time with my grandfather, who turns 90 later this month. for our neighborhood grocery store. for seeds bursting from the soil. it's a miracle every single time. for my mother, and every thing she did & sacrificed to raise me well and with love. { so grateful } what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at :: a happy nest ::
beautiful post.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2012 on crash at Sea + Prairie
beautiful post.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2012 on crash at Sea + Prairie
Nikole Sarvay is now following Eren Hays
Oct 17, 2012
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feeling grateful... for the stories my mister tells our wee girl. for golden autumn sunlight. for cool nights, and summer giving way to autumn. for meals shared with dear friends. for new routines. for all of the extra snuggles my we girl gives when she's under the weather. that this weekend's sickness is passing {for her, anyway}. for sweet, sweet friends. what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at :: a happy nest ::
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I finished this wreath last night, and now it's happily hanging on our front door. Whenever I post pictures of a craft project, I'm often asked how I do it all. Every time I'm asked this, I have to laugh, because it often takes a monumental effort to finish anything around here {just ask my mister}. In the spirit of this post, I thought I'd share a little of how this wreath came to be. There were: 5 days of working on this 15 minutes at a time - between snacks and coloring and playdates and cleaning up + 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at :: a happy nest ::
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feeling grateful... for the rain & puddle jumping. for my mama. for fresh farm eggs. for afternoon walks in the sunshine. for my mister. for our amazing vet who was so compassionate and supportive as we said goodbye to our sweet cat Harvey {it has been an emotional weekend}. for unexpected flowers from the sweetest of friends. what are you feeling grateful for today? Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at :: a happy nest ::
lovely. {and I adore your new header}.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2012 on saturday evening post at Live Free
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