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I came across this website awhile back and thought it was the greatest! Here is a small description about it:

Welcome to Operation NICE!

The other day I was waiting for an elevator in my building with one other gentleman. As the elevator arrived, I hesitated. I usually let others enter first, as a courtesy. But this gentleman held out his hand, motioning me to the door. As I walked through, he said with a chuckle, “You didn’t really think I was going to walk in here first, did you?” I responded, “Well, I don’t like to take anything for granted nowadays.”

That one minor gesture brightened my day! I started to think, “What a great world this would be if everyone had consideration for others.” It’s a shame that that’s not the case currently. It’s obvious that common courtesy is lacking in society today. Just drive down a major highway and you’ll see that.

What we all need is a little NICE.

Operation NICE encourages individuals to be proactively NICE. Stop by to read some positive, upbeat news stories (yes, they exist) about nice people. Download some tools (coming soon!) to help you in your quest to communicate the concept of niceness. Share a story or two about how someone made your day.

It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.
– Addison Walker

I love the fact that she is asking us to be proactive about being nice. We all get so involved in what is happening in our every day lives that sometimes we forget what is happening outside our world. And this website reminds us to remember do something nice for someone when they least expect it.

My NICE story is minor, but it created a big reaction. The other day, I was at the post office standing in a line that was not going anywhere and there was a women standing in front of me complaining that and all she needed was ONE stamp. I had a book of stamps on me, so I said, I have a stamp and I gave it to her. She started to reach into her purse to hand me .44¢ and I told her don’t worry about it (trust me,  I was not too concerned about one stamp) But what really struck me was the look of surprise on her face. It was kind of priceless really.


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I am sure many of you have seen this video, but it is still one of my favorites and I wanted to post it. It is so inspirational to me, because he brings all people together, just by dancing(oh and I love the song too). So take some time out from your stressfull and busy wedding planning and enjoy:)

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We just wanted to congratulate the winner of Nikki B’s Invitation giveaway Genevieve Young! Genevieve won a free custom wedding invitation suite from us and we look forward to working with her in the near future.


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Having a lot of out of town guests? Destination wedding? Need a great map tool to help your guests get around town, well we found one for you! Its a website called Wedding Mapper and it is great! Easy to navigate and create your own map no matter where your wedding is going to be. You can set up a free account or for just a one time fee of $9.95 you can upgrade your account which includes a personalized link to your map.


Along with creating a map, you can also check out local vendors. There are so many tools and the website is easy to navigate. You can even have it create your own DIY map and it works with Google. I definitely recommend this product!

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I know this has nothing to do with weddings, romance or relationships…but I thought I would share our little family with you. They are having a little drama on their own. SO here is the story. First there was Zora, she is a border collie/husky mix. She was my first. I got her when she was six weeks old, which was five years ago and we have been together through the thick and thin. She is way too smart for her own good, and she can definitely be the old lady at times.


very focused

very focused

Next is Bear, we got him about 2 years ago. I LOVE rottweilers and I was bound and determined to get another rottie. We found Bear at a kill shelter and he was a mess. Anemic, 60lbs under weight, and had heart worm. Obviously he is fine now…120lbs of fine and he is the SWEETEST guy you will ever meet. He does not see a dog or person that he does not like. His real name is Teddy Bear if that gives you any hint on how cuddly he is…

cuddly bear

cuddly bear


Then this is where the drama kicks in…I found a small cat in a parking lot. She came up to me and started to purr and meow. Of course she was saying TAKE ME HOME! So I did. My husband was like, seriously! But he knows I am a big animal lover. I swear I was going to take her to a shelter, but as I called around, everyone was full. So needless to say she has become a part of our family.

I am sure you can guess the drama…neither Zora or Bear has ever lived with a cat and the cats they do see they chase. So its been quite interesting. Keiko basically stays downstairs and the dogs remain upstairs. We are slowly integrating the two, but with Zora’s herding instincts, she wants to herd Keiko, so its been kind of difficult. And Keiko doesn’t seem to care for the dogs too much as well. But we are taking things day by day…

sweet kitty

sweet kitty


so these are the days of our lives and I will keep you updated as the drama progresses or degresses..which ever one takes place first.

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Sorry I have been gone for so long. We have been busy doing a complete overhaul! We are redesigning the office, the website, creating ready made invitation lines. We are also adding some special(freebie) stuff as well. So keep checking back for updates, hopefully we will at least have the office done by next week. But in the meantime we will keep you up to date on all the great stuff happening in this crazy world.

Thank you!

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We are extending the deadline to April 17th! So hurry up and register!

To play a part in the economic stimulus, we are giving away a custom designed wedding invitation suite to one lucky bride.  That means you will receive a unique wedding invitation suite especially designed for you and your fiance. We will work one on one with you to bring your vision to life AND help you out with your budget!

The free invitation suite includes: design, printing of the invites along with the accompanying pieces. And any specialty accents you would like, ribbons, rhinestones or feathers(just as some examples).


1.) So why are you doing this? We know that times are tough for some people and we would like to help, its pretty plain and simple.

2.) Will I get spammed to death if I register? No. Absolutely not. We hate spam, so we won’t do it to you.

3.) What is included in the invitation suite? Custom design, the printing of the invites along with accompanying pieces, envelopes and any specialty accessories you would like to add. The offer is good for up to 125 invites which is a value of $1250.

See below for all the fun and necessary information!

No purchase is necessary. To be entered in the drawing, please fill out the contact form on the web site and let us know you would like to be entered into the drawing or email your information to invite@nikkibsboutique.com. The lucky winner will be named on April 18th. Good luck to everyone!

REQUIREMENTS AND RULES: Only one entry per person. The maximum amount of complimentary invites will be 125. You wedding must be within the next 14 months. We respect your privacy, your personal information will not be sold.

Check out our website at: www.nikkibsboutique.com

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