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Nicki at The Middlest Sister. Nicki’s blog is definitely one-of-a-kind. She writes a web-comic about her experience growing up with 4 sisters. She isn’t the middle child, as you might suspect from the title. No, that would be her sister, Chrissy. It would be an exaggeration to say this child was the spawn of Satan – let’s just say she was a bit mischievous. The truly amazing thing is these sisters are still friends.
Nicki’s writing is fab, but the thing that sets The Middlest Sister apart is that it is illustrated with pictures she crafts from intricately cut and pasted scrap paper. You can’t believe the expressions Nicki can create with 1/2 inch of construction paper!
Not only is she on the WordPress list of Recommended Blogs, she’s a Staff Pick – one of just a handful selected across all categories as a must-see blog.
You may have noticed something a little different about the Freshly Pegged Badge of Honor today. When Nicki hit 5000 subscribers (about a bazillion ago) she marked the occasion by hand-crafting copies of the avatars of some of her most rabid stalker-fans, er, I mean readers. I was thrilled to be one of those chosen for paper immortality – see how I’m looking at the world through rose-colored glasses? I can’t even begin to fathom how much work she put into that project!
If you don’t know Nicki, go and check out The Middlest Sister, but first read this…
I’m back from vacation! While I was at my parents’ house, I had a chance to go through all the schoolwork and drawings my mother saved over the years. She had all our childhood journals and diaries, report cards, and school projects. It was so wonderful to comb through all that old stuff. Here’s one of the drawings I found, a self-portrait Ashley did with our cat Rapunzel:
It made me remember this day…