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About grahamcrackercrumbs09

I am just a Nobody, trying to tell Everybody about Somebody, who can save Anybody. I do my best to keep my opinions to myself unless I am directly asked. This is in an effort to ensure that I don’t inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings or assault someone’s sense of self-worth, dignity or intelligence. That is not to say that I have all the answers, that I am always right, that I have illusions grandeur or think I am prophetic in some way. I say this humbly that being insightful and/or wise is never really been my intention, I call it like I see it. I hope you enjoy these graham cracker crumbs, little tidbits about life, love and everything in between!!

A Bleeding Chasm: The Racial Divide in America

A Bleeding Chasm: The Racial Divide in America

In Memorium

I’m at a loss. My heart is heavy with despair, grief and unimaginable rage that can’t be contained in words. It’s rare that I speak out publicly on the things that happen in the world, I try to be non-polarizing, even keeled but strong in my personal opinions and faith. Within the confines of my personal relationships I’m very vocal about the things of God, geopolitics and the like. But I’ve kept my opinion to myself for too long and I can no longer with a clear conscious keep it all to myself. Enough is enough and we are tired! I didn’t live through the Civil Rights movement, my mom was a young child at the time but the struggles, the fights, the death and anguish was passed on to me so that I would not forget. We are not so far removed from the abolition of slavery and the Civil Rights movement that we couldn’t easily slip back. I was told that I could be anything I wanted to be, I had the freedom of choice and should be free of fear. And yet I am fearful and I both want and need answers. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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T. Nicole Designs Mission Main Street Grant Opportunity

T. Nicole Designs Mission Main Street Grant Opportunity

Hey bling lovers!!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, I’ve been super busy with design work and creating the 2015 Lookbook, among other random sparkly things. LOL  But this new post is one that is super exciting!!

T. Nicole Designs has just applied for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants!!  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection

Hey Bling Lovers!

The first few months of 2015 have been über busy for me, with creating a brand new website, launching the T. Nicole Designs Etsy Store , working on multiple collections at the same time and launching my YouTube channel.  But the hard work has been well worth it for me, as my second collection, the Safari Collection, officially debuted at midnight on Thursday!  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Who Says You Can’t Afford It?

Hey there bling lovers!! It’s the beginning of another wonderful week of February and I must say that it is fairly warm here in Houston, unlike the rest of the country. It’s a breezy and sunny 61 degrees with a high of 81 today! It’s perfect for doing some photography work on my upcoming Safari Collection. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Inspiration

 

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2015: My Year of Fulfillment

Happy New Year Lovebugs!

A new year has been ushered in and with it that I have left behind the wounds and transgressions of 2014. Life dealt me a really rough hand in 2014, between stress, work, my health taking more dips and flips than the most stomach dropping, heart pounding of roller coasters. I was on the verge of and had a mental breakdown. I took a leave of absence from my Ph.D Clinical Psychology program to focus on my health and wellbeing; it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a very long time.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Not Now Does Not Mean Not Ever

Not Now Does Not Mean Not Ever

What do you do when you come to the realization that you have arrived at a place in your career when you have no desire to be in management? We’re told via succession planning and the seen potential in us by others, that we are management material. Management is always conveyed as the ultimate goal of any role, to be in charge of and over others. But the looks of disbelief that come when you tell your supervisor/manager that have no passion or desire to move into management are staggering. They look at you in disbelief, dumbfounded at your words, and as if you have taken temporary leave of your senses; like you are lazy and lacking in ambition, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Inspiration, Work Life

 

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Ignorance Is In Bloom

Spring has sprung and ignorance is in the air infecting everyone in its vicinity. Like pollen triggers watery eyes, sneezing and an overall miserable state, I don’t know what it is about when winter withdraws, the weather heats up, and southern breezes blow that people start to act like they don’t have the sense that God gave a doorknob. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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My Randomness Is Showing

Yet another work week down and I’m excitingly looking forward to the time when I bolt out of the door like it’s the last day of school!

With so much going on in the news it’s hard to find the good in life.  With our daughters being kidnapped and sold into slavery, world powers at odds and unemployment just over 6% (which is actually a good thing, it’s down from 6.7% to 6.3%), it has become increasingly difficult to smile and laugh and find joy in the small things of life.  So, in an effort to add a bit of levity to all the depressing occurrences in the world, I present to you Banana Joe of “The Amazing World of Gumball” from Cartoon Network.

Enjoy and find something to smile about today!

Blessings and Happiness ALWAYS

T. Nicole

 

 

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Easter PSA

We are at the halfway mark of Holy Week and there is something that has stuck in my craw for years.  It’s time for another PSA/ “Grinds My Gears”segment.

*Drags soapbox to the middle of the room, steps up and taps mic*

Excuse me, excuse me.  May I have your attention please?

As you all gear up for Easter/Resurrection Sunday and are buying all these pastel colored dresses, Steve Harvey suits, hats, and finery, it grinds my gears when some of you people randomly do stuff  and accept things just because they are in popular culture.  Here’s a biology lesson just case you all didn’t know, rabbits/hares/bunnies DON’T lay eggs.  Never in the history of the world has a rabbit or rabbit-related organism laid a multicolored, painted, glitterfied chicken egg.  Not the Cadbury Bunny, not Bugs Bunny, no daggone bunny lays eggs!

When The Lord rose from the grave and the stone was rolled away there was not a bunny sitting at the threshold with the angel waiting to announce His resurrection.  There wasn’t a rabbit there pooping out colored hard-boiled eggs and jelly beans on top of pink plastic grass.

Just as a bit of history for you, chicken eggs were dyed red by early Christians in Mesopotamia to symbolize the blood of Jesus shed on Calvary. The shell represents the tomb of Christ and the breaking of the shell a symbolic representation of his breaking the chains of death.  The Easter egg custom was adopted by the Catholic Church in 1610 A.D. by Pope Paul V.  We as Christians can see the egg as a symbol of resurrection as the egg contains new life within it. How this morphed into adults hiding cooked eggs that were dyed the night before while watching the Ten Commandments is beyond me.  Hiding eggs in the grass, trees, bushes, under cars, etc. has to be one of the stupidest things I have seen.  Kids are fighting and pushing each other out of the way to get an egg that you know they won’t even eat, it will decay in a plastic basket next to pink and blue marshmallow Peeps that will NEVER decay.  You know that at least one of those eggs won’t be found and less than a week later as it rots in the sun, just out of sight, you will be complaining about a sulfur smell and dumbfounded as to where it is coming from.  I have no issue with Easter eggs as long as you understand and explain to kids the symbolism behind it.

To do something, anything for that matter, just because it has always been done (tradition), just because, and/or without the right context is off putting and asinine.

Your ignorance is showing, tuck it back in, nobody wants or needs to see that.

And that my lovelies is what grinds my gears!

*drops mic, climbs down off soapbox, places a purple dyed egg covered in glitter on the ground and exits stage right*

Even the bunny is confused...

Even the bunny is confused…

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Food for Thought

T. Nicole

 

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Respect My Authoritah!!

It’s time for yet another Public Service Announcement commingled with a Grinds My Gears segment.

*sashaying on stage, confident and classy as always and taps mic*

May I have your undivided attention please? While I am usually easygoing, and let things slide, I am short of patience when it comes to ignorance and idiocy. I am remiss to let some things pass.

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