• Nice To Meet You

    Hi there! My name is Nikki. Mom to the sweetest little girl and two crazy pups! You can usually find me running around in the comfiest clothes I can find, with a cup of coffee, planning something fun to do or setting up for another…

  • 5 Simple Kitchen Upgrades

    It’s rare that I show pictures of my kitchen because I really dislike how dark it is! When we bought the house, I knew right away that it would not be staying as is. Black granite, black appliances, dark wall tiles! Ugh! my poor eyes!…

  • 2018 Review

    I can hardly believe that we’re closing out 2018 already! This year just flew by! I’ll keep this short and simple! This year was a good one for me and my family. We sold our first home and moved in to what we hope to…

  • My Flower Child

    “Mommy, can we go outside plant seeds?!” This one of my daughter’s first questions of the day. “Sorry honey, it’s too cold outside to plant flowers!” Saddened, she responded with an “awwww”. This past year I introduced my daughter to gardening and she really took…

  • Life With A Toddler & Dogs

    When I pictured my life with kids and dogs, I had this idea of what it could be like. I envisioned us as a happy family, taking strolls around the park, playing in the backyard, lots of cuddles and kisses, snuggling up after a day…

  • The Santa Experience

    Oh Santa! Kids either love him or are terrified of him. The few times we’ve taken Kin to go see the big guy, we ended up with the cringe worthy crying pictures. This year we had decided that we wouldn’t take her to see Santa,…

  • Kicking off December With Gingerbread Houses

    What better way to kick of December then by making gingerbread houses! If you’re starting from scratch like I did for my house, you’ll need to buy a box graham crackers and an obnoxious amount of candy that you would never otherwise eat. I also…

  • Gifts for Grandmas-Ornaments & Frames

    The weathermen are predicting our first “snowmaggedon” of the season, so we are spending our Sunday inside painting Christmas gifts! The grandmothers never want or need anything big and fancy for Christmas, so we like giving them special homemade items!  Handmade gifts are always so…

  • 13 Days of Thankful (Week 2)

    Day 8 The weekends! I am so thankful for weekends. I work full time all week, so the time that I have to spend with my family is something I always look forward to. The days go by so slow, but the years go by too…

  • Stocking Stuffer Ideas

    I am the type of person that when I buy someone a gift, it’s hard for me to keep it a secret! I am just so excited to give it to them! When my husband and I first started dating, I was so impatient, always…