So, I should probably tell you a bit about myself, who am I and what is this blog about?

I am a 25 year old creative named Niki, and a few short years ago I was a fresh out of art school and working as a design assistant, living with my parents (thanks mom & dad!), extremely overweight and just overall, unhappy. Today, I am about 125 pounds lighter and four months away from marrying the love of my life, I got my dream job designing fabulous kitchens and bathrooms, we are living in our first fixer upper which is still definitely a work in progress, we just put an offer in on a house we can grow into and start a family, and I have honestly never been happier (or busier!) in my entire life.

So with all of that going on, why throw a blog into the mix? I’ve been saying it for years, one of these days I am going to start a blog. Why now? Because this year is like my Superbowl, I’ve got a wedding to plan and all the other events to go with it, a registry and a new home to curate, we’re dipping our toes into the world of operating a full time air BnB, and I have started to really blossom as a cook, coming up with my own ideas on making healthy food taste delicious (as it should!). Not only do I want to get it all down on paper, but from everything I’ve read on starting a blog, the biggest hurdle is going to be consistently posting content, and though it may not feel like I have the time, what I do have is a wealth of content good content which seems like a good way to start.

So what is this blog about? It’s about the things that I love, that make me feel happy, and healthy and able to thrive. It’s about the lifestyle and attitude changes that got me to where I am today. It’s about the food that I put into my body, onto my table, serve to my guests, and how I arrange it. It’s about the personal sense of style that I have carefully curated, developed, and re-vamped as I’ve grown over time that makes me feel confident and myself. It’s about the objects I surround myself with that make me feel happy and the house I get to make a home. It’s about doing a job that I genuinely enjoy and never want to stop talking about. And it’s about doing it all, in a wonderful town that I love, with the person I love the most.


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