I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with our three yorkies, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (five with Rusty, Lucy, & Ethel) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with something warm and delicious and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

the blog!

If I had to choose:

Change is Good

It all started a few days ago when my website decided to hate me yet again. I don’t know what I did to make it so mad at me, but it basically cut off all communication with me and I was unable to resolve the problem (I’m referring to malfunctions in my coding, by the way). Nothing was working right. I won’t get into detail, but if any of you tried to view the blog on Tuesday you would have noticed a mess. Needless to say, it was a very frustrating day and poor Paul and Rusty suffered from my bad mood.

So, Paul began to do research (of course he was researching!) on how to fix all of my problems. While he was doing that, I was multitasking on Pinterest, researching better themes and websites, and revisiting our Jamaican honeymoon on Couples.com (I do this a lot when I feel like I need a vacation).

Anyways, long story short, I found a new website and am absolutely in love with it! I designed almost everything you see right now! I never felt like I had the freedom to really make my last blog my own and it was very frustrating at certain points. As a photographer and business owner, I want my own “look.” Branding is such a huge thing when creating a business. Every well-known business has their “look.” When you see the colors red and yellow, some of you may think of McDonald’s, and if you didn’t you will now! Target has red and khaki (employee uniform). Even certain photographers have their own look. When I see certain photos I can tell who the photographer is just by the editing and style of the photo. I want my photos, post processing, and branding to be my own look. Sure, other people use blue stripes and such on their website, but at least now I feel like it represents me, to me. :) Plus, whenever I look at the colors I think of the ocean. And perhaps every time you come to visit the blog, you’ll think of the ocean, too. :)

I know I have a long time before I accomplish this goal but I am going to be working very hard this year on focusing on creating work that is “me”. Plus, as Paul always reminds me, I change my mind A LOT. As a child I used to change the furniture in my bedroom about once a week. In my head I’ve been changing the wall color in my house for months. I’ve changed this blog design three times since I got it 3 days ago! I’ve changed my logo a zillion times. I’ve changed my post-processing flow a trillion times. Luckily I don’t change my outfits 3 times a day. Just 2. :)

Anyways….my most recent change in my mind….wanting to have cottage, beach decor in the house (don’t worry, Paul…). Naturally, I’m indulging on Pinterest tonight. Happy Friday to me! :)

  1. Julie says:

    Nikki, you are awesome! I love your blog, read it all the time. Keep writing. Don’t let the tech glitches get you down.

  2. dana says:

    I took that picture!! Love that one of u guys, but also the one u guys took of us that same day and same ocean we miss!!



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