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 Rusty, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (three with Rusty) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with your cup of tea and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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If I had to choose:

Which Canvas Should I Get?

I need your help, friends! I’m putting the finishing touches on my lovely, newly-painted, office (technically it’s Paul’s office too – but he’s so nice and let’s me decorate it :)) which includes adding a beautiful canvas to one of my walls! So far the only photos I have on my walls are a couple of smaller canvases and a few still life prints, and in order to really feel complete, I just need a bigger display of one of my lovely couples. :) When I first started hanging up my photos I couldn’t believe the difference it made to how my office felt. I have been adding little touches here and there (lovely flowers, old books, vintage cameras – just wonderful :)) and I’m so excited to be able to show you the befores and afters – which will come soon! I swear!

Until then, I would love if you helped me choose. Mind you, whichever ones I don’t make into a canvas, they will be printed and framed on my wall because I love all of these photos (it was so hard just choosing 4 to choose from!!). Either way, they’re all going on my wall but which one do I make into a canvas?? I just can’t choose!! Leave me a comment with the number of the photo that should be made into a canvas! I’ll love you forever!! :) And then soon you will see your big help as evidence on my wall. :)

PS. If you don’t help me, it will just make my life more difficult. :(





Thank you so much, wonderful friends!! xoxo

  1. Vivian Ivins

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Pick #3! We’re so grateful for the wonderful pictures you guys took at our son’s wedding! Thank you!

  2. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Oh you are so welcome, Vivian! I love their wedding so much that I wish they could get married all over again. :) And thanks so much for the vote :)

  3. Kalie

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:04 am


  4. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Thanks, Kalie!! :)

  5. Ashley Brooks

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    3 or 4 . . . but I lean a little more toward 4. You know, the woods and all that. :)

  6. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Oh how I know :) Thanks love!!

  7. Lindsey Theno

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:53 am


  8. Alyssa

    May 28th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Personal bias but I’m voting for #2!

  9. Lyz

    May 28th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    #4!! Too bad ya can’t wait til our wedding GEESH! ;-)

  10. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Haha thanks ladies!! :)

  11. Elizabeth

    May 28th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    #2 simple and beautiful

  12. Natalie McConkey

    May 28th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    #3! :)

  13. ashley

    May 28th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    i think number #1 is Beautiful and would make an awesome canvas. it is very calming and just the picture explains it.self takes the words right out.of.your mouth when looking at the picture.

  14. Sue Erickson

    May 28th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I vote for #3!! Love ALL of the photos you took of their wedding

  15. Kasarah

    May 28th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    #4 is AMAZING!

  16. Kathy LaCasse

    May 28th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    #4 – personally I’m just voting because I want to be your best friend as promised on your Facebook page;) I love all of them, but #4 background is very storybook like, so I think it fits what you seem most drawn to! BTW: I sent your link to someone else for a possible senior photo shoot. I know they’d be so happy if they went with you!!

  17. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Oh Kathy you are too funny! Hurray for new best friends (you clearly know my style like a best friend would;)!! :) Thanks so much for the referral – I owe you some Caribou!

    Sue, thank you so much!! It was such a beautiful wedding – I wish they would get married all over again!

    Ashley, thank you so much! Such a wonderful compliment!

    Kasarah and Elizabeth you are too kind. :)

  18. Lissa Kramer

    May 28th, 2014 at 3:16 pm


  19. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you Natalie and Lissa for voting!! :)

  20. Terri

    May 28th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Picture #1

  21. Danielle

    May 28th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    3 for sure

  22. Jaime Hanson

    May 28th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    #4…Definitely #4.

  23. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks so much for helping, Terri, Danielle, and Jaime!! :)

  24. Traci

    May 28th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    #4 for me….

  25. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the vote, Traci!! :)

  26. Liz

    May 28th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    #4 – they are all so beautiful, but my favorite is #4 :)

  27. Nikki

    May 28th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Oh you are too kind, Liz. :) Thanks for helping me out!

  28. Alisa

    May 28th, 2014 at 8:24 pm


  29. Barb

    May 28th, 2014 at 8:30 pm


  30. Craig

    May 28th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I vote for number 3

  31. Danielle

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:11 pm


  32. Ashley

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:20 pm


  33. Ashlen

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    #4 :)

  34. Andrea

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    #3 for sure!!

  35. Marissa Thorson

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:49 pm


  36. Mackenzie Mangold

    May 28th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    #3 hands down!!!

  37. lynndsy oconnor

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I vote for 3

  38. Orion

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:14 pm


  39. Katie

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:16 pm


  40. Melanie

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:20 pm


  41. Manuela

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:23 pm


  42. Bridget A

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:28 pm


  43. Matt Ivins

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Number 3 for sure.

  44. Paula Elling

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I vote for #3. It was a Beautiful Wedding! Just Perfect! Your pictures were Awesome!

  45. Ellen Bush

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:40 pm


  46. Amanda Delmore

    May 29th, 2014 at 5:47 am

    All are gorgeous!
    However, I LOVE number 4.

  47. Nikki

    May 29th, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for helping me out!! You are all life savers! I will be tallying up the votes and let you know later today which lovely photo will be my new canvas!! :) xoxo

  48. Christina Garrett

    May 29th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    #3 definitely

  49. Theresa Nace

    May 29th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    #3 hands down!! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful couple!

  50. Danelle

    May 29th, 2014 at 1:19 pm


  51. Cindy

    May 29th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    #3 is awesome!!