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!

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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. Cindy says:

    #3 is awesome!!

  2. Danelle says:


  3. Theresa Nace says:

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

  4. Christina Garrett says:

    #3 definitely

  5. Amanda Delmore says:

    All are gorgeous!
    However, I LOVE number 4.

    • Nikki says:

      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

  6. Ellen Bush says:


  7. Paula Elling says:

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

  8. Matt Ivins says:

    Number 3 for sure.

  9. Manuela says:


  10. Melanie says:


  11. Katie says:


  12. Orion says:


  13. lynndsy oconnor says:

    I vote for 3

  14. Mackenzie Mangold says:

    #3 hands down!!!

  15. Marissa Thorson says:


  16. Andrea says:

    #3 for sure!!

  17. Ashlen says:

    #4 :)

  18. Ashley says:


  19. Danielle says:


  20. Craig says:

    I vote for number 3

  21. Barb says:


  22. Alisa says:


  23. Liz says:

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

  24. Traci says:

    #4 for me….

  25. Jaime Hanson says:

    #4…Definitely #4.

  26. Danielle says:

    3 for sure

  27. Terri says:

    Picture #1

  28. Lissa Kramer says:


  29. Kathy LaCasse says:

    #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!!

    • Nikki says:

      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. :)

  30. Kasarah says:

    #4 is AMAZING!

  31. Sue Erickson says:

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

  32. ashley says:

    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.

  33. Natalie McConkey says:

    #3! :)

  34. Elizabeth says:

    #2 simple and beautiful

  35. Lyz says:

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

  36. Alyssa says:

    Personal bias but I’m voting for #2!

  37. 3 or 4 . . . but I lean a little more toward 4. You know, the woods and all that. :)

  38. Kalie says:


  39. Vivian Ivins says:

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

    • Nikki says:

      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 :)