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Your DNA Story: A Unique & Personal Gift Idea

This post is sponsored by on behalf of 23andMe.

The holidays are all about family and the people we love! This year you can give them a truly special and personal gift, the gift of a DNA story.

A DNA story is about more than just science. It’s about learning the story of your ancestors, your roots, and everything that makes you the unique person that you are.

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with 23andMe to share this amazing gift idea! Even before they reached out to me, I had purchased a kit because I loved the idea of learning more about my health and genetics!

Today I’m going to walk you through the entire process of ordering, submitting your sample, and I’ll share a sneak peek of what your results will look like! This way you’ll know exactly what expect if you order a kit for yourself or a loved one. Continue Reading


Unique Christmas Gift Ideas from Amazon Handmade!

This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

No matter how early you start shopping, finding the RIGHT gift for everyone can be tricky. It’s hard to strike that balance between thoughtful, unique and budget-friendly (holiday shopping adds up quickly!).

But guess what? Your shopping is about to get a whole lot easier!

This year I discovered Amazon Handmade a.k.a.the go-to place to find really cool, handcrafted & unique gifts. Plus, you get to support a lot of awesome small businesses when you shop!

I want to moment and share with you guys why I’m so passionate about supporting small business like the ones I’m going to feature today.  Continue Reading

Food + Drink Lifestyle Misc

Easy to Bake Chocolate Bread Pudding for Day of the Dead!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#OfrendasConNestle #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias

We’re are nearing the Day of the Dead celebration (October 31st -November 2nd)!

Growing up, Day of the Dead was a celebration I was only semi-familiar with but after losing my grandpa a few years ago, I found myself striving to learn and understand more about this special cultural tradition, as a way to reconnect with my memories of him.  Continue Reading


Tackling a Busy Schedule with the Samsung Galaxy Note8

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #samsungtargettech #CollectiveBias

Since leaving my 9 to 5, you’d think my schedule would have become less hectic. But, as a wife, freelance photographer, and a blogger, I constantly have a million things on my mind and my to-do list!

Today, I wanted to give my fellow busy bee’s an inside look at the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and a share a few tips for taking control of your schedule and your life!

In case you’re not familiar with the Samsung Galaxy Note8, it’s loaded with tons of amazing features to help improve your productivity. It’s infinity display, s pen, and ability to launch two apps at once are just a few of the reasons you’re likely to fall in love with it! Continue Reading


Ask Niki: Do You Have Any Tips for Traveling When You Have Anxiety?

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice.


Do you have any tips for dealing with anxiety when you travel or go on vacation?


Ugh, anxiety. Why can’t it just leave us alone, right?

Even though going on a relaxing vacation is a great way to unwind and get rid of stress, traveling itself can be stressful! Plus, your anxiety doesn’t just disappear because you’re on vacation.

Planning Your Trip

From booking your hotel to packing your bag, planning any type of getaway involves a lot of time and effort! Accept that. I sometimes cause myself more anxiety by trying to make a stressful process less stressful. Continue Reading