ADVICE FROM A WIFE: Melisa from Pie N’ the Sky

Melisa Wedding

Hello there!

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks on my end but I’m excited to get back to this awesome advice series. I love reading the responses of such sweet, honest, and insightful women.

Today’s interview is with Melisa from Pie N’ the Sky. Melisa and I worked on the same campaign awhile back and I have been visiting her blog ever since! Be sure to stop by and check out here blog whenever you have a chance! Continue reading





Have More Coffee Dates!

Coffee Date

After an overwhelming positive response to my instagram post about “date ideas”, I decided to start out with something simple and affordable.

THE COFFEE DATE

Not only is there a Starbucks on every corner, which mmeeting up easy, you also don’t need to set aside an entire day to grab coffee with someone.

You’re probably thinking about how unromantic this  sounds but 1. You’ll be more engaged in your conversation because aside from your drinks there aren’t many other distractions (e.g. Dinner, movie, activity) and 2. even during busy weeks, there’s enough time for this mini date.

Will and I met for coffee a lot when we were first dating. We both had a few free minutes before work in the morning and it was a great weekday date option. Plus, it improved my mood for the entire day and it made it easier to get out of bed in the morning because I knew I’d get to see him. Don’t underestimat the mood boosting abilities of a quick chat and kiss from your significant other before work.

Now let’s get back to trying to survive another Monday.

Wishing you lots of luck & love,

Niki



Engagement Update: Month 2

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/williamandnikiproposalHappy Halloween!

I’m definitely a big fan of this candy-filled holiday but today my mind and heart are focused on something else. I have just lived through my second month as an engaged woman!

So far everything is moving along smoothly. We officially booked our venue a.k.a. 20% down(Thanks Grandma!). We’re so happy with our choice. It’s the perfect reflection of us. I’m going to do a whole post on it soon in case anyone else out there is looking for a spot in Southern California. I also want to share some ideas and maybe you guys can help me plan out a few things?!

I’ve also purchased my wedding dress, veil, petticoat, and shoes! I’m surprised how much got done this month. But I’m also really happy that I ordered my dress early so that they can sew me a brand new one! I’ll be the only girl to ever wear it, with the exception of my future daughter. I have a feeling she’s going to love it and beg to try it on.

That’s the latest for now, but there are more fun wedding posts coming soon!

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

 





How do you know if he’s the one?

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposalWelcome to the very first advice column post! Breakfast at Niki’s is a place for me to share my experiences, thoughts, and opinions on a variety of topics. I hope this section helps make navigating life, love, and style a little easier. Also, you’re always welcome to send me questions at Niki@LoveNiki.com. I will not publish your name unless you tell me it’s okay to do so :)

Now, on to today’s question!

How do you know if he’s the one?

I can tell you that from the moment I met Will there was a spark. I was hooked on him instantly for reasons I couldn’t explain. I mean, when you meet a stranger you are really just going off what your gut says. But there’s a reason people often advise you to listen to your gut. So my first tip for knowing if has potential to be ‘the one’ is… Continue reading



5 Happiness Quotes to Help You Get Happy!

happy puppy

In general, I’m a pretty happy person. Give me a puppy, and there’s a good chance that I might explode into rainbows and glitter. Lol. In case you can’t find something adorable and small to cuddle and you’re having a rough day, here are 5 great outlooks on happiness. Enjoy!

1.“The best feeling in the world is realizing that you’re perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed” -Marxie

2.“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Steven Kloves (screenplay), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004

3.“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

4.“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
 -Dale Carnegie

5.“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson