I’ve been struggling with what direction to take the blog for some time now. I’ve been testing out a variety of topics in an attempt to find something that I felt truly excited about, something that inspired me so much that I would be able to inspire others with it. (more…)
Sometimes life takes us in unexpected directions and we have to redefine our dreams. But just because things didn’t work out as planned doesn’t mean we’ve failed. The awesome song ‘Closing Time’ puts it best, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”.
I had the pleasure of working with the 99Cent Only Stores on a Thanksgiving decorating video!
You can get beautiful plates, chic glass and lots of cute decorations for only 99 cents! Have you visited a store lately? You’re going to be really impressed with their selection. You can find your local store by clicking here.
I hope this video inspires you to host your own Thanksgiving dinner! I can’t wait to share more fun budget-friendly decorating videos!
CONGRAULATIONS, YOU’RE ENGAGED!! So, now what…? Should you start planning? Pick out a dress? Or is it safe to take it easy for a few months before diving into all things wedding-related? I’ve been engaged for just over a month now and I wanted to share my experience and advice for all of you lovely & newly engaged girls out there. (more…)
Welcome to the first episode of a new series I’m calling, Niki’s Question Café! Today I’m tackling the question: Who Should Pay on a First Date?
This new series is going to be tons of fun! I hope it helps you find the honest answers and insight you’ve been looking for.
If you have a question you’d like me to answer, leave it in the comment section below or email me at Niki@LoveNiki.com (make your email subject line: Niki’s Question café).
Today we’re tackling an age-related beauty question. Do hairstyles have an age limit, specifically pigtails? Now remember, this is only my take on it. If you disagree, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
I hope you enjoy the video! Don’t forget to share a fun fact about yourself in the comment section!
At 7:15 that morning my parents woke me up to deliver a beautiful box. Inside was an iPad with a video, an envelope, and a ticket. With sleepy morning eyes, I watched my boyfriend explain that he had planned something special for my birthday. He had set up a series of clues that would lead me to different destinations. A celebratory scavenger hunt.
And at his request, I vlogged it all. I tried my best to capture every step, every clue, every moment that he would only be able to experience through the lens of my camera. I wanted him to see every smile and laugh he was responsible for creating.
I want you, my sweet readers, to experience it all with me too. So instead of sharing it all in this post, I’m going to edit & narrate the vlog and let you watch it unfold.
But, as many of you already know, the day ended in a surprise engagement and party! It was like something out of a movie only better because films are just make-believe and this is real life!
As you get older, there will be many times when people ask you if you feel any differently. High school graduation, your 18th birthday, your 21st birthday, college graduation, etc. On none of those occasions did I wake up feeling like an entirely new person. This is different. It is the one exception (love always is).
From the moment Will asked me to marry him and slipped the most beautiful ring on my finger, I was forever changed. I feel new, refreshed, and more full of hope and optimism than I have ever been. I have been reminded of how incredible life truly is.
I’m so thankful to everyone who helped make our engagement so special. Our families helped make yesterday happen and it feels amazing to have their love & support as we set out to build a new life together. If anyone who was a part of yesterday is reading this, know that I love you. From the bottom of my heart, I love you! And thank you!
I’m also looking forward to sharing my journey with my readers! There are two new sections coming to the blog. One that will focus on weddings & couple related topics and another that will serve as an advice column that covers life, love, style and everything else you’d like me to share my take on.
I hope you’re just as excited as me! Also, please take a second to check out our amazing & talented photographer and hair/makeup geniuses! Links to both of these talented ladies below!
Hair and Makeup: Nikki from www.nikkiparisi.com
Photography: Alyssa from alyssamarie-photography.com
My dress, his bow tie & suspenders are from: Nordstrom
Bring on the sweater weather, the hot chocolate, and everything knit! This girl is ready for fall! I’m normally all about the warm rays of sun but we could really use a break from the heat here in Cali. And a little rain would be nice. Lol.
Let me know where you’re located and if you’re excited to leave summer behind! Tty soon!