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About Me

Hi friends!

I'm Nikki! I married the sweetest man on earth 10 years ago.
We have four babies. 
 Oh em gee.
That still feels surreal to say but my puffy eyes and rolls in my tummy remind me daily that it's true!

We are from Southern California and packed up and moved to the sweet south three years ago!
I've been a southern girl since the day I can remember and it feels so good to be planting our roots here in Tennessee.

I love to write.
I am an open book.
Some probably think I overshare and maybe I do.
But my goal at the end of the day is to remind other mamas that they're not alone.
Motherhood is crazy, wild, messy, exhausting, draining but so beautiful underneath it all.
My hearts desire is to spread joy and laughter daily.

I started this blog in 2007 and found my passion for writing when I would log on each day and write updates about the mundane happenings in our life.
I sort of lost my passion for blogging after a couple babies came and the cross country move.
I've used Instagram as my blog.

But I'm back.

Grab a coffee and follow along.


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Celebrating 10 years..

Chris and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on October 6th! We celebrated today by spending the entire afternoon and evening together, kid free.  I found a killer deal for couples massages on Groupon and learned that if a deal looks too good to be true, it is.  Things we've learned after 10 years of marriage; don't take yourself too seriously, laughter is the secret to a good time and chocolate makes everything ok. 

A healthier me.

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