Small Target Haul!

I love shopping at Target, and finding these cute items at low prices is even better. No matter what I go to Target for I always end up finding stuff in the low-cost bins. I will be going back again to get more items for my Valentine’s Day crafts.

~Nika xoxo

DIY Holiday Care Package!

This one is really special to me. I love packing care packages for my mom. She is not always able to get out and go get certain things she needs from the store. And of course, because I am a mom I have to pack her cozy socks, gloves, and a scarf. As stated in the video, when she opens the Christmas present she is going to cry. This is just an idea of what you can pack your loved ones over the Holiday season.

Nika xoxo

Dollar Tree Haul November 2017

When it comes to making simple DIY’s for the holiday’s the first place I stop is Dollar Tree. They always have the simple items I need and best of all they are only $1. So I can always get more than I would at a big box store. Below is just some of the items I purchased for my upcoming holiday DIY’s.

~Nika xoxo

Writing Again

Today I began setting up the outline for my new book. It’s been so long since writing Genevieve I began to get comfortable not writing at all. Besides updating my blog all my thoughts have been in my head. One thing I realized when I began laying out the bits and pieces of what the book will entail. My mind went back to school when I hated brainstorming. I know what you are thinking. Nika how can you write your books without brainstorming first. Well for me I always did things backward. I would start writing some of my chapters or bits of the end of my books and then I would brainstorm. When I wrote Genevieve I just started writing without a real plan in mind. Which is why I am not as proud of that piece as others are. From what I hear people loved reading it. So that makes me happy. The book I am working on now, though it is about pieces of my life. I still want it to have meaning and structure.

My advice to you. If you are getting started with a book and don’t know where to start. Brainstorming is the first thing you need to do. One thing that also helps me is getting a notebook, journal or loose leaf paper to write down tips, chapter changes, plot changes and so on. Honestly, some of you think this is my second book. It’s not. I have been writing my entire life. This will just be the second book I am allowing others to read.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have in starting your own book or other pieces of literary work. Happy writing!

~Nika xoxo

Saying Goodbye to my 30’s!

Hello Everyone,

For those of you who don’t know, today is my birthday. I am 40!!!! Wow, I know I can hardly believe it myself. Every year in my life has been some kind of journey. Believe me, when I tell you, my 30’s had a whole lot of up, downs, tragedy, happiness and so on.

Some of the things I am most proud about are:
The births of my last two children
3 of my children graduating high school
2 grandkids born
I wrote my first book
Started my YouTube channels
Started Blogging
This list goes on and on. While those things were great. There were also some bad times. The most tragic being my near-death health scare. Which left me looking at life differently since 2010. Today I welcome 40 with open arms as a proud mother, wife, & grandmother. I am looking forward to the future.
~Nika xoxo