Let me start by confessing two things to you about which I have not been entirely honest. Nicky is my nickname and my middle name is spelled Ashley not Ashleigh. Whew! I’m so glad I got that off my chest and now we can move on and be closer than we were when you first started reading this.
I’m horrible when it comes to the “About Me” spiel. Either I don’t know myself as well as I thought I did or I just can’t quite find the words to define my inner workings. In any case, when I sit down to write about my who, what and where, I’m at a loss. Since I assume you visited this section of my blog in hopes of getting to know me a little better, I’ll try my hardest not to disappoint you.
My name is Nicole. I’m a stay-at-home mom to three amazing little humans. I love to write, I try to paint and occasionally I dream of singing professionally and then I remind myself that I have neither the self-confidence nor the funding for the amount of anti-anxiety medicine necessary to allow that dream to come to fruition. I’m a girly girl in the sense that I love clothes and makeup and sparkly things, but I hate talking about my feelings, I don’t like shopping and I think sunsets are depressing not romantic.
I’d define my blog as a lifestyle blog which focuses on family, life, art, food and beauty – pretty much all the things about which I’m most passionate. That may seem like a wide niche but I think it’s important to write a “mommy blog” that encompasses every part of being a mother, a lover, a human, a creator and a woman. Growing up, my mom would always tell me “parents are people too” and I never fully understood and appreciated those words until I had children of my own.
My blog began as a place for me to write but the more I’ve written, the more I’ve discovered the true purpose I’d like it to serve in this world. I’m a firm believer that the meaning of our own lives lies in using our talents to add value to the lives of others. As such, I want to be someone who makes other people laugh, smile, wonder, learn or just feel like they have someone who understands and relates to them. I can only hope my writing and my blog will aid me in accomplishing this.
On this blog, you’ll find motivational ramblings, parenting posts, blogging tips, gift guides, the occasional life update, beauty reviews and hauls, vegan and vegetarian recipes as well as monthly posts like favorites and goals plus lots more! If there’s ever a topic on which you’d like to hear my thoughts, feel free to reach out via any of the methods on my contact page and I’ll try to accommodate as best I can.
The last thing you need to know about me is how thankful I am for you. You’re reading this! That’s so awesome to me and I’m extremely grateful that you took time out of your day and your life to read about mine. Xoxo.