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Nickichicki Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2019

Nickichicki Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2019

If you keep up with me over on Instagram stories, then you know I wasn't really feeling the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year as much as I have in years past. I made a pact to myself to start making time to go thrifting more. And in doing so I was really reminded HOW MUCH clothes there are out there - good clothes. Sometimes brand new clothes. That can be added to my wardrobe for very little money, while also have a better impact on the planet. Being a small business owner, I also happen to know a WEALTH of amazing independent shop...

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Weekly Meal Plan // It's June Now!

Weekly Meal Plan // It's June Now!

The month of June is always an exciting one for me! The temperatures are finally starting to warm up, and it marks the beginning of Farmer's Market season here in Minnesota! It also means I will start trying to meal plan around the farmer's market produce as much as possible. It's another great way to support a small business/shop local, and eating the freshest most delicious produce! If you're new to farmer's markets, it's true that they're not all created equal. Depending on where you live...some may not be that cheap. I've even been ones where it was very obvious what was...

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Running A Business : Tricks & Tools I Use To Make My Type B Personality A Little More Type A

Running A Business : Tricks & Tools I Use To Make My Type B Personality A Little More Type A

I've been operating Nickichicki full time since 2014, and in that time I've learned a lot about myself as a person. I am free spirited. I like to sleep in. I'm a social beast. I like to follow my random whims.  But one of the main things I've learned in running a business is that I am at my best when I mix in my barrel of fun with perhaps just the tiiiiiiniest bit of discipline (gasp!) and organization. Below are my tried and true methods and tools that help me stay on my "A" game.  Passion Planner: I used...

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Weekly Meal Plan // Last Weeks of May

Weekly Meal Plan // Last Weeks of May

Believe it or not, we've reached the last two weeks of May! This week for produce Aldi had strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, mango, and watermelon all on sale. My total spent was $89.13, bringing my total May food budget to $225.73! Leaving me with $34.27 of my $260 budget in case we want to grab anything fun next week! Here's what we'll be eating this week: Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits (uses up Aldi sale fruit) Oatmeal + mix-ins (strawberries and honey, bananas + peanut butter) Everything bagels + avocados Cereal Lunch: Sandwiches (use up Aldi sale cucumbers) Leftovers Wraps (hummus, cucumbers, lettuce...

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Nickichicki Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

Nickichicki Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

While I prioritize doing a lot of my shopping through many small and local businesses, it's not a secret that I'm a pretty big fan of Nordstrom on a whole. The Rack is one of my favorite places to score big deals for little money, and I've been using Trunk Club to keep me well dressed for many work events + vacations alike when I am too busy to shop for myself. While the Half Yearly Sale is not my favorite sale (sometimes it seems like the leftovers that received bad reviews. Unlike Anniversary Sale where we get first dibs!),...

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