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Meet the Nickichicki Knitting Team!

Meet the Nickichicki Knitting Team!

When i left my office job and decided to put my all into growing Nickichicki, i had small, realistic hopes. Hopes that it would generate enough income to help me support my family. Hopes that people would like what i was creating. Hopes that it wouldn't be just a, "cute, side hustle", but a real, legitimate business i could do full time. Imagine my surprise then, when just two years later i was looking back of what i had grown and feeling close to burn out. Even if you don't knit, you can imagine that it takes some time. It was...

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Nickichicki Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nickichicki Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a special one, solely for the fact pieces are on sale BEFORE the season starts, rather than at the end. Fall is my absolute favorite season (duh.), so i typically order a lot to try on at home, keep what works, and then pet them in my closet while i wait for the weather to cool down. You'll most likely see A TON of NAS posts. I know i did last year. But what i noticed is many of them featured the same items. My style has always been a bit out of the box, so...

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How I Feed My Family of 5 on $260 a Month

How I Feed My Family of 5 on $260 a Month

  Before i start off this post - i want to make clear my goal is to share helpful tips to downsize your grocery bill. Not to guarantee everyone's bill will be the same as mine. Many things factor into everyone's lifestyle (location alone. There's no way i'd be spending only $260 if i still lived in Alaska) and budget, but hopefully you find this post helpful in one way or another!  1. Our lifestyle : My family of 5 consists of myself, my husband, and our 3 boys (currently ages 12, 4, and 2). However my husband works A LOT,...

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Nickichicki Favorite Strawberry Recipes!

Nickichicki Favorite Strawberry Recipes!

It's strawberry season! Strawberries are a big hit with my family; so when they're in season we go hard! Between farmer's markets, berry patches, and grocery store sales - that's a lot of strawberries! Below are some of my favorite recipes to use them up! 1. Honey Roasted Strawberry Muffins - This recipe comes from the Dishing up the Dirt cookbook (which i highly recommend if you're interested in seasonal eating + taking advantage of those farmer's market finds), but i found it online for you as well! I love how the whole wheat flour works well here, and doesn't make the...

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Small Shop Finds For When You're Extra

Small Shop Finds For When You're Extra

We all know shopping small is an awesome idea! But finding items when your style is a little...outside the box, can be a challenge. FEAR NOT! I personally accept all challenges with open arms, and have rounded up these 6 EXTRA SPECIAL small shop items for you!   1.   Small Shop: Hazel & Rose Item: Carla Colour Modan Sunglasses Regular sunnies? Pass. I need my sunglasses to shine like a diamond. Like a beautiful, blinding diamond against those UV rays.    2. Small Shop: Modern Mud Item: Aura Ring Crystal Holder The only acceptable way to store your rings,...

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