Nikki’s Favorite Things: Edition 1

When I find something fabulous, I like to share. But sometimes a fabulous find is fleeting. Like a serum that smells like a dream, but eventually sets your face ablaze. Or a cozy bra that’s easy on the pocketbook, but also hides a criminal underwire that, due to poor construction, will shank you every time you move your torso.

To be a favorite of mine, a product must endure, and do its job well along the way. And if it’s cheap, well you can color me happy and put me down for a nap.

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What’s a day without a sister?

I’m afraid that’s a question I can’t answer. I haven’t lived a day without one. Being the younger one in my sibling crew, I was born into the role — the little sister. But Kim wasn’t. She had a few years of full on only child time before I arrived. I often wonder what she […]

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Harvey, Irma and the importance of rainy day funds.

I’m interrupting my scheduled ‘Tips from Pops’ post to bring you (at the request of one VERY pushy daughter) some timely information. Recent catastrophic events – in our hometown of Houston, throughout the Texas Gulf Coast, and now in the whole of Florida – can (and will) have a devastating financial impact on the people […]

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With tragedy, comes great clarity.

Writer’s note: This post is a stream of consciousness. It’s a window into life before, during and what we’re left with after Harvey charged through, and then parked his butt over the Texas gulf coast. The past week, or week-and-a-half (what day is it?) has been surreal, to say the least. And before I get […]

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