Hi, I’m Nikole!

Welcome to My Growing Creative Life!  I’m a wife, mom, gardener, crafter, baker, and all around juggler of life like many of you out there.  I was born in Wisconsin, so I am a Packer fan and UW Badger for life (minus the cheese head), but I’ve called Brooklyn NY my home for the past 17 years.  I work full time as a software product manager, but created this blog as a way to express and share some of my other passions.

As far back as I can remember, my parents and grandparents have been growing things in the garden.  Today, I get to share the love for gardening and digging in the dirt with my daughters and husband in our backyard.  It’s amazing what you can grow with a little dirt, water, and sun, even in this big city!

I also love working with my hands and creating things.  Growing up, I had some pretty fun jobs like a floral designer, party centerpiece decorator, and blowing up thousands of balloons at a party store.  I learned to knit, weave, and screen print (as well as fine tune my sewing) while getting a degree in Textile and Apparel Design from Univ. of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!!).  Crafting, jewelry design, basket weaving…well, I guess you could say I’m a bit of a creative junkie!

Lastly, and equally as important as growing and creating, I am passionate about finding little ways to save.  As I’ve grown older and begun to juggle a family and full time job, I realized that in order to have some balance, I needed ways to save…save time, save money, and hopefully save some of my sanity.  There will never be a 25th hour in the day or an unlimited bank account.  And if I can find ways to save, why not share them because we all could use a bit more time, money, and sanity.

I hope this blog inspires you to grow a bit more (or find your green thumb), create something new, or find some more time/money/sanity!  Thank you for taking the time to follow me on my adventures!

My Favs

Fav Coffee

Dutch Brothers Kicker

Fav TV Show

Shark Tank

Fav Biz to support

Grace & Lace

Fav HOliday


Wafer pastry lollipop jelly beans chocolate bar. Cookie cookie pie oat cake pudding lollipop caramels. Cheesecake lollipop halvah cheesecake oat cake tart. Gummi bears shortbread lollipop liquorice cotton candy marzipan wafer cookie cheesecake. Candy lollipop topping topping wafer cake. Gummi bears gingerbread cake pie cake. Cookie gingerbread sweet roll sugar plum danish dragée icing oat cake croissant. Ice cream shortbread halvah gingerbread croissant pudding. Chocolate oat cake sugar plum marzipan biscuit.

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