Author Archives: Nikki

A Stunning Moment In Lincoln

A Stunning Moment In Lincoln

Protesters and @nestatepatrol kneel for 9 minutes to honor #georgefloyd, #jamesscurlock, #breonnataylor, and countless others who have lost their lives senselessly. #blacklivesmatter Photo courtesy of 1400KLIN’s Jack Mitchell.Read more »

QuaranCuts: Haircut Night In America

QuaranCuts: Haircut Night In America

Feeling a little “overgrown” in lock down? CBS has your back (er, head?) when it comes to quarantine – the network has announced a brand new remotely-produced special airing tomorrow (Friday, May 29) at 8pm ET, “Haircut Night in America.” Hosts Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn will host the one-hour special, where some of the country’s top hair stylists…Read more »

Summer Readin’ Had Me A Blast

Summer Readin’ Had Me A Blast

Schools out. It was a weird end to the year, to put it lightly. In my house, it doesn’t quite have that summer-break feel, but here we are. Reading to your kids can bring them comfort, make them laugh, or provide an escape. And now more than ever, that’s what our children need. If you’re…Read more »

Trikinis Are Here

Trikinis Are Here

We may not be able to get to the lake, river, or pool just yet, but many of us are dreaming about when we can once again stick our toes in the sand and water. But when we’re able to take trips to the beach or pool, we’ll still have to stay safe and one…Read more »

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather…

Would you rather live here in Nebraska for the next six months, full of sweat and social distance….OR would you trade places with someone who will be isolated in *COVID-19 FREE* Antarctica? (You might wanna take a quick peek at Antarctica’s weather forecast before answering.) Yeah. The most remote place in the world is apparently…Read more »

“Are you workin’ hard or hardly workin?”

“Are you workin’ hard or hardly workin?”

“Are you workin’ hard or hardly workin?” GROAN. Right now that question can be answered so many ways, especially if you’re trying to work at home with kids. This is my house at the exact moment I’m writing this: 5yo, yelling: “MAAAHM, HOW DO YOU SPELL ‘GREEN’?” 3yo: ROARING like a dinosaur while trying to…Read more »

What’s Cookin’?

What’s Cookin’?

How often are you grocery shopping right now? Once a week? Once every two weeks? My husband is the designated grocery getter for our fam. He goes once a week, every Friday. Have you been doing any quarantine kitchen experimentations? Google Trends has released the Top 10 Most Googled Recipes since the pandemic started and…Read more »

Quarantine Decorating Dreams

Quarantine Decorating Dreams

Are you *feeling* the bug, too? No, not the virus. The “I want to overhaul my entire house but we’re in the middle of a pandemic so maybe a whole house overhaul isn’t realistic or responsible right now but I’m daydreaming about it anyway” kind of bug? That one. And it makes sense. We’re spending…Read more »

Talking with Kids About Coronavirus

Talking with Kids About Coronavirus

“I miss my classroom. It is not fair you get to go to work and I don’t get to leave the house! I HATE THE CORONA!” That’s exactly what my 5 year old sobbed at me an hour ago while we were attempting to tackle kindergarten homework. From her perspective, my life looks pretty much…Read more »

Miss (and Mister) Independent

Miss (and Mister) Independent

To borrow a few good lines from one of my favorite women and Wayfair’s first Brand Ambassador: “Miss independent Miss self-sufficient Miss keep your distance” That distance? Six feet, please. And thank you. Kelly Clarkson hits all the right notes in Miss Independent (2003? Excuse me?), especially when ya flip it to fit the quarantined-with-kids…Read more »