Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Coffee Chat

Your nickname ... Growing up it was Nikki. When I went to college I ditched it to be more sophisticated with my given name, Nicole. That worked well until we moved back to my childhood hometown three years ago. Guess who I am again? Yep ... Nikki. And there is no fighting it.

Your eye color ... Blue.

Your hair color ... Well, that one's a little tougher. I am a natural dishwater blonde. With a little help, I am a highlighted, sun-kissed blonde.

One fact about you ... Today is my anniversary! Rick and I have been married for 14 years. It's been a great ride and I am excited to see where our journey takes us next.

Favorite color ... Green, mostly lime green. It's my "signature color". Anytime I can buy something in a particular color, I go for lime green. Look ... Rick was even wearing my favorite color in the above photo.

Favorite place ... My house. I could stay here and not leave it ever.

Favorite celebrity ... I have a Top 5: Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Shemar Moore, Mark Wahlberg, any bald guy. I always tell people that if they wanted to spend a ridiculous amount of money on me that I would like to spend an entire day with Tim Gunn. In the movie about my life I want Diane Lane to play me and Vin Diesel to play Rick.

Favorite animal ... I love birds. I just want to sit and watch them all day.

Favorite song ... Favorite songs change constantly, don't they? I have favorite 80's hair band songs, favorite disco-vibe songs (Abba), favorite mushy love songs, favorite contemporary Christian songs, favorite country songs, etc. Right now I am loving the song Take Your Time by Sam Hunt. I am constantly singing it.

Favorite book ... It's hard to pick a favorite, but how about Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. In the past few years I have really loved The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom and The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. My favorite author is Kristin Hannah. My childhood favorite book was A Room for Cathy by Catherine Woolley. It was my favorite because I always wanted my own bedroom (I shared with my sister) and Cathy finally got hers. I have an old paperback of it on my bookshelf.


  1. Happy Anniversary! I hope you two have a great day!
    Also? Shemar Moore. YEP.

  2. oh I like that song! so pretty, but his lyrical style is very unique too. love it!
    and Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a lovely time today celebrating.
    but that porch looks very inviting and comfy; I might not leave home either.

    Shemar Moore. his instagram is a gift. A GIFT!! :)

  3. Happy anniversary!! We are on year 33 or something ridiculous and I can honestly say it only gets better. :) I think we have a lot in common- I could stay in my little cocoon (my house) and never leave and be totally content. I also love to sit on the porch and watch the bird’s come and go.

  4. Happy anniversary! I'm kinda fond of my house too! There are times when I long for winter and snow so I can stay home without running here and there...in my PJs with crocheting and a book...and the computer.

  5. Ahh, you're a homeschool mom. Me, too. Well, I'm a veteran homeschool all graduated and out of the house. Those were hard, but good times. Take Your Time is a new favorite of mine, but I love music and it's just hard to say what's my favorite from day-to-day. It was good meeting you from Les' Tuesday Coffee Chat. I'm making my rounds a bit late this week, but I hope you'll stop by to read...10 get-to-know Cathy facts #A2ZRoadTrip #music when you can. Have an awesome day!


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