It wasn’t until my youngest daughter Mia entered school full-time, that I realized there was this void in my life. I have reiterated numerous times how up until this epiphany, I was the quintessential stay at home mommy and my life solely revolved around play dates, drop offs, goldfish, and spilled milk. When the girls entered school, however, more free time was at my disposal and I knew it was time to focus on “Nicole”. I thought about all the things that intrigued and fascinated me and fashion was at the top of the list. How could I make this passion become a reality?
It started as a hobby. Sharing some of my favorite looks and styling my girls in the latest trends. As more and more people expressed an interest, it sparked even more excitement and desire to pursue this further. Blogging came next. I have always enjoyed writing and now writing about what I love makes it even more desirable. As the months went on and I was reaching a larger audience, I decided it was time to turn this into a business. My goal was to help other fellow mommies get out of their own fashion ruts and feel and look their best.
Throughout this journey, I have met so many new and interesting people and reacquainted myself with old friends. It’s been so much fun. A goal I always set for myself, was to become a Reward Style Influencer with LIKEtoKNOW.it. You are probably thinking, what the heck does that mean?! Basically, for all my non-bloggers, Like to Know It is an easy way for people to shop bloggers’ posts via instagram. Once you are registered, all you have to do is like a photo and Like to Know It sends you an email with the links to all the items in that photo! In order to become a member of their family, however, there is an application process. I knew when I first started blogging that a lot of hard work and dedication would need to be implemented if I wanted to attain this goal. After an immense amount of hustle and bustle, revamping, and tweaking along the way, my dream recently became a reality! Reward Style is the first and largest invitation only end-to-end monetization platform for style influencers around the world and I was now a member!!!!
I am so excited to see where this new venture takes me. I would like to take a moment to personally thank my family for their love, support, and patience over the past few months. I know I haven’t always been pleasant nor entirely present, but your faith in me is invaluable. To all my friends near and far, who follow, comment, and engage, I truly appreciate it more than you know. To my photographer friends, Natasha, Nicole and Erin. Thanks for the many fashion sessions and for making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Your talents are admirable. Lastly, I would like to thank my friend Lisa, who serves as my “photog” on a daily basis. When I first started, I relied on simple iPhone pictures to tell my story, but because of your selflessness, talents, friendship, and camera, my blog has aesthetically blossomed. I never would have made this dream a reality without you or your camera!!
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”- John F. Kennedy
Looking forward to so many fashion adventures ahead. Bring on Fall Fashion!
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