Shortly after college, I rented the first floor unit of a beautiful old duplex built in 1920. I loved living there, but one of my biggest pet peeves was that it had these crazy double-sided deadbolts on the front and rear doors that required a key on BOTH sides. I faced the same odds ofContinue reading “Double-sided Deadbolt Dilemma”
Author Archives: Nicole
Hold the Whip, Please!
I am a foodie through and through. Cooking and eating are two of my most favorite past times, but lately I’ve been trying to keep a better watch on what I’m eating and commit to being more active. Yesterday I noticed a little extra wiggle room in my dress pants, so today I tried toContinue reading “Hold the Whip, Please!”
My Pretty Little Easter Mullet
One of my fondest childhood memories is coloring Easter eggs with my sister and grandpa every year. My grandpa was a large burly man who spoke with a thick German accent. So thick, I barely understood but every third word he said. And, like it was his uniform, he sported plaid shorts, black dress socksContinue reading “My Pretty Little Easter Mullet”
Nickle Pickle: What’s in a Name?
Although I am a true pickle connoisseur, (my husband even gifted me The Pickle of the Month Club once), I didn’t get my nickname solely from indulging in those crunchy little bites of happiness. I always thought my nickname, Nickle Pickle, originated from me being a child incapable of sounding out Nicole, and instead runningContinue reading “Nickle Pickle: What’s in a Name?”