Big Sur Road Trip!

Road TripTravelTomorrow morning we’re heading out of LA and up to Big Sur! I was blessed with a Mini Cooper Convertible for my 25th birthday last month and what’s the best way to break in a convertible? A long coastal drive through beautiful redwoods.

I still can’t believe my Nina & Tio Joe got me a car…I thought this type of stuff only happened in movies! Lol

The trip takes about five and a half hours but we’ll be making a few stops for food and… Hearst Castle!

castleI’ll be a M.I.A. for a few days but don’t worry, I’ll come back with lots of photos to share and hopefully more videos :)

Follow me on Instagram @MsLoveNiki and Twitter @MsLoveNiki to watch as our adventure unfolds!

Mexican Food

Oh so lovely readers,

I need to warn you. Things will be getting a little …random….around here. Lol But it’ll be fun! Sometimes you have to just stop over-thinking everything and just do what you feel! You know what I mean? So I’m going to let my creative, random, adventure seeking self take over and just go with the flow.

And lucky for me, my boyfriend is coming along for the ride ;)

So what randomness do we have for you today? Well, check out our dramatic cooking trailer above to find out!

Lots of love,

Niki

5 Life Lessons

LifeLessons

Turning 25 freaked me out. Why? Because no one considers you much of a kid anymore and the world expects so much more of you. Plus, your decisions are more impactful and can literally shape the rest of your life.

After all that fretting, I ended up having the most amazing birthday. I was shown so much love that I could honestly say thank you forever and it would never feel like enough.

I took some time to reflect and realized that I’ve learned a lot this past quarter century. And so, I wanted to pass on a little wisdom of my own on.  Here are 5 of the life lessons I’ve learned along the way to becoming an adult.

Lesson1

Growing up is scary but you have to put yourself out there in order to grow and move forward. Don’t let your fear of making a mistake or failing stop you from trying new things, taking chances, and living the life you dream about. That being said…

lesson2

There will never be a point in your life when you’re finally “there”. This journey we’re on is in constant motion, there is always another goal, another thought, another something. Don’t wait to be skinner before you buy that dress, don’t wait to be rich before you set out to live your life, don’t wait to be “there” or you’ll spend your whole life waiting. Now is the time to live.

lesson3

Being able to share your triumphs, new experiences, and heart with someone will multiply your level of happiness times a million. Fall in love, spend time with family, laugh with your best friend. We are meant to build bonds & healthy relationships so forget your tough guy lone ranger shtick. Make & maintain meaningful connections.

lesson4

It’ll all work out in the end, if you let it. I know, that sounds overly naïve and optimistic. But it’s true. I think we often doubt this fact because our ideas of where and who we’re supposed are so narrow and finite. We must be open-minded, have faith, and trust in divine timing.

Lesson5

This one lifetime is all we get and there are no do-overs. So make the most of yourself! Use everything you’ve been blessed with & push your limits. It’d be truly unfortunate to make it to the end of your days having never fully explored the depth of your own talents and capabilities.

Insta-Life @MsLoveNiki

MakeupJust a quick little round up of my recent going-ons. I’ve been wearing some new makeup that has been AMAZING. It creates an airbrushed yet natural look, similar to the maybelline makeup I like but with added coverage. I’ll do a post on it soon. I’ve also started my enjoy my week long bday celebration and made my first birthday wish at dinner on Friday :)

The peas are self explanatory. Lmao

You can follow all of my daily adventures via instagram @MsLoveNiki

bitch peas

Birthday girl