Sunday Lately Week 62

My Sunday Lately link up posts seem to be the only blogging I can get done on the regular right now, but that's what it is here for.

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taxes this week. Yuck. The worst part of owning your own business is all the paper work. We got so busy the past few months that we are a little behind on our normal organization, so we are dedicating a whole day to that next week. Then we can send everything over to our tax guy. I have a feeling we will be treating ourselves to some take out that night!


the fact that we are feeling even a little bit better than this time last week. I haven't been that sick in a long time. I miss my routine and running (shocking I know!) I am glad to finally be feeling on the mend.


invites! It's so weird after not doing them for so long some custom work and special projects have come my way and I fell right back into the swing of things.

I love doing them every once and a while, but I got so burned out doing them for all those years I don't know if I will go back to it being a full time offering.


The song for Illuminations, the night time fireworks display at Epcot. I can't get it out of my head,


a package in the mail! I ordered THE CUTEST SWIMSUIT EVER from ModCloth. (affiliate link) I can't wait for it to get here. Thanks Meghan for helping me decide on the pineapple print. It's very me! I linked to a few more cute pineapple things that ModCloth has below as well.

I have been a ModCloth fan for a while, but this is my first order. I am excited *hopefully* love it as much as I think I will.

Sunday Lately Week 47

Welcome to Sunday Lately, a weekly link up I host with some of my blogger girls Meghan and Katy.  Join in on the fun using the linky list below, use our prompts or your own!

Guys. We brunched so hard this week. I got in the habit of cooking all of our leftovers and adding eggs to make it brunch-y on the weekend. 

You should try it, it's amazing.

Brunch is the most important meal of the weekend by Designs by Nicolina


Planning out some big things for the week like a Black Friday sale for Designs by Nicolina and an order cut of date for Happily Ever Tees. Next week we have a pop up market we are participating in at one of our shops we stock in Atlanta, so I am doing some prep work for that as well.

Also filling up my planner for the next couple of months. I am currently working out of two planners since it's basically 2016! I can't believe it. 


Our friends. Teenage Nicole was filled feelings. OK 25 year old Nicole is filled with feelings. Like most teenage girls I struggled to find friends and acceptance. Adults around me told me not to worry, and to just hold on because it would get better.

For the most part I didn't believe them. But they were right, it got better. Now we are surrounded by some of the best people I could ever imagine. Friends who would do anything for you and expect nothing in return. 

I wish I could go back and tell teenage Nicole that everyone was right. It gets better. You will find your tribe. Even though I can't, all of the pain and tears were worth it to get me to where I am today.


Some new lettered items and projects for Designs by Nicolina. 

It's coming up on DBN's 6 year anniversary and the past couple of months I have been feeling quite uninspired to be honest. But I feel like I have a new energy about it and I am so excited@


Adele. Hello.


The next few weeks to be pretty crazy. But it will all be worth it! We have some fun adventures planned for 2016. 

Do you have anything fun planned for 2016? I would love to hear about it!

Sunday Lately Week 38

Welcome to the weekly link up I host with the lovely Katy and Meghan! I finally have my act together and got my post ready early so I can join in. 


If I am being honest the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Learning a new skill, and taking over Happily Ever Tees has been a lot more life consuming that I had planned. Our tees have really taken off the past few weeks as well. It's super rewarding to be creating something people seem to love and really connect with, but it's overwhelming at the same time. 

I am trying to get my life, blog and workspace back on track. I think the best way to do things is to re-introduce them one at a time. So for the next few weeks I am going to put all of my focus into making sure I have a post going live every Sunday on schedule. Once I have nailed that down, I will be adding a couple of posts during the week as well. 

These posts will mainly focus on lifestyle topics, business endeavors and sharing things that I love.

So without any further delay here's Sunday Lately!


At home a lot. We have some travel coming up soon, and that always is preceded by home time. Lots of home cooked meals, and not as much random errand shopping that always leads to me spending money. 


Myself to some podcast listening! I have been spending a lot of time at my desk answering emails and packing up shirts. I have found that I can't focus with a show on, but listening to a podcast is super relaxing. 

For the business, boss lady side of things I am finally getting close to caught up on the She Percolates podcast. And for the Disney lover in me I love the WDW Radio podcast. I am all caught up on that, but I have been going back and getting some older episodes that I haven't listened to before.


To blog. I went into detail at the top of this post. When I am busy, blogging is the first thing that gets cut out. 99% of the time it's because I forget I have a blog haha.


The social media sites I check all the time. I am so close to completely deleting Facebook off my phone. It just makes me mad sometimes. 

I have been loving Snapchat [find me] and Twitter [@nicolinadotco] and as always Instagram []. I have been watching some on periscope, but no live streaming for me yet!


On my extreme list making abilities to get me through to when I can use my new planner in January! I finally committed and laid down the cash to order the new Emily Ley planner, and I am already in LOVE. 

I highly recommend it, and hope to do a new post on it soon.