About Me

Who I Am –
Let me introduce you to the lady behind Nikki Lynn Design, me, Nikki Vig.

I am in my mid 40’s and the mother of two very active,
children.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 24 wonderful years.

Lover of animals and spur-of-the-moment road trips. Enjoy gardening, experimental cooking projects, and “trying” new crafty adventures. Avid photographer and digital artsy fartsy as well 🙂

One shot of me that my daughter took while I was feeding the chickadees.

I LOVE nature with every fiber of my being!


What You Can Find Here:

I share posts related to Midwest gardening, cooking, crafts and Midwest travel locations, plants and animals through my photography travels.


Whether you have just started to nurture your green thumb, or are a seasoned veteran, I’d love to invite you to follow my gardening posts.  Some of the posting are informational based, there is a category for tips and tricks, and others are step by step how tos.  Since I live in The Midwest, we have to do some prepping that other parts of the country don’t.  Like get ready for winter.  Ugh!!  I will share postings on winter prep, too.

Under the gardening category you will also find postings and recipes for feeding our feathered friends and backyard guests and informational ramblings by me.

I’d love to hear your feedback.  Facebook comments are installed under the posts.  Feel free to ask questions and to answer other visitors garden related questions. 



Again, I share mainly garden related crafts.  Although, there are some crafts that I have shared from my previous business endeavors.  A few tried and true, best sellers.


I’m gonna share recipes using garden produce, quick and easy- prep ahead food and foods that travel well.  Since I’m from Wisconsin, I’ll also share many recipes for entertaining, party foods and drink recipes.  In my social circle, we will find any reason to host a party or BBQ.

Midwest Locations, Botanicals and Wildlife

I’m an avid outdoor gal. I’m a closet nature geek that has a ton of random facts rattling around in my head about animals and plant life. The web of life is interesting.  Find me a path to get lost hiking for a day, and I’m there! Enjoy viewing all my travels and adventures. Anytime I am out and about, my camera and lens are along for the ride. It is a fun hobby that I enjoy sharing with others. Hope you enjoy seeing what I see…  

Under the photography blog section, look for Midwest travel locations – mainly nature based.  I’ll share my wildlife and plant shots from the outing with you.  If I encounter any old Americana findings like old cars, houses, signs – you will get a chance to see those too.  All photography is up for sale if you are interested in prints.  But, please; feel free to just follow along. Pin the locations and visit them yourself.  No pressure to buy anything, EVER.  It is an option; not a requirement.


Social Media


Follow me on Instagram where I share up to two photos a week depicting my time spent in nature and time spent with my own crazy birds, both in & outside the nest. Content is usually shared in real time or within a week of me visiting an area. My second Instagram account has the cooking, crafting and gardening themed photos.


Facebook I don’t spend much time posting here. Thus, I have not spent time promoting my page.  I’d rather spend time blogging and lost in nature. If you want to follow me, personally; I do share things using the “public” setting at times.

On YouTube  I have an unsystematic way of adding videos.  It is really a mixed bag of videos from my photography travels, gardening tips, recipes and crafts from NikkiLynnDesign.com.  I am surprised I have the following base I do. You never know what I’m going to add, or when. Those that do follow me – I appreciate it. You put up with, and support my haphazard nature.


Places You Can View and Purchase Products That Carry My Photography

Smugmug is a living archive of all of my photography endeavors. I have oodles and oodles of albums for your viewing pleasure.  You may order photo prints off the albums.

Nikki Lynn Design Store
My Nikki Lynn Design store carries my alphabet photography, photography prints,coffee mugs, note cards, postage stampscalendars, necklaces and more.

Learn more about purchasing any of my photography.


Hope you enjoy your visit.  I’d like to see you often and get to know you, too!  Follow me on Instagram so we can connect.  I normally follow back, unless your account is private. Nature: CLICK HERE.  Garden/Cook/Craft: CLICK HERE.


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