The Nikki Lynn Design picture navigation menu will guide you through a wide variety of subjects from gardening & recipes, Midwest travel locations, plants, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs found in the woodlands and meadows, to projects and crafts created for bath and body and household decor.

I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters.

Gardening Picture Navigation Menu

I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather, fruits, herbs, vegetables, flowers, houseplants, planting containers, and soil.

Nobody likes them, but at one time or another, we will all have them, garden and yard pests. Not all insects are bad for your gardens. Posts will deal with common garden flower gardens and lawn pests. The culprits may raid your gardens and yards causing havoc; by destroying, chewing, and killing your plants.

This is a small sampling of over 200+ garden posts.

Growing Aster Flowers From Seed
How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People
Planting & Care of Dahlia Flowers
Dividing Canna Bulbs
Cucumber Beetle - Yellow bug in garden
Info graphic with a pink dahlia flower and pictures showing how to dig up dahlia and store for winter.
Wildflower that birds like
Pink Garden Phlox in Your Flower Garden
What is eating and chewing holes in my garden plants
Ways to Get Rid of Aphids
Common Lawn Pests

Birds & Critters Picture Navigation Menu

I have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with small birds & woodpeckers, bird recipes & crafts, rodents, reptiles and amphibians, waterbirds, butterflies, moths, and skippers,

Birds That Eat Nyjer Thistle Seed At Feeder
Bird Approved Suet
Lifecycle of a Monarch Butterfly
Feeding Butterflies - Fruit - Sugar Water Recipe
Cabbage White Butterfly
White-lined Sphinx Moth and Caterpillar
Butterfly Nectar Food Recipe
What is a Mason Bee



I like simple!  I’m also the person that believes that time is the most important asset of one’s life.  The recipes under this category are made ahead recipes that allow me to spend less time in the kitchen and more time out enjoying life.

Making meals & snacks ahead of time saves money because I’m not making a quick dash to the drive-through.  I also eat a little healthier because the meals travel well, or can be pulled out of the fridge and reheated.

Besides food recipes, I do have a handful of bath and body recipes.

How To Make Tomato Paste
Lavender Lemonade
Breakfast Jam Bars Recipe
Fresh Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

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Midwest Travel & Beyond

Life is about experiences, at least mine has been.  When our children were young we would drag them to any nature-based class, free community activity, or hiking trail we could find.

We have geocached many states, fished on countless lakes, and explored cool places in the Midwest.

Poking around the posts will give you places to explore in your own backyard and animals and plant life that you might see along the way.   

Life is really about getting out and enjoying the company you keep, the places you explore, and the experiences you encounter.

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