Nikki Lynn Design


The Nikki Lynn Design categories cover a wide variety of subjects from gardening and cooking to photography & design work – right down to sharing places we have explored in the Midwest.

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I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather.  I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters. This is a small sampling of over 200+ posts.

How to Get Hummingbirds to Nest in Your Yard Dividing Canna Bulbs
Starting an Indoor Window Garden for Winter Cuttings From Basil Save and Store Your Geranium Garden Plants for Winter
11 Birds That Will Eat Oranges at Your Bird Feeder Growing Lemon Grass
Build Mason Bee Homes How to Dry Sunflower Heads for a Sunflower Seed Feeder
DIY Suet For the Birds How to Care for a Poinsettia
All About the Blue Jay Plant Fall Bulbs for an Easter Table Centerpiece
Fruit Bowl Bird Feeders Recycled Garden Plate Flowers
Birds You May FInd in Your Backyard Using antiques as unique planters – Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too.
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe How to Clean a Birdbath


10 Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds 10 Recycled Items to Start Seeds In
No Sprout Birdseed Eastern Phoebe
10 Wildflower That Attract Birds 6 Easy to Grow Herbs
What is Blossom Rot Block Ants at Your Hummingbird Feeders
Testing Soil for Lead Eastern Swallowtail
Feeding & Attracting Butterflies Getting Rid of Slugs in the Garden
Growing Horseradish Baltimore Oriole
Growing Luffa How to Start & Care for Rhubarb Plant
Growing Massive Plants What is Eating My Plants?
Warblers Dark Eyed Junco
Keep Birdbaths Fresh and Clean Soil Saving Ideas for Filling Large Pots


Butterfly Nectar Recipe All About the Nuthatch
Change the Color of Hydrangeas When Do the Hummingbirds Return
Common Lawn Pests American Goldfinch
Sound of a Catbird Straw Bale Gardening
What a Cucumber Beetle Looks Like and How to Get Rid of Them Plants for a Water Garden Pond
Red Eyed Vireo Collect, Dry and Store Flower Seeds
Common Ticks in Wisconsin Gear for Bird Watching


I don’t craft as much as I once did.  When I do, you will find it here.  Many of the postings will be about gardening and previous crafts that I sold at one point. If I sold it, I now tell YOU how to make it yourself.

Shattered Marble Necklaces Christmas Balt Salts in an Ornament
How to Recycle an Old Record Into a Basket or Bowl How to Make Scrabble Tile Necklaces
How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People 57 Gift Basket Ideas You Can Make
Smores in a Jar Printable Bathroom Wall Art Home Decor
Easy to Make DIY Stepping Stones Bowling Ball Garden Art
Knit a Planter - Instructions Treats for the Birds
DIY Rhubarb Stepping Stones How to Display and Dry Hydrangeas
How to Create Easy QuikCrete Walkways DIY Handstamped Penny Earrings
Spa Sock Cupcakes Garden Products Made from Sticks and Wood
DIY Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipes DIY Broken Tile Backsplash


I really photograph for me.  I think of it as a therapy of sorts and I enjoy nature with every fiber of my being. If you enjoy the outdoors, then I figured why not share places that may be new to you. Categories: WISCONSIN / MICHIGAN / SOUTH DAKOTA / SOUTHERN US / WILDLIFE / VINTAGE FLAIR 

Canyon Falls Grand Canyon of Michigan Millie Mine Bat Viewing Iron Mountain Michigan
10 Days in South Dakota Trip Wisconsin to South Dakota Midwest Wildflowers
Wisconsin ATV and UTV Trails Aztalan State Park in Jefferson Wisconsin
Cave Point County Park in Door County Wisconsin Da Yooper Tourist Trap Upper Michigan - Good for a Few Laughs.
Longtail Point Lighthouse Green Bay Wisconsin Turkey Run State Park Marshall Indiana
Grand Island Ice Caves Upper Michigan Belgian Community of Brussels Wisconsin Buildings


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.

Brutal honesty here, after the addition from my other sites – the recipe part of this website is a complete mess…. I’ll get to reformatting recipes and updating pictures at some point.


Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats
How to Make Pickled Eggs Make Ahead Meatballs
Breakfast Jam Bars Recipe Chia Seed Overnight Oats
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock  

Recipes Using Freshly Grown Produce & Herbs

Blue Cheese Potato Salad Homemade Tomato Paste
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad Corn on the Cob to Creamed Freezer Corn
Grilled Corn on the Cob and Herb Butter Kale Chip Recipe
Canning Pickled Beets Make Your Own Enchilada Sauce
Boiled & Butter Beets Video Lavender Lemonade Using Garden Lavender
Creamy Cucumber Salad Mojito Recipe
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewers Have basil and cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? I do! Try these fresh tomato basil mozzarella skewers for a quick snack or appetizer. Chamomile Tea Using Garden Flowers

Let’s Party!

In my social circle, we will make a party for ANYTHING.  Life is centered around food and drink. I live in Wisconsin,nuff said.

Jello Shot Combos Free Printable Baby Shower Games
Grasshopper in a Bucket Drunken Gummy Bears
Skittles Infused Vodka Pina Colada Slush
Survivor Birthday Party Brandy Slush Drink Recipe
Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas How to Serve the Perfect Wine Every Time - Confused on what wine should be served with certain foods? Let me help you out!
How to Package Cupcakes for Bake Sales Make a Ton of Corn on the Cob for a Party in a Cooler Video

Budgeting Category

All Purpose Cleaning Recipes
DIY Liquid Hand Soap Infused Water Recipes
Never Ending Fabric Dryer Sheets Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

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