Life as a LEO Wife

I’m glad you found your way to my site. I am Niki, wife of a detective, mom to two beautiful children and one beautiful step-daughter. I married my husband when he was already into law enforcement, so I had to quickly learn how to navigate the LEO world.

I have created this site to share my thoughts, ideas, and creativity with readers around the world. Creating a beautiful home on a budget is important to me. As I researched home decor, DIYs, and other homemaking topics, I discovered there are wives and ladies across the country who want the same things. So Life as a LEO Wife was born. Here I share tutorials on upcycling cheaper items to create high end pieces on a tight budget. You will find that I love updating my home year-round, and I show you ways to do so in easy ways. Wreaths are all the rage today, and you will find many tutorials for all different types of wreaths. Ways to update your current furniture or other pieces to modernize them will save you tons, while still getting the look you crave.

I’m also a child of God. He has brought me through so many life threatening things. You may learn a little more on those situations, I haven’t really decided to do that yet. I love Jesus, and I hope that I can live as close to what He’d like me to do as possible. I love people just as He’s told us to. Now sometimes I have to really pray about loving some, ha! You’ll see that I have and will post on Christian topics. Once a week I post a special edition called Designing Devotion. I share a DIY tutorial followed by a devotional on the same topic. For example I recently showed you how to make a braided nautical rope wreath with the quote “seas the day,” to add a bit of the beach and summer to your house this season. The devotional that went along with it is about making the choice to seize the day (“seas”), every day, for the Lord. To choose that you and your house will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).

Each week I host three link parties. Join us as bloggers across the world link up their posts to share their ideas and creativity with us. If you’re a blogger it’s an opportunity to expand your audience, and to see the talent and gather ideas to apply to your own life and site. I just can’t believe how many amazingly talented individuals there are out there. Not a blogger? You definitely want to check out these posts every week. You will find crafts, recipes, free printables, vacation tips and ideas, home decor and furniture ideas, family and me-time events, and so much more. The link parties are called Happiness is Homemade, You’re the Star Blog Hop, and Traffic Jam Weekend. I host these with many other lovely ladies.

You’ll find me posting on DIYs, marriage, parenting, and me time for moms (do we get me times?). God has blessed me with two of the most beautiful, loving, and amazing kids. My step-daughter and my youngest are the same age. When I post pics you’ll think I’m lying through my teeth about their ages. I hope to share some of the ideas we come up with to do together.

Feel free to contact me from any of the options from my Contact page. I’d love to work with businesses, individuals, and other bloggers. Let’s connect for product reviews, promotions, and advertising. If you would like to do a guest post and/or have me guest post on your site to widen our audiences, please contact me. And thank you to my loyal readers. Love ya’ll!