Serenity Sometimes

Embracing the chaos one day at a time. A blog about my adventures in food, photography, fitness and fun.



Hello friends! My name is Nicole. I created this blog as a space to share my fears, secrets, hopes, and dreams. What you will find here is a journal of gratitude for all of life’s moments, big and small, with just a touch of sarcasm for good measure.

Me and my husband trying not to get eaten by sharks… just kidding. Well not about the sharks, there were sharks. But not the kind that will eat you.

A little about me…

I am a 35 year old dreamer who married a planner. It works well. I have a dog (Macey) and two cats (Lucky and Pickle). I don’t have kids, but I call my dog my “Dog-ter.” I have a relatively normal, sometimes exciting office job.

Macey, Lucky & Pickle

Macey, Lucky & Pickle

My father is from Spain so that makes me half Spanish. The rest is just a hodge podge of German, Irish, English – pretty standard. I have spent most of my life hearing people tell me “You don’t look Spanish”, to which I secretly think to myself “You don’t even know what Spanish people look like!” And if one more person ever asks me if I eat lots of tacos I swear I am going to lose it. Yes – I love tacos, but my love for Mexican food and my Spanish heritage are mutually exclusive. I lived in Ibiza, Spain for a couple of years after college and it was one of the craziest, most rewarding things I have ever done, but I am glad I now have a somewhat relaxing life and get 8 hours of sleep every night. Let’s just say it is hard to maintain that sort of lifestyle over the long term.

I enjoy photography and fancy myself someday doing more with it. There go those dreams again…

I love to travel – like Anthony Bourdain style travel. Stick me on a cruise ship and I will probably lose my mind. I find it extremely exhilarating to be in a completely foreign environment and I love to explore and be immersed in new cultures and try new things.

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I love to cook and, more importantly, eat. I am therefore forced to exercise so I can fit into my clothes. I am by no means a trainer, fitness guru, nutritionist or anything of the sort; however, I do try to exercise regularly and eat a diet full of nutritious whole foods MOST of the time. I do eat bacon, sweets, and all non caveman approved foods from time to time. And by “from time to time” I mean “a lot of the time.”

Thanks for visiting 🙂



7 thoughts on “About

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  2. Awww, your dog-ter is precious Nicole! Such a sweet breed. 🙂

  3. You have a truly great blog, wow – I love your photography, I’m your new follower! 🙂
    You inspire me! 🙂
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley

  4. Hi there Nicole! Always lovely to meet someone who loves to not only travel but to explore a new place!! I enjoy your blog posts and will be on the lookout for your future posts!

    • Hi Janaline! Thanks for stopping by. That means a lot to me considering your blog is totally amazing and I am completely blown away by all of your travels. As much as I love to travel, sometimes work and life gets in the way, and your blog inspires me to believe that I can pursue my dream of traveling the world and that anything is possible if I make it a priority.

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