Thanks for checking out Frame of Reference. I'm Niki and I look forward to showing you around the place!

This blog is a place where you can find helpful information for the kitchen, home, your spiritual life, and being internationally domestic; information that inspires you to do life more efficiently, naturally, and purposefully.

 

Frame of Reference:  a set of ideas, conditions or assumptions that determine how something will be approached, perceived or understood.

My Frame of Reference (FoR)? A twenty-something wife, mom and follower of Jesus working with Cru in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Getting to be home with our little girl, opening our home to people and practicing hospitality whenever I get the chance are very life-giving for me.

I love trying new recipes, finding healthy alternatives, and looking for ways to make well-balanced meals so I can excuse the chocolates and sweets I eat on a daily basis.

In June 2011, I graduated from Ohio University and six days later married my best friend. Jordan is the greatest representation of Christ’s love I have ever known. He is undoubtedly my better half, and unquestionably the better blogger.

My hobbies include hand-lettering, traveling, reading, all things coffee, trying out new restaurants, bakeries, and cafes, yoga, going on walks, being outside, hosting parties, being surprised and celebrating my birthday (and everyone else's for that matter). It's fun to make a big deal of people!

Cooking and baking have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my family bought me cookbooks and kitchen supplies, which allowed me to put my chef jacket to use. Yes, I have a kid's chef jacket that I bought from Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in Orlando, Florida in second grade. And yes, it still fits.

If you're new around here, grab a cup of coffee, or your favorite beverage, and start with these posts:

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

Why Our Marriage Won't Make It

Why Our Marriage Won't Make It

Spirit Lead Me

Spirit Lead Me