Clockwise from top left: Cane Basket, FlyKly SmartWheel, Bali Bicycle Vacation, Copper Bike Bell, Vintage Bike and Open Door Office, Picnic Rug and Straps, Can Cage, Bicycle Bag for Traveling, Kerri Russell looking fly, FlyKly Light, FlyKly Phone Charger/Light Combo
This summer, my MIL gifted me her light blue Schwinn Suburban. It was given to her by my FIL in 1974 (when she was 19). Finally having a partner in crime, my husband got his bike down out of the rafters and we cleaned/oiled the chains and filled the tires. We took every opportunity to get out and ride (him more often than me due to my waitressing gig) . These are what I've decided are my favorite things about bike riding (and what we're missing most on this -4 degree day):
Now that we're certain it wasn't just a fling, we are talking about getting our bikes tuned up this spring and maybe updating the tires and seats. And, have you SEEN the bike accessories that exist out there now? Check out the FlyKly Wheel and Invisible Bike Helmet, seen below. Both debuted this year to rave reviews (including safety ratings) and I think there is a serious bike revolution coming our way. I know I am all in! Rediscovering a passion for bike riding (especially together) is something I'm most grateful for in 2013 and I hope 2014 brings even more opportunities.
The moodboard seen above was my final project for a Skillshare class I took called Introduction to Photoshop: Fundamentals for Beginners. I am comfortable in Illustrator, but Photoshop had been feeling absolutely foreign to me. It functions very differently from other Adobe products for some reason. We didn't get into real advanced photo editing concepts, but I was able to nail the basic concepts that I'd been lacking, like setting up a workspace, working with layers, working with color, and more. The class is insanely reasonable at $29, but if you use my link below, you get it for $19 and I get $10 towards another class to boot! Win, win, I say. If you do sign up, let me know so I can check out your project.
Hello, there! My name is Nikki Jones and this is a place for me to write about my travels, my urban homesteading adventures, and whatever else my little heart desires at a given moment. Like many personal-blog bloggers, there are times I write daily and long streteches I'm not inspired to write at all. And that's ok! At any rate, I'm glad you're here.