Hi! And thanks for visiting The Graceful Wife! My name is Nikki and I am a 27 year old wife to an amazing man, Clayton, here in the great state of Texas. I started the Graceful Wife because I, myself, am a not-so-graceful, learn-as-I-go new wife and I wanted to share some of my day to day tips and tricks. Before getting married I had no idea how to budget, I hated doing laundry and avoided planning ahead for anything. Since then I have learned to embrace my more “domestic” side. I do, however, love to cook and bake, I really like when things are organized, and I have a serious passion for fitness. I’m convinved I am not the only newlywed who is feeling their way through this, so I thought what better way to share my trials, failures and successes with all of you!
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Marine Transportation and spent the first 3 years of my “adult” life working on oil rigs around the world. This is also where I met Clayton. I quickly moved from Plymouth, Massachusetts to Houston, Texas to be with him, and fell in love with Texas as quickly as I fell for him. I now work for an international oil & gas company scheduling natural gas. You could say the oil field has stolen my heart, in more ways than one.
I want to use this blog to share my day-to-day journey as a wife and homemaker all while working full time. I’ve already learned so much and I know so many young women that could benefit from my trials and errors. I also want to use this blog to become a part of a community that I know will be invaluable to me as I transition from wife to mother, hopefully in the very near future!
I’m so happy you’ve taken the time to sneak a peak into my little slice of paradise! I hope you enjoy it!