Hello! Welcome to A Palm Tree Among the Cornfields! It's so nice of you to stop by and I do hope you'll stay a while. A Palm Tree Among the Cornfields is a blog designed to make you feel beautiful, stylish, creative and confident, both inside and out. Here you'll find a place where fashion meets friendship, meditation meets meal prep, beauty meets balance, and design meets determination. It's a lifestyle blog intended to inspire you, make you laugh and give you encouragement to be the very best YOU that you can be!
My name is Niki Duin. I'm a Midwest girl, born and raised, however I look forward to any opportunity to relax under a palm tree with my toes in the sand. My husband Jeff (aka Honey) and I have been happily married for 18 years. We are the proud parents of 3 amazing kids ~ Chance, Logan and Brooke, and of course our 2 year old Shiba Inu, Savannah.
I love all things Disney, and would happily spend my days eating a Dole Whip while hanging out with my favorite characters, Chip & Dale. I look for any opportunity to be creative. I enjoy planning parties, decorating our home for each holiday or season, and crafting projects.
I'm a part time taxi service for dance class, band lessons, vocal lessons, competitions and conventions. But I wouldn't have it any other way as I'm happy my kids have found their passions.
I also enjoy curling up with a good book (Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite), Netflix binging with Honey, and photography.
I've always had a love for fashion and beauty, but until recently didn't feel like I had the confidence to share it with others. Through self-reflection, encouragement, support and the belief that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves no matter their size, shape or age ~ I'm hoping you will join me as I share my journey and experiences with you!