About Me

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!  

A Little About Me

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!