Email me at Nicole@theladyprefers2save.com
Hello there! I’m Nicole, a Jersey Shore turned Eastern Mississippi blogger, the mother of a fabulous little one, adoptive parent to several courageous fuzzies, and wife to an outrageously loving husband. I moved to Mississippi in 2004 from Roanoke, Virginia where I had lived for almost 8 years. I love everything about the deep south, from the lush farmer’s markets to the history that seems to be around every corner, and it’s clear to me that I was absolutely destined to become a southern belle!
Nearly 3 years ago, I was a wife and mother living in Mississippi and was looking for a way to both celebrate and work through the challenges of all that being a full-time work-at-home-wife entailed. I started The Lady Prefers 2 Save to chronicle my own personal journey. This site has evolved, though, and now it is a resource for women looking for encouragement as I share my two-year road to paying off close to $80,000 and becoming a debt-free, minimalist, zero-waste blogger and online business. In addition to helpful tips and information, I share intimate stories about my life, my family, struggles with fertility and PCOS weight loss, and to let other women know that regardless of their circumstances, they are not alone.
I hold degrees in Public Policy, Art History, and a Juris Doctor, and for just about a decade, I was a Paralegal, then a lawyer, specializing in Civil Rights Law in Eastern Mississippi. I am also the proprietor of a local Mural Art Business as well as a creative art business shop, Shadow Cat Crafts. In addition, I have been a community volunteer for underprivileged women and children, teaching ways to encourage the community through budgeting education and positive body image and self-esteem in girls and women. Uplifting women comes naturally to me, and I’ve carried that same hands-up attitude into The Lady Prefers 2 Save!
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Daniel, our sweet Daddy Bear, has taken to being a husband, father, and handyman like a champ. Calm and organized, he loves reading, gaming, traveling and is the reason our family is USM Golden eagles and Saints fans. A public educator and robotics chair, his heart and mind are as big as his handsome smile!
Family: You will notice an absence of kid-centrist posts on the blog. There’s an awesome reason for this! As a family in 2015, we made the decision to have a no-kids online policy on The Lady Prefers 2 Save. This was done to protect our children from cyber bullying, exploitation, and excessive conspicuous consumerism. We want our children to be carefree and fabulous for as long as possible, and once they have come into their own, we will allow our children to decide their own online presence, including a voice and presence on this blog and associated social media channels.
I had no idea when I first started this blog how much it would change my life! Since 2014, I have been fortunate to have opportunities open up for me like becoming a contributor on Green News, a brand ambassador, and working with national brands like CVS/pharmacy, Luvs, Pampers and much more. I love partnering with agencies on sponsored posts, reviews, press trips and experiences for brands and companies that my family and I authentically use in our everyday lives.