Nicole E

Nicole is a forty-something wife and mother of three great kids - Turner {2005}, Ansel {2008}, and Selah {2010}. She moved to Houston from Alberta, Canada, just in time to be introduced to summer heat and hurricanes. Nicole was a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist back in Canada but can’t practice in the USA so now refers to herself as a “Texas Trophy Wife” slash consultant to parents and children at Believe Consulting. Nicole started thrift shopping back in 2012 after her husband lost his job, and embarked on an adventure into secondhand and sustainable fashion that continues to this day! Nicole is known as The Spirited Thrifter because she has a spirited attitude, she likes cocktails, and loves Jesus. She blogs about thrifted style for the everyday woman and other shenanigans at The Spirited Thrifter and can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Recovering Type-A Mom

I am a goal oriented person. I love making lists and thinking about what I want to learn and do. I make notes during workshops, during church, while I'm reading books or even having...

The Best Decision I Ever Made About Our Elf

My family and I were early adopters of the Elf on the Shelf. We had a hard time finding an elf because they were so new and being snatched up faster than that year's...
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The “Favorite Things” Gift Exchange

Whether there is a chill in the air or not, the holiday season is upon us! Many of us moms have already been planning holiday activities and festivities for months and with that comes...
I Survived a Cancer Scare. This is What I Learned | Houston Moms Blog

I Survived a Cancer Scare. This is What I Learned.

Last June, I read the post "Why Family Reading Time Should be on Your Summer Bucket List" and was so inspired! I have been reading aloud with my kids for years but had fallen...
Postpartum Depression :: We Have to Keep Talking About It | Houston Moms Blog

Postpartum Depression :: We Have to Keep Talking About It

In July, Houston Moms Blog shared the tragic news about one of our Texas mommas who passed away after battling Postpartum Depression. We grieve for this mother and continue to hold her family in...
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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Mommas, school is starting soon and many of us are sending our babies to kindergarten for the first time! In case you are wondering whether your child is ready for kindergarten, here are some...
Moms, Give Yourself Permission to Relax This Summer | Houston Moms Blog

Moms, Give Yourself Permission to Relax This Summer

The kids have already been out for summer more than a MONTH!  It is hard to believe and I find myself tempted to feel guilty about the whole lotta nothing we have been doing......
Kissing Konmari Goodbye | Houston Moms Blog

Kissing Konmari Goodbye

Have you ever uttered the words, "Does it spark joy?"  If so, then chances are you have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, a book that took the nation - well,...

How to Host a Clothing Swap

Is sustainable fashion on your radar after Fashion Revolution Week?  Maybe you like new clothes just as much as the next mom?  Either way, a clothing swap is a fantastic way to promote sustainable...
Fashion Revolution for the Everyday Mom | Houston Moms Blog

Fashion Revolution for the Everyday Mom

Would you consider yourself a revolutionary?!  If you're an everyday mom like me, probably not. The most revolutionary thing I do on an ordinary day might be to sit in a different spot at the...