Hello, friends and family.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Rikki. It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you. I reside in the very-weather-confused city of Cincinnati, Ohio. I have one daughter, Lily, who was quite the surprise, but one of the best surprises I’ve ever gotten. I have a Russian Blue cat named Khaleesi – bonus points if you can tell me where I got her name from! My boyfriend of over 6 years, Matt, puts up with my craziness and horrible dad humor like a champ and I couldn’t be more grateful for him.

I began this blog in September 2017 – it’s the very first one I’ve ever made. If you’ve been around since the beginning, you’ve seen the changes it has gone through since its birth. It began as a makeup/beauty blog, then transformed into a portfolio with hardly any content. Now we’ve reached this point. Hopefully, my days of indecisiveness have come to an end.

Like many of you, I have numerous interests – one hobby isn’t enough… I have more like one-hundred. Unfortunately, the blog world requires its users to really focus down on one specific niche or it will never be a success. I struggled to make this a reality because I always wanted to talk about more than one thing. So, I did what I usually do in situations that make me struggle – I gave up. I no longer found interest in what I was doing. It was hard to write new posts or come up with new ideas. I hit a brick wall and there was no way I was getting over it.

After some weeks, I wanted to pick it back up again. But under my own terms. I didn’t want to write about one specific topic all the time. I wanted to write about so much more! The events going on in my life, my hobbies, my family, my daughter and parenting, work, inspiration for others… The list goes on. Maybe all those things are what make up something like a “lifestyle blog.” If that works, so be it.

I truly appreciate you taking the time to read a little about me and my blog’s history. I think you’ll find lots of great posts around my site. Feel free to “follow” and even receive email updates every time I share a new post! Questions, comments, concerns? Ideas? Head over to the contact page and let’s get talking!

Welcome to itsjustpunk, my friend!