Behind the Boutqiue Kristina Nissen Blueberry Picking

Holy smokes- look at dem blueberries!!! It’s a serious shame I don’t have the skills to put those babies into some sort of intricate homemade pie (shout out to my Pops- who I just subscribed to my blog and who knows I’m capable of burning a salad). For the record a good friend of mine was kind enough to give me a Blueberry Crumb recipe… perhaps I’ll muster up the confidence to give that a try ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the meantime my kids are plenty content with shoving them in their mouths au naturel. View Post


Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Artful Blogging

You guys… I am just so incredibly honored to have been featured in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Artful Blogging. This is such a beautiful magazine; packed with inspiration and the narratives of just wonderful and creative people. As someone who doesn’t come from this background at all, I’m just so honored to be included among such talented individuals. I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you who has stopped by my blog, my shop, or my Instagram account and followed along- truly, your support means so very much to me. Virtual glass tip ๐Ÿ™‚

I was asked to write a piece about my Instagram account and how I got my start there. I wrote a little bit about my background, how I take my photos and why I like to/how I get into the frame.

The magazine is available at Barnes & Noble, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels as well. If you happen to pick up a copy, I sincerely hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out their other amazing publications like Where Women Create, which has been one of my favorites for years!

All my love to you all,



With another Fourth of July behind us, I have to pause and laugh at how uncool I’ve become over the years. Let me rephrase that: My coolness is like an inverted bell curve. It was high before kids, it dipped at ludicrous speed when my kids were infants, and now it’s back on the rise as they’re getting older ๐Ÿ˜‰

Before I hadย kids I would glare at my husband on the Fourth of July like:ย All you bought were snakes and sparklers?! Get the f— out of here and go buy something illegal.

Then my daughter was born and she was a whole four months old for her first Fourth of July and I was like: Dearย God I hope all the neighbors just have snakes this year. View Post


Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Orange Layered Dress

Ellie’s Dress | Ellie & June
My Dress | Ellie & June

It’s full blown summer here in New England and can I just pause and say how beautiful the evenings are here?! Gosh I love summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I wanted to share this season’s most comfortable dress from the shop. For real people. Go naked underneath (joking… a little). These Soludos shoes I’m wearing are the most comfortable flats on the planet and I have every intention of returning to the store and buying about five more pairs. In fact, I did you the service of linking to some of my favorites at the end of the post!

Ellie’s gorgeous embroidered dress is in stock and on sale! Lastly, this wallet I’m holding is my full-time wallet; we’re actually out of stock in the shop but you can buy it directly from Bali Elf here ๐Ÿ™‚ Bali Elf was one of the first designers I sourced from and everything is handmade in Bali – you guys, each piece is absolutely stunning!

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