how long have you been blogging?

I started my blog in February of 2013. I was in a funk and didn't really have any hobbies, but was reading a lot of blogs at the time. After doing some research, I noticed that Buffalo only had one or two other blogs. Wanting to write about my life in Buffalo and showcase the fact that we aren't just a city full of snow and chicken wings, Nickel City Pretty was born. 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a blog?

Just do it! Figure out what you want to write about and just start writing. Content is key. Write about what you are passionate about. That's why I write about my life in the city. It's what I live, eat and breathe, and I want to share my passion with other people. Also, pick a blog name that will be easy for people to remember. That's a major key. 

are you hiring any interns?

I am not currently hiring any interns, but have plans to in the future. When I do I will be sure to post an announcement. 


have you worked with any major companies?

Some companies that I have worked with are Pepsi, Oxford Pennant, Darien Lake Theme Park, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Step Out Buffalo, Visit Pittsburgh, JORD Wood Watches, Delighted By Dessert Hummus, Once And For All Clothing, PINROSE Perfume, My Buffalo Shirt, I Lash NY, Hound Fresh, Purina, Meduse shoes, Templeton Landing, Mazra Natural Snacks, and Hyatt Regency Buffalo. 

How many times have you seen backstreet boys in concert?

At this point it has to be 9 or 10 times. And I've cried at all of them.

What services do you offer and how do I get in contact with you?

The first thing I offer is feature posts- I will write about you and/or your business and supplement the posts with social media shares. Second is sponsored posts- a blog post and/or social media shares in exchange for product. Third is social media takeovers- I will takeover your Snapchat and Instagram story for a specified period of time. Fourth is makeup artistry- I am available for hire for weddings or photo shoots. Contact me for more information and pricing for all services.