To those of you who may not know me, let me take a moment to introduce myself… My name is Mike Nied, and I am a lot of things to a lot of different people but most importantly I am unashamedly myself all the time. I have an unhealthy obsession with the color teal, meaning that I have searched teal on Pinterest and pinned items under the category for hours on end, and I love all things shiny. If something is teal AND shiny then there is approximately a one hundred percent chance that I own it or have plans to own it at some point in the near future. My favorite foods include frosting, French fries, pizza, gummy bears, and catsup, though not all at the same time. Britney Spears is my hero, second only to my grandma and my mom who are two strongest and most inspiring women I know. I value my friends and my family more than anything else in the world. This May I graduated from Miami University with a degree in Interior Design after five, yes I had a victory lap, of the best years of my life. I made so many fantastic memories, and I absolutely treasure them all. Love and Honor, Miami University! I love design, and I am very passionate about it; however, I have always known that design is not the only source of happiness in my life. I have so many different interests, ranging from dance to photography to cooking and baking to music, to reading, and the list could continue for quite some time. I wanted to find a way to pursue and pay tribute to and nurture all of these passions in one place. That’s where I am now and that is why you are here too reading this blog, and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask along the way!