So I am doing a thing…

Happy ALMOST Friday everyone! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for “Fall Back” this weekend, everyday it is so hard to wake up in the morning when it is so dark outside! I need that rush of a little sun to help push me out of bed! Anyhoo, SO…. I am doing a thing and I am excited to share it with you all today but I am NOT asking for judgement.

I have entered the United States of America Mrs. Colorado pageant! EEK!!!! Ok, so let me back up a little….. about a month ago I received a lovely Facebook message from the director of this pageant asking me if I would consider entering. And it hasn’t ever crossed my mind, you think that with everything I have done growing up and in my 20s I would have done a pageant but NOPE is the answer. So I reach out to my Mom, Dad and Matt of course for their opinions. And what’s funny is the first reason to say no is that I do NOT want any of you to be like “Well, well who does she think she is, of course she would do this, she must think so highly of herself” and so on. You all know I am a beyond humble person and I have always been. The second thing I did was research this pageant and other Colorado Mrs. pageants and while this is a smaller pageant than the Mrs. America organization I immediately decided after speaking to a friend I couldn’t do the Mrs. America. I am sure you all have seen the news read the horrible stories online about how bad things are in that organization and although they did reach out to me too (odd) that is NOT something I can get behind or support. Long story wrapping up here….. last week I decided to say YES!!!!!

So you may now call me Mrs. Castle Rock (wink wink, but for real)

Last Friday I found someone in Castle Rock to do my headshot for the pageant as it was due this past Tuesday and this is the one I picked below! You see I have to do this pageant on my terms… no teased hair for me, no airbrushed beyond recognition photos, no shoulder knocking earrings and NO cheesy “pageant suits”! If I am going to do this I am going to be ME, the best version of ME not who I think they want me to be.

The pageant is SOON as in Jan 11-13 here at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs! How funny I am doing my first pageant at the age of 37! Walking in a swimsuit scares the CRAP out of me…. I wish it would scare the cellulite off of me but I mean for real. Coming up the first week of December voting for fan favorite will be open and I will need all of you to vote because if you know me then you know I love to win. Of course its going to be an amazing opportunity full of networking but I plan on doing my very best to win!

The official website is a work in progress getting all the women’s headshots up from all division but please check it out HERE

I am excited to have the support of my family and husband and I know I can always count on you all as well! And you know it…. get ready to follow my journey over the next few months and hopefully on to Vegas for Nationals!


  1. Janet W
    November 1, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    This is SO exciting and awesome! I’ve told you before you should be modeling. You are gorgeous and talented in so many areas of life but, very humble. You have my vote and I’ll get everyone I know to vote!!

  2. Lisa
    November 1, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Soo exciting! I’ve never been in a pageant in my life, but am a pageant mom (Not the toddler & tiaras type! She was 15 when she started) so I know the work that goes into it behind the scenes! Rooting for ya!

  3. Becky Vacanti
    November 1, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Nicole, I think it’s wonderful that you are entering this pageant! Whatever platform you choose to highlight, you are making a difference in our world. I would be honored to support you in any way that I can!

  4. Sarah Couture
    November 1, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    I know a former Mrs. Oklahoma if you want tot all to her let me know and I will connect you.

  5. Traci
    November 1, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Love this! You’re going to do amazing, Nicole! You have my vote! 🙂

    • Monica
      November 2, 2018 / 9:10 am

      So excited for this new adventure for you! You are amazing & such a beauty inside & out! I’m rooting for you!!

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