About Me

I’m Nicole, a settler living on Treaty 6 Territory (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) with the love of my life Nathan and our sweet baby girl, Penelope. We live on a tree-lined street in a cute little brick duplex that we love to call home. I’m in the throws of new motherhood and navigating a new version of myself!

Nathan and I both come from Dutch family backgrounds, hence the name Dutchie Love. I’ve always enjoyed writing and combining word and image to tell a story, and this blog is my way of capturing memories, sharing my passions, and inspiring others to do what they love. Thanks for following along! If you ever want to chat, feel free to get in touch.

A little bit about me:

  • I once read 100 books in a year. Fantasy novels full of adventure are my favourite.
  • Our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!
  • Though I live in the prairies, my soul is happiest by the ocean.
  • I love drawing miniature inkscapes of beautiful places – check out #winskimini on Instagram.
  • My favourite colour is a moody olive green. 
  • My houseplant collection is constantly growing.
  • I can quote most of the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • I’m a taurus and an ISFJ personality type, a.k.a. a social introvert!
  • Becoming a mother after infertility is the best gift I’ve ever received.

Let’s be friends!

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  • Reply Nic Winski March 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Jeanine don’t you just love the poster? Justine Ma is one talented lady! Thanks for the recommendation regarding upcoming calligraphy workshops 🙂

  • Reply Nic Winski October 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Julienne! I’m the newer generation also, but the Dutch heritage always runs strong 🙂 If you’ve learned to love dropjes, you’re a true Dutchie! Enjoy poking around on the blog, I’m glad you found it!

  • Reply Nic Winski January 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Miriam,

    Unfortunately, the barn that we had our wedding at is owned by family friends and it isn’t available to the public for rent. You would not believe how many people I’ve had ask me about this barn! We were truly very lucky that they allowed us to have our wedding there.

    If it helps at all, here are some of the other venues that I had considered:

    The Polish Veteran Country Lodge (north of Edmonton, near St. Albert)

    The Old Timer’s Cabin (in the river valley)

    The Edmonton Public School Archives (downtown)

    Diamond Cake Photography (my wedding photographers) actually also shot a wedding at the Public School Archives for a better idea of what it looks like:

    I hope that helps! Good luck in your search.

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