Category Archives: Melissa

My Birthday Wish(es)

My Birthday Wish(es)

Man. I love birthdays. It’s a celebration of your time, of your existence, and of your experience. For me, it’s a day where I feel special. For all the days we’re our harshest critic, get lost in the swirling, chaotic day-to-day living, and find things mundane and ordinary… a birthday brings things back to extraordinary.…Read more »

Egg-cellent Knowledge to Share

Egg-cellent Knowledge to Share

Delicious. Cool. Pretty. Debatably nutritious. No, I’m not talking about the green M&M, ya weirdo. Deviled eggs, son! They’re intrinsically Spring/Summer food – family reunions, potlucks, outdoor cook-outs… in my mind all I see is a red and white gingham cloth covered with beautiful platters of deviled eggs! They sure can be a demon to…Read more »

Things We Have a Lot of – Time and Creativity

Things We Have a Lot of – Time and Creativity

A normal blog might say “especially if you have kids” but by now you know well enough this is not that kind of blog, sweet pea. I totally plan on doing this myself, maybe I’ll let my husband join in… we’ll see. Constructing a sturdy, enjoyable, and awesome pillow fort can be a challenge. It…Read more »

Your In-House Library

Your In-House Library

  There’s always magic to be found while strolling through rows and rows of books. It’s quiet and calm. You can almost smell the adventures waiting to be found with a flip of a cover.     When you’re able to, go and visit your public library. I know I will be!     Until…Read more »

Things You Haven’t Done Yet

Things You Haven’t Done Yet

  You’ve caught up on all your shows. Those podcasts you’ve been saving are all listened to. You’ve tried more bread recipes than you can count. You’ve used up all the stationery in your home. Now what? Well, try these, I guess? Walk backward through your house. Danger, mystery, and excitement! Perfect the fitted sheet…Read more »

May Day Baskets – Quarantine Edition

May Day Baskets – Quarantine Edition

  Remember being young and dropping off little baskets (I remember them being cups filled with snacks), ringing the doorbell, and running away as fast as you could – or the joy that came when you went to answer your front door and found a surprise waiting? (A May Day basket is always preferable to…Read more »

Grow Your Groceries

Grow Your Groceries

Making your fresh produce last as long as it can is a challenge – especially now when we’re all trying to stay in.     With Spring weather finally sticking around, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share ways you can regrow some store-bought produce, right at home!     Here are…Read more »

Getting High on Dirt

Getting High on Dirt

  That caught your attention, yes? This world is a little extra crazy as of late – we all know that and are living it. With social distancing, income insecurities, families being together a lot more, and wading through the usual woes, it’s completely understandable to feel grief, depression, listlessness, and all sorts of feelings…Read more »

Bless the Internet

Bless the Internet

  Not always something I’ve said, but with the need to stay isolated, it’s a magical space to interact and explore.     I’ve compiled a list of activities you can enjoy – from learning to support groups – there’s a lot to keep you busy!     Go visit some museums! https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/13-museums-you-can-visit-online-during-your-quarant    …Read more »