As of now

I am terribly insanely busy. This week consists of every major thing I have to do this semester. I have literally had one hour of nothing to do today until now. I used that hour to make soup and check my email:) Most of what I'm doing is centered around the fact that I'm a music major. Did you know that? Well it's true, I am, and this week I am reminded of how challenging my studies can be, BUT never-the-less I will remain confident that I will make it through:) I know that with every challenge comes the sweet release of anxiety and overwhelming peace once it's completed. I say this all to say, that if I'm not as attentive to my blog, forgive me, I have good reason I promise. 

I really wanted to let y'all know that I have super exciting news! Next week I will be having tons of stuff going on here and the shop! I will...

1. Finish the update for sure!
2. Have a special sale!! eee!
3. Have a fun DIY:)
4. Introduce a brand new giveaway!

I can't wait. Just have to make it through this week first! Have a sweet night.

xo. Melisa


Photoshoot: Peters Family

So I mentioned that I had taken some fun family photos for a friend of mine. Just thought I'd share a couple of my favorites with you:)

They have the sweetest little boy! Just adorable.

xo. Melisa


Convention and Cowboys

I had a blast helping out with this year's Youth Convention for the North Texas District. It involved late nights and early mornings, but it was completely worth it:) I love being around students and watching their lives get changed. We did our Sunday morning service in Cowboy Stadium, which is just a beast! It was pretty awe inspiring. I'm not personally a football fan, but it was a fun experience. We got to take a tour and visit the locker rooms for the players and cheerleaders. And of course we took some photos.

xo. Melisa

PS: I am slowly but surely getting all of the new items updated so be sure to check back and I'll announce when I've completed the task. Did I mention I have over seventy new items?? It's a much bigger task than anticipated, but I promise it'll all be up very very soon!

DIY Feature

Today I was featured at Miss Lauren's blog, A Fabulous Fete! I contributed a small DIY project for her "DIY Week"! There's going to be seven projects featured and I can't wait to see what everyone else will share! Here's a peek at mine...

xo. Melisa



Wow, I am so sleepy. I had quite the long day and I know I promised a full update, but I think it's going to have to be a half update : /
I'll finish it by Monday, promise! But I managed to post about twenty items, you should go take a peek! I also had the most perfect day. I got to take photos for a friend and her beautiful family. I'll share some of the shots soon. I also discovered the most perfect little antique shop! It's been in my backyard this whole time and I never knew about it! I fell in love instantly. I made friends with the nice ladies who checked me out and we started to discuss  crafting and etsy businesses. Turns out they knew my shop! I felt so humbled and happy^_^ Life is sweet. Hope you had a delightful day. I will be busy working this weekend, so I may not have much to share, but I'll be sure to come back with lots of photos and happy news.

xo. Melisa

Give Thanks!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!! I hope you had a day full of love and were surrounded by family and friends. This year was a bit different for me. I didn't go home, so I stayed here and spent it with my Mr. It was random and fun and included: a trip to West 7th Movie Tavern, a Skype date with my papa and stepmom (who are in Paris),  phone calls with my brother, sister and mom, a nap, ice cream, and tv watching. I was pleased.
So, for whatever reason I decided lastnight that I would be partaking in Black Friday. eee! It was nuts! I mostly just went for fun, I wasn't all seriously into it, but there were quite a few who were. I managed to make it out with a bunch of DVD's and pretty chenille blanket. I love blankets^_^
Here are some pretty photos...

Now, are you ready for some exciting news?? Tonight, fingers crossed, I will be having my Fall Update!! I know I haven't mentioned it much lately, but I've been trying to get as much done as possible, but I think it's ready!! I'll be posting here once I've updated it:) AND in honor of Black Friday, everyone who purchases today will receive a special gift!!

xo. Melisa


Just Duckies

For no other reason besides me wanting to share something sweet; here are some duckies. I have three exams today and felt this would be a good way to start the day off right:) Have an extra special day!

xo. Melisa


Five Random Things

I think this is quickly becoming one of my favorite weekly posts! I enjoy being able to be random on purpose :)

1. Kittens and/or puppies can usually turn my day around. How can you not be happy when thinking of a tiny baby kitten??

2. I love love to create accessories, but strangely enough I very rarely wear any. Strange? 

3. I've secretly always wanted to be in ballet. It's just so beautiful and they always look so graceful and pretty.

4. I have a strange fascination with eyelashes. They're usually the first thing I notice about people. ha.

5. I cannot wait to find the perfect dress for that special day!

xo. Melisa

Book Pretty.

So today I wandered over to Hastings during one of my breaks between classes and I came across this pretty collection of books. They are so so sweet. I want one, but I can't decide which yet... which would you recommend?

xo. Melisa


For Funzies.

I was looking through my phone today and I saw that I had 516 photos! That's in just a little over a year. I always take pictures on my camera, but I hadn't realized I used my phone that often to snap shots. Anywho, I decided to post  a few of my favorites. There's really no particular reason why I chose these, just that they make me happy^_^

xo. Melisa

Starbucks and a date:)

The Mr. took me out to dinner and then we went to Starbucks to stay warm before he had to leave for work. It was nice to take a break:) I've been so busy with end of the semester type things; stressing out for sure. So it was so wonderful to stop everything for a few hours and enjoy the night.
He's usually pretty good, but for whatever reason he doesn't always let me take photos of him... I could make a book filled with pictures of him covering his face with miscellaneous items. ha. He's silly.
I have a smiling problem. I smile too much and have now gotten lovely wrinkles. I guess they add character? 

xo. Melisa