Tuesday Treasures: MAKEatx

So while my sister and I were at Renegade we met the sweet girls of MAKEatx. Their products were way cute and if you're in the Austin area, they actually offer way cool workshops! If you're interested, you can go take a peek at their website here or check out their shop here.

Well while we were parousing through their booth, we were asked to take some photos in their fun little photobooth, using some of their handmade props. Well, of course we said yes!

Needless to say, we had fun^_^ I have been working tediously for the last five hours on one of the most exciting features Pie N' the Sky has ever had: Girl Talk. If you're not excited yet, you should be. Everything is coming together and these features are way inspiring! Looking forward to this month and you can expect to see our new sponsors soon too!


May Roundup: Some of My Favorite Posts!

Home Sweet Apartment Series

Hi There Sponsors // Why do you create?

Fun Photoshoot

Somebunny to Love

What I Wore

Introducing Girl Talk

New Feature// Weekend Wrap Up

Here are some of my favorite posts from May. It was such a special month, but I have a feeling that June is going to be filled with adventures too! 



Spread [your] Love

I love myself. Three simple words, that unfortunately in today’s world are seldom heard. We are always trying to fix those little problems that we think are wrong with us rather than embracing what the universe has blessed us with. You should love yourself whether you are tall or short, or thick or thin… remember that you are beautiful.

To help spread this message and help every woman realize her true beauty Victoria Hughes of Garden of Eden Designs and Lindsay of Scenic Glory, have asked their fellow bloggers, designers, crafters, and writers to come together and share why they love their-selves. And I am here to join in on their project. We as a community should show that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. It is our spirits that should shine through.

I myself love my... eyes! They're really dark, which actually used to bother me, but I've learned to embrace them :) I know they're not blue or green or like a starry sky, but they're mine and that makes them just perfect.

And now, I ask you to join in on our project. We are declaring the week of June 1st through June 8th Spread [your] Love week, and we want to know why you love yourself. So take a photo of yourself with a sign and let us know why in a post. Help spread [your] love and promote positive body image for all our girls out there. And once your post is up, go link up with Victoria hereYour self-love post will remain there for the rest of the year to encourage others to love their-selves as well.

Participating? Grab the badge below to encourage others to get involved and spread [their] love!



Weekend Wrap Up

I started the weekend off by going to a Ranger game with my church on Friday! It was SO hot, but we're in Texas so what do you expect... It was fun hanging out with everyone and watching the game.

This is the sweet family I live with!!

Saturday I went with my friends to Deep Ellum, an area in downtown Dallas, to help with a photoshoot. It was fun and this is actually a little peek into something I'll get to share on le blog very soon!

Sunday we had our youth life group. We played Capture the flag, but with water balloons!! It was perfect because it was hot out and the water was fun. The best part was that I got to speak and share the message!! It was a privilege and I felt lucky. The Mr took me out to dinner afterwards; perfect end to a perfect day.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can you believe it's almost June?! This summer is flying by! Do you have any plans for this Memorial Day?? I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but I'm sure it will include some ice cream, because that's what I've been craving all morning. ha. But I really don't want to be one of those weirdos who eat sweets in the am. SO I'll wait a few hours at least^_^

Be back with an extra special post!


Sponsor Love Giveaway Winner

Good Morning!! So, lately I've been waking up crazy early for no reason at all. This should bother me, but I feel rested and I am able to accomplish more in my day this way, so it doesn't. Also, I am one of those people who literally cannot fall asleep once I'm awake, lames...
Now onto more important things! I need to announce the winner of this month's Sponsor Love Giveaway, like asap, like now! So here ya go...
Congratulations Amy! And thank you to all of you lovely participants. I hope you had a wonderful weekend; I know i did! I'll be back later with my weekend wrap up, along with another way exciting post. 



It's not too late...

With the end of the month rapidly approaching I wanted to let y'all know that sponsor spots are filling up verrry fast! The XL spot has been taken, but there are still two large spots and a few medium and small spots! 
If you'd like to purchase a spot you can go here! Or if you have further questions you can get more info here or email me at Melisaholguin@gmail{dot}com Thanks!



Dog Walk

Yesterday I got to go on another walk with Steve. He is so handsome and I like to pretend that he is our dog; not in a creep way, more in a daydream way^_^ I cannot wait to have my own dog! One day...


Introducing Girl Talk

The Gentlewoman. She is strong, determined and courageous. She changes the world every day in ways she doesn't yet understand. She is beautiful, sweet and kind hearted. She will be remembered by her thoughtful words that come to her like second nature. She is gifted, powerful and unstoppable. She takes the world on on a daily basis; refusing to ever give up, give in or resolve. She is spectacular, yet understated. She is friend to many, yet left unknown to many more. She is not famous, yet. She is the girl next door, the artist, the teacher, the funny girl, the eternal optimist, the mother, the musician, the photographer, the newlywed, the blogger, the fashionista, the wife... She is everything you aren't, but wish you could be. She is everything you are, but wish you weren't. She is you and you are amazing.                                                                                                                                                                                       

I'd like to introduce you to our newest feature here on Pie N' the Sky; it's called Girl Talk. Girl Talk will allow us to spotlight one girl each week and see them for who they truly are. We will learn their loves, their weaknesses and the things that make them exactly who they're meant to be. Starting June 1 we will begin to introduce you to these remarkable women. I so look forward to sharing this feature with you. mostly because I know how easy it is to feel like your the only person feeling a certain way or struggling with a particular insecurity. Hopefully this will help you see that you're not alone, that in our weaknesses we're actually stronger and knowing that every one of us are amazing.




Tuesday Treasures

I thought I'd do a little dress spotlight for this week's Tuesday Treasures. Mostly because I just love dresses! These lovelies are pretty special too....
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Sponsor Love Giveaway: May

Blog // Shop // Twitter

 Blog // Shop

This month's giveaway is pretty great if you ask me... To enter all you have to do is leave your name in the comments along with your email. Please go visit these lovely ladies' shops and say hi! I know that it will make their day^_^ I'll announce the winner on Saturday!!

Pilates and Toast

So I recently {as in 3 weeks ago} got a Lifetime Fitness membership. I love love it! I'm trying to stay healthy. I don't need to lose weight, but I just want to take care of the body I have; afterall, it's the only one I have^_^ Since starting my membership I've tried out a few different classes; Hot Yoga, Core, and Fitness Pilates...
Have you guys ever done Pilates?? I used to do it with a dvd and I thought I was a pro. Well, today I went to a Pilates class and let me tell you... I am no pro! haha, but it felt good and I am exhausted now. So how did I reward myself after my workout? With Cinnamon Toast!! Yum. I have never had this before and my sweet friend Whitney made it for me. It is delicious! I think I might share the recipe on here. Have you all ever tried it before??

I'm going to post the new giveaway tonight or tomorrow; I haven't decided yet. It's a good one too!! Yay! Alright I'm going to do some laundry and watch tv with friends^_^



A Girl Day

I am so so tired and I have no idea why. Well I woke up at 6, but aside from that I don't know why. I got to help interview students for drum major positions, ha! If you know me at all then you know why that's funny. Luckily, I was there more for the judge of character and leadership abilities, which I'm a much better judge of^_^

I had such a girl day. You know what kind I'm talking about?? I went to Starbucks with two friends, then we went to the store and bought nail polish, hairspray and chocolate... Then I came home and blogged while watching My Best Friends Wedding {twice}. And ended the evening with two friends painting our nails while watching The Bachelorette. Yes, very much a girl's day until.... we watched the last quarter of the Mavs game! Who am I?! I don't watch sports. Well, I guess now I do... Go Mavs! Okay, now it's out of my system and I'm going to sleep, but not before announcing the winner of our Sponsor Spot Giveaway!!
And the winner of the Sponsor Spot Giveaway is Jelena Doll! Please email me and we will get everything in order! Thank y'all for participating, and good news is we have yet another amazing giveaway this week. I'll post it very soon. Time for sleeps. Night!


Weekend Wrap Up

Well well well, It's that time again... Weekend Wrap-Up! And this was definitely an eventful weekend! 
I went to Austin
I got to see my sister and Mom and Stepdad
I went to the Renegade Fair
My Mom bought me some of the prettiest mint plates
I drank delicious lemonade
I had a mini photoshoot with the Sister
I played with cats
I ate delicious McFlurrys
I went on a Scavenger Hunt with our Youth Group
I got to go to dinner with the Mr.

Uh-Ma-Zing weekend!



I've made my decision...

I'm very happy with my choice and I'm so grateful for all of your help! I'll either order them next week or put them on my birthday wishlist^_^ Either way they will soon be on my feet! 
I'm way happy that it's finally Saturday. My Mom will get here this afternoon and once my sister gets off work we're going to Renegade!! So all is well here. Hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend!



Hi From Austin

I woke up bright and early and drove to Austin to visit my sister! I'm here now and I absolutely cannot wait to...
** Hangout with my Mom, Stepdad and Sister!
** Take lots of photos!
** Catch up on some blogging, reading and emails!
** Eat cupcakes!
** Go to Renegade!!!
I loved last year's Renegade and as you can see, I simply cannot wait for this year's! Yay! Of course there will be plenty of pictures to come! Hope you're having an amazing Friday! Oh and just as a reminder: you can still sign up for the Sponsor Spot Giveaway below and you can also help me pick me out my new Toms too! K Thanks!



Shopping Advice

Help! So I love Toms and I love love love my pair, so much so that I think I've loved them to death... Needless to say, I think it's time for some new ones. Question is, which ones?? I've narrowed it down to these four, but I need your help. Please and thank you! Which are your favorite?


What A Week

I know we kinda gave up on the Project 365, but I haven't stopped taking photos! SO I thought I'd do a little week wrap up... Monday I got to see Elisha and we had lots of fun! We got to walk Steve and he took me to Salsa Limon; a trailer that sells some of the best Mexican food! Sounds shady, but it was way good! While he went back to work I took a stroll to Anthropologie. As usual it was filled with lovely goodness^_^ Tuesday I got to workout and tried out Hot Yoga. It was exhausting, but fun. Wednesday we had our life groups for church and I got to play catch up on all my shows. And today I got the sweeeetest gift in the mail from Caitlin of Hue and Hum! She sent me an autographed print from Fictionist! And I hadn't photographed my most recent print from her; it's magical. I've also been spending the better part of my day packing for this weekend. I'm going to Austin!! Not only will I get to see my Mom and Sister, but we're also going to the Renegade Craft Fair!! Eeeeeep! I've only been waiting for this for months. We had so much fun last year and I'm so looking forward to Saturday {in case you couldn't tell}. That's all for now. Hope you've had a great week thus far!



Sponsor Spot Giveaway

I forgot to mention that I will be announcing the winner on Monday the 23rd!! I'll email you if you win, but i'll also post it here so you can check in^_^ Good luck!



It's that time of the month again! If any blogs or shops would like to secure a sponsor spot on Pie N' the Sky for the month of June, this is the time to do it!  Spots fill up quickly, so check out my advertising informational page, and email me asap if you are interested, or head on over to the shop and make your purchase!  And speaking of filling up, if you are interested in an XL spot, which is brand new, there is only one available each month so be sure to snatch it up before someone else does! 

June is going to be a wonderfully exciting month on this blog- lots of fun trips, daily posts, more what I wore posts, finishing up projects and starting new ones...it's a great time to be a sponsor and I'd love to work together^_^

I look forward to hearing from you!


Tuesday Treasures

I like this fun little necklace

SO pretty!!

I really want this little beauty for my future apartment

Love this

like like this locket a whole lot