Author: melissa

What to Pack for a Resort Vacation

What to Pack for a Resort Vacation

When our kids were growing up (and for as long as I can remember) our summer vacations consisted of family beach vacations. You know the kind- you get a house at the beach and you schlep the kids and all of the beach equipment, through the sand and you lay […]

A Scandinavian Living Room

A Scandinavian Living Room

Our Scandinavian inspired living room in Colorado Our mountain home has an open floor plan and is filled with natural light. Scandinavian living room design focuses on warmth and light due to the long, cold, dark winters in Scandinavia. Simplicity, natural fabrics and bringing the outdoors inside are some of […]

Small Living Room Makeover

Small Living Room Makeover

How I renovated and styled a small living room Can we normalize small houses again? I love seeing renovations and getting ideas for making our own home a nicer place to spend time in. Our surroundings matter SO much to our overall quality of life and I’m always looking for […]

Melissa, What HAPPENED?

Melissa, What HAPPENED?

2023 was tough. I’m sure the time will come when I can share more about some of the things that befell us in that year, but for now I figured I just needed to start somewhere and the rest will follow. You may have noticed that my blog looks super […]

Valentines Day at Home

Valentines Day at Home

*Details of this post are all linked here and here. If you click on any links in this post, at no cost to you, I MAY receive a small commission. You don’t have to go out on Valentines Day to make it a special day. Here are some simple, inexpensive […]

Everyday Makeup for Mature Hooded Eyes

Everyday Makeup for Mature Hooded Eyes

**Updated 2024** Sometime over the age of 40, most of us will begin to experience the dreaded “hooded eyes”. This is where, as your skin loses it’s elasticity, the upper part of your eye, begins to droop forward onto the mobile part of your lid. Among other things, it makes […]