I have been struggling this week. Between having to drive my husband to work and pick him up, working

Butternut Squash Soup

Fall means turning leaves, sweaters, crisp air, and squash. Seriously, squash. Not only is it in season (i.e. super

Budget Photo Collage Wall

I recently rearranged my furniture which left a big, open wall that begged for something to be hung on

Pen Addicts Anonymous

Hi, my name is Melissa and I have not bought a new pen for 7 0 days. I might have

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  This weekend my husband worked as much over time as he could get, which means he didn’t get

Dollar Store Decor for Fall

I don’t generally do a lot of decorating for the seasons and holidays, but this year I am turning

Quick Menu Planning

Couponing seems to be the fad right now to cut down your grocery bill. I am not a couponer.

5 Tips From A Hair Stylist

This may come as a shock to you, but I actually have a “real” job. Outside of peddling essential

Mushroom Alfredo Gnocchi

I had a major revelation while testing out the recipe for this post. As my throat started closing I

Ever Feel Like The Odd Mom Out?

  Ever feel like you don’t fit in ANYWHERE in the mommy/Christian/crunchy world? I do. Quite a bit. I

Dump Chili

Dump Chili sounds super appetizing, right? Well, get your mind our of the gutter. I call this dump chili

Deep Fried Tacos

This week I saw a recipe for deep fried burritos that looked sinfully delicious, but when I added them

5 Ways To Read The Bible More

I once saw a Facebook meme that said something to the effect of “how different would your life be

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  We are trying to eat a lil’ healthier around these parts, so this week our grocery cart at

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

The recipe I am sharing with you today definitely isn’t health food. It isn’t even vegan. But if I

Easy Vegan Bruschetta

I have been a vegetarian/sometimes vegan for over 10 years, but I have had pretty severe food allergies my

Our Pet Adoption Story Part 2

Yesterday I talked about when we adopted our dogs from the Humane Society. Read part one of this story

Vegan Moroccan Tagine

  There are long nights even when your kids are older. Such as last night. When my teenager with

Hi! I'm Melissa!

Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is a wife, mom, and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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