Hi, my name is Melissa! I love
I’ve been sharing my life on this blog since 2008! I am in my late 30’s and from a small city in Northwest Iowa. I was an award-winning hairstylist for over 20 years, but was forced to quit after a major back injury.
My husband and I have been married for 8 years and are part-time empty nesters since my adult child moved out, but we enjoy spending the summers with his 12 year old boys.
Some random facts about me – I am a twin (yes, my step-sons are twins, too!), we live in a 95-year-old house, I have severe OCD and anxiety, and my favorite color is black. I love photography, reading, doodling on my iPad, and watching squirrels at our backyard feeder.
What can you expect to find on this blog? Lots of planners, minimalism, running a household from cleaning to budgeting, plant based recipes, and thoughts on ethical, sustainable living.