About melissa

I'm a 26 year old air force wife and stay-at-home mom to 2 little boys. I love cooking and baking, crafts, make-up, and spending time with my 3 awesome guys! I have an insane addiction to nail polish. I love photography and my nikon d3000 :)

Long Absence

I’ve had a long absence from the blog, but I have been being crafty! Below is a photo collage of a few things that Pinterest inspired me to do, DIY Febreze, Pretty wreath, and with mod podge and fabric I gave my straw holder new life!! 

What has been going on during my absence: Well, my husband is currently deployed, we are at the end (Thank God!!!). I’ve spent lots of time with my boys. My 3 year old has learned so much in the time my husband has been gone, it will be amazing for him to see how much he now knows. My almost 2 year old is a mess, he has also changed and grown so much. I can’t wait for the homecoming to see their little faces light up. I’ve tried new a couple of new recipes, we’ve recently done a little gardening, TONS of spring cleaning here lately. Really just lots of random boring stuff! 

I have also taken lots of time taking my photography to the next level and learning all that I possibly can. I still have lots left to learn, but I believe I am good enough now to share my photos 🙂 so if you would like to follow me on this adventure  you can follow here. I am very excited about this and to see where it takes me and how I can grow! 


I will be back soon (I know I keep saying that, but really this time I will) with some new recipes and crafty stuff 🙂 Stay tuned! 




Strawberry Coconut Cake Mix Cookies

Hi!! It has been a while, but I’m back!! I came across these on pinterest, I can’t for the life of me remember where the blog is that I got this from, but these are just TOO amazing not to share with you all! So this is not my recipe, I don’t take credit for it!

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Easy DIY tree skirt

After having numerous tree skirts I didn’t ever LOVE enough to use year after year, last year I decided to just semi-make my own. I had made place mats last year out of material I absolutely fell in love with, but when I washed them, they fell apart. I was upset, but decided I could re-use them on this project. Day after Christmas last year, I was up and out EARLY, on the search for a plain red tree skirt. Yeah, I’m lazy and bought a red one for half off instead of having to make it. I found one I liked and came home to tear apart my place mats. I proceeded to cut out my dots, once that was done I arranged them on the tree skirt until I liked what I was looking at then pinned them down in place. I then, hand sewed with embroidery thread, each polka dot. I am in LOVE with the way it turned out and will be using this for many years to come. This wasn’t a project I did all in one day. It is one  that I have worked on and off for 11 months. It’s very simple to do, although time consuming.

Here is the finished product and a close-up 🙂 The material I used can be purchased here. They have LOTS of amazing choices!  Continue reading

Prepared, yet so UNprepared

My little family has had some changes this past month and needless to say, I wasn’t fully prepared for the way my children, more specifically my oldest, P. We are a military family, I haven’t mentioned in much on here, I think only in my first post. My husband is active duty and has been in 9 years, we’ve been together 5 and married for 4 of those years on December 15. Continue reading

Chicken and Dressing, A Southern Holiday Favorite

This is a favorite of a lot of Southern families during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This recipe has been passed down through my family for years probably, I however, did change it up a little bit. I have 2 toddlers, and this takes about an hour or a little more to prepare everything, because of that I changed it a little bit. So, this is how I do it in my home, not how my grandmothers and my own mom make it.  To prepare you in advance, you will end up with a butt load of dishes to do as you prepare this. I suggest washing as you go, if not….it’s a nightmare.  Continue reading