Words You Live By

Jul 20th, 2016 FASHION, Travel mwmelissa 3 min read

Have you ever been asked the question  What are the ‘Words You Live By ?  I was recently asked this question and frankly, it caught me a little off guard, but this is how I answered. “I do my best to live being grateful and thankful in everything.” I have adopted this phrase from my friend and Bible study leader of many years and have…

The Story You’re Telling Yourself

Jul 15th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 5 min read

The story you’re telling yourself deeply impacts the story you are living in this world. When you look in the mirror what do you see? Is your first thought a negative one? Are you overly critical identifying every flaw you see? This is probably every woman’s day at one time or another. Just think about how different your day would be if it started out with…

TIME OF REFLECTION

Jun 30th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 10 min read

Happy Blogaversary! (One year blog anniversary)   I’m celebrating what started out a year ago as a hobby, growing into so much more than I expected, I needed a Time of Reflection … Blogging for 12 months took a lot more time and energy than I ever could have imagined. I have learned more about a computer and building a website than I or my…

Distressed Jeans

ALL RIPPED UP

Jun 23rd, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 4 min read

Distressed and all ripped up is the current trend for jeans this season. I personally have struggled with this trend because I am accustomed to wearing jeans without holes or distressing. I have gradually given in to mild distressing and even a few holes… Your style is wherever your comfort level lies. Be Stylish Everyday ! Here is where my comfort level is… For now…

Tribute to My Mom

TRIBUTE TO MY MOM

May 7th, 2016 FASHION, LET'S GET REAL mwmelissa 1 min read

It was December of 1963 that I met this incredible young woman, Linda Sue Billings, and at the time I had no idea the influence she would have on my life. She and my father were very young when I, their first born, was brought into the world. As young parents, the stories she has shared with me were ones of fear and excitement as…

HIKING NORTH CAROLINA

HIKING NORTH CAROLINA

Apr 23rd, 2016 FASHION, Travel mwmelissa 4 min read

My weekend started with a flight to Charleston to visit my son, then a 4 hour drive up I-26 gave me a chance to do some hiking in North Carolina. Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains, named for the blue color that appears when the sky is hazy, energizes my soul. Hiking trails leading me to places unknown bring the peace I yearn for,…

CROCHET FASHION REVIVAL

CROCHET FASHION REVIVAL

Apr 19th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 3 min read

Crochet Fashion Revival… The word crochet is derived from the Old French crochet, a diminutive of croche, in turn from the Germanic croc, both meaning “hook”. It was used in 17th-century French lace making, crochetage designating a stitch used to join separate pieces of lace, and crochet subsequently designating both a specific type of fabric and the hooked needle used to produce it. Although that…

ONE FOR ONE

ONE FOR ONE

Apr 11th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 4 min read

Vison is Vital for everyone and TOMS has expanded his line, designing sunglasses. ONE FOR ONE is the campaign he continues, making it easy for everyone to be apart of, giving to those in need. I love the selection and the fit of the champagne colored ones I chose for this spring and summer. They are super lightweight and stylish. You will be looking good ….Keep…

IGoPink 5k

IGoPink 5k RUN

Apr 9th, 2016 Events mwmelissa 3 min read

So happy you have joined me today! I have recently taken on a role as an ambassador for the IGoPink organization that raises money to benefit those going through breast cancer. This compassionate organization supports, educates and encourages patients during some of the most challenging times. You too can get involved by joining me to raise money for the cause. I’m training for the IGoPink…

COUTURE FOR CASA

COUTURE FOR CASA

Apr 7th, 2016 Events mwmelissa 5 min read

Couture for Casa… Meet the ladies who made this event possible…  (from left) Jen Bruce of  IGoPink and Hello Woodlands Magazine-Emcee for the evening, Mitzi Fox of Avalon Insurance, Event Coordinator and Host, Amy Lampman of Excel Realty-Event Coordinator and Host, Melissa Williams of Style Revival Fashion Blog- Fashion Show Coordinator and Host. A team of hardworking determined women put their efforts and talents together…