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…

SPRING MIX COLLECTION

Mar 13th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 3 min read

Spring is always a welcome sight and my spring mix collection gives you a glimpse of what styles you will be seeing in the stores this season. I love the changes Spring brings with it… from the warmer weather to the beautiful flowers popping up everywhere it is a time of new birth. Spring break for some will mean heading to the beach to soak…

MY BlOGGING LIFE

Mar 9th, 2016 FASHION mwmelissa 3 min read

“MY BLOGGING LIFE” encompasses my everyday style, finding beauty in everyday life… Be #StylishEverday! I recently attended a blog conference ” THRIVE ” founded by two bloggers Breanna Pair @breepair and Whitney Hough @observantturtle. Each speaker talked about their area of expertise and their experience with blogging. It was here, I learned and was encouraged to” Find My Voice” and “Pursue My Passion”. These directives led…