Saturday, April 7, 2012

Using Stuff Up & Recycling

More along the lines of Spring cleaning, I got this idea from YouTube. It's called Project 10 Pan, meaning you use up 10 of your products down to the "pan" or until you hit the bottom. I think we all have a little stash of products in a cupboard somewhere...products we've used part way, travel-sized products, products we bought in bulk because they were on sale, etc.

My stash just happens to be huge. I recently organized all my products into one place & I'm going to use them up 10 at a time until I get myself back down to the basics or until I can't stand it anymore. Some ladies on YouTube are doing 10 & that's it. Either way, I hope this is inspiring to someone else. :)

Also, the city we moved to finally caught up with the times & started their recycle program. This is awesome for me because I'm just a big tree-hugger at heart. Have a lovely weekend all!

xo, Melissa

p.s. If anyone has questions about my thoughts on the products in this video, let me know. In an effort to keep the video to 10 minutes (give or take), I don't have time to expand. However, I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Keepsake Journals

First of all, check out my new bling! Apparently Jonah bought some oysters in Hawaii, cracked them open & had the pearls set into these earrings & necklace. How great is that?! I could not love them more!

For those that don't know, he has been in Hawaii working for the past two weeks. Such a tough job. I really felt sorry for him.

I haven't been feeling well this afternoon, but I also wanted to get another video up. After work I took a long nap on a blanket in the back yard... ahh Spring... & that recharged me enough for this vlog about keepsake journals that I had my parents fill out for me & my sister. I've talked about them at work & got a lot of positive responses. People think it's a really cool idea...

Have a wonderful day! Melissa

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Give Me a Break, It's My First Video. ;)

OK, so I decided to try my hand at a video too. I decided to do a "what's in my bag" video too to break myself in to the whole vlogging process.

Here are the links I had in the video in case you missed them and wanted to check them out. =)
GypsyTree Bags
Sagewood Soaps
StepUp Spokane


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nail Polish Organization

Who has two thumbs & is insane about organizing this month? Me! Me! It's all I can think about. I thought of this on the drive home from work yesterday...

Talk to you soon! :) Melissa

Monday, March 19, 2012

Melissa's March Favorites

Hi all! I love to hear about my friend's (or complete stranger's) favorite products. :) It helps me make better decisions when shopping, looking for a book at the library, picking out music, etc. Here are my favorites for the month of March. Please feel free to tell me about yours below...I'm interested!

Have a most wonderful day! Melissa

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What's In My Bag?

First of all, I JUST finished watching 21 Jump Street at the theatre. Great movie! It is rated R for a reason. Lots of language & a small amount of nudity, but if you can tolerate that, I highly recommend it. I watched the 21 Jump Street TV series when I was younger & the 2 really are not comparable. The only similarity is the title and the overall idea of the movie about undercover police officers in high school. I don't think the film makers were trying to make a movie out of the TV show. Johnny Depp & Holly Robinson Peete had cameos in this movie though & it was exciting to see them. I was so in love with Johnny Depp back in the day...

Okay, moving on... in my last vlog I confessed my addiction for watching What's In My Bag videos on YouTube. Since I'm such a snoop when it comes to other people's handbags, I decided to give you a peek into mine.

And there you have it! Have a wonderful weekend. xo, Melissa

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oh my. Officially over two years since my last post. It is things like this that made me begin this motto in 2011.

I would feel that if I couldn't commit to an entire program or project I didn't even want to attempt it. Well, I need to be creative and this is a great outlet (hence the design above). So, here I am doing something.

Now, I'm wondering what my motto will become in 2012...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Side of Elves I Never Wanted to See

So, David and I were at Pita Pit the other night and just as I was about to bite into my salad I saw a funny look sneak onto his face.

"The elves aren't wearing pants..."

Now, being the mature, composed person I am I spun around only to crack up laughing and make David take a picture to share with all my faithful readers.

=D Deanna

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Apparently coffee is good in a crisis...