Melisa

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Hello! I’m Melisa, pronounced muh-leesa. I’m an enthusiastic wife to my husband of 10 years and homeschool mama to four curious children. My roots are in the PNW and I currently reside in Colorado Springs, where I soak up all the sunshine and snow. I love all things beautiful—but most of all Jesus and all the wonderful people created by God! When I’m not sweeping up crumbs and juggling school lessons, I like to spend an afternoon to myself going to the spa, wandering Anthropologie for inspiration, creating something handmade and eating yummy food in a gorgeous outdoor space. Oh, and if there’s time I always love scoring a great thrift store deal!
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The Comparison Trap: We’re On The Same Team

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Secondhand Shopping: An Affordable Way To Spruce up your Wardrobe

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More Than A Month: Black History Every Day

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Mayday Moments: When Mama Needs Some Help

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8 Ways to Style your Space

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Thinking About Homeschooling?

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How Do We Deal with All the Whining?

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