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  • Vintage Trailer Makeover Reveal

    Vintage Trailer Makeover Reveal

    If you follow along on Instagram, you may recall that I acquired this adorable vintage camper last year. Well life got a little busy…hello! global pandemic and first season as an Air BnB host. So one year later, I finally had the time to give this minty nugget (current but not necessarily permanent name) a […]

  • Mid-Century Modern Holiday Village

    Mid-Century Modern Holiday Village

    Create a throw back to a simpler time or pretend you’re in Palm Springs with this mid-century modern laser cut holiday village.

  • LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER: my new Loloi Rug

    LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER: my new Loloi Rug

    In typical Melissa style, I’m taking my sweet (no pun intended) time making my living room makeover happen. This isn’t going to be as dramatic as my kitchen makeover, but more of a refresh with some new pieces and new art to shake things up.  I’m happy to say that things are happening with the […]

  • DIY: Lace String Lights

    DIY: Lace String Lights

    If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook (please do!) you would’ve seen that I had the extreme pleasure of staying at heaven on earth for a fews day, also known as The Knowlton’s amazing Treehouse Retreat. You can visit these posts from last Summer to see it in all it’s glory. I went with […]

  • SPACES: a boho rooftop affair

    SPACES: a boho rooftop affair

    Unless this is your first ever visit to the blog, you’ve probably heard – Merry Mag Summer is out!! For one of the bigger features we hosted an intimate and colorful Boho-inspired rooftop affair (p.40). I know, sometimes I think it’s just not fair that I’m so lucky to have a huge rooftop in the middle […]

  • Merry Mag Summer Issue – Call for Contributors!

    Fridays are already great but I have an extra Merry announcement for you today. I know it’s hard to think about spring & summer when it’s so freezing out but that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I’m super pumped to announce that after such a great response to the holiday issue of Merry Magazine that we’ve […]

  • Winter Fun in the Country

    Hey there Monday. How was your weekend? I admit there’s some irony to me writing a winter fun post while kicking back in sunny Florida while it’s – 20 degrees at home. I know, not fair. For the record, I actually don’t hate winter but to me, winter must come with snow. Without the snow, […]

  • PRETTY TECH: drop dead gorgeous free desktop wallpaper download

    PRETTY TECH: drop dead gorgeous free desktop wallpaper download

    In case you missed it, I posted my own little Drop Dead Gorgeous photo series last week. I was inspired by these stunning dead flowers that I had hanging around from Valentines day. I have to say, I’ve kinda fallen in love with the photos. So much so that I created some wallpapers for y’all […]

  • {GOOD EATS: supper club}

    Happy Monday y’all. Hope you have some family fun planned for Family Day today. Being single and without children I realized that having Valentine’s Day and Family Day on the same long weekend had potential to be a pretty big bummer of a weekend. Luckily that wasn’t the case for me :) I had the […]

  • {VALENTINES DAY: some links to love for the day of love}

    Love it or hate it, it has arrived. I’m a single gal, so I’m a little bit of A and B. I’ve been single for a while and even considered getting one of those Love dolls to have a little company but I’ve never committed to the idea. Maybe one day but right now, my […]

  • {HAPPY WEEKEND: links to love}

    How beautiful are these bags from Simone (love that name!) Harouche? Super cool colour block nail art. Yes please. A nice holiday spin on brussels sprouts via A Beautiful Mess. Oh wow, I can’t wait to see more pics of this finished space by Emily Henderson. 5 hairdos to get you through the holidays via […]

  • {HAPPY WEEKEND: links to love}

    All brass sink…hot or not? I know it’s November and not August but Blueberry Lavender Mojito? Yes please! Nice girls finish last in the online dating world. True or False? Here’s the answer according to Chatelaine.  I’m so attracted to Palm Springs. How great (and unique) is this is bridal party idea?  This Tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons recipe by Best […]

  • {STYLE: in love with keeping warm}

    Even if you’re more of a summer person, you can’t deny that one of the best parts of the weather getting cooler is the whole world of outerwear and accessories. Sure flip flops & a sundress is easy but it’s not nearly as fun as a hat, scarf, gloves, knee high socks, leggings and most […]

  • BEFORE & AFTER: an old tray gets a new makeover

    Can you believe I found this wicker tray in the garbage room of my condo? Ok, ok, so it looks like it’s had better days and maybe it wouldn’t catch your eye but that’s why you have to have a DIY imagination. So even though the finish on the tray was worn it was actually […]

  • {STYLE: fall fashion on the streets}

    Fall is my favourite season for fashion. The colours, the layering, the scarves, the knits, the boots…love it all. It’s also brisk enough that you need to cozy up but not so freezing that you have to bundle up like a huge, shapeless snowman. Here’s some great street style to inspire you with your fall […]