Tostones: Fried Plantains Recipe

Fried Plantains Recipe tostones

One of my favorite things about being part of the military community is getting to meet and have a common thread with people from all sorts of different backgrounds.  As a solid Southerner who pretty much stuck to the eastern seaboard prior to marrying a soldier, it has been amazing to travel the world with…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest

DIY Gold Leaf Canvas

diy gold leaf canvas tutorial

A few weeks ago I confessed to you all that I had not been feeling the “DIY” vibe much since moving to our new house last year…whether it’s being in a rental or just being tight on space, I’ve been struggling with motivation to create or decorate much.  I decided to start small a few…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest

75+ Skinny Dessert Recipes!

75 skinny desserts

I’m so excited-I don’t know if it’s the snow we’ve been buried under or the sub-freezing temperatures but I convinced my husband that we need to head somewhere nice and warm soon! We just booked a Caribbean cruise for this coming May and I’m so excited-and motivated to get in bikini-shape by that time! To…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest

Awesome Opportunity for Veterans

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven Franchising for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s no DIY or recipe today y’all, just an awesome new opportunity I’ve recently learned about for U.S. veterans that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. As most of you know I’m the proud wife…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest

Everyday Hair & Makeup in 15 Minutes

super fast hair and makeup

I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger. I just needed to make that clear! What I am is a mama to three rambunctious little dudes who just so happens to work from home and homeschool my boys. So clearly one thing I do not…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest

We’re Bringing Healthy Back! #FoodPornIndex

healthy food porn

The longer I blog the more I have grown to really enjoy photography, food photography in particular.  I can spend hours on Pinterest or Instagram browsing foodie hashtags-one of the most common hashtags I check out is #foodporn…you know, those pics of deliciousness that have you drooling over your computer? One of my very favorite…

Read More »

Melissa
twitter instagram facebook pinterest