Meet Mel

Hi! My name is Mel and I'm so glad you stopped by! 

I'm on a mission to find balance, joy and beauty in my life as a working mama and wife. Even though these are my goals, I also want to have fun in the process. 
Going back to work after my maternity leave last year proved to be an extremely difficult thing. Yes, I missed my baby like crazy but it was also straining on schedules, routines and the level of happiness in our household. I am working toward my goal of being a stay-at-home mom but I need to make the best of the situation now. Work with what we have in this stage of life.
I'm navigating through all things mama, baby, family, finance and home. I've recently renewed my love of writing and my need for a creative outlet. So, this is it!  I hope you'll stick around and follow me (and subscribe!) as I share about our experiences. For me, this is a place to record memories, share my thoughts and describe our adventures.
I live in Arizona with my husband John and my son Evan, along with 2 dogs, Mollie and Myron and a cat named Gary. 

27 Things About Me 
  1. I love to read. I don't have a lot of time for it these days but it's my idea of good time. I remember reading for hours during the summer and on weekends from elementary school through high school. I love letting my imagination create the visuals of the story. 
  2. I'm really organized at work but not so much at home.
  3. Just like you, I LOVE pinterest. Find me here!
  4. I ran a half marathon.
  5. During the weekdays when my alarm screams at me to get up and get ready for work, I am instantly mad at how fast the morning came.
  6. I've had pink, purple, blue, green, black, brown and red hair. I'm naturally dark brown.
  7. In my younger days I was very creative. Painting, drawing, sculpting, writing stories, sewing etc. I bled creativity. 
  8. In high school I sewed crazy pants with colorful patterns and sequin stripes
  9. I love english and math.
  10. My friend and I use to compete in pre-calc and we would run to the classroom after school to compare our grades. Can you tell I was super cool?
  11. I chose my major in college after taking a personality test which produced a list of possible majors that would fit me. I chose accounting because it was at the top of the alphabetical list.....I happened to be good at it so I stuck with it.....I would NOT recommend this.
  12. Cooking makes me feel domestic and happy (when things turn out right).
  13. When I was 7 I flew off of a merry-go-round and landed on a sharp rock that gashed my knee, I have the scar to remember it by.
  14. I try and be green when I can.
  15. Mixing 2 or 3 cereals in a bowl is yummy.
  16. I have one sibling.
  17. Love green and yellow.
  18. I use to play video games with my brother and I would do the same move over and over....he got so mad.....he was only 8 and I was 14, is that mean?
  19. My mom use to tell us lies and I never really knew it until recently. Like: you will instantly throw up if you take a pill with orange juice...I believed her!
  20. I'm very goal oriented.
  21. I 'm a saver.
  22. I married my high school sweet heart. Is that a dated term? Okay, I married my high school boyfriend/best friend.
  23. I'm learning to speak up.
  24. Sometimes, if I'm really REALLY tired, I shut my office door at work and lay down on the floor for a few minutes. I fear one day I'll wake up hours later....
  25. I use to hate technology like computers, cell phones, e-readers, game consoles etc. 
  26. Now I love them.
  27. P.S I have a diary type blog called I Am.
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