Hello all! It’s Melissa! I am so darn excited that you are here! I have so much that I want to share with y’all! First things first…I am going to tell you a little about myself, why I want to blog, and what kinds of goodies you’ll be able to find here!
I was born and raised in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Small town. Very small town. Middle of nowhere. You get the idea, right? I was raised by a single mom for most of my life, so I know how to stretch a buck and be thankful for what I have.
After high school I moved to central KY, where I went to college. Big city living, or so I thought 😉 . I met my husband, we had a sweet baby girl, and I graduated with a Psychology degree somewhere in there too. It seems like a blur looking back. Although after college was no exception, life kept moving. Careers, Law School (for my husband), moving to Northern KY (right outside of Cincinnati), having another baby…wild ride.
And now…life finally feels normal again. We recently moved to TN and closer to my in-laws. My husband opened his own law firm (nerve wrecking to put it lightly, but that’s a whole other post). My daughter (Kinley) is now 7, and my son (Otto) is 2.5. I feel like this is where I am supposed to be.
All of that brings me to WHY I want to blog. Why now?
Reason #1—Connections. I want to be connected to people! Having a community of people I can call friends is very important to me, especially now after moving to a new state. I want to inspire others AND be inspired by you! I hope y’all feel welcome and wanted here, because that is my #1 goal!
Reason #2—I like sharing. I’ve been sharing things I love on Instagram for several years now and sometimes those little squares just aren’t enough. I want to share more! I have so many ideas & things I want to tell the world, why not do it here?
Reason #3—(which kinda plays off of reason 1) MENTAL HEALTH! As a stay at home mom I sometimes struggle with feeling fulfilled. Harsh to say, but it’s true for me (being real here, no judgement). Doing laundry and changing diapers all day can be overwhelming and underwhelming at the exact same time. My brain needs a space to be creative. It makes me happy and satisfied! Read any self-help book or website and it will advise to “get a hobby”…welcome to mine!
Reason #4—While we are getting REALLY transparent here, let’s talk about careers and money. I am not ready to leave my gig as a stay at home mom. In fact, I might want more kids soon. BUT I would like a little extra income and if you play your cards right, blogging can be a great side gig (I mean for some it’s serious income, but I’m just looking to get out what I put in). I would still start this blog today for a whopping $0, but if I can help out with my families finances then I would love that!
What kinds of stuff will I be sharing here? Hmmmm basically everything! Fashion, trends, DIY, steals and deals (I LOVE a good sale), family, marriage, cooking, home decor and so much more! I can put together a snazzy outfit, find an amazing deal on those shoes you’ve been eyeing, and whip up a delicious cocktail (blogging resume goalsss :))! My mind is going a million miles a minute, hope my fingers can keep up!
Thank you so much for stopping by! It means the world to me and I hope to see you back real soon!