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Need some help planning your next holiday or birthday theme party? Looking for how to take the latest seasonal decor trends and make them your own? Or maybe you just want to hear from a very real, very sassy creative type like myself. Hopefully, you’ll find everything you are looking for and more! But if you don’t, just head on over to the contact me page and let me know what you need to know and I’ll get right to work on it!

Love the life you have.

Celebrate it with the ones you love.

And above all else, make it really pretty! 

First Day of School Tips: Making it Unforgettable

The first day of school is around the corner and no matter how old my children are, I want to make it super special, without adding too much stress or expectation. It can be a stressful day, so I ...

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Decorating Your Classroom

The new school year is quickly approaching and if you are like most teachers, you are probably working on decorating your classroom. I can just see you. You are curled up in a chair by the pool ...

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Bring a Touch of the Sunshine In With Summer Decorating

Summer is here and it is time to bring on the bright colors! And there are some delightful 2019 summer decorating trends (and some we will just skip over, because Momma says if you can’t say ...

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3 Ways a Wreath Can Help Home Sells

Are you selling your home? I’ve been perusing some real estate websites recently, and let me tell you, curb appeal is so important when selling your home. The front door is the first thing buyers ...

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How to Decorate with Bows

I love bows. All kinds of bows. Not just anyone can make a pretty bow, and I love that I can. I make them by hand or with a few different bow makers. I make them with one ribbon or several. Wired or ...

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Lovely Last Minutes Valentines Day Party

Whether you’re planning a get-together or just celebrating at home like I am with the girls this year, I’ve got some ideas to help you make it fabulous, of course! Valentine’s party ...

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Winter Decorating Tips for 2019: Hibernate in Style

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been spending a lot of time this winter at home since the cold weather hit! Though I typically run hot, when it’s this cold out, even I want to ...

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Why My Favorite 4-Letter Word Begins with “F”

Okay, calm down! It’s not THAT word! The favorite 4 letter word beginning with F is most definitely….FALL! And it’s FINALLY arrived! I mean, seriously, the cooler weather alone is enough to ...

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5 reasons you should invest in a wreath

 Ok, I get it. Buying a quality wreath is not a cheap endeavor. But there are a lot of really great reasons to do it anyway, other than it’s just pretty and you want a pretty doorway! And ...

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Back to School Ready for the Last Minute Mom

Can you believe the summer is over? I know it was May like two weeks ago, right? So now what? I can remember so many years when I just was NOT ready. For those moms who have more on their plate than ...

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Organizing Like a Pro (Even if You’re Still a Novice)

Let’s get one thing straight – I’m NOT an organizing pro! I don’t even like organizing. There I said it. It just isn’t a lot of fun. Now I love things to BE organized, I ...

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5 Must-Haves for a Fabulous Mardi Gras Party

Have you ever had a Mardi Gras party at your home?  I’m planning one this year, so here are my favorite ideas that I’ve found to try.  Click on any image to link to shopping, DIY instructions ...

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Gingerbread Decorating Theme Party

Gingerbread decorating – a time-honored tradition for many! Whether you do it as a family for fun, for competitions or you’ve never done it and you’re only here because your kid is ...

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Decorate your Christmas Tree like a pro in 4 easy steps

Oh, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house! I thought since we are all busy decking the halls right now, I’d share this awesome formula to decorate your Christmas Tree like a ...

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7 Unexpected things to be thankful for this year

‘Tis the season to give thanks, and I sure have a lot of things to be thankful for this year! I know I could share the obvious ones – my girls, my family, my friends and cohorts in ...

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Fall in Love

Fall is my favorite season – seriously. I’ve got some MAJOR Fall Love going on over here!  Living in the deep south, it’s so refreshing to finally see the temperatures coming down a ...

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Welcome to Melissa Made This!

Welcome to Melissa Made This! I’m so thankful you’re here! I hope you’ll stick around so we can get to know each other! As you might have guessed, I’m Melissa, and making pretty things is ...

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