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 while you’re still a novice

I don’t like organizing. There I said it. It just isn’t a lot of fun. Now I love things to BE organized, I just don’t really enjoy the doing of it. It’s always been a job that ...

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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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