Checking in

Hey guys! I hope you all are doing well, everyone has probably got big plans for summer! I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I might not be posting for a little bit. We recently purchased a house and the construction should be completed by the end of next month. Right now we’re in the process of packing and realtors are already coming by here with prospective tenants so there are people coming in and out, walking around and asking questions all day while I’m trying to pack. And we have people coming to clean the carpets and paint the walls….it’s just crazy around here right now. I’ve still been shopping, buying makeup and other beauty products…although most of my shopping recently has been online. Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on and I’ll be back as soon as I can. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and congratulations to all the graduates!!

Kisses, Melyssa


Construction 2 Weeks ago

Blizzard 2016

Let me just start off by saying that I’ve NEVER seen so much snow in my life! I’m from Raleigh/Durham NC where it barely snows & when it does, it’s more like a dusting. That part of NC gets more ice than snow. So, when we moved here to northern VA the snow was something we definitely had to get used to. It snows like 3-4 times a yr & it’s a considerable amount. Although, this was only the second time it snowed here this winter…the weather has been all jacked up around here. Anyway, Jonas came through and showed out lol! Making up for all the spring like weather we’ve had over the past two months I guess. Our area got about 30 inches.
There’s no school for the kids again tomorrow. They’ve been out since Thursday. My wife is a federal employee in DC & they’re still shut down tomorrow as well. The sidewalks & roads in our neighborhood got cleared today but I still haven’t gone anywhere since Friday. I did go outside Saturday to play in the snow with Isaiah but that didn’t last long because the snow started coming down harder, the wind picked up & the temperature dropped. I spent a lot of time looking out of the window watching in amazement as everything was quickly covered with a blanket of snow. It was so pretty!
Also on Saturday before it got really bad we had two little visitors. Two pitbulls were wandering around. They were freezing & the way my conscience is set up…I had to bring them inside. I see them often roaming around the neighborhood. They belong to someone around here, they both have collars on & they’re just as sweet as they can be. So I fed them & one of the neighbors had already called animal control. The roads were getting kind of bad so I wasn’t sure if they were going to come out, in which case I would’ve had to keep them inside. I love doggie babies & there’s no way I could’ve sent them back out in that mess.
Anyway, things are clearing up, I’m hoping the kids will be back in school by Wednesday & hopefully there won’t be any more snow. It’s pretty & everything, but…nah, I’m good lol! I REALLY miss NC weather.





Everyone enjoy the rest of your night & thanks for reading!

Melyssa 💋

Been gone for a minute…

I know I’m a little late but…Happy New Year!! I hope everyone has been off to a good start in 2016. I’ve been neglecting my little blog for about 6 months. I’ve been wanting to post but it’s been crazy around here. Things have finally calmed down so hopefully I can get back into this and post as often as I’d like to.
I brought in the new year celebrating my birthday, it’s on the 6th but I started on the 1st lol! I didn’t do anything major, I had cake & opened presents from the boys before my wife took me to Richmond for a little weekend getaway. We stayed in a nice hotel right next to a mall and a bunch of other stores…one of which was ULTA(my fav)! Needless to say, I did a bit of shopping! We enjoyed a very romantic dinner at Texas De Brazil, an amazing brazilian steakhouse. Everything was on point, the food, the service and the atmosphere. We also went to the movies and watched “The Forest”…didn’t love it & I’ll leave it at that. I really had a great time and can’t wait to go back, hopefully soon!!
Our oldest son’s birthday is today! He’s 15…I can’t believe it. It makes me kind of sad, I mean I’m happy and thankful that he’s healthy/happy & I love seeing the young man he’s becoming but goodness….these 15 yrs have gone by soooo fast! I swear it seems like time is speeding up now. He’ll be 18 & graduating high school very soon. That’s major! While he’s definitely not a baby anymore, he’ll ALWAYS be MY baby.
Next month we’ll be celebrating our youngest son’s 9th birthday. I feel so old lol! Enjoy every minute you have with your little ones. I know everyone has heard this a million times but it’s absolutely true….they grow up so fast.



Happy Birthday to me






Just being silly



My baby

My Favorite Quotes

Hey guys!  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  I have the house to myself right now and I’m loving the peace and quiet.  When I have free time like this and there’s nothing important that needs to be done I like to hop around on different social media sites. My favorite is Pinterest.  You can find any and everything on Pinterest!  It’s basically online hoarding.  So while I was sitting here doing just that, I decided to put together some of my favorite quotes.  Sometimes you can read or hear something that just resonates…it’ll be exactly what you were thinking or feeling.  Here are some of the quotes that have stuck with me over the years, a few of these have been on my “favorites” list since I was a teenager…..such a long, long, long time ago lol!

I don’t know that love changes.  People change.  Circumstances change. -Nicholas Sparks

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without excepting it. -Aristotle

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. -Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. -Aristotle

Even the genius asks questions. -Tupac

For every dark night, there’s a brighter day. -Tupac

If you let a person talk long enough you’ll hear their true intentions.  Listen twice, speak once. -Tupac

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.  Never surrender. -Tupac

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. -Anais Nin

Do not seek the because-in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. -Anais Nin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. -Anais Nin

*I saved my absolute favorite for last!

I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason.  I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.  Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.  Reality doesn’t impress me.  I only believe in intoxication, in ecstacy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.  No more walls. -Anais Nin

I hope you found one or two that you like or can relate to. Have a fantastical weekend everyone!!

Memorial Day, not just a three day weekend

Hey everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.  We’ve been out all day, first we took the boys to an arcade called Ultra Zone, then we hung out at National Harbor for a while and we just checked into a hotel for the night.  We decided to stay away from the beaches and amusement parks to avoid the ridiculously large crowds of people.  Those are first two places everyone goes to for Memorial Day, which brings me to the purpose of this post….On a day that is supposed to be for remembering our fallen soldiers, everyone seems to think it’s just about the beach, BBQ’s, pool parties and a three day weekend.  Being the wife of a veteran and having friends and other family members who have served and are still serving, I find that disrespectful and it really strikes a nerve with our family.

By all means, have your parties, enjoy the weekend, have fun.  I’m just asking that at some point you remember the reason you have a day off work and a longer weekend.  Remember those who gave their lives and are no longer here to enjoy the simple things in life like a weekend at the beach.  Just for a second, think of all the families that have lost their loved ones.  For those of you who have served, are serving or have lost someone you love in service…our hearts go out to you.  From our family to yours, thank you for your service.


The Subconscious Mind

“Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.”

15 Facts about ME!

Big hair, don't care 😏

Big hair, don’t care 😏

1. I was born in NY.

2. Miami is my favorite place.

3. I’m scared of butterflies. Everyone thinks they’re beautiful, I think they’re hideous.

4. I am the care giver of a wounded warrior/combat veteran.(My wife)

5. I love smoothies now but I used to hate them.

6. I don’t like cats…sorry.

7. Don’t judge me but I’m obsessed with Kim Kardashian & the show Keeping up with the Kardashians.

8. I DO NOT like Kanye West!!

9. I watch a lot of HGTV.

10. I don’t like peanut butter.

11. I love poetry.

12. I love the beach, the ocean calms my soul.

13. People always ask me if I’ve ever had braces because my teeth are perfectly straight, I have not.

14. I absolutely adore Tupac.

15. If I had to choose between my make up and my hair products, I’d choose my hair products….have you seen this hair though lol!

There you go loves, a few pieces of Melissa. I hope you enjoyed! 💋