Oh Baby / Dressing the Bump

hello beauitiful bag

I’m totally smitten by the Hello Beautiful bag that Alexis June Weddings sent our way for Blog Fete. So smitten that I had to take a few fun photos with it and the bump!

Now that I’m at week 25 of this blessed pregnancy I’ve learned that it’s ok to go for comfort all day, everyday. I recently picked up some maternity clothes, which I love. It took me awhile to break down and purchase maternity clothes because I wasn’t sure the expense was necessary. It’s necessary.

This past weekend my husband mentioned we haven’t truly taken enough bump photos or fun videos to show our little guy. After heading home from an early morning event we snapped these photos…. frizzy Florida hair and all. I heart them because it shows how truly happy I am.  Continue reading

Gift Idea for Tea Lovers

gift idea for tea lovers

I show lots of love for the coffee drinkers and I can’t skip out on love for those who love afternoon tea time!

As the holidays begin to approach us it’s time to think about our favorite tea (and coffee) drinkers. A  tea drinker would love a custom gift basket or tray for Christmas, but why not surprise a friend simply just because!?! There should be more just because moments in life.

The beautiful fall months bring a cool breeze that pairs perfectly with a warm cup of tea. I prefer honey in my tea, but I know my British peeps prefer a touch of milk. There’s nothing like a warm cup in hand on a gorgeous afternoon.

Gift idea for tea lovers: Head to the store and pick up a few tea options; I suggest grabbing a green tea, a decaf tea and bold berry tea option. Pair the tea bags with a fancy Shop Melissa Creates mug and a shabby chic serving tray and your favorite lady will be over the moon!

gift idea for tea lovers

Glam Halloween Cocktail Recipes

glam Halloween cocktail recipesVampire KissWitches Brew / The Weeping Woman / Slime Lemonade

Well hello there gorgeous Halloween cocktails!  I might be prohibited to sample these bad boys, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t share and try one or two as a mocktail! If you’re going to host a Halloween party one of these cocktails should make an appearance. It seems like the right thing to do. There’s something to be said about pretty drinks regardless of the occasion.

Check out my other Halloween themed projects:

Retroween Party / Not So Scary Glittery Flowers / Fancy Treat Bags / Fabric Wrapped Wreath / Halloween Pom Pom Garland 

Visit my Halloween Pinterest board for more inspiration too!

Wedding Anniversary Love

wedding anniversary love

Today I celebrate 7 years of marriage with this guy.

We recently had our holiday photos taken by my sweet friend Heather Anne Naples and this is one of my favorites. More on the holiday shoot coming soon. Taking photos and trying to pose can be awkward. When Heather said look at each other and talk like you normally do this photo happened.

I sorta heart this man. He’s the Melissa Creates IT guy, the Melissa Creates photographer from time to time, one perfect husband and soon to be phenomenal dad.

Happy anniversary to my high school sweetheart. I’m a lucky gal to have you by my side for the past 12 years. Here’s to a lifetime of anniversary celebrations!

Oh Baby / Stocking The Nursery

bump update

This second trimester is flying! It feels good to be pass the oh I’m so sick phase and have little bursts of energy. Now that we are 16 weeks until baby we’ve started our registry and began stocking the nursery. With this being our first baby (fingers crossed for lots more, wink) we are learning so much about baby products and what must-haves items we need to start grabbing.

The nursery is no longer empty, yay! We have the following in his nursery so far:  Continue reading

Halloween Pom Pom Garland DIY

halloween pumpkins and garland

Well hello there again, simple Halloween DIY.

Pom pom garland is the easiest to create and can be used multiple ways multiple times. I had this garland hanging in the entry way then decided to drape them over my glittered pumpkins. A simple and fun way to dress up your fancy pumpkins! Grab the how-to details below.

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