Melissa is a Central Ohio native who’s been living in Columbus for the past decade. After graduating from Miami University and living in Boston for a few years, she’s happy to call the capital city of Columbus her home. Melissa’s currently a stay at home mom to Emily and Thomas who are four and one year old. When Melissa’s not chasing around her kids and changing diapers, she loves to cook, decorate her home, try out local restaurants, read a good book and those first sips of her morning coffee! She's recently hopped on the decluttering bandwagon and is sharing her journey on her insta-blog at

My 10 Top Christmas Activities with Littles

Christmas is a magical time for little ones. There are so many Christmas activities going on and sometimes it can be hard to pick which ones to do! The following 10 activities have been my...

3 Ways to Read More as a Mom

I've always loved to read, but as a mom to little kids, it was hard to take time at the library to look for books for myself. While I know I could have read...
smoothie shops in Columbus Ohio

5 To Try: Columbus Smoothie Shops

If you've read many of my prior posts, you know my kids and I are huge fans of smoothies! We usually make them at home, but sometimes it's also fun to explore Columbus to find...
romantic must reads

5 Cute Romances to Read in February

I love to read! How about you? Come February, the month of all things love, there's nothing better than reading a book about it! Here are a few of my favorite, cute romances to...
Holiday Treats

Cooking with Kids: Holiday Treats

Who doesn't like to get in the kitchen during the holidays? It's my favorite time of year to do some baking and making of food gifts and with sweets involved, my kids love to...
fun Thanksgiving food

Fun Foods for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! To help everyone get into the spirit, I'm sharing a few fun Thanksgiving-themed food ideas! My kids have loved these over the years, and I hope yours do...
pumpkin recipes

5 Things to Make with Pumpkin

Once the calendar hits September, you see pumpkin foods on the menu everywhere! As an avid cook and baker, I love to make traditional pumpkin treats, but sometimes it's fun to use pumpkin in unexpected...
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Fun Fall Foods

Halloween is almost here and it's time to bring out all of the fun treats! Not only do my kids get a kick out of these fun foods, I love coming up with them and...
Summer Indoor Activities

When It’s Too Hot to Play Outside: Summer Indoor Activities

I always welcome the start of summer and the ability to get outside more with my kids! However, once it gets to July and August, it's sadly sometimes a little too hot to get...
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Cooking with Kids: Snack Time

This post is part of a series about cooking with kids. One of my goals this year is to get my kids into the kitchen to help me more often and I'm sharing our...