Fall Where Are You?

Hi!  I have been traveling a lot this month and everywhere I have gone has been so hot!  I am in Vegas right now and I am literally melting my face off!  It is 114 degrees!  I am so ready for cold weather and over cast days.  Don’t get me wrong this summer has been so fun.  I love the boat and being on the lake or at a pool, but it’s time for summer to end!  Bye bye triple digit days!  I need a good 60-70 degree day!  Ahhhh!  I really can’t say it enough, but I need fall to be here ASAP!  Anyway…  Have a good Monday!

Xxo

Melissa

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Old Maid

Hello!  I’ve been doing a little thinking about the past 10 years of my life.  I love my life, but with school starting and all it makes me think of high school.  I know, I’m that person, but in high school I didn’t have any responsibilities or cares in the world besides cheer, dance and boys!  I’ve been alone this whole week because I am in Dallas for work.  I have a lot of time to myself and I was thinking would I have changed things in my life that lead me to this point?  The only thing I would have changed was being more serious about school.  I went to some college, but never graduated.  Sometimes I think I should go back, but I don’t want to be the old maid in all of her classes.  Plus I haven’t been back for so long that I would have to take some of my general classes again and I do not want to be old enough to be a Freshman’s mother! HAHA  I feel like if I would have finished school I would have a better sense and direction in my life.  Being an adult is fun, but sometimes I wish I was that 16-year-old cheerleader whose parents still paid for everything!  Anyway…  Sorry for the rant.  Being alone so much sometimes isn’t good because my brain goes a million miles an hour and thinks of all the what could have beens.  I hope you have a good Friday!

Xxo

Melissa

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I’m Not A Morning Person

Happy Monday!  This tee describes me perfectly!  I have never been a morning person.  I’ve tried and I just can’t do it.  I am the person who hits snooze 10 times before they actually get up!  When I was in Jr. High and High School my mom had to get me up every morning.  I could not get up on my own and once I was up I would fall asleep in the shower for a good 15-20 minutes.  I don’t know what it is about mornings, but I hate them!  I can stay up all night, but when it comes to getting up I dread it!  A few weeks ago on a Sunday, Daniel was trying to get me up and I just wouldn’t.  First of all it was Sunday and I  don’t need to get up early.  He was so frustrated and told me that I wasted my day.  Maybe I did, but it felt so nice to sleep in!  If you were like me and now you’re a morning person please tell me what you did!  I would love to be chipper in the mornings and actually get things done!  Anyway…  Have a good day!

Xxo

Melissa

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NYC Restaurants

So today I’m sharing two of my favorite restaurants in NYC.  I was just there for work and every time I go I have to go to these places.  The first one is called Jack’s Wife Freda.  It is in Soho on Lafayette Street.  It’s super small, but so good.  I got the tuna salad and fries.  The portions are good-sized.  You will for sure get full.  The second place is Empanada Mama.  It’s in Mid Town on 9th Ave and in between 51-52nd street.  It is seriously a hole in the wall, but it is so good!  It is always packed when I go so plan for a 20-45 minute wait.  I always start with a mint lemonade and guacamole with plantain chips.  It’s by far one of the best guacamole’s I have ever had.  They have tons of empanadas, but I get the spinach and cheese, mushroom and one called the Viagra.  I know the name isn’t the best, but it’s a sea food empanada and it is amazing!  If you’re going to NYC soon go to those places.  I promise you won’t regret it!

Xxo

Melissa

 

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Denim Culottes

Hey Monday!  To me it doesn’t feel like a Monday since I have been working all weekend.  I’ve been in NYC since Saturday for work.  I took the red-eye on Friday night.  My flight was at 10:30 PM so I got to the airport an hour or so before.  When I was checking in they told me my flight was delayed two and a half hours!  I called Daniel and he was too far from the airport to come back and get me.  I watched some Netflix until I got to board the plane.  Once everyone was on we sat on the plane for another hour.  It was 2 am before we took off.  Saturday was such a long day, but I took a little nap before I went exploring.  In a few days I will be talking about my favorite restaurants in NYC.  Anyway…  I got these culottes from forever21.com and I am in love!  They are seriously the best and they are so cute!  I can’t wait to wear them with a bootie when it’s fall!  Kk…  It’s late here in NYC and I have to get up early to go to work.  Have a good day!

Xxo

Melissa

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Rocksbox

Hello!  This post is going to be a little short.  I am leaving for NYC tonight and I need to pack.  I always wait until the last-minute.  Anyway…  I got this ring and bracelet from Rocksbox.  Rocksbox is a company that lets you rent jewelry monthly for only $19.  Right now if you use coupon code themelissaeditionxoxo you’ll get your first month for FREE!  You need to subscribe now.  It’s such a great idea to rent jewelry and try it out before you actually buy it.  Rocksbox gives you the option to buy the pieces you get if you love them and can’t part with them.  You can exchange the pieces as much as you want within the month too.  Kk, go to their website now and get a FREE month!  You won’t regret it.  Again, the coupon code is themelissaeditionxoxo.  Have a good day!

Xxo

Melissa

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I Got Stung

Hi!  I hope you’re having a good week so far.  Mine started a little rough because I got stung by a bee!  I honestly don’t remember the last time I got stung.  Daniel and I were at his company party and it was a carnival theme. We were getting on The Zipper and when I sat down something poked the back of my leg.  I thought there was something sharp on the seat.  I wiped the seat and my leg and didn’t feel anything.  When we got locked in our cart I looked down and saw the stupid bee on the ground!  My leg was throbbing and I couldn’t get off the ride.  I wasn’t sure if I was allergic because it’s been so long.  I was freaking out a bit thinking I might have an allergic reaction on this ride and I won’t be able to do anything about it.  Luckily I was fine and nothing happened to me one the ride besides getting a little nauseous from spinning around so much.  Anyway…  Let’s talk about these culottes for a sec.  They are so comfy!  I was in NYC at the beginning of the year and found them at Zara.  I forgot I had them and spotted them in my closet last week. They are the best summer pant because they are so light weight.  I can’t want to wear these more.  It’ll probably wear them once a week!  Okay, have a good Wednesday!

Xxo

Melissa

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Monday Morning Brights

Good morning!  I hope you had a good weekend!  I sure did.  Daniel and I went to Park City, UT for a little anniversary getaway.  We didn’t do anything special, but it was so nice and relaxing.  We got massages, ate a lot of food, walked around Main Street, went to Park Silly and just spent time together.  It was the perfect way to celebrate our first year of marriage!  Anyway…  I usually don’t wear a lot of color and I for sure don’t wear yellow very much.  I feel like yellow tops makes my teeth look super yellow.  I know, I’m a little crazy!  I saw this top last fall before I the Kingdom and State’s spring line launched and fell in love!  The fabric is neoprene which is right on trend.  I paired it with shorts, but it also looks good with a pair of skinny jeans.  The great thing about this top is it’s a thick ish material so it’ll for sure cross over into your fall wardrobe!  Kk have a great day!  Bye!

Melissa

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It’s Been a Year!

Today is mine and Daniel’s one year anniversary!  I really can not believe it’s been a year.  It kind of makes me sick how fast time flies!  Being married to Daniel is so much fun and I love every second of it, but don’t think the first year wasn’t a little difficult for us.  I lived by myself in our house for a year and a half.  I was super independent and was stuck in my ways.  I liked things in a certain spot and liked to do things a certain way.  Well, obviously when Daniel moved in, things weren’t getting done like I liked them and I would find things out-of-place.  I am a little OCD and it would drive me nuts.  I finally had to realize that my way isn’t the “right” way and had to let stupid little things go.  Those little things aren’t worth an argument.  Anyway… Since we have been married 12 months I thought I would share 12 things I love about being married
1.  There is always someone to support you no matter what it is.  I feel like Daniel is my #1 fan.  He is always encouraging me to do things and to be my very best.  When I was toying with the idea of starting my blog he never once said I don’t think you should do it.  He was super positive and supported me 100%.  When I get discouraged about something he is always there to lift me up and point me in the right direction.
2.  There was a time when we were dating that I was on my “best” behavior.  I know we all do it, but that’s the time when you don’t let your craziness come out, hide your emotions, act super confident and don’t eat very much.  Now since we are married I can be as emotional as I want and Daniel is there to lend a shoulder to cry on.  I don’t just have to eat salads when we go out to eat and he won’t judge me if I have to unbutton my pants after dinner because I ate too much.  I can say and do whatever I want and I know I’m not being judged.  I can even sing (more like yell) in the car or shower as loud as I want and he will join or laugh and tell me how cute I am.  I am 100% comfortable being my self around him and I love it!
3.  So we all get sick or for us women have a time of the month which isn’t the best time for us.  Daniel is the best and doesn’t let that stuff gross him out.  He has for sure had to deal with some tough times especially after I got my IUD in.  He was so cute and took such good care of me.  If I needed a bath he would draw one for me and add lavender oil in it.  He would even come in and wash my hair for me because I was too weak to do it for myself.  Once you’re married all the “gross” things aren’t so gross anymore.  You love your spouse just as much or even more after having to take care of them.  They are 100% vulnerable and at their worst, but knowing that someone is putting all of that aside is very comforting.
4.  I am a huge cuddlier.  Every night when we fall asleep I am over on Daniel’s side with my legs on top of him.  He always says we only use half of the bed, but that is his fault for not coming to me.  Sleeping next to someone is so much better than sleeping alone.  If I’m ever cold I know I can snuggle up next to Daniel and he will keep me warm.  Having a forever cuddle buddy is the best!
5.  We try to eat healthy, but sometimes getting pizza, popcorn, McDonald’s, Cafe Rio, ice cream, chips, etc are so much better.  And when you have that comfort food watching Netflix is a must.  We just got done with 11 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.  We didn’t watch them every night, but close to it.  Daniel mostly slept because we would watch them at night and he’s not so much of a night owl.  I always had to catch him up on what was going on.  I love love love picking a series we both love and watching it together.  It’s a good activity to do together.  It makes you spend time together when your lives are super hectic and crazy even if it is only for an hour.  I can’t wait to pick our next series.  I’m pretty sure I need to let Daniel pick this one or our Netfilx dates will be over!  HA
6.  I think I’m pretty funny, but Daniel reassures me all the time that I am.  I love laughing with him!  We tell each other jokes, random stories, talk in weird voices and go on random rants about one item or subject all the time.  I love it so much.  We are always laughing together!  It’s seriously the best to have someone get your corks and not make fun of your for them, but love them.
7.  Daniel is the most thoughtful person ever.  I travel a lot for work and I find random notes in my suitcase.  It’s so cute and I cry every time I read them.  He is Brazilian so he is a sweet talker!  He also gets me flowers randomly just for the heck of it.  He just isn’t getting them for me for holidays, anniversaries or to say sorry.  I love coming home to find flowers on the table.  One time I got home from a work trip and he had flowers and candy laid out on the table when I got home.  It was so cute because he didn’t throw it on the table, he arranged everything where he wanted it to be and it was so cute and neat.  I love the little random things he does for me!
8.  Daniel has become the best listener.  There are times when I just want to vent and not have someone tell me not to do it.  It took him a few times to not give advice, but now he let’s me go on a rant about whatever I want.  I also love coming home to him and telling him about my day at work or stories I heard or read.  We usually talk on the phone everyday when he is driving home from work.  There’s been a few times he hasn’t called and I was super sad.  I love those calls where we can catch up on our days and just talk about whatever.  Most of the time the stories I tell him are super useless, but I know that he will engage with me and act super excited if I’m super excited.
9.  So we have been married a year and I said I wouldn’t be that person who gets super fat after the first year.  Guys it’s hard.  We are so busy all the time and eating out is just so much easier and more convenient.  I haven’t gone up a pant size yet, but I know if I do Daniel will still tell me I’m super skinny and love my body no matter what.  I have fat days often and break down and cry or get mad because I don’t have anything to wear.  Daniel is always right there to lift me up and tell me exactly what I want and need to hear.  In his eyes I am always beautiful and I love that about him!
10.  I love having a 24/7 buddy.  There is always someone to go get food with you late at night.  Or go on a random over nighter.  Or go on some adventure with you.  It’s even nice to have someone keep you company when you go grocery shopping.  Now that Daniel has his green card we are going to go on out of country adventures and I love that I get to share all of these memories with him!
11.  Before I started the blog I was huge on taking pictures.  Daniel has gone through the pain of taking engagements (which lasted almost three hours), bridals, fall photos and Christmas card photos.  I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but no matter where we go we are taking a picture or 50 haha  I told him that we need to document or memories.  We bought a professional camera, a tri pod, a Polaroid, a selfie stick and a go pro plus we have our phones.  We for sure have everything we need to get the perfect picture.  Now since he knows he can’t get out of it he just smiles and does it.  He used to complain, but he still had to do it.  He always jokes that I’m going to be the crazy camera mom who chases her kids everywhere.  I already know I will, but he and our kids will thank me one day!
12.  I could do more than 12 reasons why I love being married and why I love Daniel, but lastly for now I love that he chose me to spend the rest of his life with.  From the first time we hung out we had a connection.  Everything was super easy when we were dating and we always wanted to be together.  We would make an effort to see each other all the time even if it was for only an hour.  I told some friends after a few dates that I was going to marry him and I did!  I love that he makes me feel special every single day.  Like I said earlier we have our arguments and disagreements, but in the end everything is resolved and we love each other more.  Daniel, I love you so much and I can’t wait for many more anniversaries we get to spend together!
I’ve only shared a few engagments, bridals and wedding day photos with people, but here are some of my favorites.  It’s only about 1/32 of them haha we took a lot of pictures!
Engagements
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Wedding Day
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Shorts Are My Thing

Hi Monday! This past weekend Daniel and I went to Park City with some friends and stayed over night. We went to Main Street, ate some dinner and played games all night. Then on Saturday the boys went mountain biking and the girls went to the pool. It was so relaxing and a nice weekend get away. I forget that Park City is so close to us and don’t take advantage of going up there often. Right now we don’t have kids and got to talking with one of the girls about how much freedom we have right now. We can’t take for granted this time we have to spends with our friends and do whatever we want. Don’t get me wrong I am excited to have kids with Daniel one day, but it can definitely wait a few more years. I love that we can stay up as late as we want or go on random overnight trips. If you don’t have kids don’t just sit around and wait for the time to pass. Life is too short to not live you’re life! I know once we have kids we will take them to travel and do things with us, but for right now I love the freedom and flexibility we have! Anyway… About this outfit. I seriously can’t get enough of these shorts! They have saved my life this summer. They are super light weight and go with any kind of too you want to wear. I know summer is half way over, but get some of these now! I know you won’t regret it and you won’t be throwing them away next year. They are a timeless piece to have in your closet!

Xxo

Melissa

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