Friday’s Favorites

It’s FriYAY!  I just want to say thank you to everyone who entered my Uptown Giveway.  It was a huge success!  As you know it’s Friday so I am going to share a few items that I love so much.  First is this cute notebook.  I love any type of notebook.  I buy them and never write in them because I don’t want them to look used.  I know I have a little OCD when it comes to them.  I have stacks and stacks of unused notebooks, but it’s such an addiction and I can’t stop buying them!  Please tell me some of you are like that too!

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Second item I love is Lush Bath Bombs.  They are seriously amazing!  The one in this photo is called Sex Bomb and it smells so good.  If you haven’t tried them go to Lush right now and get one  They are totally worth it!

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Lastly, is this Ameo essential oil called Tea Tree.  I put it on my face, chest and dry spots every night before I go to bed.  It seriously gets rid of my blemishes and all of my zits and pimples.  I highly recommend this product if you need something to help acne, dry spots or little blemishes.  Email themelissaedition@gmail.com if you would like more information about this oil.

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Okay, now for what you have been waiting for.  The winner of my Uptown giveaway is…  @sadiebsloan!  Congrats girl!  Email me at themelissaedition@gmail.com to redeem your gift card!  And again, thank you to everyone who entered!  Enjoy your weekend!

Notebook Brand Roobee.  Similar ones {Here}

Lush Bath Bomb {Here}

Ameo Tea Tree Essential Oil {Here}

Xxo-

Melissa

Friday’s Favorites

OMG!  It’s finally Friday!  So it’s time to post some of my favorite things!  Today I am talking about shoes!  Lately I have been buying a lot of shoes, but the best part is they are all under $35.  When the seasons start to change I go crazy and want every sandal I see!  Here are some of my favorites I’ve gotten in the past few months and they are all from Forever 21!  They have really upped their shoe game.  I am very impressed!  They are all on trend and don’t break the bank.  I feel like I can justify buying so many pairs because they are so affordable!  I bet my husband doesn’t see it that way, but hey he knew what he was getting into before we got married! 😉

Enjoy your weekend!

Xxo-

Melissa

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Friday’s Favorites

It’s FriYAY and a long weekend!  Yahoo!  As you know I am doing a post every Friday with a few of my favorite things.  They won’t always be fashion related, just things that I love and can’t live without.  My first Friday’s Favorite is this Pampered Chef I Slice.  Guys, this little gadget is amazing.  I use it to cut open my mail (boxes and envelopes) and I don’t get paper cuts.  Those are seriously the worst!  You can also use it to open DVD’s or CD’s or anything that is hard to get into.  I know I hate using my nails or teeth on dumb little packages I can’t open.  The I Slice will change your life.  It has a little blade on the end and it only cuts through the first layer of paper, plastic, etc.  Now put down your scissors, knives and razor blades and go get this little guy now.  It is also magnetic so you can put it on your refrigerator.  I lose so many little gadgets and I’m so happy that this has a magnet on it.  I’ve only had to buy it once thank goodness!  My second favorite item is this pair of sunglasses!  I am a sunglass addict!  I just bought 10 pair this week.  That’s no joke, you can as Daniel.  I love any round or aviator shaped sunglass.  I choose those two styles the most because I think they are the most flattering on my face.  I’ve found a few affordable websites that only have sunglasses.  I know I misplace mine or sit on them or shove them in my purse without a case and they break.  I hate that, but since I am trying to buy more affordable sunglasses it’s not so painful when they break!  Lastly, is this Mac lip stick.  I love majority of Mac’s colors, but this one is called Lady Danger and I seriously can’t get enough of it.  It has a little bit of an orange tint to it, but ladies it looks so good on.  If you’re having a bad day put on a bold lip color and it will make you feel so much better.  I know some of you are saying I can’t pull off bright lip stick, but you can.  Just be daring and try a red or pink.  Those are always safe and fun, but I do encourage you to try this color!  I’ve bought it three times already!  Anyway… I hope you are going to enjoy your three-day weekend.  I know I am!  I am actually in Lake Mead right now!  Pics from my trip will be up sometime next week.

Xxo-

Melissa

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I Slice {Here}

Sunglasses {Here}

Lip Stick {Here}

Friday’s Favorites

I’m so excited that this is my first craft on my blog.  I am seriously obsessed with dishes.  Anytime I am in Target, Anthropologie, Ikea or Crate and Barrel I have to “look” at the dishes, which most of the time “look” means buy.  I really don’t have any more room left in my cupboards, but I will make room.  I was joking with my mom saying I might have to start storing dishes under our couch in the living room!  This craft is super inexpensive.  I got the plates from Tai Pan and the Dollar Tree.  Obviously, the plates at the Dollar Tree were $1, but they were also $1 and Tai Pan.  Really, that’s the only expense you have unless you don’t have Sharpies at your house, but if you don’t they are only a few dollars at the store.  First I decided what pattern I wanted to do.  I wanted two of my plates to say “Eat” on them so I used my Cricut machine and cut “Eat” onto vinyl and made it 4” tall.  I also choose the skinny text mode so all my text would fit on the plate.  Oh and I wanted square dishes because all my other ones are round.  I am a perfectionist so it took me a while to do all of these plates.  By looking at my plates you probably are thinking it wouldn’t take long, but I couldn’t decide what to put on the plates that didn’t say eat.  I tried arrows, triangles, hexagons and finally decided on the simple dot border.  I redid the dot pattern about 5 times on each plate.  Windex or rubbing alcohol will be your bff If you are like me and need to try a million different things before deciding on something.  Just put it on a paper towel or directly on the plate and wipe it off.  Once I was done with my design I let them sit overnight.  The next day I set my oven at 425 degrees and placed them in there for thirty minutes.  Don’t take them out until they are 100% cooled.  Also, note that the dishes you buy may say dishwasher safe, but if you put them in the dishwasher your design could wash off.  Hand wash them if you want them to last!  I hope you all try this fun craft!  If you do #themelissaedition on Instagram or DM me @themelissaedition.

Xxo

Melissa

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Friday’s Favorites My Boyfriend

Happy Friday!  I am starting a new thing on Friday’s.  I am going to list a few of my favorite things!  Obviously my first post is going to be about my husband.  He’s my favorite thing in the whole world and I am obsessed with him!  Anyway…  My husband is the best man on the planet!  If you read my This Is Me post I said a little about him, but I think it’s time to introduce him properly.  Daniel Filippi is my husband.  We met at the end of 2012 and the past three and a half years have been the best of my life!  I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I am two years older than Daniel.  When I first met him, I figured he was maybe a year younger than me.  I ALWAYS said and never did date someone younger than me.  That was always a no no in my book.  Well, I guess I jinxed myself because we are married now!  JK I wouldn’t have chosen anyone else!  Anyway, after a few dates I told my friends that I was going to marry him.  He was and is so sweet to me!  I couldn’t resist his charm and sweet talk.  If you don’t know Daniel, he is Brazilian.  A friend of mine told me when we first started to date that majority of Brazilian men are sweet talkers.  Boy, isn’t that the truth!  But since I am a hopeless romantic I love it!  Daniel is the best provider for our little family of two.  He is such a hard worker and never gives up.  He is always pushing me to be a better person.  He is so funny!  There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not laughing with him.  He is definitely going to be the best dad.  Anytime we are around my nieces and nephews they flock to him.  Even kids we don’t know love him.  They are always smiling, laughing and playing with him.  I am so excited to see him as a dad, but I can for sure wait a bit to start our family.  Lastly, (but really I could go on forever about him) Daniel is so smoking hot.  If you ever have the chance to stare into his eyes do it!  His eyes are so cool.  The outsides of them are green then they go brown around the pupil.  His style is always on point too and I rarely have to help him get dressed.  I love our life so much and can’t wait to see what the future holds.  Daniel, I love you more than the most!

Xxo

Melissa

These Pictures are from our bridal session with Shaylee Burr Photograhy

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