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So far Melissa has created 197 blog entries.

Father’s Day for the Cool Guys

By | 2017-06-17T02:51:09+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Shopping|

As fate would have it, I found myself in Tampa last week to visit my fathead (yes, I call my dad fathead. No you cannot use the name). In case you've been living in a cave, let me fill you in. My stepdad, Steve, has been battling Cystic Fibrosis since 1999 and let me tell [...]

Weekend Trips: Viansa Sonoma Winery

By | 2017-06-06T09:29:05+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Events, Weekend Trips|

I had a chance to visit Viansa Sonoma last month and had a blast hanging with the girls, drinking and taking photos. The property sits right up against Sonoma creek and the views are incredible. It was so sweet for Viansa Sonoma to invite us and cater to us for the day. We had a [...]

Style 78: Shade + Light

By | 2017-04-27T00:55:07+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Style, Style Finds|

I'm trying something a little different with my blog posts lately. I've been testing my design and editing skills. Getting weird. Editing and cropping differently. To be honest, I am so over the stand there and pose methods of old-school blogging that I've been doing for years. I'd pick a cute outfit, find a nice [...]

Maybelline ColorSensational Shaping Lip Liner Swatches + Review

By | 2017-04-24T01:16:46+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Beauty, MELSANV TV, Review|

Annnnnnnnd we're back with another makeup product swatch and review! I always love trying out Maybelline products because I feel like having knowledge about high and low priced makeup products makes for a very knowledgable makeup expert (winks). I raved about the 24k nudes eye shadow palette because it really was the first eye shadow [...]

Femme Fair: What a Little #GRLPWR Can Do

By | 2017-04-10T00:52:28+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Events, Fashion|

Getting to finally blog about this event that I've been keeping relatively secret is beyond exciting! Femme Fair is an event thrown by SF Bay Area bloggers and local artisans to come together and celebrate Women's history month, while also sharing to a great cause! It started as this idea that Stacey had about having [...]

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Wedding Costs

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:14+00:00 April 4th, 2017|MELSANV TV, Style, Wedding|

So the big day is approaching and you're getting ready to reduce your wedding costs? Well, I'm here to hold your hand and coach you through all of the mistakes and financial epiphanies I had while planning our wedding. So, before we start hacking away at all of your new-found savings, I'm going to fill [...]

MELSANV MADE: The Julie and Alma Handbag

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:14+00:00 March 17th, 2017|MELSANV MADE|

This post today hits so close to home because without these women I would quite literally not be here today. With all of the insane love and support this week, I wanted to end the week with an introduction to two women that I hold so close to my heart. Meet the Alma handbag! Alma [...]

MELSANV MADE: The Chloe and Nikol Handbag

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|DIY, Fashion, MELSANV MADE|

So far, you've had the chance to meet Ileana, Amy and Jazmin, and now Chloe and Nikol! Two amazing and head-strong women I feel like I've know my entire life. Let's jump into their stories! Meet The Chloe handbag. She's the loudest in the bunch. You can see her from a mile away and something [...]

MELSANV MADE: The Amy and Jazmin Handbag

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:15+00:00 March 15th, 2017|MELSANV MADE|

I'm so excited to share 2 more handbags with you today! Each bag has her own story and I've been worked up all week hoping that I do my girls justice. They're both so special to me and I hope you love them! Leave me a comment and let me know which handbag fits your [...]