Author Archives: MelissaFree

Be That Pumpkin-Eater

Be That Pumpkin-Eater

I didn’t mean that as forcefully as it reads, promise. Pumpkins! Use them as decorations, carve them, smash them, and even eat them! “Sure, I buy a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving every year, of course I eat pumpkin!” Okay, okay, I hear you – but how about trying some other ways to devour those gourds?…Read more »

Read the Most Popular Book From the Year You Were Born

Read the Most Popular Book From the Year You Were Born

I mean, that’s a pretty self-explanatory title. Yeah! I’ve been running out of enticing book ideas and came across this website with a list of the most popular book from each year, starting at 1930 going to 2016. https://twentytwowords.com/have-you-read-the-most-popular-book-from-the-year-you-were-born/ So, check it out, stay in, and delve into some new worlds! Take care of each…Read more »

Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020

Do we celebrate? Do we not? Truly, it’s up to you. If you do choose to celebrate, I hope you do so thoughtfully, responsibly, and with a whole lot of fun! At my house, we’ve decided to tape candy onto bamboo skewers and stick them in the yard for kiddos to grab as they walk…Read more »

Make Magic Happen at Home

Make Magic Happen at Home

That may be slightly misleading… I’m talking about those super handy ‘magic erasers’. With the upcoming weather swings from nearly 100 to upper 40’s – I’m planning on being inside more often than not. Why not spiffy up the house a bit AND be crafty while doing so?! Check it, kidlets, I found a DIY…Read more »

Water Balloons

Water Balloons

I don’t know… I’m really struggling to come up with a blog idea for this week. So, how about I keep it simple by sharing some videos I’ve enjoyed about water balloons! Usually, I don’t enjoy balloons as I find them to be wasteful and single-use fun. So, you won’t see me making any videos,…Read more »

Keepin’ It Chill

Keepin’ It Chill

Earlier this week I noticed a coworker put their Rice Krispies bar into the refrigerator… instantly, my brain said “Ooooo, guurrrrrllll! I bet that’s SO good.” Imagine it – the cool, chewy texture. Slightly more solid, yet satisfyingly smooth to bite through. The sweetness that carries through your mouth as the treat warms up. BRB.…Read more »

My Birthday Wish(es)

My Birthday Wish(es)

Man. I love birthdays. It’s a celebration of your time, of your existence, and of your experience. For me, it’s a day where I feel special. For all the days we’re our harshest critic, get lost in the swirling, chaotic day-to-day living, and find things mundane and ordinary… a birthday brings things back to extraordinary.…Read more »

Egg-cellent Knowledge to Share

Egg-cellent Knowledge to Share

Delicious. Cool. Pretty. Debatably nutritious. No, I’m not talking about the green M&M, ya weirdo. Deviled eggs, son! They’re intrinsically Spring/Summer food – family reunions, potlucks, outdoor cook-outs… in my mind all I see is a red and white gingham cloth covered with beautiful platters of deviled eggs! They sure can be a demon to…Read more »

Things We Have a Lot of – Time and Creativity

Things We Have a Lot of – Time and Creativity

A normal blog might say “especially if you have kids” but by now you know well enough this is not that kind of blog, sweet pea. I totally plan on doing this myself, maybe I’ll let my husband join in… we’ll see. Constructing a sturdy, enjoyable, and awesome pillow fort can be a challenge. It…Read more »

Your In-House Library

Your In-House Library

  There’s always magic to be found while strolling through rows and rows of books. It’s quiet and calm. You can almost smell the adventures waiting to be found with a flip of a cover.     When you’re able to, go and visit your public library. I know I will be!     Until…Read more »