Author Archives: MelissaFree

May Day Baskets – Quarantine Edition

May Day Baskets – Quarantine Edition

  Remember being young and dropping off little baskets (I remember them being cups filled with snacks), ringing the doorbell, and running away as fast as you could – or the joy that came when you went to answer your front door and found a surprise waiting? (A May Day basket is always preferable to…Read more »

Grow Your Groceries

Grow Your Groceries

Making your fresh produce last as long as it can is a challenge – especially now when we’re all trying to stay in.     With Spring weather finally sticking around, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share ways you can regrow some store-bought produce, right at home!     Here are…Read more »

Getting High on Dirt

Getting High on Dirt

  That caught your attention, yes? This world is a little extra crazy as of late – we all know that and are living it. With social distancing, income insecurities, families being together a lot more, and wading through the usual woes, it’s completely understandable to feel grief, depression, listlessness, and all sorts of feelings…Read more »

Bless the Internet

Bless the Internet

  Not always something I’ve said, but with the need to stay isolated, it’s a magical space to interact and explore.     I’ve compiled a list of activities you can enjoy – from learning to support groups – there’s a lot to keep you busy!     Go visit some museums! https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/13-museums-you-can-visit-online-during-your-quarant    …Read more »

My Kind of Spring Cleaning

My Kind of Spring Cleaning

I think it’s the teasing warmer weather and sunshine we’ve been bestowed lately that has gotten me in the mood to start Spring Cleaning. Oh man, I can’t wait to be able to open up the windows, fart around outside, and put away the ice scraper for the year. This blog was originally going to…Read more »

Please Read This

Please Read This

  Hey! Thanks for humoring me with reading this. I understand your day, your life, is filled with so many, many things that call for your attention and presence. My hope is for you to recognize this as well and remember to take some time for yourself. I’m about to ask you for a few…Read more »

Down with the Sickness

Down with the Sickness

  Ooo-ah-ah-ah-ah. (I hope you read that properly)   You guys, this season’s flu has been intense. It just hit my house and I am in full disinfecting mode. If you’d care to see just how crazy and widespread the flu is, click this link to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) website and watch…Read more »

What’s Open on Christmas

What’s Open on Christmas

  Everyone loves to wax poetic about all the joy and fun the holidays bring – but, maybe for you, the joy and fun actually come when you’re finally done with the family.     No judgement, friends. I’m here to help.     I’ve compiled a list of some chain restaurants and stores that…Read more »

Make Some Christmas Magic Happen

Make Some Christmas Magic Happen

  … for others, silly! How about this opportunity to truly bring some joy into someone’s day and be a real-life Santa (not that he isn’t real, of course).     Our very own United State Postal Service has started up USPS Operation Santa!     “Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters sent to…Read more »