Life is like a glow stick…sometimes you have to break before you can shine.
HELLO! I’m Melissa but I also go by Lizzy.
I am an avid DIY’er. Power tools are my weakness. Love to use my nail gun and drills. My house was built-in 1953. Since purchasing the house in 2009 I have gutted and re-built the bathroom, re-finished the upstairs hard woods twice, painted everything (BOO) and replaced all the light fixtures, outlets and switches on my own. Basically I remodeled the entire 1st floor…by myself. Unfortunately I had to rebuild the kitchen twice due to a flood in 2014. Not cool man!
Crafting, wrapping gifts, traveling and throw parties are all a release for me.
I am blessed to have met and married an amazing man. We have been together for 24 years, married for 18 of those years. He is not only my best friend and biggest supporter but also one of the sweetest and loving people you will ever meet. He has a genuine magnetic personality. What can I say, I love the guy. (He’s also the best dumb dancer this side of the Mississippi!)
In hopes that you get to know me better here’s a list of 15 real truths about me:
1 I love food. I live to eat, not eat to live.
2 Crafting, DIY, gifting, throwing parties, going to church and traveling are my outlets.
3 Always looking to go on adventures like: driving fast cars, surfing, traveling where I don’t speak the language, trying new cuisine’s from around the world and flossing my teeth 5 times a day. Tee hee hee.
4 I’m an aunt to 8 amazing nieces and nephews. I have over 50 non-related nieces and nephews as well. How blessed am I!
5 Baking is the worst and I suck at it.
6 Pepsi over Coke, always.
7 I am a VERY patient person. I believe that growing up around immigrants has played a huge roll in that.
8 I’m a huge Seattle Seahawks fan. NO I AM NOT A BAND WAGON FAN! I live in Portland, NW teams all day baby!
9 I am an eternal optimist. To the point that I drive my husband crazy. Half glass full or empty it just depends on whats in the cup!
10 I have been a Pediatric Dental Assistant for the past 17 years. I love working with kid’s. They are so amazing!
11 I love my family and friends with every ounce of my heart. I would do anything for them and they in turn for me.
12 I have three sister of which I am #2. Melanie, then me (Melissa), Maureen and lastly Michelle.Yup, you read that right, all M’s. Thanks mom and dad!??!
13 I laugh at everything even when I shouldn’t. This is not an exaggeration. It’s one of the things that my husband finds both endearing and annoying all at the same time. I’m a mix between Kitty from “That 70’s show” and Phil from “Modern Family” and I love it!
14 I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! I start to think about it in August and start listening to Christmas music in October. Yes.. I’m a cotton headed ninny muggins.
15 I have been blessed to have traveled the world, spending almost 5 years collectively of my life in Germany and Europe. Since marring my husband I have had the opportunity to see Cambodia and meet his family. As a young person I traveled around the United States and Canada with my youth group. I would give anything to have traveling as part of my job!
Please join me on this journey together. I can’t guarantee much, but I may teach you something about DIY, travel and gifting among my many other passions. I just want to brighten up my little wedge of the web and spread my silly sense of humor and positive energy to you.