Hello & welcome!  My name is Melissa and I’m thrilled you stopped by!

During the winter of 2010, I published my first blog post.   I would have never in my wildest dreams thought of myself as a writer back then and I still have a hard time with that term today.  However, what I do think is that I’m a storyteller.   Stories intrigue me and draw me in, and I’m bound to ask a multitude of questions.  This little blog is where I like to get real and share about the messes and joys of my life.   I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t have it all together and I completely screw up sometimes, but I’m so thankful that I’m loved, blessed and a child of God. 

About Me…

I’m married to my best friend and a momma to 2 cutie pies!  My days are full with homeschooling my children, not losing my mind, creating yummy food, and opening my house to friends and family.  

I’m a lefty and out-of-the-box thinker.

I’m a people gatherer and hospitality is my jam!

I see my life through the lens of a camera…some of it’s pretty, some of it is not so pretty.

I joke around that my love language is taking trips, which techniquely isn’t a legit love language, but quality time is.  There’s nothing better than locking my family in the car and hitting the road.  Adventure runs deep in my blood and I’ll take it over a gift any day!

Which leads me to my hoarding tendencies of maps and globes.  My family just shakes their heads when I come home from the flea market with another globe. 

In some ways, I'm a modern-day hippie.  I'm crazy about gardening, beekeeping, cooking, canning and living a simple but intentional life.  

My sister calls me shortie, because I'm 5 foot nothin'.  My nickname as a kid was Missy but I prefer Melissa and my name means honeybee.  

I’m a summer girl who grew up on the West coast. I desperately miss the mild temps during the winter when I’m freezing in the Rocky Mountain state that I currently live in. 

Thanks for stopping by Little Miss Honeybee!