Wednesday, February 15, 2012


     As a child and teenager, I always kept some sort of journal or diary. I miss that. I decided today that I must start to keep a journal again as I find it helps keep memories fresh and gives some perspective whether its initially or when reading it years later.
I bought an inexpensive journal the other day, which I hope to decorate tomorrow to write in each day or as often as I can. I am thinking writing while I have a bubble bath sounds appealing, only I wish the book was water proof.
Blogging is a type of journaling and perhaps once I start journaling again it will give me ideas on what to blog about. I am on a mission to find my camera charger tomorrow so I hope to post a picture of my finished journal as well as a couple other projects I am working on.
I leave you with this quote I found that has inspired me to keep on journaling.

" How truly does this journal contain
my real and undisguised thoughts--
I always write it according to the humour
I am in, and if a stranger was to think it 
worth reading, how capricious--insolent
and whimsical I must appear!--one moment 
flighty and half mad,--the
next sad and melancholy. No matter!
Its truth and simplicity are its sole
     -Frances Burney(1752-1840) 

                     British Author

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feeling Crafty.

Hello friends!
Today is so gorgeous. I have the windows open to air out the apartment and enjoying my tea as I write this post. I just wanted to ask you my followers to please be patient with me over the next couple weeks as it is going to take a few weeks for my new blog and Etsy store to take off (hopefully). 
I have been working on some projects today and would have them finished if I didn't have to go to work.
I will let you in on the projects I have been working on today. 
I have always enjoyed painting and therefore decided I needed to be creative in that area. I am painting two 10x10 nursery or toddler acrylic paintings on canvas. One is of a mermaid and the other an owl. I hopefully will finish the mermaid one tonight and will post it as soon as I can. 
On a side note, I think I may have lost our camera charger :(. That being said, I may not be able to post pictures right away but I will look for it tonight. 
Well, it's time for me to get ready for work. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Melissa Made : My Etsy Shop!

Hey all!
Please check out my new Etsy shop. I was just so excited to open it, even though I only have one item listed right now, I had to open it! I made the banner myself for now, but I am going to get hubby to make me a nice one.
Please stop by and heart my shop! More things are to come within the next couple weeks so please check back!
check it out at Melissa Made.
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