Life lately…

by Melissa on May 29, 2014

Well hello there!

I’ve been a bad blogger. But I’ve also been a busy blogger.

I’m nearing the end of my third term of grad school…

I’ve successfully photographed my first wedding…

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We bought a boat and have spent weekends just enjoying life together…

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Preparing fun DIY projects to share with you…

Live, Love, & Run DIY Projects

It’s been a busy month, y’all. I was pretty sick and overloaded for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been feeling quite refreshed recently thanks to a weekend on the lake and a break in work load. I have loads of new inspiration, an upcoming wedding that I completely expect to blow me out of the water (you can see their engagement session here and here), a post wedding session that will be the beginning of a very exciting new business plan, and I couldn’t be happier!

On the health front, I have some fun news to share! Finally…finally finally finally…after having been through a few months of issues I’ve needed to work through, stress, and a 6-month weight loss plateau…I’ve lost 15 pounds this past month! Hallelujah!! I’ve been trying very hard to manage my stress, move more, and cut the added sugar. Nothing drastic (aside from the sugar), no extreme diets or workouts…just making small changes to stress management and my sugar intake. It’s done wonders, and I’m feeling so incredibly motivated. (And thank you to all of you who have checked in on me!)

I’m excited to bring you new recipes, projects, and news…and I’m excited to share with you everything that’s bringing a smile to my face and joy to my life.

And guess what?

I’ve got races in my future. <3


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Olive To Run (@Olivetorun) May 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Sounds like you have great reasons for being a little quiet. Congrats on the 15 lbs! :)
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Jolene May 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

Yay to life and being busy but good busy!! you are an amazing photographer friend! I LOVE that you bought a boat, and adore your pictures of the kids. CONGRATS on the weight loss!! XOXO
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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi my friend! I’ve missed you and I’ve been a little absent on the blog/social media/blog reading commenting front. Life has been NUTS lately and I can’t believe that we’re almost in June. That’s just crazy. I love all these photos and the wedding looks beautiful. And the boat! Congrats on the weight loss too! Hopefully we both can keep the stress at bay for a little while :-)
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Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry June 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm

So exciting your first wedding, congrats on that. Your weight loss journey {bravo} and looks like life is just great and happy Melissa:) The blog looks beautiful by the way
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