My Perfectly Imperfect Home

Hi, I’m Melissa — a homeowner, wife and dog mom of two. I’m an event planner, fashion lover and have an itch for everything home décor and DIY. I’m no expert, just love to do it! As a young and growing family in our very first home, naturally, ...
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Monogrammed Photo Collage

Spring is here! Which means flowers, warmer weather, colorful clothes and one other big thing: wedding season. Last year, I attended at least five weddings. This year, I’ll probably attend more. Which is great, except for the gifts! I never know what ...
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When Doves Cry

Dearly beloved, whether you partied like it was 1999 or got lost in a little red corvette, chances are there was something you loved about the amazing man named Prince. Generally, I’m not moved to tears by the loss of an icon. Lord knows there have ...
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Good News for May 2016

Big Bang-quet Challenge Awards $75,515 for Local CharitiesTwenty-one local charities were awarded a total of $75,515 from the University Club of MSU’s 2016 Big Bang-quet Challenge, co-sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union and the Capital Region ...
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I GOT A FEVER

April gives me the chills. The weather in Michigan is just cold enough to keep me from putting the patio furniture out, but warm enough to entice me to plant flowers. I blame it on the fever. And the birds busily singing and preparing for something I ...
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Sara’s Secrets to Success

With a lighthearted disposition and a killer sense of humor, Sara Frank-Hepfer turns the typical stereotype of a financial consultant on its head. Frank-Hepfer, CFP® and AAMS, is the Vice President at Financial Technology where she works to help her clients identify where they are now financially, where they want to be and how to get there. ...
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Rustic Industrial Shelf

After being with my husband for seven years, I’ve FINALLY found a common ground for both of our décor tastes. I love glam/chic meets a rustic/industrial design, and well, he’s a guy, so there isn’t much of a thought process when it comes to design. ...
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