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Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick is a MSU graduate, M3 Group event planner and a dog mom of two. She loves fashion and fall is her favorite season. She embraces all the good things because life is too short to be unhappy!

Grilling Up New Ideas

The grill is not just for hot dogs and hamburgers. Move aside classic dishes and try something new! There are so many things you can put on the grill to bring the natural and delicious flavors out. Often we forget how many foods we can put right on …

Signs You’re in the Third Trimester

Third trimester is in full swing and I’m starting to notice some drastic changes happening to my body. Thankfully, at 36 weeks pregnant I’m feeling alright. But, if I have a very active day (which would consist of a grocery shopping trip or running …

From dark & dreary to light & cheery

Hubs and I have been itching to remodel the kitchen from the floor up. With our first baby on the way, there was no better time to get it done before his arrival! Now that we only have a little over a month to go, I feel like I can finish nesting with …

Things They Didn’t Tell You About Pregnancy

A personal experience Growing a human is really hard work and if you’re anything like me, you didn’t know what to expect during pregnancy. Sure, you’ve heard stories and understand the process, but you can’t fully comprehend it until you experience …

Cocktail of the Month: Kir Royale

This weekend our editor, Megan Martin, will be getting married! Megan and her fiancé have picked a lovely and festive cocktail to serve their guests for the evening. A celebration calls for some champagne, and this creation is absolutely nothing short …

Cozy Ideas for winter Decorating

Looking for ideas on how to decorate after the month of December? Keep your home extra cozy during the cooler months and bring that warmth to your space. I like to use neutral and natural elements such as birch logs, pinecones, candles, evergreen clippings …

Something old to something new

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. With the holiday season starting off as a race we are constantly on the go. In between the gift giving, give yourself a little treat.Have you inherited a piece of jewelry that you …

Cocktail of the Month: Spiked Apple Pie Milkshake

During this time of year, our home is almost never without a pie. Because really, who ever only buys just one pie for a party? So what do you do with the leftovers you can’t seem to finish? Try a new spin on a holiday cocktail this year with a spiked …

Fall Table-scape

How to decorate your table for fall gatheringsIt’s that time of year, pull out the stretchy pants in preparation of the bottomless parties and meals! Fall is the kickoff of holidays, football and lots and lots of food. This year you’re bound to be …

Black Widow Cocktail

Make your guests howl with a new cocktail this Halloween. It’s refreshing combination will be enjoyed by all this spooky season. Grab a glass or make a pitcher, keep it a simple cocktail like this so you have more time to mingle with all the guys and …

Craft Your Costume

Some like to buy their costumes and others love to create! For those who like to craft their way to Halloween, Pinterest is one of the best outlets for costume-making inspiration. Whether you’re staying indoors or going to a party, Halloween is always …

How to incorporate the seasons in your mantle

Mantels are a blank canvas full of potential and endless possibilities. They are often the main focus of the room that holds your décor items and family photos. The great thing about mantles is that they are easily interchangeable for the time of year …