Author: She is... Melissa

Our story of loss and hope – Remembering Eliyah Taylor Steindl

There are two drops of blood that are forever stained in my mind. Two drops on a tile floor in the emergency room that signaled an end to a precious beginning. They can never be wiped clean, they stay with me, but they do not leave me in despair. It all began in October of 2014. One Sunday morning I woke up and took a pregnancy test. It was positive and we were pregnant! My husband and I had tried to have a child for over a year, and this was the most precious news to begin my morning....

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How I Got Rid of Itchy Belly Rash PUPPs Naturally During Pregnancy

This post contains affiliate links. Not every part of pregnancy is glamorous, especially for the women suffering from PUPPs during pregnancy. What is PUPPS? Pupps, PUPPP (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) also known as PEP (polymorphic eruption of pregnancy) is an itchy rash that develops on your belly, normally during the third trimester. It generally starts inside of stretch marks and spreads from there. For the most part, it feels a little like poison ivy on your pregnant belly. PUPPS affect around 1 out of every 150 women according to What to Expect. It sucks. How did...

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Releasing Your Feline Femininity

There is no doubt that cats are in right now. From cat videos, cat posters, and even cat fashions, these felines are everywhere! Throughout history, felines have been associated with femininity. Not only are cats strong, independent and crafty, but they are also mysterious and elegant. Now, we are able to embrace these beautiful creatures with our personal style. From head to toe, we’ve got you covered on the hottest trends in cat fashion. Release your inner feline femininity! Headbands, Hats & Scarves Walking through the mall, I couldn’t help but notice how many women were adorning their heads with...

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The Final Countdown – Waiting for Baby #2

We are in the final week(s) waiting for our second son to be born. I feel so ready, yet so unprepared this time around. With my first baby… With my firstborn, the entire pregnancy was full of preparation, contemplation, and time. I did extensive research for all we would need for our little one. The registry was added to, edited, and executed meticulously. My days were full of educating myself on every aspect of my son’s development and future needs. I watched birthing videos, went to birthing classes and made birthing plans. Every moment of my day seemed to...

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4 Classic Necklace Trends to Bring a Touch of Nature to Your Wardrobe

We all love the beauty of nature. From the birds of the sky to the pearls of the sea, our earth is full of beautiful wonders. Here are some classic necklaces to incorporate Mother Nature’s delicate beauties into your wardrobe. Whether you need to dress up or dress down an outfit, these necklaces will compliment any style. 1. Birds & Feathers These simple necklaces add the perfect touch of our feathery friends without taking over your look. The delicate charms speak femininity and beauty. If you are looking to make more of a statement with your necklace, try a bold feather...

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