Melissa Michaels


“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” — C.S. Lewis Do […]


My girls are now young women, but I still love to talk with them about their life goals and offer advice now and then. A mother is always a mom, […]

charming house the inspired room

Proverbs 14:1 says, “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” I love that verse, but it is sure convicting at times! […]

ice cream party

A Big Deal

Jan 27, 2014 by

2014 got off to a less than stellar start for our family. We got the flu. We had big plans for diving in head first to our New Year’s Resolutions […]

simple meaningful traditions for kids

As a mom of three (my youngest is 13), I think it is so important to have special little traditions with your family. But instead of starting a bunch of […]

hot chocolate

I’m not always diligent in keeping up with all the good habits and routines I should practice every day. Sometimes I just have a hard time getting started with a […]

fall coffee table

Fall is my favorite season, so I love finding simple ways to savor it.  Here are five easy ways (and a treat!) to embrace fall. Maybe they will inspire you, […]

fall decorating velvet pumpkins

Five years ago, my husband and I stepped off the Seattle ferry onto a beautiful marina on Puget Sound in Washington and in that moment, our whole life changed. But […]