Flashback Friday: Mask

Something about wearing a mask that makes you look so mysterious, wouldn’t you agree? It must be the eyes – HA!  What do you think?  (This will be a later topic…)

O.K. for now let me get back to the pictures..  😉

Last year..

A friend decided that for her sons first birthday, she would do a SUPERHERO & VILLAIN theme party, how cool right!  The only catch, everyone needed to dress up (my first thought: Oh no, what to wear ;)) and although it was not required everyone did and it was awesome.  Can you imagine, costume party in July? Who cares, right!?  😉

At first, I had no clue what I was going to wear.  I didn’t want to buy a full body costume so I decided too just accessorize.  If you know me, you know that I’m a total girlie girl and a purse or clutch is a must, always.  I searched and found the cutest BAT clutch… My decision was finally made, I was going to be bat girl.  What do you think? The clutch is awesome!

As my search continued for other accessories, I found a kids yellow batman belt that lights up (super cool) – SHHHH…I rigged it too fit my jeans (HA). A girls got to do, what a girls got to do. Last but not least, I found the mask.  I was hooked when I tried it on, it felt like I was looking at myself through different eyes…Amazing! (Something so mysterious..)

It’s a bird, It’s a plane, No, it’s Super Joe. 😉

As usual, the hubs always waits until last-minute to decide on what to wear.  All I could find in his size (barely) was a Superman t-shirt. He had no other choice. HA!  He didn’t care, he found some red material, made a cape and was ready to go.  😉

I love this picture, so fun and vibrant.  We all look amazing! 😉 😉  Nothing like dressing up and feeling like a kid again.

Happy Friday everyone!

Until later…

Peace & Love xox


Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Do you have friends or ppl in your life that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough?  Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend and he gave me shit for not keeping in touch.  Excuse me!?  Wow, I could not believe he was yelling at me for something he never does.  The door swings both ways if I’m not mistaken.  I yelled back at him, “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”  I assured him it wasn’t intentional, I was simply away and disconnected.  My inner voice wanted to yell: “You just got a taste of your own medicine, idiot!”   Then it hit me, like a glass of cold water.  I had felt the same way he was feeling… (I’m sorry)

The problem is that we expect too much from people.  We want, what we want, when we want it, and that’s it.  We are selfish creatures if you ask me…  I am guilty of getting upset when I don’t get a reply from a message or returned call.  It happens, it’s just a natural reaction.  Seriously!? How difficult is it to answer the phone or text message? It’s not rocket science.  <— My first thought… HA!   I used to get upset but now I don’t take it personal. I too am guilty of not returning calls or texts at given moments but I always reply back.  It’s one of my pet peeves. #truth. 

I’m only ranting on in regards to communication but in regards to other aspects of life, sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do, it will cause trouble.  – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.-

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, “Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” 🙂

Peace & Love xoxo

Stolen Moments

It started with a simple hello.

Their eyes met.

A glance.

A smile.

A kiss.

These are their stolen moments. In a perfect world they would be together but right now they only have moments…

Moments of happiness…

Moments of passion…

All these moments are stolen from another… they don’t care because when they’re together the world stops as if no one else existed.

Their hearts beat as one.

As they look into each others eyes, they can’t help but wonder about the possibilities of another life.

They are happy and sad.

Saying good-bye is never easy.

One more hug.

One more kiss.

I don’t want to let go, please don’t leave.

I miss you already he says as he stares into her eyes.

I miss you more.

Stolen moments in time.

Peace & Love xox

Flashback Friday : Tebow moment

While scrolling through my pictures, I can across one that I would love to share with you all.  It’s me “Tebowing”  (not certain if I’m doing it right).  😉

I’m sure you all have heard of Tim Tebow.  If not, click on my link for a little more information.  http://wp.me/p1XKUk-h8

His story is quite amazing!

It took something as simple as taking a knee and saying a silent prayer to be caught by fans and fanatics alike and it drew so much attention they started calling it “Tebowing”. Simply amazing…   I can’t wait to see what he has in store next NFL Season.  😉 😉

Happy Friday!  Have fun, be safe, and give thanks!

Peace & Love xoxo

Sometimes I wish I didn’t feel anything….

Have you ever had one of those moments when you wish you didn’t feel anything at all?  I know it’s an awful thought but that’s exactly how I felt last night.  I think I was browsing my FB news feed when all of a sudden I felt sad and empty. Perhaps it was something I read or saw but it affected me.  At that very moment, I wished I didn’t feel anything at all.  So many thoughts flooded my mind… the past, present, and future.

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.

Although I wished it, I can’t imagine my life not being able to feel anything. Can you?  People think because I’m a tough cookie and strong-willed that I don’t hurt inside.  When people hurt you one too many times, the walls are built six feet tall and made of cement.

Guess what people, Melissa, does hurt inside. I know too well, the feelings of disappointment.  Feelings of rejection. Feelings of betrayal. Feelings of hurt. Feelings of emptiness. Feelings of crying my eyes out for hours.  I feel every emotion, I just show it differently that’s all.

How would life be if we didn’t feel anything? It would definitely be lifeless.  We would all look like zombies with blank expressions on our faces.  Our emotions define us.  Some people are more expressive and emotional, and others just have walls built but they are still gentle creatures on the inside.

It’s these moments that make you take a step back and look at the whole picture. 

Until later…

Peace & Love xox

No luck with men…

I was having a random conversation with a friend today when he mentioned that one of his friends has no luck with men.  No luck with men?  Meaning what? I could not help but ask, I was definitely curious.  He just didn’t understand why she was always complaining and looking for faults in men.  No one was ever right or good enough for her.  The reasons she gave him were absurd.  I could not help but laugh because it wasn’t my first time hearing these ridiculous comments. 

  • His nose is too big.
  • He talks too much.
  • His teeth are ugly.
  • He is too nice. (Really?)
  • etc etc etc

Well you get the idea…   Some ladies are not willing to give a man a chance just because he has a defect (in her eyes)?  I know we are only attracted by what we see but sometimes you need to look for the good inside them and learn to look past the big nose.  Give them a chance he may actually be a good guy!  Yes, good guys still exist.

There is nothing wrong with having high standards, just don’t make them so high up that they are impossible to reach.  You can’t expect to find the perfect man when you’re being critical and judgmental because if you haven’t looked in the mirror lately, you are not perfect.  Guess what, no one is.  I know that sounds harsh but it’s the truth.

My dear friend, Please tell your girl to stop being so critical and learn to have some fun.  Give it too her straight. It might be her attitude. She will appreciate it.  🙂

I can’t pretend to know what it feels like to be single and know your pain but just know that when the time is right you too will meet the man of your dreams.  Well, not the man in a fairy tale because they don’t exist but close too it.  Just make sure you’re awake and not let him get away.

What are the craziest stories you’ve heard?

Peace & Love xox


Time, it has a wonderful way of showing you what really matters, right!?

Well… What if you were only given 24 hours each day?  How would you live your life?  Would you make every second count?  Think about it for a minute…

If every thing you did in life required to make a deposit of your time, would you?  What if a cup of coffee cost you 10 mins?  Would you buy it?   What if a bus ride cost you two hours? Would you walk or take the bus?  The questions are endless…

You’re probably wondering why I’m babbling on about Time, I recently saw the movie, IN TIME, and it got me thinking.   What if one day we woke up and had a timer on our forearm with 24 hours?  What would you do?  I don’t know the answer or where to begin to explain but what I know for sure, is that I would make every second count.   I can honestly say, I live my life day by day.  I’m grateful and give thanks every morning when I wake up.  I do believe we are on borrowed time.

Life is too short to hold unto grudges, learn to let go of things.  Live your best possible life.  Tell the ones you love, you love them.  Don’t be afraid to say what you feel.  You might only get one chance, don’t waste it.  Always be yourself.  Be grateful.  Learn to forgive. 

The TIME is now, don’t waste it waiting for the right moment.  Make every second count because you never know when it might be your last.

What are your thoughts?

Peace & Love xox

A day at the Zoo…just to see Titan (Giraffe)

I don’t remember the last time I went to the zoo in my hometown but I went yesterday just to see Titan, the newest addition to the giraffe family.  He was born on June 28 and was kept from the public to bond with his mother. He made his debut on Wednesday July 11.  Zoo officials say that he was almost 6 ft tall and weighed about 130 pounds.  Can you imagine?  That’s newborn..Amazing!

Giraffe’s are my favorite animal.  I love everything about them.  I didn’t make it in time to the feeding post but I was able to get a few pictures.

Titan & his mother. (He is the cutest)  This is the only picture I was able to take of him.
I could stare at them all day!  So beautiful and gentle.

I can’t wait to go back this weekend.  I will be there early for feeding and close up shots.   #excited. 🙂 🙂 😉

Peace & Love xoxo

Just a quick rant…

Disappointed, angry, and hurt are just a few words that describe what I’m feeling at this moment.  I’m disappointed in the one person that means the world to me. I’m angry at myself for allowing him to make me feel like this.  I’m hurt because of his actions.  #screaming.

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.

It doesn’t matter how much you think you know a person, they will always disappoint you.  It’s sad but true.  Why is that?  I suppose it’s just human nature.  We are not perfect and shouldn’t expect it either.  Sometimes, it is, what it is…

I’m fine, no need to worry it’s just a quick rant.  I feel better now, sometimes it helps just to write out your feelings.  {I erased most of it..I chose to let it go.} 🙂

Until later..

Peace & Love xox

When the words don’t flow…

My head is filled with ideas, foot notes and even bullets but when I sit and start to write I slam into a brick wall and go blank.  Does this happen to you?  If yes, what do you do?

I use to write blockblockblockblock until the words flowed but that doesn’t help anymore.  #annoyed.

I know I shouldn’t beat myself up about it, it does happen, but I’ve had the writer’s block bug for a while now.  My blogs are less than stellar these days.  Perhaps they are all bad and now I’m just noticing.  Note to self: Stop being so critical of yourself.  #slap

I will not let this minor set back get me down. (On repeat in my head…) HA!

Suggestions are welcomed…

Peace & Love xox

Enjoy your weekend…