Libra; Enneagram 9; Ohio born; eldest of 5 kids; obsessed with aesthetically pleasing decor.

Hi! My name is Melissa, a self-described (spectacled) shaker and mover.

By day, I am a Human Relations Investigator for the PA Human Relations Commission. I recently started this position after working for approximately ten years doing civil defense litigation.

About four years ago, my husband and I bought our first house: a small house built in 1920 in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. That same year, I gave birth to our little dude which meant that our lives vastly changed and very quickly. Since then, we’ve been on the fast track, juggling work, raising our son, managing our household and partnership, and trying to define some self-care practices.

Early parenthood for us was hard and through personal and couple’s therapy, recovery work for my husband, and planned weekly self-care time of both of us, we eventually turned a corner (one of many) in our partnership and as a family. Weirdly, COVID-19 has had us both reflecting inwardly on what we desire most in our lives and we have intentionally devoted more time on our home, our hobbies, and family time.

Join me on my musings about kitchen and decor adventures, love, & all other things that happen to pop into this head of mine from time to time.

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