Welcome to this garden of sorts for your soul; a gentle place to gather strength.


  • thoughtful + artful blog posts on faith, creativity, and everyday life
  • Looking Back: end of the season reflections on what I have learned
  • Weekend Care Package: an assortment of links I love and Instagram inspiration


“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

Hi, I'm Melissa, which means honeybee. I was born in a pastel peachy pink hospital, the color of a soft sunsetting sky in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Just down the block from the hospital is a big white church with a tall steeple where I married Jeff, which means “God peace”. Jeff builds homes/dwelling spaces for people to live in, and I stay at home with our four year old son Oliver. We also have a cocker spaniel-poodle dog named Magnolia, “Maggie”. I taught fourth grade for two years then worked at a little dance shop selling ballet shoes and tutu’s before I became a mom.



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