Sunrise Weekender V.19: Holidays and why less is more

Sunrise Weekender V.19: Holidays and why less is more By Melissa Marie Hello Weekenders, I hope that you are enjoying the seasons changing to colder weather. I hope you will grab a hot beverage or iced whatever you like and dive into my little space of the internet and gain something from it! Let us […]

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The March Forward

The March Forward By Melissa Marie Surely, six months from the stroke a person has moved forward in life eh? By now they are back to being of full health. At least this is what most people believe. Whether it was a small or big stroke you hit the community news then slowly but surely […]

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October, Thirty One Days-No Instagram

October, Thirty-One Days-No Instagram By Melissa Marie For the month of October, I ceased to exist on the only social media platform that I deem as “social media” for me that is with the exception of Facebook. I have two accounts, Ione is for this website and the other for posting for personal selling, not […]

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Sunrise Weekender V. 17 For The Love Of Women

Sunrise Weekender V.20 For The Love Of Women By Melissa Marie Traveling this week with my husband for his marathon, I must confess I delight in people watching. Not to make fun though many are humorous, one can witness love between a couple, mixed breeds of animals that their owners go through great lengths to […]

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Sunrise Weekender V16 Well Off

The Sunrise Weekender V.16 Well Off By Melissa Marie Hi there Weekenders, so glad to have you around! I just wanted to start off this weekend by saying, I hope you are well in body and in spirit. We often take health for granted until it is gone and when we are hopeless we long […]

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Minimalism and Home: How Light Changes Everything

Minimalism and Home: How Light Changes Everything By Melissa Marie In 2012, I made many trips to the local thrift shop where I PURGED my whole home of unwanted items. I had read The Minimalist’s Blog and at the time was a full-time college student and wife. So half of me was with the tribe […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.15 Heart Fall

Hi there, all my windows are open in my home. My air conditioning is turned off and the tree’s are rustling. I can hear the birds chirping songs as others caw, the planes flying over, the distant roar of traffic, and the silence of my home. My heart is in the right place and all […]

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Using The Word “Enough” To Ruthlessly Edit Your Life

Using The Word Enough To Ruthlessly Edit Your Life By Melissa Marie Not long ago, when my parents would gently or firmly say the word enough, it meant that my siblings and I better stop immediately what we were doing. Whether we were clowning around with one another or helping out. It meant to stop. […]

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Sunrise Weekender V. 14 Slow Living

Hello, Weekenders! I hope you have a slow weekend planned and if you don’t, I pray you for you to find some courage to create a crevice of space of your time to slow down. There is no way to emphasize the word slow in typing like a slow-motion video, but if I could the […]

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Create YOUR Financial Independence In An Unconventional Way

Create YOUR Financial Independence In An Unconventional Way By Melissa Marie   I was on the phone with a kind soul who happened to be a Life Insurance agent that kindly squeezed me in for some business on an early Monday morning. Within 10 minutes, I was offered a guaranteed life insurance policy for $40.00 […]

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