Hi! I’m Melissa Marie. I am the woman who got tired of waiting for her life to change and showed up to live and change it instead.
I was sleepwalking through life, fighting daily against systemic lupus. I have never been in remission in the past 16 years and the damage was not only to my body but also my mind. I began to sit on the sidelines of life and eventually just quit showing up for it.
I was in a slump and desiring a change, but I did not know where to start. I had inspiration and little else. I remember feeling that it felt good to be alive and I should start living MORE.
Here on The Fashioned Woman, I share how I am fashioning my life and documenting my journey of starting over, I also write about frugality, homemaking, faith, chronic illness, fashion, and lifestyle.
Just a bit about me
I am a hybrid Texan with Louisiana and California roots. My husband and I strive to live debt-free and a slow-paced life of grace. I am a full-time homemaker and enjoy writing, traveling, reading, chocolate and a good time with friends.
Because my roots are so varied, I like to call my self an All- American girl who enjoys wearing a pair of cowgirl boots and stilettos. I say, yes ma’am and no Sir’s, I say Y’all and you guys, I like sweet tea and gourmet food, I like sports and fashion shows, I sew better by hand than by machine. I can keep going, but I think that is the jest of who I am. A real Heinz 57 ( a little bit of everything)!
I am honored that you are here and hope you will stick around while you become inspired to write your own beautiful life’s story!