Wow. So – thanks to Facebook and their “memories” thing – I realized that it is Miss Mélange’s 2 year birthday today!



Some of you may have been here since the beginning, others not, so I thought we could take a walk down memory lane and tell the good ‘ol blog’s origin story.

March 3rd, 2014:

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Who are those other chicks, you might ask?

Well, here’s how it all started. It was 2014, and I had been laid off from my job in December. I was sitting around Anthony’s apartment, looking for jobs and living with his his insanely generous roommates who let me stay there rent-free. Then Emily calls me, my bff. She’s like – my sister-in-law and I were talking about starting a blog, and you should do it with us.

I was like, meh. I don’t even read blogs. Emily was the one who kept up on interior design and fashion and what the blogging world was saying about it. She’s like, it’s fine, just write stuff! I thought it would be a great way to stay busy until I found a job – and it turned out to be REALLY fun.

The idea in the beginning was to have three perspectives – Katherine was married with a kid and one on the way in Santa Cruz, Emily was married with no kids in San Diego, and I had a boyfriend in Santa Barbara. We thought it would be cool to have these glimpses into different stages of life in various awesome California cities.

And it was, before we all realized that blogging is hard!

Katherine was like, guys, I’m pregnant and I don’t have any time! And we were like, duh, no problem. Then it was me and Emily for a while there. But she was moving and dealing with all sorts of life changes, and it was just too much to keep up with for her.

Then I found myself with a blog randomly, all on my own.

But I really liked doing it. It was scary to have everything be about me, but luckily Emily had done most of the hard work of setting up the design and the site itself. All I had to do was make some edits and keep writing.

Even though I work full time and I don’t have as much energy as I wish I did to dedicate to the blog, I still love it and love all of you. Thanks for reading and commenting, it means so much to me!

Now I thought I would share some oldie but goodie posts and pictures that you may have missed. Enjoy!


Style with a Story


White Guilt

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Bookshelf Styling


Photo by Two Happy Lambs Photography

…and suddenly I was FaceTiming my ex.


People mistake me for air


Here’s to another 2 years! <3




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