this blog has been my fave

July 14, 2016

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Here’s my official goodbye to You Are My Fave. I dragged it out so long it’s very anticlimactic, dang.

I have a long list of reasons why it’s time but I won’t make this more dramatic than it needs to be. You’ll still be able to find me regularly on Instagram where I’ll share any updates on projects. And guess what?! My party line is coming soon. Sign up at Hip Hip to be notified at it’s launch.

And to make me feel like something was accomplished over my years of blogging, here are some of my favorite posts. Humor me a little by letting me know one of your faves.

Hanging Fabric Flowers | First Birthday Party | Party Headbands | Thank You Bag Toppers | Name Buttons | Pretzel Party | An Awesome Party | Birthday Cake Poster | Origami Love Notes | Marriage Timeline | Scratch Off Advent Calendar | Letter Bag Toppers | How To Summer | Ice Cream Crawl | 30 Presents | Fruity Valentines | In a Box Series | Cake Hacks | Weather Party | Paper Backdrop | Ice Cream Party | Pinwheel Party | Harvest Party | Modern Cornucopia | Balloon Wall | Girly Baby Shower | Hip Hip Hooray Sign | Confetti Wrap | Paper Scallops | Tubs of Cookies

Thank you, you’ve been good to me. This blog has been good to me.


  • On July 14, 2016 , Janice Carnevale said:

    Aw Melanie! You are my fave! I’m going to miss your posts! See you on IG!

  • On July 14, 2016 , kristin said:

    your blog has been lovely! best wishes for whatever comes next.

  • On July 14, 2016 , Clau said:

    I will deff follow in IG! Actually, looking at your faves, Im pretty sure Im going to do my baby girl’s 1st Bday like your 1st Bday Party mixed with the scalloped wall, and add a birthday cake poster to the entrance of our new house! Thanks for all the awesome ideas! πŸ™‚

  • On July 14, 2016 , Shelley said:

    I will certainly miss your amazing blog. To say I am mildly obsessed with your “In a Box” series is a bit of an understatement πŸ™‚ Hope to still see some on Instagram. Best of luck in your new business venture!!

  • On July 14, 2016 , natalie said:

    One of the first blogs I loved! You’ve done so much good stuff. Looking forward to the party line!

  • On July 14, 2016 , Karen said:

    Aww, I can’t believe it’s official! I’m so grateful that I got to know you through YAMF. I agree that “in a box” were my all time favorites. Can’t wait to see all the new stuff.

  • On July 14, 2016 , Marlena Holden said:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and words all of these years! Best wishes to you!

  • On July 14, 2016 , Lorena Loeza said:

    Hi Mel, i will certainly miss your blog πŸ™ , i love your “in a box” series and your “30 presenst” thank you for your amazing ideas, wish you the best in your new projects!

  • On July 14, 2016 , Caitlin said:

    Aw, I really wish you would share your long list of reasons! As a follower of the blog I am really curious about your decision and what’s next! Now I just feel kinda sad not knowing. Wish you all the best.

  • On July 14, 2016 , Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling said:

    Argh. This makes me sad, but only because I’m selfishly going to miss your great creativity! Off to go check out this new party line… so cool!

  • On July 14, 2016 , Lori! said:

    BLERG. YOU are my fave! Loved every single post.

  • On July 14, 2016 , sara walk said:

    This is the saddest ever!! But so excited about your party line!! And I have so many favorites but I think my very fav is the printables for the tubs of cookies…also any of your “in a box” stuff was amazing! xoxox

  • On July 14, 2016 , Monica said:

    I sure enjoyed your blog and creative ideas– good luck with your future endeavors! My faves are “in a box” series.

  • On July 14, 2016 , Jenny said:

    Mel- you are always an inspiration and although I’ll miss your gorgeous posts, I wish you all the best for your future. Besides, you make mundane amazing. Also, can’t wait to see the new party line- if anyone should have one…it is YOU. Xoxo

  • On July 14, 2016 , Stephanie said:

    I’m so sad about this!! My favorite is definitely the girl baby shower πŸ˜‰ miss you friend! Excited for the party line!

  • On July 14, 2016 , Lexy said:

    Mel! Way to do it! This couldn’t have been a more fitting final post. Thank heavens for the other millions of places online that I can stalk you. Can’t wait for the party line. Come on down to Mexico. Hip Hip fo’ sho’! Hugs from Tucson!

  • On July 15, 2016 , Stevie said:

    You were my fav. Best wishes on your new adventure, though I am sad there will be no more awesomeness here. Cheers!! xoxo

  • On July 15, 2016 , Amy said:

    Way to go out. You did good. You have “it” so while I’m sad to see the blog go, I’ll continue to stalk you on IG and I eagerly await the party line(!!). Congrats and well done.

  • On July 15, 2016 , Kelly Smith said:

    This blog has been everyone to me. First it was a place to make me feel like I was still hanging out in your basement watching design showed on TLC. But then it became a place full of inspiration and pride. For you, all that you were accomplishing, creating, and putting out there. You brought me hope when I felt like I didn’t have anything to contribute, and you held my hand when I needed you most. This site will be so missed, but never forgotten. High fives for new beginnings elsewhere!

  • On July 18, 2016 , Karen said:

    Good luck to you! I hope you feel a sense of relief/a fresh start with closing this chapter. My favorite posts show your decor at home, your children’s birthdays, baby shower decor, and my all time favorites are both of your children’s birth announcements. I have scoured the internet for hours looking for something comparable and they are both over the top insanely good. I am expecting my second child in Sept. and I have no idea what I’m going to do because my bar is so high now. Good luck to you!! Thanks for letting us in to your head/heart/life. I still tie balloons with cotton string and dangle the birthday age or initial from them. You are an inspiration.

  • On July 19, 2016 , Krista said:

    Your blog has been such a joy to follow, Mel! Signed up to receive details about your line–very excited!

  • On July 19, 2016 , Leitia McHugh said:

    Aww. I will miss it. Your “in a box” posts were a huge inspiration for me as I started my business. Excited to see your party line!!!

  • On July 29, 2016 , Bibiana Maia said:

    Oh, so sad. I’m from Brazil and I love to read your blog. It was always my fave πŸ™

  • On August 3, 2016 , Sarah said:

    Your blog was one of the first blogs I ever found and read – thanks for the creativity and thoughts… Look forward to seeing what you come up with next! Good luck to you and your beautiful family.

  • On September 19, 2016 , Jill said:

    I’ve found inspiration and joy from your blog and projects for years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity and I wish you all the best in your new project!

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