• Fab February Winner 2016

Announcement – The Winner of the #FabFebruary Giveaway Has Been Chosen

 Congratulations Ruth Christensen! You are the winner of the #FabFebruary Giveaway!

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Please email me at melissa (at) thevalentineRD.com to arrange your giveaway prize.  If you do not contact me to claim your prize within 24 hours, […]

By |February 16th, 2016|0 Comments
  • Us

Cheers to 25 Years!

25 years.  A quarter of a century – that’s how long I’ve been with this special guy.

We have been together through college, long distances, a break-up, growing up, a child, a dog, a cross country move and so much more.

I’m so very grateful to have such a loving, […]

By |February 5th, 2016|4 Comments
  • Yoga Teacher Training, 5 Things To Know About Yoga Teacher Training, YTT, Core Power Yoga

5 Things You Need To Know About Yoga Teacher Training

In case you missed my announcement (since I haven’t been posting regularly, it’s entirely likely), I recently started Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower Yoga.

The idea of becoming a yoga teacher or fitness instructor is something that has been brewing within me for sometime but here are 5 things […]

By |October 20th, 2015|18 Comments
  • Risk Nothing, Do Nothing

5 Reasons Why I Haven't Been Blogging

You know when you say you’re going to do something and you don’t do it?  You marinate in dread and find it difficult to take even a tiny step out of the situation you’ve created for yourself.  Today, I’m taking that step forward and giving you the scoop of what’s […]

By |October 9th, 2015|16 Comments
  • Guilt

If You Haven't Posted In Awhile, Are You Still A Blogger?

If you take a long and unplanned blogging break, are you still a blogger?

I still identify with being a blogger but I know that I haven’t been a very good one lately.


I haven’t posted […]

By |August 21st, 2015|10 Comments
  • BirthAnnouncement

8 Is Great

I’m certain that every single parent on earth would agree to the words, “the days are long but the years are short” when it comes to watching their children grow up.  Today my little boy is 8.  I’m still in disbelief that nearly 8 years have passed since this photo […]

By |April 16th, 2015|7 Comments