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The Sky is Falling

I fell off the face of the earth a few months ago, huh? Sorry. Also, not very sorry because #selfcare and whatnot. On March 6th, I got the horrifying call that my brother passed away. My family mourned and prepared a sendoff and basically shattered into little tiny pieces that we tried to put back… Continue reading The Sky is Falling

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I know that writing is meant as an expression of oneself for others, but I'm finding that in this journey over the past year, I've had the most to gain from this blog. I don't mean financially, because I receive nothing from the site (no, it's not monetized, no I don't need it to be… Continue reading Exhale

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This Ain’t Right

The kids and I took a trek to the pediatrician yesterday, and I’m here to say that well visits in the face of a pandemic are...just so weird. The kids are fine. No one is sick. We don masks and have a pep talk about how we can’t touch things or like lick chair legs… Continue reading This Ain’t Right

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Rest to Rise

It’s been quite a while since my last post. I’d like to say something profound and apologize, but I’m just going to be honest here. I didn’t feel like doing my nails, and when I did feel like doing them, I didn’t feel like writing. And you know what? I’m not sorry. A friend of… Continue reading Rest to Rise

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Not Black Enough. Not White Enough.

Before you read, I want you to keep this in mind: racism is not political. Anti-racism is not political. You can change your political affiliation at a whim, but I cannot change the color of my skin or the way people treat me because of it. I have long felt that it “wasn’t my place”… Continue reading Not Black Enough. Not White Enough.

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Put. On. Your. Big. Girl. Pants.

Today, I want to go outside the norm. I'm going to stand up on this soapbox that I built out of love and obsession and deal with something that has really made me bristle this weekend. If you say something, own it. If you regret it, own it. If you crossed a line and you… Continue reading Put. On. Your. Big. Girl. Pants.

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Where It All Started

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for joining me on my journey to beautiful nails. A little bit about me- I'm Melanie, a wife, mom of three and a pharmacist. I don't really have time for much else, but I stumbled into an obsession almost a year ago in November 2018. A Facebook advertisement for a… Continue reading Where It All Started