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I'd like to share what I know about: Parenting, Pilates, Pop Culture

I'd like to discover more about: Music, Social Media, Politics, Cooking, Gardening

Really loyal, a little more lippy than I'd wish, love love love the beach and all things tropical, sneeze freakishly loud, love the F word, came of age in the Midwest during the 80's, get a lot out of my biracial heritage, and adore my big crazy family.

Highly opinionated and certainly more outspoken than may be good for me, still … more

Reviews
reviewed Big Bear Cool Cabins. December 27, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
Big Bear Cool Cabins
We used this service as first-time visitors to Big Bear Lake, which is in driving distance to where we live in California.  This was also our first time using a vacation rental service to book a …
reviewed South Bay Aquatics Swim School. November 18, 2010
posted in MBlocal
South Bay Aquatics
Overall, we've experienced South Bay Aquatics to be a phenomenal facility with an excellent philosophy and approach to children's swim instruction.  It has significantly benefited our daughter, …
reviewed Princess Bean's Messy World. June 03, 2010
posted in The Family Room
Princess Bean's Messy World
This was a fun Saturday outing, and a great chance to share a story with my daughter that demonstrated a different kind of princess.  The intended message is that you don’t have to look or …
reviewed Doula. July 16, 2009
posted in Joy In Birthing
Illustrated representaiton of the Doula concept
I've been procrastinating this review for quite some time now, mainly because I'm not sure if I can do this rich topic full justice.  It's a truly multifaceted subject matter, with endless potential …
reviewed Pilates. April 19, 2009
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Pilates
Let me start simply.  I LOVE Pilates.  I've quite literally been day-dreaming about it ever since I stopped going during my 2-month-turned-into-2-year adjustment to motherhood.      …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Growing Wild. March 29, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Growing Wild
My favorite florist in all of LA!! Simply can't rave enough about this place -- their execution is flawless, and creativity in a modern, contemporary, yet charming and beach inspired way -- it's just …
posted a Quick Tip about The Beehive. March 29, 2011
posted in MBlocal
The Beehive
Cute, fun, funky, and caters to the younger set. A bit pricey considering it's trendy selection (over classics you'd be more inclined to invest in) - but a fun vibe and great add if you're on a a shopping …
posted a Quick Tip about A Summer Place. March 29, 2011
posted in MBlocal
A Summer Place
LOVE LOVE LOVE this store!!! If you have any affinity for beach inspired decor, this is a wonderland of charming, unique, well crafted and perfectly precious home accents. The manger (redheaded, energetic …
posted a Quick Tip about Katwalk. March 29, 2011
posted in MBlocal
katwalk
Been shopping here for years -- super trendy cute selection - kind of like H&M, in that it's affordable trend items that you don't need to last forever (though higher quality than a Forever21 type of …
posted a Quick Tip about Toy Jungle. March 29, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Toy Jungle
Fantastic toy store, chock full of high quality, curated selection with a mix of classics and new innovations. Perfect for gift shopping - but also for taking kids to explore as a destination itself. …
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created a list. October 30, 2009
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a Twitter list by . October 07, 2009
posted in Social_Media
I think it's ideal to follow people you can learn from, in one way or another. Whether it's staying in the loop on news of the day, sparking an interest …
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a Twitter list by . October 01, 2009
posted in Social_Media
Working for a start up in the social media / web 2.0 / UGC space, there's a posse of folks that comprise my most essential column in TweetDeck... call …
J.R. Johnson (JRLunch) on Twitter Michael Arrington (arrington) on Twitter Jeremiah Owyang (jowyang) on Twitter Caroline McCarthy (caro) on Twitter Sarah Lacy (sarahcuda) on Twitter
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December 12, 2010
nice new profile photo! Hmm...maybe time for me to update mine. ;)
 
April 08, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Hopefully, you will be inspired to write reviews or quick tips. Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions! 
 
February 10, 2010
It was nice talking to you as well, can't wait to start using Lunch more often now! Contact me anytime.
 
January 15, 2010
Thanks for following my reviews and comments. :)
February 10, 2010
Sure thing! I've been enjoying your reviews : ) Looking forward to more!
February 11, 2010
Thanks so much for your kind words! I do put a lot of effort into everything I write. Feel free to add me as a buddy if you haven't too. :)
 
June 25, 2009
Hi Melissa! I had to stop by and introduce myself… not only are we connected social media-wise, but I noticed you are at the top of my Similarity Network! Apparently we agree on Slumdog Millionaire and Tina Fey, dislike Bill O'Reilly, Teletubbies, and Applebees (which means we have awesome taste) and don't agree on French Onion Soup. All in all, not bad! Oh, and I love your motto, it's my summer song!:)
 
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