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MelissaBea

former washingtonienne & current clevelander. i miss DC a lot but life in a new city next to my not-so-new man & our very new dog is good! non-profit pro by day, wannabe chef/runner/housewife by night. holla. [melissabea3@gmail.com]
Apr 8 '14

truthful tuesday

1. is that still a thing?

2. i miss blogging.

translation: i recently (like last week) took over my company’s social media accounts and downloaded the tumblr app on my phone and couldn’t help but scroll around and like/comment on random posts (hi, friends!) and realized how much i miss this old thing.

i think a comeback may be in order.

Sep 4 '13
ace got all dressed up for his first day at the office. no surprise there. (at DXY Solutions, LLC)

ace got all dressed up for his first day at the office. no surprise there. (at DXY Solutions, LLC)

Aug 23 '13

life lately

i’ve been extremely absent but somehow gained a bunch of followers so i’m compelled to not be a total blog failure and at least say hello and welcome and update all of you beautiful people on what i’ve been up to lately.

and then i got to thinking, what have i been up to lately? like seriously, where has this summer gone? there’s been some sort of event every single weekend! a concert to attend, visiting family to entertain, birthdays to celebrate, races to run .. throw in a new dog, a job hunt and pending cohabitation plans and we’re practically into freaking september and nearing my one year anniversary as an ohioan! 

while i wish time would slow down a bit, i must admit, life has been pretty great these past few months. my mom and brothers were in town for my birthday a.k.a. sadly/probably the only time all 4 of us will be together this year. i’m a bit behind on my half marathon training schedule but happy with the pace i’ve reached. ace has quickly become my new best friend and snuggle buddy and i’m already thinking about his halloween costume(s) .. all much to jake’s chagrin. and speaking of jake, he has quickly become quite the dog whisperer, so he thinks. i laugh daily at his attempts to teach our 7-year-old dog to high five. oh, and i got a new job. today actually, like 3 hours ago.

on that note, i should probably end this here because i have a really awkward short notice resignation letter to write. at least it’s friday, right? right.

smooches.

Aug 2 '13
fulfilling jake’s meal request slash channeling my inner @sandwichking via macaroni & cheese grilled cheese with bacon + tomatoes & three bean salad. #mindblown #foodnetwork4lyfe #nobaconforme

fulfilling jake’s meal request slash channeling my inner @sandwichking via macaroni & cheese grilled cheese with bacon + tomatoes & three bean salad. #mindblown #foodnetwork4lyfe #nobaconforme

Aug 1 '13

revaballerina:

whatyousaybabyk:

Me.  This morning.

That woman is a god send.

ALWAYS

third gif i’ve ever posted because saint beatriz is my EVERYTHING.

(Source: realitytvgifs)

Jul 31 '13
inmyopinion:

My current events blog post for the week.

this is even funnier to me now that i have a little weagle of my own.

inmyopinion:

My current events blog post for the week.

this is even funnier to me now that i have a little weagle of my own.

Jul 31 '13
perks of working on your birthday? an edible arrangement & balloons delivery to your office .. from the dog!

perks of working on your birthday? an edible arrangement & balloons delivery to your office .. from the dog!

Jul 30 '13

all conversations should start like this

  • bff M: want to hear something psycho and weird?
  • me: yes, of course.
Jul 26 '13

can’t believe it’s been one week since ace came into our lives!

we are so so sooo in love with him. like, i cried when i left for work monday morning and jake asks for updates/pics every hour he is not with us. ace is a 7-year-old dachshund beagle mix whose owner had to sadly surrender him after she lost her home and job due to medical issues. we’re guessing that because of her illness, she didn’t take him out much which would explain why he is about 10 lbs. overweight .. that’s like 50 lbs. on a human! on the bright side, ace gets very excited about walks so we’re hoping he drops the extra poundage sooner than later.

i hate to get all cheesy - that’s a lie - but we definitely needed ace as much as he needed us. he has brought jake and i even closer (hello? we survived multiple trips to petsmart, thoroughly researched weight management food and were able to settle on a collar and leash that we both liked) and my heart literally melts seeing my big meathead boyfriend fawning over our small, chunky dog .. but that’s enough sappiness for friday morning. i have some work to finish and a house to clean before my mom and brothers arrive for my early birthday celebrations!

happy friday from our little family xo

Jul 24 '13
"I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it. That’s what’s wrong with our generation: that residual punk rock guilt, like, “You’re not supposed to like that. That’s not fucking cool.” Don’t fucking think it’s not cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” It is cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic”! Why the fuck not? Fuck you! That’s who I am, goddamn it! That whole guilty pleasure thing is full of fucking shit."