Hi I’m Mellisa.
Welcome to my love affair with writing about parenting, marriage, food, finances, our debt free journey, and some of my most favorite products from time to time. This little space started a long time ago when I began my photography business (KRJ Photography) almost 8 years ago.
That business grew my love of writing while I was sharing client work on multiple platforms. I found my voice through the art of photography and it gave me a place to share what I’d call later my “journal entires.” I’ve loved writing all my life, but it wasn’t until I had my last baby (#4) that I wanted to share all the knowledge I had learned raising these little people. It’s been a journey for sure.
The idea of Peanut Butter Grits had been long placed on my heart and I’m honored you’ve chosen to be here. The name came from my 3rd son eating just that (instant grits with a scoop of peanut butter) for years. It was the only thing I could get him to eat for a long long time.
My hope is that you’ll find articles that are real, uplifting, and although a tad brutal at times, inspirational. So…to let you know who I really am…
Top Ten Tidbits about me
~ I love green olives. I will open a jar, stand over the sink with a fork, and go to town.
~ I met my husband in a bar. True Story.
~ I have 4 dogs. No, that’s not a typo…I have 4 big dogs.
~ I believe marriage is far harder than raising children.
~ I love to cook, bake, and come up with crafts for my kids to do.
~ I have a terrible sweet tooth. All the chocolate.
~ I am a hoarder of books.
~ I love to organize, but loathe cleaning.
~ I have watched the entire season of Parks & Rec at least 3 times.
~ Being a mom is what I was put on this earth to do, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy.