About Me

Hi! I'm Melanie.
Welcome to Making it in the Mitten, I am so glad you're here!

I'm a twenty-something newlywed living in Michigan. Occupational Therapist by day, blogger by night.

When I'm at home, you can find me curled up on the couch reading, working on a crochet project with a glass of wine nearby, or in the midst of my most recent Netflix binge devouring a bowl of popcorn.

I met my husband, Adam, our freshman year of college in Saxe Hall. We began dating in 2007 when we lived across the  hall from each other and the rest is history!

We got married on August 24, 2012, the happiest days of our lives.

If you're interested, I have shared more details of our story:

And here are even more details of our wedding day:

Shortly after being married, we adopted our fur baby, Lucy Lou!
She is full of spunk and loves when we have company. 
She is always helping out with any craft project she can.

And as if we weren't busy enough, we also bought our first home in July 2012. A three bedroom ranch with a full basement located in Saginaw.
Owning a home has been a lot more work than we ever anticipated, but it has been so worth it!

You can view our home tour here.

To see what we've been up toin recent years, check out our Year in Review Posts:

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a glass of wine, kick back and relax!
Follow along as we make our house a home one DIY project at a time.