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2019 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Melissa Robinson

Tis the season, my friends!   It's the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and let me tell you - I'm feeling it!   I confess, for the last few years, I have been a real scrooge.  Christmas felt more like an obligation than it did a celebration and frankly, I just wanted to skip the whole thing.  This year - I'm filled with the holiday spirit!  I cannot wait for Christmas and I'm soaking up all the fun activities that are planned around our community.  I've got my list and I'm checking it twice, my friends! Speaking of Christmas lists, I've...


Benefits of Taking a Bath

Melissa Robinson

Taking a bath.  It seems like such a simple task... yet such a luxury.  Sometimes we're too busy, or we put others needs before our own.  The struggle is real!  However, there are so many benefits to a good soak that we should all consider practicing this simple task of taking a bath, if nothing else to remember that we matter too. Relaxation - Think back to the last time you took a nice long soak.  Remember how you felt when you got out?  ahhhh bliss Skin Care - When you use a bath additive designed to moisturize skin, a nice...


Skin Care Routine

Melissa Robinson

Do you have a skin care routine?  You know, if I'm honest, it's something I avoided.  Well, not that I actively avoided one, I just never took the time to establish a routine - I would just take a shower to get clean and go to bed because I was tired - the end.  ha! I've learned as I've gotten older that skin care is important!  Not just facial skin care, but the skin all over our body.  It is our largest organ that protects us, so we need to take care of it everywhere!   Dry skin can cause flakiness,...


I'm a Side Hustler!

Melissa Robinson

If you're from the Seattle area, you probably know Carla Marie as one of the morning radio hosts of KISS 106.1 (Carla Marie and Anthony). What you may not know is that she also hosts a weekly podcast called Side Hustlers. Every week, she interviews someone who has a full time job and also runs a business following their passion. Well guess what? She had me on her podcast! Carla Marie is amazing. Seriously. She's a badass Side Hustler herself so she gets the struggles and joys and everything that comes with a million things all at once. She knows...


Break --> Over!

Melissa Robinson

Break --> Over!

Man.  My body has seriously let me down and kept me down far too long!  If you'll recall, last year about this time, I mentioned I had to take an unintentional break due to some sort of ailment in my back/hip area that had yet to be diagnosed. It took a whole year of guessing and various treatments (chiropractic, physical therapy, cortisone injections, etc) for a doctor to finally find a real issue causing my real pain.  Final diagnosis was a torn labrum in my hip due to a hip socket that was too deep.  Kind of a big deal! ...