about me

Hi, I’m Melisha!

Hello! I’m Melisha. Welcome to Finding Time To Fly!
I’m a busy wife, mom of 5, wearer of many hats who struggles to keep everything in balance.

Here are a few other random facts about me:

  • I love coffee but am very picky about it. {Yes, I’m a coffee snob.}
  • My Dad bought me a piano when I was 8 years old, and I taught myself to play.
  • I love music and used to sing with the Praise Team at my church.
  • I know God has a sense of humor because I love cleanliness and order, and He gave me 5 kids.
  • The beach is my happy place.
  • Some of my favorite movies are “It’s A Wonderful Life” (I watch it every year) and “My Cousin Vinny (cracks me up every single time).
  • I love, love, love Christmas – especially decorating, the music, and there can never be too many lights.
  • I struggle with my weight, and I’m constantly searching for healthy recipes that taste yummy, not “healthy.”
  • Even though I tend to be an introvert, I love spending time with friends and family.
  • I am a forgiven, loved and treasured child of God and so grateful for His presence in my life!
  • I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 32 years, and he is my best friend. We have 4 sons ages 28, 25 (who recently blessed us with a beautiful and super smart daughter-in-law), 22, 20 and a daughter who is 15.

Here are some of the things I blog about on Finding Time To Fly:

Being a Mom is tough! There are so many things pulling at you…
keeping your marriage healthy, spending time with your kids, keeping the house tidy, being a good employee, enjoying time with friends, decorating for holidays, taking care of yourself (physically, spiritually, and mentally), preparing meals…the list goes on and on!

  • Food – My two favorite kinds of recipes are crowd-pleasing family meals and healthy  meals that don’t taste healthy. I’ll put a little more time and effort into healthy recipes, but I like to keep my family meals quick and easy.
  • Family – My husband and I have been together since high school. Over 36 years together and raising 5 kids has taught us a lot about relationships, love and forgiveness. I’ll share some of the lessons we’ve learned about raising kids and being purposefully about keeping our marriage strong.
  • Home – I love for my home to be comfortable, welcoming, and clean, but I don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on it. I’ll let you in on some of my cleaning shortcuts, home organizing tips and inexpensive home decor projects.
  • Entertaining – I’ve been known to go a little overboard on a kid’s birthday party or a baby shower for a friend. I love putting together all the little details that make the guest of honor feel truly special. I’ll share party planning strategies and DIY projects that will make entertaining a breeze, keep costs down, and allow you to enjoy the party as well.

BUT, there has been one recurring lesson God has been teaching me all these years.

We have to put the most important things first.
God, family, and fun.

God is teaching me that I cannot do everything! Focusing on the most important things first keeps everything in balance. I am learning that to achieve a truly happy life,

we must balance the things we have to do
while still making time for the things we love to do

I invite you to join me on this journey to balance all the good things in life and keep the most important things first. Together we’ll be…

Make yourself at home!

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