Hi! I’m Melissa.

I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to a curious, energetic first-grader, a beautiful, mischievous preschooler, and the sweetest toddler in the whole world. We spend our days reading, riding bikes, creating art and feasts, and generally making messes.

While I dearly love baking, and have long expressed my love for others through food offerings, I have begun to scale back on elaborate meals in favor of spending time on other loves.

Lately, you will find me bent over my Bible in the wee hours of the morning, next to lit candles and a giant mug of coffee. You will find me reading on the couch or trying to sneak in a few steps for a Fitbit challenge. You will find me trying to learn how to watercolor, trying to play cards with my kids, trying to fold a load of laundry the same day I washed it. Life is full, and food is just one part of it!

About the Blog

If you’ve been hanging around me long enough, you know that this blog was originally called Smells Like Brownies, and I wrote mainly about food. That name was an ode to the fact that chocolate made my heart beat a little faster.

But in 2017, after six years of blogging, I moved over to Savored Grace.

Savored Grace represents a deep desire to live within God’s will and to receive his grace, to enjoy it even as I strive to become more and more like Christ. Ephesians 5:1-2 encourages, “Be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us.”

You will certainly find a lot of food here, both indulgent delights and more health-conscious meals. Although I am breaking away from an unhealthy dependence on food to provide happiness, I still enjoy a good meal, and especially a good meal with friends! In addition to food, you will also find posts about family and motherhood, celebrations, and reading here on Savored Grace.

Thanks for joining me!

♥ Melissa

11 comments to “ABOUT”

You can leave a reply or Trackback this post.
  1. Christine C - May 21, 2012 Reply

    Please add me to your email distribution list
    Thank you!!

    • Melissa - May 21, 2012 Reply

      I don’t have an email list per se, but you can either follow the blog (by clicking “Follow” at the top of the browser) or follow me on Twitter to find out about new posts!

  2. PreethiMagesh - August 8, 2014 Reply

    Hi Melissa, your blog looks awesome … Following …

  3. My Kitchen Moments - November 6, 2014 Reply

    Hi Mellissa, you have a beautiful blog here. I am following to explore more from your space and have bookmarked recipes to try out in my kitchen….

  4. the wholesome diner - July 15, 2015 Reply

    Hi I love your blog so I would LOVE to nominate you for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to acknowledge other bloggers, cross promote, and connect with members of the blogging community 🙂
    The participation guidelines are in my post: http://thewholesomediner.com/2015/07/16/my-first-liebster-award/
    I hope you’ll join in the silliness with me 🙂
    Lauren 🙂

    • Melissa - July 21, 2015 Reply

      Thanks, Lauren! I am in this tough phase of life with my two tots where I barely have time to cook and update my blog, and I am spending almost no time at all even reading some of my favorite blogs! I am so flattered by you and the Liebster, but just realistically I don’t have the time/energy to sit down and pay it forward! Thanks for thinking of me, and I so appreciate you!

  5. Amanda - September 21, 2015 Reply

    Hi, there! I’ve nominated you for the liebster award. Click here to know more about it. 😀 https://amandasbabblejuice.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/second-liebster-award/

  6. Lynz Real Cooking - September 21, 2015 Reply

    Lovely blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.