W E A R :: snowed in

D E T A I L S :: dress/macy's, tights/chicwish, sweater/kohls, boots/nordstrom, beanie/free people

This last week we got a ton of ice and snow, which resulted in early releases, days off and tons of cozy netflix marathons! We did venture out into the snow a few times, and I found myself extremely grateful for a husband that lived in Wisconsin for two years! He knew how to handle the roads, but it was sorry to see those that did not.

To catch you up: I've been going full speed with work and school. Our church is moving into our new building next month!! My sister and I are headed to CAMP Texas Style Council in 3 weeks! The PS shop is back - and I added a few new items! I'll be at Walk the Light in April, so there will be a ton more items being stocked in the shop soon! Gretchen is still as cute as ever. I'm training for a Spartan Race in May, with Elisha. Whew. Got all that?

How about you?? What's new!? I know I've been on hiatus, but I have some fun posts in the works and you can expect to see a lot more from me! 

xo. mel


W E A R :: Violets

details :: dress & hat/free people, tights/target, boots/sam edelman

God will often gives me short phrases throughout my day,when I am praying or giving in to worry or stress. These words help me to refocus and gain perspective. I usually write them on sticky notes and place them on my computer or desk as a reminder. I'm actually pulling them out fo my drawer now to write them down because I thought I'd share a few of them with each of you; in case you find yourself in a place in need of encouragement of inspiration.
Create a meaningful presence - I don't want to be easily forgotten. I want to be missed.
When I feel like there's nothing I can do, it means that He can now do everything - this one was from today.
Don't Compare. Don't Compete. Don't Complain.
"What if I say something wrong?" "What if you say nothing at all?" - this was actually a conversation I had with God; wrestling with whether or not I should reach out to a friend to let her know what I felt like God wanted her to know. Sometimes saying nothing is much worse than saying something "the wrong way".
Change is inevitable. Embrace the change. - definitely living in this season!
Unrelenting focus on God.
What in your life truly makes you feel "good enough". - great question to ask yourself to help you evaluate where your head is at and what you place your priorities in.
Where you are willing to lead, I am willing to follow.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. - this one got me good!
When you rush, you forget who you are and whose you are. - I struggle with "being still" anyone else?
Hope these give some of you a boost of encouragement! Do any of you post notes throughout the day? If so, I would love to hear some of your thoughts or phrases that help you get through each day; share in the comments below!
xo. melisa


W E A R :: walk the halls

D E T A I L S :: denim & duster / urban outfitters, thermal & belt / target, boots / nordstrom, hat / free people
Has this week been as slow for everyone else as it has been for me? Like, painfully slow, guys! I've been stressed and getting migraines and lets just say, TGIF! I really want to go on a girl's weekend getaway soon, with a few of my friends. We're in the Texas area, so a fun little roadtrip would be perfect. If any of you have suggestions, share them in the comments!
These photos were taken pre-bangs. I kind of miss my forehead (is that a weird thing to say?). The bangs just make my face look so different. I also can't get them to stop growing so fast! I feel like I'm constantly trimming them or they're in my eyeballs. Any of you out there with bangs have this issue?
Do any of you all have fun plans for the weekend?
xo. mel


Best of 2014

This year was unlike any other year. There were new challenges, new friends, new posts and a whole lot of changes. I've always loved blogging and the ability I have to have something tangible to look at, as I look back on my year. Pie N' the Sky was in a bit of a season of change, but that doesn't mean we didn't share some fun posts! Here are a few of my favorites!

I shared photos from our wedding!

 We made a cute ipad pouch.

 I shared this SAY post; which turned out to be one of my favorite posts.

We took out our paint brushes and made some new journals.

 We added some tassel necklaces to our jewelry collection!

 I shared a style post.

 We made some coasters from our instagram photos!

I preached for the first time!

 We personalized some mini leather notebooks.

 I shared a peek at my nightstand.

 We revamped the triangle love diy, with this new notebook diy.

We got Gretchen!!!

 Gretchen got a bath (and looked ridiculously cute).

I learned how to weave!

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I made these fun copper wall hangings for the Deeply Rooted blog.

Elisha and I celebrated our one year anniversary, I got a new job, I started working on my Master's, our church bought a new building, our friends welcomed their babies into the world, my Dad retired and moved, my sister started a new business venture, my mom came to visit us, we bought a dog, Elisha completed several triathlons and all in all, it was a great year! I love where we are in life. It's not always easy, it's not always perfect, but it's ours and it's something we're building together. I hope you can look back at your year and feel blessed. Love you, friends! Here's to 2015!

xo. mel


W E A R :: all a blur

details :: sweater/anthropologie, denim/urbanoutfitters, scarf & thermal/target

Elisha and I had so much fun this Christmas visiting my Dad and Stepmom at their new home. Their land has the best views and I had so much fun exploring. I'll be sharing a few more posts with some peeks of their backyard soon.

While I was taking these photos, the settings got a bit mixed up and they didn't actually focus - womp. But as I was going through them, I decided I still liked them! Everything doesn't always have to be clear and in focus, sometimes a little blur creates some wonder.

Do you have any fun New Year's plans?? 

xo. mel


W E A R :: spot on


details :: top/american apparel, sweater/united colors of bennetton, pants/olsenboye, boots/nordstrom
It's been awhile, friends! I have been ultra silent for months. It's been a time of refreshing, reorganizing and other re- words; mostly it was just necessary. I went back to school to work on my Master's degree and my second semester just ended (hooray), I've been working full time, and experiencing a ton of life change with our friends and family.
I love where life has us right now; however chaotic it may feel at times.
I am not leaving blogging, but I'm not making my big return just yet either. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here and I'm not going anywhere! I hope to start posting at a more regular pace so so soon. Thank you for your patience and support. Be back soon!
xo. mel


A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT :: progress over perfection

Lately I've had the word "evolve" on my mind. I feel like this season is one in which I am evolving. I am growing, changing and learning how to be the woman I feel called to be. At some point, I stopped being a youth, I stopped being a girl, I stopped looking forward to "growing up", and I actually grew up, I became a woman, the woman I hoped to someday be. The day finally came. So it's hard, and confusing, working out how to be someone you never thought you could be. But here I am. Melisa, 26 years old, and feeling just as clueless as I was at 15.

I am assured that I have purpose. And with that purpose comes understanding; an understanding that I  am made for more, am capable of doing more, and filled with the hope of there being more. Meaning, I am not done. I'm not done on my journey of becoming; I have not yet become. Although, I am evolving. Like clay in a potters hand, I am losing shape, yet gaining new shape. It is uncomfortable, painful and difficult. More so, it is fulfilling and a joy. I will someday long to relive these days again and so my prayer is that I am present.

Present each morning as I wiggle my toes and I feel the tiny aches in my legs. Present in the laughter that fills our home when we've become delirious because of lack of sleep. Present as I sit at my desk and work towards tomorrows goals. Present as I cook meals that will nourish our bodies and prepare them for the following years. Present as we play with our sweet girl Gretch. Present as I pray for tomorrows future. Present.

It's easy to be dissatisfied with where you are in life, but it's so much better to have joy in knowing that there's more. That someday still exists and things can only get better from here. Your life may not be perfect. I know that mine is not. I would much rather progress over perfection because progress says we're growing. You are stronger each day through your struggles and hardships. You are more, each day, and that is enough.

xo. mel