Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pleasantly Suprised!

So my hubby optimistcally encouraged me to pursue a little girl's boutique and here I am, never knowing that most of my orders would actualy be for grown women! I guess there is an inner "princess" in all of us!

If there is something you see at the boutique, please do not hesitate to email me: or add me on Facebook - The Pretty Little Princess Boutique or Melissa Norris-Paladino (in your friend request, please note that you are inquiring about the boutique).

Thank you so much to the outpour of support I have been given and all of your referrals! I can't wait to share with all of you my future creations. I just might be expanding the boutique to women...who knows :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hi everyone -

I just wanted to post a few pictures of some custom orders I recently did.

If you have a facebook, please visit - The Pretty Little Princess Boutique and become a fan!

I try to update as much as possible, but if you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me at:

Have a great week!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Contest #2

Ok all you parents out there (men or women). You have a week to submit your entries. I thought my mom's idea was a pretty neat one so I stole it (thanks momma). Tell me what being a parent means to you.

Email your entry to me at:

Contest ends next Saturday at 11pm

Prize to be announced
Good luck!

Busy Days Ahead...

Since receiving my first order, I have been literally go, go, go! Well, the hustle and bustle started way before then but now it's even busier.

I use to spend my days at home with my daughter or mother/daughter gatherings with my other mommy friends. I now have very little time to myself, but that's OK. This is my 2nd job, being a mommy will always come first - not to mention trying to help the shelter animals...

Yesterday was almost a 20-hour straight day for me, I suppose it is going to be like that for a while until I have my website launched, as well as my records and accounting junk set up and in order. I love the challenge of creating this whole thing from scratch and as I often say, "building this from scratch, has surely left me scratching my head in confusion". But! that's part of the exhileration. I'm not one to just sit around and wait for an opportunity to come to me, I'm going out there to grab it before someone else does. Call me competative, but the only person I'm competing with is myself. Often I feel discouraged or unsure about my new plans or business ventures, but then I tell myself that I will only get out of this what I put in to it. It's so true. My 20-hour days WILL PAY OFF! :)

Keep checking back, as I will be holding another contest very soon. I need to get back to finishing 2 custom orders for tonight!

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at:

Thank you for reading and happy Saturday to everyone :)

<3 M

Monday, April 19, 2010


Congratulations to both Jenni Newman and Allison Gonzales! You are both winners and thank you for participating in our first contest. Now, come and claim your prize ;)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We are on our way!

Just ordered the business cards everyone! So excited!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

To Be A Mommy...

Is the greatest gift I could have ever been given. Reese Nicole-Frances, was born on the 2 year anniversary of my father's passing, turning November 24th from a day of mourning, in to a day of celebration - a celebration of LIFE.

I didn't think I was ever going to be able to conceive a child. It took almost 4 years, but we were truly blessed with such an amazing child. Because I was about to be a mommy, I learned to be healthy for the first time in almost 15 years. I stretched beyond my own comfort zone, faced my insecurities that I buried ALIVE and flat out became a different woman - a healthy woman.

My daughter changed my life the moment I found out I was pregnant. She saved me. She saved my relationship. She turned me from this little girl in to a WOMAN.

To be a mommy, means sacrifice. I sacrifice, I protect, I love unconditionally, I nurture - all because I AM A MOMMY <3

Mommy Contest :)

Hey, all you mommies out there - brand new or experienced, I am looking for YOU!!!!

In 500 words or less, please tell me what being a mommy means to you...The winner will be chosen based on your answer and the prize? Your choice of any bow in my collection!

I cannot wait to see the entries. After the contest ends, I will blog my answer as well. Deadline for entries is 11pm on April 19th. Ready-set-GO!!!

Good luck!