Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Help Me Rename My Blog.. Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Once upon a time, way back in the year 2010, I began this blog. I had just found out I was pregnant with Mason, and keeping up on things via blogging was the cool thing to do. So I started blogging, because I obviously follow the crowd often (ha!). I sat and stared at the screen while setting things up trying to think of a name for my space. It was hard and I didn't want to put too much thought into it, so my sarcastic title of Just Another Day was born. Like, oh I just found out I am pregnant.. just another day. Get my sarcasm? Yeah, not too profound.
I've put a lot of thought into it over the past few months and have decided I want to rename my blog. But, I can't come up with a good title! That is where you come in. I need your help, brainstorming, creativity, yada yada.. and all that thinking might just pay off. The person who suggests the title I end up choosing will win a $50 Amazon gift card. That's right, folks, this is a big deal.

 
Perhaps you are new here or don't know me all too well. That's okay, I am going to give you a little insight on my life, which is what I mostly end up writing about. Some of this may be irrelevant, but perhaps it'll spark an idea for you. You can also go back and look through some of my older posts to get a feel of things.


My name is Melissa Morris.
I am a wife to a basketball coach, Tyler.
I have three kids. Mason who will be 3 in November and identical twin girls Elliot and Finnley who will be one towards the end of this month.
I have Danish blood  pulsing through my veins and am quite proud of my heritage.
I enjoy sewing and crafting and have an Etsy shop called Dejigle.
I have many dreams and love to daydream. Some of those dreams include:
Homesteading. Faming, self sufficiency, in the country.. the whole shebang
Owning a store with stuff I've refurbished (think furniture) or crafted
Unschooling our kids
Paying off all our debt
Buying an RV again and doing some heavy duty traveling
Actually, those dreams maybe shouldn't be called dreams, because they are going to happen! Someday.


I love looking at houses and took a class to become a real estate agent.. but didn't follow through with that.
Peanut butter, coffee, butter, chocolate, bread.. all foods I'd have a really hard time giving up.
I went to a small, private college and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education. I taught 7-12 band and choir for a year. I am 100% sure I do not want to be a school teacher ever again. Private lessons, perhaps.
I enjoy doing activities with my kiddos and also sharing about them.


I am very passionate about certain parenting/lifestyle choices such as:
Peaceful parenting and non punitive discipline
Using reusable products (cloth diapers, family cloth, glass storage, cloth napkins, etc.)
Limiting plastics in our house, especially in the kitchen
Being educated about all the toxins in our lives (flame retardants to vaccines, kitchenware to tap water, building materials to lawn care) and making good decisions on related choices
Natural birth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, baby-led weaning, bed sharing, so on and so forth
I am human and slip up/slack off. Like, my kids wear disposable diapers to bed. We also have plenty of plastic toys.


My house looks messy lived in most of the time. I wish it were clutter free, but with three small children and being home majority of the time, that doesn't happen right now. At the end of the day, I need some time to relax.
While we aren't sure what God's plan is, our plan is to be done having kids. 3 is our number.
I love spending time on the internet, mostly reading and researching, but I definitely waste some time on Facebook and sometimes Pinterest.
I am a stay-at-home-mom.
I take a lot of pictures and enjoy doing so.


I really like to cook. I also enjoy not cooking and eating out sometimes.
My happiest times are those spent with family, close and extended.
I'm a sucker for a good food/health documentary. I think we relate most to the WAPF diet out of all the different ones out there.
I was raised a Christian and while we don't belong to a church yet, we'd love to find one we like.
Mama is what my kids call me.
Being a mom is the highlight of my life right now.

{{End of my life in a nutshell}}

Here is how you can enter to win this $50 Amazon gift card.
Leave me a comment on this post or my Facebook page {here} suggesting what you think would be a good title for my blog. That's it! And you know what? You can make as many suggestions as you want.. so long as you don't recite the entire dictionary. Because, well, that would be annoying.
On September 23rd, the contest is over. I will have chosen a new name for my blog. And perhaps, you will be $50 richer? In Amazon money, of course.
You may want to follow along with me via email, Facebook, Twitter, Feedly, etc. (whatever floats your boat), so you will see what the winning title is. If you are too cool for that, ahem, be sure to leave your email address so if your bright idea wins, I can get you your Amazon gift card.

Now, get those creative juices flowing! Name my blog, I'm counting on you.

*Have a question about me that would help you out? Ask! Or email me.
**If you suggest the winning title and someone else suggested the same thing.. the person who suggested it first wins.

16 comments:

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One + Two = Whee! (more to come. I love coming up with names for things!)

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Life in a Minor Key - because you love music and have all those littles!

The Curve of the Earth - because that photo of your husband and son walking into the distance. you live in a place and in a space that lets you see the big picture AND the tiny people in it.

Half Pint Chronicles - for the Little House on the Prairie references and the name "Melissa" reminds me of Melissa Gilbert!

Shooting Stars Mag said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh So Natural - because you seem to like to do things natural and you like the outdoors, etc.

Creating My Own Life - includes kids, your cooking, your etsy shop, and just living life the way you want

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Playing Zone - for obvious reasons

Mama Mel's Musings

Little Hands, Little Time, Big Life

Shooting Stars Mag said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just thought of another possible idea...

The MELting Pot. highlight Mel for your name, obviously, but a melting pot means you care about and post about a variety of things.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Katlyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mama Melissa's Darling Danes

or

Mama, Mason, and The Twins

If I think of more, I'll be back.

Katlyn
extremecouponer83 at gmail dot com

Amy Williams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Take 5....since I know you're a Dave Brubeck fan and you can always use a break.

Melissa's Musings....

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

More Little House/Laura Ingalls Wilder inspiration:

"The Nicest Word" after her quote: Home is the nicest word there is.

"This Earthly Life" after the line: “This earthly life is a battle,' said Ma.

"Happy Golden Years"

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

More ideas...
Home Grown
My Crazy Fairytale
Once Upon a Fairytale

Charmaine Clancy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wandered past and wanted to say how gorgeous your blog is!

Sounds to me you have some great ideas that would assist lots of families to create stress-free, poison-free lives, perhaps there's an ebook in the making here?
I'd suggest checking out sites like TheHappinessProject if that's what you'd like to do. I'll be starting my site up soon called HappyFamilyChallenge (not much there yet).

Think of a name for your movement, what you'd like people to get from your blog - or if you would just like to keep it personal, maybe CreativeFamilySnippets (snippets is set to be the next big buzz word!).

Good luck with choosing a name!

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

More...
Living Life One Diaper at a Time
Back to the Basics
Far From Just Another Day :)

Adrienne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There are some great ideas here! i'm terrible at this kind of thing and I really love the name you currently have!!!!

Skye said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I honestly do not have a name because I'm just not that creative... but I have to say I enjoyed learning so much about you and your life! Love it! :)
Great idea for a giveaway to choose a new name by the way!

Skye said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I honestly do not have a name because I'm just not that creative... but I have to say I enjoyed learning so much about you and your life! Love it! :)
Great idea for a giveaway to choose a new name by the way!

MeganCaceres said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I'm new here but would like to try and help you rename your blog. :)

Five Strings Attached
(you+hubby+kids= 5, into the attachment parenting lifestyle, and you're musical)

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Okay, prepared to be overwhelmed!
My Pioneer Life in the Burbs
Living Life Naturally
A Dane in a Dutch town (Michael's)
Living Clean & Green'
Mommying as Nature Intended
Big World, Bigger Dreams
Life Unscripted
Frugally Yours
Living and Loving Centsibly
Pioneer Parenting
Life From My View
Two Peas and a Ning
Half Pint Happenings
Our Family, Organically Grown