SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

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mbilodeau@stylemepretty.com
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A handful of beautiful blooms, handwritten notes and pretty parties… These are just a few of the lovely details that keep me going every day. As a blogger, designer and lover of entertaining and stylish soirees, I'm so blessed to be doing what I love day in and day out at Style Me Pretty.

I live on the coast just North of Boston with my husband and our two sweet pets. When I'm not coordinating pretty features for Style Me Pretty, you can find me designing or writing for my personal blog, Bisou Style, crafting a delicious meal, playing with decor or obsessing over gorgeous calligraphy.

I am beyond thankful I am to be doing what I love every. single. day. Working with some of the most talented vendors and bloggers I've ever met is an honor and I can't wait to keep curating the pretty for you!

Recent Posts By Melissa

3 Week Christmas Countdown To Do List

I am fully savoring and soaking up every bit this holiday season—for some reason it is flying by for me, is it for you? With three weeks left until St. Nick comes to town, there's still plenty of time though to cram in all the holiday movies, bake all the Christmas cookies and visually enjoy the layer of pretty frosting we've added to our home decor. See our full countdown list below! You might also love...

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20 Beauty Finds Under $20 Perfect for the Stylish Stocking

My favorite part about our fireplace (aside from all the cozy winter nights) is decorating our mantel for the holidays and of course, hanging the stockings! And then filling them up with goodies on Christmas Eve. Even the fur babies get a little something in theirs. But my personal favorite item to pull out of the stocking? Pretty little items I can add to my beauty collection. From...

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23 Holiday Gifts that You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself

The hardest part of holiday shopping for me? Not buying two of everything. One for the gift receiver and one for me. SO bad, I know! But I have a feeling more than a few of you out there are guilty, too. I mean, how can we resist when the goods are this pretty? My advice? Set aside a budget for those little indulgences. I won't tell!

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10 Gift Ideas for the Person that Has Everything

We all have those people in our lives who are just SO tough to holiday shop for (annoying right?). They already seem to have everything they need and one more candle or tea towel just doesn't feel like it'll impress at all. Don't stress, friends, there are plenty of thoughtful options out there for those have-it-alls and we're rounding up a handful of creative ideas right here!

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Now This is How You Throw an Apres Ski Shindig

I'm pretty sure this might be the cutest holiday party I've ever set my mistletoe loving sights on. No, it definitely IS. From the birch log straws to the plaid tablecloths and throws to the festive bar, Twine Events nailed every inch of this 'Après Ski' shindig captured by Rebecca Yale. Want s'more? Find the rest...

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10 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts that Mom + Dad Will Actually Love

Does anyone else have a super tough time holiday shopping for their parents? I don't know about you but mine are the type that just buy something when they need it. So I try to make my gifts a bit more personal and creative—something they wouldn't otherwise pick up on their own. And let me tell you, this little gift guide took a lot of brain power but I feel like I've got some good ideas for the years to come. Steal...

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25 Holiday Gifts Under $25, That Aren’t Totally Boring

If your holiday shopping list is looking a little too long but your budget is just a bit too slim, it's time to pull out all the stops and get creative in the gifting department friends. Thankfully, there are tons of cutie options for under 25 bucks that'll induce the biggest smiles upon tearing that pretty package open. See our holiday budget picks here!

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How To Make Saying Goodbye to Your Twenties WAY Less Painful

Saying goodbye to a decade is never easy, but it IS a wonderful excuse to throw a celebration to kick off the next ten years ahead. That's exactly what this mama-to-be and event planner Renata of RDT Events + Beauty did for her fab 30th shindig. From the glam bar to the blooming cake, every inch of pretty makes turing...

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20 Toys for Kids That Look Like They’re Straight from the North Pole

My favorite 'toy' growing up was of course, my kitchen set, complete with it's velcro-on-the-table vase and blooms. Remember those? But today's kitchen sets? Are more charming than most real kitchens. Kiddos have it good these days—from fire truck speedsters to...

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Have You Started Your Post-Thanksgiving Checklist?

I'm one of those annoying people who immediately start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving is over. Or, actually during Thanksgiving. I look forward to all the festive fun and those first pretty signs of old man winter that fall from the sky. So you can bet your bottom I've already been chopping away at this list. What are you doing to prep for Christmas and the coldest season to come?

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10 Things To Do if You’re Boycotting Black Friday

I'm not anti-Black Friday (I love me a good deal) but I've also never stepped foot in a store the day after Thanksgiving. I'd rather wait for cyber Monday and take my turkey-stuffed belly to the farm to pick out our tree and deck the halls with Nat King Cole. Are you boycotting Black Friday too? Here are 10 things to do that totally beat the crowds!

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7 Traditions To Start This Thanksgiving Weekend

Not only are we in the season of all things cheer, but it's the time of year that festive traditions come alive and make the holidays such a wonderful time to look forward to. And what better time than Thanksgiving weekend to kick off those traditions. Whether you've got a favorite recipe you make every year, break out your fave seasonal movies...

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3 Ways To Give Your Small Space Big Impact this Holiday Season

There's no doubt that small space living can be a challenge, but never ever let it hold you back my friends. Cozy spaces still deserve big impact and with a few tricks in your back pocket, you'll be wowing everyone who walks through the front door. So, get your holiday hosting hat on loves, along with gorgeous pieces from DHP, we're walking you through the...

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Hosting Thanksgiving? Don’t Forget To Do These 12 Things.

Friends, we're on the 48 hour countdown to Thanksgiving. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the planning and prep? Or maybe you're that super organized person who had it all figured out a month ago? Either way, it's a good idea to run through this little list of do's and don'ts to make sure you've got everything in order. Then, it's time to open that bottle of vino and treat yo'self darlings, happy feasting!

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20 Baby Names Inspired by Favorite Childhood Classics

A few nights ago, my husband came home with a bundle of baby books for our little boy on the way and nearly melted me into a puddle. Daddy-to-be is doing some nesting of his own and it's super cute. And since we're still deciding on the perfect name, what better place to look to for inspiration than some of our favorite childhood classics? Are you on the name hunt too? See some tale-inspired picks below! Make...

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5 Steps to Mastering Black Friday

While some of us are getting ready to host Thanksgiving feasts, others of us are crafting our plan of attack for Black Friday—a day that needs just as much planning. From getting your holiday shopping lists written out to mapping out stores you want to hit up and of course, squeezing in a pit stop for a pumpkin spice latte, here are 5 steps to help...

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Don’t Forget to Keep These Essentials on Hand for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Most of the time, I can wing it pretty easily when we host family and friends for dinner. But Thanksgiving? Is a whole other beast my friends. Whether you're having six guests or twenty, it's always a good idea to keep these essentials on hand for a successful feast!

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10 Essentials for the Ultimate Holiday Survival Kit

Whether you're hosting for the holidays, are planning to brave the airports or just feel straight out nutty after all of the beautiful chaos that those festive moments bring, I think we can all admit that this time of year gets cray. Cheerful, but cray. Keep these holiday survival kit essentials on hand to get to the new year with success! You might also love…

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10 Highly Recommended Must-Haves for Your Baby Shower Registry

Tackling a baby registry is no easy fete, friends. Having just gone through the process myself, I learned that there's a whole lot more to it than clicking 'add' for all the cute stuff (those tiny outfits are dangerous!). There's reading reviews, asking parent friends what they loved best and then figuring out what will work best for you. Thankfully I had a whole lotta mama (and papa) friends who were willing to lend advice, so I thought I'd share...

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25 Fireplaces That’ll Make You Want to Buy a Home with One

Having a fireplace was one of our top 5 must-haves when purchasing a new home. I am actually sitting next to a roaring fire as I type this! There's something about them that completes a home, dont you think? They layer on the cozy and give us an excuse to gather around with family and friends. A dessert to the dining table, if you will. Obsessed with them too? Get your dose of #fireplacegoals right here. You might also love...

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