Monthly Archives: June 2010

Slow Jam Contest Winner!

Thank you for all of the comments and sharing your memories of your very first slow jam! Brought back a lot of silly memories, huh? So all of you who left comments were entered to win the Melinda Mae Check Me Out Clutch and the winner was…LORETTA! And for those of you who did not win, check your email as you will receive a 20% discount code for your next online Melinda Mae order! Thanks again for the comments and CONGRATULATIONS Loretta! Thanks for sharing your memory of Toni Braxton’s “Breathe Again”!


Loretta…please email me at with your address so I can send you your prize! =)

Melinda Mae Wedding Day Emergency Kit

For me, 2010 and 2011 are fully packed with weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties. It’s an exciting and extremely stressful time since weddings are such life-changing events and there is so much planning that goes into a wedding.  I have a family member getting married very soon and I can see the mountain of tasks and details that need to be taken care of before the big day. So as a bridal shower gift, I gave her a Melinda Mae Wedding Day Emergency Kit, which is simply a medium-sized Melinda Mae handbag with all of the necessary wedding day items.  Here is the Melinda Mae handbag that I made for her to match her wedding colors.

Melinda Mae Wedding Day Emergency Kit

And to turn this Melinda Mae handbag into a Wedding Day Emergency Kit, I filled it with the following items:

  • First Aid Kit (just in case of cuts/scratches..want to make sure not to get blood on the wedding dress!)
  • nail clipper and nail file (for broken nails)
  • feminine products (for an unlucky coincidence)
  • hairspray, bobby pins & hair ties (for any hair touch-ups)
  • floss (we don’t want anything in the teeth for pictures!)
  • chewing gum (gotta make sure you have fresh breath during the vows!)
  • sewing kit (for loose beads/buttons or threads)
  • flip-flops (for tired feet after wearing fancy heels all day)
  • oil-blotting sheets (so you’re not shiny in pictures)
  • hand sanitizer (no germs please!)
  • lotion (for ashy elbows)
  • Tide To Go Pen (this is a must for clumsy or accident-prone ladies like me!)
  • Any other necessary items for the bride!

I have also used a Melinda Mae Large Tote for these Wedding Day Emergency Kits so that the bride can include anything else she thinks she will need on the day of the wedding. These Emergency Kits are great because the bride will have so many other things on her mind that these kits make sure that she will be prepared for any little emergencies. The bride can also use her emergency kit as a handbag after all of the wedding festivities are done!

If you are interested in putting together a Melinda Mae Wedding Day Emergency Kit, email me at and we can find a specific fabric to match any wedding colors and pick the size that will fit everything the bride needs! You can also check on the Melinda Mae website to see if there are any fabrics that match the bride’s personality. Any fabric on the site can be made into a medium or large bag.

Congratulations to all the brides-to-be!

Slow Dance with me and win a Melinda Mae clutch!

Haha Ok…So I don’t really mean that you literally have to slow dance with me to win a Melinda Mae clutch. haha Let me tell you how this came about…

Mariah Carey's first album

The other day, FUSE was showing a Mariah Carey Takeover where they were playing all of Mariah’s hit music videos and songs. And they played “Vision of Love”  from Mariah’s first album and I was instantly taken back to my memory of my very first slow dance. It’s funny how I can still remember which song it was after all of these years. I can even remember who it was with, where I was and how nervous I felt to have my very first slow dance. I love how certain songs can bring me back to these very specific memories. After remembering a bit of the past, I thought I would get to know all of you better and have you share which song you danced your very first slow dance to too! And since I haven’t done a give-away in awhile, I decided that by commenting on this post with your first slow dance song, you will also be entered to win this new Melinda Mae clutch from the Melinda Mae Spring 2010 line!

Melinda Mae Check Me Out! Clutch (with pink lining)

Check Me Out! Clutch

So thank you in advance for reminiscing with me about your first slow dance. =) I hope this brings back some great memories and wins one of you a brand new Melinda Mae clutch! Please post your songs by Monday, June 7th and I will announce the winner of the Melinda Mae Check Me Out clutch on Tuesday, June 8th. =)