Melli's Mish Mash

An eclectic collection of crafts, recipes, and odds & ends!

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Sweetheart VoxBox 2013 <3

Influenster is a new site I just signed up for a few months ago! I signed on shortly after seeing people raving about VoxBoxes and showing off goodies and sharing the news that they were rating things! Soon after joining (and realizing I had a decent score yay me!), I was asked if I wanted this box! I said yes and soon found out I was one of the lucky ones who received this VoxBox! It’s my first one and I can easily say I was totally psyched! Here’s an Instagram pic I got when I first opened by box! It is called the Sweetheart VoxBox 2013 and was full of epic goodies to try out!


I was excited! And maybe the pic cut out most of the Skinny Girl bar I got, but never fear I still had it!

First up I took out the Olay Fresh Effect, which included the cleanser AND the Contour cleansing system thingie. It is really easy to use! It made my face feel very refreshed and nice. The system even included a battery! I love it when items that need batteries come with some, I don’t like searching throughout the house LOL. I don’t have a pic of it in use unfortunately (my face is NOT camera friendly lately!) but it was really nice to use. The cleanser did not smell weird either! Some cleansers and acne stuff just smell funny and leave your skin feeling weird. This Olay stuff did not!

Next item up was the Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. I normally don’t do anything fancy with my hair. Just throw it up into a ponytail and call it good! So I gave this a try before a shower just to see how it went. It defitinitely gives you beach waves! I looked like I had just stepped off of the beach after playing in the water for a while! I don’t think I’ll ever buy this product thought, I really have no interest in making my hair like that. I usually cannot wait to get back and shower and get all the salt water out of my hair and the sand off me.

Now I have to say, the Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response deodorant was my favorite item. It’s so hot in AZ, I mean c’mon it’s the middle of the desert, so finding the right stuff that works for you is hard sometimes.  I find that this one works really well! We had some really hot days lately and this deodorant really worked well. It smells like citrus too which is honestly a very nice smell 🙂 My one gripe? It’s more on the expensive side, so unless I have coupons, I will not be able to get this. I really recommend this though for those who are able to afford it or find coupons! When I went back to my old deodorant it just didn’t feel the same. I used this when I had my craft fair, and I was outside all day (I have a sunburn/tan to prove it!) and it did not leave me stinky or feeling like I needed to reapply some quick and spritz myself with body spray!

The SkinnyGirl Daily On-The-Go Bars are pretty good! Only 180 calories and it appears they come in a lot of different flavors! I got a blueberry one, which was really yummy. It was about the same size as average granola bars are, and had yogurt on one side. It was a good snack. You can get a pack of 5 for $9.99 which is my only complaint about this bar. Again, unless I have coupons I will not be getting these! They’re comparable to the Quaker Yogurt granola bars which are 6/under $4 at Walmart. So all in all, it was yummy, but too expensive for this girl to get on a regular basis!

This VoxBox was super fun and I really enjoyed testing out all these products! I can’t wait to see what they send out next 🙂 Thank you Influenster for sending this box!

If you’re curious about this, check out and see how your score is! Sign up and give reviews, it’s actually really fun 🙂


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. This review is my opinion and my experience with the provided products.





This is an update for everyone! My shop will be moving from Etsy to Storenvy! This new platform is where I have my jewelry store, and it will be nice to move to Storenvy for both of my shops! You will find all the items there and all new items will start only being listed in Storenvy!

If you don’t know about Storenvy, it is epic! 100% free to have a store, no fees, and it is incredibly user friendly! I should have started Mish Mash on that platform, but went with what I thought was the easier route of Etsy.

Anyway, take a look around, enjoy the new look and the new products there! I just listed this hat, so feel free to check it out!


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New Striped Hat!

My other striped hat took a quick tour of my Etsy store for a day, before POOF! Someone scooped that bad boy up. So I made this guy to replace it with 🙂 I added a different color and think it looks great!

I’m also getting ready for my craft show tomorrow! Be ready to read all about it in the next few days, I’m super pumped!! Just a little business talk- the storefront will be closed all day Saturday, December 8, while I attend the Holiday Boutique event (craft show) here in Buckeye, AZ! If you’re in the area, come visit me! There will be lots of games, vendors and things to do for everyone!

That aside…. here are pics of the new hat! I’m also working on a custom LSU colored set, that hopefully I can finish up next week! Besides that, I am working on Christmas Gifts and also a pair of neon wrist warmers! I’m planning on starting a cowl, so that I can make that tutorial several of you have asked for 🙂

You guys rock!





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My Holiday Deals!

I just wanted to share these handy picture guides to all my sales that I have going on! Please feel free to share them, and I hope you are able to take advantage of these amazing sales during this Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday weekend! 


If you have any deals you’d like to share, feel free to leave them in the comments 🙂

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Luxury Wrist Warmers

This is my latest custom order of wrist warmers! Jessica, of Sew Do Something, was the lucky one who received them. They are made from one of my favorite yarns, Loops and Threads in the color called “Luxury.” I think they came out beautifully.

If you like this pair, and would like your own, here is the custom listing in my store for you to get them. As a special for the holiday season, I am offering 15% off your entire purchase if you use code HOLIDAY15 when you check out 🙂 Enjoy!

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Holiday News!

Hello there 🙂 

I have some epic news! My first craft fair will be taking place this weekend, November 17 and 18. It is located at the Word of Life Church, in Surprise, AZ. If you’re nearby, please come out and visit me! There will be other crafters and vendors there, so you may be able to get some of your Christmas shopping knocked out.

My other craft show will be December 8th for the Buckeye Hometown Holiday Boutique and Winter Wonderland. This is the 8th annual one and there is even a parade scheduled for after the fun day! So come out and visit this one as well, there will be a lot of things to do for the entire family!  

That said, I have a few things to tell you guys!

1. The storefronts will both be closed during the days of the craft fairs. After the craft fairs, whatever items are left will be available in the online storefronts when the stores are reopened November 19th and December 9th. *The stores will be open during all days that I do not have craft fairs* Before putting the stores on vacation mode, I will be sure to remind everyone.

2. If you want a custom order and want it BEFORE Christmas, please be sure to place them in a timely fashion. I cannot guarantee arrival of the item before Christmas if orders are placed after December 14th. This also goes for ready made items that are already in stock on the storefront. *Once I have dropped off your item at USPS I am not responsible for how long the package takes, that is dependent on them and them alone* 

That said, Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you enjoy this time of the year and all the festivities!