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Three Important Budget Categories You May Be Missing.

Budget, Budget Categories, Finances, Broke on Purpose

I talk a lot about how having a budget is one the main reasons we are able to successfully pay off debt every single month. The budget allows you to tell your money where to go so that at the end of the month you’re not wondering where it went.  We sit down and go Read More

Focus on What Really Matters When Planning Your Family

Astroglide TTC Focus on What Matters When Family Planning

  In the past family and friends would always ask my Husband and I when we planned on having a baby. With me being in Graduate school the idea of bringing a child into the world with my limited contribution to our income coupled with the fact that I didn’t have a normal work schedule Read More

How to Incorporate the Pineapple Trend into Your Wardrobe

Pineapple Trend, Pineapple Fashion

This post was sponsored by ShopatHome.com, but the love of Pineapples is all my own.   Every summer I fall in love with the pineapple trend. This summer the Pineapple trend took the world by storm with chic and modern pineapple apparel being found everywhere. Of course I wanted it all, but there’s this thing Read More

The Mitsubishi Mirage Turned me into a Local Celebrity!

Mitsubishi Mirage Plasma Purple, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi

  It’s not every day I get to ride around in a car where pedestrians give me the thumbs up and the neighboring cars at a light want to engage with me in a conversation about the awesome color. It was weird having to say “Excuse me”, to people who’d innocently stopped to look so that I could Read More

AD Grandma’s Southern Green Beans with Candied Bacon

Southern Green Beans with Candied Bacon, Green Beans, #summeryum #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerYum #CollectiveBias BBQ’s and Cookouts are great, but everyone knows that the best thing about these gatherings are the sides.  I love a good side dish, I mean let’s be real here you can only put so much meat Read More

Three Tips to Help you Live Radiantly this Summer.

St Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion, #liveradiantly, SkinCare, Being Melody, Melody Wright

During the summer, some of my brightest head-turning colors come out to play while my heavy foundations go into hibernation. I’m a Leo so by nature summer is the time when I really start to bloom and my personality shows, however, no lioness wants to be walking around her pride with her makeup melting off Read More

How Getting out of Debt is Helping me to Lose Weight

How Getting out of Debt is helping me to lose Weight, Weightloss, 21 Day fix, Debt Free

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my results from one round of the 21 Day Fix. I’d dropped 6lbs and over 5 inches. After the 21 Day Fix was over I decided to continue doing the workouts, but instead of following the eating plan to letter I threw in a couple of Read More

Why the Droid Turbo is the one Accessory to Help you Stay on Trend.

Droid TurboFI

For most fashionistas, the most important pieces of an outfit are the accessories. The secret to creating the perfect outfit is to start off with a base article of clothing, this could be your favorite jeans or a favorite t-shirt. Once you’ve chosen your base you can then decided what look you’re going for. Is it playful Read More

Ten Cruelty-Free Natural Hair Companies You Should Be Trying

Cruelty Free Hair ProductsFI

Going Natural is a huge transition. Women go natural for many different reasons with one main reason being to escape the damage that was caused relaxers and heat styling tools. The first time I went Natural, back in 2009 was due to the fact that wearing my relaxed hair was not conducive to my gym Read More

Michael Todd True Organics SoniClear Review

Soniclear

Skin care isn’t something that I talk about often on the blog however, it is something that I am very big on. The reason why you won’t see much skin care on Being Melody is because it takes me a while to really sit down and review skin care lines. It’s an actual process where Read More

Create Custom Works of Art with your Pets

Jada and Jujubee FunShare Paintings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias All across my social media timelines I’ve been watching my friends with children get excited about the start of summer and plan out their summer itineraries. Thier plans consist of summer camps, swimming lessons, random trips Read More

May 2015 Broke on Purpose Wrap up and June 2015 Goals.

May Broke on Purpose ResultsFI

  May was an interesting month when it came to our finances. The current debt that we are on as far as our Debt Snowball goes is our Upromise Credit Card which held a balance of $4188. Here’s the breakdown of how we planned to attack it: Minimum Payment: $78 Debt Snowball Payment: $472 Add’l Read More