How to Make: Your Own Vanilla Extract

One of my favorite things about Tonga was buying fresh vanilla pods from the market. They are so incredibly fragrant and delicious-smelling. I was so excited when I got home to try my hand at making fresh vanilla extract for my friends and family. It’s amazing how simple it really[Read more]

Painted Cards

When I finished my Peace Corps service in Tonga last year, I wanted to give some of my best friends something special from me, so I painted these cards as gifts. They’re all significant in some way and depict memories of my service and time spent with my friends there.[Read more]

How to Make: Shell Flowers

When I was in Tonga, one of my favorite things to do was collect shells on the beaches. After a while, I had accumulated quite a few, but wasn’t really sure what to actually do with them. I came upon this ideas of making little flower magnets. It’s fun and[Read more]

Welcome to My New Blog!

 Hello everyone, I’m Melissa, and welcome to my brand new blog, Scavenger Hunt! I’m an avid blog reader and I’ve been toying with the idea of starting my very own blog for some time now.My goal with this blog is to chronicle my life, ideas, and projects in the hopes[Read more]