Welcome to DaisyMaeBelle!

{Named after my 3 Southern girls.}

I’m Melissa.

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I’m so glad you’re here!

I wish I could pour you a glass of sweet tea,

and you could sit here on my front porch

and we could get to know one another.


My Foyer @ DaisyMaeBelle

I’d tell you all about my rusty gate.


5 Burlap Projects @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, my latest burlap projects.


My Dining Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, show you around my dining room.


If you had time, I could make you a fudge pie.

Or if not, I could at least share the recipe with you. . .

I share it with all of my friends 🙂


I hope you’ll follow along as I share my home and projects.

All centered around the hopes of making my home a true haven for my family and friends.

A home that is full of “Southern Comfort.”

Life to the full!



  1. Good morning, cold but sunny morning.

    I have been following your blog for a while now and have really enjoyed it and also the links to the other crafters on your home page.
    I liive in the Boro area and love all things crafts. My favorite is jewelry making which I aspired to making into a business but didn’t have the time because I was working as a RN full time. What I really enjoy doing is teaching other to make jewelry.
    I took early retirement in April of 2012 to allow more time for travels.
    One of my favorite things to do is going to auctions, yard sales and especially estate sales. I see value and promise in all objects.
    I have also taken an interest in the Annie Sloan paints and bought some and supplies but have yet to open the cans.

    I would love to meet you at some point and maybe spend some time learning from you and maybe have a buddy to go to some sales.
    I usually go alone but that is no fun and I don’t shop well with my husband is along.
    If you are interested and have some time let me know. Maybe we can visit.


  2. I found you on facebook and started following your blog. You have some creative ideas and have enjoyed reading about you. I have a barn sale The Hayloft. You should come visit or even see about being a vendor.

  3. I just found your blog from the 10 minute lampshade tutorial on Pinterest. How neat to see you live in Murfreesboro! My husband was just transferred to Nashville and we decided to make this wonderful city home about a month and a half ago– we love it here! Since I am currently not working, I have to been able to focus more on crafting and decorating and it is fun to see someone in my area with similar taste! Maybe we’ll run into each other sometime 🙂

  4. Love your Memorial Day ladder from last year! The Welcome banner is too cute! I found you through Pinterest this evening. Not too far from the ‘Boro. I’m in Franklin. My husband and I met as students at MTSU.

  5. Just “Discovered” your blog today… via Savy Southern Style.. via Vignette Design…. LOL.. and WOW.. You just happen to live in one of my most “FAV” places in the USA!! Love this area and try to head that way with family / friends every October!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas!!! (pssst…. wish I was sipping sweet iced tea on that wrap around porch over in Mayberry with you!!! lol) Terri (Florida)

  6. I just discovered you blog and it is like I was writing it! We seem to have a lot in common….but my vintage truck I will drive will be cherry red!!! Hee Hee! I also decorate a front window in a little shop on our main street. What a wonderful Americana life. Enjoy!

  7. Hi Melissa, just discovered you! I signed up as a follower. Cannot figure out what state you live in. I live in Ohio

  8. I found your blog through Savvy Southern Style and noticed on your lovely gallery wall that you have the name “Skidmore” displayed. My sister Nancy was married to John Skidmore until his death a few years ago. I thought your family may be related as he had a very large family. As I looked through additional rooms in your home I noticed that the photo of your dining room was one that I have hanging on my own inspiration board. I look forward to following your blog and BTW your sofa looks great the way it is. If you ever do get those creamy slips, I would recommend using them only in the spring and summer because it is perfect for cozy fall and winter as is. Thanks for a lovely blog.

  9. Love your blog filled with creative and interesting ideas. Keep up the good work!

  10. I miss your posts, Melissa! I am sure your time is filled with so much. I hope you didn’t give the blog up for good! Drop me a line sometime. I hope all is well with you and the family! Karen

  11. I absolutely love your backyard transformation. It’s quaint and comfortable looking. I, too, have a railroad boxed in swing-set and my kids have outgrown it, so I am looking to re-purpose this spot as you did. I may have missed it somewhere but what did you use for fill around the fire pit and chairs-is it primarily pea gravel or wood mulch? Also, can you recommend what you laid down for a weed barrier before filling? Thanks so much for any info you have time to provide! I can’t wait to start our project.

  12. I absolutely adore your wreaths on your etsy shop and your site is AH-MAZING! 2 years ago I got into painting furniture and I just recently tried my hand at wreath making. My first few were burlap and I LOVED doing them; very relaxing break from full time third shift work and full time school. I can’t wait to branch out and try other methods of wreath making.

    • Thanks so much! I too have painted furniture here and there, but wreath making is my favorite! Isn’t it so much fun!? You can get so creative! Happy wreath making!

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  14. Hi Melissa. I saw that you repinned a wreath post of mine so I looked up your profile etc. I liked what I saw and have decided to Follow you. Thanks for adding the snowball wreath. Wondering where you get your balls? Thanks. M

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