About Melissa




  • I met my husband when I was 18, he was 20. We moved to NC two months after we met, then headed back to NY 5 months later to finish school. We missed NC so we moved back down two weeks after we got married! We’ve lived here ever since.
  • I own a boutique hair salon in Apex called Salon Anew.
  • I have two chihuahua’s named Archie and Jefferson. They have my heart.  (We named them after Archie Bunker and George Jefferson from “All In The Family”)
  • I am a lifelong recovering sugar addict. Don’t even put a bag of sour patch kids in front of me; I will eat them ALL. I can also devour a plate of nachos, so don’t worry, I don’t discriminate.
  • That being said, I am a very healthy eater, believe it or not and I love to cook.
  • My parents live 5 houses down the road from us, and my in-laws live in our walkout basement! Crazy, right? What were we thinking?! Just kidding, we are so lucky to have awesome parents and enjoy spending time with them!
  • I love to paint furniture, get crafty, and play outside! I strongly believe in the motto, “work hard, play hard!”
  • I hate working out, but I love going for walks and hiking. I only run to get somewhere faster, or to flee for my life.
  • I’m a habitual list maker! I also LOVE to clean, organize, and declutter!
  • I’m a bit of an introvert! I love being around people but I need alone time to “recharge”.

my boys