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I’m Melissa Coon. That’s my husband, Jason (Jay) …and she’s our daughter Sophia Irie – our shining star, our EVERYTHING!  We bought our first home back in 2009, and we’ve tackled our fair share of  DIY projects. When I’m not in pure DIY bliss, I’m putting my creative brain to work designing marketing material,  logos and websites for my  local clients in Tampa, Florida.   You can find out more about my design background below or check out my recent work.

Our home isn’t a fixer-upper. Not that we would have minded the challenge of fixing up our first home. On the contrary, we would have LOVED it! However, our budget and DIY skills were a little lacking in the fixer-upper department, so we opted for a brand new certified Energy Star builder home. The house is jammed packed with love, tons upgrades and good builder’s grade bones.

I was blessed growing up in a beautiful 1878 Queen Anne Victoriana house complete with original millwork, molding, pocket doors, hardwood floors, fireplace and stained glass windows. Over the years, I learned to appreciate the character and details of our family home. My inspiration is to blend vintage décor with modern style in our new home on an almost non existent budget. Lucky for me, my Mom saves everything, so it shouldn’t be too hard to come by vintage décor for, well… FREE! That’ll help out the budget.

We are excited you will be joining us through our creative adventures of big dreams, home ownership, parenthood, and slew of DIY crafty goodness projects buzzing around our creative brains. Thanks for stopping by.

Much Love,
The Coons

Photos were taken by a good friend of mine, Todd Gerhard of Eye Kandy Photography. Email me if you’re interested in his services.

Melissa’s Graphic Design Background

When I’m not buried beneath a pile of projects on our never ending to-do list, I can be found penned up in my studio cranking out edgy marketing campaigns for print, websites, logos, custom wedding/event invitations, greeting cards and social stationery. With over a decade of graphic design experience, there really isn’t any design project I haven’t tackled. For a more in depth breakdown of my skills, please view my Linked In Profile and take a peek at my portfolio.

Do you have ideas waiting to be turned into tangible marketing material? Contact me today to boost your response rates! I’ll help get your brain buzzing and transform your ideas into an effective marketing campaign. Head on over to my services page for a complete list of design solutions I offer.