Val Marie Paper


We are so excited to have gotten the opportunity to team up with Valerie Woerner of Val Marie Paper to create product video for her newest line! If you aren’t familiar with her stuff you totally need to be! She is the creator of a ton of beautiful paper products — journals, prints, books, and […]

CORA: when menstruation meets ministry


Did the title of this blog weird you out? Probably. Because we live in a world that kind of shames women for having periods. We know.. the concept of that last sentence makes no sense because it’s a normal, natural thing…but it freaks people out. HOWEVER! We are coming at you today to share a […]

Melissa’s St. Pete Beach Vacation


For my 25th birthday, instead of a simple, traditional present, my mama decided to take me to the beach! She always has a way of taking something that could be just another ordinary day (or birthday, in my case) and making it extra special. This was no exception. So after figuring out how to cover […]

Fixer-Upper: Shelf Edition


For the start of our new little “fixer-upper” series, we’re giving you simple tips to spruce up that shelf that always seems to have too much or not enough on it. We figured by starting with a blank shelf, our series can only get better from here! In our opinion, flowers are the easiest way to make […]

March Goals

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Hey everyone! We’re checking in today to share our goals for this month and hopefully spur you on to create some goals of your own!  Together we really like to challenge each other to write out goals each month to help keep ourselves moving forward and on track in this busy and hectic life. This […]

What’s Up Wednesday


Hello all!! Today we are linking up with Mix and Match Mama to do a What’s Up Wednesday post. We’re joining in with some of our favorite fellow bloggers to answer what is up with our lives currently.  So here we go! What we’re eating this week- Mel: This week’s main dish is Chicken Enchiladas! Its’ a […]



Today, here at Avenue 126 we are celebrating Melissa’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL! I am so thankful for you everyday but it is especially fun to celebrate you for special occasions! Last year I had all of our friends write what they loved about her which was so fun! This year we are headed downtown for […]

Jambo From KENYA!


Jambo (hello) from Kenya! After a horrendously stressful 3 day trip full of bumps in the road, our team finally arrived in Kenya on Saturday — and only a few hours behind our scheduled time (MIRACLE!!!). It seems like every time I get off the plane in Kenya it gets sweeter. This place is home […]

Monday Night Football recap + game day eats!

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Last night our beloved Cincinnati Bengals took their first loss of the season to the Houston Texans (which is still breaking our hearts and confusing us all). Although it was a heartbreaker, the atmosphere of prime time football is unlike anything else. Initially when we planned to go to the game, we were expecting a […]

Weekend at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC

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This past weekend I was in Asheville with my mom, my aunt, and 2 of my cousins. My Aunt Julie, for my 21st birthday (I’m 24), promised to take a girls trip with her daughters and my mom and me. I honestly didn’t even realize we never did it until a few months ago when […]