Hire Me

Are you in need of a reliable assistant?

You came to the right place!

My name is Melissa Stevenson. I am married and have one adult daughter who is the apple of my eye (hence the name of my company).

I would really like to help you save your sanity and time, decrease your level of stress and allow you to concentrate on building your business to the next level.

How does that sound?


Here are a few ways I can accomplish these tasks:

1. Content Production

As a blogger I can help you generate new blog post ideas, research, proofread, etc.  I’d love to help you with any stage of the content production process. I can handle it all (and in the backend of WordPress too) from generating new blog post ideas, to editing your work or writing posts, email newsletters and content magnets from scratch.

2. Customer Happiness

Let me help you offer a great customer service without having to hire an entire department. I would strive to maintain or take your customer service to another level of satisfaction.

3. Email Management

Email causes more headaches to web-based business (or to anyone that has to maintain an email account). Consider me the answer. I will handle all incoming, outgoing, sorting, etc. This will save you major time that you can focus on what you do best!

3. Pinterest

I can create/update your Pinterest account so that it is a true reflection of your business. This includes creating boards, landing page, pictures for your pins, research on pins to add to your boards, etc.


Fall/Winter Face Care


Face care is very important with the cold weather coming.  Here are some cleansers and moisturizers that will help keep your skin moist and comfortable.  Enjoy.


ultra-calmingUltra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

This gentle foaming cleanser lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without overdrying or aggravating even very sensitive skin. Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS®CALMING FEVERFEW®, a natural ingredient related to chamomile, it helps reduce the appearance of redness and is gentle enough to use every day. It’s also fragrance free, soap free, noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic.


aveeno-2Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad SPF 30

This daily moisturizer is clinically proven to even tone and texture in just 4 weeks to reveal naturally radiant skin. With ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and natural light diffusers, it helps improve the look of brown spots, leaving your skin looking luminous. It’s oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

Clinically shown to improve:
– Tone
– Texture
– Brown Spots
– Dullness
– Blotchiness


aveeno3Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

This unique, skin-nourishing daily moisturizer harnesses the power of ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and salicylic acid to help clear up blemishes and improve the health of your complexion. This oil-free formula, with a proven acne-fighting ingredient, clears and helps prevent breakouts, and helps even out skin tone. Oil free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and gentle enough to use every day.

Bobbi Brown

bobbi-1 Soothing Cleansing Oil

Made with Jasmine Flower Extract plus Kukui Nut Oil to soothe skin and a moisturizing blend of organic oils—including Sunflower, Olive and Jojoba—to dissolve surface impurities and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. (Your cleansing routine never felt more luxurious.)


bobbi-2 Hydrating Face Cream

Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose and Bobbi’s signature Enriched Mineral Water Blend leave skin feeling smooth and plumped, plus visibly fresh and glowing. In addition, Algae Extract moisturizes and conditions skin while Caffeine provides soothing properties.


bobbi-3Detox & Hydrate Set

This super-charged skincare routine is all you need to survive party season: Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover gently and thoroughly dissolves last night’s look; emollient-rich Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser gets skin squeaky-clean without stripping away moisture; and Instant Detox Mask extracts even the most deep-seated toxins and impurities. Camomile and Aloe-infused Hydrating Face Tonic soothes stressed-out skin and prepares it for hydration; while best-selling Hydrating Face Cream and Hydrating Eye Cream instantly infuse skin with nutrient-rich moisture to bring you back to square one.


ultra-gentle Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Unlike some other foaming cleansers that can leave skin feeling dry, tight or irritated, Neutrogena® Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser provides a superior clean without the damage of some harsh cleansers. Its patented formula is gentle enough for all skin types and clinically proven to protect skin’s natural barrier, while removing 99% of dirt, oil and makeup. Science proves it. Dermatologists recommend it. Beauty editors and customers love it.

Why its foaming formula is superior:
Hypoallergenic fragrance
Removes 99% of impurities without over-drying
No added parabens, soaps or dyes

water-gelHydro Boost Water Gel

This new lightweight water gel absorbs quickly to nourish dehydrated, dry skin. It delivers vital hydration, which is the source of glowing skin, whenever you need it. So your skin will stay hydrated and smooth, with a healthy-looking glow.

  • Oil-free and smooth to the touch
  • Absorbs quickly into skin
  • Lightweight and non-sticky
  • Instantly quenches skin


simple-1Hydrating Cleaning Oil

New Simple® Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleaning Oil – our rinse-off cleansing oil is made with 100% pure grapeseed oil, which is light in texture and infused with skin-loving ingredients such as Vitamins A & E that leaves all skin types thoroughly cleansed, instantly hydrated and soft.
And as per all Simple® products, no artificial perfume or color and no harsh chemicals, so it won’t upset your skin.


simple-2 Moisturizing Facial Wash

Our Moisturizing Facial Wash leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished, plus it’s a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins.


simple-3 Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

Our Replenishing Rich Moisturizer leaves your skin replenished and nourished all day long, instantly doubling skin’s hydration. Plus, it’s a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin.



Try to get the hummm back

See what happens when one of our own lost her hmmm...
See what happens when one of our own lost her hmmm…

Could you say “yes” to the things that scare you for an entire year?

That is what Shonda Rhimes (creator or Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, etc.) did.  Speaking in front of people, acting, being on live TV, etc.

During a TED Talk, she opened up about how she conducted this experiment and I REALLY think this will hit home with many of you, it did me.

Work, Work, Work
Work, Work, Work

Shonda points out that she defines herself by the work that she does.  She openly calls herself a tyrant.  She talks about loving the “hummmm” she hears in her head.



What is the “hummmm”?  The “hummmm”, she explains is the result of what she hears when everything in her work life is going great.

Shonda’s daughters know that she was a hard worker.  They knew that she is the happiest when she is working.

Who am I ?

Then one day… it’s gone.

No more “hummmm”.  Nothing.

Burnout? Maybe.

Overloaded? Probably.

Going through the motions? No love for her work.

She didn’t know what to do.  Who was she? She was lost!

What happens when you lose your hmmmm?
What happens when you lose your hmmmm?

Then one day her youngest daughter asks her, as she was on the way out, “mama, do you want to play”?  She found herself getting ready to say “no” when she remembers her experiment and therefore says “yes”.

Playing…It Saved Her Family

As she starts playing with her daughters and all the little sticky fingers and the gooey kisses, she realizes that all she has to do is focus on her girls.  The work—out there, doesn’t matter.  It’s okay.  She is safe, playing.


Then it happens.  It wasn’t loud and she has to sit really still to hear it.

It was a distant and soft…it was A “hummmm”-

Not the same “hummmm” but nevertheless – A “hummmm”.

This “hummmm”, was Love, Joy, Life!

She now always says “yes” to play.  Why? It is a way to continue to hear the “hummmm”.  This “hummmm” fills her up and rejuvenates her- remember this “hummmm” is Love, Joy, Life – instead of work, work and more work.

She realizes that the work becomes easier, she was able to be creative again and she loved her work- again.

The Love, Joy and Life that she got from playing with her daughters allowed her to realize that her work didn’t define her, rather her new “hummmm” did.

Why Did We Stop Playing?

She wonders the same thing.

It is the love that we share with our family, friends, pets, etc.  It’s the joy of meeting friends for lunch and coffee on Sunday instead of spending the weekend behind the computer.  It’s the life that we build outside of our work.

It’s saying “yes” to our children when they want to play and saying “yes” when our significant other wants to go for a walk.  As a result, it’s giving yourself permission to say “yes”.

Remember, that if you say “yes” to play, you might just find and continue to hear your “hummmm”.