Saturday, 7 December 2013

Instagram

Hey y'all...
So, I have an Instagram now. It's pretty cool.
If any of you want to follow me, my username is Melanie_raye89.
Love,
Melanie Raye.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 53: Social Skills

http://www.youtube.com/v/dvYNbc1h3po?version=3&autohide=1&autohide=1&feature=share&showinfo=1&autoplay=1&attribution_tag=rGV34ZetPUkei-GHrAkSWg

latest vlog episode :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The 6 "L's" of Positive Guidance

Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you the 6 L's of positive child guidance that I came up with for a Toastmasters speech.

Level- get down to the child's level.
Look- make eye contact.
Listen- find out what the child is feeling. Use your eyes and touch to listen as well as your ears.
Logical Consequences- let natural consequences rule- eg, you make the mess, you clean it up.
Lesson- recap with the child : "what did we learn from this?"
Love- hugs, kisses, let the child feel reconciled to you and other offended parties. When it's over, let it be over. Don't hold a grudge.

There ya go!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 50: Acknowledgements



saying thanks to some special supportive people :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 49: Trying New Things



latest vlog episode!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 49: Trying New Things



latest vlog episode!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 48: Having A Cause



latest vlog episode!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Anime

In the past, my only experiences with anime were Pokemon, Digimon, and Sailor Moon. Other than that, I thought that anime was pretty weird. And while in some cases that may still be true ("Howl's Moving Castle", anyone?) I have learnt at Jacques' birthday party tonight that anime can actually be very funny. This reinforces the idea for me that it is important to be open to new things.

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Experimenting with my hair

I love experimenting with my hair. Especially because it's so long. Last week I did a gorgeous twisty-bun, and then last night I french-braided a green ribbon through my hair. Just because. Sometimes it's fun to do things for no particular reason. Plus, it can be very therapeutic.
So this week, find something you want to do, and then do it, "just because".

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 45: Talking It Out



new vlog episode :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Getting out of bed

I know I should be getting out of bed right about now, but I just wanted a few more minutes to enjoy the comfortable warmth. The opportunity to do this comes around a lot less often nowadays.
Ooh, by the way guys, I'll be doing some more filming today, so stay tuned for a new vlog episode either later this afternoon or this evening.

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Punctuality

For those of you who know me, you will know that being on time is important to me.
I think it's respectful to be punctual for things. It shows that you value the other person's time. If you are running late, it is important to contact the other person and let them know. This is especially important if the other person is like me- if someone is late, I start to worry and panic that something must have happened to them. I have an active imagination that likes to assume the worst.
So please guys, show good manners when it comes to punctuality. People appreciate it when you show respect in this way.

Love,
Melanie Raye.

A Special Friendship

So there is this girl. We've only known each other for a few months. But in that time, we've grown really close. I love her so much, and I really value our friendship. She makes me feel so special. She spends time with me. We speak each other's love languages. We have the same sense of humour. She makes me smile. And she is my ally. I hope all of you can be blessed with a friendship like this.

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Life group

Just waiting for my best friend to pick me up for life group. She's awesome like that :) and she does a fabulous job of running the group too.
Hope y'all have a wonderful night :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Hello!

Lunch time! Eating butter chicken and feeling grateful to have such a good job. Hope you all are good!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Signing in with my phone

Hey guys, I now have the blogger app on my phone, so u can expect to see more short written blogs from me :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sharing My Journey

I know I'm being super open and honest in my vlogs on here lately, but I want to share with you guys the journey that I am going through. I am trying to teach myself (over again) that my best is good enough. That I as a person am good enough. Sometimes I become so stressed about not being "up to par" either in my studies, work, or as a person in general, that I become paralysed with fear, and then nothing gets done. I am re-learning (for the umpteenth time) that I am already accepted and loved by God, and that he doesn't look at my appearance or my performance- He looks at my heart. And when He looks at me, this is what He sees: "All beautiful you are, my darling. There is no flaw in you". (Song of Songs 4:7)

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 39: Self Talk



new vlog episode!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 36: Stressed Out



new vlog episode...probably one of the most honest and open vlogs I have done...

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0oqh9UT48

new vlog episode :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 10: Pillars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcEIoI6kkFM&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

new vlog episode!!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 9: All About Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqP8rPYaYfk&feature=youtu.be&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

new vlog episode! get to know me better!
Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 8: Pressing In

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_tdx0V90v8&feature=youtu.be&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

new vlog episode

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 7: Peace-maker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vas2aL4qA38&feature=youtu.be&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

new vlog episode for you guys!

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Melanie Raye's Vlog, Episode 6:Tangled Up In Knots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpjDVS2SRc&feature=youtu.be&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

new vlog episode for y'all :)

Love,
Melanie Raye.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeN91PLw4tA&safety_mode=true&safe=active&persist_safety_mode=1

Here's the link to my latest vlog episode- check it out!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Blog meets Vlog

Hello blogger friends!
Sorry it's been so long!

I have been coming up with a great new project- my own youtube vlog!
I will be filming and uploading the first episode in a few days...and...wait for it...I will be posting each and every vlog episode here, on my blog! That way, all of you will be able to see them too.

I have been thinking about this for a while now, and I am at the point where I feel ready to embark on this mission.

I love you all so much! Remember,you ARE beautiful.

Love,

Melanie Raye.