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My guest for The Happy Half Hour #7 is my friend, Melanie Shankle. Melanie is a Happy Hour favorite. You can listen to her first appearance on episode #35 here.

Melanie is working on writing a new book. So, she shares how she recharges in the middle of stress and chaos, and what helps her to be successful. She and I relate on how we've resolved to choose our own battles, which inevitably leads to some interesting outfits for our daughters.

And of course, Melanie and I cover all the usuals – her new favorite TV obsession, her new favorite song, her recent reads, her favorite app and I think maybe the most hilarious pet peeve we've heard so far. All the links are below for you to peruse and enjoy.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Melanie's Books

Southern Charm

Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling!

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld + Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin + The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


Connect with Melanie

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


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