Family Feastin' with Milk and Eggs


Ever wanted your groceries delivered right to your doorstep, without ever having to leave the house? That's where Milk and Eggs comes into play. Between the hours of 5AM - 7AM, Milk and Eggs will conveniently deliver all of the items from your online shopping cart straight to your home address packed in bright yellow insulated bags. This grocery delivery service is perfect for those with long work hours or busy schedules, as you can save a trip and skip the checkout lines whenever you please!


Discount Code:

Use "missmichelle" for $20 off an online purchase of $40 or more from Milk & Eggs.





Today, I've partnered with Milk and Eggs to share with you guys all of the amazing collection of ingredients that they have on their website. Plus, I included my favorite recipe that you can recreate at home because I love sharing recipes with you guys! If you haven't already, be sure to follow my Instagram and Instastories for daily updates - you're bound to find a few recipes in my Instastories every now and then too ;) From Asian vegetables to Italian pasta and more, Milk and Eggs has seriously got it ALL! After browsing their website for hours (because let's be honest, who doesn't love shopping for food?), I finally decided on a huge assortment of ingredients that ranged from caffeinated beverages to fresh vegetables to tender meats. My family and I whipped up countless recipes with our groceries for the entire WEEK and couldn't thank Milk and Eggs enough for this hearty feast! Be sure to check one recipe I love making for the family below and let me know in the comments section which photo makes YOUR mouth water! (Insert drool emoji)

Out of all of the recipes and ingredients I used for this collaboration, I definitely wanted to highlight a few top favorites and would love to share them with you below!

Favorite Items:

Favorite Recipe:


Mashed Potatoes Recipe


1. Grab 3-5 potatoes and peel the skin off.

2. Boil peeled potatoes in a pot of water for 30 minutes on medium-high heat.

3. While the potatoes cook, chop 1 large yellow onion. Add olive oil to pan, then pan-fry chopped onions on medium heat until they caramelize.

4. Drain potatoes in a strainer, then use a masher or spoon to "mash" the potatoes.

5. Add fresh dill, Japanese mayonnaise, pepper, and caramelized onions.

Coming from a freelance lifestyle and travel blogger who's always on-the-go, Milk and Eggs is the ideal grocery delivery service for any LA or OC resident. After having such a positive first-time experience with Milk and Eggs (from unboxing all of my groceries to preparing each decadent meal), I am safe to say that I am truly happy with the quality, serving size, and packaging of their products. All of the produce and meats were delivered fresh and packaged so neatly in each respective cooling box. So the next time you want to spice things up in the kitchen, be sure to check out Milk and Eggs for a fun grocery shopping and cooking experience of a lifetime! Don't forget to use my discount code missmichelle for $20 off an online purchase of $40 or more from Milk & Eggs ;)

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Milk & Eggs, but all opinions remain my own.

Much Love,


How I Organize My Instagram Feed


For three years and counting, I felt that I have always struggled with finding a consistent theme (color scheme, location choice, order of angles/poses, etc.) when it came to analyzing my overall Instagram feed. Although my brand, Missmisschelle, is all about spreading positivity and words of encouragement, I felt that I just couldn't communicate the aim of my blog as strongly as I wanted to through a messy assortment of tiny little squares that make up the Instagram app that we known and love. Even if I included smiley photos and inspirational quotes, I still felt that my entire feed was visually messy, random, and chaotic.

But after three years of hard work, understanding, observation, and experimentation, I can finally say that I am truly happy that I have found my niche - in other words, a consistent theme that matches my personality and visual preferences. Y'all might think I might sound crazy and obsessive, but trust me when I say that almost every individual (unless you're already a famous celebrity) who pursues Instagram from a professional standpoint NEEDS to have an aesthetic feed in order to attract a target audience. So with this blog post, I have compiled tips and tricks that I utilize for MY Instagram feed and hope that these general pointers can help you out as well! Please note that my advice does not apply to EVERYBODY'S feed, but were created to help the average person out.


Photography By: Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz)

My current Instagram feed as of Sunday, September 10, 2017.

My current Instagram feed as of Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Tip #1: Filler photos create a balanced Instagram feed.

Tip #2: Organize your Instagram feed with ease with the mobile app, Preview.Filler photos can be defined as images that help space out the more important photos on your feed. In other words, these types of photos help your entire feed achieve balance and provide a smooth transition from one photo to the next. A filler photo can consist of a simple product photography shot, building/architecture/city shot, a bouquet of flowers, etc. - basically, any photo that doesn't typically have significant meaning. Filler photos should be integrated into one's feed whenever necessary, anywhere from every other photo to every 3-5 photos. In fact, the best way to know where a filler photo should be placed is based on trial and error. Individuals outside of the Instagram world don't know this, but social media influencers take anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour just organizing their feed for the next few days worth of content depending on the aesthetics and preferences of their page. When Instagram is a part of your profession, the work behind content creation and social media management is much harder than it looks.

Tip #2: Organize your Instagram feed with ease with the mobile app, Preview.

How do people create such visually aesthetic feeds? Do they just have the keen eye for organization, or are they using a helpful tool to achieve such a feat? Maybe a little bit of both.

While a lot of my blogger friends have made a "secret" private Instagram account just for organizing their feeds, I personally hated that method just because you have to go through the repetitive and tedious process of uploading and deleting multiple photos if one photo didn't look right.

But if you're reading this, now you don't have to make another Instagram account! Lo and behold, I want to introduce you guys to a FREE mobile app that you can download from the "App Store" called Preview, which allows you to conveniently organize your Instagram feed however you want it to look before your posts go live. This app is literally a lifesaver and has made my Instagram life a whole lot more stress-free since I can visually see which photos look good together side-by-side. I've been using Preview for the last three months and am truly a happy camper.

Tip #3: Mix minimal and busy photos together to create a more interesting feed.

Now this is a tricky tip that may take months of practice to succeed - even I'm still trying to get the hang of it! So there are three types of feeds that people have - minimal, busy, and a mixture of both. For Missmisschelle, I prefer a mixture of both minimal and busy photos with a touch of lifestyle and travel so that I can take my audience on a visual and unpredictable adventure.

The reason why I love playing around with different types of images is because it creates interest and spark, and nothing is ever too predictable. I personally feel that minimal feeds make it too easy to guess what the next uploaded photo will be, and a gallery of busy photos can become too crazy for the eyes. To each their own, but to me, it's all about balance.

Example of a minimal photo: A bird's eye view of a latte cup underneath a white table.
Example of a busy photo: Standing in front of a forest of redwood trees.


Tip #4: Identify your favorite 3-5 colors, and try your best to stick to them.

Unless you have a wildly colorful feed (and that's your theme), it's best to stick with a few of your favorite colors when organizing your entire feed. When you consistently organize photos with a similar color scheme, it makes the entire organization process a lot easier than trying to make 10 images flow back-to-back with no matching colors in sight.

For Missmisschelle, it took me three years to finally realize that I love a light, airy, and pastel type of feed. Thus, I learned that I typically gravitate towards white, light blue, pink, and a desaturated green (which I take care of on Lightroom). However, the colors that I do my best to avoid include red, orange, yellow, purple, and brown.

See a few examples below where I bring out the pastel colors on my Instagram feed. These are the top three screenshots where I absolutely LOVED my feed - it also helped that I was traveling a lot, so shooting at different locations always spices things up!

Tip #5: Change up the angles, change up the poses!

This tip is more of a personal preference, but I feel that it really helps any influencer who yearns to create a lifestyle or travel type of feed. There was a point in time when I was posting only full-body or half-body looks and grew terribly bored of my feed. I felt that it was predictable and dull to look through all of my photos, and that's when I realized that I needed to change things up a bit. Thus, I researched and studied the feed of my favorite bloggers for inspirational content. When I compared my feed to that of my role models, that's when I knew what I was missing on my own feed.

Because I emphasize lifestyle, travel, and inspirational content on Missmisschelle more than fashion, I strongly feel that I need to integrate different angles on my feed to communicate a certain message to my audience. For Missmisschelle, I feel that the location, pose, and angle of the shot help bring emphasis to my inspirational captions, while my outfit counts as a bonus or complement to the positive message that I'm trying to convey. For solely fashion feeds, it makes sense to have more full-body, half-body, and detailed shots because you're showcasing the outfit itself and not necessarily the caption.

If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to creating content, I've listed a few of my favorite fashion, lifestyle, and travel blogger feeds for you to draw inspiration from as well.

Lifestyle/Travel Bloggers:

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If any of these tips have helped you out, I'd love it if you could leave a comment below sharing with me which tip resonated with you most! :) Thanks, and I'll talk to you guys soon! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Instastories for daily updates and adventures :)

Much Love,


Winding Down At The Burke Williams Spa


What better way to pamper yourself on #NationalRelaxationDay than to head to your local spa? Oh, but I'm not just talking about any spa. I'm talking about the spa with the refreshing eucalyptus steam room, the already prepared bowl of cold cucumber-scented towels soaked in iced water next to the sauna, fresh fruits located in every room for guests to munch on, and more. Yep, that's right - I'm talking about the luxurious Burke Williams Spa located in Mission Viejo.


For somebody who is always on-the-go and a frequent commuter of the long drive between OC and LA, I am definitely in need of a spa day...or more than one, hah! Thankfully, Burke Williams Spa is the closest getaway to home that I know. In celebration of National Relaxation Day (which actually passed a couple of weeks ago!), I partnered up with Burke Williams Spa to experience a variety of their services and amenities to show you guys WHY you should book your next appointment here. On my first visit, I went with the bestie, Marisa from @mariseeezy, to get massages. However, I visited again about two weeks later to experience their facial and wetroom services so that I could get a feel for the entire Burke Williams Spa experience. I've listed the three specific services that I experienced down below, in addition to my honest review of each appointment in hopes that my experience can make yours better!

Pure Relaxation Massage (50-Minute)

Every time that I need to wind down, a relaxation massage is JUST what I need to relax my mind and body for the remainder of the day. A typical massage appointment consists of 5 minutes of undressing, 50 minutes of massage time, and 5 minutes of redressing. As every massage therapist should, she asked me if the temperature of the massage bed was comfortable and if she needed to change the pressure of the massage. Also, I added that I had minor tendonitis on both of my wrists, so she made sure to work on those areas as well. For any of you who are injured through work or sports, massages are a GREAT way to relieve your inflammation and pain! After every massage I get, I'm always in a half sleepy, half happy trance - which means the massage was relaxing and got the job done! If you haven't had a massage before, I would recommend going for a relaxation massage for first-time guests. If you're experienced in booking massages, have a low pain tolerance, or feel that you have a lot of kinks you need to work on, then I would suggest booking a deep tissue massage instead!

Salt or Sugar Glo Wetroom Treatment (25-Minute)

Literally, the first thought that crossed my mind when I entered this room was HUMAN CAR WASH! Upon entering this room, you see a massage table covered in towels and about three to five shower heads located to the right of the table. The massage therapist kindly explained how the procedure would work before I undressed and snuggled underneath a towel, face down and bottom up! She massaged three products on to my body, in the order of a body wash scrub, salt scrub, and body oil. Also, in between each product application, she made sure to rinse off all of the excess product before moving on to the next step. Once all three scrubs were applied, I was instructed to turn my body over so that we could repeat the scrub process on the front part of my body.

For this specific wetroom treatment, you have the choice of picking between a salt or sugar scrub. Since I had the "go big or go home" mentality, I YOLO'd and picked the salt scrub to get more bang for my buck. The massage therapist explained that salt was more coarse, so I definitely felt the rough and uncomfortable texture of this scrub when the time came. But like they say, beauty equals pain, right? Hah. Honestly, the scrubbing was a bit uncomfortable and inflicted minor pain here and there, but the pain is definitely temporary and is immediately relieved once lukewarm water is sprayed at the previously scrubbed area. The most sensitive part of my body had to be the upper chest area so if you do decide to book a wetroom treatment, let's just say I warned you, haha!

If you had to ask me if I would book this treatment again, I would in a heartbeat. It was such a unique first-time experience for me and I absolutely enjoyed the entire exfoliation process! After all, whatever helps achieve healthier and softer skin for my body is a win-win in my book!

Spa Style Facial (50-Minute)

Whenever I'm about to get a facial, I always get this super excited feeling knowing that my skin is about to look its healthiest and most dewy as soon as I walk out of that spa door! With the Spa Style Facial, Heidi was so nice as to write down EVERY single ingredient that she applied on to my skin so that I could explain my facial to the best of my ability to you guys! 

First off, let me just say that this facial comes with a hand and foot massage for those who want to experience a few extra perks from your average facial. While my hands were treated with ecofin (all natural, environmentally friendly, paraben-free), my face was exposed to a consistent wave of steam to help open my pores by the time of the extraction process. To make this facial session easier to visualize and understand, I've listed down the exact ingredients that Heidi applied to my face from start to finish to create a radiant, dewy look by the end of my session.

1) Complete - Normal Gel Cleanser
2) Prepare - Ultra Dermal Toner
3) Buff - Refining Exfoliant (function: removes dead skin cells, clean pores)

1) Eye-Tox 3 - Optimum Eye Serum (function: tightens, helps with dark circles, anti-aging)
2) Moisture/Enhance - Hyaluronic Boost (function: hydrates)
3) Beyond - Tightening Hydration Mask (function: massages, hydrates)
4) Spotless - Anti-Blemish Mask (function: Tea Tree + Clay cleans pores & helps with breakouts)
5) Defy - Age Defying Antioxidant Mask (function: moisturizes + hydrates) 

1) Balance - Oily Skin Moisturizer(function: moisturizes, helps with breakouts, oil-free)
2) Moisture/Enhance - Hyaluronic Boost (function: hydrates)

1) Spa Gloss - Lip Treatment

Additionally, she provided me with a few helpful tips on skincare that I wanted to share with you guys as well.

Tip #1:
After receiving a facial near bedtime, you should still apply your evening skincare products.

Tip #2:
After using a facial sheet mask near bedtime, you should still apply your evening skincare products.

Tip #3: If your skincare regimen requires multiple products/steps, give each product time to absorb into your skin. The more time you wait in between applications, the better! (Ideal wait time between products: 10 minutes)

Tip #4:
If you have to extract your blackheads or blemishes, do so in a "scooping down" motion, then upwards instead of attacking right at the source. If the extraction is not done properly, the blemish becomes irritated and more red.

Tip #5:
If you want to try out a new skincare product but are feeling scared that it would irritate your skin, do a spot treatment first. Apply the new product on to a SMALL area of your face, and if it's not irritated within 30 seconds to a minute, chances are you're good to go!

Tip #6 (from me):
Do not use the steam room or sauna after a facial. I waited 10 minutes post-facial to enter the steam room, and sweat mixed with facial products is not the best combination. My eyes have been irritated for the last couple of hours, so learn from me by not repeating the same mistake, haha!

After experiencing all three of these services, I'm already awaiting my next spa day! If I had to come back to Burke Williams Spa, I would most likely want to book a wetroom appointment again! I know that we can all get easily caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, so don't forget to take a breather every now and then by pampering yourself and your body! If you need a mini break or getaway from the monotonous routine that is work and life, you already know that Burke Williams Spa is ready to welcome you with open arms :) 


Much Love,


Youthful Eyes With Dr. Dennis Gross


As a beauty blogger who loves to try out new skincare items, one of the best products to hit the market recently at Sephora is the SpectraLite Eyecare Pro by Dr. Dennis Gross. Honestly, today's innovative gadgets continue to surprise me, as I never knew such a high-tech and portable device could come in such handy in my everyday beauty routine. Thus, I wanted to share with you guys a little bit about Dr. Dennis GrossSpectraLite Eyecare Pro that I incorporate into my evening routine for just three minutes before bedtime.

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There's so many beauty products in the world, so how do you know which creams, serums, and more to choose from? Well, why don't I stop you right there by introducing to you a device that can replace the function of any cream that combats wrinkles and fine lines? ;) With the SpectraLite EyeCare Pro, you are supposed to put it on around your head like you would with swimmer goggles. Then, with the click of a button on the left side of this mask, 72 LEDs flash brightly right before your closed eyes. It's honestly SO bright that you can see a flash of orange lights, even with your eyes closed! While incorporating this mask into my evening beauty routine, I allow myself to take these three whole minutes to physically rest my eyes and my mind. Also, taking deep breaths in and out really helps with the destressing and relaxing process. After three minutes has passed, the LEDs switch off, ready to be used for the very next day! I leave my SpectraLite Eyecare Pro on the nightstand next to my bed so that it's easily accessible the very next night.

Regarding progress and results, I've already noticed a huge difference after just two uses of the SpectraLite Eyecare Pro. The dark circles under my eyes became smoother each passing night, and I grew addicted to using this device every night because of its positive results. I already told two close friends about this device and how they should consider purchasing one for themselves because it has worked so well for me! If you're interested in learning more or if you'd like to purchase the SpectraLite Eyecare Pro, be sure to visit a Sephora Brick-And-Mortar or the Dr. Dennis Gross website for this amazing, futuristic device.

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dr. Dennis Gross, but all opinions and reviews remain truthful and in my own words.


Much Love,


My Favorite Coffee Shops In The OC


You already know that I'm a huge caffeine lover if I'm sipping on Milkbox's signature Crack Iced Coffee as I type this blog post, haha. Not only do I love the taste of coffee (that is, if you add creamer or sugar LOL), but coffee shops are also one of my favorite places to get work done. With calm music, a spacious room, and professionally brewed lattes, it's nice to get away from the comfort of home once in a while to surround yourself around a brand new environment. After all, it's good to change the scenery of your work space every once in a while, as more often than not, it leads to an increased level of productivity as you catch a breath of fresh air. But, you also have to make sure that your new working environment fosters the necessary "factors" to get work done. The similarities that these coffee shops all share include an aesthetic and roomy work space, plentiful outlet availability, quality beverages, and great customer service. Thus, I've compiled a list of my favorite coffee shops in Orange County and I hope that you can all check them out too!


1. Coffee For Two (Huntington Beach)

My Favorites: Avocado Toast, Curry Chicken Sandwich, Spanish Latte
*Check-in on the Yelp mobile app for 10% off your first drink purchase.

If you ever visit Coffee For Two in Huntington Beach, there's a 60-80% chance that you'll find me there. Whenever I need a break from my office space (aka my Ikea desk and chair setup at home), I drive 35 minutes away just to go to this coffee shop. To me, driving a far distance is a worthy investment if it means getting shit done. As soon as I arrive at this minimalistic and clean coffee shop, I pick my favorite seat located at the back of the coffee shop and then order my usual - an Avocado Toast and Spanish Latte. The staff always makes my order within a timely manner and my stomach couldn't thank them enough. For sweettooth and caffeine lovers, the Spanish Latte is a sweet drink made with condensed milk that I highly recommend. As for the Avocado Toast, this dish tastes literally out of this world and it is one of the best avocado toasts I've ever had at a coffee shop. I love the combination of mashed avocado, pepper, spinach leaves, and baby tomatoes on a piece of toasted sourdough bread. Bon appetit!

2. Bardot Bars and Coffee (Tustin)

My Favorites: Iced Caramel Macchiato, French Kiss Soft Serve

Bardot Bars and Coffee is a Korean-based coffee shop with the kindest of customer service and highest quality of caffeinated beverages. Their Iced Caramel Macchiato tasted delicious and authentic, unlike the syrupy taste you get from your local Starbucks. As for their signature French Kiss Soft Serve, it is a rich and creamy dessert that I would not pass up on and you are more than welcome to ask for a sample at the counter. While browsing the menu, the owner kindly explained how their customizable latte machine worked. By downloading their mobile app, you can now design the latte of your dreams at this coffee shop with the click of a button, all thanks to Bardot Bars And Coffee. So what better idea to order than two Pusheen lattes, am I right?! #PizzaPusheen #BreadHeadPusheen


3. Milkbox Bar (Mission Viejo, Tustin, Westminster)

My Favorites: Crack Iced Coffee, Black Organic Milk Tea w/ Mini Boba
*The Milkbox Bar Westminster location opened recently with a drive-thru option!

If you closely watch my Instastories, you probably already know that I'm at Milkbox anywhere between 1-3 times per week - just call me crazy boba lady. Not only do I live less than 10 minutes from a Milkbox location, but sometimes I grab a quick Milkbox fix and work at the Union Market Mission Viejo plaza (where Milkbox is located) if I don't feel like driving too far from home. The Union Market plaza is a fun and spacious place to relax with your significant other, friends, or kids, as you can grab a quick bite or drink at this casual plaza. Literally, Milkbox was one of the first boba shops I've visited before my move to Southern California last year and it's been a favorite since then. I always go for the Crack Iced Coffee on a caffeine-needed day, or the Black Organic Milk Tea with Mini Boba if I just wanted to treat myself to a delicious beverage. One positive comment I have for Milkbox includes the fact that the employees are always SO sweet and accommodating whenever I order. Every time I receive my drink, they always tell me to please let them know if there's anything I'd like to change about my drink if I'm dissatisfied with its flavor. And I can tell that their words are completely genuine by the way they speak to me. Talk about five star customer service!

4. Hidden Coffee House (Santa Ana)

My Favorite: Caramel Latte

I ended up going to Hidden Coffee House on a day where I didn't feel like going to my usual coffee shops. And I have to say, this was one gorgeous coffee shop! With red brick walls and bright green succulents displayed against the wall, I got a pretty hipster vibe from this coffee shop. I loved the ambiance and how everybody was doing their own thing, as there were a lot of tables isolated from each other for those who needed to get work done. The setup of this coffee shop resembles an island, with the tables and chairs acting like the sea and the barista station as the isolated piece of land. Additionally, for those who want to catch a breath of fresh air as they sip on their caffeinated beverage, Hidden Coffee House features outdoor seating as well! The only unfortunate part about this coffee shop is the parking situation, as you have to move your car if you plan to stay here for a while since they only have 2-hour max parking spots nearby.

So, that about sums up my favorite Orange County coffee shops in one post! If you have any recommended coffee shops that you'd like to add to the list or think I should try, please leave your suggestions in the comment box below! I'd love to hear your suggestions :)

PC: Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz) from (Taken at Coffee For Two)

PC: Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz) from (Taken at Coffee For Two)

Much Love,


Malibu Wine Safari

Grab a couple of adventurous girlfriends, your significant other, or your family and you'll be set for your next getaway to Malibu Wine Safari.

Located at the city of Miley Cyrus' recent top hit of the summer (aka Malibu), Malibu Wine Safari offers various tours to satisfy the animal and alcohol lover within you. You can check out their website here for a more detailed explanation of each tour. Thanks to Malibu Wine Safari, Sharon and I had the opportunity to experience the 105-minute Giraffe Tour.

To start off our tour, we got to ride in a badass vehicle with over 20 seats while sipping on glasses of champagne and taking in the beautiful view of Malibu's vineyard. This truck took us everywhere we needed to go for the entire tour, and getting in/out at each stop was easy because there were no doors or roof on the vehicle to restrict our movement.

For all of my animal lovers out there, you'd be excited to know that Malibu Wine Safari allows you to feed chopped carrots and lettuce to alpacas, bison, zebras, and more. Honestly, it was so cute to see three happy alpaca heads sticking out between the wooden planks of the fence, waiting to be fed by tourists. But, we cannot forget the star of the show - Stanley The Giraffe with a whopping 23.7k followers on Instagram! Stanley was such a friendly and welcoming host, and he makes a great buddy to take a selfie with (as long as you're holding a piece of lettuce LOL)! If you come to Malibu Wine Safari, you definitely have to get a picture with this celebrity giraffe!

To end the tour, we nibbled on crackers and wine before being driven back to the parking lot. It was extremely hot when Sharon and I visited MWS, so here's a quick packing tip for anybody who wants to visit the vineyard soon - be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera and dress in light fabrics. You're welcome ;)

Lastly, thank you so much Malibu Wine Safari for hosting our visit and we hope to see you soon!

Much Love,