Allow me to Introduce myself

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I thought it might be time for a brief introduction! I’m Melanie, and I go by the name of Melanie Grace. I’m in the process of rebranding my social media and I invite you to join me on my journey!

I am a Southern Californian native

Mother of 2 wife to the love of my life for 11+ years (@mynameisfoxtrot)

Singer Songwriter musician Sewist quilter bagmaker

Dreamer Creative Extrovert

Daughter of Christ

I work 40 hrs a week remotely for my day job at Houzz and I love it!

I go to Orange Theory Fitness 3x a week and my body is being sculpted slowly!

I attend Eastside Christian Church every Sunday

I have an older brother and a younger sister and yes, I have middle child syndrome

My oldest son has Autism but is extremely high functioning and he amazes me every day

My youngest is my mini me

I love to bake and garden in pots on my condo’s patio

What else would you like to know?

I look forward to sharing more of who I am and my goals with you!

Magic of Santa

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After lots of stress and lots of concern, I am happy and thrilled to announce that tomorrow morning my album the “Magic of Santa” will be released.

I encourage you to visit this website and make sure you prepare to listen first thing in the morning tomorrow, December 17ty listen to my songs all day tomorrow:. https://themelaniegrace.hearnow.com/

My album has three songs magic of Santa, Packages and Presentsresents, and What do you Want for Christmas.

If you were on my email list, you would have known this may not have happened! So why do I tell you this? So you will sign up and get the inside scoop!!

Finally at the studio

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I know , I know, I promised you and myself that I was going to release a Christmas album this year. Well, life has a way of changing and throwing a wrench in the works.

I was finally able to pay off ALL my debt! Being debt free has allowed me to pay for background tracks being recorded and now… Through delay and scheduling issues I’m here! I’m at the recording studio ready to lay down tracks for 3 songs!

If all things go my way, I will have my Christmas album out by December 1st! Just in time for the Christmas season!

Stay tuned

Chilling in the mixing room
Waiting for the roomn

New Release Date

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With the expectation of the 2021 release of their pumpkin spice lattes and all the fall drinks and bakery items, I have sent my song on for review with the NEW released date of Christmas is Coming – Pumpkin Spice Lattes are here is now:. TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th!!!!

More details to come as they become available!

So, do you like pumpkin spice lattes? What’s your favorite seasonal drink?

From Closet to Closet Studio

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I am so excited! My first ever full Album – “The Start” was released on Friday, May 28th and now I can start focusing recording my Christmas Album – “Christmas is Coming”! But the stark difference in what you’ll hear is that The Start was entirely recorded in my car! Yes, with an Akai MK3 mini and a USB microphone on my Acer Laptop. With the help of some awesome plugins on my Mixcraft9 DAW i was able to recreate the sound of an acoustic guitar. But with my Christmas Album, I want to give it something a little more special, so I’m going to do all the vocals in my Closet Studio! Which I wrote about here.

My hubby FINALLY ordered his standing desk and this weekend I’m moving in to my old Desk and it’s going in the closet! And yes, my clothes will still be in there so I need to get organized! Here’s what I’m going to be ordering from AMAZON!:



To Give myself Positive Vibes!https://amzn.to/3fOEFaW

I really want to have a felt letter board so I can put up encouraging and humorous phrases to brighten my day, quotes like,

And then there’s the clothes! I have a lot of clothes, so I need to save space. earlier this year I did a HUGE closet refresh where I gave away TONS of clothes I haven’t worn in years, sized out of or just plain didn’t like! In January I watched a video by Clutterbug on YouTube and she said, “Only keep the clothes that you feel good in now”. So I did and man it felt great! If I’m being honest I really want to make my way to having a minimalist closet

Amazing Space Saving Hangars! MUST HAVE
I need to have more shelves and storage, so I’m getting these!

Okay, so no that we have dealt with the clothing and accessories, it’s time to build out my STUDIO! I’m going to need Studio Monitors for one thing! I’ve never owned theses – and every time I’ve researched DIY home studio, home studios, mobile studios the number one thing everyone keeps mentioning is monitors! so, this is will be my First Purchase once the desk is actually in my closet! I plan to start off with an entry level, budget friendly option and get these PreSonos monitors:

Studio Speakers/Monitors

And…because I live in a condo and I have neighbors, I’m need to start SOUNDPROOFING the area! yes, the clothes will help but I’m going to need some foam for the monitors and then I’m going to need some of the Bass Traps for the corners of the closet that are part of the shared wall.

I currently have a fantastic microphone that I love, but after reading reviews and watching tutorials, I think I’m going to upgrade to the Audio-Technica Condenser microphone

This shall be be my NEW microphone

Now that I am becoming my own producer and need to be able to not only record music but to mix and master it, I’m gonna need some more space for all those Plugins and VSTs! This External SSD Drive, it’s 1 TB, cute, portable and highly reviewed!

So what do you think? Am I missing anything for my home recording studio? let me know! I’ll take pictures of before and after and let you guys see what all this gear looks like once it’s complete! I cannot wait!

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