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About Perfection Hangover – A Personal Finance Blog for Millennial Women

The Story Behind Melissa Blevins’ Perfection Hangover

I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Melissa, creator of Perfection Hangover.

You probably landed here because just like me, you struggle with balancing it all. As wives and moms, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do it all.

From managing the household to taking care of the finances while you’re building your business or growing your career….it can be overwhelming!

Trust me. I’ve experienced so many of the same feelings.

That’s why this blog exists.

Melissa Blevins Family Perfection Hangover

A Little About Me

I’m a 30-something Okie, born and raised (50/50) in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. I’ve been married to my husband Aaron for 9 years, and we have three kids.

I started blogging as an outlet…a way to compile my thoughts and I quickly realized that this was a sort of therapy for me, and I have a strong desire to help others.


…grew up a food stamps kid who first learned how to budget in the 2nd grade when my family was adopted by the Rotary Club. 

…have lived in five different states but am not an Army brat (or a member of any other military branch). I simply wanted to get out of the armpit of Oklahoma before I felt stuck. So I’ve lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois.

…Illinois is my least favorite place in the world, and I have set a goal to relocate my family back to Florida in 2020.

…was married to my first husband for 8 years before we divorced, so we co-parent my oldest with my husband. And we love it! I never thought we’d be able to get along, but when we shifted our focus to our daughter and not ourselves, we were able to learn to co-parent effectively.

…am in love with sunshine. I’ve been told by my therapist that I actually suffer from seasonal affective disorder, (aka the winter blues) hence the desire to move back to the sunshine state.

…have two dogs, a lab named Link and a rescue named Dax (he’s a doxie/min-pin mix).

…believe in transparency…even if it scares me to death! I’ll always share the sober truth!

How Can This Blog Help You?

Every week, I publish 3-5 articles offering solutions for women who want to create an income from home so that they can:

  • quit a job they hate.
  • stay home with the kids.
  • find a work/life balance.
  • find their calling and follow their passions.
  • pay off more debt.
  • save more money.
  • travel to see friends and family across the country (without feeling guilty for taking off work and/or spending the money).

By being open and honest about my own mistakes, I hope I can encourage you to let go of perfection and start living your best life!

Perfection Hangover Features:

It’s such an incredible feeling to be featured on major publications. Not only does it show a response to my writing, but it feels good to see the additional traffic and social shares as a result!

My love language is words of affirmation, and these features are just that!

5 Ways you Haven’t Considered to Save or Make Money – Forbes (Totally geeking out over this one!)

People Tell Moneyish What Financial Stability Means to Them – MarketWatch

Don’t Botch your Taxes like These People Did – MSN Money

27 Pinterest Marketing Ideas for Your Business – Fit Small Business

Learn From These People’s Tax Fails So You Don’t Make the Same Mistakes – Go Banking Rates

On the 1st Page of Google: What You Can Learn from This SEO Success Story – Squirrly SEO

Plasma Donation: How to Make up to $300 Donating Plasma – Wallet Hacks

7 Personal Finance Articles we Loved This Week – The Financial Diet

What Home Service Businesses Need to Know About Marketing in 2019 – Vonigo

Money Match-Up: Should Married Couples Combine Finances? – Rockstar Finance

18 Best Startup Books to Read in 2019 – UpJourney

The Sunday Best – Physician On FIRE

How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic – Grit and Hustle Podcast

Melissa Blevins’ Perfection Hangover Cure Offers an Answer to Overcoming Obstructions – Think Save Retire

Most Popular Content on Perfection Hangover

I’ve written hundreds of articles on this site, but here’s a list of my most popular content. Check them out and be sure to leave a comment! I respond to every one!

17 Things Frugal People Usually Don’t Do

Why I Quit Beachbody Coaching {The Truth Behind Multi-Level Marketing}

17 Beachbody Coach Reviews: Why They All Quit (Or Secretly Want To)

It’s Not Personal, Karen. I just HATE Multi-Level Marketing (MLMs)

8 Extreme Frugal Living Ideas You Probably Haven’t Considered

Extreme Frugality vs Abundance Mentality

Donating Blood Plasma for Money {Your Donation Questions Answered}

76 Legit Ways to Make Money on the Side This Year

Financial Infidelity: 8 Signs You Might Have a Problem

Want to Work Together?

If you’re interested in collaborating, whether you have a product you’d like me to review or you’re looking for exposure for your brand, let’s chat. Visit my media kit here, and we can discuss it further. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you’re interested in how I earn an income and make money blogging, check out this article on the 5 things you need to know before you start a blog.

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