a special message

happy friday everyone! you're probably expecting the follow up post to the home tour from yesterday, and i promise that will make an appearance later today, but i wanted to ask you all to help me out with a special project...

{Melissa's photo via Design Sponge}
my bestest friend Melissa entered her holiday mantel in two different contests, Emily Henderson's Mantel Styling contest and Design Sponge's Holiday Before and After contest. she is a finalist in the Design Sponge contest and Emily featured her entry in a blog post this week! since the winners of both contests will be based on votes, i wanted to ask all my wonderful friends here to help out and vote for Melissa!

you will find Melissa's entries, and the voting buttons, here for Emily's contest and here for the Design Sponge contest.

thanks for helping a gal's bestie out! i'll see you later this afternoon with some tutorials and tips for last minute holiday decorating!