Melanie Shankle writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is the New York Times bestselling author of On the Bright Side (Zondervan). Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and loves writing, shopping at Target, checking to see what’s on sale at Anthropologie and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel. The five of them live in San Antonio, Texas.
Kelli McBrayer is one of Courtney’s best friends in the world and one amazing mom of two girls. She’s a proud wife to Blake, a teacher and loves her home and her community. She’s southern as can be, with a tea and monogram nearby at all times. She’s the kind of neighbor you love to know and is there for you no matter what. Some of her most memorable food that our family loves for her to bring … is her USA flag cake, cheese ball with crackers, chicken salad and oreo surprise.