Genuine, bubbly, and most of all, relatable, Melissa Johnson’s down-to-earth personality, as the girl next door, connects millions of readers at BestFriendsForFrosting.com all in the name of celebrating the every day. Melissa creates uplifting content with a unique branded style that includes Pinterest-worthy Recipes, DIYs, Parties, and Home Decor. Pinterest noted Best Friends For Frosting's account as one of their highest engaged accounts, receiving 10 Million monthly viewers. Best known for the viral Target birthday party she threw for her son, Melissa has been nationally featured as a lifestyle entertaining expert with frequent collaborations with Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Oprah, Parents, Yahoo! Melissa has cultivated a loyal community of friends straight from the heart. 

professional bio

BFFF landed its first sponsorship with Betty Crocker, I was mentioned on air a dozen times with QVC as an entertaining expert, and I took my first trip to the Pinterest Headquarters. I quit my day job to do BFFF full time and hired our first team member, Molly (who I met off Twitter)!

2012

Launched BFFF from the sofa of my living room, working long nights with a 6-month-old baby and a dream. 

2011

I was a semi-finalist as a Game Show Network Host. It was at this moment that I was fired up and knew I wanted to pursue a career in media. 

2009

I became a contributor for Martha Stewart Living. Traveled to Hollywood to do 29 nerve wracking national TV and radio segments as an ambassador for Delta Faucets. Launched an Ebook Recipe App with more than 1 Million downloads. 

2013

I became a contributor for Redbook Magazine. Hopped on an airplane to Utah to speak at a conference alongside Martha Stewart. BFFF took over the Shutterfly/Tiny Prints HQ and hosted an influencers party. Andy quit his day job to pursue BFFF full time behind the scenes. I also decided bangs wasn’t the right look for me. ;)

2014

Charlie graduated from preschool and future BFFF CEO, Claire was born! Melissa became a year-long ambassador for Palm Breeze and hosted a media event alongside Shay Mitchell with a VIP celebrity guest list. Claire’s baby shower was featured on Better Homes and Gardens.

2015

We left our crowded home office and rented our first office devoted to BFFF. Andy and I bought our first home after saving our income from full-time blogging and dove in head first on home renovations! Suddenly people started referring to Andy and Melissa as Chip & Joanna! 

2016

Created our first viral video for Better Homes and Gardens (1 million + plays) and I became a regular Better Homes and Gardens contributor. Started traveling to Pinterest Headquarters in San Francisco regularly to strategize ideas with their team on a giant whiteboard. (By the way, they have their own food court inside the HQ.)

2017

We converted our 4th bedroom into a home office. Our first two product lines were released and sold out. I was featured in a 3-page-spread in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living and shot a national commercial with OxiClean. The #bestfriendsforfrosting AirBNB launched, which took the internet by storm being featured in multiple magazines and was noted as the first blogger to Airbnb a home. Even Lauren Conrad said she’s packing her bags to visit! 

2018

BFFF was featured on Hallmark Home & Family. One of our craziest projects yet…we threw a surprise 9th birthday party for Charlie at Target, which went viral, being featured on Parents Magazine, Insider, Yahoo!, Today Show, and more. I cannot wait to see what’s next for all of us!

2019