Melissa Johnson of Best Friends for Frosting

Best Friends For Frosting® is a lifestyle brand dedicated to joyful and wholehearted living. Alongside my in-house creative team, I share exclusive bright and heartfelt content to inspire readers to become their best self!

I believe that joyful living goes so much deeper than Pinterest-worthy images. I believe there is priceless value found within the real moments that fill our lives. It’s all about living in the moment, starting each day with a grateful heart, and choosing to celebrate the everyday. I believe that time is the best gift you can ever give someone, that kindness is your best accessory, and in the power of handwritten thank-you notes.

As creatives, big dreamers, mama bears, wives, and friends,  let’s pursue a life filled to the brim with joy, celebration, and more of what matters most. Together, let’s make room for saying yes to what brings you joy, more passion for the lives we’re building, and more choices to live a life you love inside and out!


Founded in 2010 by multi-passionate entrepreneur, Melissa Johnson, Best Friends for Frosting® was created from a desire to share inspiration and encouragement for joyful, wholehearted living.  Based in sunny Sacramento, California, Melissa created a space where readers could discover content to inspire a life they love. Bubbly, genuine, and most of all, relatable, Melissa’s innovative personality connects readers with creativity and inspiration, all while having fun. Melissa shares exclusive, memorable content to inspire readers every day. From collaborations with Martha Stewart to Better Homes & Gardens, she has cultivated a loyal community of like-minded readers, straight from the heart.


Melissa and her team work out of the BFFF Studio in Sacramento, California

  • Founder & Creative Director: Melissa Johnson
  • Operations Director: Ally Jones
  • Business Development Director: Amber Maduell
  • Marketing & PR: Mandy Gallegos
  • Social Media Interns: Kaylee Pereyra & Sarah Martinez
  • Tech & Creative Development: Andy Johnson
  • Creative Developer: Kim Alcala
  • Photographers: Jenn Bartell, Tra Huynh & Andy Johnson
  • Graphic Designer:   Nicole Ellis
  • Editor: Molly Allen