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Hello! I'm Melanie

Lover of Food, Fitness and Family Adventure
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About me...

I love Jesus, coffee, running, crossfit, healthy food (mainly vegetarian), nature, travel, education, and many other things. I’m a pisces, an empath, and an enneagram 6.

I married my high school sweetheart. Together we have two wonderfully active boys, and a 3 year old golden doodle named Culver.

I live in a tiny little town near the mountains in Central Oregon (we can also be found in Southern Baja when we need to escape the rain). There is a saying around here, told to me by a friend. People either move here to hide, or to heal. I have to agree. Nature heals. It clears the mind and strengthens the soul.

I used to be a special education case manager. I’ve always had a heart for working with children who have special needs. I have a Bachelor’s degree in health education, with a minor in psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Education. None of which I am currently being paid to use.

This blog is a creative outlet where I ramble about my life and share my take on personal experiences with the things I love the most. 

Recent Travels

Los Tamarindos Coffee Roasters

Plaza Central, Miguel Hidalgo 1, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico Hours: David opens about 2:00p.m. most days. You might want to message him on facebook to be sure he's open This is hands down the best coffee in San Jose! Perhaps the best in Southern...

Cortez Animal Rescue

Cortez Animal Rescue

Visit: While in Los Barriles we wanted to do something to give back to the community. We are a family of animal lovers and we were really missing our beloved Culver. We saw that there were 90 dogs currently being housed at the local shelter. I sent a...



Open 7:30-1:30. Closed Sundays On the outskirts of downtown Los Barriles on your way towards the Buenos Aires side of town, is this little outdoor cafe. They serve healthier fare than most places in LB such as smoothies, smoothie bowls, protein bowls, and sandwiches....