Hi! My name is Melanie and I love blogging!
I feel like I am a simple person, but I am quite certain my husband would say otherwise. I am a conundrum of sorts. Simple, yet totally complicated. A love for food and fitness. Down for a great celebration, yet needing lazy lounging too. Up for an adventure anytime, but with a need for home.
I love cooking and eating, the struggle is real. I love graham crackers dipped in cold milk (thank you Doodle), S’mores, hot dogs (forgive me), gummy bears, soup, earls part dip and anything with hot sauce.
I daydream about a limitless life often – freedom to travel, freedom to decorate and redecorate our home, freedom to climb the corporate ladder without missing a beat in Doodle’s life.
I dream of making Doodle’s life magical, but often resort to simple basics.
I married my best friend. He’s a stud who works extraordinarily hard to provide for us. He loves Doodle deeply and is one of her best pals. And he brought two awesome bonus babes into my life too. I won big with my hunk.
I love being a starter, a beginner. I love learning. And I love continually growing as a person.
I started this blog in 2008 as an outlet to my creativity and love for words. I wrote about simple and basic things… My wedding, movies, school supplies and peanut butter. Since the start Quirky Chaos has been a simple blog, traveling on my life’s journey with me. I have expanded my writing to Doodle, divorce, dating, marriage, travel, fashion and eating. I simply write about what I love and love what I write. I hope my words inspire you, help you, resonate with you… I write for me, but I love when words touch others and remind them they are not alone.
A little more about me…
I am a girl from Detroit, Michigan. Raised in Arizona. And possessing a wanderlust to see the world around me. I have always loved a good adventure and finding joy in traveling. On the road, seeking adventure, exploring new places; that is my happy place. I also love the comfort of home and routine. Life is all about balance after all.
My girlfriends are my chosen family and I adore them deeply. I love that my closets girls have been in my life for at least ten years and up to twenty five years. They have experienced every single moment of my life with me. And I am blessed to be surround by women that I can be myself with. Friendship is a beautiful thing.
My family is my heart. We have a beautifully messy blended family. My Mr and I were married in 2013 and we brought three girls together as sissies. Together we juggle careers, kiddos and adventure. We are so different and yet similar in all the beautiful ways. I cannot wait to grow old with this dude. He makes my heart soar and my tummy tickle still…
My parents are my best friends, my rocks, my go to’s for advice. They are the best individuals I have ever known and I am blessed that they are mine. And my sister is my person, my go to for the random stuff and a quick check-in. She’s the only one in this world who knows me from start to finish and I love the friendship we have developed as adults.
I am glad you have visited me here. I am grateful you stayed a while. I am grateful for your support. Have questions, ask. Have opinions, comment. Like what you see, share.