About Me

Hello, and welcome to my little corner of the internet! My name is Melissa and I currently live in the good ole Chicago suburbs with my husband, our 7 year old son Quinn, and our 2 dogs, Hurley and Milo.

Venice and Overland is where it all started. I was a bright eyed 21 year old and he was an adventure speaking 20 year old. I had just moved to Los Angeles from Chicago and him, Vermont, when we met.

Flash forward 10 years later and we are now a family of 3 back in Chicagoland. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Graphic Design. My husband works for a small advertising company and works as a freelance camera operator and editor.

I started this blog late 2010 after moving back to Chicago; I wanted to be able to share our lives and adventures with family and friends all across the country. Venice and Overland is also a place I come to share my thoughts and ideas, as well as everything else that strikes me.


Questions or comments? Feel free to email me at VeniceAndOverland@gmail.com. You can also find me on Instagram, and Pinterest.


I hope you like what see and keep coming back as I try to figure out this thing called life.

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