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