She is an avid reader, shoe slut, Twitter addict, chocolate fiend, newbie photographer, closet gadget girl, wannabe foodie, late iAdopter, recovering shopaholic and a Pinning Fool. Melanie is very active in San Diego's social media community and attends many San Diego events.
On her lifestyle blog, Melanie writes about fashion, tech, her favorite apps, her newbie photography skills, saving money and couponing, books, social media, the occasional recipe, family and parenting and living in southern California.
Melanie is currently freelancing and providing social media consulting services for small businesses. Please contact her for consulting rates and sponsored content opportunities.
In addition to Twitter, find Melanie on:
Facebook (more personal than business, but there's occasional crossover)
Pinterest (If you really want to get to know Melanie, follow her here. All her hopes, wants, dreams and interests in one place)
Events Melanie has co-hosted and co-planned:
A few of the junkets Melanie has attended:
TJ Maxx/Marshalls corporate headquarters
General Mills blogger Eat and Greet in Minneapolis
Souplantation/Sweet tomatoes for a local blogger's event
HOP press movie junket
The Lorax press movie junket
International Housewares Show (Chicago, on behalf of Hoover)
Past speaking engagements:
2012 speaker in a virtual conference for small business owners, panel topic blogging for business
Blissdom 2010 as a panelist on blog monetization
Past blog sponsors:
Smart and Final
National Dairy Association
Charitable cause Melanie supports:
Interview for Bankrate.com about apps and shopping with smartphones (May 2012)
CA Non Stop segment on saving money for Back to School 9/7/11 (KNSD)
Melanie and her family were in Redbook Magazine (June 2009) as part of a feature article on finances and were interviewed by the Los Angeles Times in December 2008.
Want to know even more about Melanie? Check out her 100 Things post. Want to get in touch with Melanie? Shoot her a message. Her email address is ADramaticMommy [at] gmail [dot] com.
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-LA Times article
Revised June 2012