by Melissa Kaylene
Melissa Kaylene

About The Website: Melissa Kaylene

melissa kaylene

In 2012 I had an epiphany. I realized that many of the websites that I looked at after searching Google and Pinterest weren’t just websites. They were blogs. Blogs created by companies and individuals.

I became intrigued. I’ve always loved creating things, taking photos, and writing, but it had never occurred to me that I could make my own website and share my ideas with others. I started researching “blogging” and slowing began teaching myself about the limitless world of blogging.

In April 2012 this website was created. It began as “Willamette Valley Wonder Woman”, which eventually transitioned to Melissa Kaylene in late 2014. When I began writing I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about – all I knew was that I needed to have a creative outlet. The first tagline was “Creating.Simplifying.Inspiring.” Creating the tagline kept me in line with writing ideas, and over the course of the past four years the tagline has changed, and ultimately I settled on something that just felt right. Something that could represent my style of writing and this website’s passion. When you visit Melissa Kaylene I hope to encourage you to:

At Melissa Kaylene you will find any and all things that will inspire you to make memories and celebrate life. Whether it’s a new meal idea to serve at family dinner, a destination that you have to visit someday, or just personal life stories – this website is something that I’ve worked hard on over the years, and my writing; my ideas; my photos; are my gift to you. I hope you will be inspired to experience life a little bit more everyday.

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If you’re looking to collaborate on Melissa Kaylene, visit my media page here.

About Melissa:

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Hello! I am a 1985 edition that doesn’t like to slow down much. I grew up in southern Oregon and moved north to the Willamette Valley as a teenager. My husband is a Vineyard Manager and we have three kids: Anika, Emma, and Noah.

Ever since I was a child I loved to create. I would spend my afternoons drawing and writing. I’d also spend summer days picking ripe plums off of an old tree on our property and making mud pies – so I guess you could say I like exploring outdoors as well.  As an adult I’ve learned to appreciate little adventures and try to turn daily life into one. I enjoy learning about food, wine, and exploring new places. Someday I dream of going to Italy.

In 2008 I attended nursing school and became a LPN late 2009. I work part-time as a nurse but am working on cutting back my hours, because between the kid’s schedules, being a PTA mom, and this website I keep pretty busy.

Have post ideas or have questions for me? Email me at MelissaKaylene@gmail.com or stop by Facebook or Twitter and say hi. 🙂

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19 comments

Jenn @ One Thrifty Chick June 17, 2012 - 7:12 am

Where in the Willamette Valley are you located? I am in Eugene!

MelissaKaylene June 17, 2012 - 8:07 am

I was just looking at your blog too! I am in the upper part of willamette Valley, in Dayton. Very small town north of Salem about 20 miles 🙂

Jenn @ One Thrifty Chick June 17, 2012 - 5:22 pm

That's great! I love finding local bloggers!!!

Jenn @ One Thrifty Chick June 17, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Oh, and I can't seem to follow you…… 🙁 Do you have a link for followers?

MelissaKaylene June 18, 2012 - 8:31 pm

So, I am new here, still trying to learn everything! I just put a gadget on my side bar to follow…does that work? 🙂

melody-mae July 20, 2012 - 6:09 am

I found you via CaseyWeigand. I was just at the Willamette Valley Vineyard a few weeks ago. My sister in law and brother in law live in Portland and we took a day trip to the Vineyard. I LOVE that area…it is gorgeous!!

CAS July 23, 2012 - 3:43 am

I'm here visiting via the Blog Hop, & I'm a new follower. I am a former Willamette Valley dweller, like almost 30 years ago; we lived in Tualatin before moving to the desert of Arizona. I'm excited to get to know you better through your blog.

CAS

Catriona M. October 3, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Hi I'm here from the blog hop. Your about me page is so sweet 🙂

I followed and look forward to catching up on your posts

Catriona @ Precious Impressions

Lorraine @ Cookin For the Seven Dwarfs December 31, 2012 - 1:00 am

Just found you on Let's Get Social Sunday, and now following you! I'm also from the Willamette Valley 🙂

Jennifer Quirky Momma March 7, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Hi there! I found you from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop! I was raised in the Willamette Valley (Independence and Salem) but I moved to Portland after I graduated from high school. I really love your blog!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation March 14, 2013 - 9:16 pm

So nice to "meet" you! You have a lovely family. Thanks for visiting my blog and linking up to my creative party so I could come say hi. I'm following you via GFC and look forward to more of your projects!

Kayla May 8, 2013 - 2:20 am

Just stumbled upon your blog after finding your Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie on Pinterest. My boyfriend goes to school at Linfield College in McMinville, so I am very familiar with the area, and pass through Dayton regularly! I look forward to reading your posts!

Melissa Kaylene
Melissa Kaylene July 2, 2013 - 8:47 pm

What a small world! Very cool! 🙂

Chelsea June 11, 2013 - 12:56 am

Found you from the blog hop today – I loved your about me section and cannot wait to read more!! HAppy Monday 🙂

Chelsea
http://www.mypinkscribbles.blogspot.com

Bismah Abdelgawad August 13, 2013 - 5:16 am

Hi Melissa!
New follower via "Mommy Monday". Looking forward to reading your blog.
Have a great day!
Bismah@
http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

Christina S December 27, 2013 - 8:20 pm

So nice to meet you!!
I just came across your blog!! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you more!

xo
Christina
http://www.christinawhoblog.com

Sarah Olson May 23, 2014 - 2:36 am

Hello! I'm from Springfield! Nice to find other bloggers in the area. Nice to meet you!

Jessica Roth September 5, 2014 - 5:16 am

So, I just happened to click on you from thewiegands link-up and just like almost every person has said, it's amazing finding blogs from someone local. I'm in Hubbard (just outside of Canby/Woodburn. I didn't think there were very many out here!

Melissa Kaylene
Melissa Kaylene February 9, 2015 - 8:34 am

Hi Jessica! That's awesome! Very close to where I live actually! I love finding other local bloggers! 🙂

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