I have a variety of names, but most commonly by ‘Drea’. If you want to be all professional on here, ‘Andrea Duclos’– but let’s not be too formal, k? From a very early age, I’ve had an intense curiosity for life, a lust for exploring, and a deep love for the earth. Even now, into my thirties, I still feel that same curiosity and passion. Some might describe me as ‘childlike’ — and I’m totally okay with that.
I spend most of my time with my family— a young book obsessed daughter, Marlowe Paloma and a farming obsessed chef husband, Alex. We spend most of our days at home in West Palm Beach South Florida, outdoors, or traveling and in search of sunshine. Together we eat pounds of fresh fruit daily, living off a primarily high fruit vegan diet. Though you probably couldn’t tell by looking at me, I live with (and fight) invisible illness everyday. I feel each day is a new chance to work on healing and gratitude. And because of this, I take every opportunity to adventure (and travel) when I can.
Drea started a public online journal in 2002 where she quickly picked up a following by simply oversharing her own personal thoughts. As locations changed, and life evolved, Ohdeardrea was created to document a new, motherhood focused life. Originally a place to document single parenting, Ohdeardrea become a happy community space where readers can find daily inspiration. Drea is often referred to as “the honest blogger”— as she always puts her whole self out there, no walls or barriers.
In 2015 Drea endured a week-long hospital stay to recover from the deadly gut bacteria known as C. Diff as well as a heavy viral load. Since then, her blog has had an even greater focus healthy living and as go-to place for restricted diet eating and recovery advice.
Oh Dear Casa
In 2014 Andrea purchased a fixer-upper house in sunny West Palm Beach Florida. Over the years (and with some serious sweat labor) that house became a real, loved family home. Oh Dear Casa is a cozy, bright, colorful, and natural light-filled space that is a constant work in progress filled with eco minded DIY home improvement projects on a budget. From time to time, when Drea and family are traveling, Oh Dear Casa is available for rent. Visitors can enjoy their time resting or socializing on flower printed couches or rocking back and forth in a hammock underneath tropical fruit trees.
The Plantiful Table
In 2015, Drea released her first cookbook, The Plantiful Table. Inside you will find over 125 delicious and comforting plant-based recipes to feed both yourself and your family. The book includes helpful tips for feeding picky children, ideas for leftovers, and so much more. The book is sold in major bookstores across the country and has received great reviews from vegans and non-vegans alike! You can purchase your copy: here.
Work With Drea
Through naturally growing her own blog into a full time company over the last 10 years, Drea has learned a lot about content creation, product photography, and branding for the web. She has been an earlier adopter to almost every social platform and has managed to take these platforms and grow her audience organically. Drea loves working with brands that she can truly believe in — to help them create beautiful, colorful, and unique content as we as help them grow their own social audience from followers into devoted customers. Got a project you’re looking to kick off? Contact Drea: here.
Ohdeardrea is a space intended to connect and inspire.
Thank you for coming here and being part of life’s adventure. This blog would be nothing without all of you.
Please note: This is a for-profit blog. This blog allows me to pay bills and spend more time with my happy family. From time to time, there will be affiliate links on items I post about, where I make a tiny fee from sales purchased through those links, but this will not change or increase the cost of your purchase. On occasion, there will be a paid sponsored post, giveaway, or review, but my likes, ethics, and style will always be much more important than money, and will always come first. You will never see anything that isn’t approved, highly recommended, or enjoyed by myself or my family on this blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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