I have a variety of names, but I most commonly go by ‘Drea’. If you want to be all professional on here, ‘Andrea Duclos’– I never bothered to change my last name with marriage because I didn’t want to wait in the DMV line. I’m not one for formalities anyway. From a very early age, I’ve had an intense curiosity for life, a lust for exploring, and a deep love and concern for the earth. Even now, into my thirties, I still feel that same curiosity and passion.
I’m an over-sharer, an over-thinker, and an over-feeler to the max. I believe that life is too short and I’m doing my best to grab on and hold on to every moment of good and bad around me. I want to embrace it all, feel it all, and tell bad jokes to normalize the uncomfortable situations along the way.
I spend most of my time with my family— a book-obsessed daughter, Marlowe Paloma and a chef husband, Alex. We spend our days at home in West Palm Beach Florida, outdoors in fruit trees, or traveling in search of sunshine. Without too much thought we live a highly sustainable and fairly minimalist life. Together we eat pounds of fresh fruit daily, living off a primarily high fruit vegan diet because fruit makes us feel tremendously wonderful. I live with (and fight) invisible illness every day, and because of this, I feel each day is a new chance to work on healing and gratitude.
I’m Pisces, INTP, and enneagram #9 — whatever that means. I’ve been happily veg for 19 years and vegan for 13 years. Mostly, I just want you to love the earth and find happiness in yourself.
Drea started a public online journal in 2001 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 has 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.
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 of The Plantiful Table 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 photography or advertising project you’re looking to kick off? Contact Drea: here.
C. difficile + Illness
In 2015 Drea experienced growing and painful symptoms of chronic inflammation due to an overload of heavy metal toxicity after poor dental work and a round of vaccinations. Not long after, due to her now failing immune system, Drea endured a week-long hospital stay to recover from the deadly gut bacteria known as C. difficile. With developing C. diff, an awakening of a once dormant viral load took place. (It sucked, to say the least). Since then, her blog has had an even greater focus on healing through healthy and natural living. Thanks to insane loads of research, and a diet overhaul, a bit of hard work Drea is once again feeling alive and well in the world. Ohdeardrea is now looked at as a go-to place for restricted diet eating and recovery advice. You can find all posts with information on C. difficile and viral healing HERE. And a list of more specific c. diff questions and answers 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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