From a very early age, Andrea Duclos (more commonly known as Drea), has had an intense curiosity for life, lust for exploring, and a deep love for the earth. Drea, now in her thirties, still exhibits that same curiosity and passion for the planet and life. When Drea isn’t traveling, she spends most of her time enjoying nature with her family. While home base might always be South Florida, she is currently exploring Antigua Guatemala and the surrounding area for an indefinite amount of time.
Drea started a public online journal in 2002 where she quickly picked up a following by simply oversharing her own personal thoughts. As time passed, locations changed, and life evolved, Ohdeardrea was created to document a new, motherhood focused life. Ohdeardrea started a blog documenting single parenting and has become a happy community space where readers can find daily inspiration focusing on simple pleasures, vegan cooking, eco-friendly minimalistic living, colorful solo + family travel, and all things aesthetically pleasing. 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. Since then, her blog has had an even greater focus on living a healthy, well-lived life. Ohdeardrea has become the go-to place for natural living, restricted diet eating, and c. diff recovery advice.
2017 is the year for planning, because Drea and family will be documenting expat and travel life abroad, in a small town in the highlands of Guatemala.
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. Today Oh Dear Casa is a cozy, bright, colorful, and natural light-filled space that is available for rent. Visitors can enjoy their time at Oh Dear Casa resting or socializing on flower printed couches or rocking back and forth in a hammock underneath tropical fruit trees.
If you’re interested in renting Oh Dear Casa, you can book your stay: here.
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 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.
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