ABOUT: Ashlee Mello


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Hi!  I’m Ashlee.  Wife, mother, wardrobe stylist, operations director, homeschooler, and most importantly, a believer.  As C.S. Lewis said, ‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  That is quite the story of my life.

Born and raised in Central Florida, we’ve lived in Cincinnati, Brooklyn, Lakeland, and now we are cozily back in the ‘Nati.

Writing has always been a part of my life, and over the last decade it was something that turned very private.  After numerous late night conversations, cry sessions with friends, and growing in faith, I felt comfortable making my story public.  I’m not quite an open book yet, but I hope you find something here that encourages, inspires, and motivates you to take that bold leap of faith.

I created the Menagerie as a place to collect my thoughts, vices, and passions, but most importantly to share life, to build community, and to be real…curated with intention.