About The Publisher: Melissa Basgall

I was born and raised in south Olathe, and spent a few years at Pitt State before deciding I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and took the leap to travel the world as an international flight attendant for United Airlines. I loved traveling and living on the east coast, but after a few years I started missing home.

When I moved back to KC I met my husband Garret within a few days of returning. We've been married for 9 years and reside in Basehor. We have one 7-year-old daughter, named Everly. We struggled with secondary infertility for 3 years and decided we must just be meant to be a family of 3!

I work full-time as a volunteer services manager for a large not-for-profit hospice here in KC and I spend my days traveling back and forth from our 7 locations across the metro.

I'm a Jill of many trades, a master of absolutely none. I dabble in just about everything — home decor, DIY, blogging, fashion, cooking, and recently I've tried my hand at vegetable gardening. Favorite activities include sports spectating, walks with scenic views, audiobooks, traveling, trying new restaurants/food, musicals, fantasy football, and sitting poolside/lakeside/oceanside (basically near any aesthetically pleasing body of water), and of course, exploring our amazing city. 

I also have a personal blog where I share more about myself and the day-to-day life of my family. I'd love for you to follow me at "Kansas City Family", on Instagram and/or Facebook

Thank you so much for being here!