Lover of: coffee, margaritas, family, cattle, horses, dark/black clothes and anything Harry Potter.

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I have been married to my handsome husband, Ben, for 2 years now. We have been together for 7 years. Which when I look back is so amazing considering in high school, lets just say, I wasn’t fond of him. Ill tell you the mini story behind this:

We both were in FFA but went to different schools. These schools happened to do EVERYTHING together because the advisors were friends. It came down to one trip + one too many snowballs. Too keep a short story short – it consisted of a boy (Ben) throwing way too many snowballs at a girl (me). It seems harmless and I am sure it was, but ummm I was not impressed. He was written off my radar for 3 years. Poor guy.

Summer of 2009 the stares aligned, we meet again at a party and hit it off. Now after a few moves ( we lived in Las Vegas, NV for 3 years) a wedding and a baby later we are still going strong and honestly I can say we are stronger than ever.


On February 23rd 2017 we were blessed with our little boy who we named Benjamin Garbani Mellott (Benny). The journey of motherhood has been the toughest but most amazing and rewarding thing I have ever done. Ill be going more into this in my posts, don’t worry. It involves a whole lot of coffee.


I was raised  (and currently live) on our family’s working cattle ranch that’s located in San Diego, CA. We have a commercial cow-calf operation that was est. in 1901. That will make my sisters and I 4th generation ranchers. Right now the man in charge is my dad, Fred. Hence “the ranchers daughter”. The ranch began running Hereford cattle and now is evolving with the industry to mostly Black Angus. Just throwing is out there – my heart is still with the Herefords. In the blog I will be posting a lot about the workings of our ranch.  And I am sure you’ll be seeing a lot, and I mean A LOT, of cute calf pictures.

Living and working on a ranch is not always easy (have I mentioned we are “off the grid”) but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Thanks for following, I hope you grab a cup of coffee – or a marg and stay a while!