I am a culturally hungry gal from Texas named Melanie.

From Texas With Love is my website that I use to catalog my husband, Brett, our amazing pup, Oliver and our special lives together. Those two are the absolute light of my life! In March of 2018 we packed our bags and headed across the pond to roll the dice and pursue our dreams of living abroad.


April 2, 2019

Spanish is such a beautiful and meaningful language. Here are ten of my favorite words and phrases that do not have an English counterpart. ¡Ven, ven, amigo!

March 2, 2019

Most know Mardi Gras as a time where over 1 million visitors flock to The Big Easy for a night (or more) of booze, beads, and boudin. Or, maybe you picture Rio's Carnival filled with beautiful women, samba and copios amounts of food. Either way, bright feathers, no...

January 31, 2019

Brett again, here to talk about the time I spent in Ukraine. Despite the ongoing conflict with Russia, Ukraine is a very interesting place. After visiting Istanbul, I spent a few days exploring the capitol of Kiev. For those interested in World War II history, this pla...

January 22, 2019

Brett here, the husband of the wonderful Melanie! ;) Shortly after Thanksgiving, I took a solo trip to Turkey and Ukraine since Melanie was doing a girls trip with some friends of hers. Here is my adventure in the intriguing country of Turkey! Turkey has so much histor...

January 8, 2019

Highlights from our crazy lives in Spain 2018! From Colombia to Norway, French Polynesia, Andorra, Italy, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Turkey, Scotland, Portugal and more! Read the recap of our adventures throughout the year here.

December 11, 2018

Okay, seriously, who hasn’t dreamt of visiting Scotland and her famous, beautiful landscapes? Edinburgh should be high up on your bucket list if you decide to travel around the northernmost country of the UK! Scotland quickly made a home in my heart, and it's a place I...

November 26, 2018


Self-love is such a hot topic now, and it's certainly not a bad thing. I wanted to take today to talk to you a bit about my struggle with finding my value and stopping negative thoughts in their tracks. I've been wanting to write about this for q...

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