about me

Hello There!

My name is Melissa Hedwall and this is my very first blog.

I’ve always wanted a blog but couldn’t see myself writing exclusively about my life. I don’t care to read about other people’s daily routines so why would anyone want to read about mine? It’s not that my life is boring or anything, I’m just not that self-absorbed.

So, instead of an entire website dedicated to ‘me’ there’s just this one page. I almost didn’t include my picture. ;)

So, I thought it would be great to write about a passion of mine. My interests include Avon, massively multiplayer role-playing games (for now it’s
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Age of Conan), travel (mostly road trips), San Diego, the beach, my dog (Evie, Oh!SD’s mascot), my cats (Ali, aka Fat Bastard and Meep), my hometown (Manhattan, New York City), music, art, movies, graphic & web design, my adorable husband (Frank) and of course SHOPPING!


Knowing I wanted to write a blog on something I love, I began researching different topics. I found thousands of resources about most of my passions. One, however, kept me searching and finding little results: Saving money in one of the USA’s most expensive cities – San Diego. Oh, there’s lots of individual web sites dedicated to this noble pursuit, but no central location, or one-stop-shop, for the frugal-minded to visit.

So, there you have it. Oh!SanDiego.com was born. I’ve dedicated this site to my Mom, Linda, who from a very young age showed me how much you can get for very little. I love you mom!