choose joy, spread joy


Nice to meet you!

My name is Ann Schneider and here is my life story. I was born in West Linn, Oregon on a beautiful summer day in 1986... ha, just kidding! I wouldn't do that to you. Or maybe I would? But at the same time I'm pretty sure you can find all that super important info over on my facebook page. And I'm also pretty sure the day I was born only had like a 30% chance of being beautiful because I was born in Oregon, in June. 

If you've landed on this page it's probably because you're wondering what the heck 'schneiderlife' is and maybe you're a little curious about who I am. Let's get the first part out of the way; schneiderlife is a blog designed around my life and happenings in Oregon, specifically the Willamette Valley. Community is hugely important to me and I'm a strong believer in making positive changes on a local level to affect the change you want to see on a larger scale. I will feature different businesses, events, places and people in the Corvallis and surrounding areas and then sprinkle in some fun personal post while I'm at it (i.e. fashion/lifestyle pieces). I pledge to write positively and joyfully, so I can spread a little happiness onto you with the hopes that you will spread said happiness to others. Much of how we live and view this world and others is mindset based, so if I can brighten your mindset with a fun or interesting post it's a start. Then the inner circle of people reading schneiderlife may positively affect their inner circle, and that ripple turns into a wave, turns into a movement, turns into a changing of mindsets to joy instead of sorrow and there you have it, my theory of change in a nutshell. Okay, okay obviously it's much more complicated than that, but simply put I'd rather be adding to people's lives rather than detracting from them. This blog is my stand against a ho-hum mindset and hopefully will be an encouragement to you all!

And I guess that just leaves you wondering who I am. Let's see if I can keep this short... I'm an Oregon girl that married her high school sweetheart, Collin, and now we live in Corvallis with our two kiddos, Adlai (7) and Evey (4). We work in the specialty coffee industry; we're those people that started as teenagers and just never left. We co-own a business with a few locations called Tried & True Coffee Company and we also own a roasting company called Bespoken Coffee Roasters. I run all of the social media for our businesses and love how personal interacting with your customers has become with platforms like instagram and twitter. I may be dating myself a little bit but I didn't grow up with social media, my freshman year of college I was able to get a facebook account only because I had a college email! I also love fashion but in a 'be who you want to be' kind of way. I'd describe my style as classically modern with a flair because that's a thing (😉)! My pastimes include reading, watching baseball (go beavs), fishing, exploring, admiring flowers, and hanging with my ladies! My faith and walk with Jesus is the lens through which I see everything and the standard I try to hold myself to daily and with every interaction I have. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out schneiderlife! Please know how much I appreciate you and care for you, even if we haven't gotten a chance to meet yet! Feel free to drop me a line on my contact page or subscribe to my newsletter below. Take care and remember to choose joy and then spread that joy to anyone and everyone! 

-Much love, Ann-