*Disclaimer: Most likely drinking coffee or wine as you read this I'm Melissa, a determined girl just trying to convince my boyfriend to allow me to adopt more dogs. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, I fell in love with writing as an adolescent filling journals with angsty complaining, which later turned into short stories that can only be described as humor from my adult perspective. My passion for writing led me to Evansville, IN where I earned my Bachelor of Arts from UE. In my own life's plot twist, I then went on to the field of early education where I now teach young children. When I'm not writing or in my classroom, I enjoy reading, constantly rearranging my home décor, and any activity that allows me to pretend I live in the woods. There is also a chance I am probably addicted to being a student as I am currently working on my second Master's degree, this one in Writing. Home is where I treat my boyfriend of 4 years to my absolutely hilarious sarcasm while spoiling our 3 dogs, Prudence, Duke and Daisy. In lieu of being a huge advocate for domestic violence awareness and rescue animals, I also have a talent for interjecting F.R.I.E.N.D.S quotes into my daily conversations, and will always yell "cows!" when spotting them on road trips. I am excited to share this space with you and write about life's adventures, local happenings, causes that occupy my heart, and the simple things that become the most pivotal.
Don’t Want to Hike Alone? Join this Indiana – Kentucky Hiking Group
Don't have anyone to join you on hiking adventures? This group makes it easy to find and connect with people in the area to plan your next trip together or join one of the group's scheduled hikes.
Kentucky Woman Commemorates Conquering Breast Cancer with a Legendary Photo Shoot
Simply Savvy Photography captures Lisa Baxter's victory over cancer in a warrior queen-inspired photoshoot, complete with sword and a castle.
Tennessee Family Builds a Wardrobe Door to a Secret Narnia Room in Their Home [VIDEO]
A Tennessee family turns a wardrobe into a "real life" door to Narnia inside of their home.
Southern Indiana Photographer Captures Stunning Images of Hoosier Birds
Ron Harper's photos of birds in Southern Indiana will amaze and inspire people to view birds through a more magical lens.
NBC’s ‘One Chicago’ Series’ Filming Locations within Driving Distance of the Evansville – Owensboro Area
See memorable Chicago Fire, PD, and Med locations like Molly's Pub, Firehouse 51, and Gaffney Medical Center up close on your next visit to the city.
Insect Appreciation Facebook Group Started by an Indiana Photographer Nears 100,000 Members
Kevin Weiner, founder of the Facebook group "All Bugs Go To Kevin," shows people all over the world the beauty of insects through his amazing photography.
Crime Drama Based in Southern Indiana Becomes a Best-Seller 10 Years After Its Release
Lloyd Devereux Richards' novel, "Stone Maidens," based on his time at Indiana University, goes viral after his daughter shared the story on TikTok.
Newburgh Assisted Living Facility in Need of Donations for “Senior” Prom and Other Activities
The activities department at Hamilton Pointe, an assisted living facility in Newburgh, is asking for donations to help create fun experiences for residents. Aside from medical services, the staff at Hamilton Pointe take special care to focus on the individuality and independence of each resident. Providing a variety of events and experiences is an important part of making this happen.
One of the Most Famous Art Museums in the US is within Driving Distance of the Evansville-Owensboro Area
Whether you are an art fanatic or looking for something worthwhile to do in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most famous museums in the U.S.
Must-See Replica of Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa is in Illinois
The Replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is located just outside of Chicago and is definitely worth the visit to see this unique roadside attraction.