*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.
Cozy Homes in the Southern Indiana Area That are Perfect For Staying Warm This Winter
Stay warm this winter with these houses in Indiana and Kentucky perfect for feeling cozy.
Petting Zoos Within Driving Distance of Evansville, IN
Here are 10 petting zoos in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois with family-friendly attractions and close-up encounters.
INSPIRE, the Lifelong Learning Library for Hoosiers, Offers Resources to Indiana Students for Free
INSPIRE, the lifelong learning library for Hoosiers, offers free access to an abundance of online databases, full-text newspapers, pamphlets, images, almanacs, and so much more. The Indiana State Library has provided this easily accessible academic resource that benefits K-12 and college students for over 25 years.
An Indiana Woman Took Her First Trip to Florida – Here’s What She & Her 3 Dogs Found in St. Pete
If I could sum up our five days in St. Petersburg in three words, they would be Dog-Friendly, Culture, and REAL.
See Inside the Astounding 510-Foot Long Ark Encounter in Kentucky
The Ark Encounter, sister attraction to the Creation Museum, is a 510-feet, life-size replica of Noah's Ark. A unique family-friendly experience just a few hours away!
How to Report Damaged Road Signs in Kentucky
A quick and easy way motorists can report damaged road signs, potholes, and other driving hazards in Kentucky.
Trade in Your Human Legs for Fins at this Fairytale Mermaid School in Tennessee
Experience mermaid life firsthand, by taking classes that will teach you everything you need to know to swim with a tail.
Sam’s Club Free Curbside Pickup Ending for Some Customers
Sam's Club members were some of those who enjoyed this service starting in June 2020. However, basic club members that have been enjoying the free curbside services will soon see an end to this convenience on June 28th.
Missing a Pet in Evansville? Here’s What You Should Do
What to do if your pet is missing in Evansville, Indiana.
Sip Back and Relax at the Oliver Winery – See Inside this Indiana Wine Destination
Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana offers beautiful wine country views, reserved tours and tastings, and even picnic packages that make it worth the visit.