*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.
Southern Indiana Public Libraries are ‘Going Green’ and Hosting Plant Swaps
According to the library's Teen Librarian who heads the program, the swap started last year after a former employee saw a need in the community.
Did You Know that a Beatle Once Vacationed in Illinois?
Beatles' guitarist George Harrison enjoyed a 2-week vacation in IL in 1963 and his chance encounter with a local band that led to a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Plus more info about the upcoming 60-year celebration by the town.
Huzzah! The Southern Indiana Renaissance Festival Offering Two Weekends of Fun
Attend The Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire happening in Charleston, Indiana on May 14th, 15th, 20th, and 21st. Enjoy jousts, vendors, live entertainment, and overall merriment in a real castle.
Chic Pink Farmhouse Airbnb Nestled in Nashville’s Woods Will Soon Have Mini Donkey Hosts
Experience Nashville's music city in a unique way with a stay at The Pink House - a chic pink farmhouse in a peaceful wooded setting just 20 mins from downtown. Coming soon... a miniature donkey duo as your hosts.
Southern Indiana Campground Offers Guests Scenic Views, Free Firewood, and a Picturesque Chapel
Discover Sycamore Springs Park, a family-friendly campground in English, Indiana, with unique hiking trails, stunning scenic views, and a charming wedding chapel available for rent. Enjoy nature, playgrounds, fishing ponds, and river access.
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.
Book 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.
‘All Bugs Go To Kevin’ Facebook Group Creator Resides in Indiana and Captures Unbelievable Photos of Insects
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.
This Tennessee Ranch Offers Visitors a Mountain Coaster Called ‘The Wild Stallion’
Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, SkyLand Ranch offers tons of family friendly activities such as chairlift, mountain coaster, animal encounters, and more.
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 an Epic Photo Shoot
Simply Savvy Photography captures Lisa Baxter's victory over cancer in a warrior queen-inspired photoshoot, complete with sword and a castle.
Historic African-American Cemetery in Indiana Hoping to Find New Life
Freedomland is an African American cemetery located in New Albany, IN that is rich with local history for visitors to see the importance of the preservation of historical sites.