*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.
Minnesota Man Travels 12 Hours Thru an Ice Storm to Adopt a Puppy in Kentucky
Jay was the second applicant to meet with Fleur and the staff at the humane society instantly liked him. He even stayed an entire week in the area so she could get to know Jay.
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.
How Some Folks in KY & IL Can Book the Viral ‘I’m Too Sexy’ Singing Heart Telegram
Some tri-staters can book Joy Brooker, the viral "I'm Too Sexy" telegram singer, to give as a unique and hilarious gift.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth & Support Local at Valentine’s Events in Warrick County
Grab your significant other, best friends, or the whole family and enjoy delicious chocolate while supporting local businesses this Valentine's Day.
Take a Peek Inside The Art Institute of Chicago
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.
10 Interesting Facts About Evansville, Indiana
As someone who isn't a native resident of Evansville, Indiana, there were a lot of ins and outs about the city that I had to learn as I went. Luckily, I can now share this wisdom with other newcomers. If you're born and raised in the river city, you may even learn a few new facts.
32-Year Indiana Fishing Record Broken Twice in Two Weeks
The burbot record set in 1990 has been broken twice in two weeks.
Did You Know You Can Visit NBC’s ‘One Chicago’ Series Filming Locations in Illinois?
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.
Mamma Mia! Illinois is Home to a Replica of Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa
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.
Dog Flu Cases are Spiking in IN & KY : Here’s What Pet Owners Need to Know
As navigate the peak of flu season, canine influenza is also on the rise in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Here are the symptoms that pet owners should look for and how to prevent it.
Get Muddy at These ATV Trails Around the Southern Indiana Area
Whether you are a beginner or an expert looking for a challenge, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky offer a variety of ATV parks and trails.
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.