Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the internet! 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's 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 chasing toddlers, I enjoy reading, constantly rearranging my home décor, and any activity that allows me to pretend I live in the woods. 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.
Thrift Gifters – Here are 10 Thrift Stores in the Evansville Area to Shop this Holiday Season
Here are 10 stores in the Evansville area you must visit whether you hoping to save money on clothing, furniture, home decor, or just looking for the next unique knick-knack to add to your shelf.
Indiana Woman Finds Amazing Views, Miles of Wineries, and Tons of History in Northern Michigan
As Indiana's northern neighbor, the Michigan border is only a little over five hours away. Less than half of a day's drive, Michigan was the perfect place to experience fall colors, vastly beautiful lake views, and interesting history. Within our four-day trip, we were able to explore four cities centered around Traverse City and all equally unique, making it a great place for any Hoosier to visit.
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.
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.
Check Out This Unique Home in Evansville That is a Local History Gem
We all have those mindless guilty pleasures that we enjoy to waste time. For some people, that could mean scrolling TikTok, for others that could be doodling nonsense drawings on junk mail or scrap pieces of paper. The possibilities are truly endless...
Did You Know There’s a Coney Island Only a Couple Hours from Evansville?
Enjoy the world's largest pool, waterslides, Typhoon Tower, and more jus a few hours away from the tristate.
EVSC School Installs a Vending Machine for Books
Stockwell Elementary received a vending machine for books to encourage literacy and the excitement for reading.
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.
Lost Pet in the Owensboro Area? Stay Calm and Follow These Tips
Nothing is more gut-wrenching for a pet owner than your beloved furry family member running away or missing. It has happened to me a time or two and the panic of not having your pet sleeping lazily on the couch or begging for treats at your feet can worry you sick...
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.