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.
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 George Harrison of the Beatles Vacationed in Southern 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.
How To Find a Lost Pet in Henderson, Kentucky
One of the worst feelings in the world is if your pet goes missing. Here's what to do if your precious pet runs off.
Indiana Lawmakers Approve Bill to Fund Voluntary Firearm Training for Teachers
Indiana State Senate passes a bill allowing voluntary firearm safety training for teachers, sparking debate on whether arming teachers will make schools safer.
Tri-State Swifties, Here’s What You Need to Know Before Seeing Taylor in Nashville
Here are some helpful tips for fans attending Taylor Swift's Nashville concert at Nissan Stadium on May 5th-7th. From knowing venue policies to parking, the article aims to help fans prepare and enjoy the concert with ease.
Huzzah! The Southern Indiana Renaissance Festival Coming in May
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.
Best Places in Evansville to Have a Teen Birthday Party
Check out these 10 options in Evansville for teen birthday parties.
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.
Get Married Amidst Scenic Views at this Family-Friendly Campground and Wedding Destination in Southern Indiana
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.
Great Scott! The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games is Happening this Spring
Celebrate Scottish culture at the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games in Tennessee on May 20-21. Learn about Scotland's history, enjoy entertainment and delicious food, and watch competitions such as bagpiping, heavy athletic events, and highland dancing.
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.
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.