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.
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.
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.
Ellis Park Celebrates 100 Years with Wiener Dog Races and More
Ellis Park celebrates 100 Years with Wiener Dog races, Dollar Days, and more. Sponsors hope to raise awareness for local rescues and provide entertainment for the whole family.
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.
Missing a Pet in Evansville? Here’s What You Should Do
What to do if your pet is missing in Evansville, Indiana.
Spend the Night at this Haunted Opera House in Kentucky
I am convinced that there are two types of people in this world. The first are the ones (like me) who cover their eyes during scary movies and still somehow mange to jump out of their seat (It's that music, I tell ya). The second are the ones who celebrate Halloween for months on end and are more interested in people's real encounters with ghosts than the special effects of Hollywood...
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.
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.
It’s Hard to Believe This Kentucky Artist’s Paintings Aren’t Photographs
Kentucky artist Jon Gaddis paints landscapes of the Bluegrass State that look so realistic, that you can’t help but do a double-take. It’s almost magical how acrylic paint and water can become breathtaking scenes that will make anyone fall in love with Kentucky.
Opioid Rescue Kits in Warrick County are Being Used & More Kits to be Installed Soon
When Jean Carter's grandson passed away last year from an opioid overdose, she decided to make a difference in her community. This spring she has installed two Opioid Rescue Kits and has more on the way.
You’ll Be Happy as a Clam When You Dine at this ‘Sofishticated’ Restaurant in Tennessee
This dining space is decked out in nautical décor and guests are seated around a 200,000-gallon tank filled with fish, sharks, stingrays, and more.
World’s Largest “Walking Dead” Mural Located in Kentucky
Although the show films in Georgia, the largest mural dedicated to the show is actually located in Kentucky and features favorite characters for the show.