*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.
Are You a Fan of NBC’s ‘One Chicago’ Series? Visit the Real 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.
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.
The Art Institute of Chicago is a Must-See Destination for Tri-State Art Lovers
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 Facts About Evansville, Indiana That Every Resident Should Know
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.
Grab those Leashes and Check Out These Pet Friendly Adventures in Indiana
The Canine Guilt Trip Every dog parent knows that their four-legged companions can be the masters of a good ol' fashioned guilt trip. You know the look...big brown eyes full of sadness and betrayal like lasers right to the heart. Then, there's that unprecedented excitement triggered by the sound of grabbing the car keys that erupts into bursts of pacing, bunny hops, and panting as if to say, "
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.