*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.
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.
Sip Back and Relax at 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.
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...
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.
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.
More Opioid Rescue Kits Being Installed Throughout Warrick Co. Thanks to a Grieving Grandma
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.
Restaurants in the Southern Indiana Area with Spectacular Views
Whether you are feeling good ol’ family-style comfort food or more of an upscale seafood dish, the Tri-state has you covered with some of the best views that can’t be beaten.
One of Biggest Motorcycle Rallies in the Midwest Happening Memorial Day Weekend
The 33rd annual Mid American Freedom Rally is scheduled to begin at noon on May 27th at the Pulaski County Fort Wood Shrine Club grounds. The event will feature live bands, a bike show, contests, field events, and much more.