Sometimes, living in the middle of America, feels a bit stifling. Don’t get me wrong, I love my city (although I hate the weather about half of the year) and I can’t imagine living anywhere else…but all of the action seems to be happening…everywhere else. In late December, I decided that 2014 would be my year of “firsts” – I want to really explore everything that my humble city has to offer. So…when I was invited to be a VIP… Read more »

I love coffee. I mean I really love it. Coffee is nestled right up there with my family, friends and Andrew as a priority. My relationship with coffee began in Florence, Italy at 18-years-old. I was overseas with my parents making several stops throughout Italy; one morning I braved the car ride into Florence from the bed and breakfast we had stopped at for one reason only…finding an internet source. I was in Italy and I was just dying to check… Read more »