I'm just a Midwest gal going through life with a beer in hand.
Forever a foodie at heart, you'll either find me in the kitchen cooking or out and about eating my favorite local pizza.
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I will always be forever grateful to my alma mater Indiana University, where I found my love of craft beer and pizza. In between Art & Journalism classes, you could find me with a pitcher of my favorite local wheat brew at the main hangout bar. Since then, I've worked as a magazine art director in Chicago and a few years ago launched my own food lifestyle brand Sweet Melissa. With an eye for creativity & design, I've taken my passion for food further than a simple hobby. I hope to explore, share, and teach others through my adventures. Follow along for the ride!