Welcome, I’m

Helping you improve your life with life
hacks, budgeting, simple DIYs, and
honest motherhood.

Connecticut Blogger and YouTuber

I’m Kallie Branciforte, the creator behind But First, Coffee. I’m a blogger, YouTuber, mom, wife, and usually in need of another cup of coffee.

A little more about me? 

In 2016 I married my high school sweetheart and the blog husband here at BFC. He’s my best friend and #1 supporter. BFC wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him.

I’m also a boy mom to Miles who was born in 2018. My husband and I struggled through infertility and miscarriage to conceive, but it was worth it all 100x over to be Miles’ mama. I share a lot of motherhood content as a new mom.

And, in 2021 we welcomed baby girl Finley to the family!

I’m a morning person. My body pretty much shuts down at 8:00 pm, so I’ve learned if I want to get things done, I need to wake up early for them.

I live in Connecticut and in 2019 we bought our little coastal cottage. You can see home posts and updates here and also shop/view my house by room.

I’m a big-time homebody.

I have a strong attraction to things that are fluffy: puppies, soft sweatshirts, throw pillows from Target.  I chose my Honeymoon to Peru partly because I knew I would get to snuggle alpacas and I did and it was AWESOME – see that here. If it’s not comfortable, I won’t wear it.

I love two things: saving time and saving money. You can bet I blog about how I do it so I can help you save as well.

If you have some more questions about me and the blog, check out the FAQs page.

What can I do for you?


Take a look at my Videos

Here you’ll find content designed to help save you time and money and find ways to just live a more simple life. You’ll find things like life hacks, organization, productivity, and motivation, motherhood, simple DIYs, frugal shopping, and more. So, grab a cup of coffee and join me!


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Have you seen Something you like on my videos, posts or Instagram? find links to all my favorite products.


Work with me

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Recently on the blog

Sitting down to write this while it’s all still fresh in my head. Tate’s birth was quick, intense, and so perfectly timed I couldn’t make it up even if I tried. Let’s start quickly by backing up. Tate is baby number three, and I