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?

01.

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!

02.

Shop my Favorites

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

03.

Work with me

If you’re interested in a brand collaboration or have a question, just contact me.

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Recently on the blog

Is it just me, or did July come and go in a flash? Here are some of my favorite things from this past month. Wall Decals For Finley’s new bedroom redo, I used these daisy wall decals and they were SO easy to use
Miles started a new school this fall and so for basically the first time as a parent I’m doing back-to-school shopping. One of the biggest differences is I’ll be packing his lunches now. He’ll also be going 4 days a week (cue sappy crying).
BEFORE YOU SHOP: Please understand that Amazon prices can always change and fluctuate. I’m sharing the best deals as I see/saw them. They could always change and/or products can sell out. Amazon Lightning deals are first come first serve so they’ll run out the