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

I’ve been wanting to give my closet a good declutter for a while. Since I started being more conscious about the clutter in my home, I’ve gotten a lot better about not overloading my wardrobe. But I’ve been having the feeling my wardrobe needs
Mother’s Day 2022 is coming and if you’re in need of a gift idea or two, I’ve got you covered. Whether you need a gift for your mom, your grandma, a new mom, a mom friend, your wife, your sister….you get the point. Any
When I was preparing to make this video I was reading an article on Forbes about the importance of morning routines and I about spit out my coffee when the author explained that each morning he woke up and journaled, reads for 45 minutes,
I’ve gotten into the habit of sharing some of my favorite picture books for the seasons and recently got a handful of DMs asking if I’d be doing spring. I AM HONORED you turned to me for this! Kids’ books are kinda an obsession.