Blogging Sabbatical

I need to take a break from blogging until next week. I need to clear my head and I really have nothing to share right now. How’s that for honesty? Be back next week and we’ll chat in July!Read more
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I Met Her When I Was 10

I met her when I was 10 years old. She was this tiny being that came into my life without much warning. I don’t even remember my parents telling me that they were pregnant. Absolutely no memory. I remember being…Read more
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Check Out My New Ride

My plants are growing (I used my first basil harvest to make margherita pizza on Friday) and I got this awesome bike this weekend. Our friend Kevin buys old bikes and frames and makes sweet rides like this! A friend…Read more
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Let’s Go To A Show

I’ve been to a lot of concerts and I don’t know if I could even list them all if I tried. I do, however, remember the best. Last night I saw Feist in concert and it was amazing. It landed…Read more
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Sanity Regained

As we’re nearing the end of May, I wanted to recap the #30DaysToSanity challenge. I can honestly say that I regained my sanity this month. April left me feeling exhausted and frustrated. I had taken on way too many freelance…Read more
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I just want to feel everything

I have a special place in my heart for a handful of musicians. It’s the kind of special where they release a new album and you feel like you’ve heard it a million times already. Or where you’d drop everything…Read more
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Weekend Recap

I had a great weekend filled with music, friends, film portrait sessions and gardening! I didn’t get to work on my necklaces but I’m going to pick up supplies this week on my lunch break. I got a pedicure (which…Read more
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Link Love + Weekend List

It’s Friday! Hurray! Here are a few links to some of my favorite internet finds this week: I was chatting with Erika the other day about swapping design-related books via snail mail. This, this and this are on my list to…Read more
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Birthday Recap

I had quite a wonderful birthday on Wednesday. I took the day off and didn’t work AT ALL. Okay, maybe I responded to a few emails but that was it. AMAZING. I spent time with people that I love, ate…Read more
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Twenty-Five

Today I’m 25. I’m not the kind of person that thinks in terms of age, years, or time in general. I’ve always felt older than my actual age but boy do I LOVE celebrating birthdays. I took today off work…Read more
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That Moment When You’re Really Proud

This weekend we went to Indianapolis and I got the privilege to watch Adam run his third half marathon. Indianapolis hosts the largest half marathon in the nation (35,000 participants!) and it was so incredibly fun. I know that I can get…Read more
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Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

I was sincerely moved yesterday after stumbling across Creature Comforts’ post titled, “Things I’m Afraid To Tell You” (a post inspired by Jess Constable). I read her post followed by the many brave souls who really opened up and shared…Read more
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A Step Back

I’ve been working. A LOT. Like…too much. 70 hour work weeks. Last weekend I had one of those moments where I realized I needed to take a step back. I don’t mean “quitting” anything necessarily but moving things around and…Read more
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Dreaming of a Mango Farm

Last week I was feeling nostalgic and a bit sad. My lolo and lola (Filipino grandpa and grandma) have both passed away and I think that as time passes…I start to realize how young they really were. While grieving, I don’t…Read more
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Desh Has A Twin!

So I “met” Erinn of Bare Intimates last year through Twitter and we instantly became e-pals. I feel like we have a lot in common but it still SHOCKED me when I finally saw a photo of her adorable dog,…Read more
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Tagged

I’ve been tagged by Liz to do a Q&A! It kind of feels like middle school when I would pass notes between friends with random questions. Did anyone else do this? Either way, I’m pretty excited to be participating. THE RULES:…Read more
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Let’s Talk Money

This is my second “Hello, Adulthood” post where I talk about being an adult and doing adult things. Today I want to talk about money. Specifically debt (which is actually the opposite of money). Right? When Adam and I got…Read more
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Life Occurrences

I’m not going to lie — I literally cannot think of a single thing to blog about this week. Literally. Mind=blank. With this blankness, I give you my recent iPhone photos. I’ve been completely preoccupied with a freelance wedding project.…Read more
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February Reading List

I read two books last month. I didn’t start The Help until Monday of this week so it’s rolling over into February. My February Reading List includes White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Little Bee…Read more
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January Reading List Update

At the beginning of January, I posted my 2012 reading goals. Read three books every month. Well, I’ve already failed. I got through The Ice Queen and Bossypants but I’m still in the process of finishing The Help. Even though…Read more
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Blogging Vacation

I’m off to Nashville until Sunday and so I’ll be taking a little blogging break while I’m there! Just a reminder: Read the full blog post here. You can start snapping photos for the challenge on Monday! See you then!…Read more
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The Day I Threw Away 100 Things

Last week my friend Meg tweeted about one of her favorite blogs, Make Under My Life. Jess (the blogger) states that it’s about designing a life of intention and I loved her post about throwing out 100 things. Obviously Jess’s…Read more
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Hello Adulthood : Buying A Home

I’m trying out a new series on my blog titled, “Hello, Adulthood.” I’m sure some of my friends and family clicked on this link thinking that Adam and I have bought a house. I’m sorry to disappoint you all but…Read more
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January Reading List

My 2012 reading goals are simple. Read three books every month. I know, you’re thinking, “Jeez, Allie. Don’t get TOO crazy.” A lot of my friends have set bigger reading goals (like read 100 books in a year). My goal…Read more
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Hello, 2012!

I welcomed 2012 alongside my family and friends (and our favorite dogs). I even got to spend a few hours with my best friend, her husband and adorable baby. He is, my far, my most favorite baby ever. EVER. I’m…Read more
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Top 2011 Posts on Show + Tell

It always surprises me which posts on my blog get visited the most! Here are the top 10 posts from 2011! 1. 30 DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE 2. OH SNAP! NOVEMBER PHOTO CHALLENGE 3. #30DAYPHOTO : DAY 29 4. THE BURNING HOUSE 5. #30DAYPHOTO : DAY…Read more
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A Look Back at 2011

2011 was a fantastic year with a lot of success, fun trips, and the ability to spend time with friends and family. Adam and I are so blessed with everything that has happened personally, financially and professionally this past year.…Read more
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A Holiday or Four

We were in Illinois visiting my family over the Thanksgiving holiday so we kicked off the “Christmas season” there. I love that shot of Desh and Veda (my family’s cockapoo) because they’re both looking in different directions–and not even at…Read more
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Christmas Cheer

I love Christmas. I love the traditions, the memories it brings about, all the great food, giving gifts, and seeing family. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope that you have a wonderful time this weekend and I’ll be back to…Read more
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Lately I’m Loving…

New Christmas music in November. A new camera. Actually, the one pictured didn’t work (snagged it for $13 on Etsy) but I went to World of Used Photography (the only store that actually makes me drool) and picked up a Minolta…Read more
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