All posts by : Allie.

You’re never going to own a Pinterest house

(so throw the party already) The internet is a scam and I’m here to tell you to host that dinner party already. If you’re like me, you log onto Instagram or Pinterest and you see a breathtaking kitchen. You stare…Read more
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Talking Money

Last week, I asked my Instagram followers about money after listening to this episode of Call Your Girlfriend. I had them submit what they thought was confusing, what were their wins, what were their fails. I shared most of them…Read more
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100 Days of Blogging Completed

  Yesterday, Elise had me on her podcast to wrap up The 100 Day Project (the third year in a row we’ve participated and discussed). You can listen to it here! I was able to express how this project felt…Read more
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All The Things I Didn’t Blog About

  Poem by Amy Turn Sharp Today I recorded an episode of Elise’s podcast to wrap up this 100 Day Project. In it, I shared that I had a long list of blog posts to write and it never happened.…Read more
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What Do You Order?

Adam and I always love asking people about their drink of choice. I always order an Old Fashioned or something whiskey-centric. In the summer, I’ll sometimes go for a vodka soda with lime. If the bartender is super talented, I’ll…Read more
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How’s Desh?

  Today I saw a friend that I hadn’t seen in so long and after a hug, he asked, “How’s Desh?” That’s exactly what I want people to ask me and I realized how offended I actually feel that more…Read more
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A Fresh Face

I’ve spent most of my teenage years battling breakouts and texture. I begged my mom to let me go tanning because I was using so much makeup to cover it up. Sadly, I convinced her because I could practice driving…Read more
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Radish Leaves

I’d be lying if I said I worked really hard to get this radish. Adam built our raised beds, ordered the seeds, grew them and transported them to said beds. This morning, I spotted a radish and I pulled it…Read more
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Vegan Nacho Cheese

  As I’ve mentioned before, I really love cooking. Adam’s entire family is in town and his sister is vegan so I made this recipe from Against All Grain. Instead of ghee, I used vegan butter. It’s paleo, too. Delicious!…Read more
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Cheeks are Normal

  After taking photos of lots of people, you start hearing the same feedback or preferences. When I was taking a lot of portraits, the go-to was, “I don’t like taking photos when I’m smiling with my teeth because my…Read more
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Oh, Interesting Vol. 4

It’s Tuesday but it feels like a Friday and sort of like a Monday? While most people day drink tomorrow, I will probably be working. I love getting ahead when everyone else is distracted. Here are some things that I’ve…Read more
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Garage Sale!

  Later this month, we’re hosting a garage sale at The Wonder Jam studio and ALL money made will be donated to RAICES in Texas. Treating human beings like anything less than a human being is wrong. Treating people like…Read more
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No Service

After cleaning up the house, tending to email and packing up the car, we hit the road on a trip to Adam’s uncle’s cabin. The property is beautiful, the cabin lovely and it boasts zero cell service. With it being…Read more
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The Best Version

I have this habit of thinking of the worst version of everything. Once Adam suggested we get a neon sign and I wrinkled my nose and said, “Ew like a bar sign?” Adam paused and said, “Think of the best…Read more
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The Imperfect Woman

  A few years ago, Ashley invited me to participate in her campaign #theimperfectboss. I shared about how owning a business is lonely. This year, I was asked again to participate in #theimperfectwoman campaign and said, YES of course. Duh.…Read more
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9 Years

I married my best friend 9 years ago today. Nine years ago to the minute (it’s 11:55pm), I was probably passed out, completely exhausted in our hotel room while Adam was ordering me pizza because I didn’t have time to…Read more
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Tips for Your Portrait Session

Today I spent a few hours photographing Sara (pictured above) in her home. It was a photoshoot for a brand but the goal was to keep things casual and relaxed. The photos were to be candid, Sara never looked into…Read more
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The Little Things

When the news gets you down and you work late or you’re feelin’ under the weather, it’s okay to disconnect for a few minutes (or a few hours or even a few days). We don’t have a vacation planned anytime…Read more
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My Go-To Recipes

When I first graduated from college, I knew nothing about cooking. It was a widely known fact that “Allie was never in the kitchen.” It wasn’t until I went gluten-free (and then avoided most sugar and grain) that I started…Read more
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Advice

The best advice I’ve ever received: Don’t go into debt Choose your friends, don’t let them choose you Exfoliate Prioritize sleep Be more of who you are What about you?Read more
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Loosen Up

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten a little tense. Between working on my laptop and hunching over styling food, my shoulders and neck have gotten very stiff. Every time I get a massage, the professional tells me to regularly…Read more
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The Longest Day

I took this photo at 9:03pm tonight. After a day of constant rain (and even flooding near our house), the sky seemed to open up to remind us of the longest day of the year. It made me think of…Read more
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A Wednesday In The Life

Day-to-day, my life is always different. But certain days of the week tend to be similar. If you want to read more about how I handle my schedule, you can read it here. I documented what I did today, a Wednesday.…Read more
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You Are What You Love

My heart breaks every time I read the news. Children will be forever damaged by what has been happening in this country. Families broken. Fear. Trauma. I’m almost left speechless. I blogged a few weeks ago about community and how…Read more
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Project Reflection

With a little over 3 weeks left in this challenge, I’m starting to reflect on what it’s been like so far. If I could go back in time, I probably still would have chosen blogging as my thing. Have I enjoyed…Read more
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New Things! New Things!

I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree lately. Nothing major but I realized it because the last two years (when I was also doing The 100 Day Project), my spending habits chilled out. It was because I was…Read more
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Food Stuffs

I’ve had this post in mind for awhile and I was reminded of it when I got a text from my friend Val and realized I never responded to an older text (I am notorious for this). She asked what…Read more
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Can You Hug Me?

Tonight I cried at a concert because the guy standing next to me was wearing the same cologne or aftershave that my grandpa wore. I wanted to tap his shoulder and ask, “Can you hug me?” But I figured that’d…Read more
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Back Back Tomorrow

That thing where you go to blog at 10pm after being sick for the last 24 hours but you get distracted by things on the internet and then you realize it’s 11:45pm and you really don’t have a single thing…Read more
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