All posts by : Allie.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

We’ve owned The Wonder Jam for over 5 years (and we’ve lived in Columbus for 10). We work with small businesses and after that many years, you get to know a city like Columbus pretty well. It’s not uncommon for…Read more
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Talented Friends

I recently took photos for our friends Bryan and Catherine (also known as Beginning in the Middle on Instagram) after they participated in something called the One Room Challenge. I’m so thankful for their friendship and I get excited when…Read more
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Currently Consuming

I’m currently trying to consistently consume certain things. Food at specific restaurants, shows, books, alcohol, online classes. If I don’t try, then I just sit watch Instagram stories or online shop. I call this my intentional vs default state of…Read more
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Recent Skincare + Makeup Purchases

I usually skip posts (and videos on YouTube) about what products beauty-focused people recently bought or received. I figure they receive a lot of product for free or we hear about products they buy with their own money (but then…Read more
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The Bright Hour

Over the past two years, I’ve been a magnet to books concerning death. Last week, I picked up The Bright Hour off the top of my “to read” pile of books and it broke my heart every night. It’s a…Read more
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Art In Your Home

One of my dreams is to become an art collector. As of right now, I don’t have any wall space in my home to accommodate a collection any larger than I have. It would still be fun to collect artwork,…Read more
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It Just Won’t Take

I just realized setting the featured image as one of our wedding photos on a post titled, “It just won’t take,” is probably not a good idea but hopefully, you keep reading and you get it. A few weeks ago,…Read more
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Tell All Your Friends

Our financial consultant, Mike Albert, recently tweeted, “Working exclusively with small businesses, I can tell you it’s almost never as glamorous/lucrative as it appears from the outside. If there’s a brand out there that you love make it a point…Read more
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Blogging From The Bar

For the first time during this challenge I’m blogging from a bar on my phone. I just got done attending an amazing launch event for a client and decided to end the evening by going on a date with Adam.…Read more
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I Wonder

The other day I had two similar thoughts… The first thought was, “I’m so thankful for the person who discovered the avocado was edible.” Or maybe I should be thanking the person who started importing produce to parts of the…Read more
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A Book Suggestion

I recently finished Tell The Wolves I’m Home and I really loved it. It was a really sweet and gentle book about grief. I resonated with so many aspects of the book. There’s a specific and recurring element that I…Read more
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A Fresh Start?

We recently upgraded some of our computers (helloooo iMac Pro) and whenever we do this, I get excited and overwhelmed at the same time. When I recently upgraded my iPhone last October, I forgot to back it up. I was in…Read more
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First Steps to Patio Makeover

We moved into our house in April 2016. When we first toured the place, the back patio was completely covered in snow. We had no idea how much of it was concrete or where there was grass but we loved…Read more
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Day Trip to Cincinnati

We spent the day in Cincinnati after taking photos for our client, Cherbourg Cyprus. It was a rare, sunny day in that corner of Ohio and, while it was cold, there were many people out and about. I picked up…Read more
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Cute Book Alert

We don’t have a dining room (or even a full dining table) in our house. Our last place (a townhouse) had its own enclosed dining area and I loved it. We strung lights and had Sunday dinners. If our current…Read more
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Skincare and Makeup That I Repurchase

I’ve never been paid to endorse anything but I understand why it might be appealing (if you already love that product). But I’m here, as an unpaid blogger, to share some of my favorite skincare/makeup products that I constantly run…Read more
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Teach Me

I grew up in a home where makeup and shopping wasn’t a focus. My parents didn’t drink. I wore a uniform to Catholic school where I wasn’t allowed to wear logos on my socks or even nude nail polish. My…Read more
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A Safe Place

My grandpa owned a lake house my entire life. From what I hear, they found out my mom was pregnant with me the year they bought it. He’d be able to know exactly how long they had it just by…Read more
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A Passion Project Revisited

If you didn’t know, my project last year was focused on styling and photographing something daily. I ended up creating two of my favorite photographs (you can view them here and here). I loved this project because I spent a lot…Read more
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The Problem With Perfection

Our podcast is back for its 4th season. The term “season” makes me laugh because it’s not like we wait a year in between (just a few weeks). We’ve slightly changed the format every season and we’re really excited about…Read more
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Nights Outside

I’m pretty sure spring has finally scooted into Ohio. I think we can take our plants outside soon. Last night might have been the last night it hit freezing overnight. It feels good. I took this photo last summer out at…Read more
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Oh, Interesting Vol. 2

It’s Friday! And by Friday, I’m ready to not be in front of my computer. That’s why these short and sweet posts work well for me pre-weekend. Here’s a list of things that made me say, “Ohhhh, interesting!” 1. I…Read more
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Living In My Spring

I may have mentioned this before but my creativity and mood are very aligned with the seasons here in Ohio. In the winter, I retreat and hunker down. Our hope is that next winter, we literally retreat to someplace warmer.…Read more
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I Knew It Was Great

I grew up as a fine artist. I learned to paint with oils and watercolors via semi-private lessons at the age of twelve after learning as much as I could on my own. People told me, “You’re so talented!” I won…Read more
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Outer Quiet and Inner Quiet

Over the weekend, I started reading my friend Brandi’s book. It’s called Myths of Being Human and it’s been such a special read so far. Back in January, I ended up (unintentionally) hanging out with Brandi at a big gala…Read more
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Let’s Get Coffee (or Tea)

Back when I blogged often…oh wait, I am blogging often now. Ahem. Back when I blogged as much as I am currently blogging, I would create this post annually. You can read the posts from 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. Feel free…Read more
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