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 version of a neon sign. That’s what I mean.” For some reason my brain never [&hel

  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. Because I am exactly that. While I might have shared a couple of ye

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 eat dinner or our wedding cake. We had no idea what we had just gotten […]

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 the camera. I was so excited about the photos that I captured and it got […]

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 soon so I’ve been trying to find a few ways to enjoy time away from […]

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 getting better at cooking. Now, I’d like to say that I’m pr

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?

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 get massages. And then I don’t. But now I’m starting to. I went to

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 the times I’ve flown into a new city, the sun beating down on the plane. […]

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. Welcome to a day in the life of me.  9:00am: I wake up. As I […]

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 there are moments in your life where you feel that community sweep over you.

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 it? Not particularly. It hasn’t been awful but it still doesn’t feel quite like

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 finding a lot of fulfillment in making things and this challenge hasn’t been like that […

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 I bought at Thrive Market and mentioned, “Maybe make this a blog post?!” I thought […]

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 be weird. Instead, I smiled through the tears and hoped the band thought it was [&helli

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 to write about because all you did was lay around all day waiting to feel […]

We’ve occupied our studio for over 4 years now and we’ve slowly made it our own. Last year we renovated our conference room with the help of Mix Design Collective and we love it so much. You can see a before and after here. Now I’m itching to do something else. Something to this room, [&hellip

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 Tuesday. Welcome to a day in the life of me.  8:45am: I wake up. We had […]

This little DIY project has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted a corkboard somewhere in the studio for awhile. We have a larger one in our bathroom where we pin fun things from people, business cards and letters. A LONG time ago, our friend Tim built this rolling background (where we can hang rolls [&he

I cooked every meal this weekend. I was much less social. I feel energetic, I ate whole foods. I struggle with being back in the kitchen because, due to the size of our home (and lack of dining room), that means I’m a homebody. Now that it’s warm, we do have the opportunity to host […]

I struggle with practicing gratitude. While I’m not a pessimistic person, I feel like my brain can bulldoze through the small things that make life grand. I’m working to practice gratitude, just like I would if I were trying to get better at learning a language. For me, that means writing down thing

One thing that bonds me and my dad is our love of food. We aren’t picky eaters. We’d probably try anything you sat in front of us. We send each other photos of our food and we love watching food shows. Anthony Bourdain was someone who opened our eyes to new places, cuisine and conversation. [&hellip

Another edition of things that are interesting! You can read the first volume here and the second volume here. 1. I’ve been really loving the Bite Beauty’s lipstick shade Lit Turmeric (that name kills me). Here it is on. 2. SCRATCH n SNIFF STAMPS?! 3. Paleo/dairy-free nacho cheese. I’m going t

We’ve been spoiled lately with cooler weather. I wore a sweatshirt and jeans tonight! Adam’s parents visited today and landscaped a lot of our back patio (and the front yard, too) and it makes such a difference. It’s something that I don’t have an eye for (or skillset) and I’m tha

I had 8 hours of straight meetings (not even a lunch break!) today and this is all I’ve got. I have no wisdom. No witty captions. No insight. No revelations. I’m watching House Hunters. Need I say more?

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 Monday. Welcome to a day in the life of me. Warning: it’s not too thrilling.  […]

I found a few grey hairs. When I was 16-years-old, I was buying some makeup at Target and the cashier said, “Aw that’s so cute! You have a purse.” When I was 21-years-old, I drove down to Florida for spring break with my best friend. I was offered a kids menu one night. A lady on […]

Tonight we went to our friend Brandi’s book launch. You can buy it here or read my post about it here. It was so amazing to see so many people in the community there supporting her. So many people who have worked with The Wonder Jam. So many people who we love. I was talking […]

Earlier today, we walked over to Alchemy for a this amazingness. It was hot but it was home. After traveling for two weeks, I’be crushed harder on Columbus. Don’t get me wrong, my travel bug is worse. But home is more home. My friend Erika mentioned this sentiment in her Instagram post. Look for ins