Essays

Alison’s State of Affairs: March

Just a girl and her clam. Prepping to teach one of my Build an Awesome Brand Workshops! Well hello!!! Another month has come and gone, and so now it’s time for ALISON’S STATE OF AFFAIRS! Yes,  yes, I know I’m sharing a lot with my Year of Awesome calendar, and also my Awesome with Alison Podcast, …

How to change your mood, dude.

picture of my Ginger Jane by Sammi Jo This morning I took Ginger to her Kindergarten assessment testing. How they can asses what a creative, hysterical genius she is by asking her some sight words, we’ll never know, but that’s not the point. The point is that after the testing I asked her if she …

Too legit to quit.

A visual of the past. The dust is settling on post-party life, and I’m working really hard to launch my new online shop called Party With Alison. I filmed the promotional footage months ago, and lots of the work is done, and now I’m in that really, really hard phase that happens with any project, the …

I’m writing on my blog, dammit.

I used to write on my blog every day. I posted essays and thoughts and rarely had pictures. I headed into the office I worked at as a copywriter, an ad agency in SLC called Love Communications, and the first thing I would do is write on my blog. I called it part of my creative …

Done is Fun: My Motto for 2016

I have a motto for 2016. Words to live by that are also fun to say! If the image above didn’t give it away they are: DONE IS FUN. I have wanted to do a REALLY in-depth blog post, or a YouTube video, or something more significant feeling, to share this motto. I wanted to have a graphic designer …

I’m on your team: A Love Letter

photos of my cookies by Nicole Hill  You guys. IT HAS BEEN A CRAZY WEEK! Mostly crazy because my “Alison’s Tips for Managing a Rough Pregnancy” post got such an amazing response. Honestly, better than I could have ever hoped for. Just to put this in perspective for you, it was one of the hardest posts I …

Alison’s Tips for Managing a Rough Pregnancy

Just some fall family fun up in the canyon with the children trying to attack me. I’m showing some pictures of my family with this post for context, and so you can see proof of my occasional mental stability as you read about how nuts I am. Always always daddy’s girl. But this boy is …

The Alison Show State of Affairs

This picture is titled “Lake Monster” Hello! I’ve got so many things cooking, including a human, and SO many ideas, that I thought it would be fun to sit down and just like, check-in, say hello and share The Alison Show State of Affairs, because apparently I think I’m as important as the President of …

Yes and No Phases and The Stripped Project

All of these images are from Jordan Zobrist for The Stripped Project: see the full shoot and interview here Right now I am in a “no” phase of my life. I know that we are supposed to say YES! And according to Amy Poehler Yes, please! (I really love the audiobook) and I do agree …

Why I’m Kind of Like a Kid That Pees Their Pants

I can bake you cookies, but I can’t make a dentist appointment. It really has only been in the past couple of years that I’ve realized that one reason I’m able to get “so much” (whatever that means, it’s all relative) done, is because I basically don’t function like an adult. I’ve been pretty open …