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Alison’s State of Affairs April

Reflecting on the source of my strength: my bling. HAHA. But actually just ask Laura, the photographer, what mood I was in. Because it is more accurately reflected below. 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 …

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, …

Alison’s State of Affairs: February

Just had some large images of me laying around from the March Year of Awesome Calendar shoot with Laura Fox SO HERE YOU GO! Is my hair the same color as the backdrop? THAT’S THE GOAL. Don’t look back you’re not going that way. Well hello!!! I thought it might be fun to get back …

Doing Hard Things

When it comes to doing hard things there are two situations you can be in. You either have something difficult happening to you, and you’re forced to figure out how to manage, or you create difficult situations for yourself and then see how you respond. In my case, I feel like most of my life …

Podcasts that inspire, motivate and delight me!

I’m a huge podcast fan! I’ve talked about this before, and often get the question, “Which are your favorite podcasts?!” And here’s the thing, I’m SO excited to tell you, but also will do so with the caveat that I LOVE talking about a very certain set of things. Haha, and you may or may …

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 …

I’m adult and can do whatever the hell I want.

When I dyed my hair blue, I don’t know, a few years ago, I posted this picture of it the next day on Instagram and said, “I question my ability to make sane decisions.” Or something like that. And someone left a comment on the photo and said, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you …

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 …