The Alison Show SURVEY!

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Well hello! As you all know, or picked up on, The Alison Show is always undergoing changes hahaha, well because I’m always undergoing changes! But anyway, in my 7 years of doing this I’ve never conducted any sort of survey! Can you believe it?! I have no idea what you all think! Well other than your sweet comments, emails and stuff like that!

SOOOOO I have a 10 question survey! It’s more qualitative than it is quantitative, but it shouldn’t take you long to complete and it would MEAN THE WORLD to me if you’d help a sister out!

I’m basically always gonna do whatever I feel like doing…hahaha but I’d love LOVE to know what you find helpful, fun, inspirational, useful…ANYTHING so that I can point myself in a good direction where I’m doing what I love, but it’s actually meeting the wants and or needs of you guys! Cause you know, I like to invest in people who invest in me. WINK.

THE SURVEY IS CLOSED!! Thank you SO much for taking it! The results were SO helpful and interesting!

As a thank you I’m going to send out some of my sugar cookies to a few lucky survey respondents! Cookies? Eh? Eh?

Thank you again for reading, commenting, being awesome and sharing in part of this! I love you. You know I do.

xo
Alison

Search for your awesome party: Atlanta

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I ALMOST just have NO WORDS for what Joni, from Lay Baby Lay is capable of. She made the party look like this, and she is hands down one of the most talented humans I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I like to think of myself as pretty creative and versatile, but that GIRL, THAT GIRL. She is BEYOND. I adore the “tiki room tropical” vibe she went for, and I love how original and perfect every detail was!

Oh wait. I’ve gotten ahead of myself! Ok, so, this is party #4 in the Search For Your Awesome tour! Again, full recap right here!

Anna, from In Honor of Design was our other lovely hostess, and she taught a super fun table styling class, along with Jaime from Homespun ATL who shared some fun flavor pairing and menu preparing tips! Anna brought such beautiful options to play around with on the table.

And so you can really get the feel of being there here’s a fab video!

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I believe in love

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Took a break from the parties today. Taking a break from most things today. I’m in a bit of blah, and writing always makes me feel better. So here we go:

It’s hard, when your head never stops humming, buzzing, or chattering, when it feels like it never stops to take a breath, or rest, or pause, to remember to think beyond yourself.

It’s hard, when you can scroll through your phone all day, looking at other people’s lives, read their thoughts, see their moments, and process them, to remember that they are actual people. Not just characters in some story.

It’s hard not to be selfish, self-involved and vain, because I actually believe that in order to put good into the world, you need to feel good about yourself. And feeling good about yourself does involve thinking about what you need, what you like, what makes you feel content.

But I just have to be so careful not to cross the line, tip the scale, fall into the trap. The trap of being so concerned about ME, and what’s going on with ME, that I forget to look outside myself and see what’s going on with THEM. Whoever they are.

And then I remember something I realized years ago.

Love. Love. Love.

I believe in it so much more with every passing day that when I stop to think about it, really, really think about it—everything else seems trivial, and at the same time huge.

Because if I love you, your problems are real, they are huge to me because your needs are huge to me. And if I love myself, my tiny problems are trivial, trivial compared to what I’m capable of if I just let go and love.

Love is so infinite, so limitless, so powerful. It heals and it expands.

Love creates all things good and mitigates all things bad.

So when I feel powerless, broken, or just plain crazy, I like to think if I just keep loving, with all my might, the pieces will start moving themselves back together—like a giant magnetic puzzle.

And then it will be ok. It’s all going to be ok, because I believe in love.

Search for your awesome party: Denver

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Ok! Here is party #3 in Denver!! It’s so fun seeing all the beautiful details again from the Search For Your Awesome parties! If you need a recap of what these parties are, check out the first bash we did in Seattle! Or see all of the Awesome with Bing parties here!

Miss Melanie new-mama Blodgett from You Are My Fave KNOWS HOW TO PARTY. She was in charge of the decor and the fun events that made the night such a smash!

We started with dinner in an amazing garage space, and we were served the yummiest mexican food from a food truck that parked in the beautiful venue. Then right before the workshop portion, Melanie had ice cream delivered! And while we crafted an illustrator created each guest a portrait. I KNOW. It didn’t suck.

We mixed, we drank, we mingled, and then we headed inside for a FUN FUN FUN night of crafting with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave who taught us how to do her beautiful wall weavings! I’ve been a fan of Rachel’s for YEARS so I was pretty excited to get to work with her. She’s so humble and sweet, even though she’s like a really big deal, haha, so that was an extra special treat.

There were so many fun elements to the party! And I’m gonna walk you through them all! But first! Another beautiful video from Modern Atelier! Click to see more!

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Search for Your Awesome Party: SLC

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Holy crap! I could not be happier with how this event turned out! Unlike the four other “Search for Your Awesome” events, this one was entirely in MY CONTROL! So obviously, it brought together every dream element and person I’ve ever wanted for a party!

And there’s a video of it too!

This part of the “Search for Your Awesome tour” (read more about that here), was connected to the blogging conference that Bing helps sponsors called Alt Summit. Traditionally the sponsors can host a dinner for 50 people the night before the conference. In the past I have designed two dinners for Microsoft, a fun sparkly one here, and the “Be Brave” dinner.

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