Flamingo Fest Smilebooth Pictures and Checking In!

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Remember how I did all those parties with Bing and never posted on my blog?! Well here are some of my favorite photos from the Flamingo Fest Dance Party that happened Provo on June 30th! Haha, then read on for more info about everything else!

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I flew my sister, Andrea, in just for the party! Lot’s of cleavage shots. Sorry friends.
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THE BEST GROUP OF LADIES! These hot mamas helped set up and take down the party! Thank you girls!
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This is Eric’s sister! My sis-in-law.
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Yes, that’s the Mayor of Provo and he’s THE BEST! Check out his blog!

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I will bomb every photo.

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Hello fabulous friends! How good are those pictures?! A huge THANK YOU to Bing for getting Smilebooth out to UTAH! It’s always SO SO FUN! And in case you’re wondering how I look so FLY in the picutres…HA…remember I have a HOW TO LOOK HOT IN PHOTO BOOTHS TUTORIAL VIDEO! I know. I know.

So this is me, Alison. Remember how I have a blog here? Remember how I haven’t posted in FOREVER! AH! I know. I’ve just been thinking a lot, about all I do, and what I want to do. Oh and there was that little matter of me hosting/throwing 6 parties in 2-3 weeks. And in case you were confused, to reiterate, I was hired by BING to help host 5 workshops/parties for bloggers, makers, influencers all over the country (and I did one party for a BING dinner for the blogging conference Alt Summit).

In four of the cities they were small 20-person workshops, we learned a skill (with fun blogger co-hosts) and I spoke about my How to Be Awesome series. But for Provo, I hosted the Flamingo Dance Fest. AND IT WAS AWESOME. Because that was my “skill” throwing a dance party. Hahaha.

I can’t wait to share the rest of the parties/pictures/videos with you!

But in the meantime back to the blog. I’ve been gone a lot! Haha. And so busy doing what I love: bringing people together and hopefully making them feel good! But anyway. I’m not sure how the blog fits in really. It’s obviously something I love. But there are so many other ways to share content. And I just don’t know if this format is the best for me anymore. I’m toying with the idea of turning the blog into more of a site. So that the content is easier to navigate through in like a series format. So for example, instead of posting 3 times a week or so…I’d upload my content chunks at a time. Like when I post the pictures of the 6 parties I did, I put all 6 posts up at once. SONIC BOOM! Then use my social media channels, like IG and Facebook to update you on a more regular basis. I also have been trying to get a newsletter list together and I’m failing at that. But I love the idea of it. A newsletter! Would you be into that? If it was a RAD ONE?!

Do you really read blogs? How do you consume them? Do you link from Facebook, a reader, Instagram? Lots of people have been saying “blogs are dead” for a while now. But I don’t think they are DEAD. I just think that the way we consume them is changing. Pinterest and Instagram changed the online world! I mean if you’re here that means you read them. But I feel like the times, they are a changing, and there are only so many hours in the day! And I’m just always trying to figure out how to use them best. Anyway. Changes are underfoot!

I’d also really love to hear your feedback and I love you all! Thanks for being a part of this online life!

Let me know if you have any questions!


Flamingo Fest Dance Party in Provo!

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AHHHHH! I’m so freaking excited to announce that all of my life’s dreams and goals have come true, and Bing is allowing me to host

A FLAMINGO FEST DANCE PARTY! as part of the Search for Your Awesome parties that I am throwing with them!

The best part is it’s Bing’s treat! That’s right! Totally free for you, well you people who live close enough to Provo, Utah to come! It’s not just for bloggers, or people who whore themselves out on social media (like me), but for everyone!

BUT because of that, there are a limited number of spots, about 200 only! So you have to RSVP for a ticket! And it’s first come first serve! So hurry, hurry!


And please just one per person, so have your gal pal’s register for themselves!

Ok so about the party! It is going to be awesome, it is for friends of The Alison Show and Bing! So it’s not like a family party, it’s a dance party, for hot mamas! Ok!? I hope you understand that I love your children, but I do not want them stealing ANY of my dance floor space. Wait, did I just sound heartless? MUHAHAHAHA.

Dress code: THINK PINK

There will be nail art! Signature drinks, Smilebooth (which is like the creme de la creme of ALL photo booths!) and I cannot confirm nor deny the possibility of a giant flamingo!

So now’s our chance to boogie together.

Let’s all shake our tail feathers.

And for those of you too far away to party I hope I can capture enough fun details for you!


How to Be Awesome Part 6: Invest in People Who Invest in You


The people who invest in me! Or in a fancy way…

Thanks Melanie for this!

So in this episode, which is Part 6, holy moly! Part 6 of my How to Be Awesome series I talk about how being awesome means you: Invest In People Who Invest In You!

The questions that prompted this part were, “How do I feel awesome and what should I do when someone is mean to me, I get my feelings hurt, or I feel left out?”

Because even though I’m 30, I’m sorry to say these things STILL HAPPEN. Hahaha. Sometimes people don’t mean to hurt your feelings but they still get hurt! And other times people are being asses and they totally suck. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that the best, but no matter how you slice it some people are just bullies. As adult females we call those women, “Mean girls” and it’s like a euphemism I think. Mean girls, and mean people are flat out bullies.

But I think the main thing I didn’t expect to still be happening when I was 30 was the feeling of getting left out, or not included. So like I said, I thought about these things a lot, and how as an aspiring awesome human I wanted to handle them, and my solution was:

Invest in people who invest in you.

So check it out and see if you find it helpful! It has really really helped me over the past couple of weeks! I talk about how investments in the wrong people can cause an awesomeness bankruptcy! And when you invest in the right people you will be RICH in awesomeness. I thought I was pretty damn clever.

Also I’m more or less still participating in my own 30 Days of Awesome Challenge! Haha.

For an explanation about this project read: 30 Days of Awesome
For an explanation of the Daily Awesome Quiz go here
For my How to be Awesome video series go here

Hope you love it! And be sure to let me know if you do your awesome homework! Huzzah!


Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Rad Dads

I have a rad dad. I’ll share another Sister Minute featuring Dance Moves with Craig soon…BUT I wanted to show you guys what I got my dad this for Father’s Day this year, because even though it’s SOON (Sunday) you might need a last-minute gift idea.


My dad and I are both fans of the diet cola, and when we want a drink we say to each other, “Time for a TCO?!” Which means, let’s escape the family and hit 7-11 for a Tall Cool One.

That’s why I got him this galvanized drink tub! Haha it’s perfect for backyard lounging.

I also picked up some extra copies of my new favorite book, Bright Bazaar, and I gave my dad a copy of that too because my parents have been redoing some things in their home. I’m seriously obsessed with this book! I keep buying it for people! Haha and wrote like an ode to it on my babble blog.

Since Father’s Day is so soon I thought I’d try to share things you can get in your hot hands before the weekend if necessary! So the Bright Bazaar book is a good one especially if you have Prime shipping.

Another thing I think every man can have another pair of are Sperry’s.

And I was at a concert and saw this guy wearing these Pink Polo shoes and he looked SO HOT. Haha he was like 50 or so and Eric said it’s ok to say that. Silver FOX. A rad dad could totally sport those.

What do you guys like to give your dads? Or your husbands? I don’t know why they are hard to buy for but they are! Eric’s birthday AND my dad’s birthday are around Father’s Day every year so I get tapped out of manly gift ideas FAST. Plus guys are so hard to make things for. It’s so much easier to make an accessory or something for a woman.

This year I basically just bought a new backyard for Eric. Hahaha. Rose bushes, trellises, a hose hanging thing, so that might be a good idea for your man too! If he’s got a green thumb, or wishes he did.

Ok here’s to the rad dads! I’d totally love to hear your ideas too!


Fancy Living



You guys! I am SOOOO into being fancy these days. It is seriously my FAVORITE word. And pastime! Every now and again I can get Eric on board with my fancy visions, and this time I have REALLY sparked a flame. He is beautifying our backyard in FULL force!

We finally made the plunge and bought some backyard lounge gear! Man is patio stuff expensive! This set is from Ikea and it still adds up! But we have used it so so much, I’m glad we finally just ponied up.

backyardigans-4We’ve been busy planting flowers, the garden (corn, tomatillos, peppers, and tomatoes), some grapes and just today a rose bush!

And when I say “we” planted I mean ERIC, always Eric. I just stand around with my large diet soda and say things like, “I don’t want any damn pumpkins this year! Last year they assassinated my tomatoes!” And then I walk away to check my Instagram. Imagine a Miss Hannigan-like character, but with Diet Dr. Pepper instead of bathtub gin and that’s basically what I look like in the backyard.


Ginger has been LOVING it and she is really good at “helping” and by helping I mean carrying small plastic teacups of water back and forth from the bathroom to the backyard. I’m so busy relaxing on our outside couch that I seriously have NO idea what she’s doing with the water, or why she feels the need to transfer it teacup-full at a time all around the freaking neighborhood, I just know I’ve slipped on one too many wet linoleum spots from her spillage.

Like I said, I’m busy:


Rad loves being outside but has turned into QUITE the tyrant as of late. I’m not kidding. I keep telling people he turned into Godzilla overnight. He can’t talk, and he can’t walk, but whenever he sees something that he wants he just starts grunting and yelling with this insane brute like force! He points violently at what he wants until his confused and terrified mother figures it out. 9 out of 10 times he wants whatever drink I’m holding.

If it’s water I oblige. But if you let him have a sip he grabs the cup, then blows down the straw with ALL his tiny might until ice cold water comes bubbling out on everyone and everything. Then he let’s out a tiny Beevis and Butthead-like laugh, right before YELLING at you to let him do it again.

Yes. This is fancy living friends.

I’m pretty sure it’s EXACTLY what Beyonce’s life is like.

In other news I have been super inspired by color lately and I’ve been posting on my 30 Days of Awesome challenge religiously! Go me.


Keep it crafty, Keep it sassy.