April 20, 2014


The man Jesus Christ. 

The man Jesus Christ. 

April 14, 2014


& if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky one.

April 13, 2014


March 29, 2014


Jamie & Dana’s Wedding - on the NEW blog! 

Jamie & Dana’s Wedding - on the NEW blog! 

March 24, 2014


Dear Readers,
If you’re anything like me, you may be finding yourself in some kind of post-winter-pre-spring-I’m kind of sick of this weather slump. We’ve been cooped up for the better part of the last few months and we’re going a little stir crazy. In hopes of lifting my winter blues, and embracing whatever semblance of spring I can find, I’m starting something new today and I hope you’ll join me.

The premise is simple – let’s try to be a little happier for 100 days by taking the time to search for the little things that make you smile. (You can read the details at http://100happydays.com)
I’m going to be documenting my 100 Happy Days on Instagram. (Follow me! allisonisthird)
If you choose to use Instagram as well, use the hashtag #100HappyDays.
Please let me know if you’re joining me. I’d love to see what makes you happy.
Sincerely,
Allison.

Dear Readers,
If you’re anything like me, you may be finding yourself in some kind of post-winter-pre-spring-I’m kind of sick of this weather slump. We’ve been cooped up for the better part of the last few months and we’re going a little stir crazy. In hopes of lifting my winter blues, and embracing whatever semblance of spring I can find, I’m starting something new today and I hope you’ll join me.

The premise is simple – let’s try to be a little happier for 100 days by taking the time to search for the little things that make you smile. (You can read the details at http://100happydays.com)
I’m going to be documenting my 100 Happy Days on Instagram. (Follow me! allisonisthird)
If you choose to use Instagram as well, use the hashtag #100HappyDays.

Please let me know if you’re joining me. I’d love to see what makes you happy.

Sincerely,
Allison.

March 20, 2014


so much pride.

March 18, 2014


I don’t understand things.

There are lots of things I don’t understand. Lots. Like taxes and insurance and the electoral college. And I don’t like that. I’m the kind of person that wants to know the whys and hows. I was the twelve year old annoying my orthodontist with the “So what are you doing now?” questions. And the older I get, the more I realize how little I know. If I’m being honest, that overwhelms me a little lot.

This week, I’ve been working on my new website (woohoo! a rebrand!) Last time around, I had a little help. This time, I’m flying solo. I’m 100% in over my head. It’s the classic “One step forward, two steps back” scenario. And it’s consuming me. I didn’t eat dinner. I’ve barely taken the time to hear about how Stephen’s day was. And it’s nearly bedtime and I’m not a whole lot closer to the finish line than I was four hours ago. But I’ve learned a ton. and I’ve made mistakes that I [hopefully] won’t make again. and this is what life is. It’s not having the answers. It’s diving in and realizing your feet don’t touch the bottom. 

And if I go to bed tonight in the same spot i did last night, that’s okay. But I’m going to talk to my husband about his day. Because that’s more important. and a whole lot more fun. 

March 3, 2014


Cleveland Botanical Gardens.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens.

February 26, 2014


John Mark McMillan - Borderland

Out of the goodnight
I was born into your arms
Like you’re my country
Like you’re the hills where I belong

February 6, 2014


So….. I like ice cream. like a lot. I’m not sure I realized just how much until last night. This is what my house looked like.

Yesterday was a straight up blizzard. It took me 60 minutes and a whole lot of prayer to get to work. (as opposed to 20 minutes and a little bit of prayer) : ) It was crazy and scary and everything bad. But on the way home, my mom made a pretty big mistake and told me that the cutest little ice cream shop around had their famous $4 Sundaes on sale for just 34 cents! So guess what we did?! We bundled up, got in the car, and drove. 

Isn’t he cute?! I think the pink really suits him. 

Crazy? Maybe. Worth it? Definitely.

January 23, 2014


photo credit

I’ve really been craving nature lately. Maybe it’s the subzero temperatures that are holding me hostage in the house. I want out. I want to travel. I want to explore. So you can imagine my excitement when Stephen and I booked a camping trip with 9 of our very favorite people this week. I’ve never been camping for real. As a kid, my family and I went “camping” in a pop up camper. Although I have lots of fond memories, it wasn’t tent-sleeping-star-gazing camping. And to do it with some of our best friends?! What more could I ask for? 

I’ve seen a couple photos of our campsite. (and by “seen” I mean “stared at on my work computer while daydreaming of s’mores and an open fire.”) I haven’t been this excited about something in a long time. 

Adventure’s calling. Brb. Gotta go answer it. 

But clearly life took people and shook them around until finally they were unrecognizable even to those who had once known them well. Still there was power in once having known someone.

Meg Wolitzer - The Interestings

January 20, 2014


22

While most of the blogging community has made new years resolutions involving blogging more, I, on the other hand, am taking a different approach. There is so much going on in my life right now. and 97% of it is awesome. this year, I want to live a fuller, more exciting, more 22 year old life so that when I do have the chance to blog, it means something.

I’m young. Like still really young. And a lot of times, I find that I need to be reminded of that. Most people my age are popping breath mints before their morning class to cover up the fun they had last night. Not me. I’ve been out of college for 2 years. I’m married. I have lots and lots of bills to pay. I have a home that needs taken care of, and laundry to do (which I don’t. thanks, Stephen.) I work full time at a law firm. A LAW FIRM.How much more “grown up” does it get? But I’m still 22.

I’m incredibly passionate. I know what I want to do and where I want my life to go and I’m doing everything I know how to get there.

but passion and patience don’t always mix.

it’s hard for me to sit at a desk proofing legal contracts and answering phones when all I want to be doing is creating. I’m checking email inquiries on my bathroom breaks, and daydreaming about my photography rebrand while I file papers. I am so incredibly blessed to have the job that I do right now. It truly is a godsend. But every day here makes me a little more uncomfortable in the healthiest of ways. it reaffirms my passions. it builds the anticipation. and when I’m finally in a place where my dream becomes my career, it will taste that much sweeter.

This year, I vow to enjoy the little things. to take every new opportunity that comes my way. to blog when I have something to say. and to live like I’m 22.

December 22, 2013


This Lovely Thing.

I created a new blog. with things I find pretty or funny or both. 

Follow me. 

November 29, 2013