Because I Said So: April 2016
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


One main reason I've put off blogging night after night, day after day--I can't figure out what to write about. I come up with a thousand topics that I can write short "tidbits" about, but none are post worthy in themselves, nor do I have the time to take pictures, etc., etc. For lack of better post topics, here are my tidbits.

All Natural Dog Food: 

After chatting with a holistic veterinarian, a potential client for work, I learned the sad truth about "dry dog food." Obviously I've seen the commercials stating that some brands are better than others--but I'm here to tell you--ALL dry dog food sucks. And it does just that; it sucks the moisture out of your dog's gut leaving them in a constant state of dehydration. 

Since then, Laney's been on a more natural food diet. Most of what humans eat, dogs can eat. MOST. I feed Laney canned dog food (to reintroduce the moisture) and vegetables. She loves green beans! 

I've been pinning a few things, so follow me on Pinterest if you're thinking about taking the plunge! And don't forget to do your own research and talk to your vet!

Essential Oils

Well. I'm back on my essential oils kick and I can't figure out why I stopped using them! A few weeks ago, when I got my braces tightened, my teeth hurt so bad (what's new?) Two power chains on each side of my teeth and a new figure eight--it's a wonder I didn't scratch all my teeth out. I applied Thieves with a Q-tip to my throbbing gums and within 5 minutes, I couldn't feel a thing! 

I'm also obsessed with Lavender (to help me sleep) and Peppermint (to keep me awake) and looking to try out more!

House Progress.

So much progress has been made on our house! They just put the shingles up yesterday which brings us to: AC system, electric, water, tubs, can lights, surround sound, windows, and exterior doors. Building a house is not for the faint of heart and is certainly hard to do when you're super impatient (like me). Also, I'm beginning to think we picked the WORST time to build a house in South Louisiana--so.much.rain. The countdown: 70 days until we have keys in our hands! (Follow me on Instagram for updates!)

Spray Tans + Wedding Festivities

I'm the MOH in my friend's wedding this weekend! The rehearsal dinner is today and the only thing I've figured out is what I'm going to wear--sound familiar? I'm sure I'll give a rockin' speech or at least look good bumbling around. I'm wearing the NEW Lilly Pulitzer two-piece and a spray tan.

I'll be honest, I've had some bad spray tan experiences in the past. When I went yesterday, I was so scared I was going to be orange which would clash with my emerald green dress and make me look like an Oompa Loompa. *breathe* GOOD NEWS: I look great! No orange in sight!

So, those are my tidbits for now. One of these days I'll be able to put together a cohesive post all about one subject, I promise! For now, thanks for following along while I find my new "balance" whatever that may be!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hashtag Winning

Hey y'all. Allison here. Do y'all still remember who I am or what I look like? (I've included pictures in this post, if not!) Sorry I've been so MIA lately. I feel like I say that ALL THE TIME now but #sorrynotsorry. Life happens and blogging sometimes doesn't. 

While I've been MIA on the blog, I've been killin' it at work! At least I have my shit together in some aspect of my life right?

But really, when I say I've been killin' it at work--I have! Last Wednesday, I put on my big girl panties and conquered my fear of public speaking. A college professor (who also happens to be an alum of my sorority) asked me to come speak to two of her classes--PR and Social Media Marketing-- representing the company I work for and y'all, it was SO MUCH FUN!

I spent more time worrying about what I was going to wear than figuring out what I was going to talk about (priorities) but, I feel most confident when I know I look good.

So while I may have only posted once last week, I found out that I actually enjoy speaking in front of people (if it's about something I really love). And that's a win in my book. I don't know what this blog will turn into, but I do know that I will still be around, if some what infrequently. Keep up with me on Instagram and Twitter for things that don't always make it to the blog!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Life in (Insta)Grams

Life has been hectic lately. Do I say that a lot? Yes.

Do I feel bad about it? No ragrets y'all. (not even a letter) 

When life gets busy with weddings, work, family, and more, the blog tends to go to the back-burner--so to all of my loyal readers--thank you for not giving up on my little piece of the internet.

Here's what I've been up to lately:

A local boutique named a dress after my blog--it was pretty awesome.

I loved it so much that I wore it for my Easter dress!

Our house is coming along! I've never loved concrete more than I do right now. It took forever for the permits to go through and if you know me, you know I'm NOT patient. We should see walls being framed THIS WEEK!

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I took my first yoga class in years and actually enjoyed it! Looks like I'll be going back this week.

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I've been spending ALL of my money at Target. It's like the first place I want to go after work. I have a feeling this habit will be hard to break once our house is done!

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I've been super behind on blogging and meant to have this look up last week, but you know, life. For real though, I can't get enough T-shirt dresses! They are perfect for work and running errands on the weekend. P.S. You can shop more dresses from their website here!

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It's wedding season and I'm so happy to have this guy for my forever wedding date. We clean up pretty nice.

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Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my (almost) daily activities--I may not update the blog as much I as used to, but I'm pretty active on Instagram (regardless of their recent changes)!