Alison's Recent Posts


      Feeling the LOVE

      The box of chocolates from CVS isn’t going to cut it this year friends!  Show your loved one’s how much you care with a heart-made gift instead!  Here are a few DIY projects to switch up the ordinary and make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter! XOXO Alison Wave your white flag…. ...

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      • white kitchen

        White IS the new stainless!

        Move over stainless, it’s time for a whiteout!  Appliance trends are forever changing and I’m so happy to see white making a comeback, after all… avocado green was once a sought after color scheme for a kitchen!  Although I love a stainless, it’s had a long run and with all the ...

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        • Silver Shelves

          Open it up!

          Does your kitchen need a makeover but a full renovation is out of the budget?  Adding open shelves might be the answer and it’s trending in kitchens all over the world for good reason. Open shelving makes a space look larger, they’re easy to install and are far less expensive ...

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          • Jimmy Choo

            COLOR OF THE YEAR

            With arctic climates across the country, I think we could all use a tropical infusion right about now!  Thank you Pantone for selecting Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year.  A color chosen based on worldwide design trends, Radiant Orchid encourages originality and creativity and people ...

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            • Ribbon Box

              Organize Your Holiday Decor

              Are you suffering from a Christmas hangover like me?  Guests are gone and the parties have wrapped but all the holiday decor remains.  Needing some major organizational help, I found this fabulous blog,  Jen has genius tips to help you manage the madness, so next year ...

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              • likeaboss

                Last minute gift ideas!

                You’ve procrastinated long enough! Christmas Eve is tomorrow and maybe you’re stockings aren’t as full as they need to be. Not to worry – I’ve got a last minute gift guide for off the shelf treasures to make your loved ones ecstatic!  Merry Christmas lovers!  Xoxo, ...

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                • BABYCOLD

                  Baby it’s cold outside! Easy tips and tricks to improve your home this winter.

                  Chicago can be brutal in the winter…and anyone who has lived here knows winter can last through May (save me!!)! Being that I’m fairly new to this climate, I’ve been searching for some DIY ways to save time and money around the house. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to ...

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                  • kitchenaid bling

                    GIFT IMPOSSIBLE!

                    We all have that one person that is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for!  So… I put together some of my favorite go to gifts for this holiday season.   Happy shopping! Love, Alison #1 Driftwood Teak Cutting Board by J.K. Adams #2 Vision Toaster by William-Sonoma #3 Squirrel Match Strike by Jonathan ...

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                      COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS $1000 GIVEAWAY!

                      I’m so excited for the blog’s very first Giveaway and this is my way to say thank you to all of you!  I’m living a dream and get to do what I love everyday with your support and friendship.  Thank you for making life so fun! Happy Holidays! I’m obsessed with being a ...

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                      • COACH BOOTIE

                        These Boots are made for Crashing!

                        For those of you that have watched my show, you know how much I love my boots! This season I’m obsessed with these cropped booties. Perfect for crashing and no need to change after work!  They look great with skinny jeans, leggings, tights or bare legs!  From crashing to living, a cropped ...

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