Versatile Blogger!

Last week, Tricia from Sometimes I Cook, nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Tricia’s blog has a ton of great recipes and is totally awesome on the lifestyle side as well! If you don’t already, you need to head on over to her blog and check it out! We’re like blogging sisters – both hailing from Northern California! And I actually never knew that until I read her “About Me” the other day! How fun! We can connect with people all over the world and people in our own backyards! Patricia, from Lady Turned Madame, also nominated me for this award too! She has a fabulous blog about fashion, cooking, home, traveling, pretty much everything! Such a great read, so you need to head on over there and check her out! And lastly, Shelby, from B.Beauty also nominated me for this award as well! She has a great blog about makeup, reviews, tutorials, pretty much a little bit of everything! I’ve picked up some great tips from her! Go check her out!


The Versatile Blogger Award is an award to celebrate the bloggers who bring the most joy to your life! The fellow bloggers that I’ve nominated are the ones that I look forward to seeing their posts, I love reading because they either teach me something new or make me laugh, have amazing photos that I just love to look at, and cover a wide variety of subjects! 🙂

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination
  • Share seven different facts about yourself

Here’s some random facts about me:

  1. I’m deathly afraid of the ocean. For many reasons; sharks, seaweed, jellyfish, drowning, and not being able to see the bottom. I mean what could be under there??
  2. I am terrible at watching movies. 90% of the time, when people ask, “Allison, have you seen that movie ____ where they blah blah blah.” Nope. More than likely, I have not. I almost feel like just answering No all the time now.
  3. It took me six years to get my four year degree, which is a Business degree with an emphasis in Human Resources. Riveting stuff I tell you.
  4. I met the boyfriend in college, while we both were working on that six year four year degree. He was in Business too. We met in our Business Communications class and he had actually nicknamed me the “Cutie from COMS”. Ain’t that cute?
  5. I have two couches in my apartment with the same print on them. A god awful yellow/tan/brown chevron print that was definitely designed in the 70s, for the 70s, and should have died in the 70s.
  6. I hate cooking. I try. But I hate it. I admire all of you women that can do it and enjoy doing it. You are my heroes. Truly.
  7. I’m an introvert. I’m pretty good a faking it for the most part, but meeting new people and trying to come up with small talk gives me a little bit of anxiety and sweaty palms!

Okay, now for my wonderful fellow bloggers that all of you should pop over and get to know!

Okay now go check them out because they all have a truly unique and awesome way of writing and things to write about!

Happy Blogging!

How to Pack for Vacation in 10 Ways: New York City

Like I mentioned last week, prepping for vacation is a huge process to me. Packing for vacation is a whole other beast. I plan on taking a full size suitcase, but I also told the boyfriend that he had to take the same size suitcase so that I can use half of it! It’s October, and it’s New York City. I need all of my options with me! What if I’m just not feeling one of the outfits I packed? Or one of the pairs of shoes I brought? I. Need. Options. #sorrynotsorry right?! Anyhow, I’ll be in the Big Apple for 10 days this fall and this is what is coming with me!

1. Sweaters

It’s sweater weather! So duh. I’ll be wearing some super comfy sweaters out and about during our day trips!

2. Boots

Flats, heels, ankle, calf, you name it! I have a huge collection of boots and I am trying so hard to narrow it down to three pairs.

3. Purses

I need my everyday big purse, then a smaller purse for the shorter, quicker, days, then a clutch for going out at night. I think I can do okay with three options here. Oh wait though, do I bring brown or black? Gold or Silver accents? This is rough.

4. Coats

I’ll need lighter coats and thicker coats. I’m bringing a light rain jacket, a light army green jacket, a blazer, and one of my snow jackets just in case. Oh and maybe a Peacoat. That might be helpful! Wait, will that all even fit in my suitcase?!

5. Scarves

Gotta be looking fashionable with this easy accessory!

6. Sunnies

Cannot forget the shades. I’m hoping it’ll be sunny when we get there! Don’t want to be squinting the whole 10 days we’re there.

7. Electronics

My ipad, keyboard, phone, chargers, JBL speaker and charger, and my selfie stick will all be in tow for this trip!

8. Comfy clothes

We won’t always be stomping around the city, there will be some down time in our apartment – I think? Maybe? Well IF there is I’m bringing my comfy clothes to lounge in before bed, and to wake up in!

9. Toiletries

Uh duh. Cannot go anywhere without these! Including the makeup bag! These are all just a given.

10. Hair tools

I’m talking about the blow dryer, the hair straightener, my curling wand. My hair kind of has a mind of it’s own, so it needs some kind of heat to tame it and make me look at least a little sane!

Here’s my actual packing list:

And I can guarantee you I’m forgetting something. 

Oh and help! What should my friends and I be for Halloween? Right now we’re thinking lions and the boyfriends can be safari hunters!