An Open Invitation

Lol @ me for thinking NOVEMBER would be a great time to revive the blog. Not only do the holidays kick in right about then, but also every winter—like clockwork—I fall into a deep spell of accomplishing absolutely nothing. So, sorry? Though it's very likely the only thing affected is my mental health amid the [...]

Is This Thing On?

Hello! It's November 5, 2019—exactly 524 days since my last post—and, uh... a lot of shit has gone down. I did Whole 30 again, got very into yoga, got engaged, opened an Etsy shop, changed jobs, moved to Seattle, got very into Pilates, married Drew, spent two weeks in India, and am now Allison Guiney. [...]

True Crime, Not Murder

If I had to share three key things about myself, the following would absolutely make the cut: I grew up binge watching "Law & Order: SVU". Like, if I were to fake sick to stay home from school, you could bet the calendar would say Tuesday. Laying around any day there wasn't an all-day marathon on [...]

Pet Emergency: What We Learned

One month ago this very second, we were checking Charlie in at Urgent Pet Care. Why? He ate a bottle of strawberry-flavored melatonin—from Costco. And thus began the longest, most nerve-racking 48 hours of my life. Fortunately (and shockingly), we came out unscathed. But on the few occasions I've looked back on it all, I've realized [...]

A New Kind of Valentine

I'm fully onboard the "Valentine's Day Is Pretty Dumb" train. In fact, there was a span of 4-5 years where I could've called myself the conductor. Granted, it's a pretty cool day when you have someone to celebrate with (assuming that someone wants to celebrate with you). But even then, it's kind of a stupid [...]

I Can’t Fashion Blog

I just don't have it in me. As much as I love reading other bloggers' chronicles of amazing deals and cutie outfits, browsing their entirely-too-perfect Insta feeds and clicking hundreds of links like I'm actually going to spend money, I'll never be one of them. Why? Too many reasons to count—but we can try! First, and [...]

Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]