Hi, I'm Allison.

I believe life is best lived with a healthy mix of adventuring and napping.

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who am I?

I drink too much black coffee, go to too many concerts, and read too many books.

In college, my superlatives were "Most Likely to Drop Out of the Business World and Become a Groupie" and "Most Likely to Takeover the World." That about sums it up.

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Weekend in Wimberley, TX Recommendations

To start off this post about my Mom and my weekend away in Wimberley, TX (December 2020), I’d like to note that social distancing and masks were enforced everywhere we went. The city seems to be handling all of this…

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Causebox Fall Box 2020 Unboxing & Review

If you’ve never heard of Causebox, it’s very similar to other quarterly subscription boxes out there (like FabFitFun, for example) with the added caveat that the products within the Causebox have an ethical touch. Each box comes at an extreme…

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30 Days to Hack the Instagram Algorithm?

You may or may not have noticed that my Instagram looked a little different for the month of August 2020 – in fact, I had a completely new Instagram! No, I didn’t completely delete @messimermaid, I just decided to take…

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the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

Eleanor Roosevelt

Want to explore Dallas?

Here's all of the content surrounding my hometown.

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Productivity 101

If you're anything like me, you're always on the hunt for ways to be more productive and organized. Check out this list to read about my favorite resources.

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Travel Diaries

Want to satisfy your travel bug? Check out these posts to catch up on my travels.

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Most Popular Blog Posts

dressember 2017

4b: here is my link to donate and support my Dressember!!! Dressember is something I’ve done once before (my senior year of college – see the *fail* of a post here) and missed doing last year.  If you haven’t heard…

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Over the years, I’ve attempted to be a bit more sustainable in how I shop, eat, work, and generally do life. I can’t say that I’m perfect or that I know everything when it comes to having a more eco-friendly…

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A few weeks ago I went to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary on my day off to walk around and enjoy some nature. The Heard, as you can guess by the name, has an indoor museum and…

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Working an 8 – 5 job feels like it can take over your entire life if you don’t play your cards right. I feel like I’ve gotten into a routine of going to work, getting home, and sleeping, finding it…

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