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Happy Friday! I am so glad this week is coming to a close. My uncle passed away early this week, so it has been full of sweet memories and definitely some tears. Tonight my husband and I are going to take it easy. Since you can almost always bank on a movie theater being chilly, that sounds like an ideal plan for the evening. Have you all seen anything worthwhile?! Tomorrow we are headed on a short road trip to attend a wedding. Free food and booze is always alright with me ūüėČ I am still unsure of what I might wear…

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I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

X, Allison

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craving the cooler things

Lately I have been craving a creamy, ice cold milkshake. I am sure it has to do with the record temperatures we are experiencing…or maybe it’s the fact that I have been depriving myself of sweets for a couple of weeks. Well, I say that stops today…and I also say that I am going to blend up this beauty as soon as I get home from work. I mean, I can’t think of a better combination for a milkshake than this¬†chocolate¬†chip cookie recipe below. The best part about a milkshake? It takes no effort, you just sit and sip!

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X, Allison

give gratitude

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August is already here, and with it comes a slew of weddings, events, dinner parties and get-togethers. I often find myself scrambling to find something to bring with me to show my appreciation to those who so graciously host us. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a magical closet that was fully stocked with the most perfect host/hostess gifts?!

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X, Allison

it’s the freakin’ weekend baby…

I’m about to have me some fun! (Thanks R. Kelly) ūüėČ

What are you lovelies up to this weekend? Tonight my hubby and I are going to a party for the olympic opening ceremonies. The plan is to grill out, drink some delicious libations, and hang with great friends. Saturday is a day for housework. I am looking forward to working indoors, since temperatures are supposed to reach 107 degrees.

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I hope to make one of these delicious jalapeno margaritas as well…that should cool me off [or not?!] Click here for Food Network’s version of this delicious cocktail.

Have a great weekend!

X, Allison

lusting for lucite

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I have been a huge, and I mean HUGE fan of anything lucite/acrylic/clear for a while now. I love it so much, my dining chairs are clear ghost chairs and all of the accessories in my bathroom are acrylic. It’s obvious this trend is now mainstream, and for a good reason.

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So tell me, do you have an acrylic obsession? I would love to have any of the above incorporated into my home.

X, Allison

an array of craze

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I often find myself wishing I had a place to dump my Pinterest¬†Pinboards and things that inspire me on a day-to-day basis. After procrastinating long enough…an array of craze was born. This is a place where I will share a variety of my current obsessions, or my “array of crazes”. I hope you have fun following along!

First up…

Who isn’t currently crazy about chevron? This stunning piece of art is by Jennifer Moreman,¬†and is available here on her Etsy shop.

X, Allison