My passion lies in being a Mom and being creative. Combining the two? That’s the icing on the cake.

I was born and raised in Dallas, and headed west to Los Angeles just as quickly as I could. I worked with the Jim Henson Company (yes, the Muppets) and CBS (CSI: Miami) before returning home to be closer to friends, family, and Keller’s Burgers (seriously, you HAVE to go if you’re in the area).

I like to say–I’m a Texas girl at heart, but I left part of it in California.

Shortly after moving home I met my husband Michael and was smitten. And it wasn’t long before we had three little ones in tow (one is furry).

I love to write. And I love to create. I don’t feel like myself without either one. I also love photography, party-planning and chasing my dog, Hershey, around the coffee table.

And just for giggles, here’s 10 more random things about me:

  1. I adore cheesy music. Any song that could also double as a SNL skit…that’s my speed.
  2. I am a perfectionist, to a fault. But it makes me driven.
  3. Arrogance is my biggest pet peeve. I have no patience for it.
  4. I don’t have a lot of patience to begin with.
  5. I’m pretty much addicted to melted chocolate.
  6. I relax by decorating, organizing, or reading magazines about decorating and organizing.
  7. I do cartwheels in public places when no one’s looking.
  8. I usually start planning my Halloween costume in January.
  9. I’ve always dreamed of going on a cruise and dancing to “The Girl From Ipanema” on my 50th birthday.
  10. I should have been a back up-singer. (See # 1)


Allison has been featured on:  BlogHer, All for the Boys, Family Fun, and is a regular contributor for Modern Parents Messy Kids.