Thursday, October 30, 2014

November Calendar

We know you haven't tricked or treated yet, but after you do it will be November. How the time flies! It's time to settle into our fires, bundle up as we trek through the leaves and gather with family and friends for the start of the holiday season. My favorite time of the year is upon us! Download your calendar here


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bootie Love

Plaid Booties | Camel Booties | Gray Booties | Navy Booties | Black Booties | Leopard Booties | Wine Booties | Diamond Booties


One of my most favorite things about fall is getting my boots back out. It’s simple, but it brings me great joy. I love the bootie trend that is everywhere now. It doesn’t force you to tuck your pants into knee boots and deal with the bunchy fabric (I HATE bunchy knee jeans, drives me bananas). You can just cutely cuff your pants and go! My go-to source for shoes nowadays is online, specifically I was going to peruse different sites but this is a one stop shop. I found so many lovelies there. Which is your favorite?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Alison's Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup

In a very short time we are going to be experiencing temperatures in the mid thirties and when that happens I crave soup. More often than not I throw any root veggies I have in a pot with a little meat (if my man is lucky) and call it dinner. It is really hard to make a bad soup in my opinion. And it is easy to shop for during one of those quick mindless trips to the grocery store (which I had recently).

I hope you have a Tasty Tuesday and a lovely week!


Friday, October 24, 2014

TGIF: Thank Goodness Hocus Pocus Season is Here

How can you not love this movie. I can't wait until October 1st rolls around so I can justify my need to watch this movie. Love it. Does it have anything to do with the fact that the pretty girl who won the heart of the cute new boy in town was named Allison? I don't know what you're talking about. 

Snuggle up with some Halloween candy and the Sanderson sisters this weekend. You can thank me later. 

-Alison & Laurie

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thank Goodness Its Friday: Fall Plaid

Ok, confession. I am not a huge plaid person. I have one plaid skirt that I bought years and years ago and one plaid shirt that I was a gift from years and years ago. I am not huge on plaid. Usually I feel like it is farmer jane(ish) or makes me look a little more shapely in some areas than I would hope. However, these plaids that Laurie and I have run across on Pinterest are quite lovely and desirable. My favs might be the poncho and the red and white jacket the girl with the perfect pony is wearing. But that scarf with leather and snaps (!!) that is pretty fabulous too.

What is your favorite plaid of the season?


P.S. Laurie and I are so excited it TGIF is here...we have been a slammed lately and I'm sure you can tell! We hope to catch up this weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Fall Juice

The best fall juice recipe is here...simple, three ingredients, amazingness. It's fall in a glass, pumpkins aside of course. The flavor is reminiscent of warm pies on cool evenings with friends. This really only works if you have a juicer or a high powered blender, but all you need is three ingredients: honey crisp apple, bartlett pear and cinnamon. I only used 1 fruit each for a glass with a sprinkling of cinnamon across the top, then stirred up in the liquid. How easy could that be? 
I just love fall. 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Alison McQuain Photography: Fall Mini Session

It is that time of year! I am currently booking mini sessions in Knoxville for November 1st! I am so excited to say that most of my slots for the day are already booked but I do have a few left. A number of my clients dress in their finest in preparation for Christmas. These are great for holiday cards and Christmas gifts for family members. You know Grandma loves to have pictures of their babies.

Feel free to find me on facebook to see some of last year's sessions or visit my blog. You can contact me on facebook or via my site.

Happy Fall Ya'll!


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