Friday, October 26, 2012

100th Friday Fancies (#8)! Time to celebrate

Who doesn't want to stand out a a celebration. When I saw this sparkly red dress I knew it was perfect!!! Through in a few sparkly accessories and a nice glass of champagne and you're ready!!! Congratulations on 100 Friday Fancies Allison! Here's to many many more!

Red dress | Heels | Clutch | Earrings

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Fancies #7: Halloween Style

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's Time for a little break

Greetings from beautiful Jefferson county Ohio! I am three days in to campaigning and absolutely loving it. I can't even describe to y'all what a high this experience has been already. I am just so excited to be here. I'm excited be working to re elect the president. I'm excited to finally have some real responsibility and autonomy in a job. I love that I'm actually useful and I'm making a difference. I'm so energized by this experience and excited to take it back to dc in a few weeks.

The work is exhausting. The hours are longer than I could have ever dreamed. Down time is basically enough to squeeze in a shower and maybe a few hours of sleep.

But this is it y'all. This is why I love politics. I love being on the grassroots level. I didn't realized how much i missed interacting with the constituents (out here folks are actually nice and appreciative unlike Capitol Hill, so it's a little different). I moved to dc to be a part of the system. To actually help make America better! But 3 years later I've stalled, become pessimistic and selfish. I needed this experience to remind me of who I want to be and what I want to do. Help people.

A few folks have sent me questions about the debate the other night. I tweeted up a storm the whole time (@bluedogbelle) so if you want specifics, just go to my feed. I will say briefly that I loved the debate, not because I believe my candidate won, but because I thought it was politics at its finest. The difference and priorities of the two parties could not have been more apparent, and that's what we need at this point. For me it was abundantly clear that I support the president. I will do everything I possibly can to see that he is reelected.

So that brings me to a final note that you may have gathered from the title of this post. It's important to me to give everything to this effort I can, and in order to do that I am going to have to step away from the blog for a minute. I will be back shortly after Election Day, though, i was a superstar blogger and scheduled out a few more posts while im here. I promise to keep tweeting and instagramming up a storm. But bloggies, I will see you in a few weeks. If we don't talk again before Election Day, please please please go vote. It's so easy and oh so important. I've completely uprooted my life to do something I so passionately believe I. But I can't do anything more than attempt to urge you to educate yourself on the issues and the candidates and make an informed choice on Election Day. I don't care who you vote for. Ok woah, step that back. I urge you to vote for Barack Obama, but the choice is solely yours. Please go make that choice on November 6. Please just vote.

See y'all soon folks. Fired up and ready to go.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Debate Drinking Games

Alright folks. This is coming back.  While we may not agree on politics, we can all agree that drinking games make them more fun right? 
I had a lot of fun with this last time around, and this time promises to be just as good.  If tonight is anything like the last presidential debate, you are going to need to choose your cocktail of choice wisely. I would suggest making a fall shandy. Not only is it delicious, but it's relatively low in alcohol, so you can sip away all night long. 

My recommendation is a Pumpkin Shandy


  1. Add Cointreau, lemon juice, pumpkin butter and ice to a mixing glass.
  2. Shake and fine-strain over ice in a highball glass.
  3. Top with beer and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.
Good luck, and be careful. Don't drink and drive, debate politics with your friends, or over indulge. Pace yourselves please. 

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