Lifestyle, TV & Film

My Top Ten OTP’s Of All Time

As many of you know, I’m an infamous critic of romance.     I have even been challenged by one person with the phrase: “Have you any romance in your soul at all, Alli?” (this question was raised after some choice words I shared about that appalling couple, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe).   I can’t remember how I responded…

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Lifestyle, TV & Film

The Fairy Tale Blog Tag

BEHOLD, IT IS I, ALLISON.  Flying into your inbox at random, but pulling it off like a boss.     “PRINCESS ALLI!  FABULOUS SHE!  Ali Ababwa!  Genuflect, show some respect – down on one knee!”   Yes I actually DO sing the song that way.   Living with me is just such a joy.   Ahem, ANYWAY.  You might have heard…

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TV & Film

11 Christmas Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

When you ask most people what their favorite Christmas movie is, you’ll probably hear one of the following answers:  White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street, Elf, or A Christmas Carol. You might get a few oddballs in there who like some animated Christmas specials such as The Little Drummer Boy or Frosty the Snowman. Now, while these films…

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Lifestyle, TV & Film, Writing

A Fistful of Nutshells

HEY-HEY-HEY!  ALLISON IS IN THE HOUSE!     HI GUYS!  I’VE MISSED YOU!  *gathers up all my blog and internet buddies in a huge hug*     This is my second time combining two months worth of news into one post and, I will admit, it was kind of a relief, because I really needed this semi-break.  😁 Despite getting sick…

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TV & Film, Writing

A Handful of Nutshells

    *gasp*  What could this be?  A nutshell? YES, FINALLY. So some of you might have noticed that I missed August’s Nutshell post. NO?  YOU DIDN’T NOTICE?  WHAT KIND OF HARDCORE ALLISON FAN ARE YOU?   Kidding!!!    Ahem, anyway.  There’s a good reason why I missed a nutshell. My health has been pretty crummy for the last few…

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TV & Film

A Tolkien Blog Party – Tag Answers

*gal who sometimes goes by the nickname Kili shoves open door with a cheeky grin*     How goes it, all my merry wanderers?  I am here to announce an UNEXPECTED PARTY.  Literally.  Because, doggone it, Rachel. You did it to me AGAIN. For the un-enlightened, allow me to explain.     A few months ago, the very awesome Rachel posted…

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Lifestyle, TV & Film, Writing

July In A Nutshell

*too tired to make a grand entrance under my own power – so uses dynamite to add some flair to my appearance*     Hello, hello, hello, chums.  Obviously, this Nutshell is about a week overdue. It was imperative to my blogging schedule that I publish my Summer Aesthetic post first, while we still had a full month of official…

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Food, Inspiration, Lifestyle, TV & Film

Summer Aesthetic

I was enthusiastic about the idea for doing Seasonal Aesthetic posts, but also a little hesitant.  Was it sort of corny?  My doubts were settled by the lovely response of dear followers who responded with a categorical “yes” when I asked if I should create a more seasonal aesthetics!  And, because of you, here is the next installment!   I…

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TV & Film

What Disney Taught Me About Writing

*ALLISON APPEARS IN A PUFF OF DISNEY SMOKE AND MAGIC*     PSA, folks!  This is the final post in my themed month of all-things Disney!     – and, hopefully, a fitting and worthy conclusion.   Today’s post is entitled WHAT DISNEY TAUGHT ME ABOUT WRITING.  In this post, I expound on how the quality films of Old Disney…

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