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Alison Faulkner  Sharer, carer, inappropriate dancer. πŸ’ƒ πŸŽ™Podcast: Awesome with Alison! πŸ’—: Workshops, events, fun & love πŸ’Œ heygirl@thealisonshow.com

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Little Rad did that whole preschool grad thing, and it was disgustingly adorable. He's just happy to be alive and have such silky hair. Ginger and @pleasantpictures remain unimpressed, Fiona is trying to disguise the fact she can control the entire family sans speaking through her terrifying range of squawks and screams--and mom is always, ALWAYS smiling like an idiot.

Phone call anxiety IS REAL!!! πŸ˜‚ I also believe in text message anxiety, email anxiety and any interaction with any human at any time anxiety too. πŸ‘― So here's a dance move to LOOSEN YOU UP, get those nervous wiggles out, and help you remember it's not rocket science, just basic human interaction, AND YOU ARE EQUIPPED TO SUCCEED! πŸ™ŒπŸ» I believe in you! 🌟 So make the call, return the text, or DON'T! Because boundaries are essential to living a healthy happy life. πŸ’πŸ€³πŸ™… I'm not ALWAYS such an inspirational πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬ dancer, but in May #idancebecauseimawesome ! WHY?! Because May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth ! And Kevin Bacon, if nothing else, helped us see that πŸ”₯ dancing is not a crime! πŸ”₯ And neither is having phone call anxiety. I love you! And I hope you feel awesome when you try this. And WERK it for your #mentalhealth 😘

One time when Ginger (now 6) was a baby, she was kicking and nudging the woman sitting next to us in church. Ginger was flopping her legs on her, climbing over her, and in general treating her like a beanbag chair. Stressed out new mom that I was--I apologized to the woman after the meeting for my reckless child, and she said SO sincerely, "Never apologize. A baby touching you is the best feeling in the whole world." It was said with so much force and intensity, and kind of oddly, but it felt like there was pain behind it, and it has stayed with me for years. Fiona is just about 18 months, and I've been able to hold still with her, and appreciate that feeling more than I ever have before. It's usually only in 5-10 second bursts these days, but I soak it up as much as I can. It IS the best feeling in the world. And I started to feel guilty posting this, thinking about the many arms aching for tiny bodies. And I don't want to cause anyone sadness. But then I thought, stopping and appreciating what we have, instead of taking it for granted is a better and more productive response than guilt. We shouldn't hide our blessings and pretend we don't have them, that's a waste. We should instead be floored and grateful for every moment we do, and share them as much as we can. This was the best part of my day today. These few moments when I felt Fiona's tiny weight against my side, being completely present and content. It was sheer heaven. So even though I was broken in half by my Sunday school class of super nuts 5-year-olds, lost Rad's prized (toy) chameleon, and lost Ginger at one point too (all are now found), and even though I ate so much stress-related food I think I might explode, and have watched 10 episodes of 90210...I got to snuggle this tiny thing, who shortly after this picture flipped over and scratched my face with her sharp baby claws. It wasn't an easy day, but I still had 5 seconds of heaven. Absolute heaven. And I'll take it 5 seconds at a time if I have to. ❀️ Also, Fiona looks exactly like Boss Baby huh? πŸ˜‚

Ok lovers!!! Here's a dance move I hope will help fuel you up all weekend long! πŸ˜‚ This dance is SUPER appropriate to use when you're just POSITIVE you'd make a really good famous person. 🌟 Because I feel like 90% of being famous is just acting like it!? πŸ’πŸ˜¬ But what would I know! I put my own name in lights. πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒ All I do know is nothing makes me feel better at the grocery store, park, or gas station than a giant faux fur and huge ol shades--add a seductive body drag along your dirty minivan ANNNNNND you're welcome for your weekend plans! ❀️ Why the gas pump straddle?! ⛽️ Every (cough most) day in May I'm sharing a new dance video! #idancebecauseimawesome πŸ‘―πŸ’ƒπŸ‘― and May is also #mentalhealthawarenessmonth ! So drop it like it's hot for your #mentalhealth XO

The most fun advice to give is unsolicited advice! Hence my my series of free fashion tips! No one was asking so I've been sharing πŸ˜‚. It's Friday, and I'm feeling awesome after a lot of days of feeling not awesome, so today feels like a good day to share my biggest fashion insight ever: WEAR WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT! Why? Because it absolutely does not matter. ❀️ What matters is how you feel, because how you feel affects how you treat other people. Wear anything that makes you feel kinder, happier, or lighter. I hope you feel awesome this weekend, or if you don't that you feel awesome soon! And remember you're never ever fully dressed unless you OWN IT! πŸ™ŒπŸ» #alisonsfreefashiontips pants/glasses @centsofstyle

I get a TON of questions about venues! And because I like to switch things up, I've worked with a lot! πŸ’ƒ And choosing a venue can be scary because it takes a lot of trust and a venture into the unknown for an event that is obviously super important to you! 🍾 I reached out to @duovenues to see if we could work together on our @cometogetherevent and I was blown away with their gorgeous spaces, and insanely helpful team! πŸ‘― They've got the coolest concept, where they take unique places all over the country and TURN them into a venue. They bring in the rentals, bathrooms if needed!!! So you get a fab SPECIAL space without having to coordinate all the other STUFF. πŸ™ŒπŸ» People like to think party planning is glamorous, and it is for about 2-3 hours. πŸ˜‚ Other than that it's mostly emails, checklists, and swearing?!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ So much coordination! @noahseventvenue is one of @duovenues and even though our event was for charity, and they totally donated 100% 🌟 they spared NO EXPENSE (linens, tables, special lighting!) and treated us like BRIDES! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘°πŸΌ Or queens! πŸ’πŸΌ @duovenues is expanding right now and adding venues all over, but here are some pix (scroll through!) of ones they have now, and holy crap they are the prettiest! πŸ”πŸπŸŒ³ By the way I ASKED to post and promote @duovenues because of how awesome their service and concept are. And how generous they are! 😘 And I want to thank them again for their HUGE donation to benefit the @utahcountycjc 🌈 #thecometogetherevent πŸ“Έ @trevorchristensen

I interrupt my nonsense dancing to bring you a fun project I recently did with my lovers at @freshlypicked ! As you may know by now, πŸ˜‚ I'm very good friends with founder @susan.m.petersen πŸ‘― and when I saw her @freshlypicked new sandals, I FREAKED, especially over the fact that they were so easy to use with my nails. πŸ’… I picked them up and started doing a faux infomercial on the spot for the office! Because that's kind of how I live. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ What happened after that, there's no way of really knowing. Other than I vaguely remember writing a script, inappropriately eating a donut...you know, what you see here. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ It was fun to do something different, and Fiona loved it too! πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Thanks to @kimmor1 for the video, and for the shirt off your back when I got lipstick on mine...πŸ‘„ @thebeyoutybureau for the lipstick and Glam, @nailsby.katie for the NAILS!!! πŸ’… @pleasantpictures for the music and @gatehouseno1 for helping us create two rooms that make us look cool! If you haven't seen our #alisonshouseparty episodes on my YouTube channel, you should! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ And also, yes, the sandals are AMAZING! Rad can take his own off, and Fiona LOVES them too. 😘 @freshlypicked and #younaileditalison ?!

Friends! I'm speaking AND IT'S FREEEEE! tomorrow night 5/18 at @braidworkshop ! It's for female entrepreneurs and I'll be talking about starting projects, and how to build what you want to build! πŸ’ƒ SHOULD I WEAR THESE PANTS?! πŸ’πŸΌ It's free, but you do need to register through the link in their IG! I'll be spilling my guts at 7pm! πŸ™ŒπŸ» I'm so excited to share anything you guys would find helpful! I get lots of emails asking to "pick my brain" and unfortunately I've got 3 kids, my mental health and a business to run, so I can't always say yes. But when I can I LOVE to have a free space for you to do that (should you feel inclined) and @braidworkshop is that space! I would absolutely love to have you there! πŸ“Έ @trevorchristensen will be leading a Q&A, and he also took this picture! It's from our @cometogetherevent and I can't wait to share more pictures soon! Top @centsofstyle

Yes, the rumors (spread and started by no one but me...) ARE TRUE! Every day in May I'm sharing a new dance move! πŸ‘― And here's one I find particularly helpful when you feel like your boo loves Lebron more than you! πŸ’ I am nothing in life, if not subtle. πŸ’ƒ Why the dancing?! Well #idancebecauseimawesome and you're awesome too! May is #mentalhealthawareness month and dancing is good for your #mentalhealth ! Well at least it's good for mine. I don't know guys, Miley made me do it?! πŸ™ŒπŸ» But aren't we all glad @pleasantpictures finally made an appearance?! PLEASE feel free to share this very important move with anyone who could benefit! 🌟Sharing is caring. πŸ˜‚

I'm so excited for you guys to listen to my latest podcast episode: 3 Branding Principles That Will Make Your LIFE Better! πŸŽ™πŸŒŸ I LOVE branding and teaching my #buildandbeawesome workshops because branding is the perfect mix of philosophy, psychology, and communicating messages and conceptual work! All my FAAAVORITE things! (Also all the reasons I love producing events! πŸ’ƒ) So even if you're not looking to build a business or a brand, I know you'll find something to help you make your life more of what you want it, and that's why I love to share! πŸ’πŸΌ The link to listen is in my profile! Or look for #awesomewithalison on iTunes! @pleasantpictures is on it too, and yes yes we all know he's your favorite part. He's mine too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

All I really need to know I learned from watching Coyote Ugly. 🐺 And here's a dance move you can use when you're feeling kind of self-conscious when you enter a room, but you don't want to let anyone know. I GUARANTEE this will fool 'em every time. πŸ˜‚ If you're new, or if you CAN'T BELIEVE I'm still doing this πŸ’ƒ yes I am, I'm posting a new dance move every day in May that might help you feel more awesome! ❀️ Why?! I don't know, it felt like the right thing to do?! And also #idancebecauseimawesome and you're awesome too! May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth and I firmly believe in getting a grip on your #mentalhealth and not being ashamed to let your freak flag fly. So fly lovers, fly, and I'll see you tomorrow. Happy friggin' Monday.

I used to joke with people that I'd be a really good hand model. Then in a sense I became a hand model--you know, just by posting pictures of my hand πŸ˜‚. So see, the lesson is if you can dream it, you can achieve it. And no, it's not hard being this deep. πŸ’ #younaileditalison nails by @nailsby.katie that are gone now and I miss them.

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