About Me

Hi all, I'm Ali, but you can call me Al. All my close friends/family do.

That's my furry sidekick Miley.

I'm the middle of three girls and part time mom to my fur baby. She lives with my parents so I visit when I can.

During the week I spend my days enjoying the hustle and bustle of city life in Minneapolis.

While my weekends are typically spent in the North woods of Wisconsin doing one of two things.

Getting all the sun...

...or embracing my environment with all the flannel and fake fur a girl can find.

I just turned 30, so I come here to share my many failed attempts at getting in shape, dating and my less failed attempts at cooking. That I can actually do pretty well.

Sit back with a glass of wine and come along with me on this journey we all call life.



  1. Hey! I just found your blog through the Minnesota Bloggers group. Just when I thought everyone was married with (or without) kids, I'm so thankful to find you! I just moved back to the area and am newly single myself. Love your blog - it's fun reading another Minnesotan's perspective!

    1. Hi! I was starting to think I was the only single girl left in the state! Welcome back to MN. Our stories sound so similar! I'm looking forward to reading more!

  2. Alison, I also just found your blog through the MN Bloggers group and I am excited to follow your blog!


  3. Ran across your blog today from MN bloggers! Loved what I have read so far - and Panera? hit or miss I think. The EP Panera makes the Best Big Kid grilled cheese, the one in Shakope - I will pass next time! I am with Katie - I think I shot her an e-mail after seeing her Featured over on MN Bloggers. I am single to and in MN! We MUST stick together!!!

  4. I came across your blog on Bloglovin and love that you quote The Fresh Prince in your About Me - I know all the words by heart. :) Looking forward to following you and reading more about your Food Truck Fridays!

  5. Alison

    My name is Joel Adam Goble and I am writing you as I see you are a member of Minnesota Bloggers. We just recently launched our official Kickstarter Campaign for our film Sultan of Scrape that is being shot right here in Minnesota. We are looking to connect with people such as your self who may be interested in passing along our link below possibly in your blog or just to others around Minnesota. I know this may sound odd to receive something like this in a email but trust me we are just looking for great writers and Minnesotans to really hop on board. We loved your blog and decided to shoot you this email. You can find out more about us from the link below including the film and who we are.


    Sultan of Scrape is based on the incredible true story of the men and women of the Cook County Highway Department in Grand Marais MN. It details the heroic efforts that they undertook on July 4th 1999 during the BWCA BLOWDOWN. A true story about the blue collar heroes of Minnesota.

    I thank you for your time and I wish you the best and hope you enjoy this great Minnesota weather.


    Joel Adam Goble

  6. stumbled across your blog and it's giving me lots of minneapolis outing ideas -- thank you! i'd love to meet up sometime and chat about blogging -- I'm in uptown :)

  7. hey Just found your blog... Don't even ask me how haha:) I was going from blog to blog, and landed here! :)
    Your photo makes me want to go to Minneapolis! I guess it's a little bit far away from Paris, France but who knows ;)

  8. Hi there! I'm new to the blogging world and relatively new to MN. Love your blog!

  9. Hi there! I'm new to the blogging world and relatively new to MN. Love your blog!

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