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Chino House Press

This happy page of clutter is just a collection of a few things I’m super proud of!

Being a Huffington Post Blogger.

Writing for Travel & Escape.

Speaking at Blogstock (August 2014, London) and Arkansas Women Bloggers University (September 2014, Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Doing social media training sessions for fun travel companies!

Blogging for First Choice Holidays.

Being a Kiss From The World Blogger.

Being featured in The Irish Examiner and The Irish Independent as a “top travel blogger” while exploring Ireland, both as a Stand Up Paddle Boarder AND as an ADVENTURE SEEKER, swimming in the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean with dolphins.  Exciting stuff, yo.

Blogging in Ireland

Partnering with Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland to bring some of Ireland’s lesser known and exquisitely beautiful counties to the world’s attention.

 fun tweet!

Being an Out of Office Blogger for First Choice in 2014.

Writing this series about my Blogging Journey for Arkansas Women Bloggers.

Being in P. Allen Smith’s Summer eMagazine. Our family trip to Moss Mountain Farm is featured on several pages!  So much fun!  I have three summer salad recipes in it, so you might want to print it out and make those sometime soon!


Being on the P. Allen Smith RADIO SHOW! I got to share air time with some other pretty great food blogs, The Healthy Apple and The Chubby Vegetarian.

In The Pipeline

Doing a Google Hangout with Webjet about Off Season Travel.

This Family Video! We were tickled pink to be Honorably Mentioned for our Chino House Family Cycling Video at Olive Us.


Winning A Year’s Supply of Yarnell’s Ice Cream for this Blackberry Peach Cobbler recipe! I was even on TV!award winning blackberry peach cobbler

Here are some other fun ways I’m connecting with bloggers in my home state of Arkansas!


#bean2blog, 2013
I attended Bean2Blog at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in 2012 and 2013!

While living in Arkansas, I was a brand ambassador for Petit Jean Meats, a local Arkansas Company.
Here are some of the posts I have done with Petit Jean Meats.
Arkansas Women Bloggers
I am also an Arkansas Women Blogger!  Here’s a guest post I wrote for them this year.

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  1. Alison, You amaze me, and thank you for that little review of your visit. It is so sweet and makes it “almost’ look like P. Allen’s Haaaaa! The best thing is that God gave it to us and we are open to sharing with anybody who may think it is a ”haven’ like you think.

    1. What is beautiful is that both the place AND the people (you and Michael) are SUCH a haven for so many! LOVES!

  2. We must design an “International” ARWB badge for you! Perhaps you could start a series, “Staying in Touch.” We will miss seeing you, but we expect to hear from you often:)

    1. That would be so great Debbie!! For sure, and I’m hoping to guest post about our adventures at Arkansas Women Bloggers as well! I’ll miss my AR girls!

  3. Alison, I’m not connected to this group but someone I know found them very friendly when they moved to Aberdeen:
    It’s the Aberdeen women’s fellowship which is a Christian fellowship of women who have spouses in the Divinity PhD programme at Aberdeen Uni. all best wishes Sandra

    1. Thanks so much! I have joined that group, and they are both super sweet and so helpful!!

      1. Have a look at Christine Laennec’s blog about Aberdeen and now Glasgow. She is an American who has lived in Scotland for about 20 years:

        Enjoy Aberdeen!


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