Answer Me This
1. How did you get your name?
Legend at my house is that my mom wanted to name me Allison and call me Ally for short, but my dad said that with a last name like Bowling, the last thing I needed was to go by the first name Ally. The potential mockery should anyone call roll by last name?
He apparently suggested Alea instead. No clue where he got it but I’ve had people complimenting me on it my whole life and I’ve never met anyone who spells it the same way.
2. Do you have a set time for prayer in your day?
I say a morning offering and I do a prayer before meals. Branden and I are working on setting aside some time for joint prayer and I’m always trying to incorporate more spontaneous prayer throughout the day.
3. Did your mom work or stay home (or both)?
She stayed (stays) at home and homeschooled all six kids.
4. Do you vote?
I’ve voted by absentee ballot since I turned 18 because I was at school and wanted to vote in my home district. Now I’ll probably have to figure out whether to take time off work to vote or continue voting absentee.
5. What’s your favorite drink?
Non-alcoholic, I would say sweet tea. Though I drink mostly water throughout the day.
In the alcoholic realm, I like just about anything that’s sweet. I’m not a fan of beer, so I stick to hard cider and sweet wines like moscato and riesling . It’s hard to pick a favorite mixed drink because I like trying new things.
6. How are your photography skills?
Well, considering that I majored in Photography, I’d like to say pretty good. I know more technique than the average person, but a large part of portrait and wedding photography is finding your own style and that only comes with experience.
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What I Wore Sunday
This Sunday the style inspiration was Sunday Best and Make Me Blush.
Blazer: BCBGMAXAZRIA (thrifted)
Top: Ann Taylor LOFT
Skirt: Banana Republic (Twice)
Shoes: Kelly and Katie (DSW)
Necklace: Forever 21
Nails: Ecuadorable Coral OPI