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Hi there! I'm Allison. I live in Edmonton, Alberta with my wonderful fiance Grant and our cat Zooey. I started this blog in December 2011 as an outlet for my creative side. I'm a big fan of all things DIY. There's something about creating something with your own two hands that is incredibly rewarding. I also love to thrift shop - maybe a bit too much. I collect vintage Pyrex, Tupperware, Thermoses, and Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.

I fell in love with photography 8 years ago when I was gifted my first DSLR camera. I now shoot with a Canon EOS 7D and I'm downright in love with it. I've been playing with film more lately and am enjoying learning new things about photography. I have another website this is dedicated entirely to my photography. You can find that here.

I'm also a pretty big nerd. We watch a lot of Star Wars and Buffy in this house. And read graphic novels on the regular.

All the recipes on this site are vegetarian or vegan. I have been a vegetarian for 9 years now. I love to bake and I'm always trying new recipes.

This year I decided it was time to find my path in life and start working for myself, at least part-time. It's stressful but makes me happy. I'm not sure exactly where I'll end up since I have so many ideas that I want to make into a reality. One of the first steps was to open my own Etsy shop. Thrifted General Store is a vintage-based shop where I sell vintage clothing, accessories, and housewares.

For a list of blogs I read, go here.

Thanks for visiting my blog! If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at thriftedblog{at}gmail{dot}com