A Warm Welcome

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Inspired by the wonderful Galit Breen of These Little Waves, this welcome vlog marks the end of my vlogging hiatus.


(If you did not get enough of this, and I can’t blame you, you can find this vlog on my Who’s This Mama? page too!)

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  • October 7, 2011 Maureen

    Your little Monkey is way too cute! Love what you did with this prompt. PS: You look darn cute yourself in your cheongsam!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Maureen! That was the day we got married, it’s my wedding cheongsam πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Lanae (

    What a cute video! Your son is adorbs! Your food pix look good too. My food pix are a work in progress…Have a great day!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Lanae! Food pix are really hard to do, I’m still working on them.

  • October 7, 2011 Kimberly

    Great job with this one! I love the drawings you added to it! But I have a question… When did Monkey grow up?? He looks like a little boy!!!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Kim! Monkey grew up overnight seemingly – I don’t know how it happened!

  • October 7, 2011 Ann

    Alison – Monkey is SO cute and the picture of you in the car – you’re adorable! I LOVE that pic! I can’t wait to see more VLOGS!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Ann! Hopefully, I’ll have time to make more vlogs πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Robin

    I love this! The laugh, the stickers and the “bye” are priceless. Excellent drawings too. (Is your husband sad there isn’t a cartoon version of him?)

    I think you should do a talking vlog again soon. I watched your magazine one again because I miss your awesome accent. πŸ™‚
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Robin!! My husband wants to remain anonymous (except for those hairy legs and arms in the video haha!) so he doesn’t mind, hehe.

      I wanted to talk for this vlog but didn’t have time to film! Next one, promise.

  • October 7, 2011 Mrs. Weber

    Yay I love seeing your beautiful face in video form…and cartoon form πŸ˜‰ Monkey playing with the stickers just made my night. So adorable. And who doesn’t love stickers? I can never resist them either.
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I watched the stickers video over and over, and thought it’s too good to leave out πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Jessica

    A fabulous welcome video for your site.

    Thanks for joining us.

    Now if you excuse me I need to go cover my legs in stickers….
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jessica, that’s an endorsement I really need!

      I’ll send you stickers!

  • October 7, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Ok, the part where he sticks the stickers on himself cracked me up!! Great welcome video–good job!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Haha, that cracked me up too! And thank you!

  • October 7, 2011 Galit Breen

    Alison! You so rocked this- I LOVE it!

    (Thank you for the shout out!)

    But mostly, go YOU!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Galit!! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Sandra

    You’re such a good mom! He’s a little peanut (love the: “translation please!” ha! I must admit watching vlogs is somewhat addicting. Oh, and you’re super cute in cartoon form and for realz!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Sandra! I made a full video of him ‘talking’ a few months back, that was just a snippet πŸ˜‰

  • October 7, 2011 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    Nice – very cute and I love the tune!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks! The tune is awesome – and free!

  • October 7, 2011 Kiddothings

    What a cute welcome video! I love the groovy background music that went well with all the videos and pictures you showed. πŸ™‚
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Germaine! It was fun to make.

  • October 7, 2011 Jessica

    So glad MY Monkey isnt the only one attaching stickers all over himself. Super cute video!!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Isn’t it adorable when they do that? And thanks!

  • October 7, 2011 Barbara

    What a great video…your monkey is absolutely adorable!!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Barbara!

  • October 7, 2011 Anna

    Well, I did enjoy this vlog a lot! Your monkey is such a cutiepie! Honestly, what kid doesn’t like stickers and tattoos? πŸ˜€
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Anna! This kid LOVES stickers.

  • October 7, 2011 Elena

    I love it Alison! The drawings crack me up and I love the ‘sticker-legged’ monkey. Great vid. πŸ™‚

    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Elena!! Sticker-legged Monkey hehe.

  • October 7, 2011 Leighann

    Great job Alison.
    Love the stickers all over the leg! So creative lol
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Leighann – he has a great future as a sticker artist ahead of him πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 My Inner Chick

    P.R.I C.E.L.E.S.S.

    Omg, Mama A. This was so fun to watch. That laugh is magic. Xx
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • October 7, 2011 Virginia

    I CAN’T HANDLE THE CUTE! *overwhelmed*
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Haha! I know, I get that feeling most days πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Wonderful, Alison!!! No wonder I like to come visit you every day πŸ™‚
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Jen – I love your visits πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 Kim

    Adorable! I haven’t had the guts to do any Vlogs yet. But this is pretty inspirational!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Do try it! I cheated here a little by not actually appearing on camera, but once you do it, it’s easy!

  • October 7, 2011 Christi

    Excellent job! I laughed at the stickers all over his little legs. My little one just recently discovered the joys of stickers too!

    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Christi! Oh stickers, gotta love them!

  • October 7, 2011 Jessica

    What a cool idea for an about me page. I love it. And now? I want to go swimming.
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      All thanks to the wonderful Galit! Thank you for loving it. That pool does look nice, doesn’t it?

  • October 7, 2011 jen

    I’m glad I got to see you vlog, great job and your son is adorable!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jen!

  • October 8, 2011 Amanda

    I love how cute and warm this is, and it really gives us a good idea of who the two of you are. I think I may have to make a welcome vlog myself one of these days…
    Thanks for sharing!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      You absolutely should! Thank you for watching.

  • October 8, 2011 Missy

    You did it! Congrats. I guess I may now truly be the LAST person who’s vlogged. πŸ™‚
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Missy! I do have a few that I actually appear on camera, check them out if you have time. If I can do it, so can you!

  • October 8, 2011 Mirjam

    Loved this, he is SO cute!
    Guess what? My two year old does the exact same thing with the stickers! So funny!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Mirjam!! We should have a play date, the 2 year olds and stickers!

  • October 8, 2011 Hopes

    Adorable! I love the stickers on the legs!! HA!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Hopes! The leg stickering is hilarious.

  • October 8, 2011 Julie

    I love that play mat! And the stickers are cracking me up.

    He is growing so tall and handsome.
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      The stickers is a source of amusement for us both. Oh yes, he’s growing up so fast. *sob*

  • October 8, 2011 Leigh Ann

    I could watch him put stickers on his leg all day! And pick each one up as it falls off, stick it back on, another falls off, stick it back on…hilarious! Great video, Alison.
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      I know! The video was far longer, I had to edit it πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • October 8, 2011 Ado

    Okay, holy cutie-pie, first of all your son is too good looking. (And those stickers! They really work for him!)
    This was so much fun to watch and inspired me because I have to break through my own hiatus and do a vlog. It was as usual adorable, and the food pics made me hungry. (-:
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you Ado!! I think he’s pretty cute too, but I’m biased, obviously. I want to see you vlog – do it!

  • October 8, 2011 By Word of Mouth Musings

    The vlog queens … you guys are just too good at this!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      With practice, comes perfection. Well, almost. When can we see YOU vlog?

  • October 8, 2011 tracy

    I totally do the same thing with stickers!
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      I can totally see you doing that!

  • October 8, 2011 Lady Jennie

    I keep wanting to watch this but I’m always in a situation where I can’t turn the volume on. Soon …
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    • October 8, 2011 Alison

      Take your time, the cuteness awaits!

  • October 9, 2011 Christine

    This IS such a warm welcome, and nicely done! What editing prgrm do you use?

    • October 9, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Christine! I use Windows Live Movie Maker.

  • October 9, 2011 Charlotte

    Awwww, that was SO CUTE! And your monkey is adorable. Love the photograph of the two of you at the end.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
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    • October 10, 2011 Alison

      Thanks you Charlotte! Hope you had a good weekend too.

  • October 10, 2011 Jen Burden

    Ha!! This is the closest I get for now until I actually get to meet you one day. Keep vlogging!!! Love your little boy and his stickers!!

    Jen πŸ™‚
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    • October 10, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Jen!! He does love his stickers.

  • October 10, 2011 FranceRants

    Hey Alison,

    sorry I haven’t in a while, I’m doing a part time gig that has turned more into a full time gig and is not what I expected… πŸ™ I have a feeling it will soon change.

    Anyhoo, I LOVED this vlog. The tone, the music, the vloggie stars!!!
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    • October 10, 2011 Alison

      Hi France! No worries, it’s good to see you when I do see you πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the vlog!

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