website
$3.99 flat rate shipping on U.S. orders. $3.99 flat rate shipping on U.S. orders.

Alison Rose Vintage Blog

Why Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is still the best book I've ever read

Why Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is still the best book I've ever read

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with millions behind bars and millions more on probation or parole. Every year we use lethal injection, shooting, hanging, gassing, or electrocution for those condemned to death row. Scholars have drawn searing parallels between slavery and racial lynching to today's mass incarceration and the death penalty.

No book on this topic has haunted me more than Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy." Read why it's still the best book I've ever read...

Continue reading

Authentically bisexual: exploring my sexuality in my 30s

Authentically bisexual: exploring my sexuality in my 30s
During pride month last year, I published a series of blog posts about me and three other amazing individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. I'm re-sharing a slightly updated version of my story in this post and linking to the other stories. As a business and a person, I care deeply about sharing all the things that make us human. By courageously sharing our stories, we strengthen connection and acceptance. Read about my journey. Continue reading

5 thoughtful graduation gifts for new grads

5 thoughtful graduation gifts for new grads

Beyond money and gift cards, there are a handful of thoughtful gift ideas to make a new graduate feel extra special. From handwritten notes filled with love to custom artwork capturing their journey, to personalized word art, inspiring books, and song lyrics adorned with wisdom, each of these gifts tells a story.

Read this blog post to find the perfect gift to honor their achievements and wish them luck on the next chapter.

Continue reading

5 ways to cope with death and connect to a lost loved one

5 ways to cope with death and connect to a lost loved one
If you’ve experienced the loss of a close loved one, holidays and anniversaries can be difficult to navigate. My sister Amanda unexpectedly passed away in May 2020 at just 40 years old. I’m not an expert on grief, but here are 5 things that have helped me cope with death and allow me to continue connecting with her even years after she passed away. Continue reading

5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and the crucial role they play in our lives and society as a whole—as caregivers, teachers, role models, and so much more. Whether it's with a heartfelt letter, a lovely piece of art, or a beautiful book, show your appreciation for the extraordinary women who have shaped your life in countless ways. Continue reading

What is the difference between self-love and self-care? And how to do both.

What is the difference between self-love and self-care? And how to do both.
By taking time to understand and practice self-love and self-care, you have the opportunity to achieve genuine self-acceptance, confidence, growth, and happiness. Practicing self-love and self-care might seem overwhelming or impossible at first, but you can see progress and benefits by starting small. Read this blog post for some ideas. Continue reading

How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than a dollar

How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than a dollar
Sometimes people will say that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies just to make money. But the first mention of Valentine’s Day was actually in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems from the 1380’s—over 500 years before Hallmark existed. In fact, way before manufactured cards and boxes of chocolate, people exchanged poems, love letters, and handmade cards for virtually no money at all. Read how to show your love on Valentine's Day for less than a dollar. Continue reading

February 2024: 29 Days of Love and Kindness

February 2024: 29 Days of Love and Kindness
Welcome to a month-long celebration of love, kindness, and the power of small gestures. This year I put together a 29 Days of Love and Kindness Calendar for us to do one kind thing each day for ourselves and others. Follow along with my calendar or get creative and make your own! The goal is to be as thoughtful and kind as possible for 29 days straight. Are you with me? Continue reading

First mention of Valentine’s Day in Chaucer's poem was like The Bachelorette TV show

First mention of Valentine’s Day in Chaucer's poem was like The Bachelorette TV show
If you’re single this year for Valentine’s Day, ditch the cheesy rom-coms where everyone falls in love, and join the birds in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls poem as they hilariously navigate the complexities of love, courtship, and singlehood. Literature's earliest depiction of Valentine's Day is absurdly similar to The Bachelorette TV show except the bachelorette decides to stay single! Grab your favorite beverage and some popcorn and let’s break down the masterful wit of Geoffrey Chaucer... Continue reading

Employee Appreciation: Thoughtful and Personal Gift Ideas

Employee Appreciation: Thoughtful and Personal Gift Ideas

As you work to build a strong and engaged team of employees, showing appreciation is crucial. If you can offer a bonus or day off, definitely do that. But if you just have enough budget for a small gift, consider ideas that are different than the typical corporate swag. Your employees deserve gifts that show they are valued as individuals.

Continue reading
  • Page 1 of 4