My story begins on a farm in eastern Iowa where I learned the importance of family, working hard and that anything is possible. I have always had a love for fashion, design & the arts. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Apparel Merchandising & Design. With that I decided it was time to move to the big city (Minneapolis) to pursue my dream of working in the corporate retail world. My dream came true and after leaving the corporate world for a small business I knew having a creativity based business of my own was my ultimate dream. In 2008 God had a plan bigger than I was ready to accept. I was laid off 2 weeks after my first child was born. Through a little soul searching (and the help of my husband) I realized I was being called to stay at home and raise our kiddos. My art became my outlet and in 2009 it turned into Allison Marie Design. Thank you to each and every one of you who are supporting, encouraging and helping me along this journey. I am truly blessed and grateful.