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Are you interested in having a custom piece made, a retailer that would like to carry AMD in your store or have a question about your order? Email me - I'd love to hear from you! -allison


Prior Lake, MN

(952) 237-2559

Allison Marie Design was established in 2008 as a way for me to pursue my creative passions. Over the years one thing has remained constant in my work, optimism. I strongly believe there is power in words & that your home should be filled with messages of truth, encouragement, and inspiration. 

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Keep it simple. Life is good.

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There's this special place in Minnesota called, Rochester. If you aren't familiar with Rochester it's about 90 miles from the Twin Cities and is home to the Mayo Clinic - one of the best hospitals in the world. So a handful of times during the summer I pack up my goods, head down to spend the day outside of the Mayo Clinics and am part of a farmer's market called, Thursdays on First & Third.

So, I sit in my booth from 10:00-8:30 and meet people from all over the world. It is in this booth that I feel at home, I feel like this is my 'mission field'. And every time I am here I am touched by someone's story, like Shannon who lost her husband in a snowmobile accident in January, or Kim and Jean who are having heart problems & looking for answers, or Brandon & Katie who are following the Lord's prompt - moving to Seattle and planting a church, or Kirsten who's fighting pancreatic cancer and walking through this journey with her loving husband Eric by her side, or John who's fighting brain cancer for the second time. Then there is Sandra who walked into my booth last Thursday smiling, wearing a shirt that said 'keep it simple, life is good' Sandra is having open heart surgery today and as I was praying for her this morning I was reminded how blessed I am. It is truly a blessing that I get to make art to grace the walls of your homes, but what's even more of a blessing is that you open your heart & share your stories with me, thank you.

Let's keep it simple and share love everywhere we go - because God is good, all the time. 

The official sign of summer!

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Well Rochester & Southern MN friends I will be back this summer for Thursdays on First and 3rd! Every winter I anxiously await for the letter whether I'll be accepted into your amazing market & on Monday the good news arrived in my inbox (insert happy dance!). I'm already stirring up some new & fresh ideas for you all! So clear your Thursdays and make sure to come and visit me. 

And here's a fun video I put together today - needless to say my videography (if that's a word) skills are not good - it may have only taken me 3 hours to create this... so please take the time to watch. I get asked all of the time - 'is each sign really hand painted?' The answer is yes. yes it is - each and every sign. Thanks for supporting me and letting me do what I love - truly blessed. 

-allison 

Following the prompt... Romania?!

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You guys I feel like I have just come up for a breath, for the first time in the last 4 months. Do you ever feel that way? Like you've just been running on auto pilot, trying to stay focused on the to do's, trying to stay intentional with priorities, running on tunnel vision getting from one place to the next, while trying not to forget to pick up a child somewhere along the way...

Last week I started reading a fiction book... have been playing game after game with the kiddos... started some small house projects... picked up the phone and caught up with some good old friends... and it's from talking to these friends that I realized I haven't shared with many of you that I'm going on my first mission trip in April to Romania. 

It's one of those things that God lined up so beautifully and I wasn't looking for it. I just love the way our lives are orchestrated and how following God's prompts can be such an adventure and honestly you never know what he has in store for you. He has more in store for us than we could ever imagine - it makes my heart happy.

So, for the last few years I've had my heart set on getting back to the beautiful country of India for a mission trip. For those of you who don't know I used to travel there for work but haven't been for 9 years... and I long to be there again to see those beautiful people and immerse myself in their fragrant, colorful, passionate lives. But, last fall my friend called and I asked her if she signed up for her mission trip to Romania that she was planning to go on. She said, 'no'. After what I felt like was me lecturing her on all of the reasons she should be going on this mission trip, I got off the phone and realized I was being called to be on this trip. She came over to visit that night and I asked her if she signed up yet, she said 'yes!' And my reply was, 'awesome I'm going with you!'

Do you ever have those moments when you just hear the Lord so clearly speaking to you? I don't know if it's age or I have a deeper relationship with God, but in the last year I have heard him speak louder than ever before. So, I signed up and off I'm going in less than 50 days to Romania! We'll be in Bucharest working with a missionary who's mission is to help Romanians become entrepreneurs and helping them use their resources to educate Romanians about sex trafficking. I don't know exactly what it will look like, but what I do know is that God is good and faithful and has a plan for us all - from here in MN to across the globe in Romania and everywhere in between. He has a plan, hopes and dreams for each and everyone of us. You guys just grab on to it, listen for his prompts and don't be afraid to follow them, it will be good! 

So with all of that I am humbly asking for prayer - for my family while I'm gone, for safety for our group traveling and for us all to be obedient to God's prompts as we travel across the globe to be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

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Thank You!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week - time to get back to painting! -allison

Dear 2017

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A new year, a new you... that's how it goes, right?

I'm not promising a new me or asking for a new you, but declaring that this year will be a good year. A year that I'm 'intentional' with relationships & time. 'Intentional' was my word last year and will be again this year - I have a sign that sits on my desk reminding me daily. It's not easy for me -  I get wrapped up in projects, ideas, work, the list goes on and on... I know this year will be filled with excitement and disappointment, laughter and tears, anticipation and fear... but through it all I am going to lean on the Lord & his promises. The promise that God is always by my side through it all and because of that I can live by his grace and in his joy. 'Joy of the Lord' by Rend Collective will be my jam for 2017! 

Though tears may fall
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
Though my heart may fail
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
While there’s breath in my lungs
I will praise You, Lord

In the dead of night
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
When the waters rise
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
While there’s hope in my heart
I will praise You, Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength

When I cannot see You with my eyes
Let faith arise to You
When I cannot feel Your hand in mine
Let faith arise to You
God of mercy and love
I will praise You, Lord

Oh You shine with glory Lord of light
I feel alive with You
In Your presence now I come alive
I am alive with You
There is strength when I say
I will praise You, Lord

When sorrow comes my way
You are the shield around me
Always You remain
Like courage in the fight
I hear You call my name
Jesus, I am coming
Walking on the waves
Reaching for Your light

From the Tetzlaff Family to yours Happy 2017!

Then I am strong.

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So does anyone else have this end of the summer wave of emotions flooding over them? I don't even know where to begin so I'll just say when I sat down at my desk this morning & looked at my calendar - this verse was exactly what I needed a reminder of & I thought you may too :) 

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor. 9-10

-allison

A Family Affair

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So... Allison Marie Design is officially a 'family affair'!!! 

My husband's last day with Corporate America was yesterday and he is coming along side me to help with the every day operations over here. It's been a dream of ours, since the day we said 'I do', to have a business together. We don't know exactly what this looks like (we have lots of ideas), but does anyone really know what 'this looks like'? I like to think not - it's part of the adventure - I keep thinking to myself - 'we need a sign that says, THIS IS OUR GREAT ADVENTURE' because it truly is.

We feel blessed by how God has orchestrated the growth of this business and has put the right people into our lives to help and encourage along the way. Our goal is to fill homes with encouragement, inspiration and truth and I am truly humbled and grateful for each and every one of you who are supporting us on 'our great adventure'.

Thank you! -allison

STAY TUNED!

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You guys! Welcome to my new website - We don't have all items listed yet and it may take us a couple more weeks - but pop on over to Facebook (www.facebook.com/AllisonMarieDesign) or Instagram & you can peruse through my work in the mean time!

I have some super exciting news to share this week, so stay tuned! (and no I'm not pregnant)... -allison