Oh, you're new here? So am I.*

Hello, and welcome, and what's your name?

I don't know what you can expect from this tiny corner of cyberspace called alihooper.com. One thing I know for sure, you will not find any awesome Pinterest-worthy step-by-step tutorials of creations birthed in my kitchen or craft table. For one, I don't own a craft table, so there's that. And two, I once tried all those bloggy-food-craft shenanigans, and it's for the birds. Imagine working tirelessly to perfect your handmade Christmas cards so that they are blog worthy, and then taking pictures each snipped, stamped, calligraphy-ed step of the way. You wind up with a camera covered in glue and a couple dozen do-overs scattered across what used to be the area where your family made precious memories and is now the area where the children learned the queen-mother of dirty words.

It's best I just stick with spilling my guts across the interwebs and leave the do-it-yourself circus magic to the arts and crafts department. It's safer that way.

Anywho, thanks for dropping by. Stop by anytime. I won't even make you take off your shoes. I'm a first world mess, so what's a bit more dirt tracked through this place anyway?

*What do you mean you're new here, you ask. I see a blog full of posts dating back to the good ol' days of twenty-eleven. Yeah, about that. My genius website designer, Gabe Taviano the First, was kind enough to transfer all my baggage from my other blog over to this brand spankin' new blog. I couldn't make my debut into cyberspace without breaking it in a little. So kick off y'all boots and stay a while. We've got some catching up to do.