Oh, Hey! I'm Allison.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am a 20-something graphic designer from the Land of Lincoln (a.k.a Chicago - for those outside of The Loop). I started ShyScout in 2011 after having graduated from college as a way to document the next chapter of my life. Since then there have been many ups, downs, shakeups and breakups (and a blog relocation to boot) - but I am back at it and more excited than even to share this new journey with you.

By day, I am a graphic designer at a small advertising and marketing agency. By night (and beyond the 9-to-5), you can catch me out and about collecting toys, hitting up estate sales, customizing Blythe dolls, trying out new recipes, exploring this beautiful city that I call home - and blogging about it. Oh, I am also a musical junkie - and the dachshund is my spirit animal. 

If you have an questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to drop me a line at: shyscoutblog@gmail.com.

In the mean time sit, stay, and explore for a bit. And thank you for stopping by!