Hello, world. Allie (Korosi) Benham is my younger sister who currently resides in North Hollywood, California. Before Allie became a California girl, she made her way from the east coast to the midwest. Allie was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and when she was only 3ish, we made the move to Batesville, Indiana. We grew up on a farm with lots of room to play outside and have fun with friends.
How did Allie go from small town Indiana to LA, you ask? She and her husband, Kyle, made their first cross country trip together when they made their big decision to move west following graduation from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Allie majored in Public Relations and Music Management and started her career working for Bread and Butter, a hospitality PR firm. Following her start with B&B, Allie worked her way to become a Senior Brand Manager for the kids show “Yo Gabba Gabba!”.
After several years with YGG, Allie finally decided it is time to pursue something new. Although she is currently unemployed, she has many potential prospects on the horizon. While she is on the hunt for the perfect job, she is enjoying having the time to work on other hobbies – her makeup artistry and this new blog of ours.
Allie and I are lucky to have one another. We didn’t always get along growing up (I mean, little sisters can be annoying!), but we have certainly grown closer over the years despite the distance between us. I think it all started when we were on the dance team together in high school. I was so proud of her when she made the team! We hung out more throughout our college years and I began to see how truly talented and courageous Allie is. I never would have had the guts to move across the country without a job right after college, but Allie did it and was successful as a result of her dedication and hard work.
Unfortunately it was tragedy that truly bonded us as sisters. Our incredible mother, Chris Graham – aka Slade Shepherd – lost her battle with cancer in July 2014. Last summer was rough to say the least. However, through the grief we relied on each other and came through stronger and closer than ever.
Now, here we are – separated by thousands of miles and an ocean – and undertaking this new blog adventure together. We are both so excited to share the goings-on in our lives, from the day-to-day dog walks and dinners to the special events like housewarmings and vacations. We hope you will follow us on this journey and enjoy the ride with us.