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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

How One Woman Helped Make a Neighborhood Fascinating

This past week has made me so grateful for my house. Here in Gainesville, it’s been either a storm or a sizzling sun, so being inside my walls is about the only way to survive. As grateful as I am for the shelter, the walls of my house are more than just shelter. They’re filled with photos and inspiration, turning my house into a home. The walls of a city are actually not much different. A city’s walls can help …

Helping Student-Athletes Celebrate Unforgettable Moments

I never made my high school basketball team. They made me the waterboy. The fact that I truly enjoyed my waterboy days should tell you how much I love to watch basketball. Maybe more than I love to play it. So this opportunity we’re talking about today was extra-special for me. There are few things that create more incredible moments than college sports. And this tournament was our chance to help celebrate some unforgettable March madness memories, with the Intercollegiate …

A Memorable 24-Hour Engagement

Hey guys, it’s Drew, wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend. I’m taking a nice staycation at home with the family, so hopefully, you’re enjoying yours as well. Sometimes a last-minute decision can blossom into a joy-filled adventure, and that’s exactly what happened to Nadiym. He shared his heartwarming story with us and thankfully gave us permission to share it with all of you. I’ll let him take it from here, in his own words.  I’ve been a soldier for …

3 Simple Lessons from a Total Eclipse Adventure

Here at Fracture we were just as swept up in Eclipse-mania as everyone else. Homemade viewing glasses, NASA approved welding masks, and laminated solar eclipse charts in hand – we came prepared to fully geek out. Sensing an awesome opportunity to capture a special moment in time, we sent a few teammates Eclipse-chasing. Here’s a recap of Drew and Taylor’s excellent adventure. What happened yesterday will likely only happen a couple more times in our lifetime. So when Taylor and …

You Should Feel Great About Giving Gift Cards This Year

This year, give them more than a gift. Give them the adventure of choosing their own. You know that feeling. Christmas is looming ahead and you’re trying to get all your gifts purchased. There are a few people in your life that you just know exactly what to get them. “Perfect.” And it’s bought and wrapped and under the tree already. But, looking at your list, there are a few (maybe several) names there with big question marks next to …

How To Create An Awesome Gallery Wall For Under $65

I am not an interior designer. I don’t play one on TV. I don’t even keep up with my Pinterest. But I recently did something awesome to my house, and if *I* can make a sweet gallery wall in my living room for under 65 bucks, then I know for sure that you can too. We have this one wall in our living room that has a sweet mini bar thing on it, and a quilt rack as well (my wife loves …