Monday, February 27, 2012

What I Wore: So much going on!



Cardi: F21, Shirt: DownEaset, Necklace: Simply Created, Jeans: Macy's, Shoes: Payless

This weekend was very eventful.
There were good moments and bad moments.
I think this might have been one of the most emotional weekends I have had in a while.

There are many things that I do not blog about.
I feel that there are too many people, that I personally know,
Who read my blog.
And I don't want them to wrongfully judge me.

I feel like is so much easier to open up to people I don't know
Because I feel like they wont judge me as much.
Do you ever feel that way?
Like talking to a complete stranger about things is so much easier?

Someday I hope to get it all off my chest and just let it all out.
Until then, I'll get my homework done and start working on other things.

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fact/Fiction: Things about life


Fact:
I held a brand new baby and imagined all the things that might come his way. (He has great parents!!)

Fact:
I love writing my brother letters and reading his responses to our questions! He is such a great example to me!

Fact: 
I want some more heels. At work we have wood floors and I LOVE the clacking sound heels make on the wood! Is that crazy?!

Fact:
I'm done with homework for the week!

Fiction:
I know what my future holds.

Fiction:
I love waiting for things to just fall into my lap, its like being blind folded.

Fiction: 
I never cry because I miss the people I've lost and I never cry because my brother isn't here.

Fact: 
I love my family, friends and am so grateful for the things I have!

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be volunteering, crafting, setting up a giveaway and finding time to finish my beautiful blanket!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Shine Project: Pass it Forward

Remember last week when I was talking about volunteering and how we all should help out?
(READ HERE)
Well, I'm not the only one who believes that!


So I'm very sure you ALL know the lovely Ashley from TSP right?!
Well remember when she said she has something new and exciting to share with everyone?!
Well, I'm one of the lucky people that gets to share with you what she is talking about!

That's right everyone!
Me, Alyssa.
I get to share with you the fun new project Ashley has in store for us!

So lets see what the new project entails shall we!?

It's called Pass it Forward...


Pass It Forward was designed to get people to do little things, everyday, that makes an impact on the community around them. Pass it Forward is designed around a card. Each card is given a unique ID number. 

Lets say we're at McDonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. I'd give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when the give them the food that has been paid for. I then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. I log into it, and add my information... My first name, city, and a description of what I did....

Let's say the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, and then would go home and do the same thing. From the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.


Here is the card you give:

So what are you waiting for?!
Shine On!!

Ashley has a website for this project its called Spread The Shine.
(This is where you log in your information!)


BLOG      FACEBOOK        SPREAD THE SHINE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I Wore: A Cindy Lou Event





Blazer: Mom, Shirt: Old Navy '06, Jeans: Macy's, Belt: (Don't remember), Necklace: F21, Bracelet: Vintage, Boots: Ross


So, I though I would spice things up and do my hair a little different for this one. 
Only to have this happen:

Me: Hey Brand how was work?
Brand: Good what you doing?
(my hair is all crazy because I was trying to follow sydney's tutorial!)
Me: Oh just trying to do my hair really cute like Sydney - Acting like she is my best friend.
Brandon: Oh okay.

(minutes later when I'm done)

Brandon: Hi Cindy Lou Hoo!
Me: *Sad face. How rude. I'm trying to do my hair like Sydney, she looks cute when she does it! 

So everyone. I will not be doing this hair style because apparently I look like Cindy Lou Hoo! 
I was even locked out of the house until I admitted it! HA!
Oh boy! 

Well happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun Foods: Whoopie Pies are so addicting!


My husband and I LOVE whoopie pies!
If you haven't tried them then you really need to ASAP!
Not kidding.

I think we have made them almost every week for a few weeks straight.
Not what I call healthy but they are just so amazing!

So here is the recipe we use:

Cookie Mix:
1 box of Devils Food Cake mix
(just over) 1/2 cup crisco
2 eggs

Frosting:
2 cups powder sugar
1/4 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla 
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
bake for 8-10 minutes!
(oh and a little secret, when you take the whoopie pies out of the oven press them flat with a spatula.) 

Let me know how they turn out!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What I Wore

This weekend I have been sick and haven't really been up to picture taking.
So I though I would review some of the outfits I have worn by showing you some of my favorites!
And what I remember...

 This is my most viewed post
Maybe it is because it was my very first one but I think I looked pretty cute. 
You can read more about it HERE
 This one is from Rocky Point when I wore my beach clothes! I wanted you all to see this amazing view of the ocean!
Read about it HERE
Here I wanted to show you my new headband and tell you about all the good things that were going on in my life! For the first time!! Read about it HERE
 This is where I tried to braid my hair and I wore these shoes that gave me the worst blisters. I tried something new with my hair to spice it up for you!
You can read about it HERE.
 It was so hot this day! I remember standing there enjoying the lovely shade those mountains were giving!
You can read about that HERE.
 
This is where I told everyone about how I wanted to go to ASU so badly but I couldn't afford it. I wanted to tell you more but, didn't have the guts.
Read about that HERE

It's fun looking back on this stuff! 
I've changed a lot and have experienced so much more! 
Thank you all for being so supportive to me!
I appreciate all the kind comments you send my way!

Hope you all had a great weekend and an even better week!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Who got me sick?




(A lot of bloggers would take a picture of what they looked like when they are sick but, I didn't want to make you sick either...) so..
Here is a glorified picture of me when I was sick in Rocky Point! Meds to the right...



I'm taking names!

Don't you just hate being sick?
I feel so nasty and just feel like I can't be productive.

Oh and I was up at 3 (:
Meaning I got 4 hours of sleep...

But, right now I'm taking names of who got me sick!

Is it the curry that our downstairs neighbors constantly make that has been getting worse by the day?
(I'm not trying to be rude but it makes me want to throw up and it is in-fumigating our apartment!)

Is is the baby I watched this weekend who had a runny nose?

or

Was it my sweet little nieces and nephew that love me so much they got me sick?!

Well, I'll leave it up to you to figure out! I've got my own opinion!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Awkward and Awesome



Skirt/Cardi: F21, Shirt: TJMaxx, Shoes: Nordstrom c/o Nine West, Watch: Fossil

Awkward:
  • These pictures!! My hips look much bigger with this lovely look. I don't know what to do! I guess I don't have the opportunity to follow this fashion trend.... (Maybe someone should help me figure out how to dress for my shape! haha!) 
Awesome:
  • Email from my brother sent directly to my phone! YES!!
  • Buying my favorite soft yarn from JoAnn's because they had it for a great price!
  • Babysitting a sweet little angel, she was the highlight of my week!
  • Getting my homework done! 
  • Eating my own tongue yesterday because I thought it was a whoopie pie, my my tongue has a bite mark now. I guess I got carried away!
  • Watching the Teen Mom 2 season finally! Is anyone else obsessed with that show?? I like it because it makes me feel like a normal person! Not awesome that the season is over though....
Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fact/Fiction: Procrastinating with a blanket instead of school work

Fact:
I just took a quiz and got 100%. A round of applause is welcome.
Fact:
Today I am sick and feel so out of body.
Fact:
For the rest of this Valentine's Day I will continue to crochet this lovely blanket


waiting the arrival of my wonderful husband!
(not great pictures so the yarn names are: aqua mist, mint and chocolate! That should give you a better idea of what it looks like! )
Fact:
For Valentine's Day I will enjoy chocolate chip pancakes!
Fiction:
This week I have tried to do my hair.... okay just today I didn't
Fiction:
My apartment is so clean!

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

Monday, February 13, 2012

How do you eat your Ramen?!



First, Make sure I have my comfy's on!
Have my crochet supplies by my side
(here you see my scissors, crochet hook case, yarn label, yarn, and box)
Boil water in microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds
Take out of microwave and put the Ramen in the hot water.
Let sit for a minute.
Add the flavoring.
(I prefer beef)
Let sit for a minute.
Add half a tablespoon full of Mayo 
(Best Foods preferably, there really isn't any other GOOD kind anyways).
(Oh and don't think I'm crazy till you try it!)
Tuck in your napkin.
Have a seat.
And EAT!

How do you eat your Ramen?! 
(:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What I Wore {A Mix of Denim}



 Shirt: Target, Jeans: Macy's, Jacket: Childhood (aka I don't know), Shoes: TOMS, Bracelet: Mexico & Tiffany's, Necklace: Boutique

Hello and good morning to you all!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to start the new week off right.
I have a whole lot on my mind but, I hope to stay on topic!

This year I started volunteering at a local community for women..
I was nervous at first..
Every week I volunteer here and I have had lots of fun.
I've made new friends and I get to hold precious little babies all day!
{I don't have any kids so for me that ROCKS!}

These mothers are great and the staff is amazing!
But, the other day I got to thinking.
How many more mothers out there need help?
{Maybe this is the social worker in me talking...}
How many of them are truly homeless or trying to flee from a bad situation?

All I can think to do is pray for them.
Pray for them, and their babies that they might find an outlet to their situation.
And pray that they find help.

Just think, if every working able body man and woman were to volunteer once a week,
The world would accomplish so much!
Think of all the lives that would be touched.
And the mouths that would be fed.



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Saturday, February 04, 2012

A Week of Crazy Things!

Cardi: Tjmaxx; Shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch, Jeans: Macy's, Shoe: TOMS, Watch: Fossil, Necklace/Bracelet: Vintage. 



This week we were so busy,
I said good bye to old friends
And met a whole new bunch.
Remember my last post about reasons for everything? (HERE)
Well, I was talking about all the things that have been happening to me!
OBVISOUSLY (:

We have has a lot of good things and
Blessings
happen to us these past two weeks.
I'm glad to have had such a positive attitude toward everything though...
I feel so happy to know that I am doing all the things I need to be doing
I feel great!

So, I my schedule has freed-up and I find myself at home
In the early afternoon
(this hasn't happened to me in over 3 years)
Sitting, reading my school books and getting ready for tests!
I'm loving this!

The other day someone asked me what I like to do for fun.
I stopped to think, fun
I don't think that word is in my vocabulary!!

So, now I NEED TO START HAVING FUN and I'm doing it!

This week I will start couponing again, fixing up my blog, finding cute tutorials and making new etsy items!
Haha! Those are my ideas of fun!
I'm pretty excited about my new adventure
It is going to be so great!

What do you like to do for fun?
Give me some ideas?

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