Tuesday, July 31, 2012

another introduction

 Rockey Point


Almost a year ago I introduced myself using ABC's today I'm going to re answer those questions!  If you want to check out my post from a year ago click HERE

Age: 23
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: Doing laundry
Dogs: No dogs
Essential start to your day: eating an apple and peanut butter before work
Favorite color: PINK!
Gold or silver: Gold
Height: 5 6'
Instruments you play: piano
Job title: Administrative Assistant
Kids: none yet
Live: Glendale, AZ
Middle name: Anne
Nickname: Lyss, Lid, Lyssa
Overnight hospital stays: None
Pet peeve: When people say they 'deserve' something or when they say they 'don't have time'.
Quote: "Faith in God includes Faith in His timing" - Neal A. Maxwell
Righty or lefty: Righty!
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Time you wake up: 7, I get ready fast!
University attended: ASU
Vegetables you dislike: broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, and lots more, not a vegetable fan
What makes you run late: Trying to find the perfect outfit, can't find shoes oh and where's my purse!!
X-actally when was your last vacation: June actually, I love Rocky Point!
Yummy food: Chocolate pancakes, Mexican food.
Zoo animal: Tiger!

Some of my answers have changed from a year ago! Pretty cool! Have you done this ABC game? If so link it up in the comments so we can visit you!

if you don't want to miss my face


Okay now I'm begging...
Last week I changed my url to  http://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/. Long story short it is easier for people to remember this name. So find me at http://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/. I will stop posting on this blog mid August. I hope to see you all over at my new url (: 

Monday, July 30, 2012

what i wore: 10 things i'm thankful for

cardi/tank: tjmaxx, jeans: macy's, sandals: target, belt: nordstroms




Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed your time. How was the weather in your neck of the country? Did you watch any of the Olympics?! FYI,  if you are looking for a specific even to watch head over HERE and see what times they will be on. I know my favorite is the gymnastics... HOW DO THEY DO IT?! Anyways, since it's Monday and we all get the Monday blues I wanted to write down 10 things that I am thankful for, in no particular order mind you...

1. Brand - I'm not sure where I would be today without Brand, he really helps me with problems that I have and always has something positive to say. I'm grateful for Brand because he truly sees the good in everyone.
2. Family - Without my mom and dad I wouldn't have aspirations or be as hard working, they have really taught me a lot.
3. Gospel - Without church and the beliefs that I have I would be a much different person and I don't even want to think about my life without the Gospel.
4. Friends - Really allow me to just be me, I don't have to put up a barrier, I can act like silly me and they get it!
5. Nature - I love nature, I love green grass, I love mountains, I love the trees, I love being outside and just laying on the grass - on a blanket of course because I'm allergic to grass, but I just love nature! Without nature where would the beauty be?
6. Babies - They make me smile and they make me happy.
7. Blogging - I'm grateful for blogging because it helps me release my thoughts and it helps me understand that I'm not the only one who is going through certain things.
8. The material things I have - This sounds horrible but it's true, I'm grateful for the things I have, a bed, clothes, shoes, all of my material things. I am so blessed to have them.
9. Knowledge - Without knowledge I wouldn't know anything!
10. Faith - Faith is knowing the sun will rise. I'm grateful for faith because it helps me feel safe.

ps- I'm now blogging at http://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/, I decided to change my url (: come find me there.

Linking up:
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Friday, July 27, 2012

my friday letter to the following




Dear weather, I would really appreciate it if you were cooler and if you brought me some storm clouds! I would really love to be able to read outside this weekend!
Dear blog friends, did you know that I move to a different website? Its the same blog just a different url HERE And did you know that next week I'll be giving away a handmade blanket over there!? $50 value? Did I mention there are other GREAT prizes?!
Dear week, thank you for going by so fast, I hate the work week but I love the weekend!
Dear weekend, please go by sllllooooooowwww.
Dear people who are mean, STOP!
Dear Brand, thank you for modeling your new birthday outfit! You look so handsome! (:

Thanks all,
xoxo
Lyss

Linking up:
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my week in pictures: a bit of an overload

I took A LOT of pictures this week! I hope it isn't too much for you but I guess I had a lot of things that happened this week. Or, I just took a lot of pictures of what I was doing. I hope you all had a great week and that you enjoyed your time with family friends or whoever you were with! It was a good week for me, I just feel like the days are going by so fast! Anyways, checkout my pictures and you can follow me on instagram @lyssadawson

Oh, and I moved to a different web address, if you would be so kind to find me there (: 





/ can you believe this is my nana's car? /
 / i started reading my Anne of Green Gables series, i think i'm on page 5 haha! /
 / Brand and I had a little photoshoot while we were parked at a light waiting to see The Dark Knight Rises / 
 / figuring out my school classes, my advisor likes to just put the course numbers... rude! /
 / i got more awesome pictures of my blankets this week! fyi-i might be giving a blanket away soon... /
 / it actually rained /
 / Brand's birthday was last week and i decorated the apartment for him! /
 / cute little ducks, do you like the mohawk of the guy on the left? /
/ is is weird that our library cards have pictures on them? I had like 9 to choose from! /

Have an awesome weekend lovely friends!! Make sure to come back next week for the giveaway (:

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

positive Thursday, a little scripture I love and other posters

First I wanted to remind you that I moved to a new url, follow me over HEREhttp://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/

I love Pinterest because I love Positive Posters! They bring brightness to my day and they really lift me up! This past week I was pinning and I found this lovely one from Nichelle's Pinterest

1 Peter 3:3-4

It's so true, inner beauty is truly what counts. We shouldn't be obsessed with the way we look or the clothes we wear because our inner beauty truly makes us who we are. 
Here are some more posters I have recently pinned:

 via

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

have you heard?

That I moved?
http://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/

can I be honest with you right now?

 

 top/jeans: tjmaxx, shoes: toms. watch: fossil

Seriously, can I be honest with you right now? I'm not ready for school to start. I'm really enjoying this summer break thing! For the past 4 years my summers have been filled with work, school, or work & school.  Oh, and did I also tell you that this semester I actually have to go to class? It's been just over a year since I've had to go to class and learn. My work schedule never works with my school schedule and I've only was able to do online classes, I don't like online classes as much but at the same time I do. I don't like them because I'm not good at learning just by reading, I'm more of a visual person. But I do like online classes because I don't have to present or be in front of people for anything. (I have horrible speaking in front of people anxiety) Anyways, I thought I would see what you do to prepare for school. Do you get anxiety when you go to class? Am I being silly? Seriously!


Don't Forget: I MOVED!! Head over HERE and follow me at my new url: http://alyssadawsonblog.blogspot.com/
I'll be doing a giveaway over there next week (: 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

is this tmi?


Pictures from the other weekend when we had the BEST weather!! 

I have always had horrible acne problems my teenage years were the worst, when I was about 20 it got better and now I feel like I'm a teenager again. I've tried multiple face products, I've even been to a Dermatologist. Products either dry-out my face or make me super oily. I'm currently using Clearasil and it is seriously NOT working out! Anyone have a miracle face wash stories they would like to share? Acne is so gross and I just want it gone! Any help?!

One last note, I changed my blogger url, find me over HERE and follow me! (: Everything is the same the url is the only difference! I've also got a giveaway coming next week and you'll want to enter! (;

Monday, July 23, 2012

what I wore: a weekend with a movie and a storm


 top/jeans: f21, watch: fossil, sandals: target, belt: last chance 


This weekend Brand and I saw The Dark Knight Rises, I have to admit I was a little anxious throughout the movie because of the events that took place earlier that day. My prayers go out to the families who have lost and who are grieving. It really gets you thinking about life and how we should live every day to the fullest.
The Dark Knight Rises was a good move and It is definitely one that we will be buying! This weekend we also had a thunder and lightning storm! I like lightning when it doesn't hurt anyone because it always looks so cool in the sky, but it always scares me the most! Standing outside on our balcony, in the nice cool weather with the clouds lighting up and the thunder rolling was a nice way to end a great Saturday night! Oh, did I mention Brand got off work early!?! Happy Monday to you all, lets make it a great week!

One last note, I changed my blogger url, find me over HERE and follow me! (: Everything is the same the url is the only difference!


Linking up:
From My Grey Desk BlogLovely Little ThingsMy Girlish WhimsThe Pleated PoppyRolled Up PrettySugar and SpiceFinding Beauty in the OrdinaryRae Gun RamblingsLollipops, Lowercase LettersJust Because

Sunday, July 22, 2012

happy sunday

A lovely photo shoot done in the car... we were bored waiting! haha! 

Happy Sunday everyone! I love Sunday because I get to hang out with Brand! It's the one day of the week that we get to be together all day! And I love it!
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, July 20, 2012

my week in pictures

Happy Friday to us all! I'm ready for another weekend how about you?! Last weekend was great and several things happened: 1) I fell in love with Adele Radio 2) I read outside in the nice cool weather 3) I got to watch the duckies, they were so cute!  What do you love about your weekends?! This weekend I'm excited for my nieces birthday, she is getting so big! It's crazy how fast time is flying by! Sooner than you know it I'll be blogging about babies! ...This is not an announcement...

Anyways, I hope you all have a great Friday and a great weekend! Remember to cherish the moments you live because you never know when you will leave this world!

Follow me on instagram!! @lyssadawson

/ heading out on our date night! /
/ reading outside! /
/ I love these sun sets! / 
/ beautiful paris, someday I will go back! /
/ I love reading books! /

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

positive thursday

top: ross, chambray/jeans: f21, sandals: target, bracelet: nordstrom.

Lately I have found my self stalking bloggers who have the BEST clothes. Yes, I know they have the best clothes because they say they get their clothes at J.Crew, Anthropology and many other fancy stores. Now, when I see these clothes I ooohhh and awww at them and in a way it makes me feel bad about my self. I exit out of the page and begin to look for bloggers 'my size', you know bloggers I feel comfortable around because they, like me, they don't shop at J.Crew or Anthropology. (:

I'm not condemning these bloggers who have the opportunity to buy those clothes, in fact I applaud them for being so successful in life. But I've been thinking, my ipod has been on shuffle and the song "He's A Hero" By SHeDaisy has been on quite often, it's a great song, and it really puts things in perspective. 

he's a hero by SHeDAISY on Grooveshark

"You don't have a lot, he'd always say, but thank the Lord you have it all." 


It's so true, when we look at the things that we DO have we feel so grateful! I am grateful for the things I do have because I know there is someone out there who doesn't have it as good as I do.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friends Day Wednesday {Simply Created Design}

I've had a lot of wonderful comments about my blog design and I wanted to introduce you to my blog designer Chrissy. 


Simply Created Design (SCD) is something i started due to my love for all things geeky like, html, CSS codes, and Photoshop. SCD is a place where I get to work with amazing people to create something that showcases their personality. I do things from complete blog redesign, to branding, facebook timeline photos, and buttons/signatures. Contact me at chrissy@simply-created.net for any of your design needs. I can work within any budget and often do trading of services. 

Chrissy is real easy to work with and she does a great job! She is very creative and knows what she is doing. Thanks for the awesome blog design Chrissy!! You are so awesome! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

30x30 challange

I am extremely late with this 30x30 challenge, I do realize that but I thought it was a real clever idea. I'm sure you've heard of it before I'm particularly taking the challenge from Lauren at From My Grey Desk, she is really awesome and I love her blog! Anyways, I've taken pictures of the 30 things I will be using for the next 30 days! If you want to join me please do! The point of this challenge is to not repeat an outfit and use only the items I have pictured.  


 6 tank tops  2 shirts  3 cardi's  1 chambray 
 2 pairs of denim  1 pair or color  2 pairs of work pants 
5 pairs of shoes 
 5 accessories 

Not pictured, pencil skirt, black belt and brown belt.

Wish me luck!!

Suddenly I See (Single Version by K T Tunstall on Grooveshark
p.s. I hope you are liking my songs of the day! (:

Monday, July 16, 2012

what I wore: making the most of things


 top/cardi: gifted, Shoes: TOMS, watch: fossil, jeans: f21

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield on Grooveshark 

How was your weekend?! I hope you had an awesome time with family and friends! And I hope you enjoyed it! There is nothing better than being with the people you love and soaking it all in! Friday night Brand and I had date night he got off work late and silly me didn't schedule dinner reservations so we ended up eating at In-N-Out, not a big deal because I really like In-N-Out!


After dinner usually we walk around the mall and people watch, it's really fun! You should try it sometime! But this time Brand said that he was sick of walking around the mall and he wanted to go to the Hobby Bench. The first thing I though was "Oh my gosh that is going to be so lame!!" (I was being a Negative Nelly for sure!) When we got to the store I had a big attitude and obviously wasn't thrilled about being there so I started to walk around the store by my self, I walked up and down isles of stuff, did I mention that it smelt like my grandmothers basement?! Gross!! Anyways, now I'm headed back to find Brand and see what he is looking at, I find him playing with a video game remote control airplane. I stand back and think about how cute he looks while he is trying really hard to get that plane off the ground, I wipe the attitude off my face and start to sneak up on him, because he is always sneaking up on me.  I guess the moral of the story is, have fun where ever you are! Enjoy the little things, the moments you will never get back be positive about life and make the most of it! 


P.S. - I'm doing a 30x30 challange! Tune in tomorrow to see what it's all about! This is one of the outfits for 30x30!! 



Linking up:
From My Grey Desk BlogLovely Little ThingsMy Girlish WhimsThe Pleated PoppyRolled Up PrettySugar and SpiceFinding Beauty in the OrdinaryRae Gun RamblingsLollipops, Lowercase LettersJust Because

Friday, July 13, 2012

my week in pictures

These posts might just be my favorite simply because they mean Friday which means the weekend! I live for the weekend! Late nights with Brand, date night, adventures, lazy days, reading good books, catching up on much needed sleep. Lost of times the weekends are filled with chores, but I guess that's just what happens when you grow up.  This week I didn't instagram much, I've noticed I take a lot of pictures of food, I think it's because I feel weird taking self portraits. How do you feel about self portraits? 

Follow me @lyssadawson 

// I was very excited to see this fortune, I hope it comes true! (: //
// who doesn't love chocolate chip pancakes? //
// my bumpa's birthday was yesterday, he would have been 77, passed away from lung cancer when he was 65, I was 12, I miss him SOOO much! //
 // my hair cut!! //

I was on pinterest this week just looking around and I found this great website:
http://preppycollegeglam.tumblr.com/
Don't click the link unless you want to waist like 30 minutes (:

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Be kind to one another!!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

awkward and awesome



welcome to awkward and awesome Thursday originally started by none other than the famous Sydney from the daybook blog. I hardly post about awkward and awesome things because they hardly ever happen to me, but over the past few weeks I have compiled a few things that are post worthy... well maybe they aren't...

Awkward:
- Looking at these pictures. You know, I had this great vision for this outfit, and maybe it looked cuter in person but, one thing is for sure.... NOT CUTE... Plus, I look so chubby!!

- Seeing someone at the store... "Hey girl! How's it going?! How have you been?!" All I get is a weird stare in response... hmmm maybe she has a twin?

- Blacking-out and falling down the stairs, still have a bruise and a kink in my knee to remember my little fall... Landing on your knees and then the palms of your hands from a step above, maybe that's not such a little fall. You know, maybe this was more hurtful than awkward.

- Not being able to find my words. Last week we were eating dinner with a few other people and I couldn't find the word I was looking for and I started to stutter. Where the heck did that come from?!

Awesome:
- Never thought a group of adults could laugh so hard at a loud 3 year old flatulent. Thank you young sir for being the highlight of the hour.

- Sitting in church on Sunday and the older lady in front of us starts to slope down in her seat, I wonder if I should tap her neighbor and warn her that the lady might fall on the floor and as I reach my hand out to do so the older lady wakes up, shuffles back into an upright position and falls back asleep.... really?!

- Seeing two women/friends/twins/sisters dressed the exact same, I kid you not... same hair do too!

- Three day weekend last week, I'm in love with three day weekends!

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