Monday, June 27, 2011

Tracy Negoshian

I recently discovered designer Tracy Negoshian, and I thought I would share some of her products!




















Always,
Alyssa

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kendall Jenner

The girl is only 15, but she is a bombshell.






















Kendall is the sister of Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, and younger sister Kylie Jenner. All of them are gorgeous, but it's exciting to see Kendall's modeling career blossom!


The Kardashian/Jenner girls with their mom Kris.



Anyone else a fan?


Always,
Alyssa


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Upside of Being Sick.

I got my wisdom teeth out on friday, but much to my relief I have been feeling pretty good. I'm hoping that means that I'll have a speedy recovery. Not going to lie, it is kind of nice to have an excuse to be lazy and do nothing. Thursday night I made Giada's Creamy Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup. It was pretty good, and doesn't actually have any cream in it, so I'm thinking it's pretty good for you.


My sister got her tonsils out on wednesday, so my grandma sent us both flowers. How cute is that? I received pink roses, and my sister received light pink gerber daisies. The flowers are from The Backyard Garden, one of my very favorite florists and probably one of the best in at least CNY! I would love to get a job there after I finish school.





Last night I watched Just Go With It, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston. It was funny and cute. A good summer flick. Not to mention I love Jennifer Anniston. I think she's absolutely gorgeous!






What do you like to do when you're sick?



Always,
Alyssa


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life as I know it.


I'm getting a little tired of people telling me that college is the best four years of my life and that I should really enjoy it while it lasts. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy college. It is truly a unique experience. I get to be with my friends 24/7, learn to be more independent, interact with amazing and brilliant people, and take interesting classes. There is no doubt that I am taking advantage of all of those wonderful opportunities. BUT I really don't like when people say that college is the best four years of your life. It's like, after all those years that I've already lived, and hopefully even more years that I'm going to live in the future, this is what it comes down to? This is as good as it gets? Not that life isn't good, but who's to predetermine how good my life is going to get? This could just only be the beginning. Although freshman year of high school was tough, it was still fun. I even enjoyed drama-filled middle school. Honestly, I look back on a lot of those experiences and laugh. If anything, my childhood years would have to be the best years of my life, because really, ignorance is bliss. And I often still act like a child, so hopefully that means I will always be blissful. I do refuse to believe my life is all downhill from here. I can only go upwards. What about all the exciting things I have to look foward too? My first real job? My first house? My wedding day? Motherhood? There are many different types of good experiences a person can have. I have a different kind of fun with my parents, than with my girlfriends, than with CB. Sure, everything comes with aches and pains, but I refuse to settle for a job I don't love. I'm not going to live for only 4 years.

Who's with me?


Always,
Alyssa

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Like the bottom of my purse


So apparently my father checks my blog a lot more than I thought, and he has been scolding me for not blogging very often. I probably should have made "stay consistent with blogging" one of my summer goals, because it is definitely something I need to work on. I don't want to lose touch in the blogging world! Needless to say, I'm trying to get my "real world" life in order. I feel like I've been so busy but I have barely gotten anything accomplished. Know the feeling? I cleaned my car just last week, and then went to visit CB for the weekend, so once again my car became very messy. Traveling tends to do that to my car ( I swear it's not me ;-). ) I've found that at times my car can be very much like the bottom of my purse. By that, I mean that it's filled with junk odds & ends, and you can find just about anything you may need. Shorts, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, magazines, and flip-flops are among the treasures one could find while searching through my car. Whether its clean or messy, I like to keep some essentials stashed in my car.

  • spare change. It's usually not much, but it does come in handy.
  • an extra pair of sneakers. I always like to have them in my car, just in case I go somewhere for the weekend and want to go for a run or workout!
  • napkins/kleenex. I'm always blowing my nose. Therefore, these are essential. Also they're a go-to if i'm snacking!
  • blanket. Again, this one is good for traveling. Plus my mom always says to pull over if I get tired. Not going to lie, I took a nap in the back of my car once with a blanket!
  • advil/exederin. I get migraine headaches, and therefore like to keep this stuff on hand!
  • sunglasses. self-explainatory.
  • sweatshirt. again, self-explainatory.


What do you keep in your car?


Always,
Alyssa

Monday, June 13, 2011

Charmed

I have a Pandora charm bracelet that has been sitting in my jewelry box for a few years. I haven't worn it in a while, mostly because I tend to cycle through my jewelry and wear the same pieces for days on end; but I might pull it out again soon because today I saw my coworker wearing hers. I decided to go on the Pandora website and see what charms they have, and they have a lot of cute ones.
























Do you have a favorite charm bracelet?


Always,
Alyssa

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Miss Trish for target

Target is probably one of the best places to find looks for less. The other day I snagged these sandals by Miss Trish for Target:





The designer not only has sandals for women but also for girls and toddlers!



These daisy thong sandals are available in both girls and toddlers. They come in pink too. 



These are available in womens, girls and toddlers. They also come in yellow, pink, orange, and blue.


Pretty cute right?


Always,
Alyssa

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In the summertime, when the weather is fine...

As it turns out, I have taken a small unintentional hiatus from blogging. I absolutely love blogging, but during the school year it was so much easier, because I was always in my dorm room, browsing online, and trying to find ways to procrastinate and avoid doing homework. Once I get back into the swing of things, I'm sure blogging will once again become part of my daily routine. I haven't really created a set schedule for myself yet, and I won't get a substantial amount of hours at work for another couple of weeks. I can't believe already 3 weeks of my summer has flown by, I feel like it's barely begun! There are many things that I hope to accomplish this summer, here is just a bit of my list:


  • Read the Newspaper at least 3 times a week ( I am not the best at being up-to-date with current events).
  • Read at least 4 books (I'm hoping for more, but I have to be realistic with this one). I just started reading "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me". I read all of her books last summer, and they were hilarious. I thought this one might be a fun read to start off with this summer.

  • Exercise 5 to 6 times a week.

  • Get crafty. Finish quilt from last summer and start another one.

  • Experiment with juicing.

  • Make dinner at least once a week for the family. I decided to try grilling last night. For the chicken, I used Giada's Balsamic BBQ recipe. It turned out pretty well!



What are your goals for the summer?

Always,
Alyssa

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