November 18, 2010 · 11 comments

  1. A suggestion by my sister.
  2. Reinforcement from one of my closest friends, Anastasia.
  3. Inspiration from Julie and her blogging skills.
  4. A slight affinity for writing, sharing, and everything computer-related.

What do you get when all of these are mashed together?


The title: my life, with a little spin on my favorite nickname, Lyssa.  Lyss –> bLyss?


Ever since my friend Julie from high school stumbled upon Julie’s blog at, she declared Julie and I are the “same person.” I’ve been following her blog ever since.  It’s kind of a strange – Julie and I are both excercise-aholics, run half marathons, have a love for food and the strange gene that never allows us to be full, and have a full appreciation for documenting our lives and buying from Etsy.

I digress.

Aafter my sister suggested using a blog to document my half marathon training, I realized how great it would be to keep in touch with my family and friends.  I have loved ones in Northern VA, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida… what better way to keep them all up to speed on what’s going on in Virginia Beach?

In my blog, I hope to cover my adventures in my new life in Virginia Beach post-college.  My endeavors may include workout and running recaps/tips/ideas, recipes, and simple updates on mah life.

To begin:

I LOVE my new job as an Electronic Media Specialist in a wonderful independent school.  I even get to assistant coach JV field hockey in the fall!

Are you jealous of my school picture?

My boyfriend, James, is such a smartypants.  He passed the VA Bar exam and is now trying real big boy cases! In court!

I am still working on my little business, bLyss Designs.  I have so much fun hand painting personalized wine glasses, beer mugs, and other glasses.

It’s been just over a year since our little Emma passed away, and I’m salivating over the idea of getting a new friend.  Does losing your puppy ever get any easier? 🙁

best. doggy. ever.

There you go – the first post of bLyss.  More to come soon. 🙂

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1 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers November 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

>AHHH! You have a blog! exciting!!! 🙂 Can't wait to follow along. 🙂


2 Anastasia November 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm

>YOUR TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED FRIEND WANTS TO TELL YOU SHE LOVES THIS BLOG AND YOU. we balance each other nicely with our life skills 😉 my only concern is your selection of "favorite music" on your profile. ke$ha? are you theree?? hahah.


3 Ginny November 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

>I'm proud of you, so proud of you…You are very clever!xo Mom


4 Cyndi November 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

>Way to go Aly! Great to see you blogging. It is a wonderful way to keep everyone in the loop and also fun to look back in a few days, weeks, months, years. Cyndi


5 Bob Halter November 19, 2010 at 1:10 am

>Dear Lyssa: I'm happy to hear your favorite nickname is Lyssa. Now we just have to get used to using it again! LOVE THE BLOG DESIGN – I can see why that cool school hired you! But I thought there would be more country in your music list after college in NC.Love, Dad


6 Anonymous November 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

>So much fun! All u need is a pic of your big SIS! Q


7 Alyssa November 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

>@Anastasiaaahaha, can you tell when I made my profile it was over two years ago? 🙂 I updated it!


8 Alyssa November 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm

>@Julie @ Peanut Butter FingersLook, I figured out how to reply! 🙂 And you following ME? So fun!


9 JGrubb November 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

>im in love with my shoutout =) and you! and this blog… this is a dream come true! haha


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