February 2011

A Flurry of a Weekend!

February 28, 2011 · 18 comments


..that’s exactly what I had. Do you ever feel like you need an extra day after the weekend to detox and catch up on sleep? That’s what this girl needs. And pictures like these from my mom’s phone flooding my inbox don’t help when I’m feeling like I could use a nice relaxing day in […]


I need your help. Help! As most of you know, my new Nikon Cool Pix went missing before Christmas. As my baby still hasn’t shown up, I’m in the market for a replacement. I’d LOVE to get a fancy shmancy DSLR, but honestly, it’s a little unrealistic for the typical places I use my camera. […]


My FIRST Blog Award!

February 24, 2011 · 29 comments

My little blog (at its new domain.. yay!) got its FIRST AWARD! Thank you, thank you to Jamie and Courtney at Cupcake Dynamite for this baby. So, without further ado, 7 Random Facts About Alyssa: 1. I was supposed to be on Rachael Ray. I entered a giveaway on the show’s website, and to do […]



February 24, 2011 · 22 comments

That’s right. I’m moving. Let’s call Spring a fresh start for the life of Alyssa, and therefore, for Life of bLyss as well. Here’s a sneaky sneak preview of my brand spankin’ new WordPress domain: But that’s all you’re gettin’, because I want it to be a nice unveiling when the site is ready. Blogger’s […]


Sounds heavenly, right? who wants a cute little truffle? They are. after I dove in and swam around a little I must give credit where credit is due. Jessica, a.k.a., master of all things sweet, is who provided me with  this simple recipe. And it doesn’t disappoint. I challenge you to find a room with […]


My beautiful friend Anastasia has been such a wonderful addition to my life for the years I’ve known her. She’s compassionate, fun, loving, smart, and such a loyal friend I can truly count on. And that’s been the case since the day I’ve met her. Don’t call her Nas. And it’s not Aaa-nuh-stay-juh, either. Her […]


Cocktail Ring-1. Alyssa-0

February 21, 2011 · 19 comments

Thank you, VA Beach fire department and rescue squad. my finger is free at last. Yesterday morning, I found myself in a little bit of a pickle. When I got ready to go out on Saturday night, I picked out a ring to match my new Michael Antonio Lovie Pumps. I remembered it was a […]


Etsy Enthusiast

February 18, 2011 · 13 comments

Are you guys all Etsy lovers like I am? For all of you who aren’t up to speed on the awesome site, I’ll fill you in a little. Etsy is like the Ebay of handmade goods. Their “About” page reads,  Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers […]


  That is how I’ve felt since my Naturally More peanut butter discovery. I want it. But I think if I have one more obnoxious spoon-full, I might have peanut butter coming out of my ears. Bad idea. (thank you, toothpastefordinner.com) Chloe, however, apparently prefers the flavor of Creamy Coconut lotion. Straight off my legs. […]


Look what I did last night! gimme, gimme more, gimme more Since my parents were leaving on vacay, they left me with some of the stuff they needed to clean out of their fridge and pantry. I was brainstorming what to do with the leftover russet taters, and a lightbulb came on. I love, love […]

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