Currently: May 2016

May 19, 2016 in About Me

Hi guys and happy Thursday! Haven’t done one of these posts in a while so let’s just jump right in! IMG_5073.JPG

Reading– currently not reading anything right now. I just bought Maddy Moon’s perfection myth book though which I’m super excited to start. I absolutely adore her, her blog, and her podcasts!

Loving– time for myself! I am so thankful to not be doing tons of school work right now and to actually have time to read blogs, watch Netflix, write in my journal, and for self-care!

Watching– Parks and Rec- it is sooooo funny. Took lots of people’s recommendations to start watching it and I am so glad I did!

Drinking– Kombucha- anyone else a big fan?! I love kombucha. So so delicious! My mom is actually making some homemade kombucha and I am super pumped to try it. Shoutout to my mama for bein’ so awesome and doing stuff like that. 🙂

Listening to– “I don’t want to be” by Gavin DeGraw, “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara, “All the Small things” by blink-182, “2 heads” by Coleman Hell

Not loving– this so called summer weather. I need some warmth and sunshine pleaseeee!

Craving– watermelon, a strawberry salad from this place in my town, peanut butter (when don’t I want that tho hehe)

Eating– all the avocados! I love avocados so much and missed them while I was at school. Bring on alllll the avocado toast and guac 🙂

Smiling about– being home for the summer, this new job at GNC which I am so blessed to have gotten, all that I have to be thankful for, you lovely people on here who read my blog, my pups, my friends… there is ALWAYS something to smile about!

Looking forward to– summer adventures! -> hiking, lots of hot yoga, time outside, exploring new areas. I can’t wait!

Working on– becoming a better person each day by practicing gratitude, praying, spreading kindness, and learning to appreciate the small things in life.

Trying– I did spinning for the first time in a while this past Sunday and it reminded me how much I loved it! I love riding the bike at the gym, but it’s fun to do it in a different environment with an instructor and group of people.

Avoiding– figuring out how to make some small changes to my blog. I don’t know how to add the BGB unicorn symbol, how to add the Bloglovin’ widget, how to work Pinterest with my blog… I am so not technologically advanced in these areas. Friends- if you know what you’re doing, I would greatly appreciate any help or input!!

Now tell me: 

What is making you smile lately? 

Any good books you are reading right now? 

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  • Reply Emily May 19, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Oh yes, so the way to add the BGB Community badge to your site is to go to the sidebar where it says, ‘Appearance.’ Click on ‘Widgets’, and when you get to widgets, click on the widget down at the bottom titled ‘Text.’ Add it to your ‘primary sidebar’ by dragging it into there, and then go to the BGB Community page and find the text for the badge. You can copy it and paste it into the ‘widget’ box, and then click save. Look at your site to see if it worked, and let me know if that helped!

    Isn’t avocado the best? It tastes really good in brownies!

    • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Emily that helped me so much, I finally figured it out!! Thank you TONS for your help. You are the greatest <3 I need to try avocado in brownies, never even thought of throwing it in something like that! I heard avocado was great in smoothies too! Have a great day love!

  • Reply Lynne May 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hey Lyss, I am with you on the techo stuff…I battle, and then get so frustrated. I have just painted my nails right now, and that is making me smile, and I have seen this awesome jersey I like which I am going to buy tomorrow, so that is making me smile and I will be smiling tomorrow 🙂 Lame I know, but its cool 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      I get so frustrated too and it is so hard! I’m glad you feel me on this struggle Lynne! I need a manicure- my nails aren’t lookin too hot lately haha. And not lame at all, all those things would make me smile too 🙂 Hope you have a great thursday!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It May 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve been loving ALL the hummus lately!! It’s been my daily mid-afternoon snack with some baby carrots but man I go through those containers like water hahah. I’m SO glad you love your new job, get that money girl! xoxox

    • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Hummus is the best!! It is perfect on veggies or crackers 🙂 Thank you so much Marina!! Hope you have a great day girly <3

  • Reply Mary Ellen @ VNutrition May 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I just finished a bottle of kombucha! I love them but they’re expensive so it’s a treat for me now. I’ll have one maybe once or twice a week. Your mom is awesome for making her own. Let us know how it comes out and maybe I’ll try it for myself soon too.

    I’m not sure what blog platform you use but if you have WordPress there should be widgets for adding things to areas like you did with your “Like me on Facebook” on the left. It’s overwhelming and time consuming at first but once you get the hang of it, it gets better. I watched so many YouTube videos on how to do everything I needed and that helped a lot too. You can always email me if you have any specific questions – not that I’m very good at it but I’ve kind of figured widgets out.

    Today I’m smiling because I’m taking a 3 day weekend to visit friends in PA. I’m starting to read Safe Food by Marion Nestle for my next nutrition class.

    • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Kombucha is expensive- definitely one of the downfalls of it! Thank you so much Mary Ellen for your help! It is overwhelming for sure. I am going to try and watch some videos to figure it all out. That sounds like so much fun though! I hope you have a great time in PA 🙂

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar May 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Spinning. So hard. Glad to hear you enjoyed it–it’s one of my favorite ways to work out, too.
    I just started The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and I’m already booked.
    What’s the Perfection Myth? It sounds really interesting.

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:22 am

      I heard great things about the Book Thief! The perfection Myth is by Madelyn Moon. It is great so far!

  • Reply Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things May 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Being on summer break must be so nice! And yesss Parks & Rec is so funny! We’re still watching that show and I laugh out loud at pretty much everything Ron says or does:)

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:22 am

      It has been so nice! And right?! Ron is so funny, also love Leslie!

  • Reply sarah May 19, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I’m reading Defending Jacob right now and I really like it! Yay for Summer adventures and relaxation, I hope you get some more “summery” weather soon! Love ya girly

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:21 am

      Ooh I will have to check that out!! Love ya lots Sarah <3

  • Reply Taylor May 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Love Kombucha! I am craving watermelon too… I already finished 2 this week… I am a little obsessed. 😉

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:21 am

      I have been craving watermelon. Finally got some yesterday! It is delish!

  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules May 19, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Don’t hesitate to reach out about tech-stuff! I felt so blind going into this, so if I can help you out, please do let me know!

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

      Thank you SO much Julia! You are so sweet <3

  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law May 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Hooray for more time to yourself!

    I’m in need of a new book so I’m actually heading to the library today!

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

      relaxation time is always good. And yay, hope you find something!!

  • Reply Ellie May 20, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Today I smiled because a friend visited me and brought me a new blender. I am also smiling because I feel relaxed right now 🙂
    I’m not reading anything terribly great, so no recommendations 🙁

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:19 am

      Aw that was so sweet- that is awesome you got a new blender so you can continue making awesome smoothies 🙂 Hope you had a great week Ellie!

  • Reply Megan May 20, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Oh man I love Parks and Rec. My second favourite show ever (Friends is number one.) I wish I could watch it again for the first time because it is just so great. I smiled today because my lovely neighbour dropped off some bananas for us.

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:17 am

      It is so funny!! And aw that was so sweet of them. That would make me smile too 🙂

  • Reply Kate May 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows ever. Almost every character is so lovable!
    I’m doing my bes to find tutorials on how to do self-hosted things and I’ve had decent luck so far! It’s all so confusing. Sometimes it makes me want to give up! But I’m hoping it will be worth it eventually!

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:17 am

      hahah it is hilarious. Best of luck with trying to figure everything out- it will work out eventually!

  • Reply Amanda @ Real Life Recovery Diary May 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Ah Parks and Rec is hilarious!! Love love love. And as far as good books go… I just finished Me Before You. YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It comes out next month as a movie and seriously the book was freaking amazing 😀

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Thank you for the recommendation!! I am going to look into it ASAP. And parks n rec is so so funny, I’m in love with it!

  • Reply P May 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I had kombucha for the first time when it was offered to me for free at a fancy vegan restaurant. It was soo fizzy and blueberry-flavored and amazing!! I don’t really drink anything other than water or coffee though so I never think about purchasing it!

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:16 am

      I def recommend buying it!! it is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it 🙂

  • Reply GiGi Eats May 21, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Avocados seriously pair amazingly well with EVERYTHING!!!!!! Everything I tell you! I cannot believe I ignored avocados for 26 years of my life!

    • Reply Alyssa May 21, 2016 at 4:15 am

      omg avos really are the best!! I love them so much 🙂

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