Friday Favorites 4/1/16

April 1, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and happy Friday! Hope you all had a good week-the weekend is finally here!

Linking up with Heather this week to share some of my favorite things lately!



Exchange by Bryson Tiller

Kiss with a fist by Florence + the Machine

I’m not calling you a liar by Florence + the Machine



These oat bars and cottage cheese! Loveee these bars and definitely recommend.


Vegan bar at my school! Rice+chick pea salad+veggies+pita bread+hummus… sooooo yummy!




“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of people who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” -Absolutely loveeee this quote too. 


Amen to this! 

New headband… and selfies! (bought this headband from whole foods hehe)


Warm weather

Thursday was SO nice outside. High 60’s, sunny… honestly brightened my mood SO much. Cannot wait for more of this spring weather!


Every Tuesday for my abnormal psychology class, I volunteer at the Veteran hospital in the spinal cord injury department. Hearing their stories and being able to help them is so rewarding. Whether it’s just with board games or playing bocci (which they love there), I honestly look forward to it every week. Helping people truly does put the biggest smile on my face.

Working out in the mornings

I love starting my day with a workout and doing what makes my body feel GOOD during that workout. Starting my day with a nice sweat-sesh makes me feel so energized throughout the day!

Great Friends 


Jimmy is a friend I am just SO blessed to have in my life. He is there for me through thick and thin and listens to me vent/is willing to have deep talks with me. Seriously a ray of sunshine in my day and a true gem to this earth, I love him so dearly!! 


Meg, Katie (my roomie), Shannon… incredibly thankful for them and all the support and love they give me!! College really did bring some amazing people in life. <3

Now tell me: 

What was the weather like where you are this week? 

Do you enjoy volunteering? 

Hope you all have a great Friday!

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Megan April 1, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Love your headband. Can we please make headbands cool again? I loved them so much when I was younger but nobody wears them anymore.

    • Reply Alyssa April 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Megan! I have been loving headbands like this lately! So cute. Hope you are doing well!!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It April 1, 2016 at 11:56 am

    The weather is getting warmer here too, yay!! πŸ™‚ Only I wish I could just be on a beach now…I hope you have an amazing weekend lovely! <3 Your friends seem like so much fun, I'm glad you have such an awesome group of bffs in your life!!

    • Reply Alyssa April 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      I loveee this weather. I wish I could be on a beach too though!! Hope you have a great weekend love! xoxo

  • Reply Lynne April 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Lyss, you know I enjoy your blog so much…so….I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. I would love it if you accepted. Please stop by at my blog and check out the details, when you have time (I know you are busy with studies and everything)
    Have an awesome weekend. x

    • Reply Alyssa April 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Aw Lynne thank you SO much wow, this means so much to me!! Hope you have an amazing weekend πŸ™‚

  • Reply Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me April 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    That headband is adorable! But then again, anything on your cute head is bound to look superb. Have a wonderful weekend, Lyss!

    • Reply Alyssa April 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      Aw Julia you are so sweet- thank you girl!! Hope all is well!

  • Reply sarah April 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I really like Florence and The Machine, they are so unique! I didn’t know you volunteered at the hospital, I used to a few years ago and absolutely adored it. Interacting with the patients and feeling like you were making a difference was the best feeling. Have a great weekend gorgeous girl!

    • Reply Alyssa April 1, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      They are so unique. I think I am seeing them in concert hopefully!! Love them so much. Volunteering at the hospital is so rewarding. I love it! Have a great weekend too babe <3

  • Reply Ellie April 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    The weather was amazing on Thursday! I cannot argue with 60s even with the wind. Today was rainy and the weekend leaves much to be desired, but I am in Spring mode so nothing can stop my shine πŸ˜› I really only like one volunteering experience I did growing up. I did it all throughout middle and high school and would still do it if I lived in my hometown. I read to children a couple times a week at my library. I seriously loved seeing kids get wild about reading. I have found my solace in books so sharing a passion of mine was the greatest experience ever!

    • Reply Alyssa April 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Aw that volunteering experience sounds great and so rewarding! I love working with kids- they really do bring a huge smile to your face! Have a great weekend girly <3

  • Reply Jillian April 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Ya just so cute! Love you babe xo

  • Reply Catherine @ foodiecology April 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Love that headband!
    That plate from the vegan bar (even though I eat meat, I wish my college had had more veg options when I was there) looks delicious, and I so wish I could comvince myself to workout in the AM.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Reply Alyssa April 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      It was so good. My dining hall can be a hit or miss haha but the nights they have good options like that make me happy for sure. Hope you have a great weekend as well Catherine!

  • Reply Edye April 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I love that headband, too cute!! The weather has been in the 40’s where I live with crazy winds. Hopefully the sun will come out soon πŸ™‚


    • Reply Alyssa April 2, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you Edye! Hoping you have some sunshine too! Have a wonderful weekend <3

  • Reply Kate April 4, 2016 at 1:27 am

    That is a really fun volunteer experience! I think “hanging out” with people can be the most rewarding. I miss volunteering like I did in undergrad. It was my hobby! I hope to get back into it this summer.

    • Reply Alyssa April 4, 2016 at 2:10 am

      Exactly! I hope you do get back into it this summer. Such a rewarding experience for sure

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet April 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    So glad I stumbled onto your recommendation of the Bob’s Oat bars cause I was this close to buying one the other day, but wasn’t sure if I’d like. Next time I’ll grab it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Alyssa April 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      They are DELISH! I bet you would love ’em. πŸ™‚

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