Friday Five

June 23, 2017 in About Me / Friday Favorites

Its’ Friday and I want to share five awesome things from my week with you lovely humans. Hope you all enjoyed your week thus far!

  1. Spending time with my friend Leah on Tuesday. 

This girl is just SO REAL and I love her. We got to the same college and I’m super blessed to have connected with a soul like hers. Down to earth and legit always there for me through good and bad. Thankful she lives close to me so I can see her during the summer!!

2. Doing yoga out by my pool on Wednesday morning. 

It was so hot and sunny out. Perfect to just flow outside. I grabbed my mat and put on some good tunes (follow me on spotify!! -> Alyssa Cristadoro) and just flowed. It was so nice to just be fully in touch with my body and do as it wanted. Yoga always helps me with that. Staying in touch with the mind-body connection and treating myself with endless compassion. After doing some yoga I jumped in the pool which felt awesome!

3. Finishing the book Shifting Bone by Alison Malee. 

Wow this book was just beautiful. I am loving poetry books like these with such powerful messages. Alison Malee is a freaking rockstar and a warrior. I highly recommend this book.


One of the poems from the book! 

4. Spending the day at the beach on Thursday.

My best friend and I took advantage of the hot weather and hit up the beach. The water was freezing but I still went in it once. Just loved being outside and chilling with her. Warm weather makes me the happiest person.


5. The movie The Shack 

I didn’t read this book but boy was the movie powerful. Literally had tears swelling up in my eyes watching it. The plot line, the characters, the message. SO good. 10/10 recommend.

Your turn! 

Beach or pool person? (I love both!) 

Have you read or seen The Shack? 

Happy Weekend friends! Enjoy it and soak it all in. XOXO <3

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  • Reply Claire B. June 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    That picture is giving me serious beach envy! We need to get out and find one around here. Beach or pool, doesn’t really matter to me. Just give me a sunny warm day and somewhere to dip my feet. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa June 25, 2017 at 2:22 am

      ah came to MA beaches. They are SO beautiful!!

  • Reply Stephanie June 24, 2017 at 12:30 am

    1)reading your blog posts and you tubes 2) beautiful weather 3)golfing 4) spending not one but two days with my daughter! 5)watching my garden produce vegetables!!!

    • Reply Alyssa June 25, 2017 at 2:24 am

      love u mom!! i’m going to miss u sm

  • Reply Melanie June 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Beach or pool? BEACH! I have not seen The Shack yet but I really want to! I’ve heard great things. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa June 25, 2017 at 2:24 am

      the shack is so good!! highly recommend. Have a wonderful weekend babe!!

  • Reply Emily June 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Shack. 🙂 My dad did a radio program on it, but I haven’t really had the desire to read it.

    I LOVE the beach so much; it’s so amazing seeing the vast ocean and the horizon and think that God made it all with just speaking it into being. I’m glad you got some sweet friend time. 🙂
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  • Reply Alyssa June 25, 2017 at 2:25 am

    The beach is so calming! I love it too Em. Beach days are my favortie

  • Reply kat June 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I’m so not a beach person, but I am totally a river rat!! I could spend all summer long by the river. We actually just took our pups to the river for the first time this weekend and they both loved it, which means we get to take them camping with us this summer! I’m pretty excited about it 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa June 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Oooh I love the river or lakes!! I would like to go camping soon too!

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar June 26, 2017 at 1:33 am

    I’ll do beach or pool, as long as I don’t actually have to get in the water. 😉 If you combined a beach with a pool, would it be a peach? 😛
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  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv June 28, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I think I read The Shack years ago! Love that swimsuit- you’re adorable! And I think I’m more of a beach girl on trips, but the pool is really fun for more of a regular basis type of thing.

    • Reply Alyssa June 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks love! I agree about pools being more of a chill type of thing

  • Reply Stephanie June 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Oh, you have all activities listed nicely. I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law June 29, 2017 at 8:25 am

    For me, definitely beach over pool – but I don’t really like swimming or being in any kind of water… well.. submerged in any kind of water… I love showers but just don’t like pools and the like 😛
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