Top 3 Friday 7/1/16

July 1, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and Happy Friday! And happy July and 4th of July weekend!! 🙂  Going to be sharing my top 3 fave things from this week. Linking up with Kate today for this post. Let’s get started!

Top 3 eats 

Cereal bowls! I love mixing together cereal and granola. This is Barbara’s Snackimal cereal, Love Grown O’s, granola, sliced banana, and almond milk! Had some kiwi on the side because kiwi=amazing.


I am so thankful Bliss nut butters sent some of their nut butter for me to try! Topped my egg white oats with their cinnamon chia seed nut butter which is SO good, banana, cinnamon, and hemp hearts! Made for the perfect breakfast.


Ignore the fact that it looks like I am EXTREMELY constipated in this photo but sometimes silly coffee selfies and laughin at yourself is the cure to everything. Anyways, I’ve been loving iced soy latte’s from Starbucks!! My wallet doesn’t love them but they are sooooo good.


Top 3 Highs

  1. Going to the North End Wednesday night with family +family that’s in from Florida! We went to an authentic Italian restaurant and took the boat into the city. It was good to spend time with cousins and catch up with everyone!
  2. Nature walk with my mama Thursday. Nature walks/hikes are seriously one of my favorite things! We walked the trails, had some great talks, and had a wonderful time together. It was so beautiful and any time I get to spend with my mom is time I am so grateful for.
  3. Dinner in Boston with a friend. On Thursday, I got dinner with my friend Jen who I haven’t seen in a bit. She is seriously SUCH a sweet girl with a big heart and beautiful soul. I loved catching up with her over a delicious Sweet Green salad and getting to see her!

Top 3 Lows 

  1. Stomach issues. TMI, but I’ve been experiencing a bit of diarrhea. I don’t know why but I know it will pass and it’s no biggy. I went off my Miralax (which I had been on for about 3 years) last month and have been adjusting fine with some papaya (great for digestion) and a digestive enzyme. Like anything else it’ll pass!
  2. Busy week ahead. I am working a lot next week and am not going to have time for a lot. I leave for a Yoga retreat on Friday which I have meaning to tell y’all about and I am SO excited for that. Until then, I am working everyday! Is this what it’s like to adult?!
  3. Time is moving so fast! Crazy that the month of June is already gone.

Top 3 Instagrams 

I posted this on my Instagram (blissful_lyss29) but this girl is one I admire so much! Her Instagram is sunshineandmiles, and she is so incredibly strong and a huge inspiration to me and so many others. I love how many amazing souls I get to connect with through Instagram and I am so thankful for that!


Another Instagram account that I love and always has the yummiest looking food pics! I want to check out this book too. Definitely looks like a good read and something I would like!



How delicious do these Starbucks drinks look?! I need to try them ASAP!



Top 3 reads

My issues with the “Fitspo” community

This is a must read. Seriously found myself nodding my head to all of this. Marina is such a beautiful soul <3

10 things better than a bikini body

Loved this post by Catherine! <3

Why food helped my recovery

Emily is so wise with her words. I really resonated with this post. So beautiful!

That’s it for this Friday’s top 3!

Now tell me

What are your weekend plans? (I’m working today, going to a party with family and friends tonight, working Saturday and Sunday and that’s all I know of so far!)

Any fun plans for the 4th of July? (I’m working a shift during the day, but I will probably be out for the night to celebrate which I am excited about!)

Have a wonderful Friday friends and an amazing weekend!!

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Lynne July 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Happy weekend Lyss 🙂 Hope you tummy sorts itself out soon.

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much Lynne <3

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It July 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Aw thank you so much for including my post Lyss, love you!! <3 I hope your tummy troubles go away, sending love. Ahhh I work A LOT too this week, someone's going on vacation. I'm off today, but I work Sat and Sun and I'm off on Monday. We're having a family 4th of July party here on Monday whoooooop!! Bring on da fooooods. Love you girly <3 xoxo

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Of course!! I loved it so much <3 Thank you so much too for your love and kind words! One of my co workers has the week off so I feel ya on that! I hope you have lots of fun at your fam party and enjoy yourself 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply kat July 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by. Pretty soon Im going to have to pull out my Christmas decor!
    I hope your tummy troubles get better. I get a lot of those as I am still trying to figure out my diet, and they are seriously not so fun!

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      IKR?! Seriously tho. Tummy issues are never fun- they are such a pain! I hope yours go away too!

  • Reply Kate July 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Nature hikes are the best! I want to plan one for myself soon! All of your top 3 highs sounds amazing. I’m glad you had a good week.
    As someone with IBS-C, I am impressed to here the enzymes are helping better than the miralax did. That is wild. I think I’m going to give them a try.
    Also, I love iced soy lattes too. They are SO good. It’s now my Starbuck’s go to order.

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Yes you should! They are so peaceful. For me, I didn’t want to have to rely on miralax for the rest of my life which is why I went off of it. I was taking a cap a day and I wanted my body to learn to work itself out, which is why I switched over to something else. 🙂

  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life July 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I can’t wait to hear more about the yoga retreat–that sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend, Alyssa! 🙂

    I’m actually going to be in Canada for the 4th of July (and I’m still in the US for Canada Day, which is today… haha, oops)! So I won’t really be celebrating. 😛

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      I hope you have a wonderful time in Canada Claire! I can’t wait for the retreat- I will definitely be sharing it on the blog! xoxo

  • Reply Emily July 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I hope your tummy troubles do get better friend. 🙂 And I’m glad you get to try Bliss Nut Butters on top of your epic bowls of oatmeal. Those Starbucks drinks are SO COLORFUL! And thank you precious friend for sharing my post. :)) <3 ya. Hope you have an amazing weekend. Happy 4th!

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      I love the bliss nut butters!! And of course Emily. Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe July 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I’m sorry you are having tummy issues! I love a probiotic called Culturelle. If you continue to have issues, you might consider it! Have a beautiful and fantastical weekend!

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I will have to look into that probiotic! Thank you for the recommendation Susie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law July 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Those starbucks drinks look so fun!

    I hope your tummy troubles are a distant memory very very soon! GI issues are no fun! 🙁

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Right?! So colorful! Thank you so much Kristy for your kind words!!

  • Reply Ellie July 2, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Wow those Starbucks drinks look amazing! I wonder what is in them. This weekend I have Saturday off so I’m planning to go to Strong Hearts Café (the sponsor of my racing team) and EAT SOME FOOD, and then go to the Syracuse Mall for some sales 🙂
    Happy 4th of July!

    • Reply Alyssa July 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      That sounds like so much fun Ellie!! I hope you have a great Holiday Weekend!

  • Reply Ruth July 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one to love cereal + granola combo <3 Gotta have the crunchy part. And walks with Mom are always the best!

    • Reply Alyssa July 13, 2016 at 4:43 am

      It’s the best!!

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