Guys, it has turned out to be difficult eating healthy during the summer months. So many fun things to do, see, eat, drink. We really have been enjoying this super busy time! However, just as I said in my blog post and youtube video about how to start eating healthy and why, I am feeling less than awesome physically and mentally. It's so crazy how nutrition can effect your WHOLE life. I'm excited to slowly start fueling my body with these good foods again but I will by no means feel guilt if I indulge in my favorite Taco Joint chips, salsa and taco or a delicious brewski (beer, lol). So come shopping with us in this silly vlog!
I started this beautiful Sunday off at 8am because I was scheduled to sing on the worship team at church. It was sooooo good. I really want to sing more often - it used to be an absolute daily thing for me! After that, we ran home and I changed into my trusty, DIY'd cut-off jean shorts and threw a button down around my waist. We gave Marble plenty of kisses and rushed off to grab lunch at Rusty Taco. Sooo yum. We were in need of groceries and so we popped over to a very, super busy Central Market to load up on the goods. We are kinda obsessed with Central Market – it’s a happy place for us, haha.
We then cruised home and unloaded all our goodies – see some below! Oh, and Daniel surprised me with a HUGE bag of something I love…watch the video to find out;) So sneaky, Alyssa!
I had trouble with my computer and lost an entire video project and so I convinced (like he ever needs convincing!) Daniel to walk over and grab a drink before dinner. He complied with a huge grin.
I hope you guys like these vlogs! They are seriously my favorite to watch and I love capturing edited memories of our days together. I am excited to look back on these one day and even show our future kiddos!
A few food items from the video...
The amount of love I have for this lil' DIY is ~out of bounds~ (my husband might hate me for that quote). Honestly, this DIY idea came from a ruined thrifted men's shirt because I washed it with colors and the collar and sleeve cuffs were WHITE. Oops. But this is my journey, I make mistakes and then I ~fix~ them with creativity (ha) and then I am left with the coolest top that I get soooo many compliments on. I'm the laziest person when it comes to creating things, DIY-ing things, throwing things together... I just don't feel like things should take a lot of time and money, unless it's something you love. That's why this DIY is a little choppy, but in the coolest way. Check out the video so you can wear a cool top just like this one! AND GUYS, this project only costs $0-3 (depending on the price you get for your thrifted men's shirt or if you just steal one from your pops or man!). I styled this cool top two different ways but I am dreaming up of all the other ways it can be worn! Check out below how I styled this top and check out the video below for the video tutorial! PS: You need this versatile piece in your life. "Just do it" - Nike
This top is so easy and breezy - I was glad that the fabric of this thrift store men's shirt was nice and light. Make sure you like the texture and size of the shirt you pick up for this project!
For this second look, I decided to mix it up and grabbed a silk scarf (from the thrift store!) on the way out. I loved adding this around my waist and making this crop top look a little more appropriate. I LOVED how this turned out! It covered up my belly but also just emphasized my waist, added a pop to this cool look and gave the back of the shirt a ruffled, cool effect.
GUYS. We are back from Mexico (and technically Conroe too because we spent a weekend with my fam in my hometown). I'm feeling so refreshed and #blessed to be back in Dallas with my fur baby, Marble. Getting to spend a weekend with both Daniel and Marble in my hometown with my family was the icing on the "relaxation station" cake. I really missed them. I definitely need to make more time to drive the 3+ hours to see them.
ANYWAY - this vlog is silly, random and totally us. We made burgers at home (all with super healthy ingredients!) and made a lil' trip for one of Daniel's favorite "go-to" beers. Goals, right?
I'll be editing and uploading what photos we have from our Cancun vacation. We were pretty absorbed in relaxing and mentally just chilling so I kinda failed at getting video footage and tons of quality photos. But I shall share what I have, none the less!
Have you been to Cancun? We really wished we had explored more and will definitely be back!
It has been five whole months (I just checked my planner) since we have moved into our new place and I am JUST now sharing our living room tour with you!? Procrastinator orrrrrr busy bee who couldn’t decide where to put what in the room we hang out the most in? The answer is the latter. It took a while to collect and curate a few extra pieces to make our living room “complete”. Sure, there are things I’d love to upgrade and add (hello, new coffee table please and possibly some beautiful, wispy curtains) but I do really love the way our living room looks right now. It feels like our home. I love seeing all my favorite items on the walls and on the tables. I love that our imperfect couch was a $30 DIY reupholster job that took us 3 months to execute (lol, that was procrastination fa sho). I love that our entertainment center isn’t the perfect piece but it was free and does its job. I love that Daniel’s old practice guitar hangs above his new (and well loved) guitar + amp (which he plays very often). I loved getting to stretch my little creative muscles when plotting and planning where to put the dining room art around the $20 vintage flea market mirror. I love that this place tells our story. It’s not everyone’s style but it’s ours and this is where we live, laugh at Bob’s Burgers, drink tequila sodas and play with Marble.
So with that, I hope you enjoy this apartment tour video of our living room + dining room! We aren’t perfect people and I’m not declaring myself as an interior decorating connoisseur, but we are proud of this place we call home. I believe everyone can achieve their personal style (in fashion and home!) with budget and thrift shopping. Tbh, it’s my favorite thing to do anyway!
I found this gal from scrolling through the #acolorstory (ps, that's my favorite photo editing app!) and I have zero regrets for giving her a follow. I was so drawn to the retro style images she has in her feed and the coloring / editing on each of them. On top of that coolness, she slings vintage goods in San Diego, CA! How cool is she?! I was even introduced to a really cool song on her stories and I checked it out and am now obsessed. #fangirl She has v cool taste. All around, 10 out of 10 would recommend you give her a follow.
Thing: Puffy Knotted UO Slides
Guys, this shoe is my 2017 summer spirit animal and I am loving this journey for me. AND THEY ARE ON SALE FOR $9.99 RIGHT NOW, OKAY. Run, don't walk - to get these beauties.
DIY: Beaded Bracelet
You'd be shocked (or maybe not, I dunno your life) to know how many people have asked me about this bracelet and how many people are asking me to make them one! Back story - I posted this pic on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Now that we're all caught up, it was seriously the easiest, quickest jewelry DIY evah! We all recognize this nostalgic, multi-color and block letter beaded camp bracelet. After a trip to the craft store, I had the best motto around: "DO YOU BOO" ~ resting on my wrist. Now taking bracelet requests.
Listen: Hi Hello, It's Us Podcast
Hi, hello, it's them and they're hilarious. Okay, confession - I don't know these gals personally but we did go to the same college and have mutual friends (I think?!). I found their podcast via Instagram because I had been following one of the gals at the time and let me just say - it makes me laugh out loud on the reg. If you want to sit in on to two bffs laughing at all their crazy stories and quips, then this podcast is for you.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.