Adding ribbon to your Christmas Tree is the perfect way to dress up your tree for a chic and high-end look. There is an easy trick on exactly how to place the ribbon so that it appears as if it is coming from within the tree. Watch below for the quick secret on how to put ribbon in your Christmas Tree to make a statement this holiday season!Read More
I cannot believe another Day of Days has come and gone! Time is flying! This year, the beloved Soap Opera celebrated its 53rd Anniversary in style with a big bash at Universal CityWalk.
At around 8:00a on Saturday, November 10th, Bryon our videographer arrived at our place in Pasadena along with Nansi. The awesome duo was set to capture and shoot a vlog episode for us to show behind the scenes of the celebration.Read More
For any new friends to the blog, my fiancé Freddie has been on the long-time running soap opera, Days of Our Lives for seven years now - It feels just like yesterday that he booked the job!
The show itself is celebrating its 53rd Anniversary this upcoming Thursday! In honor of this milestone event, the production will be throwing its annual Day of Days Bash in Universal City on Saturday, November 10th.Read More
This past Friday, I flew into New Jersey as my sister is due to give birth this month! Although she measures early, her official due date is October 31st (my favorite holiday- Halloween!) On Saturday afternoon, I was reminiscing with my parents, and we couldn’t believe how long it had been since we all carved pumpkins together! If you saw last year’s Halloween Vlog with Freddie, I am ALL about the holiday spirit! Carving pumpkins, scary movies, candy corn, you name it - I am there!Read More
This past weekend, I connected with a long-time girlfriend of mine. We caught up, made sure all was well in the world with one another, and then we got real af. We started discussing the future and had an insanely transparent convo with one another.Read More
How is it already October 8th!?
Yesterday, I did a post on social media that ended up being a bit of a microblog, if you will. It was The Four Year Anniversary of a very intense car accident I was in. The collision left me in the hospital for three months, re-learning to walk and undergoing 12 surgeries.
The post looked something like this:Read More
A few months ago, I was editing some photos in Lightroom when a notification went off on my desktop. The alert New Message popped up. I clicked on it and was greeted with a lovely note from an old acquaintance of mine, the fabulous and bright Vivian Kwarm. It read:Read More
Allow me to introduce you to Kenneth Taylor: WWII Veteran, Successful Entrepreneur and the absolute BEST Gramps in the entire world. He is kind and loving with a huge heart, sharp as a tack and will make you laugh all day long!Read More
When I was in 8th grade, I remember sitting in English Class and my teacher, Mrs. Pomerantz, told the class that she would be guiding us in a visualization exercise. She instructed us to close our eyes and envision it was our wedding day. She painted a beautiful picture which made us all feel as if we were right there. She continued on and had us visualize, in detail, our wedding dress as we walked down the aisle. At the end of the exercise, she had us greet our significant other and then we were to open our eyes. The class began to roar into discussion as she asked us different questions: “What did your dress look like?” Or “Were you able to envision your future husband or wife?”Read More
This past weekend, Freddie and I were out for a walk when we started discussing different hobbies and interests that we had. Freddie mentioned something he had recently heard, and I fell in love with it! I knew immediately that I wanted to share this on the blog because it really resonated with me.Read More
After being on hiatus for a few weeks, Freddie and I went live yesterday on our Facebook Page to shoot a new episode of The Freddie & Alyssa Show. We adore going live for the Q&A portion and let me just say, Y'all brought the questions! The official podcast will be up tomorrow but if you love consuming content through reading as I do then allow me to give you a recap of some of my favorite moments…Read More
On this day, August 20th, 34 years ago, my mom was giving birth to my older sister, Brianne, au naturale with no epidural (BLESS HER HEART.) Three years later, I was born and a lifelong sisterhood was formed.Read More
I'll never forget one early morning in March when I woke up to numerous missed calls and text messages from my sister and mom. The first thought in my head was, "Oh my gosh, is everything okay?" - And then I had this feeling take over me. It started as butterflies in my stomach and transitioned into a still calmness that traveled like lightning from my head to my toes. It was a gut feeling and I knew exactly what my sister was about to tell me; she was pregnant!Read More
On June 1st, 2017, at 4:08p Freddie, myself along with our friends, Mike & Ariane, landed at LAX after 24 hours of traveling from Koh Samui, Thailand back to the States. It was quite the journey but I was ecstatic to be back as a project I was producing was going into production on June 3rd. We had four days to shoot 17 pages - piece of cake, right? LOL.Read More
On July 30th, 1987 at 12:00p in Scottsdale, Arizona, yours truly came into this world at 8lbs and 10.5 oz (big baby, I know!) In the past 31 years, I have had magnificent moments, tragic moments, friends to last a lifetime, friends to last a season. Businesses boom, businesses standstill, I’ve traveled to places I never could’ve dreamed & fought to get my life back after a car accident in 2014 that left me unable to walk, in the hospital for months undergoing 11 surgeries.Read More
July 21st, 2018. The BEST day of my life to date.
Let's rewind, shall we? Earlier this month, Freddie and I visited Ohio to visit his family. While we were on this trip, I remember finishing up a shoot for Dunkin' Donuts and coming inside to look through the images. As we all sat down in the living room, I started scrolling through the photos when a notification on my phone went off. I opened up my e-mail and saw a message from Beau Beasley regarding "YoungArts Foundation Photoshoot."Read More
Whether you are meeting a new acquaintance, getting interviewed, taking a meeting, going on a first date, or meeting the parents, it doesn't matter the situation; you only have one shot to make a first impression.Read More
If you've been following Freddie’s and my journey, you probably know that we aren't *technically* engaged just yet. Yes, we went ring shopping together but the proposal reveal is something that will be happening in the very near future! I am so dang curious how he is going to do it. We tell each other everything and this has been killing us! Lol - However, when we were visiting his hometown this past week, his parents introduced me to everyone as his fiancé and I just adored the way it sounded so here I am, titling my blog with fiancé instead of boyfriend! Yolo.Read More
When I was 14, I remember watching Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon and absolutely adoring it. However, it was a specific quote in that movie that my girlfriends and I used to always recite, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don’t!” Oh Elle Woods, how I love you so.Read More
Last week, I blogged about our magical trip to Happy Jewelers & what it was like ring shopping. I am so excited to share that the actual vlog is live! Take a sneak peek of our special trip below!Read More