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5 TIPS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER

Sometimes the smallest changes in your life can make ALL the difference. With our ever busy schedules and lifestyles, easy to implement tips can be wildly helpful. I’ve collected 5 tips that have made my life a heck of a lot easier! I present to you:

5 RANDOM, YET LIFE CHANGING TIPS

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THE BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES OF ALL TIME

REAL TALK: Reflecting on past years of celebrating Valentine’s Day, no matter my relationship status, one thing always remains the same: my favorite way to celebrate this holiday is with ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Sometimes going out can be stressful. Restaurants are packed, the menus are all preset and the setting can feel very contrived. While I do love celebrating love, sometimes there is no better Valentine’s Day than a date at home with your loved one, favorite rom-com, home cooked meal & delicious wine. #yesplease

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THE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I feel so many of us never know what to get the lovely ladies in our lives (whether that be our significant other, daughter, mom or even a Galentine!) What is something she would adore? What is something she would benefit from using? How do I find something timeless that she will truly appreciate? No worries, my sweet friends, I gotchu covered.

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10 WORKOUT SONGS FOR YOUR 2019 PLAYLIST

It is no surprise that I am obsessed with ALL things music. Whether I am writing, cleaning, working out, relaxing, driving, editing or working at a coffee shop, you better believe I have different playlists for each occasion. I have an eclectic taste in general but when it comes to my workout playlist - I am really picky!

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HOW TO MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR

Picture this:

It’s the second week of January 2019. Your Facebook News Feed seamlessly transitions from ‘New Year, New Me’ posts to entertaining af ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You?’ challenge posts. 

The crowd at the gym is becoming less packed and everyone is slowly sliding back into their usual patterns & lifestyles.

Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.

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DAY OF DAYS RECAP

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.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES TAKEOVER WEEK

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.

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TRAVEL DIARY: COLTS NECK, NJ: PUMPKIN PATCH ADVENTURES

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!

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LOST YOUR SPARKLE? 5 WAYS TO GET IT BACK

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:

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ADVENTURE DIARY: WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING AT KINSLEY JAMES

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?”

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THREE HOBBIES EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE

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.

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LIFE UPDATE: WEDDING, NEW BOOK, THOUGHTS ON THERAPY & 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…

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ADVENTURE DIARY: BABY SHOWER BASH IN RED BANK, NJ

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!

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