Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time goes by

So, why not have a pretty WATCH to make watching the time go by more lovely?
This watch belonged to a family friend and she gave it to my Momma.  Mom never
wore it and soon the battery died.  I have always loved it and I watched it sit in my
mom's room all past couple of years.  So the other day, I went and got a new battery
put in it and a couple of the links removed and Voila, I am in Love.

Time goes by...
XO, Lyssa

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Daily Outfits and Rambles

Today was a pretty good day.  I have been having lots of good days lately actually.  Let's see, where shall I start.  Maybe with work.  I worked last Thursday night from 3-9 and then on Saturday from 10-5.  I am so fortunate to have a secure employment while going to school.  I have seen a lot of friends struggle with not having a job though out High School and University.  I am glad that I had a job going through High School.  It really helped me to have money to do the things I wanted to do, gain a work ethic and be able to prioritize my time.  I loved working during the summer when it was busier, but the slowing down has been a nice change as well.  I can get some school work done while I am at work sometimes so its a pretty good thing.

Let's talk about Haig shall we.  He is the man, He is my man.  We had the most wonderful telephone conversation last night and things have just been so good.  Not meaning to like tell everyone our current state of relationship, because I am sure some of you don't really care all that much.  But I just wanted to express how grateful I am for good days in relationships.  You and I both know that things are not always gonna go well with you and a loved one, but it is just GREAT when it does!  Haig and I have begun the countdown to thanksgiving, 12 Days.

Things with school are well.  I am starting to notice a lot of the differences between High School and University now.  I am also starting to realize the struggle of being an Arts student.  I do not get a whole lot of assignments nor have I had any major papers or tests yet.  I basically have to create my own work, my own things to study and hope for the best.  I have to do my readings and stay on track with the Prof's notes, as well as the textbook and my own thoughts on the subjects.  It is a little overwhelming, but it is exciting too.  I am some interesting things in some of my courses and I cannot wait to learn more.  I am really happy with the fact that I am at home.  I have my own little space in my room to study and get things done.  I have every little thing an office would have, I am like my own personal secretary!

Fashion has been on my mind lately.  I am really starting to wish I could make my own clothes.  I have had so many little fashion inspirations lately its blowing my mind.  Casey and I have decided that we will go to Community School in the winter season and take sewing.  We will most likely be the youngest in our class, and we will probably be some of the youngest in the Community School, but no worries.   It is for people to go and learn and have fun, which I know we will do.  She is a gem that girl, so happy to have her around :)

Last but not least- Sunday.  I love this day.  The Lord's day of rest.  When I can just spend the afternoon soaking up the sun outside in a long flowy dress and chat away with my boyfriend.  It is the best.  How did you spend your Sunday?
XO, Lyssa

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Blog Birthday

I have been blogging for one year!

To Celebrate my blog's first birthday, I am posting some ABC's!  Some babies would know their ABC's by the time they are one right? Maybe.. Maybe not? Oh well!

Age:  19 and almost a half
Bed size:  futon, so double?  I really do love my futon though.  It will be strange when I get a real bed, but so glorious, because it will be a Queen Size.
Chore you hate:   All of them.  No just kidding.  I do not really like doing dishes but I also kind of dread laundry day.  I guess it just depends on my mood.  Dishes are the best when you blare your music while doing them!
Dogs:  Nala, grand old thing.  She is a precious gem.
Essential start of your day:  Texting my amazing boyfriend.  He usually texts me the sweetest things in the morning.  This morning was "I really need you today".
Favorite color:  Pink.  Hands down.  It brings out my ultimate girlyness
Gold or silver:  I love Silver, but Gold is timeless and classic.
Height:  4 Feet 11 Inches
Instruments I play (or have played):  Played Clarinet throughout Junior High and High School.  One of my greatest ambitions is to learn to play the piano.
Job title:   Sales Associate employed at Reebok/Rockport on the North River Causeway.  I sell you someee sneakers.  I lead an exciting life people.
Kids:   Are awesome.  I met a new baby in my church today, and it made me want kids so bad!
Live:  in Winsloe, Prince Edward Island.  Born and raised.
Mom's name: Karen.  Or also known as, K-Dawg
Nickname: Lyss, Lyssa, Little Miss, Tretsy
Overnight hospital stays: Perhaps when I was a baby? But I am not 100% sure.
Pet peeve:   Oh man, this should be a blog post of itself.  Working in retail, I have developed the most strangest pet peeves ever.  This one is by far my biggest though... When people still have their debit card in the little paper envelopes.  It is called a wallet people! And I know you have one, because you just took your debit card in its stupid piece of paper out of it!
Quote from a movie:  "Keep moving Forward" - Meet the Robinsons
Right or left handed:  Righty Right
Siblings:  Bryan, 20, has no life.  Kayla, 16, strange little girl.
Time you wake up:  7:30
Underwear:  Currently?  Alright I Suppose... Bright Purple!  And speaking of underwear, new underwear is awesome and I will be buying some with my upcoming GST Cheque! Yeah Yeah!
Vegetables you dislike:  Have not tried one that I do not like.
What makes you run late:   Estimating that if I leave later, I will just drive faster.  Which usually does not happen because I am a good citizen and obey the rules of the road.
X-rays you've had done: Teeth and my hand.
Yummy food you make:   Cheesecake, bacon, grilled sandwiches and smoothies!
Zoo animal: Giraffes are the bomb.

I love you all, thank you for staying faithful to my lovely blog.  Keep Reading, Keep loving and Keep enjoying it :)  Because I enjoy doing it!
XO, Lyssa

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today I pondered my weekend a lot.  I wrote a letter to Amanda to send a long with her care package I am sending her.  I told her about listening to Sister Allred three times over the weekend.  First on Friday night, second on Saturday and then surprisingly on Sunday as well in Haig's family ward.  It was such an amazing experience to listen to her and hear her counsel.  She is truly a woman who is called of God to serve the church in the Relief Society Presidency.  At the end of the Women's Conference on Saturday, they gave us all wood plaques that have a quote that she has once said;

"The true measure of our life is not how much we get,
but how much we give"

I got to give her a hug and she also gave me a kiss on the cheek.  She was about the same height as me and she was just super sweet!  Momma and I also got the chance to go to the temple and do some confirmations. I loved being in the temple with her, she is so awesome. 

My weekend was also really good because I got to spend time with Haig and his family.  Haig was still a little sore from getting his wisdom teeth out last week, so we just relaxed most of the weekend.  Friday night, we watched Cars and Saturday night we watched Catch me if you can.  Saturday morning and evening, Haig taught me how to long board a little bit.  And I LOVE it.  It is fun but I really hope I can get better at it.  I know I will love it more if I do, and I know Haig doesn't mind me loving it either.  He is such a cutie and I was so proud of him being such a trouper this weekend while he wasn't feeling good.  I simply love him, in more ways than one.  

This week is pretty swell.  I am getting lots of school work done and I work a bit on the weekend.  Tonight Scott and I hung out and we bought the shirt that he will put a design on.  I am really excited.  We picked a design tonight and I can't wait to see the outcome.  Scott is really good at what he does with graphic design, he's hardcore like that.

Today I didn't feel too well in the afternoon, but I think I am feeling better now and I am going to go to bed now. Goodnight :)
XO, Lyssa

Gleeking out

I loved every minute of it.  And I am sure you all loved everything about this blog post.  Especially Darren Criss's beautiful voice.
XO, Lyssa

Monday, September 19, 2011

More to Come..

This weekend was fantastic, minus the part where Haig's mouth hurt most of it, but still a fantastic weekend.  That is all I have to pretty much say for it now, seeing as I only have a few minutes to say it.  I am not in the mood to be cheery and blog about my weekend right now, so I won't.  On another topic, I am not sure about this blogging anymore.  I love it, but seriously, who is out there?  Do you readers still love me? Show me some love.  I love blogging, but I would also love if people read it.  There are other ways I can journal and get more benefit out of it, so I could be looking into that option.  Let me know what you all think, if there are any of you out there...
XO, Lyssa

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

You Fill me with Sunshine

So, I love Pinterest and Tumblr.  I just do not have a whole lot of time to make an account or manage one, so instead I just save pictures into files on my computer.  Lately, I have just been putting them into My Pictures, being too lazy to put them in folders that they would go in.  So, here is my own little post of Pinterest and tumblrs for this month!

XO, Lyssa

A little something for everyone

So, are you happy? 
XO, Lyssa

I do not do much lately

The title of this post is pretty much all of I have to say.  This past weekend I didn't do too much, but it was nice. School is not too exciting yet, but I like it so that's all that counts.  I have had all my classes as of last night.  I will spend the next 8 months going to Sociology on Monday nights from 6-9.  Its not like I had much going on on Monday nights though, so it is all good.   I am also still so grateful for not having Friday classes.  No idea how I managed that.  This weekend I am going to Halifax.  Sister Silvia H. Allred, First counselor in the Relief Society Presidency will be in Halifax to address the YSA Friday night and the Relief Society on Saturday.  It is an amazing opportunity and I am so glad I get to take part in it.  And my lover boy gets his wisdom teeth out tomorrow, so I will be there on the weekend as well to hopefully make him feel better.
For now, off to French and University 103!
Happy Tuesday
XO, Lyssa

Friday, September 9, 2011


So here I am blogworld;

A University Student.  Take two.  It has been a year since I did this the first time, and I am glad it did not work out that time.  You wanna know why?  Because I am so much more relaxed this time about everything. I am not stressing (yet...), I have lots of great friends, and all of my Profs seem really great.  I am in a smaller classes than Dalhousie, I know a lot more people and I get to come home to my family everyday.
This is how it was meant to be for me.
XO, Lyssa

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Splurge List

Since I have started working at Reebok, Ellen Jan Theuerkauf has set a bad example on me.  JUST KIDDING, Love you Ellen.  But seriously, our spending habits make us like the same person.  We love to Splurge.  This splurging, with myself going to school and Ellen trying to save money for school, helped us to create
  The Splurge List

We keep this little card in our wallets to help us whenever we pull that debit card out.  Although we said you cannot change your splurge item, I have tweeked mine already a little.  I will probably not be buying a backpack from West 49 (Haig's discount would be great, but I have my eye on a few here in Charlottetown), and I will most likely not buy a North Face Jacket (I can get a better Jacket for the same price or cheaper).  So, if you are trying to save some money, make a list for yourself, hopefully it will help Ellena and myself.
XO, Lyssa

Mission Calls

Two of my best guy friends got their mission calls!

Jared (above) and David (to the sideeee) are two very awesome guys.  To top off their awesomeness, they are going to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!  I am so proud of them.  Over the past year or so, Jared has become my so called 'big brother' and David my so called 'little brother'.
I love these guys, I'm so happy to have them in my life.  I am excited for them to go serve missions.  And so weirdly enough, two my my best guy friends, from the same province, receiving their mission calls on the same day... are both going to Colorado! I guess it was a pretty funny surprise for them to find out they will be pretty close, I am sure they won't see each other that often, but still pretty funny.  I will miss them quite a lot!

Yay! for Jared and David :)
XO, Lyssa

Sunday, September 4, 2011

You said goodbye, I say Hello

HELLO HELLO, don't know why you say goodbye, I say Hello.

As I took a drive up west of PEI today with my family to visit my grammie, summer being over was the number one thing on my mind.  Summer is over, no more long day shifts with my awesome co-workers, no more late nights with my friends, no more swimming at the beach, no more tanning, no more eating ice cream for breakfast (yeah, I did that a lot).  But, Summer--- this is not goodbye.  We will meet again.  I dressed up simply for you today, put on my brightest outfit for church and left the house with a smile on my face.  Tell your sister Fall to treat me well, would yah?

XO, Lyssa

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall Sweater Love

I do not really have a wishlist for new fashions this fall.  This is because my Splurge list is now in play (details on this coming soon).  But, if there is one thing that I am hungry to have in my closet, it is sweaters and cardigans.  I was never really much of a sweater kind of girl.  I like t-shirts, but when cardigans started to become popular, I started to fall in love.  This season I am really in the mood to find some fun coloured, cool patterened sweaters and cardigans {some in my price range would be nice too}.




Old Navy

Hmmm, they just make my heart happy.  Pay check, please come faster.

XO, Lyssa