Monday, January 30, 2012


14 Photos of one of my favorite people (she is considered a person to me) in the whole entire world.

we love you.
XO, Lyssa

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I am not really sure why I have an account on Pinterest when I don't actually pin the pictures that I like, I just continue to save them on to my computer.  I will kick myself someday for not pinning them when my computer crashes *knock on wood.  Here are some of my pins as of lately :)

that big blue glass heart... yeah I've seen it.  And that tiedye hair is totally rad but I would probably never be daring enough to do it.   and can you tell that I have puppy craze?  that Australian Labradoodle is too precious.

Monday, January 23, 2012

And so it begins...

This week commences the beginning of chaos.  But not really.
Being an art student, I don't have to deal with crazy labs and lots of assignments.  I mostly just have quizzes, tests, some midterms and some writing assignments.  I have been in school for two and a half weeks now and I have my first midterm this Thursday.  Seems a little soon huh?  This is my first big thing for the semester and every week after this I have a test or an assignment due and sometimes more than one.  Although I get a lot of anxiety about things being due and tests to write, I am really excited because I feel like the past two and a half weeks have been really laid back for me.  I am excited to finally get going with the semester.  I will not lie though, Winter break is a month from today and I am stoked.  I am also taking my own winter hiatus in two weeks to see the Pinsents!  So I am pretty pumped about that too.
Today, Life is good.  But I still don't like you Mondays, you suck.
XO, Lyssa

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hey Guess What

Yesterday, I went snowboarding for the first time.  I wasnt very good and I my body is hating me for it today, but it was a lot of fun!

Oh and..
I am Mormon!

Making this made me so happy, hope you enjoy it! And for any of you members out there, to make a profile takes like 10 minutes and its lots of fun so get on it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blessings and Opportunities

 Today I would like to talk about two things,

1) Blessings
2) Opportunities

Blessings are everywhere and we don't even realize it.  I think of the Primary song, Count your blessings-- name them one by one.  This does not always work for me.  I really have to open my eyes and see the blessings all around me.  Take right now for instance.
I am sitting at home at the kitchen table. I have a home .
I have a nice cup of hot chocolate and the furnace is on make my house cozy and warm. I am well off .
My sister has the day off school so I get to hang out with her this afternoon.  My family is forever .
I get to go visit teach wonderful sisters tonight.  I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ .
I have some school books beside me.  Education is amazing .
My day was made yesterday by seeing a friendly face before leaving school.  I am loved.
Blessings keep me going.  I am honestly so blessed to have these things in my life.  I don't know where or what I would be doing without them.

Opportunities  are what arise when we have blessings in our life.  Two that are on my mind are being a member of church and education.  Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has taught me that I need to stand up for what I know to be true.  I had an experience last night in my Sociology class where I had to speak up to make something clear.  My heart was pounding as I explained that my church had nothing to do with people who practice polygamy.  It was scary and I almost did not do it, but I am glad I did because I am sure a few people in that class did associate it with my church.
School has been another amazing opportunity for me to take part in.  I am finally starting to get my mind wrapped around a major and minor and I know that hopefully once it is decided, I will be able to partake it whatever gets thrown my way in life.

I hope you can take today to notice the Blessings and Opportunities in your life, and jot them down.
XO, Lyssa

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Nala!  I cannot believe you are going to be
14 at the end of this month!  Holy, you are an 
amazing dog and a faithful companion.
I love you Nala :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hey guys.
Whoever is still there.
Is it really Tuesday?  It sure does not feel like it.  I think it feels like a Thursday, and I am not sure why, it just sorta does.  This is my first full week of school and I want winter break already (38 days!).  I do however get a little break at the beginning of February because I am planning on going to Nova Scotia for a couple of days.  School is good though and I like having something to do, however, on Tuesdays and Thursdays I only have one class from 8:30-9:45 AM and then I am done for the day.  I wont be able to get any shifts at work and so other than doing school work I have got a bit of time on my hands.  I hope to find somewhere to volunteer, take some time to go to the gym or hot yoga and take up a new hobby.  Any other suggestions of things I could spend my time doing?
Speaking of hobbies,  I started doing some knitting again.  I feel very stay-at home momish, but it is all good!
Hope everyone's Tuesday treated them well
XO, Lyssa

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011, you were so good to me

2011, it was a good year.  I am not going to follow with the trend of doing a year in review, mostly because I don't really feel like it and I already wrote most of it down in my personal journal.  So speaking of which, I have started to feel torn between the two.  I love blogging but I do love writing with a pen and paper as well.  I will continue to do both but the blogging won't be so much of my life stories but more of funny things that happen, awkward moments, outfits, photography, food, and maybe some crafts here and there!  I will have my little rants about friends and love now and then too.  Hopefully you guys will stick around for some more good times of Uniquely Alyssa :)
XO, Lyssa

my best friend Amanda and I, December 28th 2011