Welcome to 2019 - the year I so passionately dubbed "This Will Be My Year" (thanks ban.do for my rad new planner that will remind me erryday). I’m a little late but I figured, better late than never.
Last year was a very weird, hard, messy, vulnerable, confusing year for me on so many levels. There was also goodness - and so much growth. So much so, that it’s spilling over into this new year. I welcome it but the growing pains and unknowns are kinda scary. I like to keep comfortable - wow, shocker! Haha.
This vlog was a fun and simple way to dip my toes back into sharing myself and my life with y’all. To some people it might seem weird that I feel called to share my life on the internet… it did to me for a while, too. But I can’t shake it and I really enjoy doing it. I’ve met so many rad human beings through my YouTube channel and this blog. So before I go on, I just wanna say: thanks from the bottom of my heart for being here.
Back to Daniel and Alyssa’s day of fun! Who heard that in Janice’s voice?! Hehe.
Yesterday was a laid back and easy Sunday with my hubs. I served at our church in the toddlers room - that always brings me joy. Makes me tired but omgggggg those precious little faces are so cute. When I finished up wrangling two year olds and sent them off home, I snagged Daniel from our apartment and we made our way to lunch at Taco Joint. If you’ve followed me for a while, you already know about our deep love for Taco Joint. My order: one "Evan" taco and a cup of tortilla soup - jalapeño ranch on the side. Man, I want that right now, haha!
Once our bellies were full, I convinced Daniel to take me to get this one specific candle from Bath and Body Works that I just couldn’t stop thinking about! I first bought it when my brother and I were roommates, before I got married to Daniel. #Bless that it was $10 off, too! Obviously I was a happy camper. Even better news?! Urban Outfitters was right next door and I scored a suuuuper cute hat I’ve had my eye on since December. It was on sale at that location for $20! YAS!
On our way home, we made a pit stop at the neighborhood Whole Foods (lol, surprise) for dinner ingredients and then made our way straight home to cuddle Marble. She is queen bee of our house, y’all. We love her so much, haha. Also, like you’ll see in the video, the recipe turned out delishhhhhhh. Is it a healthy dinner option? No. But ten out of ten would recommend.
I hope you guys had a great weekend! If only they were just a little bit longer, am I right?! I know that sounds soooo basic but I am like 100% serious. We need to get off this "9-5, Monday - Friday" business thing and actually live our livesssssss. Can we start a petition for this?
Like I said in the video, I'm really excited for this year to unfold. It has been a long time coming for me to put myself back out there and I'm super eager to do so. However, I will definitely take the time I need to do it and will be patient with myself.
How are you pushing yourself this year? I'd love to pray for you and encourage 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.