About

get it? aBlyssa? see what I did there? aaha…

or maybe laughing’s my favorite, but smiling would be a close second.

My purpose for this blog was to highlight the things that make life blissful (or now… blyssful). When we call attention to these, it can make us all feel good!

In my blog, I’ll be highlighting my life, my black lab puppy Chloe, my workouts, and my healthy eating habits along with some (obviously) necessary indulgences.

AND my great family!

I have completed two half marathons (the 2009 OBX Half Marathon & the 2010 Rock N Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon), and am in training for my third, the Virginia Beach Shamrock on March 20th 2011.

first half marathon action shot!

I grew up in a suburb of South Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. Medford, NJ will always be my home, and I’m a huge-o-mungo Phillies Phan to prove it.

my second half, maggie ❤

I also spent three years living in Newcastle, England as a little one. From when I was 5-8 years old, I was having tea with my lit-uhl friends, wearing my wellies to school, and avoiding bangers in the school cafeteria.

After graduating high school in New Jersey, I headed on to Catawba College to earn my bachelors in Communication Arts with a minor in Spanish. Since my parents moved to North Carolina shortly after, I’m technically a current North Carolina resident.

sopho year at Cat-U seems like so long ago!

Eeeeven though I’m now living in Virginia Beach, VA! I love how close to my family I can be while living in such a fun beach town with my black lab Chloe. I see lots of beach trips, runs, and fun in our future!

she’s my baby!

I’m  obsessed  I think Ke$ha is awesome (c’mon.. I just think her weirdness/originality is so cool), I consider wine, brownie batter, and cookie dough food groups, I’ve always dreamt of being Cinderella at Disney World, I’ve been in love with Jesse McCartney for over 10 years (judge me if you will), and I will forever be wishing I could down a Dairy Queen blizzard every day for the rest of my life.

I’m Ke$ha. Halloween 2010.

Before I landed my job as an Electronic Media Specialist and Communications Coordinator, I worked in many, many restaurants. My first summer out of college, I served on the management team of a waterfront restaurant. I worked with a fabulous group of girls I still keep in close contact with.

love my Tortugas girls!

I’m in love with my side job, in which I hand paint custom wine glasses. Please contact me if I can make you a wine glass for any gift!

bLyss Designs is on Facebook AND Etsy.
(“like” the Facebook page for me!)

And I’ll always sing you a song. Or bust a move on the dance flo’.

there’s nothing better than a dance floor + some of your best friends.

23 responses to “About

  1. You’re adorable, funny, authentic and entertaining. We’re gonna be best friends! xo

  2. Hi Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by my blog! That’s so funny that you have a black puppy named Chloe, too 🙂 She is adorable!! I can’t wait to hear more about your puppy adventures. Maybe Chloe and Chloe can be blog friends!! hehe..

  3. Your blog is too cute! Oh my gosh…Chloe is beyond adorable. I had a black lab too! And the Ke$ha picture is amazing – I thought it was really her! 🙂

  4. Hi, I’m here from Katy’s blog The Singing Runner! You’re awesome and i love Blizzards from DQ! I got a ticket last year, for making an illegal u-turn (i definitely didn’t see the sign!!!) for trying to turn into DQ for a blizzard!!! sad.

  5. moveovercelery

    Wow, you’re gorgeous! I totally dig the Ke$ha photo. 😛

    Look forward to reading your posts and getting to know ya!

  6. ‘ello . I just took a quick peek around ‘n I like it :). Seriously good work !

  7. Cute blog- new reader :)!

  8. Amy @ countrystrong21

    Just found your blog and after checking it out I’m definitely going to subscribe and become a regular reader.

    Here’s a link to my blog if you want to check it out http://countrystrong21.wordpress.com/

  9. Your blog is cute and I heart your dog!

  10. I just found your dog through Moves n’ munchies. I’m from Moorestown! How funny is that? Gotta love the phillies 🙂

  11. Hi Alyssa!
    I just found your super cute blog this morning! I’m also a runner who lives in Virginia Beach! Hope to see you out on the trails! 🙂 Congrats on running Shamrock!

  12. I live in Haddonfield Nj!!!

  13. Just came across your blog…so cute! Definitely a new-to-me to follow : )

    Katie : )

  14. Ok so I feel a little awkward blog stalking but I just came across your blog and I love it! I’m also so jealous that you’ve worked in the restaurant biz so much! I keep telling my parents/friends I want to waitress/hostess and get into restaurant business and they all sort of laugh at me! – excited to read more 🙂

  15. Found you via Hope and really dig the blog. LOVE that you’re a Phils fan! 😀

  16. I love this about page, and smiling is my favourite too 🙂
    That is an AWESOME Halloween pic, you totally look like Ke$ha. I actually thought it was her until I saw the caption.
    I’m excited to start keeping up with you.

  17. oh my god, you understand my ke$ha obsession. and you like black labs?! get out of my head, please!! #craaaaaze (:
    you seem so sweet and authentic, i absolutely love the blog from what i’ve seen! you’re hilarious, by the way!

  18. Hey Alyssa! When did you graduate Catawba and when did you move to Virginia Beach? I graduated from William and Mary in 2009 and work for Amerigroup Corporation. Now I’m taking a new position with the company in Tampa! Ha, I’m actually is North Carolina in a hotel right now actually lol

  19. wow. i luv your blog and am super impressed and smiling at these pics and your apparent luv of life.

    luv Elf.

Your comments make me smile. Thiiiiiis big.

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