Is there a better way to enjoy the glory of autumn than with a perfect fall picnic? Fall is my favorite time of year, mostly because I grew up in Southern California, where jewel-toned leaves are basically nonexistent. Summer picnics might get all the praise, but as an autumn-loving girl, I prefer this… Read More
I’ve officially reached my late 20s!! I’m turning 27! #ripmyyouth Even though so much has happened over the past twelve months, a couple of days before my 27th birthday, I was feeling down. Suddenly, all the things I haven’t accomplished yet started swarming my head and the amount of time… Read More
I’m Alyssa, and I dreamed up What Alyssa Did to share my favorite ideas about being a newly married, fresh out of college dog mom who’s living her best life in sunny California - all while throwing some confetti. Think: kale in one hand, bubbly in the other.
When I’m not writing for my blog, I can be found Keeping Up With The Kardashians, searching for the best ice cream, concocting a new vegetarian recipe, or watching crime shows on Netflix. Don't ask me what my favorite cocktail is, it's complicated.
Orange County, CA
Throwing a Fourth of July bash or backyard BBQ? You’ll need ‘gram-worthy decor, yummy food, and of course, refreshing drinks. Looking for an easy peasy drink for your party, that’s obviously all dressed up in it’s red, white, and blue best? I have the answer for you: Piña Colada,… Read More
Eager to get the ball rolling on that dreamy wedding of yours? I know it’s easy (read: oh so tempting) to dive right into wedding planning and start emailing away… after all, you two are so excited to start planning the Big Day. But, stop yourself. Slow your roll! It’s… Read More
Lavender season is among us and along with it, the desire to frolic on a farm… right? Well, you’re in luck because you’ve stumbled upon your guide to 123 Farm’s Lavender Festival! 123 Farm is a beautiful organic farm located on the property of Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, which… Read More
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. OMG, it finally happened: you have an engagement ring, and you’re engaged! The day of the proposal is a day of excitement and joy! But, once the initial surprise wears off, you may be wondering what comes next — and like it… Read More
Have you ever made a galette before? They’re my favorite: low maintenance. The more rustic (read: messy) they look, the better. Say it with me: “Galette” is just a nicer way of saying “pie you can’t mess up if you tried.” New bakers, this one’s for you. It’s pastry proof… Read More
Trying to find the perfect day or weekend trip from Los Angeles? The quintessential seaside town of Santa Barbara should be at the top of your list! With a small-town, beachy, Mediterranean vibe, Santa Barbara has always been a favorite of mine. Santa Barbara is also known as The American… Read More