Sep 10, 2019

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Pack the Perfect Fall Picnic

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

Sep 10, 2019

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Pack the Perfect Fall Picnic

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

Hello, Sunshine!

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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Turning 27

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

Jul 02, 2019

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Fourth of July Piña Coladas

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

Jun 25, 2019

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6 Things You Need to do Before Booking Your Wedding Vendors

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

May 31, 2019

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A Guide to the Lavender Festival by 123 Farm

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

May 31, 2019

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Just Engaged: Now What?! 5 Things You Need to Do Right After You Get the Ring

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

May 31, 2019

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Salted Caramel Apple Galette

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

May 31, 2019

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A Guide for the Perfect Day Trip to Santa Barbara

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

May 22, 2019

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Pumpkin Donuts

I’m obsessed with donuts because they’re so easy to make! These donuts only take about 10 minutes to mix up, 10 minutes to bake, and then just a few minutes to cool while you whip up a glaze. The best part is that you’ll receive heart-eyed reactions anytime you serve… Read More