Saturday, October 22, 2011


I believe a photo booth is completely necessary for a wedding. Personal opinion, I suppose. Behold: Smilebooth. Jake and Sarah had it at their reception and it was so fun and cute. You could take and many pics as you want and they show up online a few days later to download for free. Genius! Did I mention I loved this wedding?

If you know my family, you know the meaning of diva mom. She's adorable.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

these minor details

Life as of late:
I finally made my way up to Provo to see my pals that I miss SO much. And I finally got to see my little Brittan's cutest store ever, Maddux Couture! Even though they're moving so it's closing. But it was just so fun and I got so proud of her when I drove by and saw her cute sign and everything.

I'm slightly obsessed with everything about Jake and Sarah's wedding. It was SO cute and fun and just fit their personalities so perfectly. I can't wait to see all the pictures!
OH GOODNESS i just realized that I forgot to mention that we saw Color Me Badd at the JT concert. Ahhh they were so great and if you ever watched Beverly Hills 90210 and saw the episode where they tried to sneak into their hotel, you will appreciate this. Now go download "All 4 Love" and relive the glory days of the 90s.
I have a shopping problem.
It's almost bball season!! I'm so excited. Especially now that I feel like I have a personal connection with this team- the boys are awesome. They're always so friendly when they come into the office. And I can't stress enough how amazing this coaching staff is. They are such good people and I truly love working for them. Now I can't wait to shock the country with this team! It's gonna be crazy!
I can't even see my desk because its completely covered with junk and I don't know what to do about it. Swedish fish, old school nike sweatbands, 800 bottles of nail polish, 7 magazines, headphones, thank you cards, makeup... where do you put all this stuff?!
I bought this ridiculous cobalt blue blazer from H&M that I'm dying to wear to work but I'm afraid that everyone will think I'm nuts because they all dress so conservatively. Therefore, I must find an event to attend where a cobalt blue blazer would be perfectly appropriate.
Did I mention that I'm going to Chicago in december?! So. Excited. Now I must find good cold weather outfits.
And last but not least, I am completely and utterly in love. Unfortunately, he is not a male model/doctor/professional athlete perfect 6'5 man, but my precious wittle nephew Sawyer.

But, if you do happen to find that guy, please send him my way.


my 11 year old dreams halfway came true!

Tween Alyssa was definitely a fan of boy bands. Okay, adult Alyssa is still a fan of boy bands, but that's besides the point. Tween Alyssa loved Nsync the most, but also enjoyed a little BSB and 98 Degrees. I found it really funny when a guy came in to Nike the other day looking for some flashy shoes for his crazy Vegas wedding. I thought he looked a little familiar, but didn't really think too much about it. Then one of my coworkers noticed that he had a 98 Degrees tattoo on his arm- weird right? What grown man has a 98 Degrees tattoo? Then it dawned on me- this guy was actually IN the band, so he had a pretty good excuse. I think 12 year old Alyssa would be very proud that she would grow up to help Jeff pick out his some snazzy Air Force Ones for his wedding, thank you very much. And in case you want to see who I'm talking about, here he is, with the perfect shoes of course!

And just a fun fact... he's currently in town doing a special guest run with the Chippendales. So there's that.

That was cool, but this was cooler. I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE in case you didn't know. I wish I could find the picture of me going to my first concert- NSYNC, complete with a sassy little t shirt. I've always been a Justin girl (Shoutout to my BFF Jackie- she was a Lance girl. We all know how that turned out... sorry bout it, J). Those blond curls just got me from the very first time I laid eyes on them when they had a concert on Disney Channel. A few years ago my dad and sister got to meet him at the golf course and I'm still bitter that I didn't get to go because, seriously guys, I love Justin. He is the total package. Now let me get to the point of this- I finally got to see Justin with my own eyes! SWOON! It was truly a huge moment for me. The only thing that could have made it better is if he had actually sang!!! Seriously Justin, this whole acting thing is cool and all, but I really miss that sweet falsetto. Please bring the sexy back again. I wish it never left.

Explanation: Padre had so much fun in my world at iheartradio that he wanted to bring me to his and so we went to the Justin Tibmerlake and Friends Old School Jam at planet hollywood. SO. FUN. I love old school as much as the next guy. We had seats in the 4th row and it was just so delightful. And here's who we saw:
Justin and Wayne Brady

Excited Justin

Justin's Sexy Back (2 sexyback jokes in one blog... that's pushing it. Sorry guys.)

Okay okay okay I know all this justin talk is probs so annoying. There were other people there too, promise.
I forget this guys name but he sings that classic 90's song I've got the power- and he was fantastic. This was probably the biggest show he's done in YEARS so naturally he picked out his best outfit.

Sister Sledge aka the peeps who sing We Are Family. They were fun and brought this tranny guy/girl on stage for a dance contest that was the funniest thing I've seen in years!

Sugar Hill Gang- the true fathers of hip hop and also amazing because they opened for Nsync at my very first concert! Padre and I agreed that they were our favorite. They just don't really like to stand together and so I only got a pic of this guy

EARTH WIND AND FIRE omg I love them so much. This is the music I grew up on. My dad would play them every morning when he drove me to piano lessons and they just bring back so many fun memories and all their songs are such classics! Seriously if you don't like EWF I don't like you. This guy in the white shirt is my favorite, as you can see his sparkly fringe pants were THE most and he just had this huge smile on his face the whole time like he just loves what he does! I love that.

This crazy man Charlie Wilson who I didn't like at all, he was super annoying. But his suit was pretty fly.

We also saw like 2 minutes of Vanilla Ice and then diva mom wanted to go because it was well past midnight and nothing good happens after midnight. So basically it was so so fantastic to see Justin and hear his witty little comments and see his handsome face but I really really wanted him to sing. Next time!