Thursday, April 9, 2015

1 Couch, Three Ways

Hey guys! I have been very busy with my job, and have not had much time for blogging recently. However, I am back and sharing something I worked on a while ago with a friend of mine. She mentioned that she was wanting to buy this grey couch (pictured below), but wasn't sure what direction to go in. I prepared for three ideas I had for her room, using simple pieces, and all at affordable prices (think Target, Walmart and Joss & Main). Here are the rooms I put together, all centered around one couch. I have linked all the pieces. This shows again that you can put together a beautiful room, while still staying within an affordable budget!

1 Beige Pillows  (here, here and here) | 2 Odette Tray | 3 Silver Candle Set | 4 Lanterns old (similar here) | 5 Gallery Frames | 6  Beige Rug Old (Similar here) |  7 Basketweave Curtains | 8 Ceramic Lamp | 9 Decorate Tree Old (Similar here

1 Large White Frame | 2 Chiffon Curtains | 3 White Vases Old (Similar here and here) | 4 Mirrored Tray | 5 Yellow Throw | 6 Grey Rug | 7 Taped Grey Pillow | 8 Crystal Lamp

Which is your favorite? I would love to hear from you! Xoxo, Alysia

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think I found my new favorite sweet treat! You guys, these cookies are soo easy and tasty! Plus- you only need 3 (plus some vanilla flavoring) ingredients! Another plus, it is an easy recipe for those ripe bananas you have at the end of the week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Bags...for little ladies

It is no secret that I love my nieces! Being an aunt is the best, I can spoil them and then send them back to their parents.

Any chance I get, I love to do little projects or fun things for my sweet little girls, Nova and Aria. With Easter coming up, I thought it would be fun to make the girls Easter baskets. Since I have been pretty busy with work, I wanted to do something easy, and wouldn't take a ton of time to put together. I headed over to Walmart, and found the cutest little items {all under $2!}.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Easy Chicken Curry over Cauliflower Rice

If you are like me, you are usually looking for a quick, healthy, and easy meal you can find to cook after a long day of work. I recently developed a love affair with cauliflower rice and am having fun trying different recipes, substituting regular rice with cauliflower rice. I made this meal last night, and it was husband approved!

The recipe only calls for 6 ingredients and takes 30 minutes max to prepare- a win, win in my book!! 
Follow the steps below, and you are sure to have an easy meal in no time!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wedding Photobooth

One thing I was certain I wanted at our wedding was a Photobooth. I had seen so many great wedding photos that involved some sort of photobooth, and I knew I wanted that for ours. I loved that it added something fun for guests to take part in, and we ended up with so many fun memories at the end. Not to mention, it doubles as a favor for your guests and a guestbook for you to keep.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Taylors Living Room: Design Inspiration

My friend Taylor enlisted my help in decorating her and her husband's first apartment together. They recently moved out of the one they shared with friends and left ALL of their furniture behind and wanted to start fresh. Since they were on a limited budget, they really wanted to find quality pieces that would last them a while, while mixing in budget-friendly accessories that made their living room look expensive and chic.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday Brunching

Since I really want my blog to focus on all aspects of my life, I thought it would be fun to mix in some outfit shots with how I spent my day. Since I spent most of the day outside, and in a casual environment, I wanted to have something that was both comfortable and cool- the weather is in the 70's, here! I cannot believe it.