These little guys have been hanging out in my front yard lately. Not sure what they are, but they travel in swarms! I hope they dont eat my plants!
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You better believe it!

I want to tape this to my ceiling so it's the first thing I see each morning when I wake up.

Totally 90's

I may behind on this one, but MAN! I want these shoes! Paired with some lace ankle socks, and a little black dress... oh my! Birthday outfit maybe?!
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My name is Alyssa Mae. And this is a formal introduction, and a look into my life. I am 24 years old, and I live in the beautiful city of Orlando, FL.

I am an interior design student, and work at a local lighting store. I really love it, and don't mind being surrounded by gorgeous lighting all day! I recently moved into a 2 bedroom house, which I have slowly begun to decorate and will show the before and afters in another post soon!

I live with my 11 month old Lab puppy, Gemma! She is my child, my best friend, and the best exercise tool I have! She is such a doll though, and rarely ever does she get in trouble =)

My nickname is Granny. I like afghans, going to bed early, gardening, and vintage furniture. My friends wont let me live it down. This is me dressed up as a granny for a photoshoot, haha.

I love that it is finally cooler outside, and I can ride my bike again. It gets WAY too hot sometimes during the summer. My friend Kelly and I like to take weekly biking adventures, and have fun picnics, or ride around until we find some sort of shop we have never been to before. I love that Orlando is so large, and that there are literally TONS of places I have never been to before.

Speaking of Kelly, these are my best friends, Kelly, and Natalie. Natalie Just moved to NYC last week. I'm so happy for her, it's such an exciting move, but boy, I sure do miss her! I can't wait to visit her though, she lives in Harlem with another close friend of mine from high school.

My favorite holiday is Halloween, I love playing dress-up! This was my make up from this years halloween costume, and I'll do a separate post so you can see the rest of the costume and my halloween party details! We had so much fun!

So thanks for getting to know me a little! Post a link to your intro in the comments if you have one, I love getting to know people!



Hello! It's been SO long since I tried to do the whole blogger thing, and now I'm back! I have way to many ideas, and too much inspiration not to share with you guys! I mean, look at my desktop:

It's completely fulll of images that have inspired me in some way or another. Like my background image. It's so whimsical and bright! So as I slowly organize the mess I will get back to blogging and share! I've already given the page a fresh new layout, thats more... me. It feels good to be back!


We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds

So I have been working at a fancy lighting store for the past week, and I kind of love it! Not only do I get to meet the most interesting people, but sitting at a desk surrounded by the glamourous sparkle of crystals is not a bad way to work. I love chandeliers. I would put one in every room in my house if I could, they add just the right amount of whimsy to any style.









I especially love this picture... bats are my weakness!

And this one... octopus!

All images found at weheartit.com unless noted.


Are you restless like me?

Sleep has been a hard thing to come across for me lately. It seems as if my internal sleep clock is backwards. I tend to become very sleepy while at work, but at night I'm wide awake! Staying up until the wee hours in the morning, and making it very hard to wake up when the alarm goes off at 8am. I tried using valerian root for some time now, but since the bottle is all finished, I'm really trying not to buy another one. I hate relying on a pill to make me fall asleep, even if it is an all natural herb.

So I tried looking up some pictures for visual stimulation, and found some very interesting results! If you type the words "sleepy girl" into the search engine at flickr.com, you will find a very odd amount of girls sleeping on the subways in China and Japan.

There were lots more, but you get the point! I just found it odd. Maybe girls in China and Japan have the same sleep schedule as I do.

The next search I did was for "yawn". I had to change the search to "yawn girl" or "yawn man" because apparently there are a LOT of pictures of animals yawning! Most of them were cats or tigers and just looked like they were screaming though! Like this little guy:

But what a way to make yourself sleepy! I think I yawned 15 times while browsing through the pictures! And I just made myself yawn right now, just typing about it! Hmm, another weird phenomenon, contagious yawning. Why DO we yawn anyways? I know because were tired, but what exactly does yawning accomplish? According to this article, it's because when we are bored or sleepy, our breathing is shallow, and "the sudden intake of oxygen [when yawning] increases the heart rate, rids the lungs and the bloodstream of the carbon dioxide buildup, and forces oxygen through blood vessels in the brain, while restoring normal breathing and ventilating the lungs." But they also state that fetuses in a womb have been known to yawn, when they don't even breath air yet! I guess it's just going to remain a mystery.

Well, as they say, I'm off to never-never land, whatever that may mean to you. To me, it's a sparkly land of magic, fairy-tales, and beautiful scenery, where you never have to grow up. Like in Peter Pan, but with a Fantasia twist. You know, flying ponies and dancing fairies, stuff like that.

I wish you all the sweetest of dreams!