How blessed we are. For the ones in our life who love us. The ones who stand by us in good and bad times. The people who challenge you, who want to harm you, but instead make you a stronger person. Thank you Lord for your mercy, your Love that never ends. I hope to always be a blessing to all the people in my life, for i am blessed beyond words. <3

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Something good in every day...

so i saw this one quote today, and it just seemed to fit. i think it's something people need to see and remember. 

 so i grabbed a piece of wood from outside then started to paint and wrote the quote on it

I have decided i wanna write down at least one good thing each day and post it on my wall in my room.
cuz when i look back i know i might not remember what happened each day that has past but at least i will see what good things have happened in the last week, month, and year. I think everyone should do this with me :)

She said Yes to the dress!

what a crazy moment to see ur baby sister try on wedding dresses! i felt like we were playing dress up haha she looked so beautiful! we went to david's bridal and she showed them a dress she saw online a lace vintage type style, it was the first one she tried on and it was gorgeous!   she also tried on a really pretty a one shoulder satin one that was more like a hollywood glamour look, it looked great on her too. she also tried a halter satin one and a beaded strapless one (with option of straps). all were great, but it wasn't that first dress. vote went in and krys knew thats the one she wanted too <3 with the veil to complete it, she was a bride! she said yes and took it home today and has her first fitting in a week

I am so excited! i can't wait for her to wear it! for everyone to see it! it was a great day with my sister, my mom, my grandma and mama patti. wish the other sisters natalie and bernadette could have been there too :(
Everyday u see how amazing the Lord is tho, with every step towards this wedding, God will provide for everything!

Beyond Blessed
<3 Alysia

Monday, August 29, 2011

really take notice..

season's come and go, so do people. we cross paths with so many people in a lifetime.
I have always felt blessed, i have so many amazing people in my life. i've also have had wonderful people come and go. but when i really look at my close friends, like really see just how God has stitched them into my life, i can't help but to thank Him everyday. God really does have all your needs taken care of! i don't know how many times God has answered my prayer by sending a friend in my time of need.
there are occasions when u can feel alone, with choices you make, or when something happens. it is when u can really see the glow of the people who God has placed in your life at that moment. Even my family.
I always say, i kinda like when i go thro a rough time, or when bad things happen, just becuz i know for every "bad" thing, every trial, God only wants to give you 10 times more good things! when ever i'm at my lowest, i just wait for God to show up and show off!
I just encourage everyone to thank God for the people He has put in your life, tell your friends you are thankful for them!
I know if you know any of my friends, you are lucky and very blessed, becuz i couldn't have better friends if i were to hand pick them myself! i am happy you are in my life, i am so blessed by you guys in more ways then i could ever express to you all.

Beyond Blessed

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For Every..

"May God give you...
for every storm a rainbow,
for every tear a smile,
for every a care a promise and a blessing in each trial.
for every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh a sweet song
and a answer for each prayer"
-Irish Blessing Quote

Saturday, August 27, 2011

No More Excuses!

I feel like i need to post that everywhere! I'm reading a few books, (yes reading book! and more then one haha) friends and family have been encouraging me all the time for me to sell my work, photographs, paintings, altered clothes, different craft house hold item i've made etc.. and i'm always jealous of blogs i read and see all the cute stuff they make and sell. i always say i can totally make that, or i will make that, and then most of the time i don't. why is that? i blame it on a lot of things all the time. everyday i have an excuse! and i realized this, nothing is stopping me completely. i have the power to do what i love and i not doing it! yeah i don't have money to start different projects i would like to, but i can do things with what i have and the rest "i have to stick my neck out" find people who would like me to create something they do wanna buy so i can make at least one and then market myself with those items (pictures) to be able to make more items and more money.

one of the books i am reading is called "I'd rather be in the studio: the artist's no-excuse guide to self promotion"

i've only read like 25 pages and i already took a ton of notes! 
The first page reads: "Congratulations on deciding to take responsibility for your art career" wow how did they know thats what i want?! this quote which i WILL make into a painting for my house to remind me 
"Behold the turtle, he makes progress, only when he sticks his neck out. -James Bryant Conant

other notes i've taken that i know i have to do is:
  • Create good habits
  • make out a routine and stick to it (Successful artist's usually make some kind of art everyday)
  • "your studio time should be your most sacred, nonnegotiable routine. Neglecting you studio is unacceptable."
  • I need to define what my success would look like (even if its not what other people think it should look like)
  • work hard while practicing self-discipline.
other books i've checked out but barely read a few pages are "The Artist's guide: how to make a living doing what you love" & "crafting a business: make money doing what you love"

i really wanna make the most money i can, just by doing what i love to do and what i'm the best at doing. i guess what i am asking from you is, that even tho i have set this goal for me and will be practicing self-desipline... but to make sure i stick to this, sometimes i need people to be on my butt about things.

Let me know what i can make for u!
now is the time to try, make mistakes and succeed!
i may not be able to do what i love tomorrow, so i must start today!

Beyond blessed
<3 Alysia

Friday, August 26, 2011

Let me get my thoughts together

since its been a long time i guess i'll recap on things i can remember, then i will start fresh in my next post :)

Me and Alyssa Got to go on the little mermaid ride for the first time!

Apollo had his first birthday! <3 such a cute puppy

I found this little guy :)

Nick and I at his sister's wedding
Nick's sister Morgan and her new husband paige
I was apart of the young spirited artists gallery

 at the blue bird art house in july

Adam & Eve photographs (Ez and Nicolette)

Splatter paintings

Finally have a  stove in my kitchen!

Brian Bautista played Peter Pan at angelus temple in LA

& my Brother DJ was HOOK :)
Buddy Got an Engagement Ring!

and Proposed to my sister Krystal!
Check out my facebook for more photos! <3

I love these two so much and i'm excited for them to start their life together!

Alot has been going on, busy busy busy! God is good all the time! what a journey He has me on! 

Blessed beyond words