August 


Can you believe it’s August?! Where has the time gone? I’ve already seen some clothing sites putting up fall clothes. It’s been weirdly cool and rainy for Texas these past couple of days. 

There are good things ahead…starting with my sweet brother, who gets home from his mission THIS month. It’s been 2 long years, and we can’t wait to be with him again. It’s so funny when people are like, “Wow! The 2 years have flown by!!!” I want to say, “Ummmm… for you maybe!”  

How I curl my hair like this:

I use a 1 inch barrel and take larger sections of hair and wrap it around. Then I flip my hair upside down and just comb the hair near my scalp. When I flip back up it looks a lot more natural. I finally take some Big Sexy Hairspray and go over it lightly to hold. Occasionally, I’ll backcomb the curls for even more volume before spraying. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We are at a family reunion loving life and having fun with relatives. 💕

Happy Summer,

Alyse

Milan

Milano is so gorgeous and their shopping isn’t bad either! Their duomo is so unique, I love it. We took the metro into the city and explored for a few hours. They have the worlds best panzerotti there! They are like scone dough filled with fresh Mozzarella and tomato or prociutto. So good. We also tried a dessert one somewhere else that was chuck full of Nutella, dusted with powdered sugar. 😋 Seriously 50 shades of yum.

Welp, I hope everyone has had a good Sabbath! We have. Nick and I have started watching Hart of Dixie. Has anyone seen that? It’s kinda stupid but kinda cute… and we are currently listening to a Texas rainstorm outside.

Goodnight!

Alyse

Monte Carlo

 

Monte Carlo was everything you’d imagine it to be- rich, fancy, and clean. It’s only about 25 minutes from the Italian border, but you can 100% tell you’re in a new country. We drove through and parked our car in the South of France to get there. Monte Carlo is situated on the ocean, so when you’re driving down to it, you’re on the most picturesque switch backs. We got out of the car started wandering the streets. We saw some fancy, high-end stores on our way to the casino. The casino isn’t like Vegas casinos, fortunately IMO. The architecture was actually really beautiful. We don’t gamble, but it was fun to walk around it.

We then made our way back to the yachts. Ummm… those things are bigger than houses. So fun to walk around the docks. We found a little crepe place & ate nutella crepes. We finished our day with some Laduree macarons in the South of France. YUM. Macarons are one of my favorite things, but they’re best in France. 😉

Okay, so Nick picked out my skirt- isn’t it cute and colorful!? I got my skirt for $19.99 HERE. Sometimes in the summer skirts are all I can bear to wear because it’s too hot for anything else. And who doesn’t love a straw hat to top it off?

Happy Monday!

XOXO,

Alyse