Kate Middleton Inspired Updo

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I made up this little updo, and it reminded me of Kate Middleton. I think part of it was the dress I was wearing, but she does tend to have a lot of similar-looking updos. I hope you like it. I don’t have a great video camera yet and I always feel so awk making these videos, but oh well. I feel like the best way to show a tutorial is through a video, so I guess I’ll keep learning. Also, the editing takes FOREVER even on these short, little tutorials. I have much more respect for people who do this full-time. Also, if y’all ever have any ideas for me or suggestions for hair videos let me know!

I made a new Twitter account for Blondeography, where I will be posting my blogs and other hair, make-up, travel things. Follow me HERE if you want. 🙂

I’m going to BYU tomorrow to do some recruiting. If you’re free, please come! Then, Nick and I have a fun trip planned this weekend. We can’t wait!

Xoxo,

Alyse

Dolphin Discovery

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Ever since I was young, I wanted to swim with dolphins. My dream finally came true on our honeymoon 6 months ago! Not only did I want to post these photos because dolphins are adorable, but I HAD to post them because these photos were like $130. We definitely got scammed into buying them, but hey, we had to remember our special moment.

So we got to kiss them, hold them, dance with them, spin with them, ride on their fins, and then at the end, the put their noses on your feed and they speed you across the ocean like superman and you can physically stand up. (Notice I only put pics of Nick doing that one because he was much more photogenic up there. Haha) The whole time I was screaming and giggling like a little girl because it was SO COOL.

We learned that the dolphins eat a ton of food each day! They’re all super playful and the little ones learn breathing patterns from their mothers. We even saw a little baby dolphin and it was adorable! They all popped their heads out of the water to say hi when we got there.

If you haven’t done this yet, you absolutely have to do it! Bucket list item. This is something we will never forget!

Xoxo,

Alyse

Pink Wall


You are looking at the most Instagrammed wall in LA. The claim is 100% correct, too, because when my CoHeart & I ventured there a few weeks ago, it was packed…for the entire hour we were there. Like I still have no idea what was inside, but this wall was seriously a phenomenon. I mean, it’s a gorgeous pink wall and really, the world needs more walls like this. ?

But I thought I’d make a little lately list for the past week.

Lately List

Fav song: Closer by the Chainsmokers- it’s catchy AF.

Biggest disappointment: BYU losing to Utah by 1 point. ? Nick says I legitimately cried. I honestly don’t remember, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

Fav Food: Shake Shake – just opened but kind of go there too often.

Fav clothes to wear: Dresses because it’s too hot to wear anything else right now in Dallas.

Today: Today was a bad day. Minus tonight because I got ice cream to cheer me up & we hung out with our cute cousin who was in town.

Most random thing: I got put on some real estate sign in Utah somehow, so seriously random Utah numbers have been calling me nonstop all week??? Haha

On mind: Christmas shopping. I want to do it all now because I swear, come October, I will not be able to go anywhere near NorthPark Mall because of the mad house it will be. Last year I drove around the parking lot for 45 minutes & could not find one spot and went home. Plus, I’m just excited for Christmas.

Best piece of advice: Be yourself and let who you truly are shine through. Stop trying to hide that you are a child of God or hide the awesome qualities and characteristics about you. Do all this even if it’s not “cool.” You were not made to blend in! If someone is doing something against your moral character, stand up for what is right. People who are good will  naturally gravitate to you and you’ll find yourself surrounded by good, uplifting people! I, at times, hide or make less of who I am. But that doesn’t make me happy! You were made to stand out uniquely, beautifully. Be strong and let your goodness shine. Like this pink wall.

Xoxo,

Alyse