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My Weekend in a Nutshell

A low-key Friday night with Frankie bones. Tailgating at MetLife Stadium. Pretending to know a thing or two about country music. A breathtaking summer sunset. My first trip to the Brooklyn Flea Market. THIS.  Everything about this. Sunday Funday-ing with … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by Alyssa
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Pass Me a PBR and a Pierogi

This Saturday, we celebrated my little broheem‘s college graduation. My extremely talented and creative momma threw him a party of EPIC proportions. (Any guesses where he’ll be working?) Some of us were more enthusiastic than others. THOSE CHEEKS THOUGH. We … Continue reading

03. June 2013 by Alyssa
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Back in the Good Ol’ US-of-A

As much as I love to travel, I will always love coming home more.  My apartment.  My bed.  My people.  My daily $1 coffee from the dirty bodega down the street.  Yep — being home is wonderful.  I don’t even … Continue reading

20. May 2013 by Alyssa
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“Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness; where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.” – Vernon Baker Jet lag got the best of me last night.  I was wide awake at 2:00am, passing the time by … Continue reading

06. April 2013 by Alyssa
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Dear Nicky,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can’t believe you’re turning the big 2-7 today. (By the way, mom said that turning 27 officially means you are old.  Sorry to break the news to you.) You are, without a doubt, the best big brudda … Continue reading

04. March 2013 by Alyssa
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5 Awesome Things That Happened This Weekend

1. I put money on a football game for the first time… and won! I guess I’m a temporary Ravens fan? 2. I got to see my cute family, even if it was a short visit! 3. We almost convinced … Continue reading

21. January 2013 by Alyssa
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Life Lesson #16

“Other things may change, but we start and end with family.” Things to Ponder:  Why do I look drunk and disheveled?  Why is my boyfriend so good looking?  Why do my parents look younger than all of us?  WHY DOESN’T … Continue reading

08. May 2012 by Alyssa
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24 Things I Know at 24

1.  It all begins and ends with family. 2.  Always, always help other people when you are given an opportunity to do so.  You never know when you’ll need their help in return. 3.  Time flies, even when you’re not having fun. … Continue reading

18. April 2012 by Alyssa
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Christmas Eve

“Eat, drink, and be merry.” Christmas 2010: The year Alex and Danny dominated at “Minute to Win It” and Grandma and Grandpa took their very first jello shots. ‘Tis the season.

25. December 2010 by Alyssa
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