Saturday, December 23, 2017

DIY// Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Merry Christmas loves! Today I want to share a little DIY I made for all my friends, family + coworkers. I wanted to incorporate my love for Young Living essential oils all while making something versatile {that everyone would like} + festive! It is so stinkin' easy guys. Here is the recipe below:
 The only other ingredients you need are:
  • mason jars - I found the best ones at Walmart - get the small size
  • string - I found mine at Hobby Lobby - I'm sure you could order on Amazon too
  • candy canes
  • evergreen sprigs - I bought some clippings from Sprouts + cut my own

I found this idea off Pinterest + the printable for the mason jars {here}

If you guys have any questions I'd love to hear from you! Follow me on my IG @alyssamaywilson as well as my essential oil IG @alyssamayessentials Merry Christmas + thank you for all the continued love and support. xo


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Outfit Post// Ruffle Sweater

I wore this fun ruffle sweater last weekend to a baby shower. I paired it with some white distressed jeans + the cutest faux fur loafers. I am loving this mustard color for the fall + winter time. I couldn't link my sweater, unfortunately it is sold out online - but it is from Charlotte Russe.

jeans {old}, sweater Charlotte Russe, faux fur loafers Target, sunnies Quay, top photos- Rebecca Minkoff side bag, bottom photo- Louis Vuitton Neverfull


Friday, September 29, 2017

How to Apply Self Tanner | Featuring St. Moriz

Hey friends! So today's post is all about self tanner. I don't know what it is about self tanner - it slims you down, makes you feel good + gives you a little glow {which is great for me in the fall/winter time}. Octoly was so kind to send me this amazing product to try out. In the video below I give my review as well as all my tips and tricks for applying self tanner properly.

PS I am going to be giving this whole YouTube thing a go :) please like this video + subscribe to see more! Also I'd love to know what kind of videos you would like to see - comment below or send me a message on Instagram: @alyssamaywilson


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Smooch Your Pooch// National Dog Day with kate spade new york

Ever since I can remember, I always wanted a dog that would like to snuggle with me, get excited when I got home + most of all, give me tons of kisses. My dream came true when Jeff and I picked up our precious Stogie. He is the love of our lives + he really does give the best kisses. From his snoring {I now have two boys that snore...sorry babe} + his accidental toots, I love everything about his silly personality.

Since I have a huge heart for pups - especially Frenchies - I couldn't wait to style this gorgeous kate spade watch that I was gifted. Not only am I a sucker for anything gold + blush, but when I found out about the black + white Frenchie on the face- I was sold! Oh and did I mention its little head tilts when you move? - I die! So adorable! Shop this watch here, here or here.
skirt, top + bralette Lizard Thicket {see IG post for all outfit pricing details} watch kate spade new 
york, boots Nordstrom Rack, necklace This Years Love

*photography by Myla Durling @mdurlingphoto

*This post was kindly sponsored by Fossil Group 
#nationaldogday #katespadejoy


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Outfit Post// Favorite Maxi

One of my favorite trends as of late are the smocked off the shoulder dresses. I love how flattering they are on everyone! They accentuate the waist + are just plain comfortable. I found this one at a boutique in SD when we were there a month ago. How has it already been a month since our trips?! This summer is going by so fast. I am also wearing the prettiest necklace from This Years Love. She has the coolest handmade pieces on her etsy shop. I absolutely love supporting small businesses - I feel like you sometimes see the same things going around different blogs + its fun to wear more unique pieces sometimes that you know someone put their heart + soul into making. Check out Jamie's shop here

 dress Closet, necklace This Years Love, ring Raptor Jewelry, shoes Tory Burch, bag Louis Vuitton, alex + ani bracelets

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl// Millennium Blend

You know those moments when you totally feel like a professional chef?! Usually this happens to me after making an amazing crock pot meal {aka the easiest way to make dinner} but in this case it happened when I made this tasty smoothie bowl. I actually want to do an entire post on my meals/meal prep but when Millennium Blend sent me their metabolic protein powder I knew I would be able to incorporate this into my everyday life. Usually for breakfast I like to have either over night oats, egg whites or some type of protein shake/smoothie. I always used to skip breakfast but I now realize breakfast is basically one of the most important meals of the day. For the last few months I have been tracking my meals on My Fitness Pal App it's almost like a fun game to make sure I'm getting the right nutrition everyday. For me, when I am making an effort on my body's well being I feel AMAZING mentally and physically. Enough about me - lets talk about this delicious smoothie bowl.

Of course protein shakes are so yummy {usually mine include PB2 + banana - fav combo} but when I was thinking about switching up my usual breakfast I came up with this chocolate berry smoothie bowl. I was inspired by one of my favorite places here in AZ that has super delicious acai bowls. One of their flavors includes chocolate + coconut. I had to give it a try + put my own spin on it. And "by my own spin" I mean make this as easy as possible. You're welcome. Here is how I made it!

A few reasons why I love Millennium Blend Metabolic Protein Powder - it actually tastes amazing. It tastes like a rich chocolate milkshake. This protein has ProHydrolase Enzyme. "This special enzyme maximizes absorption of whey protein + fuels recovery." It also has a probiotic called GanedenBC30. I have always had a sensitive stomach so its nice to know that this probiotic is helping to keep my gut in check + boost my immune system. Lastly, Millennium Blend includes probiotic + dietary fiber which aid in mineral absorption, cholesterol levels + overall disgestive health. Basically everything you could ever want in a protein powder.

Whether you mix Millennium Blend Metabolic Protein Powder up in a yummy shake or make this tasty smoothie bowl your body will thank you - especially your stomach :)

Check out their site here for more info + products.

Make sure to follow me on IG to see my recents posts + stories// @alyssamaywilson


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Hi friends! I hope you all are having an awesome week so far! I have two posts for you this week + this is the first one:)

I know some of you saw these genuine MoonstoneMagic rings in some of my recent IG photos. These gorgeous rings are from . Honestly these photos don't even do these justice. The iridescence from the stones are so pretty + match any outfit. I am OBSESSED with the quality. No tarnishing + no green fingers. I also am very hard on my jewelry + if I find something I love I don't want to take it off. I hate when rings cannot hold up to my everyday life. I know I will be wearing these MoonstoneMagic rings so much!



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outfit Post// Desert Doll

Yesterday I had such an awesome braid bar at Lizard Thicket. I have gotten to know the girls there and they are truly some of the sweetest people ever. They are so helpful + genuine! After the braid bar, I had to shop around - of course! I scored this adorable number + lucky for me it was a tax free weekend! I have always wanted a pair of overalls {Jeff is also obsessed with them} and this pair fits PERFECTLY! I have the hardest time finding boyfriend jeans because they are always too big in the waist - with overalls you don't have to worry about that! WIN! I'm picturing these in the fall with a flannel + even dressed up for date night with a boho long-sleeve peasant top. What is your latest wardrobe must have?

 overalls, top + flats Lizard Thicket, bar necklace Bip + Bop, long necklace _harpermade, sunnies Free People, Alex + Ani bracelets, Michael Kors watch

I hope you all had an amazing weekend with family + friends!