Hi there! I’m Alyssa, and I live in Jacksonville, Florida. I’m a California girl originally, but after meeting my husband Peter on a life-changing cruise in the Caribbean, I packed up and moved to the Sunshine State!
At the moment I’m a stay-at-home mom to Ben (3), Eliot (due in August), and bonus mom to Isaac (15). I spend my days keeping our home organized, entertaining the kids, and studying to advance my career as a project manager. Every once in a while I remember to write a blog post!
When I’m not elbow-deep in dishes, I love to decorate our home, bake, read, and do cross-stitch embroidery, usually involving naughty words. It’s very cathartic, especially when paired with a glass of good wine.
So, why Honestly Alyssa?
When I talk to myself (more often than I’d like to admit, ha) I often mutter that phrase, usually when I drop something, mess up a recipe, or generally do something absurd. But it’s also a reminder to be true to myself, and not try to mold who I am into someone I’m not. I strive to be 100%, authentically me, and remain honest with myself about what I’m thinking and feeling. I want that honesty to reflect in all aspects of my life too, so you’re not going to get any BS in my posts – if I screwed up a recipe I’ll let you know, or if I’m having a rough time, I’ll share it. I know there are other people out there who need to know they’re not alone in feeling less than perfect!