Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween '13!

For Halloween it's easy to get caught up in pumpkin carving,
fun costumes, creative makeup & delicious candy.

I'll try to share my Halloween makeup in my next post....hope you all enjoy this crazy holiday as much as Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, enjoys eating this mini pumpkin.

I mean...he's REALLY enjoying it.
(And it's one of the cutest things EVER.)

Throwing a crazy party? Carve a wicked pumpkin? Getting all dolled up?
I'd love to see how you're celebrating!
Send your pictures to :

Cheers, dolls.
Hope you all have a safe/fun/happy Halloween!
xx Alyssa Marie

Monday, October 28, 2013

Playlist Of The Moment #7: R.I.P. Lou Reed

R.I.P. Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed, 1942-2013

The internet was buzzing, yesterday, over the sad news that Rock legend Lou Reed had passed away. Knowing this, it seems only appropriate that my "playlist of the moment" reflect some of my favorite Lou Reed/Velvet Underground songs....hope you enjoy them.
Which songs are your favorites? Any others you think I should listen to?
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xx Alyssa Marie

Lou Reed : "The Bed"
Lou Reed : "The Kids

The Velvet Unground : "Here She Comes Now"
The Velvet Underground : "Sweet Jane"
The Velvet Underground : "I'm Waiting For The Man"
The Velvet Underground : "White Light/White Heat"
The Velvet Underground : "Heroin"
Lou Reed : "Lady Day"
Lou Reed : "Vicious"
Lou Reed : "New York Telephone Conversation"
Lou Reed : "Berlin"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Think About It: Newsweek Pakistan v. feminine hygiene products

Just in case you missed it....
Newsweek Pakistan's (Sept. 13 & 20) double issue "Lady Parts,"
a feature on the rise of female suicide bombers.

This portrayal of a "tampon bomb" has caused quite a stir...
what do you think about it?

Let me know at :

xx Alyssa Marie

(Click here for the full article.)
Photo/illustration by Minhaj Ahmed Rafi for Newsweek

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Playlist of the Moment #6 : Love Edition

I've been on the celebration wagon for a little over a week, now, & have been feeling very lucky to have so much to celebrate. After a few days each of celebrating, both, my boyfriend's birthday (which was last Monday) & my own birthday (this past Thursday) we have arrived at our next celebration: today is our 2 year anniversary.

To my amazing boyfriend (because I know you'll read this at some point):
For putting up with me. For never letting me make excuses for myself. For championing me in each endeavor. For making me want to be a better person, both, in our life & my own. For loving my quirks, & helping me embrace them. For loving me.
You're my absolute favorite, & the absolute best.
To another year, & hopefully many more.
Happy anniversary, my dear. I love you.

Thanks to all the romantic-type feelings I'm feeling today....this playlist has some songs that (for whatever reason) make me all "lovey"...&, yes, I mean that in every sense of the word.

Something you think I should listen to?
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xx Alyssa Marie

Best Coast : "When I'm With You"
Bright Eyes : "First Day Of My Life"
Lorde : "Team"
Third Eye Blind : "I Want You"
Ray Lamontagne & Damien Rice : "To Love Sombody"
Speechwriters LLC : "Annie Dan"
Deftones : "Sextape"
Matt Nathanson : "Come On Get Higher"
Amos Lee : "Baby, I Want You"
Band Of Horses : "The First Song"
Ben Folds : "The Luckiest"
Dashboard Confessional : "Hands Down"
John Legend : "Save Room"
Minus The Bear : "White Mystery"
Radiohead : "All I Need"

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Playlist of the Moment #5

Another week down, another round of picks.

Something you think I should listen to?
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xx Alyssa-Marie

The Paper Kites : "St. Clarity"
The Honey Trees : "To Be With You"
Angus & Julia Stone : "Private Lawns"
Low Roar : "Give Up"
Little Dragon : "Twice"
The Fugees : "Killing Me Softly"
Kimbra : "Two Weeks/Head Over Heels" (Grizzly Bear/Tears For Fears mashup)
Lana Del Rey : "Born To Die (Acoustic)"
Justin Timberlake : "Don't Hold The Wall"
Ed Sheeran : "Drunk"
Brett Dennen : "Song For Leaving"