Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Living Color

Happy September!  I am back in full technicolor glow, excited to spend the rest of my Summer sipping watermelon lemonade, dancing under the sun, sprawled out for picnics; pushing kids on the swings and getting dirty teaching little ones about bugs! :)

The past few weeks have been full of BIG changes for me, which has been so exciting!  When one door closes, another one opens!  I am now an aftercare aid at a school, as well as a teacher naturalist and artist.  Yep, I am actually getting busy creating again, (hooray!).  I am happy to announce that my Etsy shop will finally be launching at the end of this week with my moth necklaces, and a garment or two (I am currently working on one of my bug skirts for sale!!)  One of the necklaces that will be up in the shop is the one featured in these photos!  The chain will be slightly different however, the ones available in my shop will be on a gold plated chain that is has a tarnish resistant coating and is nickel and lead free!

I can not wait to get these necklaces up in the shop!  If you have been reading my blog for a while, (thanks for sticking with me!!!)  you probably know that my love for butterflies and moths grows deep and has been a lifelong passion.  The one pictured is actually a moth, and NOT a butterfly like you would think.  It is the Madagascan Sunset Moth with wings like a rainbow, could a critter get any more beautiful??  It should be like, my lifelong mascot or something...
Oh, and about this dress!  Well, I am sure you all know that this is My Little Pony.  I actually didn't realize that My Little Pony was still such a big thing, I just rode horses growing up and had several little ponies as a child and loved the print when I spotted it in Hot Topic and scooped it up on sale.  I am such a sucker for novelty dresses, especially colorful ones! :)
You guys, I am sad to see the summer drifting away but I am SOOO excited for my favorite fall things!!!  Apple cider, bonfires, pretty scarves, trips to the mountains and bike rides at dusk.  Cooking everything imaginable with pumpkin, making tons of soups and quick breads, and picking apples at Milburn Orchards!  Fall is so beautiful and inspiring; but it can also be quite an adjustment getting back to limited daylight; that part will be difficult...but come on, sleeping with the windows open!!
I am looking forward to having more creative free time to work on posting and making more things for my shop!  It feels like I have been away from the blog for waaaay too long, so thank you to each and every one of you for visiting and saying hello!  :)

Please do pop by my shop and see what I have in store later this week! 
There will be Lunas and Cecropias, Madagascan Sunset Moths and other lovelies to celebrate the love of Lepidoptera!   I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and getting ready for the beautiful season coming right around the corner.  Let's talk soon! :)

xo, Alyssa


  1. Always so colorful and lovely! Perfect look, love every item!
    Can't wait to see the items in your Etsy Shop! The necklace is truly wonderful!
    Hope you will post more often! :)

  2. So glad to see you posting again! And I ADOREEE everything about this outfit, especially that amazing dress! That's awesome that you're finally opening your Etsy shop :) Best of luck with it!


  3. Ah this dress is amazing, love MLP! I'm so glad to see someone else obsessed with rainbows :D Can't wait to hear more about your art adventures, good luck with the shop!

    <3 Megan

  4. Hooray for your Etsy shop opening! I already favorited it so I can check out all your pretty things. I love this moth necklace so much. Also this dress is so incredible. I'm always happy to click and see another one of your super colorful, adorable outfits!

    Jamie |

  5. Wow I have been trying to track down that exact my little pony dress for awhile now but I can never find it in my size. It is absolutely perfect and beautiful. Looks gorgeous on you. All those changes in your life sound great and I look forward to seeing your Etsy store.

  6. Back and brighter than ever! So happy to see your colorful self in my blog feed again!
    <3 Mariah

  7. Love all this color!!!! Soooo unique!!!! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!

  8. superb! Really nice post sis, excited to see more xx Peach

  9. Oh my! You look absolutely gorgeous! The splash of colors in your style is very refreshing, a nod towards a fun and chic fashion sense, which is so unlike the monotonous modernism pervading most of the fashion world. What better way to spread that aesthetic of yours, than opening up a shop, right? I'm sure all the items you'll be putting up for listing will be a huge success. Thank you for sharing, Alyssa! Stay beautiful!

    Clint Shaff @ Franchise Match

  10. That dress is the best ever <3 You look so adorable!

    - Anna