Monthly Archives: September 2012


so i may not be your average snookie or j-wow, but let me tell you…. i’ve fallen into the world of GTL.




gym? alyssa? working out? really? it’s true! after one too many trips to taco bell i decided to get my work out on with my new best friend…

yeah… it’s shawn t! (he also does the insanity workout dvds). i’ve been on my 30 day hip hop abs plan and so far i’ve only missed one day! and it happened to be the day chico was home from tour 😉 needless to say, it brings me back to my high school dance team days!

tanning? yes, some may say i’ve stooped to a new low with the tanning. i know it’s not good for you, but when it’s rained/been cloudy the past few weekends (prime layout time) and you have an event coming up- a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do (if she doesn’t want to look like a ghost)!

laundry? well, what can i say? that comes naturally when i only have about 3 workout outfits and working out 6 days a week! (yep, you guessed it- i’m still using both of chico’s 15 lb. weights on top of our washer!)

but this is a routine. i’m glad i’ve been able to get into a routine while chico’s on tour and getting in shape while i’m at it. it definitely beats sitting around and eating an entire bowl of popcorn for dinner every night!

let’s just hope i don’t get mistaken for Pauly D.


Everything is Broken

Okay, so that title might be a slight lie… and incredibly overdramatic…

But here’s the story.

It all started the night before Chico left for tour, one of our doorknobs breaks. In all of his hustle and bustle getting ready for tour, and after spending precious time going from store to store searching for a new knob (which he later found was custom made for our house)  there was just no time to fix our obscure and apparently one-of-a-kind door before the bus pulled out of town…

House 1. Aly 0.

The morning after Chico left, everything seemed pretty normal. I poured myself my usual morning cup of coffee, and lo and behold, parts of my coffee machine fall out as soon as I remove the pot. Coffee maker- broken.

REALLY? Yeah. House 2. Aly 0.

Then the next day I get on a cleaning frenzy (this never happens!) and decide to do loads and loads of laundry. By about the second load, the machine stops in the middle of the cycle and doesn’t pick back up. Of course after readjusting the settings, restarting the machine, (and maybe even giving it a few kicks and punches) it’s not starting back up and my clothes are just taking a long bath in some high water…

House 3. Aly 0.

But you know- I try to hold my own! After all I am a grown-up, right? Thankfully I have my bro-in-law here in Nashville now and some great friends who live close by and can give me a hand every now and then.

As for the door?  It’s not completely fixed, but it’s functioning better than when it first broke.

The coffee maker? I had to buckle down and buy a new one.

The washing machine? Girl figured out that if you put both of Chico’s 10 lb. weights on top of the lid, everything is as it should be. Bam!

I’m not sure where the Me vs. House points land as of right now, but hey- I’m learning how to be a handy-woman in the process… all while trying to remember that I’m grateful for our little house and the things we do have. 🙂


Photos: one, two, three

1 Year Old!

Well, our blog is 1 year old!

We started this blog on Aug. 26th of last year not really knowing where it would go… and although we haven’t kept up with it very much, we’re happy to give you spontaneous updates about our life together. 🙂

So who knows, maybe next year we will have more in store for you on our little blog- but right now we’re still in our infant/toddler stage.

Thanks for all of your support so far! We appreciate every comment, like, and view! ❤


Flashback Friday: Spring Florida Trip

So you thought we went to Florida back in January, right? Yeah…

Well, we went back just 4 months later in April! This was halfway through Chico’s 3 month Spring Tour with the guys and it was a MUCH needed time to hop a plane see him out on the road. Here are some snapshots (do they call ’em that anymore??) from my time on the road with him…

Can’t stop the band from stepping out into the crowd!

Morning view of the Jacksonville shore.

Taking my seat… right behind the sound guy.

Taking a break for some Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.

Downtown Boca Raton.

Elevator pic!

Green Room Girls.

I was so happy to spend time with the other band wives/girlfriends/fiances too! (They keep me sane when Chico’s away!)

More flashbacks to come… and more present day updates, too! (fingers crossed)

Text Tuesday: Lights Edish

Hello Party People!

Let’s face it- it’s been a little rocky updating this blog… so much has happened! (Maybe we’ll do some Throwback Thursdays and Flashback Fridays to catch you up…)

I’ve been lucky enough to have Chico home all summer, but the time has come for the fall touring to begin. Even though he hasn’t left yet, with all of the rehearsals and prep for the tour, it almost seems like it starts a month before the tour actually begins! While I’m working during the day and he’s rehearsing at night, we’ve had to start getting in our groove of being apart.

Anyways, Chico’s been playing with some lighting rigs the past few weeks and here is one outrageous text I received just the other day…

To give you a better idea of what this lighting rig looked like, see for yourself:

Lights from AlyandChico on Vimeo.

But you know, there is something we can all learn from this:

Don’t switch the blade on the guy in shades… Oh no!