Why is Growth Important?

    We all know that saying “grow through, what you go through.”

    How many of you know deep down you must walk away from something or someone that is no longer serving you? How many of you stay because your too comfortable to walk away or simply you’re afraid of the change and the unknown? What if I tell you everything you ever dreamt of is right over that line of fear? Right now, I am currently in a state of what is my next move? How do I get to where I want to be? Where I am right now is where a lot of people give up and remain average. We were not created to remain average. I don’t know about you, but I crave and desire more in life. What I am currently learning about myself is that fear needs to be removed from my mind and vocabulary.

    I have experienced a lot of growth in areas of my life and there are a lot of areas where I am still learning and growing; this process never stops. The higher you get in life the more you need to learn and grow. So many people are terrified of change, but really open your mind and ask yourself “how am I afraid of something I’ve never experienced or dealt with before?” Truly, how do you know what is waiting on the other side if you’ve never been there before? How can you really be afraid of the unknown?

    Let’s get personal really quick… Many of you know I was in a relationship for 7 years and we broke up about a year and a half ago. I was TERRIFIED to leave, but I knew deep down it was what I wanted/needed. I stayed which in return, caused a lot of pain and confusion in the relationship until it was time to finally walk away. That pain was probably the worst pain I ever felt. I was afraid to be alone. I had no idea what my next moves were or where I would end up. Now that I have grown through that experience, I can say that worrying about the unknown is literally a waste of time. My favorite saying is “be the warrior, not the worrier!”

    I legit spent so much valuable time worrying about things that did not even occur or mattered. What I learned from that experience is that we must take each experience the good and the bad and grow with it.

    So you ask “why is growth important?’ it is important because if you do not get out of that “comfort zone” whether it be a dead-end job, relationship, the streets or whatever it is that you know no longer serves you, you will never grow or reach your full potential. Yes, growth is extremely uncomfortable, messy and full of feelings you were not expecting, but blossoms it is necessary. No one ever really tells you how painful growth is until you do something FOR YOURSELF to experience exactly what I am telling you. Growth is not easy at all. You fall, you rise, you slip, you slide, but no matter what if you’re committed to yourself you get the f back up. The greatest thing about failing is you failed at something, but you can always get up and try again. Now that you know why you failed and where you failed you can use that to your advantage and rebuild/restructure with the knowledge you’ve gained.

    Growth is also important because you become more mature, successful and you find happiness through it all. I’ve learned that growth is the foundation of yourself. During a growth spurt, you learn how to take control of your emotions which is the most lethal weapon. If you can control your emotions that is when you become dangerous in a healthy way. You can move properly and execute anything that life gives you. Like one of my favorite rappers, Ace Hood said, “got control of my demons and I’ve been King ever since.” Growth is a part of self-improvement and self-development. You must be willing to grow through everything you experience to improve yourself and develop yourself to that higher level of self-being.  

    I am going to leave you all with this last saying “the day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.” When you’re ready to take that “growth step” please know you’ve planted a seed. The seed(you) needs soil, sun, water, and love. As you know my blog name is Roses and Champagne. Picture yourself as a rose. You are being planted into the ground. You are going to need that sun, that rain and love to grow. Be patient with yourself, be kind to yourself, but most importantly love yourself for YOU. The mistakes you’ve made along the way thus far; it’s shaping you. Remember a rose has truth and thorns, your thorns are there to show the warrior inside of you and the protection of yourself.

    As always, keep blossoming with me

    August 15, 2019

    Mercury Retrograde July 2019

    Hey Blossoms, welcome back! I am really excited to be writing right now.

    First, I want to wish all the Cancer’s a Happy Birthday! It’s Cancer Season and I am a Cancer (as many of you know), so I get to really embrace this as much as you.

    Mercury is currently in retrograde and for those who do not know what retrograde means here is the definition:

    directed or moving backward.

    So basically Mercury is moving backward. Mercury is the planet of communication, therefore, the way things interact with each other is going to go through a few ups and downs. That is why when Mercury is in retrograde we are advised to make sure our phones are backed up/updated and that we do not sign important documents without fully knowing everything or make final decisions on important matters.

    As it is Cancer Season and the element for Cancer is water things can feel very emotional and vulnerable. Water is charming, refreshing and mysterious just like the ocean. You may be currently feeling like this. You can feel something is coming your way that has a refreshing touch to it, but because you do not know exactly what it is it feels mysterious and confusing.

    Think of the ocean for me. You’re standing at the shoreline and the view is so charming. The splashes on your feet are so refreshing with the breeze, looking out the horizon has a certain charm but is mysterious. What is out there? Are the boats coming this way? What fish are swimming around and where are all the beautiful seashells?

    This is what is happening right now in the cosmos. We are being called to sit still take in the refreshing, charming and yet mysterious outcomes. Water is also private, sensitive and emotional. That is why almost everyone on the planet is feeling very emotional and sensitive. Again, as we’re being called to sit still we feel the urge to become very private with certain areas in our lives. We need to sit still and look at everything in our lives and determine what needs to go and what needs to stay.

    We are advised to not make any emotional decisions during this retrograde. Mercury went retrograde on July 7th and it ends on July 31st, so basically the entire month. However, we always need to give Mercury a 10 day grace period to allow it to stabilize.

    Cancer is the Fourth House in the Zodiac meaning it rules everything to do with your sense of home, environment, family life (ancestry; including parents and grandparents). You may even be dealing with living situations and family issues from the past. We dig into the past in order to discover the roots of our being. We do this to step fully into our true selves.

    I do not claim myself as an Astrologer; I am given spiritual messages and I share them with all of you. I always inform you to only take was resonates with you and what does not resonate with you is NOT for you, so let it be.

    I know at this time emotions are heavy and driving everyone crazy lol, but I promise you it will all make sense. Just sit still a little bit, rest and allow things to come in and go out just like the ocean. Do not settle for anything during this time.

    I am truly sorry to my true readers; the ones who have supported me since the beginning and who continue to push me to write. I pop in and pop out all the time with my blog. However, I am going to give you all an update on whats been going on in my life. The last time I gave a life update was back in May 2018….. ummm way overdue. I will be back!

    In the meantime, as always keep blossoming with me.

    July 9, 2019

    I fucked up.

    Hey Blossoms! As you can tell by the title I fucked up. Most of you all know the past 365, 368 days to be exact have been an absolute roller-coaster of events and emotions. I have not been true to myself therefore not true to all of you. You may be wondering what I mean by that and, well, here it is…

    I am broken and I’ve been broken never did I heal.

    I have continuously numbed all my pains and put on a facade. I have done many toxic things, caused my own toxic behaviors and choices. However, I did grow and blossom in many areas of my life, but many areas still need a lot of tender, love, and care, especially tough love.

    I was in the process of building solid foundations and with one dumb decision; everything came crashing down. It is now time to clean up my mess. As my best-friends, 3 yr old would say make a green choice. A green choice is a smart positive decision.

    I looked at my followers and I currently have over 1,000 and I know at the very least one of you probably many more have made a bad choice, did something they regret, and didn’t know how to fix it. I know one of you made a bad choice and knew how to fix it. So I am reaching out to all my Blossoms who have had a rough time but figured out a healthy way to mend their broken heart, undo a wrong, heal open wounds and pains.

    I am looking for you to teach me the right path and so I can, in turn, pass your knowledge onto other struggling in pain Blossoms. Women are always bashing each other, hating on each other, let’s start supporting and uplifting each other through hard times. That way we can all blossom and shine.

    If you have advice for what works for you, that helped you send me a message that way I can spread it to the other beautiful blossoms.

    As always keep blossoming with me,

    April 27, 2019

    Patience is a Virtue

    Hello My Blossoms and welcome back to the blog! I am actually very excited to sit down and write out the spiritual message I received this morning!

    I know we all have been experiencing a change in our lives and some of the changes may feel very overwhelming and can feel like “what the f*uck is my next move?” but the thing is Blossoms all we can do is ride the wave.

    Our paths have been created already & we are just walking our own journey to get to where the Divine wants us, but sometimes WE CHOOSE a different road. It is okay to choose that road because in the end we always end up where we are destined to be. However, it may take longer because we didn’t listen to our higher selves.

    Right now we are being called to LISTEN to our higher selves, Blossoms I cannot express this hard enough. THIS IS THE TIME. You need to let go of the ego bs and move from your heart! You know WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU and you know WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. THE TIME IS NOW! We are entering March and March has a HUGE blessing coming.

    What I do know right now is that most of us are currently in a situation where we need to say “no” to certain things because deep down we know the timing is off. I always preach “trust in the process” “trust in the timing” but when you feel it at your fingertips you want it right then and there, but it does not work that way. It is not on our time. You know that saying: “Man Plans, God Laughs” yeah well that is what is currently happening.

    I was stressing myself over a situation I had no control over, just like everything else. The only thing we control is ourselves: the choices, reactions, and our emotions. When we say no to things that we know do not serve us; it goes into the Universe and the Universe is shooting the YES THING to us, but IT TAKES TIME.

    Think of picking out fruit and vegetables, you want them to have the perfect ripe to them that is when you get the best nutrients and taste. Apply this to your current situation. The situation is not ripe enough for you! If you need to say no, say no so you can start to receive the yes!

    As the title of the post is Patience is a Virtue: “The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person.

    Blossoms, say no to those things and sit back and work on you! When you focus your time and energy on YOU, you won’t even believe what the Divine will bring to you. I am legit smiling right now because in January I took space from certain things to focus on myself and when I did that you wouldn’t believe the tiny blessings I received. Why invest our time into anything other than ourselves? Like Yada always says WHATS MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU?

    We also need to remember we cannot force communication, we cannot force connection, we cannot force anything. When we force something it is unnatural and what happens when something is unnatural? There is no true meaning, no true purpose, no true connection to the Divine to your journey.

    I am going to wrap this up because I have to get back to work. It’s the end of the month and I have a huge financial project. Please please please take time to focus on yourself and say no to what you know is not for you. I truly hope this can help at least one of you out there! If you come across this and you know someone who needs this message please just copy the link and send it to them. Let’s help at least one person!

    As always, keep blossoming with me xo

    February 28, 2019


    Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is done with the $hopping and is not waiting for the last minute. I was a last minute shopper this year for sure. I was not in the Christmas Spirit at all, but I am so excited to see my family. This year the Holiday’s are very different, but I am embracing the change. With that being said I finally was able to have Friendsmas with the girls.

    Gia invited us over her place and we had wine, appetizers, dinner, danced to great music, and played Yankee Swap. Of course, we had vegan options and made Kathy her mom drink since she is expecting (I am so excited, I literally feel like I am pregnant with her).

    I made oil dip and you guys I am not kidding it is amazing you have to try it. When I cook, I don’t usually measure things, I eye ball. So I use olive oil, with mince garlic and red pepper (fresh), and I usually use Italian seasoning, but I used oregano this time. I just put it all into a bowl and mix it up.
    I love you ladies so much! Every time we get together it’s always a good time!

    Blossoms, thank you for your support and messaging me it truly means a lot. I hope you enjoy your time with your loved ones.

    Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

    December 24, 2018

    Full Moon 12/22/18

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    I would like to first start off by saying I am not an astrologer, I do not study the planets like that. I only talk about things that resonate with me and I share them with you. I do not know everything, but I believe in what I know and I listen to what the Universe gives me. I do believe we are all connected to the Universe. We are the Universe. Some of you may understand, some may not, but I am here simply for myself and for those who can also resonate. When reading these type of messages please only take what resonates with you. If it does not resonate at all, no biggie.

    I’ve always had a connection to the Moon, I didn’t know what it was until this year. After getting deeper into Astrology and Horoscopes I realized Cancers are Moon-Children. I am a Moonchild. “The definition of a moon child is someone born under the astrological sign of Cancer.” 

    The moon brings balance to our planet and right now the Universe is calling us to find balance within. Because of this, our bodies feel very heavy. Some of you who have not really cleansed yourself or worked on healing you will feel this heavier. You will physically be sick, some of you are already feeling it. We get tired around the same time of the day. Also, all that you kept pushing away and not facing will resurface intensely. Those same arguments you thought were “gone” are not because you did not properly heal. Anything you thought was resolved but is happening again it is because you didn’t learn the lesson. When it happens again say these words to yourself “what is this teaching me?” do not say “why is this happening?” you need to determine what it is teaching you. It is for you. It is not against you.

    On Monday a light-worker tweeted the following:

    I felt this deeply because some people that surround me refuse to take the time to heal and I give up on trying because I have to focus on what is now in alignment with my own journey.

    On December 22nd we will have a Full Moon. A Full Moon allows your wishes to come true, it is the time to cleanse your crystals, you feel protected, and the harvesting begins.

    The last three months were the cleanup months. Some may have lost a job, a home, even relationships. Some doors opened for others. We are now in the process of leaving behind what no longer serves us. NOW is the time to just let go. Let go of what you know deep within is no longer apart of you. Remove the fear. Do not allow fear to come in. I was talking to Angie and she gave me the word MOVEMENT. 2019 is all about movement. If you do not let go of what no longer serves you there will be no movement for you. We are going into Capricorn Season and Capricorn Energy is natural go-getter energy. It is time to work so you can accomplish what you want.

    During the Full Moon you want to say the following affirmations:

    “I now release what no longer positively serves me and open to my highest good.” “I will push the boundaries of my inner-self.” “I am ready to be transformed by the Full Moon.”

    I am so ready for this. We are leaving all this crap in 2018, because 2019 is the Y E A R. What are you doing? Sinking or Swimming? Are you ready? The choice is yours. Right NOW we are only moving forward and only taking what needs to come with us. I truly hope this can at least reach one of you. Let’s make it epic. Please feel free to DM me and let me know if any of it resonates with you. I would love to know.

    As always, keep blossoming with me xo 

    December 21, 2018

    Unable to Board My Flight + My Dream Tattoo

    I want to thank everyone for the amazing feedback on my last post. It really means a lot to me. I wish you could feel the feeling I get reading your comments. It’s truly amazing and you keep me wanting to do more. 


    I should have landed back in Boston Monday @11am, but nope the Universe had other plans.

    We arrived at the airport @7am, but apparently, we needed to be there at 5 am, we woke up at 5 am to pack, and had fallen asleep around 2 am. So yes we were exhausted.

    Because we were not there they did not let us board the plane. Instead, we both had to pay an extra $144 for new tickets and carry on luggage.

    I know everything happens for a reason and we figured out why. Long story short my cousin was in a really bad accident last week and is dealing with some issues. We met this man and she spoke to him for a few hours and gave her all of the advice she needed.

    We were at the airport for 8 hours. Thankfully, I had my laptop with me and could work remotely.

    The entire day at the airport was so miserable, but I tried my best to not let it get to me too much.

    Now that I am back HOME, hugged my cats, gave them extra treats, let’s take it back to Friday when I landed in Florida.


    I went on a mini vacation with my cousin Mikkie. We stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villa. Our “room” was an apartment, I loved it. The resort is beautiful.

    We had 3 different pools to choose from, one was open till 1 am. There’s a mini marketplace that also served Starbucks (only hot drinks).

    Here are a few photos from our room

    After we checked in, unpacked, we went to Walmart to get a few groceries. We think our Walmarts are hectic, this Walmart was so busy!

    What was really cool is that they had their own little liquor store attached. So, of course, we bought some wine. We all know I love my wine haha.

    We headed back to the resort and Mikkie cooked a quick dinner as we were heading out for the night.

    White Rice | Cauliflower | Corn & Chickpeas – Small meal, but healthy filling and tasty

    After we ate it was time to get ready for the night.

    Mikkie’s Outfit Details Jeans: H&M Boyfriend Denim | Top: Gifted | Shoes: Charlotte Russe My Outfit Details: Top: Forever21 | Pants: Totally forgot | Shoes: Sam Edelman

    We went to a Hookah Lounge called Bookah. You know I am 100% honest with you, I do not recommend this place at all. I feel there may be good nights, but the two times I went I did not enjoy it. It bothers me because the staff is great, they serve food. I guess for me it was more the music. I love spanish music even though I can’t understand it, but to play it all night is draining. As a DJ you have to switch it up. Plus I do not smoke hookah. As we were just over this spot we went back to the hotel. Mikkie enjoyed her jacuzzi and I slept, I swear all I did was lay down this entire trip. I am getting so old haha.


    Morning approached I made us smoothies and avocado toast. While we enjoyed breakfast I was searching things in Orlando and came across a tattoo artist.  I fell in love with his art. It was the exact art I have been looking for. I messaged him and scheduled an appointment that same day, thankfully he had an opening. Mikkie, of course, threw down in the kitchen again with a quick healthy filling lunch. She made us a salad.

    Mixed Springs | Corn | Chickpeas | Avocado | & Gardein Crispy Chicken

    I headed off to the Tattoo shop while everyone else went shopping. I went to War Kings Tattoo and the artist is John. Seriously, check out his work on Instagram.

    I am in love with my tattoo it is exactly how I saw it. It looks so real and it is just perfect.

    As mentioned on my social media there is a very special meaning behind this, but after thinking about it I truly do not want to share with everyone on how special butterflies are to me. I am going to keep that tucked away. Just know it has something to do with my Dad. That is just a topic I share, but I keep very close to my heart.

    After my tattoo appointment, I went out to eat. I totally forgot what location I was in.

    I had dinner at Yard House.  

    Yard House has so much to choose from (food and drink). It took me forever to determine what drink I wanted which is crazy.

    But seriously look at this menu, that section that reads Gardein that’s all VEGAN! I was legit shook and in my glory. I’ve never had a non-vegan restaurant offer so much Vegan food.

    I went with the Sunkissed Sangria (ecco domani pinot grigio, absolut lime vodka, bacardi superior rum, citrus agave, peach purée, orange, pomegranate seeds, strawberries). I ordered 3 of these but only had 2. Once I took a sip of that 3rd the first two kicked in. The person I was out to eat with finished it for me.

    After dinner, I headed back to the hotel. I was supposed to start getting ready, but you know the Universe had other plans (keep that to myself) lol.

    However, Mikkie was low-key upset I wasn’t ready to go out so I jumped outta bed and got ready. We ended up at Bookah. As I was annoyed of being there again, we ended up at Midnight Lounge (closes @5am btw). The DJ was amazinggggg! He played every genre. If you know me, you know I will dance anywhere and sure enough, I danced and sang as if no one was watching. We got back to the hotel around 4am and guess what I did, knocked out. What did Mikkie do? Enjoyed the jacuzzi; I cannot believe I missed out on that twice lol.


    The weekend came and gone, Sunday was our last day in Florida. We rested a bit in the morning and then went to the grocery store to pick up food for Sunday Dinner. I didn’t take any photos of the food only a video which was uploaded on my IG & Snap Story. Before we cooked it was game time, Patriots were playing so we headed down to the hot tub with a drink and watched the game.

    How amazing does Mikkie look! & her once piece is sooo dope


    Thank you, Orlando for a wonderful mini-vacation. Thank you for allowing me to meet such amazing new friends even tho they all call me “mom” (inside joke), I love it tho!

    Another place to check off my list of places to visit. Just a random fact about me. I love take off. I love that feeling of the plane speeding up, making a loud noise, and then all of a sudden you’re in the air.

    My next post will be about the Universe if you’re interested in learning a little something keep your eye out.

    As always, keep blossoming with me,


    December 19, 2018

    Out With The Old & In With The New

    Wow, it’s been a while since I sat down and poured my heart out on the blog. I actually just checked my draft folder and I had 14 drafts unfinished. I had so much to say during the Summer, but I could not find the courage to make it viewable to the public eye. I wanted to talk about all the pain I was dealing with, but I repeatedly said: “Who wants to read about the depressed girl? No one wants to know that I had my heart broken. No one wants to hear about me crying.” I remember saying “I’ve never truly seen a woman close to me who had their heart broken, survive, heal and become all that she wants to be” but I just now realized as I am typing this I AM HER!

    My heart was broken, yes I played a part in that, I am not perfect. There were nights I couldn’t breathe from the pain. I felt like my world was ending day after day and night after night. Here I am today, healing and feeling hopeful for what is to come next. I survived. I know it might sound a bit dramatic, but if you ever experienced it, you know the tight feeling in your chest is unbearable. I truly would not wish it on anyone.

    It was brought to my attention that I am a role model to others, a lot of people look up to me, and so many girls thought I was living my “best” life. Deep down I was and wasn’t. I was because I had freedom. I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted without worrying about another person’s feelings. I wasn’t because I was falling behind on bills, not paying my rent, working when I felt like it and drinking to numb my pain. Now that, that whole phase is out the window (thank God), here I am ready for the new me.

    I am becoming the woman I want to be, not the woman I thought I had to be. There will be many changes happening in my life. Heck, there were so many changes this year. The number of changes in my life and even within me I can’t even count them all. I love this new Alyssa I really do. I am very protective of the new space I am in because it took a lot to create this happy universe within.

    I made a promise to myself that when I feel like writing a blog post, I am writing because it’s clearly a message I need to get out. Moving forward nothing will stay as a draft.

    As many of you know I move with the Universe and love learning about Astrology. I am going to start sharing a lot more about this because I am always being asked questions. I am also going to start sharing Vegan recipes, maybe once a week.

    So yes, stay tuned for much more on the blog! I’m going to bring more life to Roses and Champagne. That is what my blog is about; blossoming. Without rain & sunshine, a flower cannot grow. That is what life is all about. The good and the bad; the beauty and the pain.

    I am currently on the plane heading to Florida so stay tuned for that blog post. The weather is expected to be a bit cold there, but hey I need a vacation and seriously it cannot be that cold compared to our New England weather.

    Enjoy your weekend, talk to you later xo 


    December 14, 2018

    Halloween The Glam Way Part 2: The Vampire

    Hey Blossoms, welcome back to the blog. Last week I shared a Glam Witch Halloween Look. I am now going to be sharing The Vampire look I created.

    Scrolling through the Halloween Section on PrettyLitteThing I came across this burgundy velvet jumpsuit. I fell in love with the color, material, one shoulder, and the fact it was a jumpsuit (legs keeping warm for a Halloween night out, win-win).

    I honestly love this jumpsuit. Not only can you use this as a Vampire, but you can also create a Devil. The jumpsuit is so beautiful you can wear it during the Holiday Season. A Christmas party or a dinner. You can even be the lady in red at midnight when the ball drops.

    For makeup, PrettyLittleThing came through with more body stickers and I used the “bloody face” ones.

    Jumpsuit: PrettyLittleThing | Bloody Stickers: PrettyLittleThing

    I want to thank PrettyLittleThing for reaching out to me and allowing me to take part in the Halloween Campaign. I want to thank my family and friends for their support in this. I want to thank Kathy (my bestie) for taking the photos and Emily (her little sister) for doing my makeup.

    “Dream big, work hard, stay focused, & surround yourself with good people”

    Keep blossoming with me, 


    Halloween The Glam Way Part 1: The Witch

    With Halloween rapidly approaching us, there are so many different costume ideas to think about. Have you thought about your Halloween Costume yet? Why go to your local Halloween store when you can create a costume using on-trend pieces from your favorite fashion retailer.

    Today, I am sharing the witch look I created using a dress from Pretty Little Thing.

    I love these dresses they’re so trendy and as soon as I saw this I knew I could make a “Glam Witch”

    I wanted to create a spooky glam vibe. I found these spider body stickers and knew I wanted to incorporate them into the look. I wanted to make it look like they were crawling up my hand onto my neck.

    Dress: Pretty Little Thing | Stickers: Pretty Little Thing | Witch Hat: Party City | Witch Broom: Party City


    Stay tuned for Halloween The Glam Way Part 2: The Vampire


    As always, keep blossoming with me