Meet Your Designer

I never really saw myself as an entrepreneur. When I was little, I never started my own little businesses like lemonade stands. I never dreamed about owning my own business one day. I loved to play it safe. Stability was the name of the game for me. We've been raised to stay in school, get the degree, find the job, clock in and out every day, so that's what I did. I found a 9-5 that I ended up loving. (Didn't see that one coming, did you?) The work I did, the people at the office—it was great. I felt fulfilled. Until something changed. I distinctly remember sitting at my desk, looking out the window, and wondering... Is this it? I'd achieved my goal of finding a job I liked and I was climbing the corporate ladder, but it started to feel off. I'll be honest, it wasn't a feeling I particularly enjoyed.

hi friend! I'm so glad you're here.

My name is Alyssa

We all know those picture-perfect travel bloggers and design influencers on Instagram. There were parts of that life that appealed to me (and a lot of it that didn't). But I realized I could do that too. Or something like it, anyway. I needed to find something in between the idealistic #laptoplifestyle posts from Bali and the repetitive days under my office's fluorescent lighting. So I went for it. Brand & Bloom became my new side hustle, my night-and-weekend focus, and my passion. After less than a year, I took the biggest risk of my life thus far and quit that 9-5. Now, as the founder of my own company, I help women like you and me grow their businesses, their finances, and their confidence. I started The Garden Website Templates to help even more entrepreneurs.



Robert Pattinson

Celeb crush:

Kings of Leon

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someone who inspires me:

Anything sweet

my guilty pleasure:

Mezcal Margarita

My go-to drink:

Paris *heart eyes*

if we could live anywhere...

The Parent Trap

favorite movie:

Binge my favorite show

on my days off, I love to:

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