About Me

*yes, I know, I'm a little obsessed with snapchat and the color pink... but at least it's cohesive!*

I suppose you want to know a little bit more about who I am.

My name is Alaina, I'm 27, and I'm known as Mom by two amazing children. (Sofia, 6 & Jeanluc, 2)

I love working out, which I'm just now getting back into after having my second child. I've hiked a consecutive 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. I've run the Army 10-Miler once, and I am obsessed with CrossFit XD

Aside from that fundamental aspect of my life, I'm fully dedicated to being what my husband refers to as a "Domestic Engineer," aka a home-maker, housewife, stay at home mom, etc. I love my husband to no end; he is my best friend and as corny as it may sound, each day I am in awe of how lucky and loved I am.

This website is just a place for me to be creative through means of pixeling and random CSS projects. I love fonts/colors and clean design.

I'd really like to open up a small studio/web development company in the near future, although I am hoping someone would like to partner on that endeavor; the yin to my yang.

I'm a dreamer but also a go-getter, accomplishing what I can and making the best with what I have.

You can find me elsewhere on the internet: @littlepixelfactory on instagram, and littlepixelfactory on pinterest.

I have been creating and maintaining my own corner of the web for over 10 years. I started out like a lot of us did; on neopets. I can't remember the name of my guild but I remember it being a lot of fun. From there I went to geocities, bravenet and webs. You may remember Aosterk, my first official/public site.

From there I've owned Jipushi and GemstoneJelly. I plan to own Little Pixel Factory for a long time ^~^ and perhaps someday, use it more for a business revenue than personal endeavors.

I love giving people things.. I'd rather give than recieve.

When I have time to, I like to cut gemstones on our lapidary. We'd like to open a jewelry studio but are waiting for the finances to do so. I also adore succulents, but I'm trying not to collect too many until we have our own property. I'd like to propegate/grow rare varieties from seed and have a small/local nursery.

I was raised in New England and have somehow managed to make it out to California and am, for the most part, succeeding.

My brother was killed in combat in OEF/OIF, and it is the biggest cornerstone of my life. I miss my brother to no end; to be able to talk to him, even hug the guy. He was the only person who could make me laugh through my tears until my husband came along.

One thing that I know I want to do for certain is travel through the "bad lands" of the USA on horseback.. just like the old cowboys did.

In Outerspace I'm...

→ Sun: Leo
→ Mercury: Leo
→ Venus: Virgo
→ Mars: Leo
→ Jupiter: Cancer
→ Saturn: Capricorn
→ Moon: Cancer

My North Node is in Pisces and my South Node is in Virgo.



Layout (background, code, pixels) → me
Host → A Small Orange
Cbox → Cbox
Applications → Photoshop
Images used for graphics and blogs → Unsplash

Thank You's

Below are mentions of many websites that inspired me over time. They're cute, creative, and unique & taught me that I can be cute, too. It's all about sweetness ^~^ I'm not very fancy in "real life", but it's nice to be able to get it out somewhere. Thank you ladies for the inspiration!

Happy-Mix crew
Ducky feet
Little grimoire
Sugary pink
& more



LPF is my personal domain that I use primarily as a place to blog and offer original resources (made by me, only.) As stated on the homepage, this is my personal playground for CSS and pixel projects I feel like undertaking.


Flatlands/Mountains, Peace/Conflict, Country/City, Tea/Coffee, Boba/Milkshakes


Color OMG. Depends!? I love them all, I really do. Even neutrals...
Book Most recently The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Music Collie Budz, Chris Stapleton, Chris Knight, Tupac, Sly and the Family Stone, Deftones, Tool, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding... @~@
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy
TV Show Vikings , HELL ON WHEELS <3 <3
Smell The forest floor, orange blossoms in an orange grove, saw dust

What I look like