Thursday, January 30, 2014

{Car Maintenance}

This past week we had some car trouble again! Our night started out with watching Walter Mitty ( I though it was okay, seemed predictable to me) My husband really liked it. We went outside and our tire kind of blew. I don't really know how it happened. So we made it to WalMart (the one we went to didn't have a tire place) and so you see my Hubs in his Duck Dynasty hat he bought trying to fix our tire. Now this night was about 20 degrees but the windshield put the temp in the single degrees. It was COLD! Anyway the tire would not come off! We drove home on it (bad idea) by the time we got home the tire was shredded and we had left rubber on the road. 
So that night we called a tow guy. The original guys did not show up so we had to call another tow place. These guys were so great but the tow trucks hydraulics were not working so the owner (the guy in the overall, I love overalls lol) had to bring a trailer. 

We ended up getting the car taken care off but man it was a rough morning! That night I got sick :( 
This was where we watched our movie! 

More to come on my birthday presents but I wanted to get this story out there because it was so crazy. I hope you all are having a great Thursday, I am at home sick :( but tomorrow is Friday! 

~Alysse 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

{ 22nd Birthday!}

Yup, today is the day I turn 22! I made myself some chocolate chip pancakes that were so yummy! My friend Britt is going to take me to lunch at McCalisters! The one bad thing is that I feel sick :( Yesterday it came on out of no where! I don't know what happened, it was literally instant. I feel better today but man I am trying to hang in there. I am excited for a good day :)
What is your favorite thing to do for yourself on your birthday? 
I am getting a free Starbucks drink today :) 

~Alysse 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

{Saturday Stuff}


My Saturday so far has been filled with homework :( I have so much to do for this next week. In my main teaching class we are doing a entire unit plan for second graders. I am working with two other people and it is going really well so far but it is a lot of work. I have Fridays off and it is amazing! I got so much stuff done yesterday it was amazing! I made this (almost two week) plan for our meals. Tonight I am making Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan!Yum! It helps me so much if I have a plan. 

I found these books below at walmart yesterday and I totally want them for my future classroom! They are filled with 6 other smaller books and they are so cute!
 
I am also going to start reading this today at some point! I am so excited!!! 

How is your Saturday going??? 

~Alysse 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

{Beards and the Fu Manchu}

The glorious beard!
Yup this happened...
 
and so did this...
 Well my friends, my husband did the craziest thing ever last night. He shaved his wonderful red beard into a Fu manchu...it was cool at first (picture #2) it curled on its own and everything! and then came picture #3...not as cool anymore. I actually really don't like it at all and he knows it. It just doesn't look right at all on him and he went to work today with this silly mustache thing on his face!  (he then texted me saying everyone loved it at his work...GREAT!)
Has your husband/boyfriend done anything like this before??? 

~Alysse

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{Time Off}

This past week I had off Friday and Monday with the Hubs, which was so so much fun! Yesterday was 60 Degrees here! (What What!) and today well not so good, but back to yesterday, we went on a walk at our local Nature Center and man was it packed! It was so nice out that everyone wanted a piece of the sunshine. I was just super glad to get out of the apartment.
I got to watch a few movie on Netflix this weekend and I came across Mona Lisa Smile.
Such a great movie! It came out in 2003 which is super weird that it seems so long ago. Anyway it reminded me of the movie The Help. I really enjoyed the movie.
I really like not having a job at the moment but it is harder for me to get things done because I just want to relax and enjoy this time, but alas I have to do homework and get the house clean.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday :)

~Alysse

Monday, January 20, 2014

{Irish food, Movies and Hurts Donut}


Last night the Hubs and I went out, we weren't planning on it being a date but it kind of turned out that way :) 
We went to Dublin's Pass again and had some really yummy food (see above picts) The hand cut potato chips were AMAZING! Then we went to the movies, the Hubs saw Lone Survivor, which he said was amazing but sad. I went and saw Frozen again! I forgot how much I liked that movie! 
We ended the  night with Hurts Donut's, so so so good! 
It ended up being a great night :) 

~Alysse 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

{ Letters }


 
Dear School, this week has been so crazy and busy. This is my second to last semester..whats up with all the homework? 

Dear Kiel, You are such a great husband who cuddles me when I have freak out moments. You are patient with me (which is amazing) and you definitely deserve an award for that! 

Dear 22nd Birthday, you are coming so quickly! and the Hubs has a surprise for me what has to do something with my birthday and anniversary... What could this present be??(I think it will be a trip :) 

Dear Instagram Picture above, the Hubs told me I had an 80's look, I think I am okay with that...and the Hubs is not winking in this picture...he just has a funny look lol

Happy Saturday!!!! 
~Alysse

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Week Recap}

I started back to college this week. I have to say that I will really enjoy my classes but they are going to be a lot of work, so if I am not on much it is because I am so super busy! I did buy some amazing tea this past week that you see in the picture. I got it at the tea place in the mall. The Hubs and I love it! Like he loves it so much he took it to work with him in my owl cup...
Maharaja Chai Oolong & Samurai Chai Mate Oolong Tea

I also get to do an art class for part on one of my elementary classes, so this butterfly we did about symmetry yesterday! I feel that it may be another symbol for the Rebellion in District 12 or something :) 
 The Hubs and I also made this amazing turkey! Gosh it is so good. We loosened the skin before we cooked it and rubbed softened butter and herbs in between the skin and the meat. It is so amazing! 

I hope you all are having a productive week like I am :) 

~Alysse



 

Friday, January 10, 2014

{Cubs first Steps}

I hope this makes you smile today, it did for me! 



~Alysse

{Last Day}


Today is my last day at my job. I have been here for three and a half years and I have made so many friends along the way. I am very sad to be leaving. The first picture is of all of my co-workers and the card they got for me, it was so full they wrote on the back! It made me almost cry :( I am trying really hard not to cry today because well I don't like crying in front of people. 
If you think of me please send a little prayer my way for a new job


~Alysse 

 


 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

{Thankful For}

Husbands with vampire foam in his beard
Lipstick stains on my morning coffee
Cute red outfits (pict taken in my work bathroom lol)
Handmade snowflakes that make me smile
My desk screen saver that reminds me of the warm beach
I have a lot to be thankful for right now
Do you? 
~Alysse

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

{Updating the Blog}

Little by Little I am updating my blog (which I am super excited about!) Today I added a Pinterest link on the right hand side of my blog and each of my photos will now have a Pin It Button! Yay! So feel free to Pin away and check my Pinterest page out :)

~Alysse

{Today's Clothes}

Watch from Charming Charlies
 

Today I decided to dress up, I am going out with one of my girlfriends for lunch and I wanted to look nice. I have never put this outfit together before but I found a article about how to wear a white dress shirt. So today I wanted to try it out, and I think it looks pretty good! I also love my watch I got for Christmas. Here is a few pictures from Pinterest that are inspiring to me! 
shirt, sweater, watch!

shoes, purse, sweater, watch

shoes, yellow skirt, blue top!
Have a wonderful day my fashion friends! 
~Alysse


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

{The Great Christmas Exchange 2013}


I was so excited when I found out that Oak & Oats was putting on a Christmas gift exchange in the blogging world. I am pretty new to this blogging stuff and so I was super excited because I wanted to expand my horizons. I already have many more followers on my blog as well as on Bloglovin. 
The Lovely Amber Ashley over at Everything's Made to be Broken got me all the wonderful things pictured above! I love, love, love all of my stuff! Especially my A necklace and my journal. I love to journal (and have way to many hanging around) but I love to put down my ideas and dreams. The coin purse is also one of my favorites! I have always wanted one and could never find one and the one I got was PERFECT! 
I had so much fun buying for Lytysha and she has an Etsy shop so check it out Here! She likes to crochet just like I do! I got her a Starbucks card, some nail polish, a candle from Bath and Body Works and a cute make up bag.
It also turns out that Amber and Lytysha were room makes when they both worked at Disney World! How cool is that!!!! 

I had so much fun with this exchange and I can not wait till the next one! 

~Alysse Hobbs

 

Monday, January 6, 2014

{School Lunches}

School starts for me next week, and I am really excited. I only have this semester and two summer classes before I student teach! I can't even believe how time fly's. Anyway I am thinking about being more healthy and taking my lunches to school (so I don't spend money!) Here are a few ideas I thought I would share with you!

Snacks: 
  • Chex Mix (I make mine homemade) 
  • Dried fruits
  • Bakes granola bars (try this recipe! )
  • Cheese crisps (cheese, oven bakes at 350 degrees till it is brown on the edges) 
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Kale chips
  • Pretzels with nutella or peanut butter
  • Clementines 
  • String Cheese
  • Laughing Cow Cheese with crackers
  • Rice cakes (I like the ones with chocolate drizzles) 
  • No Bake Energy Bites ( recipe here)
  • Orange slices dipped in chocolate
  • Chips in Salsa or Guacamole 
  • Bakes Crackers (recipe here)
Lunches: 
  • Ham and cheese sandwich 
  • Cheese/Meat and crackers
  • Wraps (chicken, ham, blt, chicken salad etc.) 
  • Egg salad sandwich
  • Bean/rice/salsa wrap
  • Potatoes (as a side) 
  • Buffalo Chicken sandwich 
Breakfast: 
  • Cereal
  • Smoothies
  • Sausage Cheese balls
  • Quiche 
  • Bread (banana, blueberry, pumpkin etc.) 


 I hope you like some of my ideas! If you have more add them in the comments below!


~Alysse



{A Snowy Sunday}

Yesterday the Hubs and I stayed in all day! It snowed all morning and it was super cold. We ended up getting around 7 in. of snow yesterday and today the high for us is only 4 degrees! I got up for work this morning (I really didn't want to.) but I did and man was it cold, I lost feeling in my ears almost instantly. Anyway yesterday was a blast, I make pancakes for breakfast and chicken and dumplings for dinner. We watched Harry Potter and just enjoyed each others company, it was such a relaxing day.

~Alysse

Friday, January 3, 2014

{ 8 Things that Reveal a Woman's Character }

This is a wonderful post that has been going around on my Facebook feed. I opened it and read it. It is such a great article! It is written for men but I read it and thought to myself, do I have these characteristics? and to be honest with you all I do not have some of these qualities and what would have happened if my husband saw this and then looked at my life, would he still have picked me? It was kind of a wake up call for me. I read this article and I want to be better! I have to say that I am kind of ruled by my emotions, and I have always wanted to be more kind, with people and my words.
Dear ladies, please please please read this and check your hearts.

8 Things that Reveal a Woman's Character

~Alysse

Thursday, January 2, 2014

{ A New Start }

Well the past few weeks I have been keeping a secret...( no I am not pregnant lol) but I am leaving my job. I have know for probably two months but this past week my boss let everyone know. I am very sad to be leaving but I am excited because I am moving on to a new part in my life. This semester in school will be pretty crazy and busy. I have been at my job for 3 1/2 year and I can not stay this semester :( I am going to miss all of my friends! I am applying for evening jobs which is weird because I have not had to apply for a job in over three years. I don't even know where my resume is!

Anyway I  have been looking and I am ready for something new! If you think of me this week pray that I have favor and get the right job for me. My last day is Jan. 10.

Thank you all :)

~Alysse



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

{This Year 2014}

I found this picture on Pinterest ( so I am sure a lot of you all have seen it also) and I really liked this concept. I feel that these things can be manageable for my New Years Resolutions.
 
  • A bad habit I am going to break is...buying food out all the time. 
  • A new skill I would like to learn is...to play the violin! 
  • A person I hope to be more like...would be Jesus (I know it sounds cheesy, but he was loving, kind, does not judge others and is slow to anger.)
  • A good deed I'm going to do would be...to spend more time with my sister and grow our relationship. 
  • A place I would like to visit would be...any place I have never been before (really Europe but I doubt that will happen :) 
  • A book I would like to read would be...Divergent, more of the Bible
  • A letter I am going to write...I am not sure yet, maybe to all my bridesmaids in other states. 
  • A new food I would like to try would be...more cultured food, other Chinese foods maybe.
  • I am going to be better at...being healthy and becoming the best wife that I can be (and loving my husband the way God loves him.)
 I can not wait to see all of the things you all are going to do this next year! Good luck everyone :) 

~Alysse