Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dog Days

Day # 5
Adopted on April 25, 2014
I am so thankful for such a wonderful dog!


Things Zeus does: Chews on his deer antler, sleeps, drinks so much water, and licks everyone he meets
Things Zeus likes: Running, sleeping at the end of our bed, eating and visiting my parents house 

Zeus has been so amazing and I am already attached. 

~Alysse

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Zeus

We got the most perfect dog from the pound in Friday. He is a brindle Staffordshire Bull Terrier that we named Zeus. 


He has been nothing but perfect. He had a little trouble getting in the car for the first day or two but by the end of the day yesterday he was all about the car. He doesn't bark or jump or well anything bad. We get to take him to the vet this week for a check up but I am so glad we found him. 

~Alysse

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catching Up

Hey all! So we have a lot of catching up to do...
Coffee from a local cafe with the Hubs last week
Went antiquing and found Unicorn Fart soap...it actually smelt pretty good 
Organic Honey from a local store (p.s. it is AMAZING!)
At home date night, with Steak & Shrimp, baked Brie and Sangria! 
Yesterday I started The Help and already love it, I enjoyed some Panera also (one of my favorite placed to eat!)


I only have 25 days till Ireland which means I have less time in school then I will be student teaching next semester! I can't believe how much faster this semester went then the Fall. We also are thinking of getting a dog! This past weekend we checked Craigslist and the people skipped out on us. I was pretty bitter all weekend. I am hoping this weekend will be better :)

Any advise for us new dog owners???

~Alysse

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday Night


Our Thursday night was sort of a date night. We were bored and had nothing to do so we went to dinner and had wings and these amazing fries (pretty sure they put a sugar mixture on them) and they are just great! We also went to Target which is where I would love to live :) and found these awesome pillows that are coral, grey and blue. There is an apartment living room upgrade in the near future and I plan on using the colors; coral, mint, dark blue and gold! I can't wait! 
We also had a wonderful all day date today that I will blog about soon :) 

How was your Friday?? 

~Alysse

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Words of Wisdom 
  1. I really just like this saying, God does heal our broken hearts even if it takes time. 
  2. Let's Sleep Under the Stars how wonderful is this? I can just imagine Kiel and I sleeping under the stars next to a campfire. 
  3. Micah 6:8  this is actually a phone background that you can get if you follow the link, there are many others as well. I chose this one because it is how I want to be and act. 
  4. Oceans by Hillsong United. I love love love this song! and we sing it at our church. Look it up, so super amazing :) 
Today was a bit rough at the school internship. But it's all good now that it is my weekend and I am at home relaxing and about to eat dinner.  Tonight the Hubs and I will be watching Vikings on the History channel! We are addicted to this show and to be honest I think being a shield maiden would be so legit. 

What is your fav new show? 

~Alysse


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Night Prayer Service


Victory is our word for the year in our church. I love this and our worship team has this amazing song about Victory that is just well AWESOME! Tonight we talked about Marriage and it was really good. 
The main verses for tonight were found in Malachi 2: 10-16.  The main things I took out of the lesson tonight was the idea of What kind of legacy are we leaving for our children, grandchildren ect.  I had never thought of this before. The idea that the way Kiel and I live our lives and in our marriage is a reflection of God and his love for the church. I want my (future) kids to know that Kiel and I love each other like Jesus loves the church. What kind of marriage legacy are you showing and leaving for your children? Just something to think about :) 

Have a great Thursday! 

~Alysse

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Teacher Outfit Tuesday

  1. Teacher outfit Tuesday! I got this dress at JCPenny's (of course) but it was on sale! 
  2. This blue rag rug is my second but it is made out of sheets and crocheted and I love it, maybe one day I will sell them. 
  3. This was actually my first rug and it a beautiful green and coral. This one is my first and looks the best which I am so surprised at. 
  4. These are some wonderful Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies and they are just so wonderful! I loved them so so so much and so did my girl friends. We had a sleep over this weekend with some other wives while the boys went to a church conference. 
This weekend was so great and tonight I am going to see Divergence! I really can not wait. How has your week been so far? 

~Alysse

Friday, April 4, 2014

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1 & 2. Gold, Coral, and Mint pillows. I am redoing my living room soon and I chose these colors! I really love coral and gold is growing on me :) 

3. Decorative Plates! On vintage plates, I love it. I am going to do this probably in the summer. 

4. Bedroom,  I really love this bedroom. the blue on the bed cover is just amazing and I love the contrast with the dark blue wall. 

5. Wreath Tutorial. My favorite is this lovely paper Dalhia wreath! I tried to make one with tape instead of hot glue and that didn't work so use hot glue :) but their are a lot of other wreaths that are super cute from the link. 

6. I love this vintage picture. The bow is just amazing! I would love to have a dress like this. 

7. Blue Peonies! I love this color of blue, it is so beautiful and makes me smile :) 

8. I just love this picture of a man smoking a pipe. I love the eyes and the beard. The Hubs has a big beard and I love it. 

9. I love the lit trees in front of the fire place. It is a perfect pictures of the light and dark contrast! 

10. Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies! I am going to make these today and I am so excited! they look so so so so good! 

11. Bouquet of Ranunaculus, I love the color of these flowers and they are so beautiful I can't even stand it. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

{Happy}

Todays word is happy. The children wrote poems using similes and metaphors yesterday and read them aloud today. They listened to the song Happy by Pharell Williams and then wrote their poems. Sometimes it takes a 3rd graders poem for you to realize what makes you happy.  So here I go,

Happy is opening a newly bought book
Happy is buying fresh flowers every week
Happy is being able to enjoy a Starbucks drink
Happy is waking up to my best friend nuzzling my face with his big red beard.
Happy is having a come to Jesus moment
Happy is a warm spring rain

These are a few things that make me happy. What makes you happy? 
~Alysse

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{Refreshed}

I took these pictures today at my campus because they are so beautiful and they are the first signs of spring. The last few days rain has been at our door step every day but never fulling coming down. The spring rain is so refreshing. 

I am going to be honest now, the past few weeks we have not been going to work because of the Hubs work schedule changing. We are not able to attend church on Sundays and we said we would on Wednesdays but have not until tonight. And we have been missing out. We went tonight and God really showed up. I looked around me and heard God say, "It's all about the people and it is okay for me to hurt just like they hurt." I walked out feeling Refreshed and that is my word for this week. Refreshed in my walk with God and refreshed that he cares about me and my hurts. I am not physically hurt and I don't really feel mentally hurt but being away from God makes me spiritually hurt and tonight I saw that and I needed it. 

Here is to being refreshed just like Spring. 

~Alysse

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

{Homemade Cinnamon Rolls & The 10th Doctor}


  1. A few weeks ago the Hubs and I found a spice shot when we were hanging in Branson, we decided to buy some Vietnamese Cinnamon, and last night we made homemade cinnamon roles! They were so good, next time we are adding way more sugar and cinnamon. 
  2. Teacher Tuesday! Well this was last Thursdays outfit but I love my necklace. 
  3. The 10th Doctor, yes I love Doctor Who very much and this is David Tennant who played the 10th Doctor. this photo is actually him in Happy Potter! He is scottish and a hunk ;) 
  4. I also made stuffed bell peppers last week with cilantro lime rice. IT WAS SO GOOD! I used to not like peppers at all but I have to say I can make a mean stuffed pepper. 
I hope everyones week is going well so far. Tomorrow is Wednesday and I have so much to do! One goal for the next week is to start yoga. I bought a new mat and haven't been able to use it. Wish me luck :) 

~Alysse