Wednesday, July 30, 2014


  • The Day Book  Has this beautiful outfit! I can totally do it also, I have the skirt, shirt but I will need a cute belt! 
  • The DIY Playbook, has a great desk with amazing organization and super cute pictures! 
  • Kitchen, I am loving white! I love the white and black contrast and the mugs with gold letters are to die for! 
  • Dr. Pepper Cake  WHAT! I am so doing this next week for sure. I LOVE Dr. Pepper so much, its a fact. 
I am getting so excited for school to start! I am meeting with my teacher this weekend to discuss all things Teaching! I also can't wait to show you all my cute outfits. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sister Date!

Yesterday was such a good day! I didn't have to work and my sister and I spent an afternoon hanging out!
Makena and I 
Drinking some refreshing water at The Aviary 
My pretty sister!
The Aviary in Springfield MO
The best place EVER! 
Matching watched from Charming Charlie
The most amazing crepes in the world, this one is filled with Nutella and has homemade whipped cream on top. It is to die for! 
Pomme Frites or Fries with a Garlic Aioli! 
They also give you your check in french books! How cool is that 

I had a great time just hanging with my sister because we are always busy and don't get to hang out a lot. We talked about boy, God and friends, there is nothing better than that. 

Happy Tuesday Friends! 

What do you like to do with your siblings when they come around? 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Picture Recap

Hey friends! I have been so busy this week with work, and this next week I am working 5 days. To much if you ask me, and I don't think it is going well for me. We will see. I did spend some time on myself today which included Shopping! And that cheered me up! I also got some FREE clothes from a friend :) 
Express shirt (long enough for leggings!) for FREE! 
Charming Charlie necklace

Before work I decided to pretend I was in France at a Cafe, it worked pretty well! 

New headbands! 

A beautiful bumblebee at my parents house! 

We also had a garage sale and made $80! Can you believe it, Kiel and I were shocked! 

Have a great rest of the weekend friends! 

P.S. Where do you wish you were when drinking your morning coffee!? 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fashion Forward

Todays outfit
Ann Taylor dress found at JCPennys
Earrings from Charming Charlie
Both from Charming Charlie 
Buy 1 Get 1 Free! 
Shirt-thrifted from Plato's Closet 
Necklace-Charming Charlie Sale 
Hat-Forever 21 

I am not working at Charming Charlie, so I need a lot of jewelry! and why not get them from the store I am working at! DUH. Prices are pretty cheap and even better when they are on sale. I try to get sale items as much as possible. 


Where do you get your jewelry? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Dream

I have been longing to go camping have eat some s'mores! The Husband and I want to take more adventures and so we decided to start hiking and camping more. We haven't done it yet but it will happen. Here is some inspiration to keep me going until cooler weather!
Oh, Hello Friend  seemed to have the same idea as myself! 

Man & Camera definitely knows what he is doing! This is what my husband would be doing if we went camping. 

This photo is perfect! My husband has a hammock and wants me to get one but I am scared to sleep out in the open! 

Camping is amazing. I go with my family almost every year but we haven't this year because my parents moved. I am ready to get back out there and have some fun! 


Any camping tips? 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Words of Wisdom

This article from Women Living Well is really about thriving in a spiritually mismatched marriage. This is not my husband and I, we are both Christians that love God. I love this picture that she put with the article. 

I have learned recently that if I want something to change between my husband and I, I have to be the example. Yes the husband is to be the head of the house but we are also called to be their helper. 
Men don't really change unless it's God 
but you can help in little ways. 
Lead by example! 

If you want your marriage to change you have to change yourself. 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer List #1

#1 Enjoy a Starbucks after 30 days of no Starbucks=Check! 
#2 Enjoy time at my parents and drying some Dill= Check
#3 Drink lots of mint tea with honey = Check
#4 Enjoy the classic Andy's frozen custard =Check 
#5 Work on photography and buy some flowers just because = Check! 

  • Clean spare room 
  • Walk with husband and dog at least 3 nights a week 
  • Go to the local fair and enjoy some wacky food 
  • Start thinking of student teaching outfits! YAY! 
  • Send a package to each of my best friends (this is important!) 
  • Keep working on Blog 
So many fun things to do yet this summer! 

What are some of your favorite summer past times? 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Picture Recap

Sunset Love
I love, love, love this picture! 
Homemade shortbread with peaches! 
Thrifted shoes for $5! 
Planning blog posts

This week has been really good. I have been revamping my blog and thinking of a new blog title, which I think I have found one! More things to come soon :) I have also been experimenting with my pictures which is really fun, I enjoy planning ahead. Let me know what you think in a comment below! I would love to hear from you! 


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fashion Forward

Charming Charlie Necklace and Earrings
Love the purple and blue with the sunset

On Thursdays I will be showing some of my fashion! In a few weeks I will be starting my student teaching so I will have a lot of teacher outfits, which I am super excited about! Let me know what you want to see. 
P.S. I love my first and second picture :) 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014


  • Black and White Interior Decor I love this black and white decor! The stripes are amazing especially with that hard word floor. 
  • Fall Decor Ladies and Gents I am getting into the fall spirit already. I know its the middle of summer but I love cool weather. This is a great pumpkin craft that will last you a while! 
  • Anna Bond picture: I love Anne of Green Gables! This picture is so perfect of her and I can relate because I am a red head :) 
  • Stephanie Kraus Design I am so in love with blue, coral and gold! This little bench is perfect with the coral and blue pillows. I am loving this design! 
Happy Wednesday friends! 

What is your favorite color combinations? 

~Alysse Hobbs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Word of Wisdom

Oceans by Hillsong United

This song speaks to me every time I hear it. Our church often sings it and I am in marvel every time. The words speak to me and fill me with joy! 

Enjoy and let the music fill you will joy 


I have decided to make some changes to the blog look. I am thinking about creating a new name but I am still working on it. I have been looking at other blogs I follow and how they look. I enjoy the simple look, not to much frills. I added some social media in the right hand colomn so check out my social media! Connect, Connect! I also added a label cloud to help you out! I like it so far! We will see what happens :) Let me know if you like it to!

Anything else I should add?? Let me know!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday Evening

Last night Kiel and I opened this bottle that had a secret note in it. One way Kiel was going to propose was to send a message in a bottle when we went floating. We opened it last night and it was a Mark Twain quote. "To get the full value you must have someone to divide it with" 
Last night we had some strong storms! and this week it is suppose to be in the 70's all week! YAY! 
Mom and I played dominoes, she won by 2 points :( I do like playing games with my family! 

This week will be great :) What are your plans for this week? 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Shopping

  • Pomme Frites or Fries! So amazing, they are from a local cafe called The Aviary 
  • New shoes from Target only $10 
  • I LOVE planners! Like way to much so here is my new one, it is a coral color but it's hard to tell
  • Potstickers from a local chinese restaurant, I enjoy these so much! 

I thrifted a table for $12 and I am going to paint it a mint color YAY! Also a box for my plants!
My outfit for today, I was worried about the short but I think they turned out great! 


Friday, July 11, 2014

Getting There

Today I am alone! Yay! so I decided to clean, like a lot and order a pizza :) The apartment needed cleaning really bad and Kiel took Zeus to my mom and dads and they are smoking meat today, yum yum! Tonight I am going to a church womens night with my friend Kim, so I am excited about that to! 
After a long night at work I decided to stop and get a sweet tea #noshame
Working on the apartment patio
My new obsession! Bubble vases
I have had this for a while but never put it up, so now it has a home :) 

What are your plans for this weekend? 
I have to catch up on homework...yuck! 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Little Joys

Maybe a new blog name? Something to think about, but until then here are some little things that bring me joy

  • Falling asleep holding my husbands hand
  • my first sip of sweet tea
  • the first sip of a Starbucks on a cold day
  • falling so in love with a book you can't put it down
  • my husband softly touching the side of my face
  • Christmas music after Thanksgiving 
  • Nutella Hot Chocolate 
  • when Zeus (my doggy) puts his head on my legs 
There are so many others

What brings you joy? 


Monday, July 7, 2014


Today I start my job! I am so excited, I even had a dream about it. I also dreamed about Josh Groban! He is so cute and talented. 
  • How cute are these cups! P.S. We will be selling them on EBay! 
  • New lipstick for the new job 
  • This Mighty Mango drink is a lifesaver. #Whole30problems
  • New Straightener!!!!!! YAY! 
Today will be a great day :)