Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 A Year in Review

This year was a great year and I can't wait to see what happens this next year! In January I quit my job I had had for almost four years, I also found out we were going to Ireland that May. 

In late April we adopted Zeus from the Joplin Humane Society (this was his first picture!)
A beach in Ireland in May
A bridge suspended a couple hundred feet in the air in Ireland

Some of the best Breakfast in Ireland, famous writers would eat here! We also celebrated our one year anniversary on the way home from Ireland. 

I started student teaching in August and it was one of the best experiences of my life!
I spent a lot of time with family!
For Halloween we decided to be Vikings! We were obsessed with the show Viking on the History channel this year. 
Merry Christmas 2014
This picture was taken last night and it shows my best friend and husband! 

I can't wait to see what happens this next year. We will be celebrating our second year anniversary, I will be getting a "big girl job" since I graduated this year as well, and hopefully going to move! 

What was your favorite part of this year? Mine was Ireland of course :) 


Monday, December 29, 2014

Room Make over!

Christmas was so great this year! My mom and I went shopping for a new picture and lamps for my living room. I wanted the apartment to look more put together and "grown up" and I got my wish! The day after Christmas my mom, aunt, sister and cousin came over and completely took over the place and I got a room make over! 

Picture from Hobby Lobby!
Couch thanks to the cousin and one of my lamps
Chair from the in-laws, I crocheted the blanket on the back of the couch (which I will move later) and the other lamp!
The new dining room and coffee bar (thanks to my sister and my cousin!)
Coffee Bar! I always wanted one!

My sis and I! 

Christmas was good this year and my cousin in pregnant so next year we will have a baby around! I love my new apartment area and can't wait to have company over! 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tree 2014

For two years in a row we have waited till the last minute to get a Christmas tree. I am not sure why, because I LOVE Christmas and the Christmas tree. This year the Hubs wanted to cut a tree down at a tree farm and man was I Pumped! I have always wanted to do that with my husband growing up and it was finally time. So....I called the tree farm. It was closed. Last year was their well...last year for trees. I was so sad, so we tried going around town to find a tree farm and there were NONE! Can you believe that :(

We finally decided to head to Home Depot and found a Fur tree instead of a Pine and I love it! No pine needles everywhere and it is so tiny and cute! Here is a peek of my lovely tree that took us Forever to find! 
and Yes I did write that on my chalkboard, I was pretty proud of it! 

Getting the tree! 

Helping me out :) He is so handsome! 

So dear friends, what puts you in the Christmas mood? 

~Alysse Hobbs

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Living Room Inspiration

Last night my mom and I went shopping! Probably a bad idea because we spent some $$$$ last night lol but it was all for my Christmas. I usually hate  really dislike knowing my presents before Christmas but the older you get, you end up knowing almost all your presents. My parents decided to get us furniture for Christmas which I am super excited about! Because our couch is from the Hubs bachelor days and it's really old and gross. Our couch is used but my cousin and aunt are the only ones that have owned it so it's legit :)

Here is some of my inspiration for our Living Room make over!

1. I love the black and white! The fox pillow is the cutest and the throw is Amazing.

2. The rug is perfect and gold is going to be my accent color for now! 

3. Even though this is a desk, the colors are perfect and part of my inspiration!

4. These pillows are just to die for! The black and white is perfect. 

I can't wait to show you all what I am going to get for Christmas! What is your favorite color combo right now? 

~Alysse Hobbs

Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Christmas Wish List

Hello friends!

Yesterday I graduated from college and I can't believe it's over. Christmas is in 11 days, I think, so here are a few things on my Christmas Wish List!

1. I am so in love with the colors white, gold and black. This is the plan for my future house for the living room!

2. Yankee Candle is one of my favorite candle stores! I wish I had more candles in my house, I enjoy candles so much and love the idea of having them lit all the time.

3. L.L. Bean Boots are just so cool! I need some winter boots and these would be perfect. I like the black better than the blue but hey anything would be perfect!

4. One Direction Four, I know I'm such a fan girl but hey I missed out on Backstreet Boys so I need to have a fan girl moment.

5. Make Up Brushes is what I am in need of! These are only $15.69 right now, can you believe that? So many brushes. Pink isn't my favorite color but I need some new brushes :)

Christmas is almost here friends! I hope your time is filled with family, love and Christmas spirit! Here is to the best time of the year!

~Alysse Hobbs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's That Time

It's that time of the year! Christmas is coming, parties are starting and trees are being strung with lights and beautiful bulbs. 
First Christmas party with our church small group!
Someone wanted to help me wrap my white elephant gifts
The lovely ladies in my cadre from school
Christmas party love
Thanksgiving time 
All the super cute gifts my children got me from student teaching!
Cap and Gown! Less than two days away...

We have not put up our Christmas tree yet because the Hubs want to cut one down this year! Which I am super excited about because I have always wanted to do this. More Christmas pictures to come! 

~Alysse Hobbs