I’m a 20-something old from Houston, Texas. After living in Northern Italy for over three years, my husband Joseph and I moved back to our homeland of Texas.  We’ve setting in a home in Forth Worth, which we’ve filled with pets: an orange and white tabby name Leonardo (da Vinci), a corgi named Cory, and a grumpy little turtle we call Lazar Wolf. I’m attending grad school to study Library and Information Science, and Joseph works as a software developer.

I use a Canon Digital Rebel XTi for all my photos.  As of December 2009, nearly all of my photos are taken with the Canon 50mm f1.4 lens. I also use a Tamron 14-50mm f2.8 lens every now and then.

“In the Wabe” is taken from Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem Jabberwocky.

17 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Sarah 19 August 2008 at 3:33 am

    I just stumbled across your blog, via “Picturing Food” and have to say…I can’t wait to try this cookie recipe you posted, with Nutella and Peanut butter. I lived off Nutella when I studied in Germany and buy it now that I’m living home in KS again! I’m going to have to watch for other new recipes that you post!

  2. 2 Memoria 21 March 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love your “about” page and photo. I love how you like to keep things simple and your reasons for it. I feel the same way. Now I’m going to look up that poem. :)

    I’m so jealous you live in Italy! I love Venice.

  3. 3 Jie G. 13 December 2010 at 2:14 pm


    I stumbled across your website when I was looking for Dr. T’s book. We had the same class with her last semester. Anyway, great pics! Keep it comin.


    • 4 Alyssa 13 December 2010 at 4:17 pm

      Hi there! Are you still at Aviano? If you see Dr. T around tell her Alyssa says hello! I miss her classes so much–they are always so wonderful, and she’s such an interesting person to have a conversation with!

  4. 5 Cathy Morgan 1 January 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Alyssa,
    I also just stumbled onto your blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your handmade section.
    You really have made some beautiful things.
    Cathy from Boston

  5. 6 Bo and Heather Liles 28 January 2011 at 6:42 pm

    love, love your blog…the food, your pictures are fantastic! Wrote about fellow Fort Worth bloggers


  6. 10 Megan 13 May 2011 at 8:39 am

    I came across your website and found it alluring and exciting. I am a big fan of travel, design, and photography. If you could e-mail me back, that would be great. I just had a couple questions.
    I look forward to hearing back from you soon! Have a great day.

  7. 11 ctitutorialc 21 May 2011 at 4:46 pm

    i saw your photo of an owl-shaped set of mugs. could you tell me where i could get one? thanks a lot!

    • 12 Alyssa 21 May 2011 at 4:55 pm

      I got the set at Anthropologie a few years ago, but it was sold (as well as a cute grey set) on a few other shops at the time. Maybe you can search somewhere like Shopstyle.com to find it? Sorry I don’t have any concrete help!

  8. 13 Sarah 2 June 2011 at 7:16 pm

    So cute. I’m 22 and I am studying history to teach one day. I used to be an English Major, but I love it more as a passion than a study. Good luck! : )

  9. 14 samantha 9 June 2011 at 2:49 pm

    do you have an etsy?

    • 15 Alyssa 9 June 2011 at 2:52 pm

      I don’t! I had one up and running for a few weeks, but it was too much work to keep up with, especially at the prices I was selling my items for. I am open to commissioned work if there’s something specific you’re interested in. If you want, email me at alyssa[at]alyssbyoung[dot]com

  10. 16 Tanya Ndip Photography 6 April 2012 at 6:37 am

    Motivated to do more with photography and expand, I really appreciated your journey, It is colorful, surreal and inviting.. Thanks for sharing.

  11. 17 Jessiekays 13 July 2012 at 5:46 am

    I love your blog!! Have just spent far too much time on it at work! :)

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'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

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