You guys asked for it, here it is! A quick round up with all of the things we brought to the beach.Read More
This is long overdue, but I've compiled a list of PODCAST RECS from all of YOU! So far I have only listened to Atlanta Monster and Dirty John. Which one should I choose next?!Read More
In November of 2017, I was tired. Tired of feeling like crap. It'd been 2 years since I had a baby, and 2 years since I had taken care of myself. I found myself in a deep depression and drowning in anxiety.Read More
Stuck in a RUT? A FUNK? A BAD MOOD? This happens to me ALL of the time. Especially since starting my own business, I find it happens more often. It can sometimes be hard to stay motivated when I'm the one in charge.
Here's what I do to snap out of it!Read More
Some people like botox, fake nails, lip injections, or blowouts every so often to make them feel good. For me? It's a tan. I'm not sure why but ever since I was in middle school I always wanted to be tan. I'll never forget in 9th grade, when self tanner had just become a "thing"...
and somehow I got my hands on some. I was in drama class and looked down at my legs (I was totally sporting my denim dress that day because I was hoping I had achieved tan legs the night before).Read More
Self love. It isn't easy. And it isn't something I realized I had an issue with really, until the last year or so. I just figured that this was part of life, that I'd always be held back from being truly happy because I wasn't thin enough. Or smart enough. Or coordinated enough. I just thought... it is what it is.
You see... growing up, I can remember seeing people like Cindy Crawford and praying I'd look like her someday. If not her, then maybe Mariah Carey. If not her, then hopefully I'd at least have abs like Gwen Stefani or be as thin as Britney Spears.Read More
So I've been on this journey for awhile. Like, my whole life.
And I've been blogging for a little less than a year, which has allowed me to see all sides of people on the Internet and really think about how I view myself. I've been seeing lots of mixed messages in the media about what it means to love yourself and what is considered "real" and "beautiful."Read More
Sometimes I feel like this needs to be a disclaimer that pops up every time you open up Facebook or Instagram.
Like... hey, friendly reminder: You're probably not going to scroll your feed and see photos of people's kids screaming with snotty noses or an Instagram photo of your friend and her cellulite.Read More
Here is what happens when two sweet toddlers get together for a Valentine's playdate. Spoiler alert: yes, it's adorable.Read More
I started writing this in November. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to publish, but what started out as an informational post turned very emotional.
Let's start from the beginning.Read More
Wow, it's been 13 WEEKS since I committed to being a better version of myself. Guys. I am in such a clearer mental state than I was when I started this. That alone is reason enough for me to continue with a healthier lifestyle.Read More
Details from our enchanted forest themed 2nd birthday party for Emaline.Read More
Here are a few small, but impactful lifestyle changes I've made in 2018 so far, and you can do them too!Read More
Hi, I'm Ashley, and I used to be afraid of working out. I would see my friends go to these classes at fitness boutiques and think "I would be SO out of place there."Read More
The pressure to have your "mind right" for the New Year is real - especially throughout social media. It's the 2nd week of January, and I just now feel like the fog is started to clear and I'm ready to focus. I see you, 2018. I see you. And I have a lot of goals.Read More
A little bit of a love story - Wes and I got to experience the place we got married in almost 5 years ago!
UPDATE: It's been about 5 weeks since I started my LOVE YOURSELF challenge. When I started this blog, I promised to be nothing but real. Here's how everything has REALLY been going.Read More
Yeah... me neither. And you know what? I don't think I've ever been that size. That's right... I skipped it. I literally went from like a size 14 in girls to a size 8 in women's overnight. Or that's what it felt like at least.
The first time I ever even thought twice about my size was in my 2nd grade class. A bunch of us kids were instructed to all sit down in...Read More
When E was two weeks old, we were in the cardiac intensive care unit waiting for the infection in her bloodstream to clear. It wasn't clearing. To say we were worried is an understatement.Read More
Christmas and Holiday season is my favorite time of year, hands down. And I can't lie... I kind of love coming up with gift lists. I am going to be doing many more of these, but to start things off I thought I'd share with you 10 things I'm adding to my wish list this year!Read More