August 31, 2012

Friday Favorites

Here are some of my favorites from this week. I hope you guys enjoy!


Favorite Video:



Favorite Laugh:




Favorite Camera Accessory:
ok this really is a new find, but still, I'm in love & I need this asap.




Favorite Fall Fashion Find:
paired with some tights and a sweater. LOVE.


Source: rstyle.me via Ashley on Pinterest


What are some of your favorite finds from this week? Leave me a link in my comments!
I'm always looking for new fall fashion ideas!

Happy Friday Everyone.

August 29, 2012

Something to start your morning off with a smile


Eli laughing at Uncle Tyler. I can't help but smile everytime I watch this video.

August 27, 2012

Weekend Rundown

This weekend has been a good, but kinda crazy couple of days.
My weekend in pictures.

Warning: Picture Overload!

I upgraded my camera from the Canon Rebel XSi to my new wonderful Canon 7D. I love love love it!
Thanks to my love for pushing me to get it even though we could have used that money on something for the both of us. He knew how happy it would make me. He can be such a sweetheart.

Saturday afternoon we took our dog for a long walk at a hiking trail near our house. We had never been before & we were excited to find out it lead to water. Locke, our dog was especially excited.






My sexy man. I had to show him off ;)




Up until Saturday, this dog had be terrified of water. We have tried all summer to get him to swim. No luck. I don't know what changed his mind but he went right in and loved it.
It was so funny to see him swim in circles.


Saturday night we relaxed with a glass of wine that we got from a local winery by our house.


and the dog decided he would finish off our empty bottle of wine. Trying to lick every drop off the top.
Look how protective he was being of it. Damn alcoholic dog.
      
  

Oh yes, what a great weekend, right? I did mention that it got a little crazy. Last night, Sunday .. we had our central air running and noticed it was getting a little warm. Turned the air from 72 to 70 .. which we never have to do because keeping it at 72 keeps our house nice and cool no problem, until last night. About an hour later we realize its effing hot in here .. to the point where I'm about to start having an anxiety attack because I hate the hot muggy air, it makes me feel like I can't breathe on top of the fact that I already can't breathe with all the damn dog hair floating around our floor because this dog sheds like a motherfucker. But there is still cool air coming from our vents. So we are kinda confused at this point. I went down to the basement to grab my PJ's out of the dryer and there is water leaking about 4 feet out from our heating and cooling system that is in the middle of our basement. WTF!? The tube/pipe thing leading from our HVAC untit outside into our basement cooling system thingy has water condensation all over it and is frozen about a foot out from the system that is in the middle of our basement. GREAT. We go upstairs and realize it now 77 degrees in our house and our air is set at 70. Again .. WTF!? Being new home owners we have no idea what is causing this and we are freaking out that we most likely are going to need a new HVAC system. OH YEAH! I forgot to mention the fact that when we bought this house the home inspection dude said the HVAC stystem looked a little shotty to ask the sellers to replace it, sellers had HVAC company come out and look at it and told us that it was in good working condition. Right ...

So, we call my boyfriends dad and ask his opinion. He said this happened to one of his friends and that they had to have the entire system replaced. Awesome. Fears confirmed.

This all happened between 8-10 last night so we haven't been able to have anyone come out and look at it. We shut our air off last night and slept with fans, God help me, I just about died. I was having an anxitey attack by the time we went to bed. Between the fact that it was hot (we generally sleep with our central air AND ceiling fan on) I couldn't breathe, I felt sick to my stomach and it probably wasn't helping that I was freaking out thinking about the thousands of dollars we may have to pay to get this shit replaced.

To say the least, I had a shitty night.
And now our poor dog is at home in our warm house .. we have every possible fan going and he has access to water. He'll be okay, people live without AC and their dogs are fine. Right?
Tell me I'm right to help me get through this day without freaking out even more than I already am.

Happy fucking Monday.

August 26, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social


This weeks Questions: All About the Internet


1. What is the first website you log on to each day? Facebook & Twitter

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about


3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why? Pinterest because I like decorating my non existent house and dressing myself in clothes I cant afford.

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why? Hm, I gotta say Twitter. I do love my Instagram though, don't get me wrong.

5. Favorite youtube video...post it!

It's a tie between these two:







6. Biggest online pet peeve? I could seriously write a short novel, which I kind of did do .. you can read that here. But honestly, vague tweets and Facebook status'.



August 25, 2012

Help!

Hey guys,

I need your help with something. As you might know as well as my daytime job, I specialize in wedding and newborn photography. I have been doing this on my own but as my business grows I need more help, especially with weddings. So, my sister-in-law who has gone to school for photography is going to join me! SO! I can no longer go by the name Ashley Henderson Photography. I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I love something like the name "Simply Bloom Photography" .. obviously I can't use that exact name but I like the idea of something like that rather than the standard words that are used in photography business names. But I'm not opposed to anything. So, please, send your ideas my way. I will be so grateful!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

August 24, 2012

Friday Letters


Dear Ty, we will make it though this. I love you, I will always love you & this is just another bump in the road. We've been having a lot of those lately, let's change that ...
Dear sore body, please ease up so that I can get some quality sleep this weekend. I'm beat.
Dear twitching eye, go away. You are quite annoying. I feel like an idiot talking to people while my eye is having a spasm.
Dear Auto Body Shop, please be able to fix my car for less than what the insurance company adjuster estimates .. please.
Dear Friday, can it just be 3 PM yet, please?
Dear weekend, please go slow. I really need to catch up on sleep.

August 23, 2012

So far this week ..

So far, this week has been so shitty. Shitty doesn't even begin to describe how bad this week has been.

Let me explain ..

Monday morning Ty goes to leave for work at aprox 6:45 am & his car doesn't start.
So we are down to one car ( my new car ) to get us both to and from work, no problem .. I go and drop him off at work and leave work a little early to pick him up. Sucks, but we can deal.
Monday night we figure out that it seems to be his car battery, and we try jumping it .. no luck.

Great, his car battery takes a shit.

Tuesday I take him to work, go home finish getting ready and head to work .. on my way to work I get into an accident, I'm talking a four car, airbags deployed SO sore kinda accident. Talk about timing. We are already down one car because of what we think is his car battery and now my car is undrivable from this accident. Let me try and explain how this happened ..

I was 5 minutes from my job driving down a regularly traveled road. Steady work flow traffic, nothing heavy .. normal, just like every other day. The cars in front of me for whatever reason came to a sudden stop and I slammed into the car in front of me, who then hit the car in front of him and within a half a second I got rear ended. I don't know what caused the people in front of me to completely stop (probably some jackass who wasn't paying attention a few cars up who cause everyone else behind him to have to slam on their breaks) but there was no preventing it at this point. One minute there was 2 car lengths between myself and the car in front of me and the next I have no time to stop and I watch it all play out in slow motion knowing that I'm going to hit this car and there is no stopping it. I couldn't pull to the right because there was a curb and a hill that goes into the shopping center and to the left was oncoming traffic in the opposite direction.

I don't know if any of you have ever been in an accident where the airbags deployed (I hope not) because that was probably just as scary as knowing I was going to hit the car in front of me and not being able to stop it. I got burns on my arms .. my chest is so sore from the airbags and the seat belt and that smoke/powder stuff that comes out with the airbags was terrible. Burned my eyes to the point where they started watering, and was hacking up a lung because I inhaled the smoke.

Everyone that was involved in the accident was ok. My car is pretty messed up (my nice new (to me) car that I just got 2 months ago). But I'm ok, just very very sore. I feel like I got hit by a mack truck. I guess getting hit from in the front and the back will do that to you ...

.. that sounded incredibly dirty ..

I now have a have a rental car which is hideous.
But I am thankful for it because otherwise we would be without a car at all.

Sorry that was such a long post, and if you managed to get through all my rambling,
thanks for sticking with me!

August 21, 2012

Wearing jeans that are too tight ...


GUILTY!

while getting dressed:

I wonder if I can squeeze my ass into these ...
Ok, buttoning them was not easy, but they're on & I can still breathe, kinda.
Now, to find over sized shirt to distract from now having muffin top.
If I stand up straight and suck it in I can totally pull this off ..
.. and they should stretch throughout the day, so it's all good.

driving to work:

Damn, these are tight.
seriously, this is not right ..
these are cutting my circulation off ...
... unbutton top button.

at work:

forgot top button was undone ...
good thing I'm wearing said over sized shirt to hide the evidence.
I should really eat less.
these jeans make me wish I had sweatpants on right now.

at home:

fat pants on
jeans on the floor after peeling them off.
ahhhh ... so much better.

August 20, 2012

Weekend Rundown; A doggie kinda weekend.

We didn't have much going on this weekend. Friday night we stayed in, we were going to go out at midnight and buy the Hunger Games movie, but I'm a total loser and passed out at about 10:30. Pathetic, right? Saturday we went and visited with Tyler's parents and their rottie that they have to put down tonight :(

This is Frank



Tyler & Frank

He is unable to put any weight on is back right leg. Has had his hip replaced and weighs 160 lbs and is hardly able to walk on his 3 good legs. He's such a sweetheart.

Saturday night we watched the Hunger Games .. for the 3rd time since it came out in theaters. Obsessed.

Sunday we did a lot of lounging around (as we did all weekend) and then we took our dog for a long walk.
We live about a mile and a half from downtown Phoenixville and thought we'd take him down there to walk. Let me tell you that 1.5 miles should have taken us maybe 10 minutes to walk, took us 20-25 minutes with this dog. He had so stop at everything, say hi to everyone we walked past, smell every bush, every light post AND he decided he was going to take a shit right on top of this company's pretty flower bush .. of all places.

Only this dog.


We all got ice cream, even Locke. Such a spoiled dog.


Check out that tongue. =P


Daddy's big baby.


That about sums up our weekend. As always it went way to fast and now here we are again .. Monday.
Such a love hate relationship .. mostly hate.

Show & Tell Link-Up

Today I am linking up with Becky from from Mrs. to Mama


If you were searching for a home now, tell me what would be on your "MUST" list.
  1. A garage. Right now we don't have a garage and I'm realizing how nice it would have been to have one. This was something I didn't think was a big deal when we bought this home.
  2. A bigger master bathroom. Right now we have 1 1/2 bath, so we don't have our own bathroom, which is ok for now seeing as we don't have any kiddos to share with. But the next house will definitely need to have a updated big master bath.
  3. 4 bedrooms and an office. Right now I'm using one of our bedrooms as an office. But once we start having kids that's not going to work. So we definitely need an office that's my own.
  4. A finished basement / "mancave". We are hoping to finish our basement now, but the next house I don't want to have to do that kind of work. I want it to be there when we move in.
  5. Bigger closet space. Right now we each have our own closet but they are normal size, nothing special. And it would be so nice to have a walk-in-closet like we did at our apartment.
I'll leave the list at five. Because in reality... the list could be endless. But those are the "musts."

Show me your favorite room in a home {either your home, or any home, i.e. kitchen}.


If we ever build our own home I want a kitchen like this.
This kitchen would make me want to cook even more.

If you could have any room redone, tell me which one would it be and what would you like done?Our basement. Which we plan on slowly starting to work on. It's where our washer and dryer are and I hate going down to a blah basement with cool damp air. It would be so nice to have it finished and to add a closet around our washer and dryer. Maybe I would enjoy laundry more. HA! Yeah right.

And my dream basement would look something like this ..


with a bar of course.

Tell me where your favorite stores are to shop for home decor.

I like shopping at TJ Maxx, Marshalls & Home Goods most of the time. I also love Crate and Barrel & Pottery Barn. Those are a little more expensive so I don't shop there a lot. But that doesn't mean I don't try and talk Ty into going there all the time.


Show me your dream home {it can be your home as well}


I love the look of this house. It's not too big .. very practical looking yet such a beautiful home.
I love the big windows and the wrap around porch.


Now that I am obsessing over all the things that need to be fixed/upgraded in my current home .. go do the same & link up with Becky!

Happy Monday everyone.

August 17, 2012

Polyvore

Three Blog posts in one day. LOSERR. Ha! Oh well.

As I have mentioned before I am very excited for fall and warm clothes. Here are some of my favorite, yet very different kind of looks that I put together on Polyvore. Which is your favorite?





Now, if only I could afford all of this. Wouldn't that be nice.

Friday Favorites

I hope everyone had a great week! And I hope that you have an even better weekend …

As always here are some of my favorites from this week.

Favorite Laugh:

Her own version of "Look At Me Now" 
Favorite Quote:
Favorite Fashion Find:

Got these babies from Old Navy $20. So comfortable.

That's all for now! I have a weekend planned of doing absolutely nothing. Aren't those the best.

Happy Friday Everyone!

Ashley Says

Hi guys ... I know you are probably thinkin' what is this chicks problem?! I can't keep a blog name or design for the life of me. And I've only been blogging since May. I promise I'll stop. This is it for good now. (for a long while anyways) If I even mention changing my blog name slap me on the wrist!

the Ramblings of a Brunette Bombshell was just waaayyy too long. Do you know how much of a pain in the ass it was to type that out everytime I linked up or entered a giveaway?

So, Ashley Says is it.
Short, simple and to the point.

August 16, 2012

Instagram Dump & What I'm Listening To




1. Tyler, his brother Scott & their friend at the bar Saturday night // 2. Chocolate cake from P.F. Changs that Tyler brought home for me amazing // 3. Me and my coffee, the only reason why I was able to make it through this week .. coffee // 4. Heather (my sister-in-law) and myself on Saturday night  // 5. So inappropriate but .. The conversation between my brother & our mom on Facebook the night of the Olympic closing ceremonies when the Spice Girls performed (which was totally // excited for .. you know I was singing along while Tyler made fun of me ) // 6. New shoes I just went and got on my lunch break from Old Navy. I have an addiction // 7. Bow earrings I also just got. I love bows!  

What I'm listening to right now, on repeat.


 
 

Always. Sometimes. Never.

Hey guys! Today I am linking up with Brie, Taylor & Ellen for their Always. Sometimes. Never link-up. This is the 1st time I'm joining in on the fun & I'm looking forward to it! So, here goes!



Tyler:


Always: I'm always amazed at how blessed I am to have this guy in my life. He's a keeper.  AND I’m always amazed that he has stuck with me for his long. I can be a handful.
Sometimes: I should sometimes do a better job at telling him how much a love and appreciate him
Never: I’ll never get sick of him, even on the days he drives me insane. which is a lot of the time ;)

Clothing:

Always: I always find an excuse to buy new clothes.
Sometimes: Sometimes, most of the time I buy clothes I don't even need.
This can be a problem.
Never: Never and clothes. Those two words just don't mix.

Blogging:

Always: I always enjoy reading comments from you guys. It makes me happy! 
Sometimes: Sometimes, I do a little happy dance (in my head of course) when I get a new follower. Again, this shit makes very me happy.
Never: Never will stop being real on my blog. I will never pretend to have the perfect life, perfect boyfriend (cause lets be real, he does a lot of shit that drives me insane), or the perfect relationship (cause we fight over dumb shit, all the time) or perfect kids when the time comes. Because again, lets get real. I'm sure my kids are gonna be little terrors. Paybacks a bitch, right? Or that's what my mom always tells me anyway :P

That being said, all you bloggers with your perfect lives, perfect relationships, perfect hair, perfect outfit everyday, perfect house, & perfect kids. I'm on to you. That cannot be real life.

I will probably never stop reading said blogs.
(But I much prefer you bloggers who keep it real.)

August 14, 2012

50 kinds of Facebook users



I have some Facebook pet peeves.
Everyone is always complaining about the annoying things people do/say on facebook.
Here's my list.

1. The one who updates their status every two hours letting you in on every little thing they are doing. example: "homework, bed, school in the morning!" - WHO CARES. 
2. The one that adds everyone, so they look cool with their 1,000+ friends. I judge you.
3. The best friends that write on each other’s walls multiple times per day.
4. The grandma that comments on all of your status' and pictures with irrelevant comments.
5. The one that pokes everyone.
6. The one that changes their profile picture every week.
7. The one that puts pictures of themselves up and captions them with "I'm so ugly" or "I wish I was pretty" - Bitch, please. If you thought you were ugly you wouldn't be posting pictures of yourself non-stop.
8. The one that writes, “Happy birthday!” on eight people’s walls every day.
9. The one that always has depressing song lyrics as their status.
10. The one with the vague status updates that respond with more vague statements when people ask what’s wrong.
11. The married couple that shares a Facebook with a joint name, “Rita N Judd Johnson”.
12. The one that uses Facebook as their personal diary & complains every chance the get.
13. The one that invites you to every event ever created in the history of creating events.
14. The one that freaks out anytime someone de-friends them.
15. The one who constantly deletes old comments/wall posts and makes you look like an idiot that talks to yourself.
16. The one that added you with 56 mutual friends, but you still don’t know.
17.  The mom that friends her friends. And her friend’s kids. And her kids. And her kid’s friends. And her husband’s second cousins.
18. The one who tries to add you and you have 0 mutual friends. How did you even find me ..
19. The one that has some non-human object as their profile picture.
20. The chronic liker.
21. The chronic liker that likes your status two seconds after you post it. Every time. Without fail.
22. The chronic sharer. Shares every single one of your photos 2 seconds after posting them.
23. The one that is a fan of every page in the whole Facebook universe.
24. The one that complains every time Facebook changes their layout.
25. The couple that switches between “single” and “in a relationship with” on a biweekly basis.
26. The one that always manages to use the incorrect there/their/they’re.
27. The one that still plays Farmville.
28. The one that has an album labeled "ME" with the sole purpose of holding pictures of themselves. Most of the time these pictures are taken in their dirty bathroom and or while driving.
29. The one that is always counting down to something.
30. The one who liked something on your Facebook from 4 years ago. Stalker?
31. The ten-year-old that lied about their age to make an account.
32. The one who steals witty statuses from Pinterest. You're not fooling anyone.
33. The one that takes a picture of themselves,
puts an inspirational quote as the caption, and gets 42 likes.
Uh, what? I can't even.
34. The one whose status is always about the weather.
35. The one who likes their own status.
36. The one that won't switch to Timeline and make my life easier.
 37. The one that knows everything about Timeline and sorta freaks me out."Click here, here, and here, and you can read on these people's whole online relationship since 2007!!! It's great!!"
38. The best friends that are 'in a relationship' with or 'married' to each other.
39. The one that #hashtags everything. #facebookisnttwitter
40. The one that posts videos of themselves singing Adele songs that are painful to listen to.You only sound that good in your head and to your dog.
41. The one that added you after the first time you met and you have no idea who they are.
42. The one that you deleted you because you got into a fight and then decides they want to re-friend you a month later.
43. The one who makes me want to comment on their posts just to correct their grammer because they spell everything wrong.
44. The ones that do to be honest, like my status and I'll rate you nonsense. I don't even know what it's called. It's ridiculousness.
45. The one who posts a status that they are going to delete their facebook every few months and tells people to comment on said status if they care about keeping in touch. But then they never actually delete their facebooks. Attention seeking whores.
46. The one who uses way too many exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
47. The one who doesn't know how to apply mascara, yet is convinced people need to see her artistic self portraits of her eye anyway.
48. The one with 3,821 different profile pictures.....and half of those pictures is the same one that they just kept reusing.
49. The bestiezz fo' life with 825 mutual friends. How on earth do you both know that many people??!!!
50. The one with the dirty toilet in the background of their profile picture. Claaaaaassy.


Please understand that I don't consider myself above the Facebook community in any way. I just simply like to make fun of myself and also others for taking this whole online presence thing waaay too seriously.

Also, sometimes I am a judgmental person inside of my head. Mostly I just judge my Facebook friends.

Which ones do you do? Which ones do you hate that you do, but you do them anyways? I may or may not fall into several of these categories myself. These are not proud moments.





August 10, 2012

Blog Change

I think this blog needs to be more about me & less about something that isn't even happening in my life right now "From Ms. to Mrs." ... although Tyler and I have been together for 5 years, and I may be close to becoming his Mrs. that isn't what is happening in my life right now. So, I don't think it is an appropriate title for my blog. I don't know what changes I'm going to make to my blog, but the name is one thing for sure.

I think I need to focus more on me and the things I enjoy. And although Tyler is part of all of that, he isn't all of what I enjoy and what goes on in my life ..

I don't say this in a selfish way, because I love Tyler very much and he is a very important part of my life. But, for now .. this is what I need to do. I need to stop focusing on what may be happening in the future and focus more on what's happening right now.

So, coming soon .. a new blog, a new me.

Friday Favorites & Friday Outfit

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you, but this week seemed to go extra slow & I couldn't be happier that it is the weekend.

Let's get into my favorites from this week shall we?

favorite laugh:

favorite must have for fall:

Sam Edelman Pierce Boots

Boot Cuffs

 Favorite new blog to follow:

Meg who blogs over at the wild and wily ways of a brunette bombshell. Check her out & you'll see why I enjoy reading her posts.

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I did a little much needed shopping last night and I thought I'd share with you my outfit, because personally, I'm in love with it!



Shoes: Kohl's $20 // Jeans: Michael Kors - Marshalls $30 // Sweater: Marshalls $14


Can I just tell you how excited I am that I scored a pair of $120 Michael Kors Jeans for $30! Talk about a good deal. I also got another pair of pants, shoes and 2 other shirts and I'm sure I will post them as well. Ah, I love shopping .. I had to really control myself last night because I wanted to buy everything.

PS. I know you guys are totally lovin' my at work bathroom mirror shots ;) I apologize.

I hope everyone has a great weekend & don't forget to check out my sponsor info & advertise with me!