Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for: Listening to the serial podcast & a new bottle of nail polish.

I'm thankful for: a big plate of macaroni & cheese for lunch today. I desperately needed comfort food. 

I'm thankful for: a 2 hour nap this afternoon while we waited to load. Sleep deprivation & I are not friends! 

I'm thankful for: Don always holding my hand while we walk in somewhere. Little acts of love truly mean the most. 

I'm thankful for: sunsets that remind me there is a new dawn ahead. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Oh hey, Friday!


It's finally Friday! My favorites of the week: 

One: I'm torn with being back up north where it's freezing cold & snow is everywhere. Oh, & did I mention every parking lot is a skating rink! How every that means we're back in the land of cheese! And what better way to start off your day than a breakfast of cheese curds & beef sticks. Guys, I'm seriously obsessed! 

Two: My fiancé has been amazing this week. It's been a rough week but he has tried his hardest to make sure I'm smiling and to just be a shoulder to cry on. I'm beyond grateful. 

Three: For views like this early in the morning. I have a love/hate relationship with snow. 

Four: For my wonderful friends that have constantly checked on me the past couple days. You all are my FAVORITE! 

Five: That I get to see my family this weekend. Funny, you move away from family & you realize how special each & every one of them truly are. 

Happy Friday, everyone! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Humpday Confessions


I'm linking up for my first "Humpday Confessions." 

I confess I haven't blogged in months & this looked like a good way to jump back in. 

I confess that I ate way TOO much food this past weekend. Having time at home just makes me want to cook all these delicious recipes I keep finding on Pinterest as we drive down the road. Like turkey tetterazini, banana pudding & million dollar spaghetti. Anyone need leftovers?



I confess I want this office for my house. Seriously way cool!

Happy Hump Day! 


Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up



Where did the weekend go? Or, maybe I should say where did my Sunday go? I worked all weekend...not a normal thing for me and to say I'm tired is an understatement. I didn't get home from work til 11pm Friday night & was back at work at 8 am Saturday morning. Shew! Friday night was actually pretty fun at work, everyone was full of themselves so they kept me on my toes. Thankfully I was on my "A" game and was firing right back at em'!

Saturday - After work my mom & I went out to dinner. I was not in the mood to cook, so we chose O'Charleys. I ended up deciding on a Cobb Salad that was amazing. I want to know how I can make the same salad at home but it NEVER tastes as good! #FirstWorldProblems

Sunday - I slept in. Drank a couple cups of coffee from the comfort of my couch & in my pj's. I did a couple loads of laundry, ate my leftover salad for lunch & watched the UK game! GO.BIG.BLUE! I made dinner and called it an early night. Let's hope this week is not nearly as crazy as last week!

I'm thinking about filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Anyone else up to the fun & craziness of March Madness? Who are you rooting for?







Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up



How is it already Tuesday night? This weekend/week seems to be a blur thus far, is anyone else feeling this way? This time change is kicking me in the rear end! But, boy oh boy,  am I loving the extra hour or so of sunlight!

This weekend was a bit weird! We were slammed with another 2 feet of snow towards the end of the weekend which resulted in being off work on Thursday & Friday! Saturday I had to work but only for 4 hours, and was outta there by noon! Wahooo!

Saturday evening my mom & I met up with some friends for dinner at a local sports bar here in town. The bar reminds me of "Cheers." I LOVED that show when I was little! Our table just kept getting larger and larger, as more people just happened to come in! So much fun!

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I had this burger (Buffalo Blue Cheese) for dinner. It was heaven in my mouth! 
I put a #hashtag #FoodPorn with this photo on Instagram & that's exactly what it seemed like. Ha! I really don't get out much. Yikes! Anywho...


Of course you can't go to a sports bar, eat a delicious burger and not have a delicious beer. Now, ya'll  the name of this beer is so MUCH fun. It's from a local brewery in town, which I'm a huge supporter of  and it's so damn good!  Win, win,  in my book!

Country Boy Cougar Bait (Ha, yep you're reading that name right!)


Sunday was spent driving around house hunting which ended in dead end searches. It's becoming a bit frustrating but I'm hoping that something will come up that I fall in love with, and quickly! For now, the search still continues. Then I came home and did some cleaning and chores around the house, made dinner & relaxed for the rest of the evening! 

How was your weekend? 

xoxo, 

Ashley 



Linking up with:

The Blonder Side of Life

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hey, it's Friday!


Well, it's yet another snow day today so here are 5 things that make me happy today! 

1). The sun is shining! & the weather next week is going to be in the 50's & 60's ya'll! C'mon Spring time! I seriously can't wait for warmer weather, blooming flowers & sunshine with blue skies! Please tell me I'm not the only one! 

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2). Snuggles with this cute guy! He's getting SO big! I remember when I first got him he only weighed 8 pounds :(. I really need to take him to the vet to see how much he's gained! Since we're ALL done with his puppy shots! 


3). Spending my Friday afternoon painting a Paint by Number. I've been craving an artistic release and I picked this up a while ago at Michael's one afternoon. I really need to finish it. P.S. I think I need better contacts...those numbers are SO tiny! 


4). Listening to Serial Podcast while painting. You guys have you even jumped on this bandwagon? I know, I know...I'm way behind the times but I am hooked! If you listen please share your thoughts! I'm halfway through it and I'm on the fence of who committed this murder. 

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5). A quiet afternoon spent at home. Candles burning. Pajama day. And doing exactly what I want. My oh my, how I love my ME time. 


Happy Friday, ya'll! 


Around the Horn: Favorite Baseball Memory





Kasey At The Bat


I have been to a ton of Minor League games as we have a team close by. They have always been SO much fun & I'm not sure that I could pick a favorite of those! My favorite game (okay...my favorite 2 games) were the ones that I was able to watch my cousin play! The first game was my very FIRST Major League game and I was so PUMPED! My mom, best friend & I all went. My cousin, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, had our tickets at the Will Call Booth. We sat in amidst a sea of Red (Since we were rooting for the opposing team), but I proudly sported my YELLOW







The second game that we went to was on my Mom's birthday, and we actually got to see him pitch! Completely unexpected since he had pitched the night before. I remember my mom couldn't contain herself! After the game the ushers came and whisked us to "downstairs" so we could see him for 5 minutes. Behind the scenes of a ball game is insane. We were sitting with security, weren't allowed to take photos with him, etc, etc. The "red tape" is nuts,  but it was awesome to be able to chat with him for a few minutes. Here are a couple photos of him pitching! 



xoxo, 

Ashley