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 



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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 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thankful Thursday

always an abundance of things to be thankful for.


Lately I'm thankful for: 


Lunch bought by co-workers after being sick for a week. 



Snow Days


and endless hours curled up with Netflix & hot cups of tea. 



What are you thankful for? 



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Words of Wisdom

Thanks to my customers who lift me up, and the people who participate in the study solely because I'm "so nice".=


How is this so difficult? To just be nice. It's that plain & simple. There's an individual that I've encountered in my life the past year or so. When I met him he was so harsh, abrasive & well...rude.  You could tell he had such a chip on his shoulder and I made it my life mission to make this man smile. Simply by being nice. I wish I could portray the difference in this man now. People that have known him for years have commented that he's changed. For the better. They notice it when he's around me. It's simple. It all started with just a few nice words. If only the rest of the world would realize what a few nice words can do, we may live in a more peaceful place. 



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Confession: Sundy Best



My Confession:

 I'm a concert junkie. I have and will spend big money for tickets. It doesn't phase me. What's that saying?
Spend money on experiences not things!! Find your balance, make vacations extraordinary family time.

Why, yes. That's it! That's always been my motto in life. I've never been one to be materialistic, but by George you better believe if I can jump in on an adventure or "life experience" I'm ALL in. 

With that being said, I was cruising Ticketmaster one Sunday afternoon a few months ago when I saw a band coming to town that I had just really started to fall in love with. 

Date: February 13th.
My Thought: Happy Valentine's Day to me! 

Just because I'm single doesn't mean I can't celebrate Valentine's Day, right? Right! I knew you'd agree! 

The band is : Sundy Best. 

I know ya'll are probably like who in the heck is that? Please go check them out! They are amazing, have landed a video on CMT and well guys, they are from a small town in Eastern Kentucky! They are just some good ol' boys! 

The concert was at the Opera House here in town. I hadn't been there since elementary school. It's so beautiful! I love small venues because it just seems so personal. Enough of my rambling, enjoy the pics! Oh, and please let me know what ya think of them! They definitely have captured my heart. I love seeing people succeed doing something they love, especially so close to home! & the cool thing about these guys is they haven't lost their humbleness. They are just, like I said, good ol' boys from Kentucky. Okay, I'm shutting up now. Enjoy! 

My momma & I. 





And here's the hometown boys singing one of my favorite songs! Enjoy!