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. 

I've been told by so many people that I need to listen to this! // To Download: The Podcast App

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! 



Monday, March 2, 2015

Kentucky Ya'll



Lately I've become a TV whore. No jokes, this is serious crap people. I'm the girl that NEVER watches TV. I'd much rather be outside, crafting a project, listening to music. Yep, pretty much anything other than watching tv. I get SO sick of the noise box well....making noise. I blame it on the discovery of Netflix. Holy batman, there's so much good shit that I've been missing! Oh, and that it's cold as balls outside, a FOOT of snow last week & then I became plagued with the flu.

Anyway, ya'll Kentucky was made PROUD tonight. Please don't break my heart and tell me you're not a fan of The Voice. If ya don't need me to list the reasons that it's such a GREAT show, these two heart throbs should make it well worth your time! 



Anyway, this girl made KY proud tonight by making it through. Team Blake, ya'll! Not that ya didn't need another reason to root for my future ex-husband! Move over, Miranda! 


I'm not sure she will win the whole thing, but I can't help but root for a local Kentucky girl!

xoxo, 

Ashley 

Musical Monday ~ It Was Always You

Happy Monday, folks! After venturing to work for a few hours my boss sent my happy ass back home. I guess I can't blame him, I wouldn't want this crud either. But someone please take it from me! Plleeeeeaassseee! Okay, I'll stop. If I must. But really, please!? Ahhh....moving on.

I discovered this song on Spotify and it immediately made me think of him. The one man whom I can't shake no matter how I try. The man that somehow captured my heart without me even knowing. The man that drives me absolutely NUTS, yet makes me completely happy at the same time. And well,  I thought it was fitting that this be his ring tone. Maybe I should tell him....






Sunday, March 1, 2015

Netflix & The Flu

As if last week being stranded in the house wasn't enough,  due to the "Snowmageddon" that hit Kentucky, why should it be a surprise that I got plagued with the flu for the weekend? 


It's been a hated love affair with my bed and the couch this weekend.

 I've binged on Netflix. 

Sons of Anarchy. He will definitely make a girl feel better!

New Girl. Seriously my new favorite find on Netflix! 
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And today I've watched back to back to back episodes of Sister Wives. Someone please help me! I can't turn away from this show.



Here's to hoping I feel better soon!

xoxo,
Ashley 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mandie!


It's time to par-tay! This lady & fellow blogger (Badbrewpack) I met through another blogging site, and well daily conversations on Facebook while we should be working turned an "online" friendship into a real life friendship. One that very few people are lucky to have. Even though she's in "Yankee" territory & I'm in the South, there are very few days that I can say that have gone by that we've not spoken. She knows my deep & dark secrets, the funny hilarious stories, bad relationships & everything in between. We've cried, laughed, & even been a little crazy. I honestly don't know what I'd do without her. She's my rock, my go-to & well...my Best Friend.

Two years ago I was lucky enough to finally meet her & well this picture sums up our weekend PERFECTLY!


Happy Birthday, Mandie! I hope you have an amazing day! I wish I was closer to celebrate it with you! 


Monday, February 2, 2015

Musical Monday




Happy Monday! I've loved Sam Hunt's new album since I first discovered it a couple months ago. However, a friend of mine told me to check out his acoustic version of his song "Take Your Time" and well, I'm smitten.  The song is beautiful, the lyrics are spot on and well, his voice is a lullaby to my ears. Hope you enjoy!