Thursday, March 1, 2012

Saving the Planet of just cluttering my cabinets?

So, I have this really strong addiction to CUPS! From coffee cups, to tumblers, to unique glass wear and wine glasses, I even have a light up margaritta glass... Yesterday I was at one of my favorite stores, KIRKLANDS, and I ran across this HUGE 36oz tumbler! I had to get it. Im hoping it will help me get my daily intake of H20, but  this summer it will be the greatest friend sitting on the river sipping on adult beverages.

But then there is the go green aspect of all my cups they are refillable and so much better for the planet than plastic bottles. also this addiction can be supported because it saves money! 36oz thats enough beverage to get me thru a day at work and wont need to purchase soda, etc.

If you run across a unique cup that I have to have, feel free to let me know!

everything happens for a reason_Ashley

Thursday, February 23, 2012

PIcture Perfect #1

Good Day!

I was thinking I would start a reoccuring Post of something I love! Maybe some amazing PHOTOS!

I love photography and love coming up with all the ideas, but yet cant take a picture at all! I am actually going thru a bit of a picture withdrawl. Erik and I actually had 2 engagement sessions. One I was a brunette and the other I was a bouncy Blonde with lots of "Number Props"! Our Photographer, LISA KELLY PHOTO,  was absolutley amazing and she had even more great shot ideas than i could even dream of! (dont worry I will post some of my fav pics at the end!). Then we had 600+ photos from our Perfectly Non-Perfect Wedding!

So for this first Post I am going to post some of My Favorite "Erik and Ashley Forever and Always Photo's"!

All of these Pictures were taken by the Fantastic Lisa Kelly Photo ( , Lisa Scherer and her Wedding Partner in crime Kelly Ferguson. Love them Both and they will always be taking our photos from here on out!

First Engagement session: A cold, dark, terenchial down pour, evening in November! Pictures were taken at the Renissance in downtown St. Louis, MO, but Perfectly non-perfect! 

This was a last minute photo when we realized we had an umbrella and it was Pouring!

 I really like this one too, because it is very editorial looking! Love how dark and classy it is...

This was our X-mas Card and Save the Date photo!

 I was so excited about this pic! Anyone that knows me knows my small obsession with the Starbucks!

Engagement Session 2: I contacted Lisa when I had a crazy idea for our table numbers and also wanted to a bright, summer shoot! Pictures taken at Faust Park in Chesterfield, MO.


This one was meant to be a teaser for the reception! We had 250 ballons filling the ceiling at our recepiton..created such a unique atmosphere and very reasonably priced decorations!

 he is such a ham....

THE BIG DAY: 10.22.11. Wedding was at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in St. Ann, MO. Wedding Party pics taken at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO and Reception was at Spazio at West Port in St. Louis,MO also...

 My favorite family photo... My Gorgeous parents and my Good Lookin Siblings..

My Girls at the Muny! Notice they all have different facial expressions! perfectly non-perfect!

This is "The Wedding Pic" we are getting this as our BIG Photo for the house...

BRIDAL WAR! I went to school with the other groom and ran into each other at the MUNY! Their HUGE wedding party had nothing on our Gang.. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. McCormick for being so much fun!

BEST FOR LAST! I ADORE THIS PICTURE! This is my hands down, absolute favorite picture and I kinda of tear up everythime I look at it... I love that it represents the great City of St. Louis and yet is a perfectly romantic picture. P.S. I got to pull the Bride Card to get this picture. The ledge was scattered with people and I just Yelled "excuse me, can I have everyone move for like 45 seconds!" they did!

OK I know that was alot, But know you never have to see or hear about these again... lol.. Comment if you have suggestions of types of pictures you want to see! or if you have any picture Ideas!

have a wonderful day....

everything happens for a reason_Ashley 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

a little candle can go along way...

I am loving this new candle. Malibu Smash! It MAY or may not be from my place of employment. It smells like an awesome umbrella drink minus the calories and the hangover...

I'm always lighting a candle or 2, they just change the atmosphere in the room and I never burn 2 of the same..I like to think of myself as a Home Fragrance Mixoligist.. This one is burning with this one is TIKI BEACH, another new Fav!

every thing happens for a reason_Ashley 

They control my life so why not make them my first Post!

The Husband

This is the Husband..My Forever and Always (as of 10.22.11) and the one with the first hand look into my quirkiness! He truely appreciates my non-perfectness. I really do try and be the ideal housewife and cook dinner, dishes, clean, and entertain with class, But in reality this occurs maybe once a week! I am a horrible cook and yet he eats what ever i try and create. I recently have been in a crafty mood and he may think my crazy ideas are unneccessary, in the end he compliments them and allows me to proudly display them in our home! Stay tuned for whats to come in the first years of our marriage...
The Pups!
aka: Sammy Girl (yellow) & Shaney Boy (other one)

So these 2 can be more difficult than children, but we love them... Shane was Erik's dog before we got married and we actually share the same birthday! He is a complete wuss, but yet very loyal! Sammy, on the other hand has doggie ADD! She is about 18 months old and has so much energy that if we could get her to focus could be one of those competitive trick dogs! She is our escapee and loves to jump the back fence and run the neighborhood. Which is why I am non-perfect doggie mom, running around the neighborhood like a hot mess with my bed head hair, husbands shoes, and God knows what I am wearing. My neighbors think im crazy!  Oh this also always happens when it is raining or snowing or freezing cold, so it is never a pleasant experience.All trying to get this crazy dog back to the house!

So excited about this blog and please hold tight as i get the page set up exactly how i want it!

everything happens for a reason _ Ashley