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After a long day of doing all things that involve Mommying such as pumping every few hours for the baby, making food for my toddler who then refuses to eat it, trying to fold the baskets of laundry that have been starring me in the face all day and sterilizing bottles....I absolutely love bath and pamper time. It allows me to take a step back from the busyness of mom life and enjoy the reason I'm a mom--my kids.
I recently was introduced to SoCozy's Hush sensitive line, dermatologist and allergy tested products for your littles. Tangles, bedhead and frizzies are no match for their easy to use formulas. That, along with the fact that everything is non-toxic has this momma in pure happiness mode. Oh wait, ready for more bliss? You can only get their Hush Sensitive Styling Foam, Sensitive 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Sensitive Detangler. and Sensitive Scalp Serum in the baby aisle at Target. If *wink* you needed another excuse to take a trip there, this is it!
I know you’ve heard a lot about She Is Blank Space and our app on the way, but I want to talk about how we got here, why this is so important to me, why it’s so needed.
One day I woke up.
No, not by the beeping of my alarm clock or my kids poking me in the eyeball, but I WOKE up.
My innermost being was so lost, confused, and just flat out blah.
It was as if God tossed a bucket of ice cold water in my face and said, “Ashley, my dear, whom I love so hugely…what are you doing?”
I absolutely could not answer that question. Sad, right? Yeah, I thought so too. This started a downward then upward spiral. It was a lot of questioning and addressing things I was holding onto before I could start moving forward. I dug in deep, cried a lot of tears from past hurts, anger, and whatever else I needed to face. This was hard for me, a person that seemingly had it all together, to admit defeat and that I was failing at “life.”
Spring is just around the corner--eeek! The flowers are blooming, a beautiful breeze is in the air, amazing prints and pastels come back to our lives. Spring is my favorite time of the year and my favorite season for fashion. There are so many different styles to choose from and so many fun ways to mesh different colors and patterns together.
For instance, a beautiful flowy off the shoulder shirt and a simple pair of jeans or a black and white skirt. Dress it up this spring or keep it nice and cool. Always remember, you got this girl and you are fearfully and wonderfully made no matter what size, shape, or color you are. Be confident, be bold, be BRAVE, be fearless! Here are a few of my spring picks from the amazing Gwynnie Bee clothing rental company and Eloquii fashion line! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Gwynnie Bee is clothing rental site, but don't let that be a turn off for you. The quality, excellence and care they have for their clothes is majorly outstanding. You'll have an endless closet with hundreds of different styles in size 10-32 to choose from and a personal guide to help you pick out what you think will fit your lifestyle. You can wear the pieces for your day to day, date night, GNO or special event, then send them back with unlimited exchanges. You can sign up for their 30 day FREE trial with no strings attached and get brands like Seven, Vince Camuto, Jones New York and Lucky Brand delivered right to your door. If you are extra in love with an item, you can keep it at a discount from the normal retail cost. Trust me gals, you won't regret it, not for one second, so head over to check them out! If you sign up, tag us in your outfit pics so we can feature you here!
Here's what was in my first box...
When you welcome your first little one into the world, everyone says "sleep when they sleep." It's easy--you get plenty of rest and feel like you can conquer this thing called mommyhood. When pregnant with your second, you are always going since you have a toddler to run around after. Finally that little one graces you with their presence and in no way were you prepared for the sleepless days/nights that lay ahead of you. You finally get that little one to sleep, you plop on the couch--and your little guy says "Mommy play cars with me?" You somehow muster up the energy to get down on the floor and do exactly what he asked.
Moments where my son needs me are almost more peaceful then when I am alone with him. He creates a sense of calmness over me, and helps me focus on that second not the hour before or what will happen later--but the now. I love to create meaningful moments with my oldest when the little one is resting to help me regain my energy to tackle both boys.
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B'Gosh; however, all opinions expressed are my own.
There is something so refreshing about spring--the snow melts away with flowers taking it's place, the temperatures warm up equaling more adventures and...spring cleaning! I know, I know, normally you hear the word "cleaning" and want to run the other direction, but when it comes to sprucing up your kids wardrobes, that is in a whole different category! It's time to pack away all the heavy layers of pieces with far too many buttons and zippers, trading them for light, airy tees and shorts like these from OshKosh B'Gosh!
Lets face it, we all wish we could workout on a very regular basis, but LIFE happens or we get in our own way. I am a wife, a mother of two and I own my own handmade jewelry business out of our home. I am pulled in so many directions, not just in the mommy department or in the business, but as a wife and individual as well. Am I alone in this? It can be so frustrating, I know, so I’ve come up with some tips to help. I truly believe that when you put in a little effort to creating a routine, over time, it will become a habit. A very beneficial habit: making the time to workout.
create a workout calendar
Hippity Hoppity Easter is on it's way! I know, cheesy central, but it really is just around the corner! We've all been there. Just not enough time in the day to always do elaborate DIY decor or food for every party. I'm taking things back to our Easter egg hunt we threw for our friends and their littles two years ago. Overall, I kept things pretty simple(I had three kids, three and under, so had to--hah!) and kid-friendly with a little cute factor mixed in. Here's some springy inspo for your upcoming event!
Many of you know that I have an organization that I am passionately head over heels for. This organization began on a leap of faith and seems to continue that way. Everything that has happened has been because of God’s faithfulness. I began this journey with just my heart and a desire to seek justice and to speak for the voices that were being silenced. I am not going to lie and say that this is an easy calling— but, it definitely is a rewarding one.
One of the rewarding moments was when I was able to see one of the survivors come to know Jesus and outwardly express her love by deciding to go public in baptism. What a sweet reminder that God can do the impossible!
As a first time mom you have a huge shower, and receive everything you need for your bundle of joy. The second time around you've kept everything and struggle with putting stuff on your sprinkle registry so you throw a new hair brush, some pacifiers, and towels and call it a day. Some of my favorite gifts were non-traditional gifts that I received from friends and family that helped us in those first few weeks of being new parents again. These gifts will make the new parents life easier, give them a chance to bond as a family, and most importantly relax.
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