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Ashton
A blog about the wonderful things in life.
Interests: I share DIY projects, recipes, crafts, decorations, scrapbooking tips, motherhood moments, and the wonderful bits and pieces of my daily life.
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Merry Christmas Eve, Eve! And, see you next year!! Thank you oh so very much for following along on my blogging journey so far. I am excited to bring you more crafts, recipes, and creations next year! 2017...time flies. This blog has been a dream of mine for a very... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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If you are anything like me, you are shuffling around this week trying to finish up Christmas shopping and wrapping. Emory and I spent almost four hours at the mall walking around trying to find the perfect presents for the family! Plus, my husband needed a few more presents under... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Christmas! There is no way to deny the Christmas feelings around here! All the lights are twinkling. Wrapping paper occupies a corner of the office. Every room is adorned with some sort of glitter. And, garlands are strewn about the walls. Zooey Deschanel sings "And I'll never outgrow the thrill... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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This is up there on the list of goofiest DIY's I have ever created! But, it was totally worth the effort! I just know that they'll be a hit with my ugly little kitty cat. We have had our pets (one dog and one cat) for about 3 years now.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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It is pretty common for people to make goals for the New Year. Most likely, I will also have a goal or two for the new year. I already have some ideas bouncing around in my head and I am sure I will share with you here on the blog.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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It has been quite a chore trying to keep my dog from snagging the pinecones I have been storing in my office for the past month! Surprisingly, there was only one pinecone casualty. After figuring out the best method for cleaning and debugging the pretty pinecones from my yard, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Raise your hand if you have ever been shopping in a store and said, "I could totally make that!" My hand is raised. I do this all the time. Well Target is currently selling these really cute yarn wrapped Christmas trees. So, this is a Target hack! It's true...I can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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It's Christmas time! This time of year flies by. Last year I was very busy, very pregnant, and barely had a chance to enjoy the season. This year I am going to soak up every ounce of Christmas I can. Are you all prepared? I have always dreamed of having... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Hello! I am stopping in to say Happy Thanksgiving! (a day early) I decided to take the week off from blogging to spend time with my family and friends, meal prep, and work on some projects around the house. I will be back next week with regular blog posts. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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WANTING to experiment with collage. I have a collection of old National Geographic and Natural History magazines that are just so inspirational! Totally motivated by this, this, and this brilliant art! EATING fruit salad made from fruit that my Mama and Papa brought me when they visited! I used this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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While browsing Instagram today I was struck by the honesty of another Insta mommy. She mentioned how the first year postpartum she only focuses on her baby, and everything else gets pushed to the side. I feel like this is extremely true for me. It's instinctual, I am sure! Believe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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It is that time of year! Time for colds and allergies. It seems like everybody is getting sick right now! A couple days ago my throat starting hurting. That is always how it starts for me! I was longing for some tea to soothe my aching throat. So, I started... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Late last week I blogged about how to clean pinecones for decorations and crafts. And, I promised to share a couple crafts using my clean pinecones. As promised, here I am sharing a DIY Pinecone Garland! I wanted an easy project to replace my bat garland before I decorate for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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TO DRINK: Oh my! This gradient marshmallow and colorful hot chocolate recipe looks so fun!! I'll have to give this a try once it gets cooler. TO CRAFT: This wall hanging is absolutely beautiful! Thinking about making something similar for our bedroom. TO EAT: I have been craving biscuits on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Our back yard is littered with huge, beautiful pinecones. Normally they are only used as a very prickly ball for our pet husky. She loves chasing after pinecones, but they often poke her mouth. I never said she was a smart dog! They are so pretty laying on top of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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I must admit, I was a little intimidated when I first began experimenting with this recipe! But, I am always trying to use as much fresh produce as possible...and I wanted to stay away from using canned peppers. I am so glad I roasted the peppers myself! It was so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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There is nothing better than having an idea for a project, sitting down at my desk, and already having all the supplies to bring that idea to fruition. I have been collecting scrapbook supplies since I was in middle school! I also must admit, I hoard craft supplies. You never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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Normally Emory is the happiest, friendliest little baby. She is always smiling and "talking" to everyone. Even strangers! Do not let the smiles in these photos fool you! The second I put baby in her unicorn costume she becomes deactivated! So strange. ; ) James and I took Emory trick... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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When I get an idea in my head, then I get pretty "obsessive" about it. Anybody who knows me well just laughed after reading that first statement, because it is extremely true. I got it in my head that we would take the baby to the pumpkin patch! I had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!
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The 90's are coming making a comeback! Blink 182 recently put out a very fan approved album. Chokers are acceptable again. I can get away with pairing combat boots with everything. That metallic silver eye shadow I have been hoarding is finally in style again. And, I am determined to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Okay, Wonderful!