Monday, April 27, 2015

Motivational Monday #25

Hello hello! Welcome back from the weekend! How was yours? Ours was great. We got to celebrate with one of Bill's good friend as he married the girl of his dreams. The wedding was elegant and the memories will last for a lifetime.

As we get closer to our wedding, Bill and I reminisce about the beginning of our journey together. While we have been together for over 5 and a half years (holy crap!), the road was definitely not easy.

There were bumps here and there but the most important thing to take away from all of it is that it made us stronger. We learned from each other and feel like we could take on the world now. While some decisions in the past may have not been the best, we made them and that's that. We will learn from them but not look back on them with bitterness. Even though we may not have liked what was going on at the time, the paths that we have taken and the choices that we have made make us the couple we are today.

After celebrating an awesome couple and experiencing their love for one another, I cant wait for us to let everyone experience that with us. Our day is slowly creeping up (STRESS!) but once it's here, we'll be ready.

What are you looking back on?

Any wedding suggestions??

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Favorites

As I thought of what to post today, I thought of a great idea. While I have shared quite a few make up items, I thought it might be interesting to show what I have been loving for a full face of make up!

You may have seen some items before but I will link them anyway! :)

Here is the whole shebang!
Below is the picture broken up and things explained a little more in detail!

1. Maybelline Fit Me: Matte and Poreless Foundation -- I am still in love with this foundation and I even went back and got another shade since I am so pale right now! (you can 
see my review for this foundation here)
2. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk -- I love to use this pencil as a primer for my eyeshadow. It really allows colors to pop and keeps other colors in place. And for $4 who could go wrong! I think I've had this for about 2 years now.
3. Two Faced-Better than Sex mascara -- Weird name right?! This is a sample size that I got a while back. I didn't actually think I would like this as I tend to not like high end mascara as much as drugstore, but I do like it! It doesn't make my lashes hard (HATE that) and it also doesn't flake or run. 
4. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara -- You may be thinking, why is there two mascaras on here? You use two?! BUT this mascara I use on my bottom lashes. The brush makes it very easy to get those little guys!
5. Benefit Gimme Brow -- Since my hair is naturally blonde, so is my eyebrow hair tails. It is definitely frustrating to go around with only half of an eyebrow...but this product helps when I'm in a time crunch!
6. L'Oreal Paris 24HR Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush -- This pressed eyeshadow is really easy to use. I usually just apply it with my finger due to how delicate the powder its. The color is even nice enough that I dont have to wear anything else with it.
7. Lorac PRO Palette -- Please excuse the messiness with this packaging! The softness of it makes it hold onto anything! I love the array and the creaminess of these shadows. When we travel, this is often the only thing I bring for my eyes.

1. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde -- When time allows, this thing is a life saver! It fits my eyebrow hair color to a tea and allows me to have my tails!
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Black -- I have reviewed this before here and I absolutely love it! 
3. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightening -- I dont usually have dark circles so when I use this it is more for a brightening effect. It has a great consistency and rarely ever looks cakey!
4. Benefit Blush in Dallas -- This blush is quite warm so I like to wear it when a foundation may be too light or I am just looking for a warming effect. One thing to remember from this blush is that a little goes a long way!

 Finally...Brushes! (yes, I know they need to be cleaned)

 1. Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer Brush (furthest to the right) -- This brush is by far my favorite way of applying my Maybelline foundation. It is soft and barely sheds which is great!
2. IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blending Crease Brush -- This brush is a little more expensive than the other ones on here but I will say it, it is worth it! It blends everything out like a dream! It was totally worth the $14.
3. Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff Brush -- Many say that this brush is a dupe for the MAC 217 but as someone who has never had one of those, I cant say that. It does a great job though at adding color to the crease to deepen any look. It is a great brush is great when used for precise color precision.

That is all for Friday Favorites. I hope you all enjoyed.

Have a great weekend!

What are your go to things for makeup on the regular?

Any fun weekend plans?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Motivational Monday #24

Gooooood morning everyone! Hope everyone's weekend was great! I worked on Saturday and then spent the rest of the day catching up on Once Upon a Time...all I gotta say is the Queen of Darkness! :)

Today's Motivational Monday comes from my Caribou tea this morning (I had the tropical green tea with a shot of raspberry). I am not usually a fan of tea but I am trying to get out of my little box and try new things!

Each morning, regardless of how bad the day before was, is a blank canvas. A blank canvas for eating better, for working out, for taking action, for whatever you need it for! Each Monday we awake, the daunting task of the week is upon us, but if we look at each day as its own maybe the week will go by just a little bit faster. And just maybe, Mondays wont be so daunting anymore.

What did you do this weekend?

What do you need a blank canvas for?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

Welcome to Friday Favorites. Today I am going to be sharing with you some songs that have been my JAM lately!

WARNING some (most) songs are explicit!

With Somebody - Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih

Boys - Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie

Change your life - Iggy Azalea ft. T.I.

Leave the night on - Sam Hunt

Burnin' It Down - Jason Aldean (I used to hate this song and the next one but now I crank it UP!

Girl Crush - Little Big Town

Those are the songs that I have been loving!

What songs are your jam?

Any fun weekend plans?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Motivational Monday #23

Heeelllooo! So you're prolly thinking holy crap its different again. And by golly it is! There are some things that I am still tweaking but I really like this layout. What do you think of this one??

As I drove to work this morning (and then turned around to go back to the house and get my computer...ugh Mondays!), I thought of how good of a weekend we had. Then I stated to think about all of the things that we have coming up in the next couple of months. It made me think, when will we ever have time to just chill? With my work, weddings, graduations and our wedding planning, our time is pretty booked on the weekends. I couldn't help but wondering, how in the heck did all of our weekends end up booked? How have our lives gotten quietly filled...

Once I saw this quote, it made me realize that we must take time for ourselves. No matter how full our lives get. Without us, our lives just pass by and we don't get a chance to really experience things. Although knowing when to tip ourselves over is the hardest part, starting little by little is step. Once we start to tip just a little bit, we can judge from there on how full is just to full.

Did you have a great weekend?

Do you know when it is time to tip over just a little?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Favorites

I bet you came here and thought, oh this is different! But in all honesty I don't like it! I don't like how the pictures stretch and I don't know enough about HTML or CSS to fix it...but luckily I have my friend Amy to help me!

So my Friday Favorite goes to her! :)

She will be helping me install a better one this weekend so by Monday (fingers crossed), it'll all be better!

Who is your favorite person this week?

What do you think of the new layout?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Whisker Wednesday

I haven't done a Whisker Wednesday post in quite a while so I thought I would do one this week!

As the weather has gotten nicer, Bruce's meows have grown more frequent. He loves just sitting in front of the open door listening to the birds and smelling the fresh air. If that door isn't open, he loves to let you know that he'd like it to be.


 Any time you are by the door or I go outside to check on my Sugar Snap Peas, hes right there. I actually got him a leash that we can attach somewhere and he can roam for 25 ft. Fingers crossed that he gets used to that for summer!

Other than that, Bruce is doing great. He has lost a little bit of weight (his vet would like to hear that!) and its probably from running up and down the stairs. Any time Bill or I go upstairs, he is usually following right along with us (by following I mean turning it into a chase).

Here he is during play time:

This toy is just a ball going around in a circle, but when he hears that ball rolling around, he immediately comes over to see what you are doing. Even when he's completely zonked out. Such a weirdo ;) <-- but he's my weirdo :)

So I'll leave you with one more picture. If you follow me on Instagram (ash_beazley) then you may have already seen this picture for Project 365 but I like it so I'm going to post it again!

Hope you enjoy!

ps--the site may be getting a makeover this week...eeek! Check back on Friday to see what's going on!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Motivational Monday #22

Welcome back Monday, we all missed you (and by missed I mean not missed--ha!).

I hope that all of your Easter celebrations went off without a hitch (if you celebrate). On Saturday, I did my first Wine and Canvas and it wasn't too bad. I would have to say though, that it was just a little too stressful for me (even though they aren't supposed to be stressful at all!). I do like the picture that we created but unless there was a great deal through Groupon or something, I don't think that I would do it again. After that we hung out with two of our good friends for the 2nd annual Brandon's Birthday bash (they were with us in Colorado last year so we figured we might as well make it a yearly thing ;)) On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at my future in-law's house. It was a good time filled with delicious food! :)

Now onto Motivational Monday :)

At times in life, we wonder why things happen the way that they do. Or why we have to go through what we do.

Now I am not saying with this post that every experience is going to be pleasant, because it is not. But that doesn't mean that we cant look at experiences as a chance to grow and explore a different realm. At times it can be very difficult to see the purpose of things (and sometimes we never really find out what that purpose is) or why we must go through them at the times they are presented to us. 

While you go through this week, think of your surroundings and the experiences that life is giving you. 

How was your weekend?

Any experiences that you've had but never really made sense?