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Ashley

  • RESIDUAL PAINT ART

    Some of you know that I like to paint. For those of you that don’t know this, you can check out my art here, if you wish. Some of my favorite…

  • BROOKSIDE ART ANNUAL

    Art Attack is a new series of posts which will reflect everything artistic– gallery and museum trips, artist tributes, perhaps some of our own creations, and much more! To launch our…

  • USUAL AS UNUSUAL

    Some people have been asking about the centerpiece of Mya’s “Bird”day party. Love that you noticed the cuteness because I hold those babies dear to my heart. My Grandpa cut those…

  • DATE NIGHTS

    Derek and I have been married for 4+ yrs and have known each other for 7+. Over the years, our date nights out-and-about have gradually diminished to around one per month……

  • HAPPY “BIRD”DAY

    Derek had to talk me into having a first birthday party for Mya. Truth. I think I was initially hesitant because it seemed extravagant to ask friends/ family to honor a…

  • HOP HOP HOPPY EASTER

    Mya wasn’t as fond of the Easter bunny this year as compared to last… Poor kid. Since we paid someone to make our child cry, Derek and I needed to feel…

  • CRAIGSLIST: NOT ALL BAAAAAAAAD

    Yes, I watched the “Craigslist Killer” on Lifetime-Television-for-Women with my grandparents and it totally freaked me out. Probably why I had an adversion to the use of Craigslist… until I wanted…

  • DIY: GROWTH CHART

    Mya never crawled. But once she started walking at 1 yr 2 wks, we wanted to start documenting her height at home. (Turns out it took me until she’s 17 months…

  • BUNNY BUSINESS

    Ok, here’s the thing: I love to decorate for the seasons and holidays, but I don’t like to store a bunch of items for most of the year. If we had…

  • I’M COCOA FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE

    This cake is good. Really good. I found it online while testing various recipes in preparation for Mya’s first “bird”day party (which will soon be posted!) I wanted something low sugar,…

  • HEARTY HELLO

    This card is what happens when you don’t get your New Years’ cards sent before Valentines’ Day. I’m happy with how it turned out and we’ve learned how to not spend…

  • WHEN WE GROW UP

    We’ve all wondered “what should we be when we grow up.” Look no further, people. Buzzfeed has the answers to all of life’s most challenging conundrums. What a relief, right?! Recently,…