Favorite Posts of 2015

A lot if people do those 'a year in review' posts, which are great! But I decided to do something a little different. One of the best things about blogging is reading great blogs and getting to know the awesome authors behind them. And I think something that is really important is commenting and sharing posts! Let's all support each other and help each other to grow! Today I'm going to share with you all my favorite posts of 2015. I hope you enjoy!

I hope you guys enjoy these and have a great 2016! Happy New Year! 

Christmas Recap + Haul (+Video!)

Hey ya'll! I hope everybody had a marvelous Christmas! Today I want to recap my Christmas. Everybody has their own different Christmas traditions and I love hearing about them, so today I decided to share mine!

Christmas eve is when we have our Christmas dinner with the whole family. I have a pretty large family (six kids!), so every year my siblings and I do a gift exchange between us, including my brother in law, and, this year, my sisters boyfriend too! This way we don't have to buy a gift for everyone (which could get expensive!) but we're sure everyone gets a gift. On Christmas Eve we open those gifts and then our parents always get us pajamas. Every Christmas eve we all get new pajamas and then we take family photos in them.

We were pretending to be American Eagle models... 

We also gave the gift that all of us kids got for my Mom and Dad... Twenty One Pilots tickets! My mom especially loves them and her reaction when we gave them to her was priceless.

Christmas morning, we get up around 7:30am and open presents! After that we cook breakfast (usually biscuits and gravy) and then we just be lazy the rest of the day and play  games and eat leftovers from the night before. This year we watched Star Wars episodes 4, 5, and 6. Not sure why we chose to do that (it's not very Chrismassy!!) but it was a ton of fun.

And this post is exciting also because.... I filmed my first video!! I've been wanting to do one for quite awhile now and I hope to do more! Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this and any suggestions for more videos to do, I would really appreciate it!

Let me know in the comments what you got for Christmas and what you gave!

xx, Ashley

Cozy Christmas

Christmas is coming up (eeeekkk) and it's time to start thinking about what you'll wear! Christmas morning I usually like to just stay all comfy + cozy in my pajamas. (Raise your hand if you're like me!) But if you want to be a little bit more dressed up (because let's face it. Mom is going to be taking pictures) a good alternative is a comfy oversized sweater.

sweater - borrowed from my brother // scarf - hand-me-down

This outfit feels like pajamas but has more style to it. To copy this look just wear a big, warm sweater and a cozy, stylish scarf!

Merry Christmas everybody!

5 Unique and Inexpensive Gifts

Christmas is coming up and it's time to start your shopping. Christmas shopping is super fun and one of the best things ever, but it can also be really hard! I thought I would suggest a few things that will make really cute gifts for both girls and guys. These things are unique and inexpensive (because, let's face it, Christmas is hard on your wallet).

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1. Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap Plant - Carnivorous - 3" Clay Pot

Seriously, who would not love this?

2. Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Hoosier Hill Farm Charms Cereal Marshmallows, 1 Pound

I think that everybody has wished for this at one time or another.

3. Socks

I know that it's kind of a thing to dread getting socks for Christmas, but you can get really cute/cozy ones that make great gifts. 

4. Teacup

Got a tea drinker in your life? This gift is perfect and so cute. You can get a nice to-go mug instead for a man in your life.

5. Chocolate Covered Bacon

Marini's Candies Milk Chocolate Covered Bacon 1/4 lb. Gift Box

Okay, so at first you were like 'ew!' But now you're a little bit intrigued.

I hope this post gave a you a few ideas for your Christmas shopping endeavors. Merry Christmas everybody!