The Ashley Maria Blog

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 Cookie Exchange

How many times do you get together with all your family at a wedding or a funeral and say 'geez we should really get together more often' well I had enough of that and decided to put together a holiday party for my extended family! I had talked it over with some of my cousins and agreed it would be a great idea!
Cookie Exchange

Some Details:
Locations- Sal's Pizza 
Invitation - Ash's Party Accents
Balloons- Party It Up
Voting Card- Ash's Party Accents
Hot Cocoa Bar- Most of the things are old.

It was such a fun day and so many laughs and stories told! Can't wait to plan next years!
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Velvet Block Heels Dupes

Recently I purchased velvet block heels from Old Navy while I had some Super Cash to spend. I can't even tell you how many times I've worn them. They may be my favorite heels! They are great to wear to work and still transition to night time. What I didn't realize is they are dupes for much more expensive heels and being completely honest- I don't even like that much!

I found another pair of dupes with a slightly shorter heel as well, but I haven't tried them on yet. 
Marc Fisher Heels
Loft Heels
Old Navy Heels

What do you think? Would you wear these?
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gifts for Your Co-Workers and Boss

Every year I struggle to get gifts for my co-workers and bosses. I mean for your boss, what do you get the guys that have everything, without spending a lot- but looking to cheap. They are your bosses, so they know how much you make, so this makes it very difficult when I comes to getting the right gift. 
Today I've rounded up some ideas that you can use for both your co-workers and your bosses without breaking the bank, or look like you are trying too hard!
Coffee Mug
Coaster for Desk
Custom Mouse Pad
Adult Coloring Book
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Aromatherapy diffuser
Aromatherapy Car Diffuser
Desk Phone Charger

Previous Gift Guide
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Coordinating Outfits for Pictures

This year we are having out pictures professionally taken again by our wonderful photographer, Jessica, but in true fashion, I'm still looking for coordinating outfits for us to wear!
We were able to find an old vintage truck and are parking it in her field and filling the bed with blankets and pillows galore!
I'm thinking of going two ways this year.. blues and greens or grey's and reds. I put together two boards that I think would look good for our family!

2016 Christmas Photos/Maternity Photos
2017 Christmas Photos
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

My New Favorite Everything Bag

I'm always looking for new ways to make my life easier and recently I received this Scout Weekender bag and it was a game changer!

Joey goes to my mom's twice a week, and when we drop him off he comes with a lot of 'baggage'. I usually pack him some clothes to wear out if they plan on doing something fun, some food, drink cups etc. and was looking for a big enough bag to suffice all this. 

I also plan on using this bag during the holiday's to carry gifts to family members houses, but here are some other ideas too, like toy storage, weekend travels, grocery store run, or keep in your car with essential needs!

 There really are so many ways to use this bag! Best part is the material is so easy to clean with just a wet paper towel or rag and a quick wipe down!

 Did you want to grab your own? Scroll down for a special code and 20% off your own bag!

Use Code SCOUT-AM to get 20% off!!

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