Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

First off, I wanna start by you prolly don't need ANY of these items, but if you are looking to shop the sale, I've rounded up my picks for yourself or gifts! For the past few years, I usually start my Christmas shopping during the anniversary sale. So you are gonna need to shop, mind as well get them on sale!

If you have a Nordstrom credit card, you can start shopping on July 16. We suggest making a wish list because things sell out fast! The sale opens up to everyone on July 28!

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Moonlight Pajama's | So good for post pardom mama's or anyone really! 

Free People Bralette | I wear mine all the time especially in Summer!

OHOM Ui mug & warmer Set | Whether working from home or getting back into the office, I would love to have this for my busy mornings/

Satin Pillow Case | For you or gift it to a friend for a better nights sleep and to help fight wrinkles!

Barefoot Dream Blanket | I will always share this when I see a sale. It is so comfortable and would make a great gift for someone!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Easy Week Night Meals

Raise your hand if you are always looking for easy weeknight dinners. Especially, now that I'm back at work in the office full time, the easier the better for us. Now I must admit, I have some help. We get meal services delivered to our house once a week that contains two meals for the week. We typically will get take out once a week and on the weekends will do leftovers, frozen appetizers or get take out or go to a restaurant to eat.

Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Pasta (Crockpot)
*feeds 6-8 people 


1.5 lbs chicken breasts 
16 oz bottle Italian dressing
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground pepper
8oz cream cheese
16 oz penne
1/4 c. additional Parm. cheese to top.


Add chicken breasts to crock pot. Pour over italian dressing & sprinkle 1/4 c. Parm cheese & pepper.  Place cream cheese on top.  Cover crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 5-6 hours. When done, shred chicken.  Cook penne over stovetop.  Add to the chicken and sauce and stir well to coat pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 c. Parm. cheese and serve. 

Chicken and Waffle Sliders


Frozen chicken patties (we use Tyson or Perdue)
Waffle mix 
Waffle Maker
Syrup and powder sugar (optional)


Make your waffle batter according to package. Make your waffles in your maker. While waffles are being made, warm your chicken according to package. I don't like syrup on mine- I like to eat like a sandwich. Joe likes to cut his and put syrup on it sprinkled with powder sugar.

Mexican Lasagna
*serves 6 people


1 lb ground beef
1 cup salsa 
1 package taco seasoning
6 flour tortillas (large) 12 flour tortillas (small)
1 can pinto beans, rinsed
2 cups shredded Mexican 4 cheese


Heat over to 400 degrees. Brown the beef and drain. Stir in the salsa and taco seasoning. Let simmer for 10 minutes on low.  Spray the baking dish. Spread about 1/2 cup of ground beef on the bottom of pan. Cover with 2 large or 4 small tortillas. Add another layer of beef and half the beans, 1/2 cup of cheese and two or four more tortillas. Repeat the layers and then top with cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and let stand for 5 more minutes in the oven. After covering with foil you can put in the fridge and made ahead. This is my go to for meals for new parents! 

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese
*2 sandwiches


4 slices bread of your choice
1/4 cup pesto
2 slices mozzarella (we use fresh, but you can use store bought!)
2 slices provolone
1/2 cup spinach
1 avocado- sliced
1 tbsp butter
*we like to add ham or turkey with ours


Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Spread pesto over other side of each slice of bread.  Layer with a slice of mozzarella, provolone, spinach, avocado and meat if you want to add it. Top with the remaining slice of bread and press to seal. Grill over medium heat until cheese is melted - approx 4-5 minutes! Slice and serve!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Fourth of July Outfits and Sales

 Whoaa.. How is it almost fourth of July already! I don't know about you, but we have had a busy busy June so far and it always seems the Summer literally flies by!

I am super excited for the Holiday weekend though, because I am hosting a gender reveal party for our best friends up the street! The theme we are doing is "Little Firecracker" since it's the holiday weekend and everything will be decked out in red white and blue!

Today I've rounded up some ideas for outfits whether you are staying home or going to a party!

Crew Neck  (available Sunday 9pm est)

Denim Shorts (available Sunday 9pm est)

Stand For Freedom Tank

Tie Dye Knotted Tee

Cropped Top 



Abercrombie | Buy a short get 15% off a shirt

American Eagle | 50% off clearance and extra 10% off 

Cotton On | Half Price Sale going on with 100's of styles

Forever 21 | 50% - 70% off select styles 

online only 15% off $50+ code: SUMMER15

online only 20% off $65+ code: SUMMER20

Gap | Mystery Deals on site + extra 10% off with code: FORYOU

Hanna Andersson | All Sleep $20.00

30% off almost everything else - reduced on site!

Joss & Main | 10th Anniversary Sale going on- 15% off with code: 10YEARS

June & January | New Items added to Sale Section

MarleyLilly | 75% off items and FREE Neoprene Tote Bag

Old Navy | Up to 50% off 

OshKosh | up to 50% off new arrivals & $5 doorbusters 

Tula | Free Shipping on All Orders

QVC | Christmas in July Merrier Deals and 

free shipping on toys going on through 7/31/2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

Five on Friday

 It's Memorial Day Weekend!! Unofficially- it's Summer!!

The weather here in PA though is not cooperating! They are calling for on and off showers through the weekend. Hopefully it will clear for a little to enjoy some time with friends outside!


There are a ton of sales going on this weekend, and I plan on shopping! Joey needs all new clothes since nothing fits from last year. 


we are having friends over this weekend for a little Memorial Day get together. Nothing huge like in the past, but we are excited to be able to get together. I picked up the cutest matching swim trunks and bathing suits for the kids that will be coming to the party from Carters. 

Boys Rash Guard | Girls, Little Girls


Please take time this weekend to reflect on why we get to celebrate this day. Our freedom because of those who gave their all.

That's all I got this week! Enjoy you long weekend friends!!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Memorial Day Sales 2021

 Anyone else ready for Summer to begin! I can't believe the unofficial start to Summer is in just a few days! Where we live alot of the restrictions for mask wearing and capacity are being lifted, so I have a feeling places and shops are going to be packed- which is SO good to see! Let's all try to get back to some normalacy!

I've rounded up some of the best sales for this weekend! And as a personal push- in my boutique, I'm offering 15% off the Americana collection! Use code MEMORIALDAY15


Serena & Lilly | 20 % off everything with code DIVEIN

perfect time to stock on the big item you've had your eye on, but didn't want to pay the price tag for!

Home Depot | up  to 50% off power tools, and lots of other deals- no code needed

Target | 15% off outdoor furniture- no code needed

World Market | 25% off select outdoor furniture, members save extra 15% off!

Lowes | Up to 20% off outdoor items

Crate and Barrel | 

Crate & Kids | up to 60% off sale


Aerie | $20 bikini tops & bottoms, 30% off some leggings

JCrew | 25% off purchase with code WEEKEND

OshKosh/ Carters | 50% off Entire site & 40% off clearance 

Gap | 40% off everything, 50% off tanks, tops & dresses with code SUNSHINE

MarleyLilly | Cover ups on sale and free cooler with purchase over $100

Old Navy | (in store only) $10 off purchase of $60 with code SAVE, Save up to 50% online

Shop Disney | Twice upon a year sale - up to 40% off 

Friday, May 21, 2021


 So, I've been a little absent on here, but I swear I have a really good reason!!

A few months ago, I really had an intervention because I was stuck in a rut. I need something new to do - like I don't have enough going on. But something new creatively! I've always dreamt of having my own boutique and figured if I didn't jump on the opportunity now, it never was going to be a perfect time!

Well.. I present to you Bellisima by Ashley Maria an online retail women's clothing and accessories boutique!

I can hardly explain all the emotions involved in this. I've cried, screamed, laughed and smiled so big seeing all the support and ORDERS come in from everyone! This is just the beginning and I can't wait to see where it goes!

I chose the name, because Bellisima in Italian translates to You're Beautiful. 

Here are some of the items I have set to release on Sunday. I  am doing new releases every Sunday at 9pm est!

If you want to check it out, head to Bellisima by Ashley Maria 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Amazon | Spring 2021

Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things I purchased recently from Amazon! 

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Two Piece Loungewear 

Tie One Piece | Yellow

Tie One Piece | Dots


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