Happily Ever Ashley
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Love isn’t buying me chocolates on Valentine’s Day, it’s taking care of me all week long while I’ve had the worst cold of my adult life. It’s making sure I take my vitamins and have plenty of chicken noodle soup and popsicles. It’s rubbing my back while I cough up a lung. It’s searching for my favorite citrus cough drops. Tonight, we ate pasta and watched Hitch on the couch while I blew my nose every 5 minutes. It wasn’t your conventionally romantic Valentine’s Day, but it was romantic just the same. I love you babe! @justin_vore
Sometimes you just want a rosemary and garlic steak.
“You’re not as pretty as you think you are”. A girl anonymously wrote this in my junior yearbook- I guess you could call it an old school version of trolling. As an adult, I know she was reacting to her own insecurities Somehow, by anonymously putting me down, she was hoping to feel better about herself. I get it. We were teenagers, dealing with all the discomfort, awkwardness and discovery of loads of insecurities that come with the age. But why didn’t this behavior stop after adolescence. What’s shocking to me is that gown adults still do this shit to other adults as anonymous commenters or faceless accounts on social media. While it’s been some time since someone tried to tear me down from behind the safety of a computer screen, I’ve seen it happen to others far too often. So I ask you these simple favors, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all- especially to strangers. If you have a problem with someone on social media, stop following them or don’t sign their yearbook. If you have something nasty to say about someone else, consider instead why you feel the need to lash out and spend your time fixing your soul instead of trying to shatter someone else’s. #endrant Photo credit @amindavilla
Sooooooo I’m pretty obsessed with portobello burgers, and I’m not even a vegetarian anymore. 🍄🍔💕
Got photos back from a wedding I did last year and I just have to share because I love the photographers unique style. @amindavilla is not your average wedding photographer. Her work looks like something that should be featured in @nylonmag (and it has been). Her style is more edgy and experimental than most are willing to get on a wedding day. I wanted to share these images because I think it’s so important to remind people that your wedding (and everything in life) doesn’t have to be like everyone else’s. Do the things that speak to your story, hire the people who’s work excites you. Don’t be a carbon copy. Be an original. Special thanks to @ashleyluvssparky and Phil for trusting me with their wedding planning!
Some days we plan weddings, other days we eat and drink while golf happens around us.