Meadows and Reeds

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fashion Friday 90's Boho

When I first saw these overalls I fell in love! I loved the print and neckline. Clearly they needed to be hemmed and I had such a problem trying to figure out the straps. I had to have my mom and mother in law help me with that. They are so comfy! Once I had them on it totally reminded me of Lisa Bonet in the Cosby Show. You know what I'm talking about right? I can't wait to transition them into fall because it's a little hot in the south for this. I paired it with this cute lace crop top from Forever 2, my sandals and my cute birdcage necklace and called it a day. 

What's your favorite type of overalls this season?

Hat; Forever21, Necklace: Local Boutique, Overalls: Stylesforless, Sandals: Target, Top: Forever21


Monday, July 10, 2017

{Instagram} Agnes and Dora Giveaway

Photo by: Kesha Shonet Photography
If you loved my last giveaway with Agnes and Dora. You will be excited about this post! We are at it again because we just love giving clothes away to all our awesome followers. This time it's mainly on instagram so make sure you head on over to my instagram account @ashley.reed 
to catch all of the details on how you can win this frill sleeve top. You even get to have your pick of color and/or print. The frill sleeve top is so versatile as you can see. I layered it with this pink babydoll top for a casual 90's vibe. Good luck to everyone who enters! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fashion Friday

It's been such a whirlwind the last couple weeks. I'm finally home after a crazy week in Dallas and then a crazy week in Orlando. Then I finished it off with some laziness this last week until the hubby went back to work. Then I have to play catch up before I get more summer. I plan on blogging about all that next week because it's a lot of stuff to sift through for it. Lot of exciting things. 
In the mean time it's Friday and you know what that means. It's been so hot here that I can hardly stand being outside for too long. My makeup will just melt off my face, my hair gets poofy and frizzy. I'm seriously contemplating doing my pictures inside until the summer is over. I'm just thankful for air conditioning! How are you surviving the summer?


Friday, June 30, 2017

Fashion Friday Rocker Vibes

 Here's a fun little outfit while I'm on vacation in Florida. I love this duster! I love the color and it how it just makes this entire outfit! I went for a rocker vibe with it but it's definitely versatile.

Shop My Outfit

Duster: Stylesforless
Top: Stylesforless
Choker: WetSeal
Shoes: Stylesforless
Jeans: Pacsun

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fashion Friday

 I'm off in Texas working hard at this Model and Talent expo. I wanted to leave this cute little dress right here. I'm going to be honest. I had some troubles at first with this dress. It's clearly my first wrap dress. I couldn't find the hole that you feed the strap through. Once I figured it out on my own. I was good to go. Love the color its so rich and the floral isn't too busy. Perfect for spring and summer!

Shop my outfit

Dress: Forever21
Shoes: Stylesforless
Necklace: Wet Seal


Friday, June 16, 2017

Fashion Friday

It's my last weekend before I'm off to Dallas! I've been so nervous but this last week I've had this peace. I'm done worrying and stressing about it. I'm just going to do me. That's all I can do right? Be myself and do my best. 
Anxious to see what happens though, like anxious to see how a movie or tv series ends. If you want to follow me along during the trip make sure you are following me on all my social media platforms.

 twitter @meadowsandreeds
instagram: @ashley.reed
snapchat: @ashleyreed87

Shop my Outfit 

Bodysuit: Target {SHOP}
Shorts: H&M {SHOP}
Hat: RMC Boutique 
Boots: Belk
Necklace: CharlotteRusse


Friday, June 9, 2017

Fashion Friday {TGIF}

I'm so glad that it's Friday. I'm going to be honest with you guys. This week I have been struggling. I've learned a few things about myself. Number one.. I'm human and I have a lot of human feelings and I do a lot of human type things. Like stress out and doubt myself and feel like I'm not good enough. When you put all those things together with lack of sleep {thank you Caleb} you get stuck in those feelings. You find yourself locked in the bathroom crying because it's just too much. You might wonder why I'm telling the world this. Because I feel like it might help other people and moms especially that are out there who are like me. Whether you are a mom or not here are some thoughts.
 There is such a thing is putting too much pressure on ourselves. More so now than ever because with social media everyone is watching our every move. Whether our house is clean, our kids are happy, if they have too much sugar, if we worked out at all that day or that week. I am finding myself paralyzed from making a decision because I have to manage everything all day long. Why do we have to feel like we have to do any of it? I wish there was a better way of juggling it all. Time was never my friend. A constant reminder that your babies are only babies for so long. So if you blink or sleep they will become teenagers and leave and you will have missed it all. So you deny yourself a break. The tiniest amount of time to yourself because you don't want to miss their lives. But you are also aging and you don't want to miss out on your dreams as well. After all you are still a woman and a person outside of being a mom. Rock and a hard place my friend. I hate time! 
 Multi-tasking used to be my friend. I lost it for awhile. Then it came back. But now we are on different pages. I can't keep up with my old pal. I feel like a failure. While my "multi-tasking" friend just glares at me like I'm Elle Woods showing up to a party in a playboy bunny costume. When everyone else is rocking it at adulting.

The list is never ending:

 Feed children, work out or don't work out? How do you work out with kids. Call someone for adult conversation ends up taking up most of the morning. Shower? Is their time to wash my hair before kids start banging on the door? Doesn't matter they are banging on the door anyway. If I wash my hair I have to dry it? Do I have the energy? Not today! Come up with activities for kids to do? Let them watch tv all day? Cranky toddler, other kid making it worse. Do I have the energy to take them out of the house and deal with them in public? Do we leave the house and mess with nap time? Cross fingers he doesn't fall asleep in the car. "Mommy can I have this? Mommy can we do this? Mommy can I run around and touch all the perfume bottles that cost $70? Mommy can I have a cookie?" Oops said cookie in front of your brother. Toddler proceeds to have a temper tantrum in stroller looks more like a seizure or an exorcism. Why did we mess with naptime? Have to get back home fast so he can take a nap before its too late to take a nap. Gotta get work done on the computer. Editing photos, blogging, monthly budgets, plan summer vacation. Not to mention prepare for my auditions that are in 11 days. But I'm so stressed and tired my brain can't function. Clean dishes and kitchen before husband gets home. I have no energy if I do the toddler will try to help and pick up everything fragile. Must have my Spidey-Mom reflexes turned on. Get on the computer before the husband comes home and needs it for homework. Get up every five seconds because the toddler keeps getting into the fridge. No you can not eat an entire block of cheese. No you can not eat an entire package of turkey sausage. Stop pulling out every drawer and opening every cabinet. It's too late! The husband is on his way back home and I have to clean. Or make it look like I cleaned. 
Dinner? What do we eat? I don't feel like cooking. I'd rather eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Bath times, bed times. Attempt to do the social media work I didn't get to today. "Put your phone down and be with me." "But I'm multi-tasking". Forget it! I give up. Push it to tomorrow. Ok now I get to sleep. Maybe tonight the toddler will sleep all night.  12:30am the other one comes into my room to use my bathroom instead of hers. 4:30am toddler wakes up. Here we go again!

This was supposed to be encouraging not complaining. Here is my encouragement. When I say this I am mainly telling myself. You are good enough! The devil is always looking for a way to whisper discouragement and doubt in your ear. To twist your thoughts and feelings and use them against you. Don't let him! You are the boss! Stop with the pressure. No one is perfect stop trying to be. Make a small list of things to do per day and only do those things. Enjoy the free time. Set aside a couple hours to have by yourself a week. Whether its a massage, go to the bookstore, take a bubble bath. Just be by yourself to decompress. To calm your mind and breathe. For tomorrow will worry about itself. 
I think I'm going to take my own advice and go take a bubble bath. Have a great weekend!

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