Friday, July 12, 2019

Fashion Friday {Rest and Relaxation}


Summer is almost over and with a possible move on the horizon I am already contemplating my fall/winter wardrobe. Each year it seems like the summer season and my summer wardrobe don't last very long. I'm always behind. I can never seem to buy things ahead of time. Right now my brain is still in the spring cleaning mindset. I just want to get rid of so much stuff. That could also be because I didn't finish my summer clean out projects. I have barely even gotten though one book on my summer reading list. Confession it's still the same book list as last summer. 
You might think I am putting too much stuff on my plate. Right? It's summer I should just have no plans and no lists. Just relax and enjoy things. I am trying that out slowly in all areas of my life. 

Social Media: 
I've been not posting as much. That way I don't have to rush to having something every day. 
Which has been my little motto for a couple of years now. While I do love an aesthetically pleasing IG grid. I always felt too much pressure. Felt like I needed to compare to those who do. While there is nothing wrong with that. I wanted to focus on what was best for me. 
I even have in my bio "no rhyme to my reason". Which means you won't find carefully planned color schemes, types of photos etc. You will just find me, my life, and my family. I don't like a lot of rules when it comes to expressing myself through my creativity. 
Blogging (writing), fashion, photography are all my passions. I want the freedom to do that in a no judgement zone. I want to be relatable. That's why I don't apologize for not always buying a ton of brand new, brand name clothes. I'm real and want to be relatable. I'm a frugal, budget conscious army wife. That's a 100% me! Like it, love it or leave it.
With that said I am seeing a lot of people posting these very thoughts. No more of this portraying a perfect, picturesque lifestyle. I was onto something! 

Blogging:
I haven't been planning blog posts in awhile either. I've been working on just organizing my life. I have seen a decrease in my views/comments. That's okay though. This is meant to be outlet. I'm sure the right person will come along and read what I have to say and it might help them, entertain them etc. I know I may not be best writer. I know I'm horrible at grammar. If you are one of those people who edit everything a person says.  You will not find commas in the right place here mr. That's just fine as well. I'm honest about myself. 

Home:
I have been here in Georgia for about three years now. I still haven't gotten it exactly how I wanted it. That's why I haven't shared the decor on here as much as I would've wanted. Now with limited time left here it's almost pointless. I promise to post an as is home decor to show my barely there process. Hope for the best in the next place to really dig in and stop being indecisive about everything. That's the hard part about moving around so much. I want to put a lot into a home but then life happens and before I know it we have to move again. Only 5 years left til retirement though!! 

Career:
I've taken a step back from doing photography as a business. I've done a lot of passion projects. But haven't put a lot of effort or time into it. There are a lot of photographers around here and really hard to compete with. So I decided to put everything into my music. Every extra dollar, every effort, every extra second into working on my craft. Music is my true passion. It's what I want to do for the rest of my life. But I still want to have my hand in all of my passions. My focus is just one thing at a time right now. That might show  in my blog. I've dropped a lot of weekly posts. In fact this is the longest blog I've written in a long time! 

To sum everything up. I've slacked off in some areas. Put too much pressure on myself in some areas. But in the most important areas I have been confident and content. 
I hope that inspires you to take a step back and reevaluate as well as find what you are truly passionate about and pursue it. Not just follow what everyone else is doing.
Happy Friday!








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Friday, July 5, 2019

Fashion Friday {Freedom}

I am so happy to announce that we are now debt free. We've been "kind of" following the Dave Ramsey method. No loans, no credit car debt. It's an awesome feeling. I really hope that we can stick to it. It takes a lot of determination and sacrifice to reach these kinds of goals. We have our next baby step goals planned to reach for the rest of the year. I highly recommend diving into this program. 
No one likes to be tied down by a mountain of debt. 

Now it's time save, travel, and live our lives a little bit more. I'm excited for the next chapter for us. 
We've got some more crazy adventures on the horizon.
 














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Friday, June 28, 2019

Fashion Friday {Dallas}


 I’m off having a fantastic time in Texas. A little work, a little mommy vacation time. I actually don’t mind alone time so much. When you only have to worry about yourself. It’s nice to take a little breather from everyone else and just decompress. Don’t you think?
Take a bath, eat in bed, sleep in. This is definitely a belated Mother’s day present to me. The hubby was in school during mothers day and it was too much to do anything. Too bad I can’t throw in a massage this week. But stuffing my face with some In n Out will have to do.
Please follow along on my music instagram to see all about my trip.
@ashleyreedmusic

Hope you are having a relaxing, stress free friday and rest of your weekend!









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Friday, June 21, 2019

Fashion Friday {Summer Siesta}

This has been a really nice week of unplugging! I took a nice little siesta with the family just enjoying summer a bit. The kids weren't fighting or whining. We may have proved the theory of screen time turning your kids into like crazy monsters. They played so nice together when we took them outside and gave them something to do. It was blissful! 

We did the beach, the water park, the movies, went out to eat. The hubby can't complain it was a great fathers day weekend. Now to plan the rest of summer vacation. We only have 6 weeks left before school starts. Already! I know it goes fast and it might be our last summer here. Then on the next place.
I need some more ideas. Let me know your favorite places to go and see. It can be anywhere from north carolina to the florida keys. Any place within driving distance that we can cross off our little bucket list. 
Now it's time to go back to unplugging for the weekend. Next week is going to be crazy!
I will be off to Texas!!











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Friday, June 7, 2019

Fashion Friday {Heat Wave}



Summer is in full swing now and its hot. But I'm not going to talk about the weather right now. For some reason I have this need to tell you how it is for me over here.  I've been stuck inside because there's been a heat wave and no one wants to be outside. 
It's almost time for me to go to Texas. I'm headed back to the Model and Talent expo. It's been a couple of years now since I went and auditioned. I've been asked back to perform and I'm really excited. It's like going back to camp. I'm also kind of excited to not have to audition this time around. It's also a mini mommy vacation! 
I might be able to venture around. So tell me where your favorite places are in Texas. Besides In n Out because you know this California girl will be headed there first! 









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Friday, May 24, 2019

Fashion Friday {summer lovin}



Summer has officially started! Kids are out of school and I no l onger have to set my alarm clock. We've been getting the patio all ready to "enjoy" during the summer. As much as we can with the heat and humidity and mosquitoes. It's hard to make decisions when it might be our last summer here. You never know with the army. I'm going to start blogging about things to do around here all the cool places to eat. Now that it's summer there should be more time to write.
What are you doing this summer vacation?




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