Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2 Texture Milkmaid Braids - TUTORIAL

Today's tutorial are on this really cute 2 Texture Milkmaid Braids! I decided to take a different twist on a regular milkmaid braid and add one regular braid & one fishtail braid. I was inspired by a photo I saw on Amber Fillerup's instagram a while back and loved how it turned out! 
This look is also using some new products I received from John Frieda as part of the PreenMeVIP program! 
I used the Frizz Free Leave in Conditioner & The 6 Effect Serum to get my hair really soft and frizz free before doing this hairstyle! I love the products I've used already and can't wait to try out the rest! 
with love,
ashley

Sunday, February 21, 2016

My 19th.





 gotta have the silly pics with the siblings! 
 abby brought me CFA & some of my students at dance made me a card! how sweet! 

Hey y'all! Since my birthday was this past Thursday I thought that I would share some of the photos we took. It was a great day & I'm really glad I got to spend it with my family & also my dance family! 

Abby & I actually vlogged the entire day which is up on our vlog channel so you can watch that here -> ASHLEY'S 19TH BIRTHDAY 

We were all pretty busy on Thursday so we decided to wait until Friday to do some birthday things. We went out to eat at my favorite little tea place and walked around downtown for a bit. Then we went to one of my favorite antique stores & I got a couple of really cute things + an Electric Light Orchestra record! Abby actually got me one for my birthday, but I found another one so I decided to grow my collection some more. I might have also ordered a 3rd one on etsy last night... But it has Strange Magic on it so I couldn't resist!!  


Over all it was a good couple of days and I wanted to say Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday!! 



with love,
ashley 




Saturday, February 13, 2016

With A White Picket Fence





It's been another good week. Busy as usual, but good. After months of wanting one, my dad & I finally built a chalkboard for the kitchen, which I am IN LOVE with! It's adorable and adds just a bit more hominess to the home.

Went to the fabric store earlier to pick up some different fabrics for a project I'm going to start working on tomorrow. I can already tell I'm going to have some extra fabric left over, so I'm trying to think of another thing to make.... thinking, thinking.... 

Also went through some boxes and found some of my handkerchiefs and my scalloped trimmed pillow case. I want to do something with those as well, and I know I have a couple more handkerchiefs lying around somewhere, just don't know where they are exactly haha 

I've definitely been in the crafty/homemaker/thrifting mood lately more than usual. Which also means I've been posting some cute photos over on my instagram so go follow that if you want to keep up some more with my life! @ashleywilliamz 



with love,
ashley





Friday, February 12, 2016

Young Living Oils + HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

^^ Oils case from Rosebud Birdie on Etsy! 



^^^ Two of my favorite oils! 


I know my blog has mainly been beauty & fashion related, but I wanted to start incorporating more home related things. One of the biggest things that you'll notice in my house from the moment you walk in, is the smell of Young Living Essential Oils. We practically are all using at some point through out the day because they are so versatile & since we all love the smells of them so you'll find a diffuser or two around. 

I got my own Everyday Essentials kit last year for my birthday when I signed up as my own member, and let me tell you these have come in handy a lot since then! I thought I would share what I use a couple of the oils for when it comes to everyday uses, starting with two of my favorites! 


Lavender: 
This has been a go-to of mine for years now. When I was younger (and still now let's be honest) I would sometimes spend too much time in the sun and get burnt, so  I'll use Lavender to help the burn & let the healing process go by a little bit faster. It's also great to use for headaches! 


Stress Away: 
As someone who's a pretty anxious person at times, this has been my best friend during different seasons. Stress Away, Valor & Lavender are some of my go-to's when it comes to anxiety and stress. They really help you to calm down & are also great to use before bed to get a really good sleep! 


Peppermint:
Peppermint is one of those oils that is very versatile. I use it from anything to rubbing it on my temples when I have a headache, taking it with water or rubbing it on my stomach when I have a stomach ache or dropping it in my coffee to have peppermint flavored coffee. It's a very strong oil, so you really don't need much! 


 Thieves: 
Thieves is also a household favorite of ours. Young Living also sells Thieves in a household cleaner form, spray, soap & one of our favorites.. Hand sanitizer. It's a very disinfectant product and can be used for lots of different things. I personally like to use the Thieves spray on my feet after dance right before I put my socks & shoes back on so they're not so smelly. (Dance feet, ew) 



There are so many oils, and so many great uses for all of them. I would HIGHLY recommend getting yourself some! My family has been using them for nine years now and it's one of the best decisions we've made! 
The Everyday Kit would be my recommendation if you want to test out some of the oils I've mentioned above + some more! (The new kit also has a few different oils in it. This is mine that I purchased last year) 


HOW TO SIGN UP: 

You can go onto YoungLiving.com and click "Become a Member", once you're there click the button under the "Membership Details" and "Who Introduced You to Young Living" click "I was referred by a member and have their ID number" then all you have to do is put in my member number - 2617136 under "Enroller ID" & "Sponsor ID" 


Sunday, February 7, 2016

70's Fab & Soft Plaid





 SHIRT: Walmart // JEANS: American Eagle // SHOES: TJMaxx // HAT: Target // BLANKET: Target

 If you weren't aware of my love for plaid (okay more of an obsession) & blankets... now you do! I just got this incredibly soft blanket from Target and I am in love! It kept me really warm while taking some outfit pictures while also looking incredibly cute as a photo prop. Makes me believe it'd be great for around the bon fire soon! 

As for my outfit, I've really been into the whole 70's vibe & apparently most stores have too. I got my shirt from Walmart on one of my trips to pick up some chalk for the new kitchen chalkboard (pictures to come!) and fell in love! I also have it in another color which you'll probably see here pretty soon. 


with love,
ashley