Happy 1 Year!!


If I were to apologize 1,000 times to anyone following this blog, would that make up for the fact that Blaine and I went MIA and haven’t posted anything since March?? Probably not, hopefully that doesn’t stop you from reading this though!

Happy One Year Anniversary to this blog! (I think it has been a little over a year but close enough). I went back and re-read my very first post to the blog, it amazes me how much can change in just a year. Last year, as a freshman in college I wanted to be a Business Lawyer…… Yeah, that isn’t a thing anymore. I am now an Accounting Major with a CPA emphasis, and if I can finish all the requirements, I am hoping to add a major in Economics. Law is so last year for me, I just can’t see myself studying to become a lawyer anymore.

Blaine is still at her big girl job in New York for now, and I actually got a chance to go visit her over Winter Break! It was awesome! We went to Times Square for New Years Eve, and if you ever have to opportunity to go you should, but if there is one thing you should remember when you go let it be this: LAYER UP! Unless it is supposed to be warmer than 50 degrees, you will need to put on as much as possible! Trust me when I say you would rather put on too many layers and have to take clothes off and carry them. The other thing, you don’t have to go super early, but don’t wait until the last minute and expect to see or hear anything. Blaine and I were at 52nd street, we could see the ball, but lets just say our entertainment came from the police officers making fun of people who were leaving, and the girls standing in front of us that bought a $20 pizza that was cold…. Oh boy, it was definitely an interesting night. Something else to think about if you ever go, they were letting people stand on the sidewalks, and they eventually let them into the cage a head of ours as that emptied. I don’t know if that is an option for the whole road or not but it might be worth looking in to, that way you aren’t trapped the whole time and you may even be able to get closer than whatever street you entered at. So, that is my advice to anyone looking to travel to Times Square on New Years Eve.
This was our view from 52nd Street.

Times Square

While in New York you should make time to do some touristy things. The Staten Island Ferry is a good start, it takes you right past the Statue of Liberty, and it’s FREE!! 😀
The Brooklyn Bridge is really pretty!
Ground Zero is a must, so breathtaking!
There is this place called Georgetown Cupcakes, they have the most amazing cupcakes! I promise it is the best $3 you will spend!
If you like Ping Pong, I have heard really good things about SPiN. Although I didn’t go in I would like to go back and check it out, once I can actually play ping pong.
There is tons more to do obviously, Central Park, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building. Blaine and I saw all of this and more, in one day. 12.5 miles we walked that day, exhausting but so worth it!

Georgetown Cupcakes

Brooklyn Bridge

One World Trade Center

Ground Zero

Happy Saturday!



Golden Puppy

-Ashlin 🙂


Hands hands hands! :)


Hi hi!! I am going to be totally honest here, it took me hours to come up with that title! Everything that I thought of sounded wrong like: “Hand Greetings,” yeah I figured it was best to just go with the title I have. Hehe

ANYWAY, hopefully you know by now what today’s post is about, that’s right it is hands! But it isn’t just hands I guess it is more like different types of High fives, and hand shakes.

1. The Regular High Five

This is the high five you do with friends when good things happen, like you both find out you Ace a test, high five! Or one of you tells a good joke, high five!


2. The Self Five

This happens if you are really excited about something and no one is around to High Five.  Or you are doing the YMCA. Or you just have no friends, I am sorry that your life is so sad if that is you. JK I am sure you have tons of friends.

3. The Fancy High Five

I don’t really know who does this high five, I mean I know I have done it a couple of times but I was just messing around.  It’s like the regular high five and then you go down and high five.  Does that make sense? Lol


4. The Regular Hand Shake

Oh ya know, its the one you do at the Christmas party that your parents dragged you to, and now you have to meet the people they work with yep it’s that one.

5.The Firm Grip Hand Shake

So today is the day, you finally get to meet your girlfriends parents for the first time.  So you go in for a hand shake with her dad and next thing you know you think you need to go to the hospital because your hand is broken.  He just hit you with the firm grip handshake, ibuprofen and ice should take care of that hand. 😉


6. The Curtsy

I think this is the funniest of the ones I am posting about tonight. You think you are going in for a handshake then BAM they go curtsy on you! Haha Seriously, do this to someone and have someone else record it you will have entertainment for days!


7. Handshake with Shoulder Grab

This is the handshake you get after something big happens to you.  Like shaking your teacher’s hand after graduation.  This hand shake usually comes with an “I am so proud of you.”


8. The Hand Shake that no one knows.

You know exactly what I am talking about, don’t lie.  That secret hand shake you and your friends made up that changed every time you did it, and no one could ever remember just how it went.

9. The most comfortable hand shake in the world

This is so hard for me to explain, and I couldn’t find pictures of it online so I actually had to ask some friends of mine if they would help me and this is what came of it.


Even these pictures don’t do it justice, so you have to like grip all of the other persons hand besides their pinky.  Like I know it sounds super weird, but just try it once, and I know you will love it.

10. Bro Handshake/hug

You know the quicker the better. 😉 😉


Last but not least, my personal favorite 11. The Finger Wave

It’s not really  a hand shake or a high five, but have you ever had your hands full and someone waves to you? And you are standing there like I don’t want to be a jerk and not wave back, but if I wave all of my stuff is going to fall.  Stick out a finger and just like bend it back and forth a couple of times and BOOM finger wave.  You don’t have to be a jerk and not wave back and you don’t have to drop all of your stuff.  I think this is my favorite because I do it all of the time, like even when my hands aren’t full.  Haha Get on my level!


I hope you enjoyed my Hand Greetings lol. See y’all next week *Insert finger Wave here*




Ok first sorry that I have been so MIA, but anyway here is a post! 

Let me start off by saying I LOVE Disney, like its almost unhealthy, almost but not quite lol. I have seem almost all the movies more than once. And the amount of Disney in my iTunes is a little scary for a 22 year old “adult”. But as I’ve watched, and re-watched, most movies I learn so much more every time. And I realize how many of my own personal memories are tied to Disney movies.

My parents divorced when I was really little, but whenever I think of my real dads parents the only really good memory I have of them, and the story that everyone likes to tell, is whenever I would visit them and convince my grandpa to watch whatever Disney movie, on VHS back then, I was obsessing over at the time. And the two of us would sit together in his chair and watch it. But when it was over, and I of course wanted to watch it again, he would get up rewind it, then sit back down and watch it with me again. Though my grandpa has since passed away, those days are the only true memories I have of him.

One of my first memories of my mom and step dad together is the three of us going to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame, I even remember we went to McDonalds before hand and got the toys. After seeing that movie I thought ever statue that I saw came to life and could be my best friend, I also slightly blame this on the Gargoyles TV show. I can also remember asking my parents for a Dalmatian, because to a 5 year old only child what is cooler than 101 dogs with spots? The answer to that is nothing by the way. I came home after a (mandatory) weekend with my real dad, and my mom had redone my whole room in 101 Dalmatians. I even have spots on the wall! Looking back it was all probably because we were living in an apartment and it was the only thing that wouldn’t ruin the walls.

Once I was in high school I fell back in love with Disney, I was the type of girl who would watch creepy scary movies on Netflix then have to watch like three Disney movies just to forget about it. I thankfully had friends that would sit there and watch them with me. Then tease me about my creepy old house as they left lol. When I got to college I was lucky enough to get a roommate who also enjoyed watching Disney movies, and many of weekends we’d spend the day vegging out watching abcfamily Disney movie marathons before going out for the night.

Lots of little things in Disney remind me of other things in life. Like no matter what from now on the song “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” from Mulan reminds me of the girls swim team I helped coach. I can quote any line from Frozen and send it to Ashlin and she repipes with the next line. And to add a cherry to my total Disney life I’m now even talking to a guy who is the whole package, and knows Disney movies as well!!






Books, and Concerts! HHD!


I just want to take a moment and apologize for the lack of blogging the past two weeks, last week I was on Spring Break and I went to go visit my grandparents in Florida, and come to find out no one had wifi that I could use! It was a sad sad week lol, but they did have nice weather so that was good! So I want to make it up to you this week, there are a couple things I want to talk about. I want to tell you the top 3 books that I think you should read ASAP! Then in honor of my boyfriend and I going to Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour this weekend I want to give you some concert 101 tips!

Top 3 Books that I think you should read if you haven’t already:

1. Divergent

Why? Well it is going to be a movie, and the book is always better than the movie.  Also because it was a great book and I just could put it down! Lastly, because the soundtrack has it’s own Pandora station, and the first thing that came on when I listened to it…… Beyonce! Who doesn’t love some Beyonce?! That’s all I can say without totally giving away what happens!

2. The Fault in Our Stars

Why? Because I guarantee you will fall in love with the characters, and get so caught up in their story that before you know it the book will be over.  One minute you will be laughing and the next you will be crying.  Reading this book was an emotional roller coaster for me, like I imagine the lives of the characters would be.

3. The Book Thief

Why? This book has been out for a while but it just recently became a movie, the book is about history it is a eye-opening book.  You read about things that you may have heard about but hearing them from a interesting perspective.

And since we are talking about books, I thought I would add this link to Buzzfeed, an article that I can very much relate to! http://www.buzzfeed.com/kalialicia/the-14-stages-of-book-addiction-f9n7

Concert Tips

  • Don’t sweat if you don’t get concert tickets when they first go on sale, check out StubHub.  A lot of people buy tickets just to resell them, they might be more expensive but if you really want to go I guess you’ll buy them either way.
  • Make sure you know where you are going and what time the doors open.
  • Get there early, you never know how long the wait will be to get inside.
  • Ladies, don’t take big bags to try and sneak stuff in, they will check your bags.
  • Make a day out of it, if the concert is at 7pm go early and go shopping or have lunch.
  • Buy a keepsake, yes you have the memory of being there but having a shirt is cool and if you wear it around you have a topic for conversation.
  • Make sure your phone/camera are fully charged, we all know you want pictures to post on facebook but you can’t do that with no battery and you might be surprised how bad service is at some concerts.
  • If you want check out the Set list, you should be able to find it online or you can just be surprised when you get there.
  • ENJOY! Then come back and tell me all about it I would love to hear your stories.

Happy Hump Day! 😀 (HHD)


Everything isn’t always what it seems..


Happy Tuesday everyone! I missed you all last week, gosh a week ago I was having a crazy crappy Tuesday.  But I am back!  So I was scrolling through Pinterest today avoiding doing things that would actually be productive.  When I came across a picture that said “did you know? There is a depressing/pessimistic poem which if read backwards becomes optimistic.  (Read Below)

Lost Generation

I am part of a lost generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
“Happiness comes from within.”
is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy.”
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.

And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it .

Once you read the poem all the way through the way it was written read it in reverse..  Take it one line at a time and see how it all changes.  Or you can watch this video: http://youtu.be/42E2fAWM6rA

Either way you choose to get the message don’t just stop after you get half the message. 

I think the idea for the poem goes for a lot of other things, say this poem was written the optimistic way and backwards it was depressing? Do you think that would change anything.  To me it changes how I relate the poem to other things. What do I mean by that? If this poem was Optimistic when you first read it and pessimistic when you reversed it, I would tell you never to judge something by the way it appears.  When I think of how this poem could have been written I think about a kid sitting in a class that appears happy as can be but what you don’t know is that at home his life is anything but happy.  Or today at lunch one of the bigger kids pushed him into a locker and made fun of his shirt, saying it was too “gay” for him to wear.

How about that beautiful girl you just passed in the hall way that smiled at you?  Her step father tells her that she is fat and has too much sugar.  What he doesn’t seem to care about is that she has a medical disorder that makes it next to impossible for her to lose weight but she still hasn’t had any pop or candy and has been eating healthy for the past 6 months.  

I know that I am reading a lot into just one poem, and that I don’t think this is what Jonathan Reed had in mind while writing this poem.  But didn’t someone say that art is up to the viewer to add value to, and that the artist leaves it open so that can happen? 

Well this is my value to Jonathan Reed’s art.  And maybe I am reading too much into this, and maybe it’s just because I have had a lot on my mind today but I know people that have been bullied and yet they seem so happy.  One of the greatest people in my life was bullied, he wrote a paper on it once and I cried when I read it.  I cried mostly because of how amazing it was. I also cried because I knew exactly what he was talking about, I was there in a very crucial part in his life and I think I ended up hurting him more at the time than helping him and I will never be able to change those choices I made, but I am going to try and spend the rest of my life proving to him how much I wish I could change that.  I guess the moral of this story/post is just because someone seems happy on the outside doesn’t always mean they are happy.  Any time you walk past someone make a point to smile at them even if you are having a bad day it might even end up making you feel better, and make sure that you are always there for your friends other wise you might regret not standing up for them one day.  


I love you all! I hope that I have inspired you to go make someone smile.

P.S. If you are reading this I am sorry that I wasn’t there in our childhood when you needed me, just know that I wish I could do it differently.  I am glad that even after everything we are still there for each other and I love you so much.  I really do 143 ❤

Oh goodness I just realized that was a lot of writing! How about a couple of pictures before I leave you all? 


See you guys next Tuesday. Don’t forget to SMILE 😀

It’s the little things……. Like winning a gold medal!


Why hello there! I have missed you so much.  Welcome back I am so glad you could make it.  🙂 

So I was sitting in bed last night freaking out because I thought it was Tuesday, and I hadn’t even started to think of a blog.  Well, I realized that it wasn’t Tuesday surprise surprise it was only Monday.  Anyway, I still ended up sitting in bed today pondering what to write about.  So there are two things that really stuck out in my brain, first was the Olympics. 

I mean those are on right?! 2014 Winter Olympics, hello Shawn White?! I mean I couldn’t wait to see him, yeah I do like watching other things but I mean seriously it is Shawn White we are talking about.  Image

Okay I have to admit, I was always always always a fan of the “long hair don’t care,” but when I saw his hair cut oh goodness.  Let’s just say the fan girl in me came out. So I just wanted to wish Shawn White and all the other Winter Olympic competitors good luck! Team USA!


The second thing that has been on my mind is something a bit more personal. Before I go into too much detail some inspiration 🙂

I received this really adorable note on my car windshield today while I was in work, and it got me thinking that it really is the little things in life that mean the most.  When I say the little things I mean, the good mornings texts. Image

The random things like flowers for no reason, notes that you find on your car after work, calls just to say that he was thinking about you or late night phone calls, star gazing, laying on the couch cuddling together on Sunday watching TV, walks through the park, holding hands, late night whispers about sweet nothings, sharing secrets, being in love, and knowing that even though you may physically be two different people you know you have never felt more like one.  The last thing Goodnight texts they are just like good morning texts.  I mean think about it you go to bed smiling you wake up smiling, what could be better?  So take it from me, the little things, don’t just over look them one day you could look back and realize they meant the most.  ImageImage

So take it from me, enjoy the little things in life, and GO TEAM USA! And remember the best little things are the ones that are priceless. 


For you, you know who you are 143 ❤ 



Hey people hey!! Happy Tuesday!! I hope that everyone has been having a wonderful day, and if you haven’t had a good day I am sorry, but I am glad you are here.  I hope this post helps your day become better! 

So in honor of Supper Bowl Sunday just happening I thought I would do a Super Bowl related post. There are three things I really want to talk about, the game itself, the commercials, and the halftime show aka Bruno Mars! Lol


Okay I should say something before I go any further, I didn’t actually watch the game. Oops lol, but from the sounds of it I didn’t miss much.  I mean what was the final score 43-8…?! Like my first thought is why isn’t there a mercy rule for football!!  If there isn’t a mercy rule maybe there should be after that game. So I don’t really know what else to say about the game since I didn’t watch it, but I do want to say this Sorry to all those Bronco fans….. maybe next time?  Oh but wait, I heard somewhere yesterday that the Seahawks paid the Broncos, so that the Seahawks would win. Is this an actual thing? Like does anyone know if this really happened?  If so I want the 411!! Haha sorry my Mean Girls quotes are shinning through. 


So you guessed it, since I didn’t watch the game I haven’t seen all of the commercials either.  However, I did do my research, and even though it was hard to pick my top three I did it.  So I give you my top three favorite 2014 Super Bowl Commercials.  

Coca-Cola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443Vy3I0gJs

Okay I know this commercial got a lot of attention, but I don’t want to talk about that.  I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and mine is that this commercial is amazing! Coca-cola has always been about polar bears, and it was their thing, but with this I think they stepped out of their comfort zone and went above and beyond.  This commercial to me shows the Celebration of America, and I think that is amazing.  It is 100% the most beautiful Super Bowl Commercial I have ever seen.  Way to go Coca-Cola! 

Budwiser Puppy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB7QRyF4p4

So I must admit I watched this commercial before the Super Bowl! Seriously this commercial was the cutest thing ever!  I have always had a spot in my heart for Budwiser commercials because they are always so adorable, and I love horses.  One thing however, I love more than horses is puppies!  Budwiser, you stole my heart with this commercial!! I want to know what was going through that guys mind when he saw the horse in his review mirror and then looked up to find he was basically cornered lol.

Budwiser Welcome Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7L5QByvXOQ

There are two types if girls in this world, those that look up Military homecomings on Youtube and sit there for hours bawling their eyes out, and those who don’t.  I am in the group of girls that look up Military homecomings and bawl.  So you can imagine that during this commercial I was crying.  Then my silly self went and watched the full story. Gosh, I thought that I was going to run out of tears.  Seriously though props to Budwiser for such a touching commercial.  

So there you have it people we had beautiful, adorable, and touching.  What more can you ask for from Super Bowl commercials?! Lol

Half Time Show:

First things first, BRUNO MARS!!! OMG I AM SO FANGIRLING OVER BRUNO MARS AS I WRITE THIS!! JK I AM ALWAYS FANGIRLING OVER BRUNO MARS!! I LOVE BRUNO MARS!! Okay, sorry about that I really do love Bruno Mars if you cannot tell.  So I missed his performance but I begged my step sister to record it for me and I went home today and watched it! I just want to say something really quickly before I go on.  If I miss anything that has to do with Bruno Mars for you, you must be a VERY special person in my life.  I don’t miss Bruno Mars for just anyone don’tcha know.  With that being said, I watched his performance and I just have to say there are three things Bruno Mars can do 1. Sing 2. Dance 3. And make girls fall in love with him.  Lol I think one thing I really love about seeing Bruno Mars perform besides the fact that I think he is amazing live, his performances are so simple they aren’t usually super fancy, and I think that fits him.  Well with that being said I could go on and on about Bruno Mars but I will spare you guys! Oh but one thing is for sure I need to say this, I was sad he wasn’t wearing a hat but I have come to realize I do like him without a hat.  Now for a picture.  Someone should comment a caption for it and the best caption will be featured on Next Weeks post! Caption away!! Image

I hope you enjoyed this, and I hope it made your day better! Don’t forget to comment your photo caption!! 

A 🙂