Friday

It's Friday!!!


Happy Friday Loves! It has been a long week, but I am so happy that we are so close to the weekend!! 

Linking up with ChristinaAmanda and Karli.




Favorite Song





Currently Product Crush




 I stumbled across this brand last night and I am going to have to try it! The nail polish is water based (so no yucky chemicals - even though that has not stopped my polish addiction) and the polish peels off!! Yes, it peels right off! Nail friendly nail polish? I'm all about it!


Favorite Meal Of The Week

Chicken Parmeson Sliders (Scroll down to the chicken parm ones)


I decided to make these on a whim while trying to change up some of our weeknight meals. While I did accidentally buy the Hawaiian King's Sub Rolls (so I made chicken parm subs!), these turned out way yummier than expected! They are easy and very tasty so I suggest you give them a go - with either the slider or the sub rolls! Nick and I devoured them so fast that I wasn't able to capture a picture. 

New Favorite Product




These things are the bomb dot com. I think a skin routine is important and I can be kinda lazy when it comes to anything but moisturizing and applying sunscreen. I use facial masks, but having to wear them for 20 minutes is a total bore to me. When I stumbled across these radiance pads with lactic and glycolic acid I had to have them. After using one of the radiance pads, my face looks tighter and brighter. Plus, they are gentle enough for everyday use! I will definitely keep these in my skin routine arsenal.




Funnies
This would be my lovely little blue merle, Ash.


Finding out that your Nordstrom Anniversary items have shipped...



When people try to argue with me about gym contracts even though I am the employee...


When the waiter/waitress asks if anyone saved room for dessert 


Putting on mascara like...





Wednesday

Drugstore Fall Lip Colors {Currently Crushing On}

Fall cannot come quick enough for me. It is my favorite seasons and I am always craving that cool fall air come mid-July when I swelter to death out side at 7AM.
While I still have a bit until my cool fall air reaches my door, I live under the impression that it is never to early to start thinking about fall/buying fall clothes and makeup.

As of right now, these are my current fall drugstore lipstick crushes and they are all available in stores now



All of these lip products wear comfortably on the lips and are well pigmented


 Maybelline Smoking Red and Maybelline Berry Bossy

Milani Matte Lip Crème in Adorable and ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumière


L to R: Maybelline Smoking Red, Maybelline Berry Bossy, Milani Adorable (10), and Colour Pop Lumière

I was so thrilled to see new Maybelline lipsticks because I have a wonderful relationship with their color sensational lipsticks! The Loaded Bolds collection did not dissapoint and the collection includes a purple, a black, and a navy! You don't see colors like those at the drugstore very often.

The Milani matte lip crème's I have had my eye on for a while and they recently popped up at my local CVS and I was sold! They are opaque, smell like birthday cake, and they are so comfortable to wear! These are a huge hit with me.

Lumière Lippie Stix may just be my all-time favorite lip color. It is my lips but better and it is just gorgeous on! It is such a fabulous everyday color that I will be buying some back ups!

What are your favorite fall lip colors??


Monday

Weekending



Today I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston to talk about my weekend!
I stumbled across Biana's blog during Amanda's friday link-up and really loved her content so definitely go check it out!

This weekend was a hot and busy one. I wouldn't say I did anything super exciting, but I definitely accomplished a lot!
I dare not show you all a picture yet but I started getting my office set up so I will have a place to study come the start of the semester. I spent the rest of my Friday night working on my aerial yoga skills! I have learned a small drop maneuver and while it needs some work, I am still in awe that I was able to do something so cool looking so quickly.


I also worked on my scorpion on Sunday and it looks so much better already!

On Saturday I woke up early to head to the barn before the heat became too intense. I had a lesson on Oliver and then rode Jackson, the farms pony that is starting to be trained. After a wild ride on Jackson, I spent some time cleaning up my main man, Remi! I cannot wait to get back on him but in the meantime we are getting lots of beauty time.

Baby Jackson

My main squeeze

Saturday night Nick surprised me with dinner and a movie! We went and saw The Secret Life of Pets, which was super cute. 
It really makes we wish I could know what my two boys think all the time.

Sunday was boring and consisted of errands and me becoming sick. I still am not feeling so hot today and I'm hoping whatever this is will go away soon. While I laid in bed and watched Hulu like the pitiful person I was, Nick worked on the lawn mower and then made some grilled caesar salads for us for dinner! We finished the night by watching Sleepy Hollow and I fell asleep on the couch.
As always the weekend went by too fast but it was good never the less! I hope you all had a good weekend!



Friday

Hello Friday!

Hello Friday! The summer is flying by but honestly I am a bit excited because I am chomping at the bit to start nursing school! More about that later. For now I am bringing you my week favorites and linking up with Amanda, Karli, Tif, and Christina!



1/ Favorite Song

Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay ft. Beyonce


Loving this song and loving Beyonce's makeup in the actual music video. So gorgeous!


2/ Favorite New Show

The Good Wife.


Now that I have watched the new season of Orange is the New Black (OMG!) and have watched all the episodes of the Mindy Project I have now moved onto The Good Wife and am loving it! Plus there are 7 seasons on Hulu so I can continue my binge watching for a while.


3/ Favorite Upcoming Moment


That's right!! I am going to be starting aerial yoga in the month of July. I had so much fun at the open house and am so excited to give it a go!


4/ Favorite Moment Of The Week

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday for card holders and lets just say I found a few things...





5/ Funnies



When I picked Boone up from his teeth cleaning


How I feel when Nick's alarm goes off at 4:45 AM


When I just finish my nails and the dogs try to jump on me





Tuesday

Getting Back In The Saddle

This past weekend I was in Virginia for a horse show. This was such a fun moment because I haven't shown since the very beginning of this year, and I've been dying to get back into the ring. While I wish I had gone to the show with Remi (who is doing well by the way!), he is still recovering so I now have a new mount named Oliver.



Oliver is only 5 years old so he is still working on some things but overall he was a good boy and survived his first show with an amateur rider. This was an interesting show because we were all on inexperienced and new horses, but overall I would say that Oliver and I were successful!

 Twinning! Ashley on the left with her new mare Greyta and Oliver and I are on the right.

Telling Oliver that he was a good boy.


After sweltering to death at the show, I managed to eat my way through Culpeper during my short stay!

Fantastic Reese's cheesecake and gelato! Sadly I didn't get to enjoy much because I felt awful that night, but I can tell you that the few bites I took were magical.

The most delicious chicken salad wrap and white bean and feta salad. The Thyme Market is definitely a little gem in downtown Culpeper. 


 I found a French Bakery and OMG...I wanted all the chocolate. They had beautiful cakes (which sadly I didn't get to go back for because they were closed), pastries, coffee, gelato, and so much chocolate! We planned to go back for more later in the day, but they closed earlier than I thought! So sad! The peanut butter caramel chocolate that I did have was so good though. 

Going to Culpeper made me realize how much I missed showing and how I can't wait to get Remi back into the show ring!