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Happy Fall!!!! EEeeeek! How weird is that to say?! It is seriously so scary how fast this year is going by! I cant believe I am a senior in college already, I don’t want to fully adult yet! hehe. Anyways, here’s a list of fun fall dates you have to do!
  1. Pumpkin Patch – Then carve those bad boys πŸ™‚
  2. Scary Movie MarathonHere is a list of some of the favorites! (After building that blanket fort, duh.)
  3. Coffee Shop Date –Β It doesn’t get any cozier than a cup of coffee πŸ˜‰
  4. Apple Orchard – These are so cute! If you live in Arizona there is one just north of Sedona at Slide Rock Park! I also think there’s a couple here in PHX. Just remember they won’t be as epic as other places.
  5. Day trip to a cool new place!Β 
  6. Hikes –Β  (Depending on location, it’s just cooling down in AZ so perfect time to hike Camelback!)
  7. Bake off!Here’s a link to one of my favorite fall treats! Or how could you lose making those little pumpkin cookies that are all over twitter? yum!
  8. Haunted House!
  9. Volunteer! – Tis the start of the season of giving(back), We just volunteered for Feed My Starving Children!Β 
  10. Cheap Fall Decorating! – Dollar Tree has so many fun little pumpkins and fall things! It really gets you in the mood of the season.
  11. Bonfire and s’mores… romantic πŸ˜‰
  12. Farmers Market –Β Support local farmers! Also, it makes for cute insta pics!
  13. Disney! –Β Love going during the spooky time of year!
  14. Spa Day at home –Β Check out a at home spa Youtube video and do it up!
  15. Fall DIY –Β Try making a cute fall flower garland or a new welcome sign. It makes it so much more fun doing it together.

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

October 3, 2017 0 comment
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Hi Guys! Today I am sharing how I get my relaxed, Victoria Secret inspired curls! I felt like a video would be best for this so I made a youtube video. I’m going to be posting more soon so please subscribe! πŸ™‚

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October 3, 2017 0 comment
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Happy Sunday Loves!

If you live in Arizona you are probably celebrating Fake Fall. Unless you live in Flagstaff or up north, you don’t get a real fall. Instead, we like to celebrate fake fall. We like getting PSL’s (if you’re me then you get Pumpkin Spice Chai’s), go drop 100 bucks on Bath and Body Works fall candles, dropping our ac’s down to 65 while outside it’s still 95 degrees. It’s amazing.

This is all fine but it makes it hard to dress in cute fall clothes because its uncomfortably HOT. This outfit is very Arizona Fall, cute but still wearable in when its hot outside. The best part of this outfit is that its all under $100!

Also, I am trying to get into better shape and I’m attempting BBG but I’m having trouble keeping motivation. Any tips?

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

OUTFIT DETAILS: SHIRT | SKORT | SHOES

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September 17, 2017 0 comment
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  1. Have a great morning routine – Having a great morning routine can change how productive you are through out the day. I have just recently adapted a better morning routine. At first, it was hard to get used to since I wanted to wake up so much earlier (6 am) but it has made me so much more productive and even more grateful. I say grateful because I added a part in my morning routine where I write down a list of ten things I have gratitude for. It really makes me focus on the important things in life. If you are looking for a good morning routine try incorporating a activity portion to get your blood moving, a mental portion, a productive portion like making a list and a self love portion.
  2. Focus on their interests – So many times as women we often give up what we are into because we either get into a relationship or don’t have time because of work commitments. Successful, happy women truly do make time. It doesn’t make you selfish it makes you human. If you are a true yogi, for example, don’t give up on it just because it doesn’t work with your man’s schedule because honestly its his schedule that doesn’t work with your yoga time. Also, being able to make time for your interests will make you happy and happy girls are always nicer girls.
  3. Never change for a man/woman – I honestly don’t care who or what gender the person you sleep with is but I do care about how they make you feel. If you are with someone who is constantly asking you to act or dress or laugh a certain way, leave. That’s not who you are. Take solace in the fact that you two just weren’t compatible. Successful and happy girls know this isn’t ever an option, no matter how blinding the “love” sign is. (BTW-it’s not a real love sign).
  4. Don’t allow themselves to be disrespected – At work or at home or in line at Whole Foods, successful women do not take disrespect. Stand up for what you believe and even more so, stand up for yourself. If you are just starting your new dream job but your boss is explicably disrespecting you and making you feel unworthy, stand up to him and in a classy way let him know you aren’t gonna take it. Most likely he will stop but if worst comes to worst and you lose your job, did you really want to work for someone like that anyways? You’re truly amazing and any job would be lucky to have someone like you, never forget that.
  5. Take care of themselves – YES GIRL. TREAT YO SELF. Besides like general hygiene you should do things for yourself to make you look and feel good about you. Now, you don’t have to be rich to take care of yourself. For me I like to get my eyelashes done, go tanning and work out. Those are just things that make me feel good about myself. If you’re balling on a serious budget then go to the store and just buy a couple things and give yourself and at home mani/pedi. It doesn’t have to be a huge expensive spa weekend to show yourself self love.
  6. Read – Reading at night can help you get a better nights rest and even if you are reading Harry Potter or Fifty Shades for the eighth time, its better than scrolling through Facebook or GOD FORBID stalking your Ex on twitter again. If you are lost and need some reading inspo check out some of my favs right here.
  7. Time Manage – Get yourself a planner. After reading this you’re probably like “Shit now I have to make time for myself too?” Yes girl, yes you do. Planners are amazing ways to manage your time. I like to plan my day during my morning routine! It’s so great to sit down and actually go over my goals for that day while I drink some tea.

Hope these tips help you! What makes you successful or happy? πŸ™‚

With Love, Elizabeth AshleyΒ 

September 13, 2017 0 comment
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Happy Monday friends! I hope you’re all having an amazing day so far. Here’s a cute transition outfit from summer to fall. I can’t believe fall and winter are so close! I love it because you can eat more and still dress and cute as you want! (hehe πŸ˜‰ )

This outfit wasn’t originally supposed to be on my blog, it kinda just happened. My top is actually from a two-piece set from Victoria Secret. My pants are from a random shop in San Diego and my shoes are from Ross (I think!). <3

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September 11, 2017 0 comment
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Let’s Begin.

Let me start by saying that these books have changed my life. My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer for the second time. In this time I struggled with learning the meaning behind birth, death and the time in between. I felt like I was really missing the point entirely. I couldn’t tell you how many times I questioned God “why ME?!”on the bathroom floor at 2 am like a pathetic 1st world citizen, during this time, I even questioned “is there even a God?”. I was deeply saddened but confusingly, I found myself more dumbfounded. I stopped not only blogging but I felt like I stopped my life in a way. I didn’t feel like I was moving forward or back, I just felt like all summer I just kinda stayed the same. Mentally and spiritually I was a slave to myself, I was trapped in my own thoughts wondering the about the inner workings of the universe. I felt like I was carrying the weight of everyones sorrows on my shoulders. I tried my hardest to be understanding of my friends problems, but to me they seemed so minimal. I would loveΒ to have their “problems. My once compassionate self became resentful and annoyed. That of course was on the inside, on the outside I was caring for everyone else more than ever. Let me be clear on this, I LOVE CARING FOR THE PEOPLE I LOVE. Although, I quickly learned that I wasn’t going to be able to give them the care they needed or deserved if I wasn’t in the correct state of mind, which I was far from. So, instead of muddling in my sorrow I decided it was time to grow up and help myself. So, I started reading.

Eat, Pray, LoveΒ – This is the book I started with. I was too young with the whirlwind of this book was happening and to be honest, I don’t think I’d fully appreciate it if I had read it sooner. Eat, Pray, Love is about a woman’s journey of finding herself. She drops her life as a New York City wife to explore the world. She travels to Italy for 4 months, India for 4 months and Bali for 4 months. Along the way, she meets amazing people who teach her about the true meaning of life. Its also very helpful for women who are lost spiritually, I blame this book for my new obsession of yoga.

Milk & HoneyΒ – CHILLS. God, I love a good poem. Milk and Honey is AHHH-Mazing for the young girl going through a break-up or any other shit that happens in life. After you take the 20 minutes it takes to read, its a perfect coffee table book. I often go back and reread this book, it feels like the poems have new meaning every time.

Why Men Love B*tches –Β Yes, of course I added this book. No, it’s not talking about being the typical, pop-culture def of bitch but rather something else, a new meaning of the word. Basically, it’s “learn how to hold your own and not give up who you are for a man”. I really love the part of the book where she explains why men love “the hunt” so much. She states that men will go into the forest, sleep on the ground for 5 days to shoot and kill a deer but, if you drag the SAME dead deer to his doorstep he won’t want it. Men love the chase. Besides, it’s 2017 and women should be in control of there lives without being walked on but if you show that you’re willing to get walked on, you will. *shrug* But, hey, if thats the kinda woman you want to be then who am I to stop ya?

You are a Badass –Β This book is what you want to read if you doubt yourself. For me, this time in my life made me seriously doubt who I was and what I was capable of. I felt weak and like I was some how behind all of my peers. I felt like my successes in life weren’t that great (Ya, I know… seriously Liz? We get it with the self pity). This book made me stop doing that, it made me feel who I was and what I was worth. Kinda like a Tony Robbins book. YOU CAN DO IT.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One –Β Another amazing poetry book. It is very empowering and is so extremely relatable! Make sure you leave this one on the coffee table so when guys come over, they know who they are dealing with. πŸ˜‰

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

August 31, 2017 1 comment
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Hi all!

A couple weeks ago Braxton and I headed up north to Page! I have lived in Arizona my entire life and haven’t been to Antelope Canyon or Horseshoe Bend(a later post). It was amazing, but I didn’t realize how far it was from Phoenix till that morning when I mapped it out, haha. I learned a few things on this trip so I thought I would share them with you. πŸ™‚

  1. If you are driving up from Phoenix its eight hours roundtrip, so get some road trip snacks. I felt like it wasn’t too bad of a drive because it was so scenic! Seriously a great day trip if you have no plans one Saturday!
  2. There is an upper and lower canyon. Some of our friends did both and told us that it was basically the same and cheaper to do the lower canyon which is why we did the lower canyon. If you want you can still do both or head over to Horseshoe Bend like we did!
  3. You can reserve your tickets online, we used Dixie Ellis and they were great! I think we paid between $25 to $30 per ticket?? I felt like it was well worth the 1.5 hour tour, our guide was great! He pointed out all of the faces and figures the canyon made.
  4. IF you are considering recording and posting any where public you HAVE to buy a media pass. They told us the Canyon was copyrighted (I didn’t know you could copyright mother nature??). But I think it mostly has to do with it being tribal land and since it is their land they do have the right to it which is totally fine, just get the pass. (Side note: you can record and post only 7 seconds of the canyon if you wanted to without a license)
  5. Make sure you wear great shoes and bring water, but use the restroom before you start the tour!
  6. Our tour guide told us it does get busy during the summer/hotter months. Its best to wait for the slower season if you are trying to avoid lines. It took us about 20 mins to get into the canyon, they also said this was very fast!
  7. Lastly, make sure you are respectful to the land and the tour guides. It has been formed over millions of years and should be treated well for future generations. The tour guides are all awesome and our really made our experience amazing, don’t forget to tip them.

Hope you all get to see this one day!

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

May 31, 2017 0 comment
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Some Random Hotel

Brax and I took a day trip up to Page last weekend and it was so fun! I will write a blog post on our stops very soon. On our way back the lighting was too pretty not to stop. While going through these pictures I was just waiting to see a face or body in the windows, this abandoned hotel was sooooo creepy! I haven’t posted in a few days because my parents have been visiting and it has seriously been the best. πŸ™‚

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Pants – Thrifted

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

 

May 16, 2017 1 comment
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I can not believe that I found these jeans at a thrift store for $9 dollars! They fit perfectly, I have always loved the high waist on clothing because it is 10x as flattering. The shoes are from a same shop in Tempe called Pitaya and the shirt is from Zara! I will link a few alternatives for the outfit below my 12 things!

    1. I am currently on a Jennifer Love Hewitt binge. I started watching The Client List on Netflix the other day and liked it so now I am watching Ghost Whisperer! lol. If you start The Client List let me warn you that the show was cancelled after two seasons aka don’t get too attached!
    2. I am thinking about going to law school after a gap year when I finish my undergrad.
    3. Right now I am addicted to Chickenless Nuggets from Whole Foods.
    4. I have four big(ish) trip plans for this summer! I plan on doing a lot of vlogging so it will all be well documented. πŸ˜‰
    5. Speaking of vlogging, a big regret from Italy is not vlogging. I wish I would have invested into a G7X wayyy sooner.
    6. I am SO excited to see my parents soon, I wish I lived closer to them.
    7. I would LOVE to blog for the rest of my life.
    8. When I need to relax, I paint.
    9. I feel like my paintings are very to my feelings intimate and don’t usually ever share them.
    10. Lately I have been so grateful for the people I have in my life, especially my friends. <3
    11. My brother is moving to SLC and as much as I will miss him, I know it will be amazing for him!
    12. I am honestly not hating being vegan!

Here is the actual link for the shirt I’m wearing:Β https://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/t-shirts/view-all/off-the-shoulder-cropped-top-c719014p4454058.html

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

May 11, 2017 0 comment
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Hi, all! Mother’s Day is upon us! Instead of doing a gift guide I decided to do something different & post a twist on the classic mimosa! I used Prosecco instead of Champagne and used the Naked Juice Berry Blast instead of OJ. These are SO good! To make them a little more girly I added some pink food coloring to the sugar that I used on the rim. These are fun! If there is kids around just skip the Prosecco (obvi, but…more for you. πŸ˜‰ ) so they still get the “fun” sugar and fancy strawberry. Hope you all have a lovely mother’s day & Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful mothers!

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

May 10, 2017 0 comment
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