home is wherever i’m with you

    Reasons I’m obsessed with you: every single one of these pictures. The way you love me is beyond words. It is gentle and patient, beautiful and so kind. I feel so strong when I am around you. You lift me up, you are the biggest support system and the most genuine soul. You are my favorite person. The person I tell all of my secrets to, the person that has watched me grow through all of the seasons of life. I am your spontaneous adventurer, that sparks a sense of wonder in you. Together, we can do anything. A few comments about our place: Teddy built our desk himself! We got our old school lockers from a thrift store in Texas and they are such a pain to move but so so so worth it. Our blanket ladder Teddy found by our dumpster (LOL) Our desk chairs are also from a thrift store and were super cheap. All of our bedding is Urban Outfitters. Our apartment was this beautiful when we moved in. The people we rent from are the most creative + talented humans!  The exposed brick, hardwood floors, trim and pocket door is all original. We…
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velvet daydreams

With a lot of change coming I am so excited for all the new adventures ahead. My sweet husband went out and surprised me with this Rebecca Minkoff bag to celebrate life changes and just because he likes to surprise me. He knows that gifts are my love language (especially giving gifts) so I just love that he went out and explored to find this beauty. I love that it is finally chilly (ish) enough in STL to wear outfits like this. Tonight I am going to “craftober” with a girlfriend! It is a place with a bunch of local vendors and I am so excited to explore! I am feeling really grateful for this life. I have been vibrating high lately. Life is just oh, so good. I linked the entire outfit below, click on the picture to shop each item!
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family days

10 random thoughts on this fine Wednesday: 1.) Z is so snuggly lately and we love it so much. 2.) I start my new job next week! So excited for some change and a new challenge. 3.) Should we do a fun Halloween costume this year? Comment below some cool ideas. 4.) I am so grateful for my husband. He is the greatest man and I literally could not even imagine a better man to have by my side through life. He is the kindest soul and the most patient human. I love him, a lot. 5.) I finish yoga teacher training next weekend! Officially a yoga teacher! 6.) Life is really, really good right now. 7.) We are going to start budgeting according to Financial Peace University again! We used to do it in Texas and it made saving and spending less stress. It essentially is where you allocate where all of your money goes to (even fun money) so that you know what you will be able to save at the end of each month! 8.) It is finally chilly in STL. Thank you Jesus. 9.) We did a really fun + cute photoshoot with really talented new…
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Star gazer

       This has to be one of my favorite looks so far. I love how fun this dress is! I think it would be perfect for a date night or an event that you can dress a bit funky at. I love to play with different patterns and styles and this dress is no exception. The thing I love about shopping on Nasty Gal is that they usually have 50% off sales so you are usually able to find really unique pieces for good prices. I wanted to share a life update with you all! I got a new job. I will be working as a social media strategist for an online magazine and I am STOKED. I have been ready for change for a while and this one came at the perfect time. I cannot wait to learn and grow through working with an extremely smart + talented team. I hope you all have a wonderful week! White Boots Star Dress
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Blogging Q & A

About 1.5 years ago I started this blog and have taken it slow and steady so far. I am excited to share the little tools I love and also answer some questions that were DM’ed to me on IG. <3 The most frequent question I have been asked as of late is: What app have I been using to create the Instagram stories that slides text in and out? The app is called Hype Type and it is so fun for making interesting IG stories! How did you get into blogging? I have dabbled with blogging back in my college days when I was obsessed with fitness but did not come back to it in a serious way until I started ashleyrainne.com. My husband and I were planning to move from San Marcos, TX to St. Louis, MO in order for him to start his PhD and I knew that I would want something to do in that transition. I was really needing a creative outlet in my life and had so much fun learning all the beginning ins and outs that this time, I saw more opportunity with blogging than I had in the past. I’m worried that if…
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