show you care

There are so many small moments to show the one you love that you care. Whether it is simply telling them how much you love them or getting them a gift to show how much you appreciate them, there are so many ways to be there for the one you love. With Valentine’s Day approaching, everyone is talking about love. And I am all about it. For me, my love has changed my life. My love is my life. My love weaves through each and every moment. I have loved Teddy so deeply for what feels like my entire life. Pouring love from your heart is a powerful force. Being there for your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. can be done in so many different ways. When I am feeling anxious, Teddy listens. He wraps his arms around me and just listens to what is going through my brain at the moment. When I am feeling inspired, he lifts me up. He encourages me, understands and shows me that he believes in me. He is my biggest supporter and that means more to me than anything money could buy. When he talks to me about his research, I listen (even if…
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birthday outfit

I’ve had such a great/relaxing birthday week (yes, I’m THAT girl). On Saturday we went to see the Lumineers here in St. Louis and I can honestly say they are amazing in concert. Teddy and I had so much fun on our little date and snap chatted way too much. Other than working this week I was able to get lunch with some girl friends, do some shopping and get a few margarita’s to celebrate 25. I love my birthday but I also love being low-key and relaxing. This week was a perfect combo of the two! I stopped in at a little boutique called Pitaya on the loop here in St. Louis and picked up this outfit. I could have gotten so much stuff in there, they impressed me with how many cute options they had! I think I will be a frequent flyer there. They have a lot of cute stuff that is still budget friendly so I would most definitely check them out if you are looking for something that isn’t going to break your bank account in half. I linked everything down below for you all! As for today, I just got back from yoga and…
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Reflecting on 24

Tomorrow I turn 25 and I feel this immense sense of excitement for what this year means to me. In the past, I set so many benchmarks for life: where do I want to be by then, what do I want to be, what makes me look successful to society, etc. This year, I feel this huge shift taking place and it’s really, really badass. I am finally letting go of what I think I have to be in order to fit in and stepping into my truest version of me. I am grounding deeper into meditation, self-love and finally finding my style. Teddy and I have had many talks about wanting to see more of the world, experience more and live out what we have always wanted before we start a family. HUGE. If you know me then you know that I have always rushed into the next thing on the list and kids have been that next ‘step,’ I suppose, for us. We are listening to what our hearts want right now and are so excited for the adventures ahead of us this year. I cannot wait to have a family but I am proud of myself for…
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pretty little top

   Happy Friday! Today is going to be such a great day. It will be filled with photoshoots, fancy dinners and wine, so who could complain? Teddy is taking me out tonight for my birthday since it lands on Tuesday and he has school. Tomorrow we are going to see The Lumineers play and I CANNOT wait! Needless to say, I am getting a pretty amazing birthday week. Last night was our holiday party for Lululemon and it was a blast! It’s easy to have fun when you work with incredible humans. I wore this little outfit and can not get over this top. It was $15 and so cute and light I will likely over-wear this one. I love when you actually find a good piece at Forever 21 since it can get quite overwhelming navigating through the huge selection they have. I paired it with this white skirt that I found at J.Crew ages ago (tagged similar below) to brighten the outfit and finished with these over-the-knee boots that I found on sale at Nordstrom Rack! I hope everyone has a fun weekend! XO-ash
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ice storm

                           I could not wait to upload these pictures because of the way the ice created a beautiful layer on the trees and what an amazing job Teddy did at capturing it. We woke up and were going to take Z on a walk but instead had to run to get some pictures before it all melted because it was spectacular! (Btw- Z got her walk in, she wasn’t left hanging.) The night before we were warned not to go out due to the weather so we stayed in, watched movies and made the best vegan tacos I’ve ever tasted. It was all-around not too shabby to have this little storm hit the folks of St. Louis, we made the best out of it. Last night I got a glass of wine with a beautiful friend and we connected on vulnerability, learning about yourself/the people around you and the visions we have for our lives. I always find it so powerful to connect with someone who gets where you are in life and what you want to make of it. It is hard for me, at times, to get clear on what I want but…
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