Christmas: Living Room Edition

Monday, November 20, 2017

This is the first Christmas in our new house and boy am I excited! Surprisingly the only thing I bought this year that I didn't already have was the 8 foot flocked tree from King of Christmas. Everything else is from last year! I love the look of flocked Christmas trees. This is the first one I've ever owned and I told Shawn that I don't think I'll ever own a regular green tree again. It just adds so much dimension and I also feel like it doesn't need as many ornaments as a regular tree does. 

The stockings are another one of my favorites this Christmas. I found these on Etsy last year and she did such an amazing job. I love that Shawn and I both have a stocking but our dogs also have one as well. They go perfectly with the red and white theme of the tree and add such a good touch to the living room. 

Instagram Roundup

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Thursday everyone! I thought an Instagram roundup would be perfect for today since I haven't blogged much lately. I feel like our lives are constantly on the move and I text my husband today and said I'm not doing anything when I get home except laying on the couch and catching up on TV shows. Is anybody feeling like that recently? Like you're constantly going places or have something planned. I miss those weekends where we didn't have to do anything except lay around the house with the pups. 

Last weekend Shawn and I decided to go explore a town in North Dallas called McKinney. They are known for their little city square and ANTIQUES! I found this antique cubbie at one of the little shops on the square and when I saw it I knew it had to fit in the car and come home with us. Getting it in the car was a hassle but we finally got it home and I'm so happy with the way it looks in our new house. It fills up this entire wall which is what I've been looking for and the chippy paint makes me unusually happy! 

Lamps // Bedspread (Target) // Bed is from Stacey Furniture

My favorite room in our old house was our master bedroom. I believe your master bedroom should have all the sweet and sentimental decor pieces that you love. Every time I walk in this room it immediately makes me feel cozy and so I replicated our old bedroom in our new house! 

Ok so this light has been a topic of conversation between everyone that has come over to see it! Yes it is gorgeous and farmhouse and everything I love except for one thing, it was SOOO hard to hang. Shawn and I actually had to call our builder to come help us hang it because it was so heavy but it turned out amazing. Also, you won't believe that this table is Restoration Hardware but for only $500! We found it at one of their warehouse sales months back and the reason it was so discounted?? It has one scratch on the top. Scratches on furniture to me equals character. 

One secret that has been a secret until this blog post is that I'm obsessed with Rae Dunn and have been collecting it for months! I own every piece of Rae Dunn except that dang Tools (which I will find one of these days). If you aren't familiar with Rae Dunn, just Google it! She's everywhere and in every farmhouse decorators house. I just love the simplicity of each piece and how not every piece is the same. They all have different imperfections that make them adorable. 

I spy a white bulldog, do you?? Haha Ellie loves to go outside wherever the weather allows her too. This week Dallas has had some amazing fall weather and we are loving it. I don't think it's going to last long though. I get a lot of questions from our neighbors about our candy corns in the yard. Shawn's mom actually made these for us!! I know, she's pretty creative and has the most adorable taste. We had them at our old house but I think they look so much better at our new one. 

Ok so I'm a little obsessed with this chair. Last Friday I went to an antique shop that I've been to many times but have never found anything worth buying. Well not this time! This chair was the first thing that caught my eye when I walked into the store and I immediately thought that it's going to cost me an arm and a leg. It surprisingly didn't cost as much as I thought it would and so I loaded it into the Acura and home it went with me! You should've seen my husbands face when I pulled up with it but he instantly fell in love too. 

House Update

Friday, August 11, 2017

So to say we are excited about moving into the house is an understatement. Shawn and I have poured our hearts and souls into this house for the last 5 months. We sold our previous house A LOT faster than expected which left us living in an apartment until this house is done in late September. This comes with it's pros and cons. Pros, we will appreciate our new home so much more. Cons, our dogs have to go out on a leash and we feel cramped to say the least. 

I thought I would hop on here to give you all an update on our house. It's starting to really come together. Our cabinets were painted, back splash installed, counters went in, and my beloved laundry room tile floor was put in. 

We chose to go with a messy mortar brick for two reasons. One, I wanted something a little different than your normal "non-messy" brick and two, I loved the look of it! That big window in the front will eventually have wood shutters on either side to give the front of the house some more character and to break up the brick a bit. 

My decorating style is very antique farmhouse so my vision for this house was to design it with both old and new features. I want to be able to bring the old character of a 1900's farmhouse into my brand new 20th century home. I did this by picking out a modern greyish subway tile with a white quartz counter top. I really wanted the marble counter top look without the price tag that comes with it. I plan to characterize the kitchen by adding a really old farmhouse door to replace our white pantry door currently, new lighting (because the lighting that came is not my style), and bistro style counter stools. 

These laundry room floors have always been a dream of mine. I don't know exactly what gave me the inspiration for these floors but as soon as we went to the design center and got on the topic of the laundry room floors I immediately knew exactly what I wanted. When we saw them for the first time this week I was so excited and happy in the way they turned out.

I will update you all again once our house is officially completed and the decorating will begin. I feel like every time I come home I have something for the new house. Poor Shawn! He will thank me once I get everything in the house and installed it will be all worth it :0 That's what I keep telling myself anyway.


Sunday, June 18, 2017


Sorry I'm so late at posting our wedding photos for you. I took a little break from blogging and decided that during this time in Shawn and my lives we want to document as much of it as possible so that we can look back on it with our kids and feel lucky for everything we experienced and did in our life. Shawn and I were beyond blessed to have all of our friends and family join us in celebrating our beautiful wedding. I hope you enjoy all of the pictures. I had over 800 pictures to go through and these were just my favorites. 

xoxo - Ashleigh 

Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel
Photographer: Alba Rose
DJ: Chris Brown
Caterer: Seven Loaves Catering
Flowers: A Rose in Bloom

Our Engagement Pictures

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I received our engagement pictures this morning and the first thought that came to mind was I had to share them with all of our friends and family! Our photographer Alba Rose Photography did the most amazing job capturing my vision for these pictures. 
Now for the sappy stuff... Hey, at least I warned you! Shawn and our photographer knew how nervous I was to take these photos. You would think being a blogger I would be used to being in front of the camera. I definitely was not ready but throughout the shoot Rosy and Shawn did an amazing job making me feel as comfortable as possible. Looking through these photos has made it sink in that I'm actually marrying this handsome man. I never in my life have been so sure about something! He makes me laugh, deals with my crazy mood swings, and has always been there for me when I have needed him the most. There is nobody on this planet I would rather spend every day with than him. 
I hope you guys enjoy these! Of course, this isn't all of them but I have to save some for our wedding reception! Have a great rest of your week!
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