January Playlist

January Playlist | Let It Be Beautiful

My plan was to get my playlist up at the beginning of the month, but dang did January slip by. So to end January with a bang I have put together a fun playlist with some of my favorite tunes from the month. Follow me at @ashbabyyy on Spotify! Have a great weekend! xo

Coffee Talk

Hello Thursday! & Hello to another Coffee Talk. Let's get to it!

THANKFUL FOR:  Days when I don't feel myself or put together I grab my boldest + brightest lip color and that tends to do the trick. It's amazing how a little pop of color can transform a pair of sweat pants, oversize tee & messy hair into a whole new level of fancy. & yes somedays I just need to feel snazzy. So bold bright lips it is. 

THINKING ABOUT: Every once in a while I get to thinking about why exactly I blog & if I am doing it for the right reasons. So often we get tangled up in the idea of wanting to be like everyone else or want what everyone else has or is achieving & we tend to lose sight of what we actually started doing something for. I remember when I started grad school I knew I needed something that would keep my creativity juices flowing & to keep track of my journey. I had no idea where this lil' ol blog was going to take me, but it has been such a blessing. I wouldn't have met my best friend, Faith. I wouldn't have had a way to pay my bills while trying to studying for my boards. I wouldn't have learned who I am and what my goals are. I don't think I would be who I am today if I didn't start this blog. It truly has been such a blessing, but every now and then I take a step back to re-evalutate my intentions & make sure I am still on the right track. You got me?

FEELING:  I am heading to Albany, NY tomorrow for 9 days & I am not looking forwarding to packing. I honestly LOATHE packing. I think it is the worst thing in the world to have to pack everything you want to take with you for a trip in a little ol' bag. I mean, why can't I just transport it to where it needs to go without even thinking about it. A girl can dream right? 

LISTENING TO: I use to listen to the M83 pandora radio station on repeat when I was in grad school. This song is a classic.

WATCHING: Warning: You will need a box of tissues.

EATING: This morning I had McD's. Not he healthiest choice, but when N came in the room this morning and asked if I wanted hot McD's breakfast I certainly couldn't turn it down. Now I am basking in a food coma. No judging now.

READING: I am still getting my daily laugh reading Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please. Favorite quote so far:

"You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look."

LOVING: One of my favorite days of the year is Valentine's Day. One its my half birthday (ha!) + two it's the international day of love. Just because it has the word 'love' in it, doesn't mean you have to be in a relationship with someone to celebrate it. I love the fact that you can celebrate love with your family, best friends or even your puppy. I think it's great to have one day a year that is dedicated to showing someone how much you love them, but that also doesn't mean that you should slack the other 364 days. Do you do anything special for your friends & family for Valentine's Day?

Be Yourself, Together

It's that time of year again when all of your newly engaged friends are starting to plan their big day. Couples start joining registry's and making lists of their must have items for starting a life with their special someone. When creating a wedding registry it is important for couples to be able to add little bit of what they both like, as well as items that can used for the both of them. There is no better way to do that then with TargetCelebrating the big day can be a mixture of emotions & I am sure that afterwards the couple wants to relax at home in each others company and spend quality time together. 

Spending quality time together is important for any and every relationship and one way to do that is cooking and eating dinner together. My perfect night in with my other half is cooking a meal together. Our favorite meal to cook together is twiced stuffed baked potatoes, chicken on the grill & roasted broccoli. We both use our expertise, aka: N grills the chicken and I cook everything else. We open a bottle of our favorite wine or enjoy a cold brew & listen to music on our sonos player & chat about the day. It really is great quality time and truly helps build communication.

Target offers some of the best items for couples to use together, especially for cooking in. They sell the coveted KitchenAid mixture in a variety of colors, amazing bar carts like this gold one & the sonos player that can be moved all over the house. They also sell tons of other items that you might need to create the perfect outdoor patio, spruce up the guest bedroom or finish off the garage. They offer a little bit of everything for just about everyone.

The Target Wedding Registry is a great source for couples who are looking to add items they really want and need both as individuals and as a couple. The Target Wedding Registry offers an easy and engaging registry experience with inspirational starter lists, along with a 15% off completion offer that the couple will receive during the week of their event, which will allow them to get the remaining items are their registry. 

 
 

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