It's Monday + I am pretty sure I enjoying myself (alot!). I haven't had a beach day all summer long, so am def soaking up on the sun + sand (& cold beverages too!). These are some of my beach day essentials that are a must for me.

Hope your Monday's are off to a great start! Be sure to stop back by Wednesday for Four Favorites (LEATHER).

guest post. // miss.chelsea {joy}

today is the start of my long week of finals! i am so blessed to be having amazing women guest post for me all week long & i couldn't be more excited! todays guest post is the wonderful miss. chelsea {joy} -- she is a Godly women who i have had the wonderful chance of getting to know through blogging. her blog is full of {joy} // no pun intended! -- artsy-ness, positivity, & her take on life. i hope that you enjoy getting to know her today & what she is loving this summer :]
hi, i'm chelsea!  and i blog over at name your {joy}.

i'm excited to be guest posting for ashlyn today!  isn't she the cutest?!  anyone who has been reading her blog lately, knows that she is quite ready for fall. the weather, the clothes, the pumpkin spice lattes...mmmm.  well, i have to be honest...i can't wait either. i love the fall!


it's still summer where i am.  100+ degrees every.single.day.  so, to try and get us through the rest of this hot weather, i'm going to summarize my summer.loves.  after all, we can't always wish for the future, or else we'll never enjoy the present :)

so...this is what i'm loving this summer...

easy going hairstyles.  i love the messy look :)

...and dresses are my favorite go-to in the summer!

i mean, how cute are these?!  i love them all!

i'm only 5'2" so you would think i would like heels or wedges, but actually i'm totally into flats.  i like being short and i like being comfy :)
i want one of these in every color...please, and thank you ;)

oh, and i love these too...

and the final thing i've been loving this summer...headbands!  such a fun accessory :)

check 'em out!

thanks to ashlyn for letting me be her guest today!!  and let's pray her finals are going well!  good luck girl :)

chelsea {joy}

my unrehearsed life

new blog layout. &my 1st giveaway

good evening everyone :] so if you haven't noticed {hehe} i got my blog remodeled by the lovely miss. victoria hughes over at garden of eden designs! i first spotted her blog a few weeks ago & became {obsessed} with it. & to my surprise victoria had just posted something about starting to design her own layouts -- so i emailed her right away & well the rest was magic! victoria was so amazing to work with -- she took my idea {or image in my head} & put it to life. her amazing artistic talent of hand drawing everything & scanning it into the computer is what drew me to her work -- i wanted something no one else could produce {unless you had victoria's hand of course. ha}. i am so happy that i decided to work with victoria because she def. went over & beyond what i envisioned my blog to look like! :] but if you are thinking about getting your blog remodel def. head over to her painted blooms blog design site & check her out! 

ALSO -- i created myself my own facebook page {finally}. i thought you know, i decided to get a new layout, why not start out fresh :] so head over there & check it out, & while you are there 'like' it if you feel you want to share the {love}!

 onto the giveaway :]

so i don't have my own shop or anything -- but i did come across a pair of handmade button earrings in a little shop down the street from me :] {they are adorable} i have decided to put together a little summer bag with some {lovely} goodies that i picked up, along with the handmade earrings!

it includes a purple tote bag, clear spray bottle, cleaning facial wipes, back wash cloth, sunscreen, herbal essences shampoo & conditioner, st. ives lotion, hand sanitizer, sally hansen lip balm, essie nail polish {mod square}, & the handmade earrings :]

To enter: (Leave a separate comment for each one you do + include your website + email in one of them)

MANDATORY: MUST be a follower of my blog {my unrehearsed life}

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:  leave a separate comment on each {include website}

1. Follow Miss Victoria Hughes Blog {garden of eden designs} -- HERE

2. Fan me on facebook -- HERE

3. Follow me on twitter -- HERE {let me know your twitter name}

4. TWO ENTRIES: Retweet via twitter and tag @loveeashlyn, and/or repost on FB or Blogger & leave a comment letting me know you did!

That's SIX possible ways to enter!
Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight! I will pick a winner via random.org! GOOD LUCK!

p.s & i want to thank everyone for the sweet comments. i have not gotten the chance to reply -- but i will :]

my unrehearsed life