Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hi Procrastination, It's me Ashlie!

This was my first weekend after a short week of my new classes. I'm taking a class on Virginia Wolfe, Spanish 104, and British Literature. Seeing as I spent the majority of my first week of classes going over the syllabus and taking notes, I was still in a very relaxed state of mind and didn't feel a strong desire to start my reading and homework on Friday night. But instead, Ross and I hung out with our upstairs neighbors. Yeah for making friends! We went out to the local bar, and surrounded ourselves with drunk college students for a few hours. Still a good time though. They are good people. I seriously hope we can hang out with them more often! :)

Saturday came and I swore all day long I would get around to reading. I did go out to lunch with my other neighbor who lives in our apartment building, and once again, it was super nice to have someone to meet out for lunch. I love Ross, but a girl needs girlfriends, and mine are little too far away to meet me for coffee.

But then, I got on facebook, checked my twitter account, read my email, looked at the new straps on the Sseko designs website, (if you have never heard of it, pleaes check it out! http://www.ssekodesigns.com/)
I know this is bad that I am encouraging you to procrastinate from whatever it is that you are supposed to be doing at this time, but I love sites that are for great causes! It makes my heart melt, and my throat get that chocked up feeling.

Kind things and good deeds touch me. I am a sap for happy stories and people going out of their way to be kind to one another.

While getting the link for the Sseko website, I stumbled across their blog, (http://ssekodesigns.blogspot.com/)

How style your Ssekos.
I am a happy contributer to Sseko Designs. You can buy one pair of handmade sandals and get as many different colors and styles of straps to match any outfit you wear. There are many different ways you can tie your straps that are offered on their website and on you tube and even other blogs.

Here are the straps and shoes I have...

Starboard Straps.

My favorite straps!

Which lead me to this blog...http://31bits.com/necklaces/cat_2.html
It's a compnay that support women in Uganda who make jewelry which is then sold here. If you are interested in helping or hearing more about this organization, please check out the website!

While attending Kent State University, I bought a similar product called bead for life. It's nice to be able to contribute to a good cause and get something cute out of it too that will remind you of people who are less fortunate than you and make you appreciate what you have more. Each time I wear the jewelry, I think of the women who made them.


When all my searching these great sites was said and done, saturday was done. Then sunday came. Not only did I swear I would work out now that I bought these great new motion fit shoes by Nike, that will never touch the pavement and be my 100% indoor work out shoes, I have yet to cut off the tag, and tie them on my feet. I am going to a wedding this saturday, and it is already tuesday. Have I worked out yet in my great new kicks? No. I am a bad procrastinator.

So as you can imagine, Sunday went like most of saturday. I caught up on my favorite shows on Hulu and Project Free TV.com. I am embarrassed but will admit that my favorite shows right now are,

The Lying Game
Vampire Diaries
Dancing with the Stars 
(though I admit I only watch the end sometimes to see who was eliminated)
The Secret Circle
Modern Family

So basically, I watch shows like I am a 16 year old girl...I am awesome. lol 

Monday came. I went to Spanish class and thank God I had stayed at school after class on Friday and finished my homework there, or I would have been up late on sunday. After class, I worked on my spanish homework again, went home and...got online. Do you see a trend here? Evil internet. My weekend routine repeats. Finally, at 7:00p.m. Ross and I decide to go to the library. We stay till 11:00. I have ALMOST all of my reading done, but I feel like I could fall asleep. I am thinking...

I am a bad bad procrastinator. I will never wait until the last minute to read again! I finished my reading last night and went to bed at 1:00a.m. 

Needless to say, I'm tired. It's now 11:09p.m. and I have class tomorrow morning. Time for bed. You would never believe I actually came to bed tonight at 9:00p.m. My computer is my best friend and my worst enemy. It is a love-hate relationship. I especially hate it when iphoto decides to forget that I just uploaded pictures and can't find them, and when picnik on blogger replaces old edited pictures with my most recent one. I love to blog, but sometimes it leaves me yelling at my computer screen wondering why it is acting so evil at the moment.

 I love you apple, but you need to get a few things figured out. A Mac is still better than a Windows. By far! 

Well, I'm officially super tired. I will however actually get enough sleep tonight before my class tomorrow! Yay! Then when I get home, I will beat this procrastination bug! I will NOT turn on my lap top. I will open my book, and read for class first. Then I have to open my lap top because my other readings are online. The evil procrastination of getting on anything but my class website is not allowed! 

I hope everyone has a great hump day! Just three more weekdays! 

p.s. Please don't feel like you are being a creeper by reading my blog. I post it on FB and Twitter so people CAN read it! A friend of mine blogs, and I read her blog and comment all the time. Don't be afraid to leave me comments. I do all of this writing, and take the time to take pictures and post them, so please, I welcome your thoughts and comments! But, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I try to be a positive person, and I prefer only positive feedback. If you don't like the blog, you surely don't have to read it. No hard feelings. Everyone enjoys to read different things. But please, don't be afraid to shout me a hello! I would make me feel great to know that I have readers! I would love to interact with my readers too! SO leave me a comment! 


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall and a dedication to a fighter of evil masses.

Ross and I are finally in our new place, so I will give you a sneak peek. 

The family room.

The bedroom with our new comforter! It looks more mature
than our last one. (Don't mind that stuffed animal, that is very mature) ;)

The office, home of my clothes,
and official air drying space.

I was so excited about having a new place, that I picked up some new decor.

I love my fall candles!
How cool is this candle holder?
I love owls! <3

My favorite scent so far by Bath and Body Works

New shower curtain.
New towel rack.

New towels.
New bathroom rug. Can you tell I love blue?

While we wait for our new cat to arrive,
we are holding ourselves over with our new
Betta. His name is Chance.
This weekend while I was home visiting with family and friends, I decided to pick up a couple of things to get myself ready for Fall and back to school. Fall is officially my favorite season! 

A new purse that is easy for me to carry to school.

Cute new Fall Essie color.
Forever 21 Top.

From Forever 21.

Last weekend was also a trip home to visit a dear friend of mine who is losing her battle to lung cancer. My friend Megan sells Premiere Jewelry and decided to donate 100% of the money she would have earned to help pay to bring Marsha's daughter home to see her before her time here on Earth is over. Meg has such a big heart! It was so nice to see Marsha. She has made such a big impact on my life. It's so sad when you have to watch the kindest people in the world suffer. I dedicate this blog to Marsha. 

Megan and I at her Premiere
Jewelry open house.

Marsha, you meant the world to me, and I am better for having known you. I hope you look down on me from Heaven, and continue to help lead me in the right direction in life from up there. Love you!

Marsha and I.

If anyone would like to make a donation to bring home Marsha's daughter MJ from California to try and see her mom one last time. Please leave a comment on this blog, and I will get in touch with you. We are working to contact the Make a Wish foundation who help adults who are short on time get special last wishes granted. We are hoping they might help her daughter and two grandchildren fly home to see her. The rest of the money donated will be going to helping her and her husband pay for certain medical bills from the process of her Chemo and Radiation. Please keep her and her loved ones in your prayers. She is one special woman for sure!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Climb every mountain.

I figured since fall is rolling around, it's time to write my post from my hiking trip with Ross in WV.

Ross and I took a trip this summer to Sand Stone Falls to see the waterfalls and hike a mountain.

The GPS decided to lead us down a twisty one lane road
that led us down through a mountain to Sand Stone Falls.

The view of the woods and mountain was beautiful.

 The parts that took us right to the edge were scary.
WV even has farms in the mountains. 
                                     Once we arrived in Sand Stone Falls,
                                                                              the falls were beautiful. 

My handsome guy standing in front of the beautiful landscape.

Posing by the falls.

Deck overlook.

Bridge over the river.
View from the bridge.

Hiking down a mountain.
We hiked down a mountain by the park and
found natural waterfalls in the woods.

More hidden falls in the woods.

Picture opp.
We walked by this old mossy bridge that was washed up on the land.
So green and pretty. 
We came across this cool log.

We came out of the woods and crossed the street to find this view.
Rippling waters.
As we were driving away from the park we saw all of these geese swimming
up the river. 


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