My life as a mommy :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bones, Muscules, and Diseases... OH MY!

This title pretty much describes my life right now. If I'm not at college I'm either at home studying my Anatomy and Microbiology, or I'm at work hoping for it to be a slow day so I can study. This has taken over my life... BUT, I need it to get into the nursing program.

On that note, I had someone ask me the other day what my back up plan was if I didnt get into the Nursing Program. My answer was simply "I dont have a back up plan" Then I got the are you dumb look, you know the eyes squint, eyebrows scrunch up and look all funky, yeah that look.  So, you may ask "Ashley, why dont you have a back up plan" well great question. The answer is because I dont need one. I know exactly where I belong and where I see my life in the next few years. I feel that God would have not placed the desire in my heart to do Pediatric Oncology Nursing if I couldn't get into the Nursing Program. Do I sometimes doubt myself? Yes, but I know that my God knows what is best for me and he is leading me exactly where I need to be. He is along side me every step of the way pushing me. I hear so many negative comments "Oh, wow I cant believe you wanna be around sick babies all the time" "You know you'll probably back out right?" anything you can think of, I've heard it all. But all I need to keep me going is praying to my God and begging him to show me that I'm going into the right field. He does that everyday, I feel that I would not happen to see the St. Jude commericals everyday if God didnt want me in that field. I feel that God wouldn't have allowed me to meet a sweet sweet little boy who had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor off his brain. All these are signs that I'm doing exactly what God plans for me to do. And I praise him for giving me the strength to not let these negative comments bring me down but most importantly, for giving me the strength and the knowledge to want to do this.

I know this was a random and long post but I felt it was needed to say that way if someone else is being degraded for any choice they are making in their life, just know that God is the one who holds our life in his hands. It's all up to him. For that, I will forever praise him!!!!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Football :)

We played our first season game last night and won 34-7! Football is a huge thing where I come from! We are bred to do nothing but either watch it or play it. We are always really good in football and always go to the playoffs and a few years ago we were 2A State Runner-Ups. For the past 3 years we were undeafted and hoping for the same this year! :)We won Team of the Week this week and it's an amazing feeling to start the year off this great! Especially since my wonderful little brother plays! Go #82, I love you! Wish us luck this season!

This video is from last season but I just love it and wanted everyone to see it :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WILW {Newly Purchased Items Edition}

I am linking up with the wonderful Jamie at This Kind of Love :)

I am loving...
My New Zebra and Hot Pink Seat Covers!!!!
{It wont let me turn it the right way}
But I got those beauties for $20 at a Yard Sale!

I'm loving...
My Pretty Necklace
{this wont turn either, grrr!}
I got it for $8 at Rue 21!

I'm loving...
The new backpack my mommy bought me :)
She ordered it online
$25 with name included!

I'm Loving...
 Olay Complete Moisturizer
$10 at Kmart
It smells clean and refreshing and is oil free!

I'm also loving all my new blog followers and my old :)
Ya'll truly are amazing and I enjoy hearing from you guys!
Ya'll always brighten my day!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miscellany Monday...

Today I'm doing a link-up with lowercase letters :)

1. I started my Sophomore Year of College today, it's so hard for me to believe!
Im only taking 2 classes this semester but they are very important because they determine whether or not I can get into the Nursing Program. I get to apply this Spring! :)

2. I've been selling stuff online and so far I've made $175, yay! :)

3. I cant decide which color I wanna paint my nails so suggestions would be nice! :)
I wanna try out the Essie Brand
may try the turquoise and calico

4. Check out the awesome giveaway going on at Simply Me :)
love her blog! She is super sweet and a wonderful bloggy friend :)

5. I realized this weekend how Country I am. We went to a Bonfire in a field full of horses and goats and never worried about getting attacked. Then we went mudding the next day and I loved every minute of it :) AAHHH SWEET HOME ALABAMA :)


Friday, August 19, 2011


Can someone tell me how to comment back to people who comment on my blog. I always feel so rude because I have so much I wanna say to my wonderful readers but yet, I can't. Some help would be nice please :)

And I wanna thank every reader I have, you make me so happy to see that you actually enjoy my tiny blog of rambles. The Lord has blessed me with beautiful and amazing readers that otherwise, I would have never met. I pray for each of you, especially when you post that you need prayers. I also enjoy reading all of your blogs. They are all so cute and adorable :)

Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Product Reviews...

Just want to start off and say, I am in no way receiving anything for these reviews. I am in no way a beauty product expert either but these are new products that I have been using and wanted to inform everyone and see if ya'll had any suggestions on better products :)

First, I use the Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner
I got this at Rite-Aid for $6.99
BUT I got the conditioner for FREE with my Wellness Card! :)
It smells amazing and makes my hair so smooth!

For my body wash I use Clean and Clear Boost Body Wash

It is supposed to wake you up
I dunno if it really does because showers do that for me
But it does smell really good
And I got it for $2.99 with coupons

Next, which I mentioned yesterday I use Biotera Leave-In Conditioner
I got this at Sally's for $5.99 with My Beauty Card!
It smells even more amazing than the above shampoo!!
You can constantly catch me sniffing my hair throughout the day!

Next, I use Tresemme Hairspray
I got this for $2.50 at work with a coupon
I use this to keep my bangs in place throughout the day
It is the only kind I have found so far that doesn't make my hair look crispy!

I have started using E.L.F. Makeup

We carry it at work but I've always thought makeup for $3 cant work
well after many recommendations, I tried it
Bingo for cheap but wonderful makeup :)

Wet n Wild Nail Polish

I got this at Rite-Aid for 69 cents with my Wellness Card
Its not the best kind because it peels off quick
but I love the color I've picked!

I do need help picking out other colors to paint my nails because I'm getting tired of Hot Pink and also I need suggestions for a better but cheaper straightner.

God Bless! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I'm linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for WILW :)

I am loving that I spent the day shopping with my bestie buying new school clothes :)

I am loving my new Biotera Leave in Conditioner
I am loving my new Bath & Body Works find
Sensual Amber Scent
It helps that it was also Buy 2 get 1 Free!

I am loving this Kathy Van Zeeland bag :)

I am loving the giveaway going on at The Shine Project
Everything she stands for is amazing and I admire her :)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bragging on my Lord!!!

I feel like I never say enough how amazing my God is! He knows exactly what I need and never fails to beyond what I could ever imagine. My family has been struggling with money with school starting back and having to pay for college and all. My whole family sat down one night and prayed to God that he would show us a better way to manage our money and help us. Not even a week later, my dad got an AMAZING job offer that he couldn't help but accept! A week ago, his old employer sent him a gift card to wal-mart in the mail thanking him for his time. This week I won a giveaway that I'm using as a Christmas gift. And then yesterday, I got a gift card to Kmart in the mail thanking me for being a hard working employee. All in TWO weeks, our God provided for us in such an amazing way and we couldn't be more thankful! It's things like this that prove to me how wonderful of a God I serve!

and just because he is the biggest blessing my family has ever received, here is a picture of Kayden being silly :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Go Little Brother!!!

My little brother plays Varsity Football and every year they have fan day. It is where everyone comes out and takes pictures with the football players and wishes them good luck on their season. Here are some pictures from Fan Day this year!

the sophomore football players and cheerleaders!
I managed to somehow not take one of the whole team, oops!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm the real thang...

I have saw on a few blogs where people wrote 50 facts about themselves that people may not know about them and I thought it would be fun to join in :)

1. I am the middle child, but all three of us are so different!
2. I found my true love when I was 15, and 10 months ago we got back together for good :)
3. I am addicted to sunflower seeds, I could go through a bag a day!
4. I have had the same best friend since Kindergarten
5. I buy things super cheap then resale them for more
6. I have my belly button pierced
7. I am allergic to nickel, omxilicin, penicillin, watermelon and cucumbers
8. I wish I had a baby, but I know I cant afford one therefore, I don't!
9. I eat just about everything with ketchup on it
10. I hate all kinds of seafood, including shrimp
11. I have had more cellphones than I can count
12. I am a huge book worm!
13. I have a weird obsession with higher sets of kids (quints, sextuplets)
14. I wish I could cause great harm to Casey Anthony
15. I wish I had a pet llama
16. I pretty much only listen to country
17. I love storms, till they turn bad enough for tornadoes
18. I know every word and song to Dirty Dancing
19. I am horribly afraid of being kidnapped/murdered!
20. I refuse to stay home alone
21. I have low blood sugar problems which cause me to pass out
22. I wish I was a cook
23. I can only cook chicken casserole
24. I am on my third car
25. I love yardsaling!
26. Couponing is my new hobby and quickly becoming a lifestyle
27. I pray daily that God guides me to be a wonderful wife and mom
28. I once dated a sweet sweet guy who was deaf, he taught me so much!
29. I am now on my third job and planning on being there throughout college
30. I didnt get along with anyone in my grade but about 5 people
31. I won prom queen my senior year
32. I won little miss chatterbox in our who's who's remix
33. I use to be a pageant girl when I was younger
34. My house burnt down in the 8th grade
35. I have dyed my hair more times than I can count
36. We have moved more than I can count also
37. I played basketball, softball and was a cheerleader until I started high school
38. I sucked my thumb for a very very long time
39. I still love watching kiddie shows
40. I never met a stranger, ever!
41. I am not a good secret keeper
42. I can burp like a champ!!!
43. I will randomly bust out in an old song and start dancing
44. I took two years of spanish and hardly know a word of it.
45. I am the shortest person in my family
46. I got sent to the ER when I was 4 because I stuck two tiny bean bag balls up my nose
47. I had braces but only for 14 months
48. My walls are pepto bismol pink and I love it!
49. I cant wait to marry Justin!
50. I wanna have a Dirty Dancing themed wedding!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Makeup Ideas???

I'm not really much of a makeup gal, but I wanna be. I just stink at putting makeup on and making it look nice. So, any advice anyone has on easy ways to do my makeup and making it look pretty, I'll take it :)

oh, and what makeup is y'alls favorite? not to expensive though, i do only work a minimum wage job here people lol.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Its Ok to act a fool :)

I am linking with up Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for It's Okay Thursday :)

Its Ok...

That I felt the need to wear sweatpants and my hair up to work today, I'm sick so ha!

That I wanna buy some people soap and shampoo because they look SKANKY!!!

That I ask parents to make their kid(s) stop yelling, its a store not a zoo!

That today was a total waste of makeup kinda day!
makeup can only hide so much sickness

That I think people who eat tons and are still super skinny are buttholes!

That my nails are always painted pink!

That I seriously believe I'm gonna marry Kenny Chesney, sorry Justin

That I check my facebook and blog way too much!

That's all for today, don't forget to link up with the wonderful Neely and Amber :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I am linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for WILW :)

I am loving that I got a job promotion at work!!!!!!!! yay :)

I am loving that I've been spending tons of time with my best friend again :)

(our senior year)

I am loving that I got to spend the weekend in the Smokies :)

I am loving me some Miranda Lambert

I am loving that its almost time for cooler weather hence warmer clothes :)

I am loving Kayden as always :)

I am loving the giveaway that the very own Jamie herself is doing :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Clarissa Explains It All, or really nothing at all...

We all remember Clarissa Explains It All right?
Well, its been coming on TeenNick at midnight now and I was thinking the other night, Clarissa really didn't explain it all. So, I thought it'd be fun to make a list of what all she should explain. Join in if you'd like :)

1. Why people invite themselves to do stuff!

2.Why people find it necessary to wear clothes that don't fit

3.Why boyfriends can be butt holes then the next minute they sweep you off your feet

4.Why my hair decides to be skanky on an important day!

5.Why we let things bother us so badly

6.Leather Pants, gross!

7.Why people never wash their hair, its all greasy and makes me wanna vomit!

I may continue to do this when I think of new things, anyone that wants to create their own totally should :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bad Parenting...

I see all sorts of parents in my job.
 Good parents.
 Bad parents.
 Parents who let their kids run around like hellions.
 Parents who keep germ x attached to their kids' hands {this will be me}
Today, I saw possibly the biggest Bitch ever {sorry}!!!!!! I was working Layaway and you can't put clearance on layaway, well this skanky nasty piece of lady {i know i shouldn't judge but ya'll, she deserves to be called way worse} comes in with clearance clothes for her kids and lingerie for herself {gag}. When I told her she couldn't put 3 outfits on layaway, she told her kids "sorry mommy and daddy need these underclothes more than you need school clothes" the little girl cried and the mom whopped her more than I ever seen before and called her a needy brat.
Don't get me wrong, I was raised getting my tail beat in public and I'm all for a good butt spanking but that was just rude and horrible of her!!!! I was so angry that I just walked off and left that skank ass back there alone.
Can't fed em, don't breed me
Can't clothe them, dont be a hoe bag!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Help Me...

So, that picture totally has nothing to do with what I need help with, BUT it's funny!

For some reason it's not letting me comment on anybody's blogs?!?!?!? Does anybody know why? When I type the comment it says I must sign in, so I sign in and try to post it and it tells me the same dang thing! Why is it doing this?????? HELP ME! :)

It's Ok Thursday...

I am linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Its Ok Thursday :)

So... Its Okay

That I only worked four hours today because hey, it's raining so I'm gonna take a good snooze!

That we barely had any customers today
I dont mind because I'm not a morning person

That I have my future kids names picked out
Chesney Crimson for a girl
( I love Kenny Chesney and we are big Alabama fans)
Maddox Bryant for a boy
(Maddox just because and Bryant for Coach Paul Bear Bryant)

That I sang very loudly on my way home last night from work
JJ Heller can excite anybody!

That I'm very ready for college to start back
Let's all say it together "NERD"

That I've read alot of books this summer that I've already read

That I still plan on being a Pediatric Oncology Nurse even after all the negative thoughts people shove my way

That curing cancer is my main goal even if everyone says that
That I stink at blogging, I mainly only blog so I can read everyone else's
(that sounds kinda stalkerish)

That I watch Yo Gabba Gabba with Kayden and love it!
I especially love this one!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Uhhh, WIPEOUT && Complete Skill...

Has anyone else ever seen the show Wipeout? It's possibly one of the funniest shows ever. Me and Justin die out laughing every time we watch it because we can't believe people actually do this stuff for money! Like I'm sure they are completely bruised and beaten when they finish this game show. You have gotta watch it if you've never seen it!!!!

Also, we love America's Got Talent. Our favorite is Team iLLUMINATE! I mean this is complete skill to be able to dance like this IN THE DARK and not kill your other dance partners. Watch this video from their performance last night, you'll love them to I'm sure! :)

Stayed tuned for a post sometime this week of the recovery efforts my town has made since the tornado hit our county. It's amazing how fast we are growing again :)

God Bless! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Couponing, Cute Video, && THREE GIVEAWAYS!!!!

I, along with the rest of the world, am addicted to COUPONING!!! I am not one of those crazy ladies you see on tv that have outrageous stockpiles of stuff they will never use, because you're not really saving if you're buying pointless things. I do, however, do have a teeny tiny stockpile of bath products. BUT, I will always need to smell and look nice. I only use coupons for makeup, bathroom products and clothes so I'm not that great of a couponer, but I still live with my parents so thats all I really need to buy. Yesterday, my total was $54 and I only spent $18 after coupons. I always get a bunch of Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupons, those are the best! Who else coupons? What are your major coupons buys? and where do you get all your coupons from? I love hearing from you guys :)

Me and Justin found this video yesterday and we fell in love! He is only TEN years old and he can rap like it's nothing! All he pretty much says is OKAY THEN but it's cute at his age lol and I just love that Fruit Loops Gold Chain of his!

1. The beautiful Shalyn at The Nelson Diaries is giving away a COACH purse! How sweet of her! :)
2.The wonderful mommy, Katie, at When Hello means Goodbye is giving away some great BodyCology products! :)
3.The adorable Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup is giving away a ONE YEAR subscription to Birch Box! AMAZING :)