Dec 31, 2011

New Years Eve


So it's almost 2012
approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes till
I might make it to Greensboro in time
I am waiting on my phone to charge so I don't get lost/captured on the
side of the road
Why would I think that could happen??
Because my brakes like to stop working
Yep major "rggggg"
This year was honestly one of the
craziest years of my life


My marriage began and ended




sometimes forever just isn't



"I lost someone I use to love"

But I got an amazing job, and have been blessed with many opportunities.

And in 2012?
I am trying to find what makes me truly happy
because I desearve it


Happy new year ya'll...

XOXO Ashton Rae





Dec 30, 2011

Photo-booth session


I am bored
Laying in bed
...Don't feel very good...
"rrGggg"
But I figured I would take some pics
(Photo-booth style that is)
Tattoo <3


New Finger Tattoo
R.I.P. R.J.
<3







New stomach tattoo
"True love never fails''


Its 4:20

It's 420 and I am blogging
really?
I hate the hospital
I hate needles
and I experienced them both today
fun?
No
I feel better though
Figured I would post one of my new tattoo pics


Let me tell you
"I felt this one ya'll"
It hurt
 more than the ribcage but it's all done
and I love it
What I'm listening to right now

Dec 28, 2011

Dear Molly

AKA 2008 Jeep Compass that I drive
I hate you
HATE
HATE
HATE
Your breaks are shot 
Your lights are always on 
And your keys always dissapear
You get stuck in the mud even though you are a jeep
You are slow
and you look like a "mom car"



Dec 26, 2011

WTF Monday

Things that made me say "WTF" this week


Christmas eve shopping need I say more?
Having to work on Christmas Eve night
My grandma forgetting it was Christmas eve
My jeep has every brake light on
I got my jeep stuck in the mud
(Yes I said "Jeep")
I have no plans for New Years
I have come to the realization that I am boring



Fitness


So my friend Patrick told me he's training for a
half marathon & I thought
" whoah that's cool"
half marathon
Holy bejeezies that's alot
 that's going to take dedication
I am getting back into the gym on Tuesday (so excited to get back)
I have decided to start training for the 5K Marine Mud Run
The race is Saturday June 2nd  in Pinnacle, NC
so I have awhile 

Heres some workout plans for us all to achieve our fitness goals

Simple Fitness

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Something I think most of us can do

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1/2 Marathon Schedule

Week     Mon.    Tues    Wed       Thurs Friday Sat       Sun
1 off 30 min run off 30 min run       easy walk     off 5 miles
2 off 35 min run/MM   off 35 min run easy walk off 6 miles
3 off 35 min run off 35 min run easy walk off 7.5 miles
4 off 45 min run/MM off 40 min run easy walk off 4 x 800
5 off 45 min run off 40 min run easy walk off 9 miles
6 off 45 min run/MM off 45 min run easy walk off 6 x 800
7 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 11 miles
8 off 45 min run/MM off 45 min run easy walk off 8 x 800
9 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 13 miles
10 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 10 x 800
11 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 15 miles
12 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 12 x 800
13 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 17 miles
14 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off Easy 5 miles/MM
15 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off Goal Half Race
16 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 4 miles
17 off 45 min run off 45 min run easy walk off 6-12 miles


Don't forget your smoothie

I need to start making these.


 5K Training

Week  Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Friday Sat.  Sun.
1 walk or XT   run 10-15 min walk or XT run 10-15 min walk or XT off 1 mile
2 walk or XT run 15 min walk or XT run 15 min walk or XT off 1 mile
3 walk or XT run 15-20 min walk or XT run 15-20 min walk or XT off 1.5 mile
4 walk or XT run 15-20 min walk or XT run 15-20 min walk or XT off 1.5 mile
5 walk or XT run 20-25 min walk or XT run 20-25 min walk or XT off 2 miles
6 walk or XT run 20-25 min walk or XT run 20-25 min walk or XT off 2 miles
7 walk or XT run 25-30 min walk or XT run 25-30 min walk or XT off 2.5 miles
8 walk or XT run 25-30 min walk or XT run 25-30 min walk or XT off 2.5 miles
9 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 3 miles
10 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 3 miles
11 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 3.5 miles
12 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 3.5 miles
13 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 4 miles
14 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 4 miles
15 walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT run 30 min walk or XT off 5K Race


I also found this great exercise blog click here to visit Health Heaven

This ones for the ladies click here to view the Female Fitness Bible from Bodybuilding.com

Dec 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's officially Christmas
Hope everyone has a wonderful day
xoxo
Ashton Rae



Quotes about Death


Thinking about you
Gone but never forgotten
Merry Christmas
 R. J.

Dec 24, 2011

Naughty or Nice

Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself
Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself
Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself
Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself
Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself
Do not buy Christmas presents for yourself

White Furry boots purchased for 60% off
by yours truly

Naughty

Dec 19, 2011

New Hair Color

Brunette not black
=
love
It is a nice change from the jet black hair I have had
for the past four years
Not a huge change but nice nonetheless


 
Hope everyone is having a great week

Dec 16, 2011

Christmas Ideas


North Pole Cupcakes

christmas-cupcakes
Source: http://bestfriendsforfrosting.com

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy cane crumbles
Yum


Santa's Reindeer Pops
source: http://www.bakerella.com

Reindeer Pops
Heads: Chocolate Candy Melts
Antlers: ABC Pretzels I found at the World Market chain. The E, F, and Y letters work great. (If you can’t find these, just use regular or mini pretzel twists and break them in half for a pair of antlers.)
Noses: Red lemon heads, red m&ms, or anything red and round will work, brown m&ms
Eyes: Mini Confetti Sprinkles (the white ones)
Expressions: Americolor Edible Ink Pens (Black)

Dec 15, 2011

D.I.Y. Thursday

Thinking about a handmade Christmas?
Here's some ideas ya'll

Jewelry love

Cute simple necklace
Found this on the most adorable website
Check it out here


Source: psimadethis.com


"To create: reach for thin material/fabric, cut into long strips. P.S.- the thinner, the better. Cut strips, angling the top, pinch ends to thread beads through. Classic pony beads are ideal and are available in a variety of colors. Get creative with color combos and spacing to create a staggering look. Make multiple strands for the ultimate summer statement necklace."

Scarf love

Such an adorable idea
from this cute site
I love Pinterest
for pointing me to these great sites and D.I.Y. ideas

Her inspiration

we are owls poem scarf
Source: We are owls


What you need to recreate this

We Are Owls Poem Script Scard DIY
Source: Stamp48.com

Dec 13, 2011

Work Wednesday

Ok so
Real Life Photography
has alot going on
we just finished the new wedding packets and are
now working on the new boudoir info. folders
Melissa took pictures of my grandmas jewelry line earlier this week
(Pics soon)


We have a christmas tree

Pippa's Famous

Thursday I get to paint the wall Victoria Secret stripes
It'll look like "this"


Totally Tuesday

What's good in my life?
Positive energy is everywhere right now...
Mini-vaca next week
Christmas soon
Then New Year eve vaca.
Going back to school pretty soon
Getting g-mas jewelry line up and running with new logos and pics
Work is going great...we have been super productive with all types of things
I'm thinking new tatt soon
(Thinking about something simple like adding hearts
 to the periods in between the roman numerals on my shoulder)


What's going on with ya'll, what's good in your life??


Dec 12, 2011

I'm still alive

OK ya'll I know I have been a terrible blogger
lately
but I'm totally back
PROMISE
But I figured I would write a little something to catch ya'll up..
I have had so much going on lately
from trips to the E.R. with the B.F.
to bad court experiences  
to fun tree farm trips
 tons of trips to Truliant to
 get my car in my name only
NOT to mention the insane work schedule
to pay for all the Christmas presents
Thinking about what school would be best for me
I have been swamped

Other things I've been crazy busy doing
Being happy
Working
Loving
Helping
Singing
Being silly
Laughing

and not worrying about what others think about it
is a huge hurdle for me
and a great feeling
Today  slowed down a bit though, I posed for the "NEW" boudoir ad
"Picture soon"
Easy day at work right?
Melissa also photographed Juju's (g-ma's) new jewelry line
LOVE IT

Then I searched through pics to meet requirements for
Forsyth Woman's Engaged magazine...
While I was searching
 I found these to share
Pippa's latest photo-shoot (Melissa's dog and studio mascot)


Real Life Photography's new logo....Check out Melissa's blog here

"Quote Love"

Thanks for reading ya'll...hope everyone is having a great week

Nov 30, 2011

Photo-booth Friday

A collection of all the photo-booth pics from the week!

Polaroid

Curly Hair


Christmas Tree


It was snowing in Va.

Me+Melissa

Frame wall behind me=LOVE

New Black Tips

Nov 28, 2011

WTF Monday

Oh bejeezies,
Here we go y'all
Things that made me say WTF this week...

Wall decals are not as simple as they look

And not all levels are "level"
The quote on my wall would be s
                                                     t
                                                         r
                                                           a
                                                             i
                                                               g
                                                                 t

if they were

Black Friday...Oh yea that was fun
"So fun me and my 78 year old g-ma ate
in a bar/pub for lunch...wonder why??'"

Hunting trip = boring time for me

Christmas time is expensive

Our dog is a nomad....no really...he wonders aimlessly
and doesn't come back for days
we expect drug use










What I'm doing at 1am

Listening to this song right now...
Love it


                                      


Nov 27, 2011

The BIG 100



Just wanted to say



to all my followers and readers!!
I saw I hit
100 followers today and have over
10,000 views
It really made my day to see that
 I put alot of time into this blog making
it what I thought people would like to read...
It has changed alot since I started
Now I write what I'm feeling
and try to bring everyone a few things they might be able to use
in there own life
recipes
d.i.y. projects
how to make your very own blog button
And hopefully I get a smile out of a few people
 using my self proclaimed Witty humor

Thanks so much for sticking around y'all
(I think I'm almost 7 months old now)

Hope everyone has a great week

Recipe Sunday



So I really hope ya'll are hungry
I have some great recipes on the way...
Both of which I found via Pinterest (add me here)
Anyways as if I would scour any other site looking
for delicous & cute recipes

Pinterest is the best

"They always point me in the right direction"

First up

Sandwhich Sushi


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Roll cheddar cheese, cucumbers, cream cheese and turkey up in a piece of white bread

Could it get any easier??

Head here to visit the adorable site of the creator of this simple yet fun snack

Second up

Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

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Ingredients

2 cups chocolate cookies or biscuits
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract butter
8 tables unsalted butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
12 ounces strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced            
Instructions
In a sealable plastic bag, thoroughly crush chocolate cookies  with a rolling pin. Add cookie crumbs and sugar to a bowl. Melt butter and blend well with the crumb-and-sugar mixture. Press into the bottom and up along the sides of a buttered and floured 8-inch tart pan. (A springform pan or regular pie pan are also good options.) Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm.

While crust is setting, beat cream cheese in a bowl until soft. Add sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract, and beat mixture until fluffy and smooth. In a separate chilled bowl, beat whipping cream until firm peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese. Add the filling into the chocolate crust and spread out evenly.
Arrange sliced strawberries on top of cheesecake. Cover and chill for a couple of hours before serving.

"So trying this soon"

Visit Ivillage here for more great recipes
I saw some great recipes for "Thanksgiving left-overs" there
Click here for that





Nov 26, 2011

One more "quote"


I found this via
Pinterest where I find everything
it was labeled under quotes so I figured why not
share just one
more quote
before the stroke of midnight

"I think we all should take a moment to
appreciate what we have regardless of the label
associated with the relationship"

and ask ourselves have I been following the
10 ways to love?

I think most agree this is
...what love should be...




Quote Please Saturday



Ok ya'll here's 
just a few quotes
  "I LOVE"
Have a great rest of the weekend ya'll!!
I myself 
can't wait for it to be over 
actually very much looking
forward to Tuesday

Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in your
HEART
-Winnie the pooh






Inhale love
Exhale Hate
-Anonymous