Friday, May 8, 2015

The Friday Four

TGIF people! T G I F! I saw this post on Juliettes blog. Girl is hilarious! Check her out!
So here we go!

4 names people call you:
1. Shari (shu-ree, not sherry. its my middle name)
2. Grace (my mother calls me this because of my ridiculous ability to trip over air)
3. Shlee (my best Amy started calling me this)
4. Turkey (my husband calls me this, I always respond with calling him

4 jobs you've had:
1. I have worked at 2 different optometrist office (eye doc). Not my calling. I am not customer service oriented and/or have much compassion.
2. Body Central a women's retail store. It was fun for the most part while it lasted. I worked with a lot of girls my age. & I got a 40% employee discount!
3. Safety Department at a trucking company. I got cussed out on the daily by truck drivers. Absolutely hated that job.
4. Babysitting in my pre-teen/teen years. At one point I watched a 2 year old, 4 year old and 8 year old at the same time. All girls. They are all grown up now and it makes me feel extremely OLD.

4 movies you watched more than once:
1. Twilight (the whole series. yes I am that girl)
2. The Holiday. LOVE this movie. Its my favorite Christmasy movie to watch. Its good for year round too though.
3. Romeo & Juliet I can pretty much repeat every line of that movie. Leo was gorgeous!!!

4. Moulin Rouge. I can repeat this movie also. & sing all the songs!

4 books you would recommend:
1. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (be ready to cry.. but its so good!)
2. Sundays at Tiffanys
3. True Believer
4. The Host (I have not seen the movie, but the book is great)

4 places you've lived:
1. Florida
2. NYC (lived here for 6 weeks for a Musical Theater program at the New York Film Academy)
I don't have 2 other places because I have never moved! & don't plan on it :)

4 places you've been:
1. Austin, TX
2. West Virginia
3. The Canary Islands, Spain for a missions trip
4. Okaloosa Island, FL (right between FT Walton Beach & Destin, last weekend my hubs & I took a 3 day weekend vaca. The beauty of living in FL! )

Take me back!!!

The water was GORGEOUS!

despite his facial expression my husband was having the time of his life #becauseheswithme #duh

my spiffy beach hat #noididnotattendthekentuckyderby
4 places you'd rather be now:
1. uhh Okaloosa Island hello?!?! #lol
2. Sleeping in my bed with the air on about 65 degrees #heaven
3. I'll even take the beach here where I live... The water isn't as gorgeous as on the gulf but hey its still the beach right? #FLgirlfolife
4. Who am I kidding?! Anywhere but work would be wonderful right now! #TGIF

4 of your favorite foods: (only 4?! ha!)
1. Italian
2. Seafood! Especially the crab dip at this place we went on our vaca... Heaven in my freakin mouth y'all.
3. Good 'ole southern barbecue. If you are ever in Northeast FL you have to go here! I promise you won't regret it.
4. Chocolate cause duh.

4 things you are looking forward to this year:
1. Daytona Beach on Memorial Day weekend in a couple of weeks. Did I mention I live in #FL & I love the beach?!
2. West Virginia vacation in July with my husband to see his mom's side of the fam. THE most peaceful vacation we take. The weather is amazing, the food his Mammie cooks is even more amazing! #foodandfam #thatsallineed
Andddddd on the way to WV we are stopping in ATL for one night to go to a Braves game! I am SO excited about it! I am not even a baseball fan but I know its gonna be a good time. #mylittlebrotherwillbejealous
3. St. Augustine vacation with my best friend in August for her bday! (obviously vacation is my favorite thing ever.) We always take a little 3 day weekend trip for her bday. About 4 years ago we took a 5 day trip to Daytona. That was before we were married and had responsibilities lol... But it doesn't matter if we are together for 2 hours or 2 days we always have the best time.


More #heavininmymouth Check it out!

Obviously we go on vacation to eat Check this place out too!

4. My husband graduating, he has worked so hard! So proud of him! & me getting closer to graduating with an accounting degree!

4 things you are always saying:
1. "You're ruining my life right now...." (I am a slight drama queen sometimes to say the least)
2. "You're an idiot" (When I'm driving. I really think FL has THEE worst drivers ever.)
3. "Seriously?!!" (Also mostly when I am driving... #rage)
4. "I am so over this" (Usually referring to work or school work)

4 tags:
1. Check her out!
2. Another spot to visit in FL #SHOPPING
3. Get free stuff!
4. This will change your life
Annnnnndd one more cause I do what I want.. THIS GIRL is amazing. Love the tone of her voice & the harmonies.

Welp. Thats all folks! I feel like this turned into more of a vacation post than anything. But whatevs! You have some tips if you ever come to FL. :)

Happy Friday Y'all :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

#YSLMascara #Influenster

Hiiiiiiiiiii everyone!

Today I am bringing you a little beauty review! If you haven't heard of #Influenster you are missing out! Sign up on their site, answer questions about yourself, do reviews/surveys and you just might get picked for a #VoxBox! Its awesome! Who doesn't love free stuff?!

I recently was lucky enough to get picked for the #YSLVoxBox! I was so excited to receive this box because hello?! YSL is a VERY high end brand! In my opinion. So I couldn't wait to get my hands on this mascara!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE clumpy thick mascaras. Some girls hate it! But I am not about some natural lashes. Gimme them clumpy thick lashes girl! This YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils mascara is definitely a thick clumpy mascara. It has a very wet formula also. When I first started using it I really loved it! But honestly after awhile it gets TOO clumpy. It becomes really hard to work with it and to not get it all over your face! So I am kind of in the middle about this one. I like it but I don't. & honestly I would not buy it for $32. It doesn't seem worth it to me. ESPECIALLY when there is cheaper drugstore brand mascara dupe!

The #Dupe is Loreal Voluminous Mascara! With a whopping price of  $7.99! (on sale on this site!)
I have been using this mascara off and on for a few years. I love it! I knew immediately when I first used the #YSLMascara that it reminded me of the Loreal mascara. & to me the Loreal is better than the YSL! Seriously! The Loreal is clumpy also but it doesn't get crazy like the YSL. They have pretty similar brushes too! The YSL brush is slightly bigger.
So sorry #Influenster but I would not repurchase this product. I will be sticking to my Loreal Voluminous instead!

Don't forget to check out #Influenster! You won't regret it! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Loving People

Do you ever have one of those moments in church where you're like oh crap.... He's talking to me. He's calling me out! This is uncomfortable! Ok man I get it! Stop stepping on my toes please!.... I call it "the pastor was reading my mail today". I don't know where that phrase was started. But it was something I heard frequently in my Pentecostal upbringing. (no we did not swing from chandeliers and/or have snakes in the sanctuary blah blah blah etc etc) Back to my point... A few weeks ago I had one of those moments. Our pastor was talking about loving people. "Love God. Love People." the phrase goes. I've always been so turned off by that phrase. Right or wrong as that may be. I guess I just always thought of it as a cliche "churchy" thing to say. Like "God is good, all the time. & all the time, God is good." etc... 
A phrase someone says just to make themselves look good. Look "holier". & its pretty much ironic that I say "churchy". Cause a lot of people would look at me & think "churchy". I'm a church kid. Born & raised. There every time the doors were open. Went on every youth group trip. Sang in the choir. Sang in the praise band. Became an Honor Star through the girls Missionette programs. (look it up). The list goes on... But yet I am turned off by that "churchy" phrase. You want to know the real reason why? The root of it - is because I am in no way shape or form a "people person". Never have been. People get on my nerves. I know that's harsh & ugly but it's the truth. I have always been content by myself. I can sit in a room in absolute silence, not talking, nothing. & I'm good. I like being quiet.... I know some of you are probably thinking wow! She's rude! I enjoy everyone of your comments & responding to you guys! I appreciate my readers. So please don't run away. Just hear me out. :) 
I am just not a people person. Bottom line. & have no desire to be. BUT something my pastor said really hit me hard that day he was "reading my mail." 
He said "the way you love people is a direct reflection of the presence of God in your life" 
....Talk about OUCH. Punch in the face!
I never saw the depth of "Love God. Love people" because I never really understood what it meant until now. If nothing else in this life, we are supposed to show people the love of Jesus Christ. Love them the way God loves us. Talk about stepping back & doubting myself a little bit! Or try A LOT. I never had thought about it that way. 

Take 1 Corinthians 13 and put your name in it...
"Ashli is patient. Ashli is kind. She does not envy, she does not boast, she is not proud. 
She does not dishonor others, she is not self-seeking, she is not easily angered, 
she keeps no records of wrongs..." (NIV)
I honestly feel like I can't say I am even half of those things!
Pastor said that where your weakness is Jesus is. Jesus can fill in the weak spots. Obviously I 
can't do it on my own. I have to be dependent on Him. I am nowhere near where I need to be in this area of my life. I know that this possibly is going to be a life long struggle for me. It's one of my weak spots. But if I let Jesus come in and work on those weak spots I am headed in the right direction.

Are you a people person? Or the opposite like me? 
What are your weak spots?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Randoms on a Thursday

Hi Folks! I know its been bare around here so I thought I'd do this little "currently" questionnaire! Borrowed from Allie :)
Making: an effort to eat healthier & get serious about my work outs again. No, I did not make a "new years resolution" to do this. But I am trying.... also making beauty YouTube videos now if you haven't noticed in my previous posts. :)

Cooking: BLAH! Thats how I feel about cooking lately. I have no motivation. I made homemade pizza last night. Little tip: add red pepper & oregano to your sauce. It will do amazing things to your pizza.

Drinking: water. & of course had a delicious Coca Cola earlier today. Referencing back to that whole eating healthier thing. Its a work in progress.

Reading: a book Santa (aka my hubs) gave me for Christmas. Rhythms of Grace. Check it out.

Wanting: ALL THE MAKEUP! All the new makeup coming out really. Like I need more. I know. Its a problem.

Looking: forward to things to come. finishing school (a long way off), singing at our new church, buying a house at some point.

Wishing: I was on vacation right now. I could use a tropical vaca. Getting a massage at a resort on the beach somewhere. My dream vaca.

Waiting: for 5 o'clock. duh.

Liking: my praise & worship music lately. well I always like it, but I've been mostly listening to just p&w lately.

Wondering: what mine & my husbands future holds.

Loving: our new church we have been attending the past few months.

Needing: some delicious coffee. & a piece of pumpkin bread from Sbucks. #allthecalories

Smelling: my Pacifica Island Vanilla Hand Cream. Try it out!

Wearing: my little moccasin shoes, that I think are really meant to be house slippers, but I wear them to work anyways. #idowhatiwant  & jeans/shirt of course.

Feeling: excited tomorrows FRIDAYYYYYY

Opening: my water bottle, spilling water down my shirt. #thestruggle
Sad excuse for a post but hey! It is what it is! 
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