Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New blog

Looking for my new blog? Check it out here: Between West and Main.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends November 30. I'm going to stop posting on this blog, so this should be one of the last reminders to head on over to the new blog. Don't want to lose you readers! Thanks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Don't forget...

Hey everyone! Happy Halloween!

Just a reminder to move over to my new blog, Between West and Main. I'm doing a giveaway for the new Mindy Gledhill Christmas album... go check it out!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New blog!

I've mentioned it a few times now, but I promise it's real! Now you can check it out... my new blog!

Between West and Main

I've got a "launch party" going on at the new blog... enter to win some fabulous prizes! Click on the first picture you see (girl playing the horn) and you'll find more info there. Don't forget to change your feed and start following Between West and Main!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A few laughs for the weekend

Here are a few laughs to enjoy over the weekend...

Source: via megan on Pinterest

This just made me crack up... when I was 15, I totally fell for those emails.


Source: via Becky on Pinterest

Okay, where do you rank yourself with this? I'm not sure I'm this bad, but... yes, if I lost my phone, I'd be dead.

Um... October?

So, the whole blog launching thing is taking me a bit longer than expected. My apologies. I'm switching over to Wordpress and there was a bit of a learning curve. I think I'm almost there. I'm hoping to have a "launch party" next week. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, can we talk about where October has gone? It is already October 21! Oh my goodness, you guys! We're almost to Halloween... which means we're almost to Thanksgiving... and then it's Christmas time... and then the new year. Okay. Stop, Ash. I'm just taking one step at a time and am looking forward, first and foremost, to this weekend. Why? No reason. Just a chill weekend with The Boy, catching up on stuff around the house, doing some reading for work, grabbing some dinner with my parents, you know, the norm. Basically, I'm enjoying the journey. And I'm happy doing it.

What are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Under construction

Please excuse the lack of posting... I'm trying to put a few final touches on my new blog and it is taking most of my "blog time."

In the meantime,

Monday, October 3, 2011

Look Mom! I'm on CJane!

I'm on C Jane today! Scroll down to the picture where she talks about meeting with the people at Deseret Book... I put that meeting together...and she came! I got to meet all of these bloggers:

We discussed our purposes in blogging and some other pretty great things. (More info on "other pretty great things" to come.) I walked away from that meeting feeling so inspired and motivated to go out and do good. Part of that inspiration was a makeover on my blog. I'm in the process (or rather a good friend's husband is in the process of helping me) of creating a new blog. New name, new design, everything. (Shhh...don't tell Blogger, but I'm even moving to WordPress!) Don't worry, I'll make sure you have links to the new blog when it is up and running. I'm really excited!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Reminder for [me] you

I was talking with a good friend last night about making tough decisions. Don't you love those? Ya, me too. (Or maybe not so much.) I feel like I'm pretty good at making a decision and sticking with it, however, when it comes to really big decisions, I don't want to mess up.

Her advice to me was, "Take it to Conference." (Kind of reminds me of that line from You've Got Mail when Tom Hanks tells Meg Ryan to take her decision "to the mattresses." Also a line from the Godfather, which I've never seen. I digress.)

Lightbulb. Why didn't I think of that? I wanted to share the wisdom with the rest of you and say, if you're struggling with something or seeking answers to questions, start preparing now to listen to our Prophet and the other Brethren and have faith that their words will be an answer to your questions. I know that happens and I know there will be something for you...and me.

President Uchtdorf teaches that “there are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations.” Read more of his words on preparing for Conference here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Dirty Dash

Guess what I did this weekend?

The Boy, his sisters, and I ran a 10K in the mud! Have I ever had this much fun getting down and dirty? Nope! The real name for this event is "The Dirty Dash." It's a 5/10K run with obstacle courses throughout the run, and all of the obstacle courses are in the mud. We climbed bails of hay, climbed walls, ran through mud pits, ran through a swamp, climbed through huge muddy pipes, did the tire run, waded in waist-high water and climbed over and under pipes... and slid down a huge blow-up slide. I had mud in every imaginable place, including my teeth, and couldn't have been happier.

Before the run... look how clean we are! Team Bree-Z! (Bree, second from the right, is going on a mission in a couple of weeks so we ran the 10K in her honor.)

After the run... we were so, SO dirty! And yes, we smelled.

 I do believe this will become a yearly tradition for me. I haven't laughed this hard in a very, very long time. And yes, the $4 hot shower was worth it... slightly awkward, but worth it. 

Just a couple hours after the run, I was showered (best shower of my life) and with my mom and sister for the General Relief Society Meeting. I may or may not have been picking up from my nails throughout the meeting. Gross.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Elaine Dalton

I've had the pleasure of working with Sister Elaine Dalton for the past few weeks while she promotes her new book, A Return to Virtue. These are my impressions of her after getting to spend time with her.

Read the rest of my article here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011