Last week, Caroline and I spent a few hours getting the kids’ playroom organized, cleaning up, taking out trash, and sorting through toys.
Luckily she’s three, so I could entertain her with something while I quickly stuffed unused toys into a large bag to take to Goodwill.
After reading Shonda Rhimes’ The Year of Yes, I was inspired to get rid of things in my house that don’t bring me immediate happiness or that clutter it up – when the house is cluttered, my brain is cluttered and I’m not a very effective wife, mom, or human being.
Kids don’t quite understand this concept – if you hold any toy up in front of one of my girls, immediately they have special memories and a million reasons they need to keep every single one. Therefore, Mama cleans and declutters the playroom when the older kids are at school! Continue reading “Ashley Does: Playroom Clean-Up”
Having been a tomboy for much of my life, I had no idea Pantone was a thing. Or that they decided the hot colors of the year.
Now that I have embraced my inner girly girl and all things pretty, I’m in love with the Pantone website!
This year’s color, Greenery, is right up my alley. It’s beautifully natural, as well as neutral, and will work really well with the colors I already have in my life.
For me, 2017 is all about getting organized and getting rid of the things that distract me so I can really focus on myself, my business, and my family. These gorgeous Pantone palettes are helping me achieve these goals – if it’s pretty, I’m way more likely to follow through!
I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with different palettes, trying to figure out which to use in my house and which in my wardrobe.
And of course, which to use to accessorize life! Continue reading “Ashley Does: How Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Shaping My 2017”
It’s Working Parent’s Day.
I know this day is probably supposed to be for parents who work outside the home.
I was that parent for the first 2 years of my oldest daughter’s life. It’s a hard road to walk down. Knowing that someone else witnessed your child’s first steps, or first words, or an injury, or a victory…it’s hard. I have nothing but respect and compassion for parents who work outside the home. Y’all deserve all the props and paid vacation in the world.
This post is geared toward parents who work from home, but I think every working parent will find value here!
Continue reading “Ashley Does: Salute to Working Parents”
I have been married for 9 years. During that time, we have accumulated a lot of crap.
I mean, a LOT.
Add 3 kids to the mix and there’s a never ending pile on my kitchen counter, overflowing toy boxes in the living room, and clothes and shoes crammed in to every corner of our house.
What’s a girl to do, besides get a bunch of super cute bins, bags, and caddies to organize it all? Continue reading “Ashley Does: Home Organization”