Tuesday, August 26, 2014


You may know by now that I am a wife, mom, blogger etc. 
If you have have explored my blog you may have even seen that I'm a photographer. This is a huge passion of mine and recently I had an awesome mentoring session with Kathleen clipper. She totally inspired me to focus more on the style of photography that I love the most. {Fashion Photography} I love being able to be in a more creative setting. 
This is one of my photo shoots that I did as a part of a series on true beauty. 

To see more check out my photography blog

Ashley Reed  

Friday, August 22, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Crops and Bodycons

Finally have a Maternity Fashion post up!

I am now 19 weeks and 3 days.

Let's be honest. This pregnancy has not been at all what I thought it would be. 
I knew it would be hard but not this hard. They weren't kidding when they said every pregnancy is different. There is absolutely nothing I could count on from my last two pregnancies. Everything has been amplified by 100 and brand new stuff too.
I'm getting through it though. I'm working around it. That's all a mama can do right.
I'm thankful that the hubs is being supportive and helpful when I can't do things. 
 Meat! I want meat at all meals. Bacon, cheeseburgers, steak, all that jazz! Baby loves it too. He kicks me so much when he gets meat. He's already a little hungry boy. 

Shop My Outfit

Crop top: Wetseal.com {similar}
Skirt: Forever21.com {similar}
shoes: amazon.com {similar}

Monday, August 18, 2014

{gender reveal} Drumroll please.....

I know a lot of you have been waiting super patiently and I appreciate it. 
Thanks to one of our many screening tests we were able to find the sex out of the baby a lot earlier than expected. So we've kinda known for awhile.......We are finally letting the cat out of the bag!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kiss the Cook

I haven't tried any new recipes lately. But I thought I would share one of our favorites that are now a staple in our weekly meal plans.

We have consciously tried to switch out a lot of ingredients in our food to make them a bit healthier for us. They have turned out to be really awesome and we can't get enough!


We switched ground beef for ground turkey and we can't even taste the difference.
As well as making our own taco seasoning. It's way better than buying the packaged seasoning. They end up having too much "extra" stuff that we don't want. 

1lb Ground Turkey
Corn taco shells
cheese {we shred block cheese ourselves. Supposedly the bagged stuff is more processed}
Plain greek yogurt {instead of sour cream}

Taco Seasoning

1Tbl Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Brown meat, rinse
Add seasoning to meat. Add 1/3 cup water

Happy Fiesta!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Conversations with a five year old

Watching a game show
Mommy: woohoo I got it right
Riley: you're not in the game 

Mommy: Matthew mconaghey 
Riley : monkey anyway?

Riley: can we have some time before bed
Mommy: yes we can have a little
Bit of time
Riley: yay let's watch a show .... No sports daddy no sports 

Riley: mommy you have two zits on your forehead
Mommy : thank you....
Riley: I have a booboo! {smiles}

Friday, July 25, 2014

{Conversations with a Five-year old}

"I wasn't meant for messy when I was born"

Mommy : can you be quiet I can't answer you and listen to GPS at the same time
Riley: are your ears not working today ?

Mommy: We need to get our nails done again

Riley: For real

Riley: mommy you want some juice?
Mommy: no
Riley: what a fuddy duddy

Riley: can we go to the grocery store
Mommy: we have to make a list first. Your cousin is requesting chicken cordon bleu
Riley: is that food? 

{Listening to Adele}
Riley: she "set fire to the rain"
Me: yep
Riley that's crazy 

{watching back to back cleaning commercials}
Riley : no oxi clean is better so we'll see about that

You want Lysol? It keeps your family safe

Riley: How old are you mommy?
Mommy: We don't speak of it.
Riley: How old are you daddy?
Daddy: 28
Riley: That's old.....you guys are going to have white hair soon.