bikes via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Good Morning and Happy Monday to you!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend”¦

Photo 1: Family Camping Trip

Twice a year, we go on a family camping trip with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law! It is always SO.MUCH.FUN and usually an epic disaster each and every time! One year it rained so much everything was soaked–I mean, ring-out-the-tent-wet. And last February it was so cold, in the middle of the night we found my dad in the car with the heater on just getting a “warm-up.” So, of course, this year was no different!  Mosquitoes, cold beer, long, hilarious talks until midnight, s’mores, pancake breakfasts, and inside jokes. A family that camps together stays together, that’s our motto!


Huffy Bikes, ABD Travel Mugs


earrings via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Photo 2: Let’s Get Fancy


Because I didn’t update my calendar, I accidentally double booked this weekend and RSVPed to our good friend’s black tie wedding as well! Whoops! Good thing we don’t live far from the camp ground and that the wedding was also in town, because on Saturday late afternoon we rushed home, showered, got dressed, and headed out to dance the night away and toast to of our favorites on their big day.

Our whole “camp to glam to camp” plan went almost perfectly until about 5 min. before we arrived at the wedding ceremony when I realized OMG I had on two different earrings. No lie. I was checking my lipstick in the car mirror when I realized that yes, I was in fact wearing TWO different earrings. Hilarious. With all the hustle and bustle of the afternoon and sleeping in a tent the night before I think I may have been a little tired and put on two sparkly earrings and called it a day! My sweet husband drove me to Bloomingdales in between the wedding and reception so that I could pick up a pair of earrings so I wouldn’t have to dance the night away sans jewels. The sweet ladies at Bloomies got a kick out of me running into the store in my black tie attire and saying “Help! I need earrings. FAST!” Three of them popped up with mirrors and a handful of earrings for me to hold up next to my dress until we found the ones, and I quickly threw them my card and hopped back into the car and headed off to the reception! Needless to say, there was a lot of laughing involved. 

…And then, after we danced until our feet couldn’t take any more, we got back in the car, changed into our flannel, and headed back to the campground. Also, to be fair, even if I had updated my calendar, I would have double booked us on purpose… because let’s be real… I wasn’t going to miss either of those events!



Loren Hope Earrings c/o, Liberté Dress c/o, The Providence Story Clutch c/o


list making via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog

Photo 3: Sprinkle Prep

On Sunday once we got home from our epic adventure of a weekend, I started to make a list for the week ahead and start getting in order my to-do’s for a baby shower–well, A Sprinkle!–that I am throwing for my bestie Deanna on Friday night! I am so excited to have all the girls over and shower Dee with love, tiny baby boy clothes, and sprinkled everything!

So far my list looks a lot like:

  • make decorations,
  • buy flowers, put together arrangements,
  • desserts… donuts, cupcakes, cake?, etc… 
  • drinks…hot cocoa, champagne, coffee..
  • music
  • snacks… popcorn, veggies, fruit, ummmm…?

… I have a feeling I will be spending tonight on Pinterest. 


Ashley Brooke Designs for Guildery Pillow, ABD Happy Thoughts Notepad


Hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!!  xoxo   

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