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September 17, 2014

Blogger Hair Crush

Back here I told you I have this massive celeb hair crush on Lauren Conrad and I still do, of course. But now that my locks aren't as long, I hunt down Courtney Kerr and her hairstyle looks like no one's business. This lady has great style sense - don't get me wrong, but I go to her blog to see what she has done with her hair. I LOVE it and I'm completely green with envy.

Do you have a blogger who's hair you completely crush on? Another one of my favorites is Gal Meets Glam. She is always killin' it with her gorgeous looks.

September 16, 2014

Fall Outfit | No. 2




September 3, 2014

Back Deck + Door Update

If you follow me on Instagram (@ashleyelladesign) you might have seen a few of these insta-updates below. A couple weekends ago my husband and I made a fabulous decision to paint our little back deck with DeckOver. What a difference it has made! I love the texture and the color. Even though I love the slate gray, my only regret is not thinking about how all those little dirty puppy paws would show all the time. Turns out, it's nothing a hose can't wash right off.
And if you know me, I can't just stop at one project. I have to go until I feel like the entire thing is complete. So, I made my to-do list for the following weekend. I grabbed some Starbucks and headed for Home Depot sans husband so I could agonize over paint colors in my own little mind. I finally decided on Behr Jamaica Bay. The French Silver swatch below was what I ended up using for the inside of the door. Loved how it turned out equally as much!


Here is the before photo. Good ol' factory white. Bland and boring.


We taped that sucker up inside and out. Which took longer than actually painting the door itself. All those windows were a real paint in the rear but completely worth it in the end.


And here's the after! Man, I just love it. We had some friends and family over that evening for a good ol' fashion Labor Day BBQ and I received tons of compliments. I'm pretty smitten with the final product. 


We have so much more to do on our back deck area but these few little painting projects have made a big big difference so far. We are throwing a BaBy Q for my sister-in-law in a couple weekends so I will be sure to share more soon.

xoxo


September 2, 2014

Favorite Fall Trends (in one single outfit!)

It's been a minute since I've posted an outfit around here. I took advantage of some of the fabulous Labor Day sales this past weekend and started loving some of the fall trends popping up all around. I'm always sad to see summer go. Actually, I'm always sad to see any season go, well except for maybe winter. She seems like she sticks around for-ev-er. But... I'm always so excited when the next season arrives. I love everything that comes with a new season - new trends, new clothes, traditions and different weather.  Here are some of my favorite fall trends that I just can't seem to snag enough of right now.

|   flannel   |   turquoise   |   ripped denim   |   fringe   |   camo   |


August 29, 2014

Favorite Labor Day Sales

Hello long lost readers! It's been far too long, I know. As many of you know, my full time job is being a teacher - which I love. I teach high school web design and technology to sarcastic, hilarious really fun high schoolers. Unfortunately, between school and The Blog Salon this blog get puts on the back burner far to often. Now that I'm back in a routine of the school year, I hope to keep up but man, it's hard! I never want this blog to seem like a "job". I blog for fun.  What better way to have some fun than with some Labor Day sales!? Here are a few of my favorites that just started...

Have a fabulous long weekend! I hope to be back next week with some exciting house updates. xoxo