Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday 5 + a Giveaway!

If there is one thing that I love about blogging is the community it creates!
I have made so many great connections over the years - this year especially and I am forever grateful.

To show my gratitude to my wonderful readers I have teamed up with 4 of my favorite shops! These ladies are talented and have some of the best stuff!!  They have been so generous to help me bless FOUR lucky readers/winners this holiday season.  I have been very lucky this past year in winning several giveaways via blog and IG that I want to give y'all the opportunity to win too!!


first up is Tessa from Sweet T Shoppe.  I actually won a giveaway to receive a bunch of her headbands and clips for Ellie last Spring and they have been some of my go-to hair accessories for Ellie.  I just love them so much!!  Tessa's hair accessories are just the cutest and she has the best selection right now!!  One lucky reader will win A Headband of Choice!!! I am especially fond of this plaid one right now!


second I have Becky from Made in the Shade blog and she just opened up her fantastic ETSY shop this year!!  This girl, let me tell you is so kind and incredibly generous.  She has the cutest fur baby and an eye for style.  Becky is offering one lucky reader one of her fabulous feather ornaments, a set of three pom pom magnets, and 10% off anything else in her shop!!!  Talk about a generous gal.  I seriously about died when I first saw the feather ornament - bird things are my jam! SO CUTE!!!


third is Kristina from Alice & Ivory. I have been in love with her prints since I first saw them about a year ago on IG.  I have been faithfully following and liking just about every image she uploads.  I mean she is talented and has my dream decor style down pat.  Her stuff is whimsical and girly just the way I like it, since bringing home Ellie.  I really don't know how to choose my favorite item in her shop because seriously everything is amazeballs!!  But I had to narrow it down to one print for one lucky reader.  Since this is a Christmas giveaway and I am totally into everything whimsical and forresty this year I chose the "Oh Deer Christmas is Here" print.  I mean adorable right??


fourth I have the sweetest Jess from Sadie Sky Boutique. This girl is so inspirational and one of the nicest and most genuine girls I know!  Jess recently quit her day job to become a SAHM with an etsy shop on the side.  She also hosts a weekly linkup on her blog called "The Little Things" where she encourages us mom's to relish in the small stuff and remember those moments when our littles are being the epitome of themselves!!  She has the cutest daughter who just recently got a pet bunny and OH MY WORD their relationship is adorable!!! Jess is kind enough to offer this adorable Fair Isle Bow plus a surprise of her choice!  All of the items in her shop are so cute so you won't be disappointed!!


I just love this time of year and I'm so looking forward to continuing to create lasting memories with Ellie during the holiday season. Four years ago I started hosting a "Ladies Christmas Tea" every December and I just love it so much. I'm hosting again tomorrow and can't wait to celebrate with family and friends.  To see years past check here, here, and here!  It's changed each year as I figure out what parts of the party I really enjoy!

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♥ Ashley


  1. My favorite part of Christmas is seeing the kiddos get so excited when they get that first peek of all the presents under the tree!

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :) My favorite part about Christmas is having extended time off together as a family... and the food, the Christmas goodies are always the BEST!

  3. CUTE giveaway!! i love all those adorable bows. my favorite part of Christmas is getting together with family...and the cookies :) xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Rikshaw Design giveaway for babies on cornflake dreams

  4. Fun giveaway! All the cookies and family time! And gift giving!

  5. What a sweet giveaway! My favorite part is probably the baking which I haven't done enough of this year!

  6. My favorite part of Christmas would definitely be spending extra time with family!

  7. great giveaway!!! i love the togetherness of christmas. bringing people together, and having all the yummy treats!!!

  8. I love this! What a great giveaway!

  9. My favorite part of Christmas is all the wonderful moods everyone is in--people are more willing to share, hold open doors, give up their place in line, etc. Season for giving!


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