Thursday, January 8, 2015


Somehow it's Friday and Christmas is almost officially out of our house. I like to wait until Epiphany to clear it all out mostly because I think I should have Christmas decor out for longer than my halloween stuff. Ellie is going to be so sad when our trees "disappear" but I'm sure she will get over it.  


I am hoping to simplify things in our home this year. I started with Christmas actually by not putting out all my decor and I have a confession I liked it better. My house seemed cleaner but just as festive!  So organization is one of my main goals, oh and de-cluttering, this year. 


The Walking Dead has been playing in our house since the first episode premiered. I have been present in the room for almost every single episode but not always paying attention (thank you blogging, IG and FB). However, I watched the last season this fall and needed to know more. Thankfully AMC had my back and had a marathon on New Years and Thomas made sure to record them for me. I am addicted. Things are making so much more sense now and I cannot wait for February 8 to get here. I mean I can wait but can't, you get me right?


Life on the Parsons Farm

Toddler Tuesday is coming back to the blog and I would love to have some more guest bloggers sharing your experiences! If your interested just shoot me an email and I will get you scheduled!!


I don't know what it is but something about the new year gives me the inspiration to start planning Ellie's birthday! I know I have until May so it's a ways off but I am just so excited to pull it all together.  I was flipping through my December issue of Martha Stewart and saw this cake that is the inspiration for Ellie's party. Not sure if I'm going to make the cake myself or source it out but I'm just so excited about it!!


Speaking of planning things for Ellie, I really want to start transitioning her into her "big girl" room. Due to our finances it has to be done on the cheap but that is totally ok. When we designed (I use that word very loosely) her nursery we had to have it be very gender neutral since we were adopting and couldn't be sure what we would come home with - so I want to make sure her toddler room is extra girly with a hint of rustic/country and vintage. 

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♥ Ashley


  1. That cake!!!! And declutter is my word of the year too, so refreshing!!

  2. Oh my gosh, that cake is adorable! My daughter just turned one so I won't be planning again for a while, but it's always so fun to look.

    I also wanted to stop and let you know that the High Five for Friday link up has a new home! We'd love to have you as a part of it, this week or any time in the future! Have a great weekend :)

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin

  3. that cake is too cute!!! Makes me nervous that you're already planning a party for May and Palmer's birthday is in 2 weeks and I've done ZERO planning!!

    Thanks for linking up for our Saturday Spotlight!!!

  4. hi! visiting from saturday spotlight link up. my hubs and i are obsessed with the walking dead! can't wait till feb for it to start back up!! :D

  5. That is the most marvelous cake ever! That will make for a great party inspiration.
    And declutter should be my word of 2015.


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