Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beastly and Beautiful Things

Beastly Things
Cleaning Your Oven
 I've been cleaning like a mother this week since I'm getting ready to move but, seriously, I am in amazement over how gross the oven was when I don't even use it! I mean, sure I've contributed some melted plastic to the bottom, but I think Paula Dean is sneaking in at night and using my oven. Not cool.

I am SO over packing. Like seriously, if I didn't love my wardrobe so much, I'd go Amish. I have been to Walmart three times this week for trash bags, boxes and tape-I'm pretty sure people think I'm either a murderer or a hoarder.

I was planning on uploading legit packing pictures but accidentally packed my camera cord and God only knows where it could be! 

Beautiful Things
One of the things I've wanted to do for a while is volunteer at the hospital. I started the process in Hilton Head but had to cut out of training after I got my new job offer. However, I'm already looking into it once I get settled. But something else that REALLY excites me is that I'll be able to shadow in the radiology department some weekends. It's kind of hard to volunteer on the radiology unit since its more of a quiet floor but my besties bf is a radiologist and hes' going to let me come in when he's on call some weekends. How excited am I?!

Bikram Yoga
I signed up for unlimited hot yoga sessions in ATL today and I am SO excited. I have always wanted to try hot yoga but never had the chance too. I've heard really good things about it and am excited to try!

Goodbye Parties
Kristin threw me a goodbye party in Charleston this past weekend and so many of my good friends came. We had an awesome time - of course!

Me, Kristin & "The Sweater"
My Girls

Me and Carrie
I wanted to do one as soon as I hit 100 but I got caught up with new job/moving excitment. (And yes, I will be blaming everything I'm slacking on off on the move.) So as soon as I get moved in and a good week of work underway, I will be doing a giveaway. Get excited!

Tomorrow's Friday Lovelies! I'll be making the drive to ATL but I hope you all have fabulous (short) work days and wonderful weekends ahead of you! 


Suze said...

Be safe traveling and moving to big ATL girl. That is way cool about radiology stuff , let me know how yoga goes! So sweet of your friends to throw you a goodbye party! Y'all all look so beautiful ! Perhaps the people that lived before you , never cleaned the oven?? haha and girl i felt the same way when i was moving making so many trips to walmart til i finally decided i'll just say screw boxes and threw it all together in back of my SUV and only room for one person and that was me driving! I looked like a gypsy driving down i-95 LOL.


Good luck on your move Ashley! Such a new and exciting adventure...and looks like you have some amazing things lined up already! xx

Kristen said...

you are so pretty!! hope you have a safe drive and good luck getting settled into the new place!

Sam W. said...

LOVE hot yoga!! I'm sure you will too. good luck with the move, chica. can't wait to see some pics when you are all settled.

Ashley said...

Safe travels and hope the move goes well! I will be excited to read about your ATL fun. :)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

Oh nooo not the dreaded oven cleaning! My least favorite thing about moving! Honey i've been in NC for almost four months and i'm still blaming things on the move! Milk it for all its worth! <3

hope the packing fairy helps you out! <3

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

ick, cleaning is the worst part of moving! glad you survived all that.

have a safe trip to ATL! so excited for you. hopefully, we can meet up there one day. :)

can't wait for the giveaway!!

Beth said...

you and your friends are gorgeous. good luck on the move to ATL.

Emily said...

Cute post! I agree, packing is a beastly thing. Dangit.

Katelyn said...

Have a safe trip to ATL! :)

Young and Fabulous said...

love that sweater!! you're gorgg!!!

xoxoxo happy packing!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Shoot if Paula Dean is sneaking in I hope she's leaving something behind. P.S send her to my house next.

Jocelyn said...

Yay!! I am so glad that you are moving tomorrow! Have a safe trip and let me know if you need anything! Maybe a hot wich or two? :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Wish you all the luck, sweetie. I bet its so exciting. Btw: Ive been on Bikram Yoga classes before and they are truly amazing!!! I felt so good afterwards:) Happy Friday, darling

Rissy said...

I'm going on a mini road trip today too! woo hoo

O-EM-GEE the Hilton Head Wal-mart. When I first moved there, I went to that place 3 times in one day and 10 times the whole week.

I think I mixed in some Target trips too.

Have so much fun in ATL... I cant wait to hear your review of Bikram.

megan said...

Good luck today! Hope the weather isn't too nasty!

Ashley said...

Best wishes on your "new life" in ATL! Have a safe flight and enjoy getting settled :) Um, if Paula Deen has been using your oven, she better be leaving some good food of hers! lol. Keep us updated on your hot yoga lessons! I'm suppose to be going for my first session next week! Cross your fingers for me! ha-ha

Anonymous said...

Packing is one of the worst things ever. I hate it so much. Though cleaning out the oven sounds like it may be worse... I can't wait until I have to do that (probably soon). Ugh.

jayme said...

ah you're going to LOVE bikram!

Dee Paulino said...

How fun, my sister is in radiology school and she loves it. Moving away is so tiring though, on the bright side, its like a fresh start. Good luck with everything!!

Megan said...

YUCK! I have always hated packing. Not to mention, as soon as you are done packing, then you have the terrible job of unpacking! UGH!

You are so gorgeous!! Hope you have a safe drive and a great weekend!

Unknown said...

a) you are so beautiful! love your outfit in your good-bye party pics.
b) I hate packing more than ANYTHING, so I can totally commiserate.
c) I really want to take yoga too...I'm just intimidated. You're so brave :)

Keep us posted on the progress with the move! Can't wait for you to start your new adventure! xoxo {av}

LifeasKristina said...

I was just going to write to you to ask you where you got that sweater-then I read the post below-I too am a crazy compulsive, gotta have it, kind of gal! Off to it's still there!

Good luck on the move!

Unknown said...

This post TOTALLY cracked me up! You are so cute, and your purse is to die for! (real or not hehe!!)