Monday, July 9, 2012

Happiness.....

One of the first blogs I ever started following was Cupcakes and Cashmere.....and it continues to be one of my favorites. Emily's effortless style, ability to whip up anything and make it look perfect and her glamorous LA life...I mean how can you not love her? I've always called her the modern-day Martha Stewart. 


One of the features she's had on her blog for a long time is Friday's Fave.....either 5 things she likes or is thankful for. This weekend I found myself tripping over numerous "small things" that make me so happy and that I am thankful for.....

sleeping in with no alarm clock set
I don't know about you but I love the glorious feeling of getting into bed Friday night and NOT setting the alarm clock....knowing that whether your body wants 5, 8 or 10 hours of sleep....it has the prerogative. 
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Saturday mornings at target
I don't know what it is about this store, but one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is grab some Starbucks and wander the aisles before the crowds pour in.

yeah i miss Target Christmas lady too....

a fresh donut from the bakery....with sprinkles
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a night out with girlfriends 
Love these girls to the moon and back!

a surprisingly good workout
Typically when I workout out myself, I feel really good afterwards but that's about it. But this week I fit in a workout that surprisingly left me soar the next day. Good work Trainer Krieger ;)

a weekend of the hills
A came across a mini marathon of The Hills on MTV this weekend and my little fingers couldn't hit "record series" on the Tivo fast enough. Besides the Hills being just an awkward reality show with lots of people staring at each other to the background of dramatic music, it takes me back to a fun time in life with sweet memories.
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ok so it's more than 5, but it was just a really good weekend.


How did you spend yours?!
XO, A

29 comments:

PrettyPhysicist said...

I love Target. I could spend all day in there, just browsing. I feel like I was a bad blog friend last week ... but I'm back now!

Danielle said...

I was a devoted Hills watcher also! I wish that show would come back on! Have a great week!

Rorie said...

Awh this does look like a really good weekend. I started Insanity and my body is sooore and it is an amazing feeling!!

Aimee R. said...

Love the Target lady, Love the Hills, and I also love the feeling of not setting an alarm...even though my body refuses to sleep in anymore :( Fun post, girl!

Angel said...

the starbucks and early saturday target trips sound amazing! we should totally do that while you're here.
i spent my saturday reading all day long. but i finished my first summer reading book - one down, four to go! i can't wait to see you and i'm pretty sure we're coming home wednesday so we can start to make our plan plan:)

Stephanie said...

I was sucked into the Hills marathon too! (and so was the hubs - he loves some LC). We even pulled up some old Laguna Beach episodes on mtv.com. Definitely takes us back!

Shannon said...

Oh yes. I don't get to eat donuts nearly enough as I want to, but when I want a donut, it HAS to have sprinkles on it.

It's the kid in me, what can I say!?

Jenna said...

So many things to be thankful for :) I looove the feeling of not setting an alarm... it's the absolute best!

Hope you have a great monday chica!

xxx
Jenna

Young and Fabulous said...

i just realized above where im writing this it says "talk to me" hahah love you

i LOVE that pic of you with your girlfrands. you are all GORGEOUS!

TRAINER KRIEGER! you need a DVD :-)

ahh i miss The Hills. It really was sooo awkward hahaha now i need to go find this on demand or Netflix or something!

looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!

xoxox

Katie said...

love each of those! I love the target lady. : ) and I miss the hills! glad you had a good weekend!

Jill@babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, Oh My! said...

im almost 30, with 2 small children and i totally watched the hills mini marathon! it was fantastic!!

Sarah said...

I totally watched some of the Hills marathon too! Gotta love it :) And when I move we can parooze the Tarjay aisles together...with our Starbucks and a donut! :)

P!nky said...

LOVE the hills, miss the guilty pleasure!

sprinkles and doughnuts, YES PLEASE!

xoxo

arianapia said...

love a good donut and a work out (huh?)

seriously enjoy target in the morning when no one is around...it's eerie but it's almost a calm before a storm. so peaceful! hahahaha

it's the little things for sure! :) happy vacation week!

Erin said...

Always gotta love the small things that make big differences in life :) Going to bed and not setting an alarm is SERIOUSLY one of the best feelings everrr! And I could always eat a donut lol!

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

I absolutely LOVE Target!!!

Alyssa said...

We just got a Super Target with a Starbucks in it. As if I wasn't already addicted to that place.

Raven said...

no alarm clock is amazing. I have got that route ever since having kids. And now I have them trained to wake me up NO EARLIER than 8:30 am. I am super mom ;)

and the Hills. LOVE when old episodes are on the tv!

and your style is always so cute Ashley!!

meghan said...

This does sound like the perfect weekend. Having not to set an alarm and having a workout that makes you a little sore along with a nigh out with girlfriends and Target? Sounds like the best!

Heidi said...

I just found out that my roommate's sister (yes, I am married and have to live with a roommate because rotations don't pay) used to be ON THE HILLS!! She worked with Heidi at the event planning place... but he said Heidi didn't actually work there, they just would bring her in and act like she did....

tricky reality scripted television.... but I still love it!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

I miss my Target store! I've been banned (by the husband) for awhile. I did sneak there about 1 week ago to pick up "just one thing" and spent $140! Ooops

I've never watched The Hills, which is crazy since I watch every other reality show on TV.

Sami said...

Okay now I totally want to steal this and use it too! I love Emily but never thought to recreate this post! I saw alot of people talking about The Hills reruns but ever since I found out that the whole thing was a sham I just can't get into it anymore! I do love going to bed without an alarm though, it's the best!

Clara Turbay said...

nice blog!

Rissy said...

hahaha I was watching the Hills this morning and your description is basically the perfect description.

You worked out hard enough that you were sore? I NEVER do that. Which is why I decided I needed CrossFit

Oh and now I want a donut... thanks a lot Ash ; )


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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

MTV has been playing both The Hills and Laguna Beach. Totally makes me happy.

Faith said...

Reading this put the biggest smile on my face. Everything you mentioned are things that make me happy too!

Have the best week!

Ashley said...

ahhh I about DIED when I saw the Hills was on. I could not stop watching. Also, I forgot how fake the show was too haha ... but I still love ittt!!!

Ashley said...

Target is my favorite!! There's always so much to look at, and buy of course.
Now you have me craving a donut..yumm..

Sara Louise said...

Waking up without an alarm whether at 6am or 9am is always the best feeling. I. HATE. THE . ALARM.
I'm addicted to The Hills. Whenever I'm doing not much of anything, I usually just throw a dvd in (I have them all because I'm a dork - except for the last season because without LC, it was just dumb) and let that be my background for the day :)