The Great Cover-Up

"Mom, did you know spiders don't have butts?" "No, Hayden, I did not know that. Or should I say I never thought about it." This is typical of any conversation with my 6-year-old boy. It involves body parts and/or going to the bathroom. The babycenter.com newsletter emails tell me it's a normal phase. I hope [...]

May Mashup

A FEW FAVORITES... This month has been really busy for me with clients. Some old and some new. We have been busy styling, cleaning, sorting, and packing!  I am looking forward to sharing some of these projects with all of you soon. May  always feels crazy.   I am trying to get everything I can [...]

Spring Things

Spring is a time of renewal...especially for your wardrobe! There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to replenish and refresh. Trust me, if you wait until summer, you won't be able to find what you are looking for. And if you live locally? You won't want to miss the Spring Shopping event at Ashley [...]

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder.

It's all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder. Do you know what your gallbladder does? Neither did I until a few weeks ago. I was hit with what can only be described as labor type contraction pains in my upper abdomen and ended up in the ER.  For whatever reason my gallbladder has [...]

Holiday Hell

That's right. I said it.  I tried for a better, nicer title, I really did. But this one has been stuck in my head for about 2 weeks. I don't mean to be all Grinch-like about this time of year but I haven't run into one woman that doesn't feel this way.  We all keep [...]

These Boots Were Made For Walking – Ashley’s top picks from Ashley Austin Boutique

These Boots Were Made For Walking – Ashley’s top picks from Ashley Austin Boutique

Go grab a coffee. Or a cocktail. This post is about shoes and there is no way it is going to be short. Go ahead. I'll wait. Imagine you are having the perfect dream. It's about shoes, tons of shoes. And they are displayed like works of art in a museum. And all of your [...]

You’ve lost that summer feeling…

You’ve lost that summer feeling…

You know that time of year. It may still technically be summer but even if it the temp hits 98 degrees and Nick Lachey pops out for a reunion tour you are not wearing a sundress any more (and word is the boy banders are coming back... ) Summer is over. It is done. At least [...]

Crayola Style

Remember that scene in the Devil Wears Prada where Anne Hathaway's character Andy is schooled on the history of her cerulean blue sweater? You can watch it here on Hulu.com for a refresher. Sure Miranda was mean to Andy in her explanation but she was right. On a side note how amazing was Meryl Streep in that role?!? The birth and life cycle [...]