Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrate U: heritage church women's retreat

A couple weeks ago we set off to Lake Tahoe for our annual Women's Retreat. Our theme this year was based on an adorable book Celebrate You: sharing the beauty of your story.

 Celebrating You: And The Beautiful Person You Are

Gold spray painted cans embellished with ribbons held the centerpiece plants. 
Pennant flags with the retreat logo and pom poms were an added touch. 

Baby's breath are one of my favorite flower to decorate with. One bunch goes a long way, it matches all styles and it's affordable! 

I love adding in extra details to event decor, framed scriptures, chalkboards, bud vases, lamps, potted plants, runners and linens!

Stunning views, right outside our meeting room. 

xo ash 

Friday, November 21, 2014

fall home tour

This past year has been an adventure for Matt and I. We left our sweet little town of Lincoln and moved up to the mountains. This was a huge move for us since we loved our house, community and being so close to our friends and church. 

We moved just past Auburn, CA in the Sierra Nevada's. We live at a campground and are surrounded by 40 acres. We are so blessed to live on the property with Matt's sister and brother in law. God has been so good to us and everyday I am so thankful for the chance to live in this beautiful place. 

The house we moved into was vacant and has been a camp guest house. We were able to paint and decorate however we wanted to which I was super excited about. This house quickly turned into my favorite home we have ever lived in so, here we go! My first ever (fall) home tour. 

Living room 

I was on the hunt for the perfect grey in our main living area and let me tell you it wasn't easy. I ended up going with Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey

This candid photo of us on the beach is priceless :)

I love having this built in bookshelf. I've never had a built in anything before. I'm thinking of painting it white.

Don't worry it's a bb gun :)

Probably my favorite purchase ever was this chandelier. I found it on craigslist for $150.00. Craigslist has been good to me :) It adds the perfect amount of glamour to the house.

Guest Bedroom/ Craft Room 

Guest Bath 

Master Bedroom 
Headboard made by Matt see post here 

 Thanks for taking the fall home tour with me
I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving! 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

cool girl hat

Hats are my favorite accessory they add character to any outfit and most importantly they cover up a bad hair day. 
I have never bought a hat online until now. I was nervous because I love to try things on. I am pretty picky so buying things online can be more of a pain because I don't want to pay to ship things back. 

I found The Oxford Trunk on Instagram and when I saw the Kate hat I knew it would belong on my head someday :). They were sold out and when it came back in stock they were offering free shipping so I snagged it up. 

 Hat The Oxford Trunk
Sweater (old, similar colors here) Jack by BB Dakota
Initial necklace Etsy

If you are looking for hats, jewelry, clothing or accessories check out The Oxford Trunk!! 
Happy hat shopping


Monday, November 10, 2014

Asila & Dylan's Wedding Day

Guestbook: guests wrote the couple notes placed in wine bottles with random years painted on them. Dylan and Asila will open on that specific anniversary. Such a creative idea!! 

Individual succulents for each guest to take

The stunning bride! 

Rain during the reception made for amazing pictures, and fun memories!! 

I mean, come on...Is this not the most stunning picture ever! 

Venue: Precious Forest 
Photgraphy: IYQ Photography 
Coordination & Design: A Smashing Event