posted on April 29, 2013 by
Since I’m going to be on vacation during Mother’s Day shopping season, and will actually be seeing my mom the day I return to celebrate both my birthday and Mother’s Day, I had to plan her gift in advance. Which is highly unlike me. I’m a total procrastinator. (I mean, I leave Weds for vacay and have yet to pack a single thing. Yikes!) But luckily, since I planned her gift in advance, I also thought ahead about putting this post together!
I’ve always thought my mom and I share a special bond since I was born on Mother’s Day. I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful mom who now seems more like a best friend than my mother. Well, that’s not true. My friends don’t bake brownies and stock up on my favorite foods when I visit. And they don’t meet me halfway up the Jersey Turnpike for a doxie dropoff. But it’s true that my mom is also my best friend, and I would buy everything on this list for her if I could! Here are some of my fave finds for moms this year – hopefully there is something for any special mom in your life!
posted on February 18, 2013 by
There is nothing girly about going to the gym…except for maybe the cute workout gear. Sweating, grunting and panting in a room full of “eye candy” is what we have to endure to get a model-inspired body. But ladies, did you know that Victoria’s Secret has workout videos to keep us looking sexy, while getting the flat toned stomach and rock hard butt we all want? They have two different series: Train Like an Angel and Sexiest Workout, both available to their Facebook fans. These videos give step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow – I watched it once and was able to do the full workout at the gym! They are also perfect to do at home. Each video only takes a few minutes and you can go at your own pace and rest when you need to. By the end of the workout I guarantee your body will feel tighter! These workouts are perfect for girly toning without getting those manly-muscles or having to use those germ-and muscle-head-packed machines. Yuck!
posted on February 08, 2013 by
Happy Friday! I’m blogging from sunny (but not super warm) Las Vegas today! We booked a trip for what was supposed to be the last night of Green Day’s tour, but that show got postponed. But since I’ve never been here before, I’m busy exploring massive Sephora’s and getting my glitter on! (And avoiding the blizzard back home!)
But I thought ahead and prepared a post for today! This Valentine’s Day gift guide was supposed to be a series of posts, but instead it’s just one huge spectrum of red and pink gifts! V-Day is less than a week away, so here are some of my favorite gifts for any special girl in your life. Can’t go wrong with anything pink, sweet or sparkly! ♥
posted on January 31, 2013 by
I’ve mentioned my obsession with the fashion-lifestyle brand IRUNLIKEAGIRL before on the blog. My friend Kelly is not only a runner and lover of peanut butter and cupcakes, but she is also the brand ambassador and she is working hard to build the business. She recently started a blog about a runner girl’s go at her dream life: building the brand IRUNLIKEAGIRL, breaking for cupcakes. Kelly is a way more of a committed runner than I am, but we do share a love of cupcakes. I’ll run for cupcakes – they are the ultimate motivator!
I totally support her blog and her dedication to the brand, so I was thrilled when she asked to interview me. She is one of the hardest workers I know and that she will achieve any goal she sets her mind to, including her dream life, cause she’s that type of girl. Check out my interview where I discuss how GirlyObsessions came to be, how I manage the blog and my day job, my lack of running, setting goals and achieving them. And how I can’t dance.
Are you a runner? Stay up to date with all things girly and running on the IRUNLIKEAGIRL Facebook page!
posted on December 31, 2012 by
Happy Almost New Year! This is the 255th (and last) post of 2012! I know I’ve said this a lot over the past few months, but seriously, where did the year go? 2012 was a great year for me – personally, professionally and with the blog. My husband and I celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary with an amazing trip to France. I was lucky enough to start a new job which I love. And I devoted most of my free time to the blog (although I should probably resolve to spend some of my free time next year in the gym), which resulted in my readership more than doubling. I am so grateful to all my readers and I have a lot planned for 2013, so I hope you stay tuned! I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year, surrounded by loved ones and filled with sparkles, champagne and realistic resolutions! Cheers, much love and see ya in 2013!
posted on December 24, 2012 by
Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I’m taking a blogging break through New Years to recharge my batteries, but I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. And to say thank you so much for your continued support and readership throughout the year! May your holidays be MERRY & BRIGHT! (And may Santa stuff your stockings with fabulously girly things!)
Much love! Ash
posted on December 14, 2012 by
We’ve finally reached the end of the Girly Gift Guide! Don’t worry, if you still haven’t finished your holiday shopping, most stores are still shipping for Christmas delivery. And if it makes you feel any better, I’m not quite done myself. And I still need to wrap everything. And yes, I’m totally freaking out. Tis the season! This last page of the Holiday 2012 Girly Gift Guide contains all your winter essentials for staying warm and cozy! I’m always cold, so I need everything on this page, and I need it all on at the same time! You can see the full guide below the collection, or by clicking here. Happy girly gifting!
1. Victoria’s Secret Fireside Long Jane Pajama, $49.50
2. American Eagle Plaid Flannel Western Shirt, $39.95
3. Boden Moss Stitch Hat, $28.00
4. Garnet Hill Dot to Dot Flannel Bedding, $18-78
5. J.Crew Excursion Quilted Vest, $110.00
6. The North Face Metropolis Parka, $320.00
7. UGG Ansley Slipper, $100.00
8. Kate Spade Big Apple Pop Top Gloves $78.00
9. Pottery Barn Cozy Cable-Knit Throw, $99.00
10. Aerie Knit Faux Fur Snood, $29.95
Check out the full Holiday 2012 Girly Gift Guide below!
posted on December 13, 2012 by
I assume that most women are like me, and that any diet you might be on just goes totally out the window during the holidays. I mean, I try to be good, but I can’t resist cookies. Or chocolate. Or pepperminty, gingerbready, eggnogy things. The next page of the Holiday 2012 Girly Gift Guide is all about indulging. Oh well, I’ll jump on the get-healthy-bandwagon January 1st, like everybody else! You can see the full guide below the collection, or by clicking here. Happy girly gifting!
posted on December 10, 2012 by
I’m a huge tech geek, and with The Big Bang Theory pulling big ratings (I’m contributing to that, I love those nerds!), geek chic is totally in right now. The next page of Holiday 2012 Girly Gift Guide is a collection of girly technology, from colorful headphones to pink cameras to smartphone-friendly gloves, which are a must-have in the winter. And how adorbs is that Call Me Maybe iPhone case? You can see the full guide below the collection, or by clicking here. Happy girly gifting!