Monday, July 16, 2012

Link Up with From Mrs. to Mama

So today I'm linking up with Becky at From Mrs. to Mama.

This link up is basically a *411 on, well, yourself. A quick way to introduce myself to other bloggers. Becky has made a list of questions for each blogger to answer. I chose 6.
So without further adieu.....

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging?
     For the past year or so I have really gotten into reading blogs. Fashion blogs, home decor blogs, mommy blogs, pregnancy blogs. All of it. One day I realized, ya know we have a lot of friends and family across the country that would probably like to keep tabs on what we are up to since we moved back to Illinois. We also have a lot going on right now (building a house, trying to start a family) that I kind of wanted to be able to journal all that's going on in our lives. So after I finally got over the whole "nobody is going to read this darn thing/I'm probably wasting my time"  thoughts I just decided to give it a shot even if mom and grandma are my only followers! Ha!

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
     I attended Saint Louis University in well, obviously, St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from there in 2007 with my Masters in Physical Therapy. This is also where I met Jason. We both were studying Physical Therapy and were study buddies and close friends for about 4 years before we started dating! 

3. Where have you traveled?
     My husband and I have done quite a bit of traveling. After graduating from PT school we worked for a traveling therapy company that relocated us all across the country every three months. We absolutely loved it. We have met some great friends and people all across the country. We have lived/worked every where from Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Antonio, to even a few small towns in Kentucky and Texas. I wouldn't trade those three years for anything. But after awhile we made the decision to settle down, "grow up", and move back to my hometown in Southern Illinois to be close to family. We have also been on a few great vacations to London, Paris, Rome and were married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I did a weekly blog post called "Tuesday Travels" where I posted fun pics from each of our trips if you would like to check that out! 

4. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
     When people leave the shower curtain open after they have showered, men who leave toilet seats up, when the toilet paper roll unrolls for the back instead of the front (ok why are all of my pet peeves in the bathroom?! Weird!) AND when people say I sneeze funny. Yes I know I sneeze funny, yes its obnoxiously loud and high-pitched, and NO you don't have to comment on it every time I do it. Oh and when parents let their children hang on the second story railings in the mall. I think I have a mini heart attack every time I see that. I mean come on! Am I the only person who can't stop imaging these poor  little ones plummeting to their deaths! Pull them away from the rails!!! OOPs that was way more than three, huh? 

5. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
     I have a small obsession with West Elm lately. We are in the process of picking out furniture for our new house, which is under construction, and I sort of wish I could just pay the West Elm fairy to decorate it all. 

6. Show us a picture from high school or college.
College= Cardinals games :)
7. Show us the most current picture of you or you and your family.
Us at the wineries a couple months ago
Our wedding 2 years ago....yes I know that 2 years ago isn't a recent pic but I couldn't resist!

So there it is.... the 411 on me! Thank you to Becky for hosting. I love checking in on your blog and seeing the cute pics of your little one!


  1. That is so cool that you get to travel for work. I wish I could!

    Found you through the link up!

  2. Hey there! I found you through the link up! Your wedding pics belong in magazine, they are beautiful!

    Stop by my blog if you have time!

  3. So glad I found your blog through the link up! I am loving your blog, you are gorgeous girl. And WOW your wedding pics are AMAZING!

    You have a new follower :)

  4. Found your blog through the Link Up and I have to say I am so glad I did... I am a St. Louis native & love the pic at the Cards game!! Also, your wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous! :)

    {New follower!!}

    <3 Melissa

  5. How completely gorgeous are your wedding photos!!

    Here from The 411 and your newest follower! :)

  6. Bahaha just died laughing at your TP picture!! My husband is SO OCD about that! I put them on wrong once in awhile, to see if he notices, and he does.Every.Time. Love your wedding photos; simply beautiful. From the linkup!!

  7. Okay, your wedding photos are gorgeous! Can you and the hubs be any cuter? And girl, I have a serious prob with West Elm too! So glad I found your blog! Happy to be following along!
    Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

  8. Linked to your blog from Becky's! These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! West Elm is amazing:)

    LOVING your blog!

  9. You guys are adorable! That is really neat that you were able to travel all over. We're a military family and have lived in two different countries in the last three years. We are also looking forward to getting back and settling down in one spot. I look forward to following along with your homebuilding journey!

  10. Love your wedding photos!! Stunning. We love wineries too! Followed you. ;)

  11. Hello! I just came across your blog! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  12. That's really neat that you traveled with your jobs together.
    I'm totally with you about the toilet roll - I will even go as far as to switch it the right way at friend's and family's homes.
    Love the pictures from your wedding, gorgeous!
    Great answers :D

    Stopping by from Bloggers 411 ♥

  13. I have heard from Mike's family, esp Aunt Doris she/they read them.. So it isn't only Momma and Mama.. .. You got the shower curtain and TP from me.. I even switch them when I vivit friends or family.. Sorry family and friends.....
    Love you,

  14. Girrllll you and your husband look SO cut in the oldschool pictures! I love highschool sweethearts so much :D

    1. Thanks Michelle. We actually didn't meet until college and didn't start dating until grad school. So maybe gradschool sweethearts! ;)

  15. You know what's funny is every single one of your bathroom pet peeves is mine haha! Totally OCD about the toilet paper thing!

  16. I need that toilet paper graphic for my bathroom! My boyfriend always says he just "grabs it and puts it on," but it's backwards every.single.time. I hope my boys don't pick up his bad habits.

  17. It definitely isn't only family that reads your blogs..I'm keeping up on the house progress.

  18. Hi Ashley, Your wedding pictures are so, so beautiful. I really love how simple your blog design is - it looks amazing! I just started blogging too in May with all the same thoughts and reasons you did and so far it has been such a fun process and a really accepting group! Glad to have found your blog and I'm excited to be a new follower :)

  19. I found you through the link-up, your blog is so cute!! :)

  20. what a cute blog! awesome dress girl! holy you've traveled a lot! Yay to some awesome vacay spots! Love your pet peeves and your 411 and lol cause I am still trying to figure out which toilet paper picture is the right way hahahaha!