Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here we go

Lets do a little introduction

Hi there, I'm Ashley. I'm 20 years old, and a college student majoring in History with the intent of becoming an Egyptoligist. I'm also in the very beginning stages of opening a venue in LA to host concerts, but that wont happen for a while, lots to plan! I love organizing, ever since I was young I loooooooved to organize. I also love to clean, which is a little strange but ill embrace it for now.

I'm one of those people that needs change constantly.

I always rearrange the furniture in my apartment (that I live with my dad in and luckily he doesn't really care what I move or paint, or sometimes destroy, and he supports my creativity which I am so grateful for!). If I was allowed to paint the walls, I probably would every other week, but sadly that is one thing I'm not allowed to do according to management. In the next couple of years we will be purchasing a townhouse or condo where I will be able to paint, and decorate to my hearts desire! I cant wait, I have folders of torn out magazine pages, and a file on my computer of inspiration.

But for now I work with what I've got. Which is a small two bedroom apartment, with carpet (yuck!) and three cats. I'm about 10 minutes away from Hollywood and 30 from the beach. As I am a college student, with no job (and a car payment) my decorating and crafting budget is limited. But I make do.

I come from a tiiiiiiny family, total of about 10 people. My dad is the most amazing parent ever, I grew up without my mother around most of the time and he raised two girls by himself! He had to deal with all the girly stuff that mothers usually do, including shopping, getting my hair done, and even periods. Now I can send him shopping for me and he knows what sizes to get and even what styles I like. He is amazing, and I am grateful every single day that I have him.

Although I have a lot on my plate, I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm at my best when I'm busy.

I'm at a point where I enjoy thrift and vintage stores more than malls. I prefer a worn in tshirt to a brand new one any day. I'm coming into my own for the first time and I'm very excited to see what life has to offer.

I would love to hear from anyone reading this.

If you have any tips on decorating, crafts, life, whatever please share them!

Feel free to introduce yourself, I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


P.S. My title is something my dad has always told me, never settle, know what you want and dont settle for anything less.


  1. hi Ashley!
    I noticed you like vintage clip art :)
    i hope you like my edited images i have created!
    Nice to meet you! im Keren by the way!
    cant wait to see all the crafts you make!

  2. Nice to meet you Ashley. I'm impressed that you like decorating more than malls at only 20! : ) I still have childhood memories from when I was nine about my mom's friends houses and things that I adored about them. But somehow, didn't really get into decorating my own house until I became a stay at home mom at 28. Now I look at everything and anything I can do to decorate all the time. Thank you for visiting my blog...I am a happy new follower, can't wait to see what you you've done a great job with your room! Have a great day!


  3. Hi Ashley! Thanks for popping over to my I've joined yours. Enjoy this blogland's great fun and there are awesome people out there to connect with. Love your room...and am fascinated by your studies. Wow..sounds intense. Good for you to enjoy decorating and thrifting too! It's been my stress relief for years! :)

  4. Oh wow, you guys made me smile!!!
    I admire all of you so much, and it means alot that you stopped by!
    Thank you!
    Its great to meet you!

  5. Hey Ashley,
    Thanks for following! i love your site too! You have a beautiful bedroom and I love your name never settle because I agree with your dad. I am following you back. Can't wait to get to know you a little more. Good luck with your blogging!