Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party

Hello, "Ultimate Blog Party" participants!!! If this is your first time visiting my blog, thanks for stopping by!
My name is Ashley, and I am a 25 year old girl who has been saved by the redeeming grace of God. I am married to my amazing and loving husband Jeff, a mom to our sweet boxer named Starbuck, and a toddler teacher at an Early Head Start center. I started this blog in September of 2011 as a way to share my testimony, my love for God, my love for writing, marriage tips, recipes, craft ideas, and many other things as well. God has done immeasurably more for me than I could have ever imagined and I am forever grateful to Him for all of the many blessings that He has given me. Here are a few things about me, my blog, and my crazy beautiful life...

My amazing, sweet husband Jeff. I love this man more than words could ever express. I met him at the young age of 17, became engaged to him at 18, and married him at 19. We will be celebrating 6 years of marriage this year. Jeff is not only my husband, but is also my best friend. I could not have asked for a better husband than him, and I thank God for him everyday. Sometimes I sit back and am just amazed at this undeserved gift the Lord has given me through him. I am also very passionate about marriage and will do all I can to stand for the sacred institution.
My domestic side: I love all things homemaking, and am honored to fulfill this role in my home. I really enjoy baking, decorating, cleaning, (Yes, I really do enjoy this!) and cooking.
My love for Music: I love music and find that I experience God the most through praise and worship. I feel like for me personally, music allows my soul to say to God what my brain doesn't know how to. Here are a few of my favorite songs by my favorite artists...
The Reason Behind it All: I was raised in a Christian home, but never experienced a personal relationship with Jesus until 2005. I was living a life of sin and was in the deepest, darkest pit that I have ever been in. I am so thankful that God reached down and lifted me up out of the miry clay and shed new light upon my life. I was so undeserving and am forever humbled by the way He chose to save me. I strive to live for Him daily and want more than anything to do His will. I was once only a fan of Jesus, but because of His great love and mercy, I am now a completely committed follower.
Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my blog and were encouraged. Please feel free to follow along on this beautiful journey called life with me!  Also, I would love for you to check out my Pinterest Page! Happy Blogging :)



  1. What a beautiful testimony. And a beautiful couple. OK, I confess I love the boots, too!

  2. I've visited your site before and love your purpose and theme. I hope you'll link up to my blog hop beginning May 3rd on Bible Love Notes. I'd love to have posts with your content and heart for the Lord as a part of that hop. May God continue to bless your life and ministry. I also was married at 19, but that was 42 years ago : )
    Bless you,

  3. Hello! I'm stopping in from the party! I love that you have a boxer! We have a special place in our hearts for those big lovable dogs!

    That's a great picture of you and your husband!

  4. Love your blog :) visiting from the UBP ! I love to hear Kari Jobe and Hillsong too :) Have a great time!!!
    Our Journey

  5. I am popping over from UBP13. I enjoyed my visit.

    (link #59)

    ps. It is fun to see young bloggers.

  6. Great to meet you !! Visiting from the UBP!

  7. Just want to say I think we would be BFF's if we lived near each other. ;-) Found you through the blog party. I'm Link #22. Enjoyed reading about your passions!

  8. Hi! So glad you joined the party. So glad I did too! What a great page. I look forward to spending more time here getting to know you. Sounds like you have a wonderful story- as all of us saved by His grace do. So, glad you are using this platform to share with others. It is a wonderful journey. Amy

  9. Hi! So glad to "meet" you. Love your testimony and I look forward to reading more great things from you!

  10. Love the titles of the posts you shared...can't wait to check them out!
    -Bonnie from the UBP :)

  11. You have got to be one of the cutest couples I have ever seen!!

    I'm glad I found your blog, it seems like you have some good stuff to check out and I'm going to enjoy poking around. I'm also going to start following!

    I love that you got married so young! I got married young (at least by today's standards), at 23 and wish I had married even sooner!!

    I'm amazed everyday at how the Lord has blessed me with my wonderful husband (celebrating 11 years this month) and 7 awesome children.

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog! I'm starting a MOM 2 MOM Monday feature this month that maybe you'd like contributing to! Hope to see you at:


  12. Hello! I'm stopping by from the UBP13 hop :) What a lovely calming space you have here - looking forward to reading a bit more!

  13. Thank you all for your kind comments! They mean so much, and I'm having such a good time meeting all of you and checking out your blogs. God bless!

  14. I truly enjoyed reading your post and your beautiful testimony. I hope you enjoy the party and have a moment to stop by this week. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings from Croatia: Rosilind @ A Little R & R:

  15. Hello it is a pleasure to meet you. I used to work in a Head Start as well. I wish you a nice night.

  16. You guys are so cute! So glad to stop by and "meet" you. I am going to click on those links to find out more now!

    Blessings and Happy Week!

    (Visiting from the UBP13!)

  17. You all are such a cute couple and I am so happy that you all are happy and have made through 6 years of wedded bliss. I wish you all so many more happy years. I am stopping by via the UBP and happy to have discovered your blog.

  18. Beautiful blog!! I'm a new subscriber from UBP13!


  19. Great things for which to be thankful!

  20. Wonderful post - have a fabulous weekend :)

  21. Hi Ashley,

    It's so nice to meet you! It sounds like you and your husband have a wonderful foundation built on the Lord. That's the best way to start a marriage.You are doing some wonderful things on your blog! Thank you for linking up at Leaving A Legacy.