Okay, kitschy title, but seriously am obsessed with this dress. And brightening up my wardrobe. I wear a lot of black and neutrals running errands and working out, and at this stage in the pregnancy marathon, I'm not exactly having a SundayFunday at the beach getting tan. My skin is fairly pale (ok- pastey Elmer's glue white). It's nice to wear color that pops and makes me feel pretty.
If you're reading other blog posts, I don't think it's a big secret that I've been wearing spanx occasionally. But, yesterday, I went down a red carpet feeling perfectly fine NOT wearing any because of this dress material (comes in different colors, too- if you try the white, lemme know!). The textured stretchy dress works well with keeping certain things discreet. I played with my stepson (who insisted on being in the picture above!) at the MILK+BOOKIES event (like had a serious dance party, sat at a kids' table coloring, sat on a bean bag, etc.) and the dress remained comfortable. I think I'll buy it another color. oh and Ps- I am wearing the xs. It was a bit snug, but stayed in place. This may be a good dress to read reviews, but at this price and free shipping, I'm telling you it's worth a try. Plus, I read plenty of women are wearing them during "transitioning" from prenatal to postpartum and beyond. The fabric is such that it would work way after pregnancy, so I'm pinking ahead. Ha! Again, lemme know if you give it a try!
pps- tried out a few makeup tricks I learned from the video I did with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg: TUTORIAL HERE. The products are below. The Makeup Fix is so affordable and kept my makeup totally in place for hours. I loved Kate's nude lipstick; I layered it with a pink gloss that kept it natural and complimented the dress.
Thinking about dating someone with children? 😁I’ve read so many emails off my blog from people asking questions on this topic. I’ve written posts in the past to answer, then decided it wasn’t the right time to open up. However, TODAY IS! I don’t have advice but made a list of questions to consider based on my own experience. And I’m not sure why, but today seems like the right day to share! 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️Maybe someone out there needs to read it? It’s raw and realistic;) Btw, this is MY FAMILY. My beautifully blended family last weekend at @disneyland. 🧚♀️Tag someone you know in the dating scene. Or someone that’s a stepmom/stepdad. I love learning from you all. Link in bio. ❤️ or AshleyAJones.com
Ps- notice Hayden won’t touch Minnie in the last photo, just like the large Easter Bunny. He doesn’t discriminate! Lol 🤣 #huckandhayden #haydenjh #instafamily #instaparents
#TBT to playing Sandrine Gerber opposite the talented #SimonBaker on @mentalist_cbs. This southern girl was a trip! Who watched #TheMentalist? @snappytoes
Hey weekend, I can see you! .
....Oh just kidding. I’m a parent. 😉#loveeverymoment #babyshark playing on Alexa at 7am
#HumpDay 📸: @ographr
Still completely unsure of the huge rabbit creature; no touching allowed. However, a vast improvement from last year🐰🐰. .🤣
Name something better than toddler kisses....Go ahead, I’ll wait;) 😜💋👶🏼
Enjoy the weekend. We’re up too early for a family day at the #happiestplaceonearth. I’m earning these kisses.💋💋
Yesterday, my dad played t-ball with Hayden for the first time. ⚾️Then, my parents played with both the boys after Huck got home from school. THEN, my dad visited @bigbangtheory_cbs _cbs the for the first time! 💥⚡️It was a good day. Will be hard to top, but let’s see whatcha got Wednesday.✨✨#gratefulheart #seeStories
Shine bright this week, friends☀️🌈🌟
Doing some press this morning for HOME KILLING QUEEN. The title says it all! Watch the drama of the Manning family unfold MAY 11th on @LIFETIMEtv 🖤 Right in time for #mothersday 💛
One of these things is not like the others.🤣 #iNeedATan #fauxofcourse 🌝🌝oh and more proof we really hang out outside of the studio😜#tvfamily #boldandbeautiful #weekendvibes #myfriendsarehot 💥💫 🤩🤩 #funinthesun
Thx for the Malibu hospitality @jennifergareis. . .
#makingmemories #huckandhayden #haydenjh #familybeachday #boldandbeautiful #malibudream #perfectday #beachkids #pepperdine (I went to school with this view🤗🌈)
I don’t wanna brag, but I got to hang w the cutest baby girl today... #babyfever #girlgang 🥰🥰🥰 adore you all 😘
@zoekatrinadandrea @katherinekellylang @jennifergareis #tvfamily #myfamily❤️ @boldandbeautifulcbs #boldandbeautiful
Awww...this popped up in memories today from three years ago when I was pregnant with Hayden. Huck was one year older than Hayden’s age now, touching his little brother👼🏻 That face!
Talking about the “two week wait” on the blog today. If #BBT means #TCC in your mind, this post is for you. Hint, I’m not referring to the Big Bang Theory. Link in bio.
Ps- I was still playing Parker on #GH just wearing sweaters!! Lol
Some days just are.
How was yours? #haydenjh
@ohjoy + @mixbook + @shrinershospitals = 💜💙💚❤️💖💛🧡🌈⭐️
#ohjoyformixbook 📸: @amytangerine 😘
Explaining to @oscarthehappy that he’ll always be my baby puppy. In no way did I try and replace him with Blueberry Cook (swipe left). But he wasn’t having it. We had to recreate that photo anyway (last slide). 🙄🙄🙄Pugs can get so dramatic and jelly! 🤪🐶 🤣
#nationalpuppyday #pugsofinsta #pitsofinstagram #adoptdontshop
#furbabylove #pugsnuggles #fourleggedfriend
Happy Thursday, y’all.
Make it a special one.💫 so tired today, but gonna put on 💄and a great attitude and keep going! (I accidentally posted this, deleted it, then reposted so it’s that kinda morning!)🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ anyway....
Throwing back to a meeting last week where I only needed two things in my back pocket: my pass to get on the lot, and @tightlipd lipgloss packets. 💋💋💄It was a good meeting, so fingers crossed! 🤞🏼🤞🏼😉 Ps- tag a friend who needs a #onthego #pursefree lipgloss:) I’ll send a few of you all some to try!!
Never a dull moment. ⭐️ behind the scenes and in front. #bigbangtheory #outoforder
Hayden is ecstatic about his new play-doh section in the pantry 🤣 and I’m ecstatic about the organization. #momlife Regarding organization: who wants to win a pantry makeover valued at $5000? Can you even imagine? Eeep! #ad All the details to enter are up on the blog today! These Easy Find Lids™ by @Rubbermaid fit together (and STAY together as you can see) so you are never searching for lids to keep your food fresh. #Rubbermaid is giving one of you a MAJOR MAKEOVER. GO check out the blog along with tips from experts on maintaining an organized pantry. Ohhhhh I hope someone I know wins this #makeover! How often do you go through and maintain your pantry? #EasyFindWin #Rubbermaid ps- Hayden had so much fun, I added too many photos on the blog. Thx😘 @joelhenricks for taking them all. #StayOrganized #pantrymakever
#createspace #kidscrafts #craftsection #boymom #toddleractivities #busymom #workingmom #giveaway #parents #parenting #pantrytips #pantryorganization #declutteryourlife
Our son Huck was with us this weekend. I asked him what he wanted to do this time. He said visit the Huntington Gardens and hang out with his family. Good choice, Huck. Happy St. Patrick’s everyone! One of my very favorite blessings comes from the Irish:
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm on your face, may the rains fall soft on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
32 years! 💫 Wow! Congrats, @boldandbeautifulcbs, the Bell Family, writers and crew:) What a privilege to be a part of this iconic show! And a huge thanks to the VIEWERS that have gone on this journey with us. (More party fun in stories😉) @cbsdaytime
#boldandbeautiful Oh and styled by the talented @kaleycuoco ⭐️ 🤣 but for real! #styledbycuoco .
#boldandbeautifulcbs #boldandbeautifulitalia #bridgetforrester #logangirls #soapopera #daytimedrama #beautiful #amourgloireetbeauté
It’s safe to say my kids thoroughly enjoy @chickapig the book. Huck (6) is doing a great job reading it to me. I love the #dreambig concept of the book and want to share WITH YOU. So, WIN your own copy PLUS the Chickapig game AND the cute plush chick! Perfect #Easter package! Details below.
Ps- for anyone like me that’s been a @davematthewsband fan forever, it comes full circle! Dave is part of the @chickapig team that created this sweet character!
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