Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's been a long time since I have posted a blog post. Where on earth did I go? As you may know, I've been busy starting my business. A Classy Occasion is now an actual real business... YAY!!! It was official in May!

Throughout my absence here on this blog, I've been working on getting a website designed and up, a new blog, business cards, info for potential clients ready, and a whole bunch of other things that are still on my to do list. But I'm happy to say, my new site is ready; besides a few tweaks, and I have a new blog!! I hope you will visit me over there. I have really enjoyed blogging here at Blogger, but I'm now over on Wordpress; which takes a lot of getting use to. But it's great and I think you'll like the new place!!

Visit the new home of A Classy Occasion!!

See you there,
 Ashlie

Friday, January 18, 2013

Here's to The Weekend

Hello my friends! It's Friday and although a large majority of you all have the weekends off, I'll be busy at work. A full day tomorrow and maybe just a few hours on Sunday. I must add: this Sunday is a pretty big deal here in Georgia; if the Falcons win, they'll be going to the Superbowl. YAY! To be honest, I'm not much into sports, although I watch several different games with my boyfriend, who is very much into sports. I think this Sunday I'll actually watch the game, even get excited; I really hope the home team wins!

Oh and the few hours of work on Sunday? I'll be putting together a contract for a client. I'm pretty excited about it; her wedding will be in July. Sometimes all this starting a business stuff keeps my mind in over drive; unable to shut down. It all makes me happy, that I'm finally pursuing my dream and making it happen! 

I leave you with a quote to ponder upon. I was looking on my boards on pinterest and this particular post sums up the current feeling I have. Maybe it will inspire you to go after your dreams; make something you love into what you do. So here's to the weekend; make it a great one!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mail Call

Hello all you lovely bloggers! It's already half way through the first month of the new year. Have you started working towards your goals and resolutions? I'm proud to say I have; I hope you are too!

I was thinking of what to do for my pen pal this month, when I was also thinking of what I should share with you all today. So I decided to share some of the beautiful letters and mail I received last year.

These are my Christmas cards I received through a Christmas Card Exchange
{1}Sauni-Rae Dain

I received letters on beautiful papers and cards.
{2}Tracy

This beautiful letter was written from Sara, who is from Slovenia. I adore this letter because of all the little quotes she wrote. I also liked the added stickers! In another letter, she sent me Cosmo magazine pages, which were in the Slovenian language. This girl is very fascinating: besides speaking fluent Slovenian, she is studying English, German, and Russian. WOW; learning one second language is tuff for me. 

 Here are the different stamps that were affixed to my envelopes. I have been collecting stamps for years now. I like the limited edition stamps from the local post office and, of course, receiving stamps on international letters!

I like to give and receive mail all the time! It's interesting to meet new people, learn how we are alike, learn about our countries, and what we do. Having pen pals is really something you should try, if you like to write or meet new people. Do any of you have any pen pals; what do you send to them? If you would like to become a pen pal of mine; let me know.

Until next time,
Ashlie

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Dreams

Happy New Year all you lovely bloggers! Welcome to January; the first day of the year 2013! This year is going to be a wonderful year; I feel it, know it, and having faith for it! It's going to be wonderful for many reasons; which I'll share shortly. I'm not going to participate in making any new year resolutions; they will mostly fail anyway, but I do think creating goals is a good place to start!

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{1}I'm excited for this 2013 year for many reasons. This is the year I'm FINALLY going to open my event planning business and make it official! I'm not going to lie, but it does make me nervous in many ways; taking a chance on something like opening and owning a business. I feel it's time, and I'm going to take that chance, along with a heaping amount of faith to make it happen! It's been a long time dream of mine to have my own event business; have clients that I will allow me to plan a BEAUTIFUL wedding or THE party to remember. This is the year I'm going to make it happen!

{2}I also want to put more effort and time into this little, classy blog! I have so, so many ideas and things to share with you all! With putting more time into my blog, I also want to get more involved in the blogging community and create relationships. The blogging community is such a beautiful group of creative individuals and I want to make my mark in this little virtual world!

{3}Since I downloaded the Bible app for my phone, I honestly haven't used it much. This year, I want to read my Bible daily and find new scripture. I want to be in a place with God that is closer than what it is now. God is THE most important thing to have in life and I want Him to be more evident in mine.

{4}This year I want to be able to boldly profess my truest, deepest feelings to the amazing man in my life! We have been together for awhile now and as time has gone by, my feelings have grown so much for him. It's interesting how that feeling comes about; it just takes root and grows and there is no longer doubt or; you just know.

{5}This year won't be all peaches and cream. My mom is still undergoing chemo therapy and come around April, she'll be having surgery. This journey was started September of last year and has become better, although when I think about her getting surgery, I feel like this is just the beginning. All is well though; treatments have become better, although it takes a few days for her to get out and about. I always tell people to pray for her, because it truly is THE best thing to do for her. She is strong and God has her in His hands; that's why I'm not so worried.

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I believe and pray that this year, 2013, will be a GREAT year! For me, it will be a year filled with blessings, love, healing, happiness, dreams coming true, joy, faith that will be strong, and lots of memories to be made! I hope your 2013 year will be a great one as well! So throw some confetti and celebrate; it's going to be great; AMEN!

~Happy New Year,
        Ashlie

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Bowling Christmas Party and Friends!

Hello lovelies! This week is the busiest week of the year at work. Out of all the months and weeks; this is the busiest. We've had company Christmas parties, business meetings, a 12/12/12 wedding, and this weekend; two tastings.

Tuesday I attended the employee Christmas party; which was at the Stars and Strikes nearby. It was a LOT of fun! We began the night off eating pizza and wings; then started bowling. I don't even know the final score, and no one else paid attention to it either; we were all too busy playing around trying to mess each other up, taking their turn at the last minute, and cracking jokes! It was fun; I had a LOT of laughs!

Not only were these people, the people I work with; which I enjoy working with, they're also people I call my friends!


After the bowling we all opened our Secret Santa gifts from each other. My "Secret Santa" got me a dog face hat; complete with ears, nose, and tails that hang down. Also: a little Christmas candy cane color bracelet! I've never had a hat like this before; it should be interesting to wear!


Have you attended any Christmas parties, so far this year? Where was it; what did you do?

Until next time,
  Ashlie

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

{Wedding Wednesday} Weddings and A Movie

Tonight is date night; in a few short hours, I'll be heading to the movies with my sweetheart! I LOVE going to the theater and watching a movie on a huge, gigantic screen with surround sound. Going to the theater is something I've found, is one of the things my boyfriend and I enjoy doing together; really just watching movies at the theater or on DVD.

Anyways, since I'm headed to the movies; I thought I would share my favorite movies that have weddings in them. Many guys would think they're chick flicks, but it's romance that us girls like about them.

A Walk To Remember: One of my all time favorite movies; I can watch it over and over, in fact I've seen it so many times, I've memorized parts.  

 The Wedding Planner: LOVE this movie! This is also a movie I've seen over and over.

Sweet Home Alabama: Again, another movie I've see over and over and memorized parts. But I love the ending!

 Father of The Bride: This is an oldie, but a good one! It's touches the heart and shows the elaborateness of weddings.

 My Best Friend's Wedding: This one is funny!

*So what are your favorite movies with weddings in them? Do you like to go to the movies like I do?

Have a happy Wednesday night,
    ~ Ashlie

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

{A Classy Christmas} Candidly Clyde's Ornament Swap

For today's installment of "A Classy Christmas" I'm sharing my ornament swap that Candidly Clyde put together. I was partnered with Melissa of the health and fitness blog Fitkist. I wanted to make something handmade, so I went to Michael's to get some supplies. I went to the store the day after black Friday and spent a little too much time browsing, but I was fortunate to leave with a lot of stuff that was on sale!

When I sat down to create Melissa's ornament, I was trying to figure out what to do with all my supplies and mounds of glitter. It finally came to me to replicate her blog logo on her ornament. It turned out really well and looks a lot like the real thing! Check it out:
 
{If you want to make it all you need to do is:}
 1} have a clear glass ornament, 2} pour glue inside the ornament and make sure it covers the inside fully, there will be an abundance of glue that will need to be poured out the next day; so place it upside down to let the glue pour out. 3} then add glitter inside the ornament until it is fully covering the inside. 4} use glitter pens to write on the outside of the ornament and let it dry.


I was so ecstatic when I opened my ornament from Melissa. She got me an ornament that resembles, not only my blog, but me so perfectly! I LOVE it! Check it out:

I'm linking up my Christmas ornament craft with Cassie of Hi Sugarplum. Go visit her blog for more Christmas craft ideas and diys!

What have you made this year for your Christmas decor or gifts?

~ Ashlie