Lovely Finds: Weekend Plans

Bannana Bread via Ashley Brooke Designs blog

Good morning and happy Friday to you! I don’t know about you, but gosh I am ready for the weekend! Anyways, this weekend I have already made a “wish list” of plans that include lots of things similar to: Farmer’s Markets, planting new plants in backyard, picking up roses, and last but not least baking banana bread for our new neighbors. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it?! Well if nothing else, that banana bread situation is happening… because #1, YUM and #2. “Hi-new-neighbors-let’s-be-friends!!!”

Happy Weekend! xoxo

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ABD’s Fancy Friends: Lovely Details

Lovely Detials blog via Ashley Brooke Designs


Today’s Fancy Friends post is all about the sweetest little Etsy Shop called Lovely Details! A few weeks ago, this dainty bangle showed up in my mail box and I instantly fell in love. I am a sucker for anything girly, dainty, and romantic… so let’s be real this bracelet had my name all over it! Anyways, being that Valentine’s Day is just a few short weeks away; I’m thinking you need to pick one of these up for yourself as a little treat! OR better yet, just e-mail your crush this blog post link… he’ll get the hint!

P.S. If you think we may be besties and we just haven’t met yet…feel free to shoot us an e-mail and fill us in on what we are missing!

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Primping with ABD: Rosy Cheeks

Favorite Blushes via Ashley Brooke Designs blog

Happy Wednesday, friends!! Okay, so for today’s “Primping with ABD” post I wanted to share with you my two favorite blushes! I love a good blush and since I have very fair skin, blush is kind of my bestie! Anyways, I have a bazillion different blush colors floating around my make-up drawer, but these two are HANDS DOWN my favorite! I use the peachy-er one on the right when I am wearing warmer colors, and the pinker one for when I’m wearing cooler tones. These two are my absolute go-to. And sometimes, when I’m getting C-R-A-Z-Y, I combine the two. I know–nuts.

So the moral of the story is that you need these… they are magical and make your cheeks the perfect shade of “flushed”.

NARS: Amour

MAC: Peaches

Nars Amour

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#GiftABD: For Your Crush!

mr handsome via ashley brooke designs small

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away?! Seriously. I need to get started shopping like yesterday! If you are anything like me, which let’s face it, you are, Valentine’s Day has always been a “girls” day! My girlfriends and I swap little trinkets, gifts, and candy… but this year, your best guy will need a little something too! So here you go. The perfect gift for your crush, your bf, your husband, or … your dad! All the main men in your life need to know just how cute they are, and while you’re at it… pick one up for you, too (Mrs. Fancy Pants or Miss Fancy Pants)!

And always, #GiftABD.


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My Weekend Lookbook: January 17-18, 2015

snownut via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1. Before we left Aspen on Saturday, we popped by Annette’s Mountain Bake Shop for one of their famous “snownuts” (aka cronuts)… which was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Honestly, let’s be real… is there anything better than homemade pastries?!?!

airport photos via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog


Photo 2. I have said it before and I will say it again: I am THE worst packer ever. I like to bring ALL of my things, and most of the time everyone makes fun of me, until we have an unexpected 5 hour flight delay–and then everyone looks at me and starts eyeing my back of tricks! Cashmere wrap for the coldest airport of all time? Check! Homemade popcorn? Check! Two fancy glossies? Check! ABD notebook for sporadic brilliant ideas? Check! Laptop for movies? Check! A fascinating novel? Check! That’s right people, that’s right… now you think my Mary Poppins bag was the best idea ever!

Lucy via Ashley Brooke Designs- Blog

Photo 3. The best part of my weekend was seeing this sweet little face! I miss her sassy demeanor and who-do-you-think-you-are attitude when we travel. And I think she missed us too… although, she wouldn’t look at me for a solid 2 hours when we came home (not kidding)… apparently it was punishment for not bringing her to the fancy doggy hotel in Aspen. She finally got over it.

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

P.S. Happy Martin Luther King Day!!!!

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