Oh, December. Let’s talk feelings!
I honestly, cannot believe December is finally here! This year has been a complete and utter whirlwind, but December just feels extra sweet. I’m so excited to really get the chance to take it all in.
For the past 5 years I have basically held my breath throughout the entire month. This year will be different, and I’m thrilled. Also, I’m really looking forward to all the amazing content Ryan and I have been working on! You didn’t think we were going to start slacking off now did you!? No. But seriously, it’s some of our best work yet. We’ve been in planning mode ever since we decided to make “the switch” and I’ve got to tell you, I haven’t been this excited to work on a new project in a long time. I’m loving all of the creativity that has already come from this new season, and just to think we are really only one week in! It’s crazy!
Honestly though, I cannot thank you enough for the outpouring of love and support from all of YOU. Both Ryan and I were so nervous when we hit publish on our big announcement last Tuesday, but every since people have been nothing but kind and encouraging. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Our hope is that this next adventure is even more fun than the last and that every day you’ll be able to head over to Ashley Brooke Designs for your daily dose of inspiration. Our goal is to make this a place for community.
Free December Download
With all of that being said… let’s get to the real point of this post, because I know you want the free stuff! Our Free December Download is here and it is gorgeous. This is a pattern I worked on a few months ago that no one has seen yet, so I’m thrilled to finally be sharing it with you. It may just be my favorite pattern of all time and I hope that it elevates your home screens and backgrounds this holiday season.
Favorite stories from the this week
And lastly, as I was writing this post I was listening Harry & Meghan’s BBC engagement announcement and decided that I had to add in a few links for you as well. Because if you haven’t seen it YOU NEED TO. It’s hands down the cutest thing ever. Even Ryan walked over and said, “Ash, those too are pretty cute.” So don’t believe me, take it from a boy… it’s CUTE.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Engagement Announcement : AKA the best 20 minutes you’ll ever spend.
Velvet Shoes: I wasn’t planning on buying anything during Cyber “week”, but then I saw these shoes and I caved. Also, they are incredibly comfortable, you need them.
My New YouTube Channel! On Thursday I officially launched my YouTube channel and I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m really excited about it. If you haven’t already, hop on over and check it out! Our plan is to regularly upload beauty tutorials… so get ready, ladies!
The Royal We: I’ve read this one million times, but after Harry and Meghan’s announcement this week I feel like I may need to read it again.
Twitter: I’m back into it. I loathed Twitter such a long time. It was just one more thing on my to-do list, but I have a new attitude about it and I’m all in. Twitter is fun.
Puppies: Okay…after Lucy past away last January I thought I could never look at a puppy again. And to be truthful, I still cry about her not being here regularly, she was my best bud. But I’m starting to open up to the idea of a new puppy… and Ryan caught me this week watching this video over and over again, whoops!
My November Favorites Giveaway: IT’S GOING TO END TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!!! Go enter now!
Riverdale: If I told you I was addicted to this show would you judge me?!
Okay, that’s it… my sappy rambling, my list for the week, and of course your very free, very pretty December download! Happy Friday, friends!
xoxo – Ashley Brooke
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