November 14, 2017

I should put that on my blog...

Seriously.. that title is something I've been saying forever. It's been about 2 years since I last posted on here... 2 years!! So as I sit here on this crazy Tuesday evening.. hanging out with my older son.. I think to myself.. I really need to just start. Not sure exactly what to write about but I figured if I start going, it will go somewhere.

It's been forever since I've been able to record any new videos and I've accepted the fact that maybe it's just not going to happen. As much as I love to film tutorials and I love makeup.. maybe I just should just start this thing over with what I actually do everyday. I'm a mom, I work full time and I go crazy occasionally (at least once a week). I love to cook.. I'm always trying recipes I've pinned on Pinterest and I'll dabble in a few DIY's here and there. They don't always turn out as the alluring photo but hey.. I try.

Hair and makeup have always been a background obsession of mine since I can remember. Hair particularly. I started YouTubing in 2008 when I started beauty school and that's when I discovered how much I loved showing my techniques and communicating with so many different people all around the world. Unfortunately I was never consistent and always procrastinated. It eventually turned my passion to makeup. Back then, there weren't many YouTubers doing hair and makeup which was kinda awkward for me.. When I would explain to friends and family about it, they really didn't get it. I wasn't doing it for money or free products.. that just wasn't happening at that time.  Work, moving, kids & just being flat out busy made it so hard to make time and spend money on a nice set up.

So here I am.. almost 10 years later. I'm still working full time. Still momming full time... but at a point where I have somewhat of a schedule. I'm finding moments of peace ...times when I can spend hours on my phone and that needs to change. I need to utilize my time to be productive and have this special outlet for myself. Something to give to myself.

I work full time in the construction world. And I feel like work is the complete opposite of things I'm passionate about. Lately my passion has been cooking and I can't tell you how many times I've said, I need to put that on my blog. I'm going to start.. I need to start.. I need this outlet. So here I go.. this is my start

xoxo Ashley