Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cheers to Two Years

I can't believe it's already been two years!  When I started this blog my life was so much different than it is now.  Kevin and I lived together, but his job had him all over the world.  I was lucky if I saw him once a month, sometimes he would be gone a few months at a time.  We moved to a new and bigger city and I felt completely alone.  I remember one time he called me from Japan and I was just in tears.  I just wanted to feel normal again.

Maybe it sounds a little lame, but when I started blogging I started to feel better.  I didn't feel as homesick and didn't miss Kevin as much because I had something to occupy my time.  And in time I started making friends with people who had the same interests as me.  It was really exciting and therapeutic to connect with other people all over the world.  I may post my outfits and talk about them a lot, but the best part of this blog is the people I have met because of it.


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Fast forward two years and I now have two cute chihuahuas, a husband who works in California everyday, and countless amounts of friends I've had the pleasure of getting to know through their blogs.  I also had the honor of modeling for Modcloth, which to me is still surreal!  Overall, I feel like I'm truly blessed to have such a tight knit support group.  I'm really thankful for everyone in my life :).

These last two years have been life changing and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

xoxo

Ashley

P.S. Thanks to everyone who wished me well.  My wedding was amazing and exactly what I wanted.  Above is a sneak peek of my wedding pictures.  More are to come!

28 comments:

  1. Oh my...what a lovely photo and dress! Can't wait to see more pics!

    Happy Blogiversary : )

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  2. Congrats on two years (and your wedding of course!)

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  3. bonsoir Ashley, je vous souhaite tout le bonheur du monde :-) thibault

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  4. Happy blogiversary! I definitely feel the same way about my blog and and so happy it let me meet all of you guys! Seriously can't wait to see more pictures, love how the background on this one is Sepia and you two are in full color :)

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  5. you are seriously just sooo gorgeous!!!! ahh cant wait to see more :)

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  6. OH MY GOSHHH YOU LOOK SO INSANELY BEAUTIFUL!! Love this sneak peek photo!!!

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  7. OMG that was your wedding dress? So gorgeous! Cant's wait to see more!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  8. Congrats on your two year anniversary! I am so happy to have "met" you through blogging and I love seeing you happy! Gorgeous photo as well, can't wait to see more!

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  9. Happy 2 years blogging! Beautiful wedding photo!

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  10. Happy blogiversary and congrats on getting married!

    -Jan

    livelikebest.blogspot.com

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  11. congrats on everything! I love that you started blogging because of a similar reason that I did too - when Jason was gone it was a great outlet for me! Can't wait to see what year 3 brings you!

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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  12. Oh we are the same! I started blogging when I first moved to a new city and felt alone. My boyfriend works a crazy schedule as well and I rarely see him so I still feel alone but blogging gives me something extra to put my time and effort into :) Happy Anniversary!

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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  13. omg this is soooo adorable!! and i'm so glad that life has really perked up and that blogging was such a great outlet for you. and mega lucky on modcloth... ;)

    http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  14. I LOVE that pic :) Can't wait to see more!
    And happy blogiversary!! I'm glad the two of us have had a chance to become friends through blogging, it really is those connections that are the best part!
    P.S. Let us know the second your ModCloth pics go up! I want to see!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  15. oh! lovely photo! i really like it! :D

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  16. First off, happy blog-anniversary! (How funny it is that so many Flock Together girls started their blogs in February.) I think the starting the blog and it gave you something to occupy your time/a new outlet/new direction is actually a fairly common thing among bloggers. Mine started as an outlet and new challenge in the face of a boring job. And your blog has become such a gorgeous blog!

    Also, your wedding outfit is so cute. I find the fluffy, flouncing petticoat so cute! I am so happy you feel your life is good. Also, um, I've been looking but maybe not in the right places so...has your Modcloth modeling stuff come out yet and if so...maybe could you point me in the right direction?

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  17. Aww that dress is adorable and so you (from what I've seen on your blog lol)! I cannot wait to see the rest!

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  18. Happy 2 years and wishing you many more!!!

    -Chymere A.

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  19. Congratulations once again on your wedding and future lovely life! I look forward to seeing more pictures. Your blog is lovely and I am glad you get so much joy out of it.

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  20. Congratulations on your wedding!! And two years of blogging. That is so wonderful. I can't wait to see more photos from the wedding :]

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  21. Aww, congrats! I love everything about this photo, from your dress, to the gorgeous scenery and the happy couple it surrounds!

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  22. Aww, I am so happy for you Ashley! And wow-that is a peek from the wedding? Your dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! How beautiful and totally unique! That is so exciting that you modeled for ModCloth!!! That is something I am sure you will always remember :) Happy 2 year Anniversary, Ashley! :)

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  23. More power & looking forward to more from your gorgeous self!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  24. I wasn't reading at the VERY start, but I remember when you were just getting serious with fashion photos! It's been so much fun watching you evolve into a serious and popular blogger. I can't wait for the rest of your bloggin' life. And that picture of you and Kevin is still the cutest. Y'all look so perfect.

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  25. Congrats on everything!! And omg your wedding dress...just omg.

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  26. Oh gosh I LOVE your wedding dress! Love love love! I can't wait to see more. I just got engaged over Christmas so I have big time wedding fever right now...

    - Hannah
    she could be a pharmer in those clothes

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  27. huge congrats on all your blog success girl! and i'm so glad to hear blogging was so helpful for you, & of course even more so that you get to see your man all the time now and aaaah that he's your hubs now : ) that photo is INCREDIBLY gorgeous, i cant wait to see more from the wedding.
    http://dusanabotswana.com

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