Why Me Time is so Important

 

If there is one thing I have learned about myself over the past couple of years, it’s this right here. Taking a timeout from life and everything around me is extremely important for my soul. I crave it! I’m going to take you on my journey and what “me time” looks like for me and why I feel this is one of the most important steps for living a full life with less stress and anxiety.

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So with all things in life, some days just suck the life out of us! From being overwhelmed, to stress, anxiety, relationships to even business. It’s the constant tornado that keeps spinning and all you want to do is teleport to a tropical oasis and sip a cocktail while cabana boys take palm fronds and cool you down all while you indulge in your favorite tray of desserts! Okay, so I may have gotten a little carried away right there and probably the longest run-on sentence ever, but hey! Can you relate? LOL

So my husband use to work 2 jobs for 7 years while I stayed home and raised our son. Fast forward and now we both work alongside each other at home.  We have been social media marketers for about 5 years now. So you’re probably thinking, “well no wonder why you need me time!” LOL. Seriously though, I’m so thankful that my husband is no longer working 2 jobs and killing himself. Could you imagine working all day and night and only sleeping for like 3 hours? That was his life. So as much as he drives me crazy sometimes now that we see each other every minute of every day, I’m beyond blessed that God heard our prayers and provided, unlike anything we could’ve ever imagined. On top of working from home, we also homeschooled our son for 2 years. So at this time in my life, that’s when it all went downhill. This mama was pretty much a walking time bomb and if you were in my way you, you would get the full wrath! haha. This is when I knew something had to change and as I sat back I realized… I was putting everyone’s needs before mine. My cup was empty, my relationships were empty, my marriage was empty, and my business was on a downward spiral. I was losing myself, inturn everything was falling apart. 

My sweet sisters, that’s why it’s so important that you focus on yourself. When you focus on yourself and your needs, then everything else will fall into place. These are all the reasons why I make spending time alone with myself every day, yes every day a top priority! Some may think that’s a bit much, but to me, it’s needed. When I take care of myself first, the healthier my marriage is, the healthier my family is, and the healthier my friendships become. That’s a HUGE win!

I’m sure you’re wondering what I do every day that involves me and only me. Well, I actually split it up throughout the day. Morning and night. Every morning I wake up super early before the boys get up. I journal everything that’s in this head of mine on paper and let me tell you, this changed my life. My mental clarity became stronger, the feeling of just putting my thoughts on paper is a huge stress reliever! It’s freeing. I then take out my devotional and get into God’s word. I need to start my days with HIM. Otherwise, what’s the point. He guides me, he forgives me even when I shouldn’t be forgiven, and he loves me unlike anyone else. His grace is what keeps this girl moving. 

Here are some of my favorite devotionals:

Jesus Calling

One Minute With God

Hope Unfolding

Morning Routine

After I journal and have my time with God, I go for my run. Monday-Friday you will find me with my earbuds on running in my neighborhood. I remember when I celebrated that I ran a mile, and now I run anywhere from 4-5 miles every day. The funny part, I use to make fun of people who ran. Like who on God’s green earth would do such a thing! How exhausting! LOL.

Well, here I am….. running lol. It puts me in this euphoria. A high I guess you could say. A natural high. I feel nothing. I think of nothing, and it’s like everything is just passing me by. My body at full max while sweat is dripping into my eyes. Sounds so ladylike and classy right! haha! Well let me also add this and you are going to die… I spit! Like every 5 min! It’s so disgusting. Those poor little old ladies that pass me in their cars are probably disgusted. However, I pray that their eyesight can’t see me! LOL

Nightly Routine

Bubbles, Bath bombs, and all the candles! Does this make me sound high maintenance? haha. You better believe I’m enjoying my bath time every night. I like to think of myself as Pretty Woman drinking wine and having a jam sesh! Doesn’t get better than that!

You don’t have to be rich
To be my girl
You don’t have to be cool
To rule my world
Ain’t no particular sign
I’m more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your…….
Kiss xoxo – Prince

 

This is my life in a nutshell, and I’m not ashamed at all. I know I’m far from mastering this crazy life, but this right here sisters is what keeps me going. Filling up Ashley first. The things that make me happy. The things that bring me happiness and the moments to reflect on. It’s taking the nonsense out of my day and breathing life into myself. It’s far from selfish, It’s imperative. If you want to sing, then sing! If you want to dance, then dance. If you want to run around your house naked, then do it! If you want to just relax with a good book by the beach, then go for it! Find what your soul needs, and make it a daily goal. You’re important to this world, and you have a reason to be here. You have a talent(s) that no one else has, so find the girl you are right now and bring her to life. No more holding back. Your needs are just as important, if not more important. 

Start now. Find what you need and make yourself a top priority. I pray that this post has touched you in some way, and I would love to hear from you! Take a screenshot, a picture of what touched you in my blog post and tag me on Instagram @ashleycasey05 and I will share on my story. There is power in numbers and I know so many women need this! I love you all so much. ❤ 

 

xoxo

Ash

 

 

 

 

Give Me All the Cute Clothes!

Well, It’s way overdue that I finally share with you beauties some of my favorite Summer fashion finds!

If I’m being honest, I use to share all the time about my outfits, however, my daily outfits have been my workout clothes or my joggers paired with a hoodie! LOL. I’m actually loving life bumming around the house. I’ve found myself wearing less makeup which dang…. that saves so much time! hahaha. The only time I get dolled up is if we are going out somewhere nice or if I have a business meeting online. Other than that, this momma is completely content!

Don’t get me wrong, I still love to play in makeup and dress up, but only when the time is right. As I’m getting older I’m realizing what’s most important and that’s God, my family, and business. One of the pleasures of working from home (who cares what I look like!) Bring me all the joggers and hoodies out there, please! LOL

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I fell in love with this top at Lulus . The scalloped top gives it the perfect touch!

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This adorable dress you can find at Lulus

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Every girl needs an oversized off the shoulder sweatshirt! Head on over to Aerie to snatch yours! Perfect to wear after you get of the shower too!

 

You can shop all of my above looks by going to LikeToKnowIt

 

THAT’S A WRAP BABES!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Ash

The Ugly That Haunts Me

 

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You heard that right! I deal with all kinds of stuff on the daily! One day I could wake up in the greatest mood ever and the next day I can roll out of bed as a royal pain in the ass! Lol! Yes, I love Jesus and cuss a little. He still loves me!

Some days I wake up giddy, and some days I wake up sad. Some days I’m on fire with work and some days I fall way back!

Now, before I get started, I pray that you find peace within my message and that you know you’re not alone in the crazy mess I call life! This blog post will be the brutal truth and I won’t sugar coat anything so get your wine ready and let’s dive in!

Struggle #1 – Faithfulness

So I use to have this amazing routine every morning and let’s just say I haven’t been on this routine in what feels like forever. I use to wake up every morning at 5:30am before the boys would wake and I would spend my time in God’s word. I would journal my thoughts and prayers for the day. Maybe I can blame it on moving into a new house in a new city. Maybe I can blame it on wanting to wake up early and going for my run instead. Maybe it was because we switched to a new company and everything was just nuts! From rumors, lies, betrayal from those who you thought were your friends. I mean we literally found out new things about ourselves everyday lol. It was entertaining, to say the least, but maybe I was just so numb from the hurt that I didn’t care anymore. Or maybe I can blame it on just not having enough time! The crazy part, when I use to do this every day it became a routine. I looked forward to waking up and spending my alone time with God. He spoke to me and I listened. My day was started with such beauty and hope and I craved it! So what changed? All the excuses above? YEP!

I lost track and slid back from the most important and influential person in my life. Sadly, my relationship with God took the back burner when in all actuality It should’ve been the strongest. He has always been faithful to me, but I haven’t been faithful back. If it wasn’t for him I would’ve never switched to a new company that he was so strongly pressing on my heart to do. This is when my faith was at it’s peek. I was obedient and I listened to every word he was telling me, even when I knew it was going to cause massive disturbance and hurt from those around me, including my family.

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However, I was faithful to his calling and I did what he was asking of me. The company we’re with now is exactly what we needed and he knew it all along. Life is great, we’ve never been happier, our friendships are strong, the drama is no longer in our lives because we don’t accept it, yet here I am ……. and he’s so far away.

I’ve heard it so many times before, when life is going great we fall back from God, yet when life is tough we get closer to God. Ugh… it’s so true!!! This is my verbal contract to all of you, myself and God that I’m coming back full force! There is absolutely no reason for my absence to HIM just because we are at a great place in our lives.

Signed: Ashley Casey

6/26/19

Struggle #2 Feeling like a Failure

Oh man! I have to say it’s very healing to open up about my struggles with you all, but so dang scary too!

Do you ever have those days where you just feel like a failure? I do. Yes, even me ladies! A top leader in my industry yet here I am feeling like I’m not doing enough. It’s actually really hard to be a leader. Feeling like you always have to prove to everyone that you’re always enrolling new customers and business builders into your business. ( My network marketers will understand this). I remember the beginning of last month I enrolled 17 people in 2 weeks! It was crazy awesome and I was stoked! Then the following week creeps in and no enrollments. Then the next and so on. I remember spending two days in my room after feeling like a horrible leader and just crying. I closed all the windows and didn’t talk to anyone. I closed out the world. My son thought I was just sick and he would get a wet cloth and place it on my forehead. When he left I sobbed more. My husband obviously knew what was going on and he would just hold me. Desperately doing whatever he could to get me out of my own prison. He held my hand and placed his other hand over my head and prayed like I’ve never heard him pray before! There is nothing hotter than that ladies!!! Like, melt my heart. A man who prays over you is a KEEPER!

The expectations for us are just way too much! Seriously! I’m no different from you and you’re no different from me. Why do we do this to ourselves? Just because I have a “high title” doesn’t mean that I don’t go through the motions. I definitely created my own expectations on myself and that is 100% my own fault!

Expectations feed frustration! It is an unhealthy attachment to people, things, and outcomes we wish we could control; but don’t! -Dr. Steve Maraboli

It’s easy to fall into this trap, but this trap is also a lie! You’re not a failure! You’re a damn masterpiece and the most powerful source on this planet! I truly believe that when we compare ourselves to others and their successes is when feeling like a failure starts to take root. Hear me when I tell you, that you’re only insulting yourself when you’re comparing yourself to someone else! You won’t be distracted by comparison when you’re captivated with purpose! xoxo

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Struggle #3 My Family

For those of you who have been following me, you know that my family is my everything! I have been with my husband since we were 15. Highschool sweethearts! We had our son Ethan very young too. I was only 22. My boys are my entire world. Without them, I’m not really sure what purpose I would have if I’m being 100% real with you. They’re my biggest supporters and cheer me on every day!

My love for them is deep, however, I feel I lack a lot of emotion! NOT GOOD! My son must tell me at least 5-7 times a day that he loves me. I’m not exaggerating that btw. My husband does the same as well and tells me how beautiful I am every day. Of course, our son has picked up on what his father is doing and I couldn’t be more proud. However me on the other hand, I’m never the one to really start the whole mushy gushy stuff. Now don’t get me wrong, when the boys tell me they love me, of course, I respond back with awe I love you too. I’m not that harsh lol. I just am not the mushy type I guess. Is that bad? Am I a bad person? This is something that I am praying for. That God would soften my heart and show my love as much as possible to my family.

I feel like the world has beaten me down and made my heart like stone. You give and give and give, just to be slapped across the face from people you thought cared for you. I remember being so loving and caring, always going out of my way to be a light to others. That girl left a long time ago tho. I miss her and I would do anything to have her back, but when you’ve been beaten up by people you start to change. Your heart becomes like stone.  God, please give me grace. I pray I get back to that place of endless love and forgiveness…

Struggle #4 Anxiety

I swear this topic is taking over the world! I never had problems with anxiety until about 3 years ago. The feeling of just leaving the house to head to an event will make my heart race. So many people, so many people, so many people……. thump thump thump.

You probably would’ve never guessed that right? I’m always traveling, going to events, etc, but this is a huge part of what I deal with now. Just the thought of a bunch of people in a room has me in a straight panic! I can’t even count the times when we are at the mall and I’m shopping in a store that all of a sudden gets bombarded by tons of people and I put all the clothes back and walk out. Or when we are at the checkout counter and my husband just looks at me and tells me to step outside and breath and he will be right there! He can now since it all over me when anxiety hits.

It’s EXHAUSTING!!!! WHY!!??? Why is this happening? Again, I use to be so full of life, energetic, excited to mingle with new people. Now it’s just the thought and I’m already a complete basket case.

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Jesus, thank you for wine because it’s definitely is a contributing factor to calming my nerves before I go out. Judge me all you want sister… I don’t care! Lol.

I have other ways besides wine of course that has truly helped my anxiety.

1. I run every day – this is a great stress reliever for me. I don’t think about ANYTHING! Just me and my earbuds. We are besties every morning!

2. Find a mantra- positive affirmations everyday help me so much! Speaking life over myself and claiming that I’m a child of God works wonders! I also tell the enemy that he has no foothold over me!!!! Speak life over yourself every day and watch the harvest! God is so good!

3. Talk to someone who gets it! – this is so important! I’m beyond thankful for my best friend Francis she totally gets me because she struggles with this as well. When you have someone to open up to that gets it, it helps with the healing process and the knowing that you are not alone! It’s nice to know you can vent to someone who understands YOU!

4. Alone time- this is a must! I try to take an hour bath every night! Just me and my water and bath bombs lol. Wine is exceptional lol. I look forward to this every day!

Sister, if you suffer from anxiety I also want you to know that speaking to a medical professional is totally okay! They are here to help you, but you can also incorporate some of the above into your daily activities for relief.

With much practice, I no longer let anxiety run my life. However, some days are harder than others and that’s okay! I take it day by day because that’s all I can do.

My sweet girlfriends, thank you for reading my blog post. It’s been a while and I’m so excited to really open up with you all more about my life and what I’ve been through!! I have a list ready to go so be ready! I’ll be sharing everything from my weakest moments, overcoming betrayal and hurt, to of course fashion and everything in between!

Blessings to you all and may you know how loved and valued you are!

Ash xoxo

How to stay organized in your Network Marketing business!

 

Do you ever find yourself completely losing your mind in your business because you don’t know what to do first? You have all these great ideas, yet your mind is clogged and focusing just doesn’t work! It’s so annoying I know. Been there too girlfriend. Does your business feel like a junk drawer? Because if it does that’s probably the reason you’re not where you want to be in your business! Once you master your organization, then your organization becomes your toolbox to success!

At this very moment, wherever you are, I want you to empty your mind. Grab yourself a cup of joe and let’s dig in on this topic together! I want you to leave here on fire and recharged with excitement to take your network marketing business to the next level.

 

Time to declutter your mind! This is the very first step and the most crucial of all! Once your mind is organized and clear on what is happening, everything else will fall into place.

With that, let’s get started on your why? Get your notebook and write this down.

  1. Why are you in the business you’re in?
  2. What’s your vision?
  3. Where do you see yourself?
  4. Where do you want to be?
  5. Who inspires you?
  6. What’s your 5 year goal?

These are all very important questions to ask yourself and the best way is to WRITE IT DOWN! I have found the best way to de-clutter my mind with all the thoughts that are like a tornado in my mind are to get them on paper. It doesn’t matter where I’m at, you will always find a notebook in my purse. Sometimes five notebooks lol. I’ve learned that my thoughts on paper bring POWER and with POWER comes CONFIDENCE and with CONFIDENCE comes SUCCESS!

Clutter comes in many forms, including doing things that eat up time but don’t add anything of value. So what can you cut out in your day that’s not bringing value to your personal goals? Is it endless scrolling on social media? Maybe it’s your favorite tv shows that suck you in. Whatever it is, get rid of it! It may seem harsh and sacrificial, but I promise, if you’ll be consistent, it will pay off tenfold and be more than worth it. I am living proof of that.

Next, get prepared and get organized in your workspace. Set aside 2 – 4 hours to clean up, clean out and get ready. Get rid of the clutter and junk that is slowing you down. Did you know that having clutter around slows you down, even if you don’t think so, because you are psychologically aware of it and it is eating into your productive time!

For example, if my house is a mess I can’t concentrate and if I don’t make my bed…. well that just throws me off!!! Could you imagine working in a messy office? Heck NO! A clean house and fresh flowers from Publix with candles lit is exactly how I like it! It brings me peace and comfort, which makes my working space my sanctuary.

 

So you might be asking yourself, Okay Ash I get all that, but what are your actual methods to organization? How do I get my business up and going and how do I become the best of the best!?

Here it is lovies. This right here is what saved me and shaped me into a successful millionaire leader in this industry! My 3 Methods to organization.

1. Plan it and write it!

I’m more of a pen and paper kinda gal so having a planner is my LIFE! So along with my notebooks, my planner is pretty much my second child! LOL!

Hear me when I say (yelling at you in a sweet but feisty way) your planner will change it all if you actually use it the right way! I want you to go through your calendar and block out all times that are non negotiable and unavailable for business time. This would be family time, church, a job, etc. Now, fill in other times that are taken, but possibly negotiable.

Next, fill in those times that you commit to working your business. Take a careful look at this calendar and the time you’ve slated for your business. Is there enough time there to take you to the level you want in your business?

When I time block in my planner I love to use highlighters! I use a different color highlighter for each category. Example:

  • Family Time
  • Self Development
  • Working Out
  • Appointments/Zooms
  • Team Trainings
  • 1 hour Social Media Blast

Sunday evening is a great time for me to open my planner and really look at the week ahead and time block! That way when I wake up on Monday I’m not a total mess and I do actually have my crap together! haha! 😉

The planner that I have been using for about 2 years now is the Life Planner by Erin Condren. It’s so fun as you can customize the entire planner! I do the hourly format as this really breaks down my day. Check it out by clicking Here!

 

2. Trackers for days!

Praise the Lord, a system that works (well for me anyway)! No more worrying about who this person is, what my customer purchased, what their health goals are, etc! I have it all written down (yes written because remember, I like pen and paper)! LOL

Talk about being organized….. this is it! I never want to go back to that place where I had no idea who he/she is because my organization has grown so large. It’s true and I’m okay to say that. It doesn’t mean I don’t care for the customer who signed up with me, I do! I made the connection, they purchased their system but It happens all too often that once your organization continues to grow there is absolutely NO WAY you’re going to remember who Sherry, Jenn, Amy, John, Patrick and Chrissy are! It’s a fact, and totally understandable! Using my trackers has helped me more times than I can count!

I have trackers that I use daily for my customers, business builders, and my potentials!

Customer Tracker

 With my customer tracker it’s all pretty self explanatory. As soon as you sign a customer up, you would simply log it down.

  • Name
  • Sign up date
  • Contact (fb,Instagram,Target) wherever you made that connection
  • The package purchased
  • Health goals

It’s that easy! No need to over complicate this process.

Click HERE to print out my customer tracker!

Prospect Tracker

 The prospect tracker is LIFE! Without this I would be 1000% clueless! Use this every time you reach out to someone. As soon as you’ve made a reach out they’re now your prospect! Write it down! If someone reaches out to you, they’re now your prospect! Write it down!

  • Name
  • Reach out date
  • Contact (fb,Instagram,Target) wherever you made that connection
  • Health goals
  • Link sent (check ✔️once you’ve sent them any website tool)
  • Ordered (check ✔️ once they’ve ordered)
  • Follow up (check ✔️off every time you do a follow up.

Click Here to print out my prospect tracker!

Associate Tracker

The Associate tracker is a wonderful tool for all the business builders that you have personally signed up.

  • Name
  • Sign up date
  • Contact (fb,Instagram,Target) wherever you made that connection
  • Package ordered
  • Check ✔️ once they rank advance! Consultant/Manager/Director

Click HERE to print out my associate tracker!

I pray🙏🏻 these help you as much as they’ve helped me!

3. 60 Minute Social Media Blast

Girlfriend, If you ain’t on Instagram and Facebook I’m sorry to inform you that you’re in competition with millions so you better get on it! According to Dreamgrow There are 3.48 billion social media users in 2019, with the worldwide total growing by 288 million (9 percent) since this time last year.

Did you know that half the worlds population is on social media! YEAH GIRL! If you’re not using social media to grow your business you’re going to slide down the growth hill fast! KEEP UP!

I have to say, I’m more active on Instagram and here is why!

Top brands on Instagram are seeing a per-follower engagement rate of 4.21% which is 58 times higher than on Facebook and 120 times higher than on Twitter (Source: HootsuiteInstagram has become a powerful platform for marketers and its potential cannot be overlooked any longer.

So what Does Ashley do every day on Social Media? I block out at least an hour! Not an hour of endless scrolling, an hour of hardcore, in-depth work that will bring you genuine followers, and buyers!

15 min

I follow 10 new sisters every day, and these 10 ladies are who I obviously target to join my organization. Of course, they don’t know that yet, but they will! #mindset.

I want to attract a team of go-getters, girls that may be lost and struggling in life that need to know that there is hope and a future for them. I have been in this industry for 5 years, and if there is one thing I know for certain, it’s that girls need love and encouragement. I’m a huge advocate for woman empowerment as I use to be that lost girl who didn’t know where God wanted me. Things changed, I grew and now my mission is to help inspire and show other women their worth.

We live in a society where there is absolutely way too many mean girls! Girls that hurt with their words and actions that cause pain. It’s ugly and it’s disgusting! We need to change that do we not? Our hearts should be molded in Gods image, not the world’s image. I can rant about this topic all day, so I’ll save that for another post. xo

(End rant)

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The second task that I do in my 60 minute social media blast is to message at least 5 girls that I have been following. A conversation has to get started right? You can’t just wait for them to message you because odds are, they won’t. It’s time you you get bold and recruit up sister! What’s stopping you from messaging that girl that has 50,000/100,000/300,000 followers? So what!? Remember the worst thing that will happen is they tell you no, but you have to STOP expecting whatever it is you’re expecting. That’s not fair to you or the girl with a huge following. What if she was actually interested? What if she really needed a financial breakthrough ? What if she was miserable in life and needed just a little glimpse of hope.

Just because they have a following doesn’t mean they are content with their life. A huge following is just a number and I bet you they would rather have that number in their bank account! Makes you think huh!🤔 RECRUIT UP SISTER!

Now take out your prospecting sheet and Write them down! (The 5 prospects you’ve sent a message too).

 

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Your third step is to simply like, love and comment on posts. This can be done on Instagram and/or Facebook. A great idea is to go through your friends list starting with A’s. You will be surprised on how many people you’re actually not engaging with because your feed is covered only by those in your business. When I started to do this I was completely shocked because I was missing out on so much opportunity for growth! People I went to high school with, friends I use to work with etc. I missed out because they were hidden from my timeline. (FB) I was only engaged with my team. We NEED NEW BLOOD at all times! This is network marketing for crying out loud. It’s what we do. We network. There is no networking when you’re not networking.

So by going through your friends list and leaving some love with likes and comments, you will start to see them show up on your newsfeeds. This means new prospects baby!!!

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Lastly, make a post! What you put on your Instagram you should also be posting on your FB. Double the power! Your post can be about anything you want. Motivational, quotes, family or business. Anything goes. You have to be relatable to your audience and show them a glimpse inside your life. If you only talk about business then you might find your following going Incognito. We don’t want to lose them, we want to gain them and most importantly we want them coming back!! So stay you, be fun and incorporate your business with who you are.

I always tell my team,

“Once you sell yourself first, then everything else comes easy!” They buy you, before they buy a product!

 

 Now, who’s up for the challenge! Follow my 3 steps to organization for 30 days! During this time frame I would love to hear from you and how your business is doing.

I’m praying for financial abundance over your business! Get organized, clear your mind and clean up! It’s time time we WIN and together we can! As my mentor always says,

” IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL I WIN!”

Emily Vavra

 

Blessings –

Ash 💕

 

 

 

Fancii & Co

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Rose Gold Lumi

Pictured is the 5′ Rose Gold Lumi

Every girl needs the perfect compact mirror and this is definitely one of them! Oversized, yet still perfect for your purse.

The rose gold Lumi, is an elegant LED lighted mirror that mimics natural sunlight and is purse and travel-ready to ensure you’re always looking (and feeling) your very best no matter your location.

Make sure you use promo code: ASHLEYCASEY15 when you purchase!

To order your Rose Gold Lumi Click here

Aura LED Vanity Mirror with 3 Light Setting

The best lighting EVA!!! Ladies, this versatile LED makeup mirror allows you to choose between 3 dimmable light settings: soft warm, neutral white, and natural daylight. SOLD! I use this bad boy everyday!

So why not do a GIVEAWAY!!! Thanks to my friends over at Fancii we decided to partner together and they are offering to my followers this beautiful Aura LED vanity mirror!!! WHAT WHAT! Thank you Fancii!

Giveaway will go live tonight, March 10th at 8:00pm EST on my personal Instagram. Click here —> Ashley Casey

To purchase your own Aura Vanity Mirror Click here . Make sure you use promo code:ASHLEYCASEY15

Cora 3- Facial Cleansing Spa System

As if it couldn’t get better, I’d like to introduce you to my daily cleansing system! As many of you know, I travel quite frequently. No more having to worry about what I should pack, I just grab my Cleansing Spa and toss in my duffle bag!

This waterproof facial cleansing spin brush is professionally designed to deliver proven results. It gently exfoliates and cleanses makeup, dirt and oil from pores, leaving your face feeling noticeably cleaner and clearer within days of use!

Another perk- you get 3 different heads! The soft brush for gentle cleansing, the silicone brush for dry and sensitive skin (this one is my favorite), and the Exfoliating brush for deep cleansing.

Click here to order your cleansing spa system!

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Again, thank you Fancii & Co for the amazing products and for partnering with me! So EXCITED to see who the lucky winner will be!

Good Luck beauties! 🥰

Photoshoot Fun in Dallas

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Lately, I have found myself in awe of Dallas. I mean, it feels like we have lived here for the past month. I figured why not explore this awesome city and see what it’s about. From the buildings to the architecture, this area in Dallas is a must see!

I would like to introduce you to Deep Ellum! What they call the entertainment district.  Deep Ellum is known for its vibrant street murals, quirky art galleries and concert venues for indie and blues. In this district, you will come across brewpubs, cocktail bars, and tex-mex eateries .

Stirr

Our first stop was at Stirr. This is a great place for lunch, dinner, and brunch! They have a second-floor patio that overlooks Deep Ellum. When we walked in on Sunday it was a full house, however, we found that the crowd was upstairs on the patio where the music was poppin! I about had a mild panic attack so we just headed back downstairs for brunch.  Way less noisy (not that I don’t appreciate good music) I just find that the older I get, smaller crowds tend to work best for me. lol.

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“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs!”

Go check out their website to get a better feel of what they’re all about. Stirr

Chris has really been working on me when it comes to pictures. Like getting out of my comfort zone when he wants a certain picture because he has the eye for the perfect setting. So when he spots something IT’S GO TIME no questions asked! lol. I use to get so nervous when he would take my pictures in front of people, but now I just roll with it. I love that he has turned into my photographer. #instagramhusband  I love you babe!

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Then we have random spots that we see like this one! Insert photo opp NOW!  lol. So when hubby says to work the camera this is what you get! (Mind you, he must have taken 100 pictures in this spot alone). For every hundred pictures, you’re bound to get one really good one! haha! I’m not really even sure what all this is, but it looked pretty dang cool!

I get asked frequently about my hair extensions. I flew to Arizona and had them put in by Chrissy . She is the owner of Habit Salon and founder of the Habit Extension Method.  Don’t freak out on me yet, you can also find someone in your area who is also certified in her hair extension method. I highly recommend it! Outside of my extensions, my bestie Andrea has taken care of my hair for over 10 years! She’s absolutely incredible and will be taking on a form of these extensions as well which means I won’t have to fly to AZ! WAHOOO!!!  Follow Andrea here . Stay tuned on some new hair care products that I just received in the mail from her as well! I’m dying to try it out!

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I know y’all are going to ask me where my outfit came from. The jeans I purchased at TJMaxx. You know where we go for good deals right? Well stupid me didn’t even look at the price tag because I wouldn’t imagine them being anymore than $30-$40. Yeah, that wasn’t the case. They were actually $70.00!!! I obviously ended up buying them because the fit was perfect! My top came from Macy’s I believe, but that was from last year. My  knee high boots I purchased from Target.

Picole Pops

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Did someone say popsicle?? Huge shout out to Picole Pops that are handcrafted Brazilian pops made from 100% all natural ingredients!  It gets better! They even offer alcohol infused pops! ID is required. Check them out on Instagram!

Picolepopsdallas <——– give them a follow

Topping it off with sprinkles, this place couldn’t get any cuter!

 

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Vidorra

If you’re looking for authentic mexican food I recommend Vidorra! Vidorra ‘Cocina de Mexico’ is located in Deep Ellum celebrating Mexican food, drink and culture  Meaning “the good life,” the restaurant, patio and rooftop offers bold and exciting Mexican flavors, along with a large tequila selection, unique cocktail program, and lively social experience in one of Dallas’ most vibrant neighborhoods.

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Pictures to the right are not mine. Taken from their Instagram account.


As soon as we sat down in the patio, I couldn’t help but notice this bold yellow vintage sofa that stole the room! Thanks to my best friend Dustin for the idea of standing on both sofa’s! I almost broke an ankle, but no biggie! Lol

From the ambiance to the food, this little gem is a breath of fresh air!  Click here for the full menu!

Extras

Here are some extra pics from shoot day! Thank you again to my amazing husband Chris Casey for capturing these and letting the diva side of me come out a little more than usual and to my best friend Dustin Bland for posing me and making me laugh! I couldn’t have done it without you both! xoxo

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My Boys! We know why we’re in Dallas, but we also know that God is in control over it all. His hands are all over it and we are so confident that justice will be served. I love you both to the moon and back. Thank you for always making every trip exciting no matter what the circumstances. #togetherthroughitall

Follow on Instagram—->  Chris (hubby)

Follow on Instagram—-> Dustin (Bestie)

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday is packed full with some amazing deals and It also happens to be the biggest online shopping day of the year! If that keeps me from shopping at all the stores I’m in! Lol

Here are some of my favorite outfits! I did some research to find some sales for y’all, so make sure that if you LOVE something you see pictured, you purchase it now before it’s gone!

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This plaid skirt and knit sweater by Cooper Key makes such a statement for the holidays and you will be sure to stop traffic. Cyber Monday Deal: Over the Knee boots from DSW: Normally $99.00 Sale: $79.00 PLUS use coupon code: itswild for an additional 25% off! Also, use promo code: cybergift and receive a free backpack when you spend $59.00!!

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Okay, lets talk about this two toned denim jacket! It’s on sale right now for $35.40 at Dillards. GO GET IT!

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This soft drape trench coat from Express is on sale for $74.00 originally $128.00! That’s a steal! I paired it with faux leather leggings and a red turtle neck! The GB leggings are only $20!

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I really wanted to highlight this boyfriend blazer because it’s such a classic! You can grab it right now for 50% off at Express which makes it $49.00! Normally $98.00! My high wasted leggings are also 50% off!

This adorable monogrammed pullover makes such a perfect gift! Head on over to Pink Lily to get yours! Make sure you also shop their- up to 75% Sale!

Here are some of my favorite Cyber Monday Holiday gifts as well!

  1. Instant Pot$89.95
  2. Throw Blanket $24.81
  3. Beard Set $35.00
  4. Bath & Body Works 40% off Everything
  5. Wave Necklace $12.00
  6. Faux Fur Body Pillow $45.00
  7. Sonicare Electric Toothbrush $69.99
  8. Tarte Eyeshadow Pallette $19.50
  9. KitchenAid 5 Speed Hand Mixer $35.09
  10. Cardigans B1G1 60% Off

Happy Shopping!! 😘🛍