Random|| Update, Birthday Haul, Pictures.


The last update I did was in February, oops. It was my February recap/book haul post, which I was pretty proud of my reading that month. πŸ˜€ I figured today I will do an update and picture post with that’s happening in my life right now. I haven’t done one in awhile. I’ve been pretty busy getting all my wedding stuff done. Almost time! About sixteen days away…yikes! I still have so many little things to do. I think it’ll all come together though, so I’m not too freaked out….yet.

One of the little things below. Andy and I labeled about 60 of these things the other night.


Last Friday (March 3rd) I had a birthday! I turned 29…dang! I am getting so old, but luckily for me I don’t feel or look 29; so it’s all good. πŸ˜› I worked on my birthday, but then I went out with my old sister and that was fun. I ate cake for breakfast for three days straight too.

The fiance got me this emoji birthday balloon, which I love so much. Taco Bell for my birthday and it was amazing as always.

I was pretty spoiled this year as far as birthday gifts go and I got some pretty amazing gifts from my family and friends.Β Want to see my birthday haul?

These are a mix of gifts from my two sisters, Shelbie (book_shelbs) and Maren (The Worn Bookmark). Everything is amazing and on point to what I like. They know me so well. I am living for my Rumple & Belle sticker and my shark pizza shirt. I love everything so much…ahhhh! It’s a mix of books, Funkos, Stickers, Doctor Who, Supernatural, CATS, PIZZA, Pokemon!! A Stranger Things candle, which smells like Eleven’s waffles and it’s amazing. Hah. Love those girls. πŸ™‚


My cousin Michelle got me a ton of things for my birthday as well. A few shirts, which are cute. Nail polish and lots of photo crafts and a travel box, which will be perfect for saving my honeymoon stuff in! Andy’s parents got me this amazing shirt; books & cats yessss! And a Target gift card. Target is my favorite store…ever.

While I am talking about cute stuff, I’ll show you my Sherlock Nerdy Post. I usually save it for a monthly subscription post, but I probably won’t do one this month. I think this Sherlock box was my favorite one yet! I skipped the Disney box, but I am getting the Middle Earth one next month. πŸ˜€ Anyway, onto my Sherlock Nerdy Post unboxing!


This is everything together and I’ll post below of some of my favorite things. Included were a ton of awesome quotes/prints, bookmarks, sticker, enamel pin, notepad, and a new item they never had before…WASHI TAPE! I am obsessed with washi tape.

A few of my favorite things.

I also go the Sherlock Nerdy Tee that went along with the box. It’s a separate subscription though. I am obsessed with this shirt!


This isn’t a book blog without talking about books, so here are a couple books that I got on Tuesday. Some highly anticipated books that I have been dying to get my hands on.

The Song Rising…finally. I know I just read the first two books last month, but it’s been a hard couple weeks waiting for this book. I know some of you have been waiting years, but holy crap this series is everything to me. I need my Warden. And GOODBYE DAYS! You beautiful beautiful sad (crying still) book. I loved this book so much and I am glad to finally have a finished copy in my hands.

My mom, sister, and aunt went out one Friday night to the beach to drink. There was a live band too. Can we just appreciate these blender cup drinks? Our drinks came in a cup that looked like a dang blender and they were amazing.

I may or may not have posted this picture on the blog before, but Dax celebrated his 7th birthday in February. Seven years old. 😦 *crying* He’s still very much a puppy though. He’s not a grumpy old man yet.


While I am showing you furbabies with hats….I bought this little hat for St. Patrick’s Day and I had to put it on ColbyJack. He hates hats, but I can’t help but want to put ALL THE HATS on him. A million picture attempts later, this is what I got…

And here’s a couple pictures of my girly October. She’s so pretty and she’s growing so fast and I hate it. I want her to stay tiny forever. She’ll be one in June (or July).

And this picture of Dax, haha. πŸ˜› And sorry…but another picture of Dax, because look at his face! He was having the time of life at the park.

I may or may not have two outside cats that look almost identical to my inside cats, lol. Why am I a crazy cat lady? Seriously….

Here are some random nature type pictures. Sky, flowers, trees, etc. I love taking pictures of things outdoors, but I honestly hate bugs and all of that. lol. Andy wants to go camping and I’m like “is there a house though?”.

Here is a picture of the Status of Liberty bookmark that I got because I am going to New York City for part of my honeymoon! It’s from Craftedvan. The other picture is a picture of my mom’s pineapple that she’s growing. It’s so pretty right now and colorful.

That’s all for this update and post. So many pictures! Feel free to follow me on any of my Instagram accounts to see more pictures! πŸ˜€

Instagram: heyyitsashley – personal Instagram account
Bookstagram: foreverbookish_ – book Instagram account

OH YEAH, a year ago today I got engaged. πŸ˜› AHHH! It’s also Bird’s birthday today (Shattered Blue), so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER! I can’t wait for you guys to read Renegade Red when it releases next week. She was actually in on the entire plot with Andy proposing to me. Since Shattered Blue has been a big part of my life and the engagement, it was only fitting to include it in my engagement photo shoot last year.


I hope you have a great day! πŸ™‚