10 FUN THINGS YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED ABOUT ME…

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Hello, I am SO excited to be publishing my first post! I thought this day would never come! It’s been a LONG few months getting this site ready for the world to see. I hope you all love it as much as I do! I thought it would be fun to get a little more acquainted and share 10 fun facts about myself that you may not have guessed….

  1. I LOVE Mexican food. Like for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I blame it on my mother as she has a passion for it as well and so we would go out to eat every week to get yummy chips and queso and the list goes on when I was growing up.  My poor husband has learned to love it and deal with my addiction. All of my kids love it too and I assume it’s because I ate SO much of it when I was pregnant with each of them.
  2. I played soccer for 13 years. I played until I was a high school senior and then decided I wanted to just go to college and have fun and join a sorority (Pi Phi, if anyone is wondering at OU). I was done at that point, but am so thankful I played for so long and pushed my body. It’s amazing the muscle memory I still retain from playing soccer and training my body from so long ago! I can imagine the disappointment my parents must have felt when I turned down scholarship money to go be a sorority girl. But they were and are my biggest supporters. I hope my kids enjoy it as much as I did.
  3. My husband and I started dating a week after I graduated high school. And have been together ever since! We had known each other a few months before we started dating and were just friends at that point, but once I returned home from my senior graduation trip, the romancing began and I was smitten. What got me in the beginning were his polite manners, like opening the door for me and etc. I am trying to instill these manners in my son now. We just celebrated our 12th anniversary!
  4. I am a very shy and private person. It’s still crazy to me that I am working my ass off too become a blogger and share my life here and on social media. I literally never posted on social media before even in my personal life, so this is a whole new world to me. I am loving all of the relationships that I have made thus far and am so thankful I am taking this plunge. My reason for doing this is I want something for myself that is my own, apart from my husband and kids. I kept thinking about this for so long and now that my baby is getting a little more independent, I decided to go for it.
  5. I was voted “Best Dressed and “Best Hair” in high school! It makes perfect sense why I want to share my style and beauty tips with the world!:) Haha! I’ve been working it since my younger days! There was nothing more exciting to me back then than planning my outfits for school. Even in elementary school, my mom would take me and my sisters shopping for school clothes and I had a definite opinion. I think I got it from my older sister. She always had great style and would let me borrow all of her clothes and bags.
  6. This leads into my next fact. My hair is very naturally curly. My husband’s hair is super curly as well. 2 of our 3 kids have tons of curls. So that is where my blog name originated from. When I was thinking of something that describes me and my life..I immediately thought Curls! And I have a love for the finer things in life, so cashmere was a natural fit.;)
  7. The first thing I do in the morning is walk straight to my coffee maker. I love it and need it. I go to bed at night excited for coffee the next morning. There is something so cozy about drinking a hot cup of coffee. I have to use my fave Pottery Barn mugs too. It’s just not the same if I don’t. And then after I leave me house in the morning, I make a run for a latte at Starbucks. I have a problem.
  8. I am constantly restyling my home! I can walk by something and decide in that instant, I want to rearrange the mantel or my shelves or etc. I think it is relaxing to me much the same way organizing is. There is something to be said for that feeling of accomplishment, and some days all I may get accomplished is restyling some odd or end in my home!
  9. My family calls me the “Crockpot Queen!” I am not that great of a cook, but thank the lord we have 3 slow cookers that I use constantly. I love getting dinner cooking during nap time, and so this is perfect for me to put in some kind of meat main dish and then throw together a salad and some veggies and, voila…dinner is done!
  10. I will always want another baby. If my husband is reading, stop now! There is just something so sweet about a the excitement of a new baby, and then the baby comes and its pure heaven. I have been blessed with easy pregnancies and nursing was second nature to me, so there is nothing I have loved more than going to the hospital and coming home with a precious new bundle. Three is where we are stopping, but I worry and wonder all the time if there is one more baby waiting for us.

That wraps up getting to know me a little better! I hope you take time to comment and always reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to chat or share your thoughts. I would love to get to know some of you better. Also, please take a minute and subscribe to my email list…It will only send an email if a new post is up. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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  1. Carrie barker
    September 26, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Great post, Ashley!! We have so much in common … but primarily the Mexican food and coffee addiction!! When we meet in person, we will go to ‘bucks together every morning and we’ll eat Mexican for dinner!!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Well, if we lived closer we could totally meet for coffee or dinner and have it made and be in heaven!! Thanks so much for stopping by Carrie!!

  2. Amy Hilbers
    September 26, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Yay! Congrats on your first post! I’m excited to follow your blog and get inspired!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks for checking it out Amy! So sweet of you!

  3. Kylie
    September 26, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Great start to the blog, Ash! It was fun to read!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks sis!!!

  4. September 26, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Welcome to the “Blogland”, Ashley! It’s wonderful to have you around!!!

    xo

    Luciane from HomeBunch.com

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate it.

  5. Jen
    September 26, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Awwww YAY!!! Soooo loved getting to know you more!!! Can you pretty please post some crock pot recipes??:) congratulations on launch your launch today!!!!! I adore you, your style, and now your blog!!! Woot!!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Oh Jen! You are the sweetest! Yes, of course! I think you don’t need my help, your cooking skills look amazing!

  6. September 26, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I have super curly hair too! Also, share your crock pot secrets please! The meals I find online are never that great haha! Your blog looks amazing! Congrats!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Angela! So nice meeting you! Yes, Ive got some curls for sure. Yes, I will come up with a post about my fave, go-to recipes. Thanks again!

  7. Amber
    September 26, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Love this! We have a lot in common!!:)

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      That’s awesome! Thank you for stopping by. I really do appreciate it!

  8. Rachel Moore
    September 26, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    With your number one fact being about Mexican food it only reaffirmed my love for you! Great post. Happy to see your blog live!! Xo
    Rachel http://www.pinterestingplans.com

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Rachel! And yes, I have an addiction I’m afraid!

  9. September 26, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Love that you put in that you are a crock pot queen!!! Teach me your ways… I totally need to go buy another crockpot!!!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Haha! Well, at least I get dinner on the table I guess! Sure, ask me anytime!

  10. September 26, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Ashley!!! We have been waiting this day for a long time girlfriend ! Welcome to the internet💗 I am totally on the same page with your Mexican food obsession! Some queso and margs and this girl is HAPPY! Haha I loved getting to know you better through this post. The site design is gorgeous I love it but wouldn’t have expected anything less from you !

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Macey!! You are the sweetest! Thank you for all of your advice along the way and you know I will have tons more questions for you!! Lets go get some mexican and margs!

  11. Amanda Bartley
    September 26, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Congrats! Beautiful blog…I’m ready to be inspired! 😍

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you!! Now I am ready to see your foodie blog!

  12. Kelli Riddle
    September 26, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    L❤️VE it Ashley!!!! I was a Pi Phi at OSU 🎉🎉🎉 I literally drink salsa with a straw and Starbucks know Doug and I by name 😳😬 I’m so proud of you! Let’s go eat Mexican food !

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks Kelli!! Yes, I remember you were a Pi Phi at OSU. Yes, lets plan a date for coffee or mexican food! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Brandy Bell
    September 26, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    This was just lovely. You made this so personal and I feel like we are friends now. 🙂 Well done! I look forward to gaining lots of fashion advice from you. I love your instagram btw. Keep it up sister! @sobellandco

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      You are the sweetest!!! Thanks so much for commenting and coming to check it out!!

  14. September 26, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Yay!!! I can relate to so much of this!!! So excited about your blog! 🙂

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Yay!!! I’m so glad!! Thanks for stopping by!!:)

  15. Hayden
    September 26, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Hi Ashley, loved reading your first post. Can’t wait for more!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!! It is seriously making my day!!!

  16. September 26, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I love it, Ashley! You have such great style! I’m so glad we’ve become IG friends and I can’t wait to see more!

    XO- Stephanie

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Stephanie!!!! You are the sweetest for taking time to come visit my site!!❤️❤️❤️

  17. September 26, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I love your posts on IG – especially your playroom pics! Your entire home is stunningly gorgeous. Thank you for sharing some fun facts about you. Enjoy the debate!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 26, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Alana!!!! Oh good!! We all love their playroom!! Thanks so much for reading!!

  18. Joni Wells
    September 26, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Great job, Ash!! Love everything about it. We are so proud of you😘😘

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much!!

  19. Kris Chavis
    September 26, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    So proud of you and your first blog!! It’s so exciting! Glad to learn some of these Ashley tidbits, and can’t wait to learn more! Way to go!!!!!

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Thanks Chavis!!! So sweet of you to read!!

  20. Terra Murray
    September 27, 2016 / 5:38 am

    You are my PEOPLE!!! ; ) What a wonderful first post, and I am so excited to see what’s in store.

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:01 am

      You are the nicest!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  21. September 27, 2016 / 9:23 am

    So fun getting to know the person behind the Instagram profile! 🙂 I have to say, I feel like we’re kinda the same person – from the coffee and Mexican addiction to the naturally curly hair to being voted “Best Dressed!” Look forward to following along! XO

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:02 am

      That is so funny!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  22. September 27, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Love everything about this! I am laughing because I am naturally shy too! I look forward to watching your site bloom. 🙂

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Hi Vanessa!! That is so funny!!! Sometimes I wonder who this girl posting and sharing so much of her life😆😆

  23. Rebecca Smith
    September 28, 2016 / 6:53 am

    #4 & #7 yes! Love this post Ashley! Congratulations on your blog! 😘

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thank you Rebecca!!! So nice of you to stop by!!

  24. Tiffany Wooster
    September 28, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Congratulations Ashley! I am so happy for you and your new adventures ahead! I look forward to reading more. Love your style. 😍

    • curlsandcashmere
      September 28, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Oh you are so sweet!! Thank you!!

  25. October 4, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Congrats on the new blog! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeves!

    XO

    • curlsandcashmere
      October 4, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much!!! I appreciate it!!

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