rockin' out ...

I have no words. She is so cute I can barely stand it! She loves Daddy's sunglasses and she rocks them like no other. I think they may become Kylie's sunglasses if she keeps this up!

Again, this is another phone picture, so the quality is not so good :(


little old men ...

My husband got a Barnes & Noble gift card for his birthday a couple months ago and he decided to spend it on the movie UP. He is a kid at heart ... LOVES Disney and Pixar movies {I guess this is a good thing, considering these will be movies our kids will enjoy as well}! We are watching the movie right now and gosh, old men are so cute ... Especially this old dude. Fun movie, too! If you haven't seen it, you should. I love the animation. That's all. Old men are cute ... Wrinkly, white-haired cartoon old men, that is!


christmas tags ...

Another thing I got checked off my list this weekend! I made tons of Christmas tags to accent the presents. I went for more of a vintage-feel this year, with lots of red and turquoise. I LOVE that color combination. I have always incorporated lots of turquoise into my everyday decor and Christmas decorating, but I think I may add a bit more red this year. It just livens it up a little, doesn't it!?! This picture is bad because it was taken from my iphone. Yuck!


need more time? ...

We had a productive weekend around here! I now have a clean car for the first time in months! This was one of the handful of things we got one this weekend. It is amazing how much baby junk gets accumilated in all the pockets and crevaces of my car.

Point of the story is that I was able to almost completely finish the orders that were placed last week, so I will be opening my shop this week for those of you who did not have a chance to shop on Friday! All the same "guidlines" will still apply ... They are listed at the top of my Etsy shop.

What are you waiting for? Go shop!!! Oh, and happy Monday :)


today is { THE } day ...

Go shop!!! It's your ONE and ONLY day to purchase Cristina Ashley Designs jewelry for Holiday gifts. www.cristinaashleydesign.etsy.com

Happy Friday! Boy am I happy the weekend is here :)


chalk paints ...

Kylie and I did a fun "craft" today on the back patio. I found it several months ago in a Parenting magazine as an idea submitted by a mother. Here are the materials you need ...

Non-Toxic Chalk
Small Paint Cans
Small Craft Paint Brushes
Hammer or Mallet

We poured the chalk powder into the buckets, added some water, then ... Ready, set, GO!!!


a late halloween post ...

Just a couple pictures from our Halloween on Saturday. Kylie was a pumpkin fairy. She was adorable, but only made it to 3 houses before she was ready to come home. Not like she was going to eat the candy anyway! So this year, instead of trick-or-treating, we came home, sat on our porch and handed out candy to all the cute little kids. {Memories} ...


i'm still alive part 2 ...

Okaaayyy ... So I am alive, but I want to make a couple changes to the previous post! This past month has been so stinkin' busy for our family as we have moved, had company in town, lots of birthdays to celebrate, traveled to Southern California to see family, etc. Oh, and caught up on LOTS of orders! Due to this craziness, have closed my shop for the time being, until I hire some help. I was planning on having my shop open for Holiday orders, but it doesn't look like I will have the help I need in time.

I have just recently started my Christmas shopping and as I was checking things off my shopping list I felt bad that some of you had my jewelry in mind for some of your Holiday gift giving. So I had an idea ...

I will open my shop to take Holiday orders for ONE DAY and one day ONLY!!! This day will be Friday, November 6th. Yep, that's in 3 days! I will open my shop late Thursday night and it will be closed by the time I go to bed Friday night ... So act quickly! I do have some strict guidlines to follow. You may read through those below:


* I will only be available for limited "conversation" time and emails on Etsy. Please avoid lots of special requests that will require me to respond. This may result in your purchase not being in on time!
* I do not have the resources to do RUSH orders.
* I get LOTS of emails daily about status of orders and questions. Having to respond to these only slows me down. I will not respond to these emails.
* Orders will be shipped by December 18th, unless I mention otherwise to an individual. If you will already be gone for vacation, please make a note of the mailing address in the notes section of the invoice. NOT on a seperate email or "conversation". I will send the order there instead.
* Please make sure that the entire invoice has been completed for your transaction {correct mailing address, payment completion, etc.}. Many times people forget to click the "pay now" button and think their orders is placed, when it has not been completed. Orders that are not paid on this day will not be made.

I think that's it! Sorry for all the "rules". I am hoping to avoid snags along the way that would typically slow me down during a busy time. I wish you all a wonderful Holiday season! Thanks for your continued business and support. I appreciate each one of you!