Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Playlist

First I want to make an announcement I am going to start blogging 3 days a week. I really want this blog to take off and frequent blogging is what makes a blog take off. So expect updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from now on. I will still do 'Wise Words Wednesdays' while Mondays and Fridays will be fashion/lifestyle posts.

Every once in a while I need a good motivator to put me in a good mood. One of those things is music. Here I've put together a playlist of sorts with songs that make me happy. :)

Viva La Vida by Coldplay (Live)
I know a lot of people are over this song but it's always been one of my favorites. This live version is even better than the studio one.

Pumpin Blood by NONONO
Okay I first heard this song on DWTS and it's been used in commercials and tv shows alike. It's one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and you can't get it out, especially the whistling part.

Ho Hey by The Lumineers
Again, I know this song is overplayed but it makes me happy and puts a smile on my face.

Why Should I Worry by Billy Joel
Yeah a Disney song (not the only one on this list btw) Oliver and Company was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I absolutely loved (well still do) this song. I feel we should all take some advice from Dodger and just not worry or care about your troubles (or at least try to not worry). I think we'd all be a little happier.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
The second (and last) Disney song. I guess you can tell I'm a big Disney fan and Mary Poppins is my favorite Disney film. I love the whole soundtrack to this film but in particular this song makes me smile the most. Just don't ask me to say it backwards, I can't!

Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
Okay so this song is used on a Sherwin Williams commercial now (I think) but I've always liked it and it's a fun song to listen to.

Everything At Once by Lenka
I first heard this song on a Disney commercial (this seems to be a theme with me getting music from commercials...) It's so rhyming (seriously the lyrics: as royal as a queen as buzzed as a bee) it needs to be put in a Disney movie pronto!

Brand New Day by Tim Myers feat. Lindsey Ray
Yet another commercial music find *ahem*. This was from a Target commercial a few years back. The lyrics are catchy and it's a fun song to sing along to.

I'm Into Something Good by The Bird and the Bee
This remake is even catchier than the original. I recommend checking out more of The Bird and the Bee's music, they have a whole album of Hall & Oats remakes and it's awesome. And while it's a little bit too early for Christmas their cover of Carol of the Bells is worth checking out.

Perfect Day by Hoku
Yay, the song from Legally Blonde! With Reese Witherspoon lip-synching along!This is my ultimate guilty pleasure song. I don't know how you can't have a perfect day after listening to this.

What songs put you in a happy mood?

Until Next Time,
Ashley Ann

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Labor Day Round-Up

With Monday being Labor Day I decided to make a post about all the sales online and in stores since I've gotten a lot of e-mails over the last 24 hours.

  • Loft- 50% off new fall styles and summer clearance.
  • Vera Bradley- Up to 75% off on select styles through 8/31.
  • ASOS - Up to 75% off sale plus extra 10% off, use promo code: HAVE10, ends 9/1.
  • Old Navy - 50% off in store and online, ends 9/1.
  • Gap - 20% off purchase, online only, use code: HAPPY.
  • JCrew - 40% off purchases online and in stores, use code: WEEKEND, ends 8/31.
  • JCrew Factory - 40%-60% off everything online and in stores, ends 9/1.
  • L.L. Bean - Save 10% on entire order, use code: LABORDAY, ends 9/1.
  • Lands End - 30% off your order online and in stores, use code: PUMPKIN, ends 9/1.
  • TJ Maxx - Free shipping on orders $50+, all weekend, use code: LABORDAY.
  • Banana Republic - 40% off purchase in stores and online, use code: BRLABOR, ends 9/1. 

- Last year I made a post about wearing white after labor day, check it out here:

- StyleList has A Labor Day Packing Essentials Guide and 10 Ways to Wear White Pants After Labor Day. Check it out here:!fullscreen&slide=2874001
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- If you're feeling nostalgic for 90s fashion or you were a Saved By The Bell  fan, check out The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, airing September 1st at 9/8 central on Lifetime. 

I hope everyone enjoys the 3-day weekend!

Until Next Time,
Ashley Ann