Tuesday, August 30, 2011

my thirty-one party.

Saturday's party was a success. :)

My pal Brittany came over and set up all of her lovely items. Which was a LOT of items. It was so nice to see most of the bags and such in person. They're bigger than they seem in the catalog! 

I set up a little ice cream buffet. It was so fun to do. I like to try to be creative sometimes. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Blue ice cream truck printables were free from Kara's Party Ideas. Awesome party inspiration blog.

White hobnail dishes and a few other items were courtesy of my dear mother. Maybe one day I'll have as many amazing serving options as she has collected and thrifted and discovered at antique shops. :)

So, besides eat ice cream with scrumptious toppings, what else did we do? We had excellent fellowship. I loved seeing the people who came, they were all beautiful women inside and out. We shopped of course. Now is a great time to start getting Christmas presents. Or to just....get stuff for yourself. To help organize your life and home. Which is what I'm trying to do. Key word trying.

Which reminds me. Tomorrow I'm randomly selecting the winner from my list of entries for the August Giveaway! So if you want to be entered, you better get your "like" on. And comment. 

Here are the three options for whoever the lucky winner will be.
Bear with me, because these pictures may be hard to see. If you want to be able to zoom in and look at them better, you can visit their online catalog at www.thirtyonegifts.com

Choice #1 - The Mini Organizer. 
I'm getting one of these and I'm pumped. It will be oh so handy.

Choice #2 - The Thermal Tote.
Perfect for lunch! I already have one of these & love it. And so many patterns to choose from!

Choice #3 - Lil' Expressions Mini Zipper Pouch.
If I had more than a 2 person family, I would totally get one. You get to customize the little people on there. How adorable! Wish I could make the picture bigger, but you can go look on their website.

So there you have it. The three choices. I hope the winner will happen to like one of those things. BUT, the winner will have to hurry up and let me know which one so I can order it. If they don't let me know within 24 hours...I will have to pick another winner. So make sure you check back to see if it's YOU. :)


  1. Such great stuff, Ashley! I wish someone in the Charlotte area threw these parties. Of course if they did, my bank account might be nonexistent!

    Cecily Agner

  2. I love Thirty one.. I have been looking for a new "teacher lunchbag". I have just started following your blog since i've been blogging myself. I am a newly married woman as well and am gonig through similar struggles of finding friends that want the same things as us and can be "our friends", finding a church in Raleigh since its our new home and just figuring out the next steps in our lives. Your blog is such an inspirations

  3. Glad you had a good time, Ashley. :) I heard today that I was a bit of the topic of conversation at the AB table on Sunday. ha! I think it is neat I am teaching another Hamilton this year. Hugs and Love.... :)

  4. Hi Ashley,

    I have really been enjoying your blog. It is an encouragement to young women and us "older" ladies. :-) We are never to old to learn truths from God's Word. Keep it up!

    btw - I would love to be entered in your giveaway.



  5. Ashley, you are so creative!!! I love the ice cream bar and it looks like it would be a ton of fun :) I hope that you had a blast and I know that you will enjoy your thirty-one stuff!! ;)

  6. You did such a great job! What a fun party!

  7. Ashley, I enjoy reading your blogs so much. It is wonderful to see what God is doing in your life. I have enjoyed watching you grow into a godly young lady. I enjoyed the party!!!

  8. You're party was such a blessing - and I'm really hoping that I win the August giveaway :)

  9. I am even MORE disappointed about missing your party now than I was before! Looks like it was a blast! :)

  10. Such a wonderful way to get to see some of my favorite people! loved the goodies and the fellowship. great job Ashley and Brit!




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