Two Year Blogiversary!

Hey! πŸ˜€

You guys! I’ve been blogging for two years! How exciting is that?! Honestly, I can’t believe it’s been two years. It’s been so amazing though and I’ve met so many awesome people throughout the last year years in the book community. I’ve been able to do some cool things as well. I am really looking forward to my third year of blogging! I know I’ll be a little busy in the next few months, but after that everything should be back to normal again! I honestly wouldn’t be where I am with my blog without you guys. Something else that is exciting is that I am SO CLOSE to 800 followers on here. That is HUGE, because I really didn’t think I would have this many of you lovelies reading my blog. Thank you! ❀

I am now going to share tons of pictures I’ve taken over the last few weeks, because who doesn’t love pictures? πŸ˜›

I am going to start with the most important pictures, FOOD! On the left we have some amazing pizza. The fiance and I decided to try out Davie’s Best Pizza for the second time, because it was a candidate for our wedding! I think it’s the winner. πŸ˜€ Now we need to call them up and set it all up. On the right, breakfast! I went out to eat for breakfast with my mom and aunt on the weekend. I love breakfast food.

Also over the weekend I went to my cousin’s house with my older sister so that we could do some wedding crafts. We made about 30 vases of flowers and 200 hearts. We were only able to do half of the stuff I need for the wedding. This weekend I am going to buy some more stuff, so we can finish it all. I still have about 24 more bottles I need to fill with flowers (which I need to go buy more of) and then I need to make probably another 300 of these hearts.

I am currently reading The Crown’s Game and I am actually really enjoying it a lot. I actually hate that I am kind of in a reading slump right now, because I really want to see how this ends, so I can fangirl over it and rush to order the second book because damn that book cover for the second book is gorgeous. πŸ˜› Top right is a picture of a Nerds Rope, which is one of my favorite candies (that isn’t chocolate).

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Speaking of reading, I listened to the audiobooks for The Raven Boys and Thirteen Reasons Why so far this month. I really liked The Raven Boys a lot and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other books. I decided to give the audiobook a shot, so if I ended up liking it then I could go buy all the books in the series, because the covers are amazing. I’ve had Thirteen Reasons Why on my TBR for a very long time. It was okay. I wasn’t blown away by it though.

I went to the beach a week or two ago to get some pictures of Renegade Red. It was actually a nice day out. It wasn’t crazy hot like it usually is and the waves were pretty big too. The beach is only a couple miles from my house, which is nice.

Above are a couple of the Renegade Red pictures that I took at the beach. Lauren has this thing on her website where you take pictures of her book and she adds the locations to a map on her site. Destination Shattered Blue.

I got a new Book Biff, which I am obsessed with. It’s actually my second one. It’s to protect your books, especially paperbacks. Top right is the packaging and I had to take a picture, because she always has the best packaging. Bottom right is a picture of ColbyJack forever in my way when I am trying to take bookstagram pictures. I also really need to finish this series!

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I created a new Instagram (organizingashley), where I plan to documentΒ my journey of organizing my life and home. I am pretty exciting about it and maybe it’ll even motivate me to ACTUALLY do these things, because my house needs to start looking like an adult lives there. HAH. I first started by cleaning up my Pinterest account. I went from 15,000 pins to 9,500. I could probably get rid of a TON more pins, but I am very attached to my pins lol…sigh.

One of the bigger projects I did for my organizingashley Instagram was to clean my book area up and my shelves. As you can see in the top left picture, it was a straight up disaster. There was things EVERYWHERE. Look at the top of my bookshelves, it was even messier up there! On the top right you can see how they look now. All cleaned up and not a bunch of random crap everything haha. It looks MUCH nicer and the top is almost completely empty!

Here are some pictures of October and Dax. I don’t want to leave them out of the post. πŸ˜› Plus they are so cute and I am forever obsessed with them. Dax likes to sleep with his head on pillows like humans, lol.

Feel free to add me on my Instagram accounts to see more pictures!
Instagram: heyyitsashley – personal Instagram account
Bookstagram: foreverbookish_ – book Instagram account

Thank you guys again for following my blog, reading, and liking my stuff! I can’t wait to fully get back into blogging soon. πŸ™‚

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To end this post, here is a sunset. πŸ˜€

I hope you have a great day!

ashleybluegray

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31 thoughts on “Two Year Blogiversary!

  1. Happy TWO YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!!!! that’s AMAZING, I hope to one day reach my 2 year milestone & still have as much enthusiasm as you do. I love all of your photos especially the fur babies!!! Dax <3! I can't wait t get to The Crown's Game also, for the same reasons as you…book 2 looks simply GORGE & I MUST have! lol πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you! πŸ˜€
      I am so surprised I reached the two year mark, especially because my year two wasn’t the best blogging year for me since I was so busy. I will admit, there were so many times where I almost wanted to give up! The Crown’s Game is so good! I am glad I finally picked it up. I have about 100 pages left and really love it, so I see myself buying the second one. haha. I am obsessed with Book Biff now. I am constantly checking her shop for new designs to be put up, lol.

      • I’m so glad you didn’t give up Ashley, you are so good at blogging that I’m sure you have a loyal following πŸ™‚πŸ’•I can’t wait to get through my arcs so that I can start reading from my shelf again. The Crowns Game is high on my list. I’ve been popping into her store as well…may get the black and yellow daisy patterned one πŸ˜ƒ

    • Thank you! πŸ™‚
      It took quite awhile to clean up my shelves and put all the books back! I am glad I finally did it though. Now I just need to keep from letting that happen again, haha.

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