Season of the Music Festival

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I've been suffering from #FOMO thanks to Snapchat and Instagram overly reminding me that I did not attend Coachella lol. I'd love to attend the music festival but Coachella is not in my budget right now ($1,000 admission, hotels, flight, food, etc..nah bruh). Although I missed Coachella, I plan to attend many music festivals and concerts this summer; so far I'm going to see Beyonce, attending The Made in America Music Festival, and other local music happenings in my area. Here's some outfit inspiration as we head into the season of music festivals!
Photography: Eagle Vision Creations
Are you attending any music festivals this summer? Let me know in the comment section! Until next time...
XOXO,
Ashley 

24 Things I Learned Before 24



Dear Mama...

Dear Mama,
I truly don't know where to begin this letter, I feel as though no matter what words I write...they'll never be enough to express to you how much I appreciate, love, and admire you. But, I guess I can start at the beginning. Mommy, thank you for bringing me into the world. I'm so grateful that you chose to selflessly carry me in your womb and birth me into this crazy, weird place we call earth (it's still a strange place to me 23 years later lol). Mommy Lady, thanks for all the sacrifices you make to ensure Antonio and I have all of the things our hearts desire. Although you've told me thousands of times not to let our wants hurt us lol, I truly can't remember a time when you didn't provide us with something we needed or wanted. Back in 2005, when we left D.C I couldn't understand for the life of me why you'd relocate us to this little ol' country town in Virginia. But now that I'm older I appreciate your choice, our lives were transformed in many positive ways since moving here. Truthfully, I don't think I would've accomplished as much as I have if it weren't for you relocating us here when you did. Mom, thanks for always being there for a good laugh, words of encouragement, life & boy advice(I'll get it together one of these days), and for being listening ear on those days I just need to vent. I can't ever repay you for all of the great things you give to me day in and out. I just pray that God allows me to be half as great of a woman, sister, friend, and mother as you are to me and the many people who's lives you've touched.
Happy Mother's Day Pretty Lady! I love you to the moon and back.
Ashley
Photography: Eagle Vision Creations
Get outfit details & see more pictures of me and my mommy below!

Cupcakes & Conversations: Creating Your Vision for 2016 RECAP!


“I thought the event was very professional and very eye opening. With my vision board I hope to lay out my goals and aspirations for the New Year. This event just shows how hard VSU Trojans work to achieve and this is a prime example of why I’m glad to call myself a VSU TrojanHAIL STATE!!!” Laquanna Sledge

In January of 2016, I had my first event associated with my blog called "Cupcakes & Conversations: Creating Your Vision for 2016". This event was a milestone in my blogging career. It was the first since creating My Simple Curvy Life, that I swallowed all of my fears and just went for it! Thank God I did because this was the kick off to many other great events that I'll be hosting for my blogs following and for my community. 
I appreciate every person who attended the event, you guys are forever apart of the Simply Curvy brand's history! Thanks to all of my volunteers, dessert sponsors (Ms. T's Sweet Treats and Ayesha's Delicious Delights), event photographer (Eagle Vision Photography) and the amazing Jaleesa of Coach Jaleesa, who was the guest speaker at the event. Jaleesa's words of encouragement, motivated me to not only finish my vision board but actually accomplished many of the goals I laid out for myself and it's only April! And last but not least a huge THANK YOU to Scoop VSU, for capturing the event through video and photography. You guys went above and beyond for to make this event an everlasting memory for me, I'm forever grateful. 
Check out the recap of the event and my exclusive interview about Cupcakes and Conversations: Creating Your Vision for 2016 with SCOOP VSU below:  
My Vision Board