Be The Unexpected

I’ve been antsy lately to find a way to be more mindful of going out of my way to bless someone else during the day. I decided that it could be a great way to have ALL of us be more mindful of other people throughout our busy schedules, and that if we each did one thing a week together we could really make an impact. Last week on our Instagram @theshineproject we announced .
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Our Saturday.

((love is when you use your arm as a tissue for your kid…. hahahaha)) ((Since Mike is the tallest we’d challenge him to see how high of oranges he could pick)) This was the first weekend in months where our Saturday wasn’t scheduled with soccer games, or that I was in town and we had nothing planned. It was amazing. We went orange picking out at Agritopia Farms in Arizona and had so much .
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All About The Swim Wear.

  All Swim Suits- Albion Fit, Blue Kimono, White Floral Kimono We just got back from a little spring break getaway to Mexico. We’ve been going to Rocky Pointe since I was about 12, so it was fun to take the kids with us this time. I felt olllddddd hanging out at the kid pool. Times have changed since we would go spend our college spring breaks down there The links to my swim .
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Spring Ready.

I am so excited for spring! I can not believe that it’s already March. March in Arizona means that we’re currently experiencing weather that most people get during their summers. Its my favorite time of the year and I’m ready to transition to my spring wear. There’s a fun new app that that can help you discover new looks and items. WEAR allows you to easily discover amazing fashion inspiration on your phone, and .
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Lace For A Cause.

 Trench Coat, Lace Dress We are so excited to be teaming up with 3Claps this week to raise money for scholarships for our student employees. 3Claps specializing in hard to find indie labels for your kids that are so cute and fun. This week, they are donating 10% of sales from the dress and trench coat that Zoe is wearing to our non profit organization. As we grow and employ more first generation college .
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Authentic Love.

I got an email from my grandma that said, “Ashley! You need to write another blog post. I’ve read your current one so many times that I have it memorized.” Hi grandma, thanks for lighting my blogging fire again.  I’m putting more of a focus on blogging again this year, so hopefully writing gaps won’t be so long after this. Tonight Zoe looked at me and said, “Mom, if you weren’t my mom and .
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If You Are A Parent: You Need To Read This.

Shiloh took pictures of me at the park after school today. “Mom, what would you do if I drop your new camera?” “Shiloh, don’t even ask me those questions. That’s not an option.” Today our schedule looked a lot like most days do. Mike gets up and takes the kids to school (Bless him. He knows I can’t wake up early.) We work at our offices until about 5:30. I pick up kids from .