Western Vibes

I’ve always been intrigued by bohemian style, but I never gravitate towards it. If someone were to style me in a boho outfit, I would love it and rock it, but I would never style myself in it. I was playing in Andrea’s closet (my favorite hobby) and saw this hat and loved it. The color is brilliant, the wide brim gives it a curious side, and the belt gives it a western vibe. And this is the closest I come to creating a “boho” look… and I kinda love it. Wearing my Current Elliott jeans yet again. The chunkiest sweater

Indian Summer

Leonardo is probably having a heyday right now. How on earth is it mid-November and the high tomorrow is 69?! I looked up what the weather was a year ago today and there was a complete whiteout. But hey, I’m not complaining because I know what is coming. Winter is coming. In the meantime, I plan on taking full advantage of these beautiful days by going for lots of walks/hikes and keeping my Fall wardrobe alive and well. I got these jeans this past August while out in Santa Barbara and have yet to wash them. Gross, maybe, but they wear

Supercharged Pumpkin Spice Latte

As we head deeper into November, the weather still has me craving all things pumpkin. This has been one of the hottest Falls I have ever experienced in the Michigan. It is already the second week of November and every day has been in the 60s and sunny! It is absolutely gorgeous. Fall in Michigan is my favorite time of year. If you follow along on my Instagram (@ashleyellenhoward), I’m sure you’ve already seen my 20,347,203 pictures of the leaves πŸ˜‰ #sorrynotsorry I got home from my workout this morning (at FLEXcity Fitness!) and was starving. I whipped up a

Autumn Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Happy First Day of Autumn! Bring on the brisk air, cider & donuts, changing leaves… Fall is such a vibrant season. The tastiest recipes come in the Fall, too. This recipe is one you’re going to want to have weekly. Sam and I are finally getting into a routine that works for us. 6am workouts, 8am studying/eating, working from 10-6, and then dinner and more studying! It gets busy, so this one pan/skillet recipe is a life savor. Plus, easy clean-up. WINNING. Sam and I try to eat Whole 30-ish most of the time, so yes, this recipe is #Whole30Approved. I

Pumpkin Chai Bread

Guys… IT’S HERE. Not officially, but the weather says otherwise. Fall weather is my faaaavorite season! Get ready for lots of Fall-ish recipes. Ah I’m just so happy.  Okay, this bread. Probably one of my favorite things that I have made so far. Sam and I ate the whole loaf in 2 days. It is really yummy for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee and a little bit of almond butter on top πŸ™‚ MMM! It is loaded with all of the flavors of Fall. It was also the perfect study snack! I brought some in to work to have

Pumpkin Pie prOats

Fall is [kinda] here! My favorite season ever. The smells, the weather, the beauty. Everything about Fall is just perfect. I got home from my workout this morning and had leftover pumpkin from a recent recipe (coming soon) and couldn’t help but make pumpkin pie oatmeal. I never get sick of it! I added 2 egg whites for added protein, PLUS it makes the oatmeal super fluffy. You’re going to want to whip this up STAT.  

Goal Crusher

The minute that this line came out, it inspired me. “Goal crusher.” It just pumps me up to crush my goals! I paired it with my “free spirit” bra, which brought even more inspiration. A gypsy princess crushing her goals. Yes. I have definitely been teeter tottering with my goals lately. I am normally very disciplined at keeping my “eyes on my prize”, but recently… I haven’t cared. It is a goal of mine to workout at least 4x a week, but that hasn’t been happening. It is my goal to not eat processed foods, but yesterday I was deep into

Protein Smoothie Bowl

I’m sure you’ve seen these all over social media. Smoothie bowls are a foodie trend right now, but for good reason. They are delicious and you can hide lots of veggies in them without the bitter taste! Freeze some fresh fruit overnight, throw in a blender, blitz, and serve. Super easy, delicious, and chock full of vitamin, minerals, complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein. A macro counters dream. You can add whatever you would like, but this is the recipe I whipped up the other day.   Smoothie: Frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup Frozen banana, 1/2 Handful of spinach Handful of

Day-to-Night, Black & White

I am indifferent about being “trendy”. I guess it depends on what the trend is and if I like it – haha. Chokers and bodysuits are definitely back in trend and I wrestled with the idea of them. I love both, but I often associate the trend with a girl that… may not be the classiest? For lack of a better word. They aren’t always styled in a classic, elegant way. My mind changed when I grabbed coffee with Andrea and she was wearing the most chic outfit that included a choker. I love, love, loved the look! A look that screams

Mother Loves You

Gird your loins because this is about to be a lengthy post. So much has been happening (surprise, surprise) in the Howard household! Sam and I love to keep busy and we are really, really good at it. The past 3 weeks Sam and I have been in-between leases and therefore – homeless. Dun, dun, duuuunnnn! Thank goodness we have amazing friends who let us stay at their apartments and family on the weekends. We basically lived at Whole Foods for all three meals since we weren’t really able to cook. I now know every worker there by name and can