The Sunday Social, Week 70

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

70 weeks of Sunday Social! Can you believe it?

This week’s questions are all more fun childhood questions! I love reading about what kind of person everyone was as a kid! Can’t wait to read your answers!

1. What were you like in middle school and high school?
I was super quiet and kinda shy. I think I’ve gotten better about that as I’ve gotten older, but I was very quiet back then. I was smart and was at the top of my class too.

I was in color guard all four years of high school, and I was captain my senior year!

2. What were your favorite pastimes?

I loved spending time with my girlfriends. We loved hanging out and watching movies and blasting *NSYNC songs. We were pretty obsessed :)

3. What songs were you obsessed with?

ANYTHING *NSYNC! My friends and I loved them all! We also listened to Britney, Christina, Spice Girls, S Club 7, Jessica Simpson, and Mandy Moore.

4. What fashion statement do you look backing and cringe?

Ugh, the awful ’90s bangs were just terrible. I think the overall shorts looked pretty bad too, but I wore them a lot! Haha!
Oh, the bangs!


5. Who was your celeb crush?

JC Chasez. My favorite *NSYNC-er. I still love him!

6. What was your favorite movie?

I loved A Walk to Remember, Legally Blonde, She’s All That, Coyote Ugly, and Bring It On in high school. We watched them a lot on our girls nights!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

These are all about blogger firsts!

1. What is the first blog you ever followed?
2. What was your first blog post about?
3. Who left you your first blog comment?
4. Who was the first blogger you ever met in person?
5. What was your first “blogging milestone”?

Have a great Sunday, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 69

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

Today’s Sunday Social questions are all about jobs!

1. What is your dream job?
My dream job has always been to be a cohost of the Today Show :) I wanted to be a news reporter so bad, but I changed my mind during college and went a completely different direction. I still sometimes wonder what I could have done if I’d finished my journalism degree. My more realistic dream job was to work in the field of adoption, which I got to do for a few years!

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn’t need to work for money, what would you do with your time?

Stay in bed and blog? :) I would probably take a little time to just relax, and then I might try to visit all of the places I’ve always wanted to visit, if I could get myself on an airplane.

3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?

My degree is in child development, so for someone entering that field, I would tell them to look at the needs of each individual child and do what works for them. I would also say to have fun and not take yourself so seriously.

4. What would be your ideal “just for fun” job?

I think it would be fun to have a cupcake shop!

5. What was your first “real” job?

Right out of college, I worked as a two year old teacher at a preschool. Just a few months after that, I worked for an adoption agency as the manager of their maternity home and worked my way up to be coordinator of their foster care program. It was a pretty amazing job!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

We love doing fun questions about childhood!

1. What were you like in middle school and high school?
2. What were your favorite pastimes?
3. What songs were you obsessed with?
4. What fashion statement do you look backing and cringe?
5. Who was your celeb crush?
6. What was your favorite movie?

Have a wonderful Sunday, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 68

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

Today’s questions are all about handbags! I can’t wait to see all of the cute bags y’all have!

1. What is your favorite handbag you’ve ever owned?
My favorite is my Louis Vuitton! I got it in college, and I absolutely love it!


2. What is your dream handbag you lust over?
I would love a bigger Louis bag. The one I have is nice, but in the last few years I’ve carried bigger purses, so I need a bigger Louis, right? :)

3. What are the daily essentials in your purse or work bag?

I always carry my wallet, checkbook, keys, sunglasses, lots of meds, and lots of pens.

4. What’s in your purse (with pictures)?

This Jessica Simpson bag is the one I’ve been carrying lately. I’ve switched around to different ones, but I keep coming back to this one. It’s pretty :)

I can’t believe I’m showing everything in my purse. It’s kind of a mess!
Checkbook, wallet, and my favorite pens

Keys, camera, and sunglasses

Two phone chargers, just in case I lose one :)

Lots of notebooks!

I can’t go anywhere without my allergy and migraine meds

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

1. What is your dream job?
2. If you had just won the lottery and didn’t need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
4. What would be your ideal “just for fun” job?
5. What was your first “real” job?

Have an awesome Sunday, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 67

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

Thanks for all of the sweet get-well wishes on last week’s post! I am feeling MUCH better this week!

Today is the day Neely and I like to give all of our fabulous participants the chance to “introduce” your blog! We have so many new people each week, and we want to get to know you!

1. What is the name of your blog?
My blog is Ashley Lately :) Neely sorta named it for me. She was doing all of these fun “Neely Lately” posts, so I totally copied her and started doing “Ashley Lately” posts about random things happening in my life, so when I decided my blog needed a name change, it just felt right to call it Ashley Lately!

2. What do you love most about blogging?

I love the fabulous friendships I’ve made through blogging! I’ve met some incredible women that I can call some of my closest friends, and without our blogs, we would’ve never met. I have a fabulous support system, and I can’t imagine my life without these girls!

3. Why did you start blogging?

I had been reading blogs for about a year before I started my own. I love to write, and I thought it would be a great creative outlet for me. I had NO idea it would turn into the wonderful thing it has, and I never imagined I would have the amazing experiences I’ve had because of it!

4. What is something you’d want to tell someone just starting out in the blog world?

Blog for you. Write about what YOU want to blog about. It will be so much fun if you do what makes you happy!

5. Biggest blogging learning experience you’ve had?

Not everyone is who they seem in blogland.

6. What are three blogs you love?

Neely @ A Complete Waste of Makeup (duh!)
Rebekah @ Life with the Edwards
Meghan @ The Perfect Compilation Tape
These girls have all become great real-life friends! You should go read them :)

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions


1. What is your favorite handbag you’ve ever owned?
2. What is your dream handbag you lust over?
3. What are the daily essentials in your purse or work bag?
4. What’s in your purse (with pictures)?


Have a wonderful Sunday, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 65

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

Today’s questions are all about summer fun!

1. What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
Oh, by far my favorite activity of the summer was seeing Garth Brooks at Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief concert with my friend Lori!
Not only was it the highlight of my summer, it was kind of the highlight of my life :)

Another big highlight was Neely’s first visit to OKC and our NKOTB/98*/Boyz II Men concert!
I loved getting to show Neely around my town and see a great concert with her!

2. What was your favorite outfit look/clothing item of the summer?

My favorite thing was maxi dresses and skirts! I have several that I got from Hazel and Olive, and they are just amazing!

3. What is one thing you wish you’d gotten to do this summer?

I wish I’d been able to spend more time with my family and friends. I got one trip home and one visit from Neely here, but I would’ve loved more.

4. What was your favorite song of the summer?

 There are so many :) I think the songs I listened to the most were Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears”, Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again”, and Brett Eldredge’s “Don’t Ya”.


5. What was your favorite movie/tv show of the summer?

I didn’t go to a single movie this summer, but there were a few TV shows I kept up with. My favorites were The Bachelorette, Mistresses, Hollywood Game Night, Whose Line is it Anyway, and Whodunnit, and I blogged about them here!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

We are going from summer questions straight into fall questions!

1. What is your favorite fall activity?

2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?

3. What is something fun about fall in your area?

4. What are your favorite fall staple outfits?

5. What things are his looking forward to most about this coming fall season?

6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Tradition?
Have a fabulous Sunday, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 64

Sunday Social
Hey y’all!

Today’s questions are all about your childhood! These flashback weeks are some of my favorites!

1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
My momma’s cooking. Seriously. I also miss being in the same place as my best friends and being able to see them every day. Those days were nice.

2. Did you have a nickname growing up? What was it?
My momma and daddy called me ladybug, and my friends called me Ash.

3. What was your favorite thing to do at recess?
We didn’t really do anything at recess. We just walked around and chatted until ti was time to go back to class.

4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Cohost of the Today Show. I watched it every morning getting ready for school, and I thought Katie Couric was the greatest.

5. Did you participate in any school activities?
In elementary school, I was on our jump rope team and on student council. 
I have a whole post about jump rope here. In middle school I played tennis for a couple of years, and in high school, I was in color guard (captain my senior year!), student council, and I was editor of the school newspaper all four years.
That’s me in the middle with the giraffe legs :)

6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?
I had many “blonde moments”. Seriously, I said some of the dumbest stuff. They just LOVE bringing those things up!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab out button, and link up with Neely and me! I can’t wait to read y’all’s answers!

Next week’s questions

These are all about the fun you’ve had this summer!

1. What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
2. What was your favorite outfit look/clothing item of the summer?
3. What is one thing you wish you’d gotten to do this summer?
4. What was your favorite song of the summer?
5. What was your favorite movie/tv show of the summer?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

The Sunday Social, Week 63

Sunday Social

Hey y’all!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

1. What is something you’ve always wanted to do but are afraid of?
I want to travel overseas, but the whole flying over an ocean thing freaks me out. So does flying in general :)

2. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I don’t know. I don’t try to plan that far in advance :) Hopefully living a great life doing something I love!

3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2013?
I’m excited for Thanksgiving with my family. I hope I get to go home for it this year!

4. What are your hopes for your blog?
I hope my blog will continue to grow and that I will continue to make wonderful friends.

5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city?
I love the OKC area, but I wouldn’t be opposed to living somewhere else. Dallas has always been a possibility, so we’ll see what happens someday!

6. What is your morning routine?
Hit my snooze button 238015 times.
Check email, twitter, Instagram, Facebook, twitter again
Drag myself out of bed
Wash my face
Put in contacts
Brush my teeth
Put on my makeup
Straighten my hair
Get dressed
Drive to Sonic for my morning Dr. Pepper (most important!)
Drive to work

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

These are more fun childhood questions!

1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
2. Dd you have a nickname growing up? What was it?
3. What was your favorite thing to do at recess?
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
5. Did you participate in any school activities?
6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?

Have a great Sunday!