{i'm baaaaaackkkkk}
alright ya'll, i've been on a quite a little blogging hiatus lately. my apologies, but it was much needed. i'm not terribly confident i am, in any way-shape-or form, the person to be delving out advice at the moment.

things have been crazy, and busy, and ambiguous, and sometimes good, and most of the time weird, and sometimes funky. i haven't had my norms, my schedule, or really much of any sanity...if we're being completely honest.

BUT...i wanted to update ya'll on the spending/saving and tell you (honestly) where i am with the ol' financial lockdown.

so my last post was in june-yikes.

in june my total amount to debt and savings was: $998.00
in july: $942.00
in august (it's looking like): $855.00

total debt down in 16 months: $22,349.26

so, long story (very) short, i'm still cruisin, but have slowed way down. as it turns out moving into an overpriced luxury apartment wasn't the smartest choice-and i'm still working bit by bit to save when i can.

i'm thinkin' down payment by fall of next year.
now, i just have to figure out where this gal will be when it comes time to make a choice.

they say life is a process...
yea, i'm feelin' that.


a beautiful day

my amazing friend tara, has done it again. check these beautiful photos of my mom, sister and me and hop on over to tara's blog to see more.

love you t, thanks for this.
xoxo ashleycolean


a progress report

i'm not rockin this june challenge, kiddos.

i'm killing it.

like, murdering. not-'killing it, brah' but seriously, doing terribly.

i have $80.34 left for the rest of the month. for everything. and, need i remind you, it's only june 19th.

um, losing.
xoxo ashleycolean


friend love

a few weeks ago my amazing, spectacularly talented friend, tara took some photos of me while we roamed around five points.

i'm gracing her blog today-so pop on over and check the rest of them out.

follow her blog for beautiful updates in a much more regular fashion than me!!
also, like her out on facebook, here!

thanks again t for the fun photos!
xoxo ashleycolean


lo siento

sorry for not having my blogging' sh*t together...things have been an insane whirlwind lately.
luckily, i have tara, doin all the work for me! :)

check out a fun recent weekend with new friends here. and join t's blog! she's pretty much my favorite. :)

here's to doing it all again this weekend.
xoxo ashleycolean


an update

{get it...cash}
of my $400.00 i started june with for all my spending needs i have $243.68 left....and 18 days...

can she do it?!??
xoxo ashleycolean


how to make it work...

my oldest friend, of all time, is getting married early next year to his beautiful fiance, in hawaii. we've been friends for nearly 20 years. twenty! and i am so incredibly happy for him that he's found the perfect girl for him! so happy!!

hawaii will be beautiful, amazing, and unfortunately, not cheap.

i would be so sad if i missed this wedding adventure, and regret not seeing such a dear friend begin the next chapter of his life.

in order to try and make this work, i decided that maybe a travel credit card (capital one venture card) would be a good idea. for the next eight months i could put all my purchase, from rent, to groceries, to expenses for work on that card and pay it off each month. i would assume in 8 months i would have enough points built up to make a serious dent in the flight if not pay for it in its entirety.

that's step one.

step two...well, i'm workin' through this one thing at a time.

here's to hawaii.
xoxo ashleycolean