9.26.2011

These are hard times for dreamers.


Directions: 
Wait until the sunlight is sparkling perfectly through the changing leaves, and the shadows of the trees stretch like giants across the lawn. Step outside. Feel the brisk air. Smile. Marvel at the Autumn beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy as the sky slowly turns from blue, to orange, to fading pink. Be amazed. Savor every moment. Keep dreaming.  

48 comments:

Della said...

You look fantastic! Love your boots.

Gentri said...

I love this Ashley. :) thank you for this. It's just what I needed. Beautiful pictures, beautiful family, and beautiful missoni dress haha! I had a dream they restocked the throws and I had my pick of them. Haha! It was a good dream.

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

you are so stylish, mama! so cute!

Jeannie said...

What a beautiful dress and that color looks so good on you. I also like it with the boots! Of course little bit is as cute as ever. He looked like he was enjoying the fall weather.

Liz said...

Those shoes are just PERFECT with the dress!

Whitney said...

LOOOOOVE the new look on your blog!! Seriously LOVE! And these pictures are the best.. love your hubs being a goof ball =)
Oh, your dress is fantastic too! You look lovely =)

The Presutti's said...

This post is just gorgeousness!!! Every bit of it!

Candice said...

I love the new look of the blog; perfect for fall!! And you are gorgeous, per usual! :) Love it all, Ashley!

Kristie Price said...

You look absolutely stunning. That outfit looks amazing on you. I really love the blues with the brown/tan. And those shoes? Well, I best be getting myself a pair of those ;) The blog looks amazing, Ashley. Thanks for sharing so much beauty and love with us all. Your photos are always fun to look at and you capture so much emotion with your lens. Watching your little one and his adventures has been such a treat. You're definitely an artist, chica!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You two always bring a smile to my face! So excited to get to Nashville to see a real fall this year! And I totally thought of you earlier - my friend works in the industry and got us tickets to the Americana Awards and the Civil Wars will be there! I know you're a fan so you came to mind right away. I need to start listening t their music :)

Faith said...

Ashley, you have the most fabulous style! I want to go shopping with you! Move here quickly, hehe!!

Beautiful pictures ... I can never get enough of looking at your beautiful family!

Gwiddle said...

That dress looks AMAZING on you!!!!! Your shoes are also very cute<3 I'm loving your new blog design as well. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

When you have no dreams, life can be very dull.

Great pictures!!

Cara-Mia said...

Wonderful! And I love your outfit. It looks perfect as your blog icon. :D

A Scarecrow said...

Well well well. Look who redid there blog layout. It looks great Swoop. You know what else looks great. You! You in that blue very rare but beautiful dress. Who is that cool dude running around the front yard like a crazy little man. Great pictures and great post!

LOVE YOU!!!

No Guilt Fashion said...

I LOVE that dress! I wasn't a big fan of the Missoni line, but this may have just changed my opinion. You look amazing!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Look at you getting photobombed by Hudson, haha! Loving the new layout. Very nice. I love Autumn for the first few weeks when everything is nicely cooling down after a hot summer. After that, it's usually just cold and rainy. We're going into Spring here and that's definitely my favourite season for sure. Love seeing everything pop and colours come out from hiding!

Janette said...

Oh la la! I'm loving the fall-ish blog makeover! I'm inspired! I want to make mine more season appropriate too.. You're so good at this artsy stuff Ash! YOU ARE! LOVE IT! And I LOVEEE that dress on your! SOO CUTE!

Janette the Jongleur

Natasha said...

Such gorgeous pictures!
I don't know how you find the time to contantly be redisigning your site...it looks great though!
I love your outfit also...the dress is so cute...and I'd love to steal your boots!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Lippylash said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! Love the feel to them, cozy, family moments!!!

Ashley Eliza said...

you look so lovely! so so so pretty! the lighting. the dress. your cute family. aww fall. i love everything about this post. beautiful writing ash.

xoxo

Alessandra said...

Such a great post and pretty photos. Missoni dress? Gorgeous!

Amy Cappelli said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures, beautiful family, beautiful sentiment :-)

Cindy P said...

I love the new blog look! It's so fallish and pretty! How do you do your blog designs? I love that you change it up often but do you do it yourself or do you use templates?

Also, that dress looks great on you! And those pictures are so beautiful and fun! I am loving that the leaves are starting to change colors and even slowly fall. =)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I think the best time for photos is "golden time" but I am never available to photograph during that time other than once in a while. oh well. It's when the sun is starting to set a bit and makes a golden glow of light. It's so nice.

Love these photos!!! You are all adorable.

ashley.warner said...

such a pretty photo collection.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Wow, you looks gorgeous!!!

Shalyn said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love everything about this post. And please let me have those boots, thanks.:-)

Meri said...

Oooh that must be one of the Missoni dresses from Target? I love it!

Kelly said...

I'm loving your Missoni (esque?) dress. Plus, the cute baby doesn't hurt :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Beautiful :)

misc.alaina said...

Love the dress! Such beautiful photos!! These beautiful days are getting shorter and shorter!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

YOU and that DRESS are beautiful :) great combo!

Megan said...

Seriously, the dress looks absolutely amazing on you! Love the pattern, colors, all of it! Aw, the little curls are too precious.

Eva Marie said...

In need of some fresh air :) Would love to borrow that dress.. hello beautiful toddler boy :)

JRuud said...

OH MY GOD ASHLEY! I love love LOVE your dress. You are seriously a classic beauty. Wonderful family pictures.

Haley K said...

beautiful words...*sigh* you are one talented chica Ashley! Such a wonderful writer, photographer, fashionista, and hot wife and momma! ;)

that dress is fantastic!!! just perfect on you :) love your long, dark locs with the gorgeous blue & yellow chevron print. Goodness how did I miss that Missoni deal at Target???

and the photos of you & your boys are just as precious as ever :) xoxo Happy Hump day girl!

Ny. said...

I always love your eye makeup...win.win!

thedemuremuse.com said...

Ashley, you look GORGEOUS in that dress!! And look at Hudson! He's grown up so much. I can't believe he's already 2! Where has the time gone?!

Also, I'm so sorry about resigning in our Words With Friends game. I haven't had wireless internet access to connect my iPod to for the last month. :(

Virginie's Cinema said...

You are gorgeous Doll !

Everyone seems really excited about the pretty dress too!

I'm loving the little leaves on the ground, oh Autumn!

Virginie ♥

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Michelle (michabella) said...

UM!!! Cutest family ever!!! Love that dress on you!! <3

christina'marie said...

That is the cutest outfit for this gorgeous fall weather! New follower, off to explore the rest of your blog:) Also, hope you stop by & enter my giveaway!
http://wifeysnotes.blogspot.com/2011/09/lovely-giveaway.html

<3 C'Marie

Ashley Slater said...

love your outfit! please say that is was from target....I love they are carrying that line there this fall!

so cute!

xo,
ashley

alex said...

Cutest photos ever! I love your outfit:)

Sara said...

I love your outfit, you look so good, that dress is so cool, the color, the length, the shape are perfect, you look so chic and you are beautiful, also your baby is so adorable! Your blog is lovely and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

Lex C. said...

these are all great photos!! and i LOVE the boots!!

Little Lo Hood said...

I love how thankful you are for everything and how wonderful your take on life is. These are beautiful pictures and I love your dress! :) -Lo