November 26, 2011

1000 & a giveaway!!!

This here is my 1000th post!
I thought I would share with you a few things about myself and why I blog.

{july 2007}

I started this little blog here on July 8th, 2007.
I didn't REALLY start blogging til the fall of 2007.

I was at the ripe age of 19 years old and about to move back to my little college town to start my second year of college. My sister had been bugging me about getting a blog so she and my family could see what I was up to while I was away... and so I gave into peer pressure and did! I was so hesitant because back then blogging was for the girls that were married or had kids. What was I to blog about? I am so glad I gave in & that I have kept up with it. I love clicking back into old posts and reading about things that I forgot I did. Even though I don't get too personal on here I love reading about random stories, what I did that weekend, who I was hanging out with, random quotes that I have found, or remembering when I bought my first car, memories of boys that I've dated, or family traditions. All of these things have made me become who I am today. I love seeing my growth as a person & things I have accomplished.

Just like my grandpa said

How true is that?? With just even one little line our mind can take us back to actual reality.
And, boy do I love to remember.

Another aspect of blogging that just makes me happy is sharing pictures. Now days it seems like no one ever prints pictures. The process goes as follows: you snap pictures of something, you upload them to your computer, store them in a file and on occasion look at them. I love the fact that with a blog you can post your pictures and "journal" about what happened on that very day in time. I love that you can make blogs into your own personal story book. One day I will be able to show my future family things I used to do and the people I was around: and read them my life story :)

I have become friends with some amazing people on here. Some have become just my bloggy friends and other IRL friends. People who just don't get blogging probably find it so funny, but I love {and yes I do realize I have probably said love a million times already in this post, but hey I'm just a passionate person ;)} the friendships I have made. We all seem to relate to each other in some form or another. There have been many days when I have been having a terrible day and I will read someones blog that inspires me. There have also been many times where someones silly little comment just brightened my day.I just love the little blogging community.

And now for some random facts about me for you:
{I will do seven.. since that's my faveee number}

7. I have a ring that I got when I was in California at drill/dance camp that I  wear a ring on my right hand ring finger. I don't leave home with out it.

6. I am always the one nominated to plan something. I am the planner for just about everything. When it comes to a few different groups of friends some how I end up doing it. And I love it. {next item of business coming up that I planned is my drill/dance 5th year reunion in December!}

5. I get along with just about every personality type. Not sure how this one happened? But it's the truth.

4. I have to fall asleep to noise. I typically fall asleep to Ross, Monica, Rachel, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe making me laugh.

3. I am the worlds greatest procrastinator. But I have come to terms I just work better under a time limit and stress ;)

2. I dream of living in a small town. {With a cute re-done old house & a porch swing.}

1. I wear colored contacts. Although my eyes are naturally blue I just like it better that way! Oh, and I'm blind as a bat :)

In saying thank you to all my lovely readers
{yes, that would be YOU}
 I will be doing a

Who likes music??!

All you have to do is:
-be a follower of Absolutely Ashley
-and leave a comment saying you did! :)

for extra entries: {leave a comment for each entry please}
-be a follower of Ashley Eliza Photography
-follow Ashley Eliza Photography on Facebook!

You have until Wednesday November 30th to enter

Here's to the next 1000 posts!


Liesl said...

Congrats on your 1,000 post and how fun to go back through your blogging journal! Love it and how you enjoying sharing pictures...I do too!

I am a follower of your lovely blog and what a fun giveaway and thank you for giving your readers a chance to win it!

Good luck to everyone entering!

Liesl :)

Megan said...

My official entry. Miss your face.

Gentri said...

Congrats Ashley! :D That's so exciting. Love your random facts. And this is also my entry- I am a follower (duh!) :)

Kathy S said...

Congrats! (I'm a follower :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

YAYAYAYAYAY 1000! You rock, Ash! We are so much alike...I have to have my tv on to go to sleep, too...always have. :)

I enjoy your blog so much...keep it up, friend! xoxo

p.s. I'm a follower, duh. ;)

Samantha said...

yay 1,000 posts! I'm a follower :)

Samantha said...

aaaannnnndddd i follow your photo blog

Samantha said...

and liked you on facebook :)

AllyM said...

thanks for the comment, he truly is a good man. lovelove your blog. also love itunes:)

now following.


Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

So cute!

brlracincwgrl said...

Congrats on the 1000th post! And I'm a follower, too :).

P.S. I'm blind as a bat too!

Adriana said...
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Adriana said...

aw congrats on the 1000 posts! That's awesome! I haven't been blogging for too long I think I still have under 50 posts lol :]


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