I just turned 24 years old, this month of September, on Monday the 8th.
I received an overwhelming amount of birthday wishes and comments from followers, friends, and family. Thanks for making the first day of my 24th year a great one! ♥

If you live in the Billings, Montana area, then you should know, the much-loved Granary reopened (fortuitously on my birthday, because that’s where we had dinner!), with a new name: ‘Bistecca at the Granary‘. It has new owners, and a much more relaxed atmosphere.

But it wasn’t so relaxed that I looked odd wearing my Hervé Léger Izzie dress and Valentino Garavani Couture Bow D’Orsay pumps!

If you’re one for mixed drinks, I recommend that you ask for the Grand Mojito. It’s off menu, but the head bartender knows how to make it, and it’s to die for! Best mojito I’ve ever had, hands down.

Now, since this is a lifestyle, fashion and beauty blog, I figure I ought to cover the last of the essentials: The makeup I chose to wear for my birthday!

The Wishlist

And, because no birthday is complete without a wish list, here is mine (so humble, I know)! The camera is more or less at the top of the list; as soon as I can make it happen, I’ll be picking it up. I’m looking forward to actively improving the content of this blog; better photos, and video tutorials are what I have planned for the future!

On a side note, I think my birthday occurred on the last day of good weather here in Montana. It went from being 96º Fahrenheit, to a horrible low of 43º Fahrenheit. Yuck! It’s almost like we went right from summer to winter. Anyone else noticing an uncharacteristically early cold season?

Hope you all had a lovely summer, and if you’re still enjoying warm weather (so jealous!), make the best of it while you can! Autumn/winter comes way too soon.


Billings, Montana
Ashley is a visual designer, artist, MUA, and photographer by day, lifestyle blogger by night. She enjoys How I Met Your Mother marathons, Swedish pop music, and has a bit of a shoe fetish, and will beat you in a kombucha drinking contest, any day, any time.