Randomness thy name is Ashley

2/25/2010 08:20:00 PM Ashley 2 Comments

Warning: This is going to be one random post so try to stick with me.

Lets start with the fact that I have been trying to decide if I should paint the less than attractive dresser that we have in our guest bedroom or get rid of it and look for something new or off of Craigslist. There's issues with both of these ideas. If I keep the existing dresser I'm still going to have to deal with the drawers sticking and not wanting to open. If I look for something from Criagslist I have the issue of not having a wide selection and price gouging. So today as I was looking through the Denver section of Craigslist and found what I want almost instantly.

With the color of our bedding in the guest bedroom I wouldn't even need to paint it. I love the simple look of it and that it has a desk as a part of it. I'm drooling as we speak, if only we had a way to get it home. I'm rather sad about that issue. Guess I'll have to suck it up and keep looking around where we live.

Recently I had just picked up a shampoo and conditioner from L'Orèal's new line for color treated hair called EverPure. I've been testing the moisture version for a month (I don't wash my hair every day) and so far I'm liking it a lot.

This is my hair after using this product about 7-8 times (as of today).

I do want to try it for a bit longer before I do a full on review, so keep your eye out for that!

I stopped by J Crew today and found two tops, one of which I had been in love with since I saw it in their holiday catalog.

I'm a sucker for a snowflake.

I love yellow and can't wait to pair this up with a gray shirt underneath. I'm hoping that the light weight cotton is light enough for where we live.

Now the most random thing about this post. I was walking through Target just a bit ago and walked past the Barbie aisle, when I was stopped dead in my tracks. Now I had heard and I had seen some of the "retro" Barbies that they have been re-releasing. Pretty much they took the most iconic Barbies from every decade and are selling them again. I have already seen the 60's and 70's re-releases, but I had not seen the 80's until tonight and boy did I have a wicked crazy flashback.

Peaches and Cream Barbie.

Does anyone remember her? I do. I had her and I loved her. From her dress to her jewelry, this is the outfit that I have never forgotten. I seriously had to fight with my 7 year old self to keep from buying her. *Sigh*

I also saw a few new Barbies from their Barbie Basics line. From what I can tell there are 12 different Barbies (different races and hair colors) and the are all wearing a different version of a "little black dress".

Two of the Barbie Basics.

I'm rather enjoying the concept of getting a plain (but stylish) Barbie that you can dress from the ground up.

Oh to be young again.

Have you found anything good through Craigslist? Were you a Barbie girl? Did you have the Peaches and Cream Barbie?


  1. When I was a kid I only had generic KMart Barbies because I didn't like them enough for my mom to justify buying them for me. (I was more of a My Little Pony girl.) But one year my grandparents bought me Peaches and Cream Barbie and I loved her. Ah, the '80s. Thanks for the good memory.

  2. Nonny: I loved My Little Pony's as well, but that Barbie was just wonderful. I always loved the shimmery top with it's fun texture.