Hello! Ashley here.
Thanks for visiting The Mixed Bag, a place on the internet, that I call my random place. The reason I created a blog back in 2013 was to have a place where I could simply create and share my thoughts. I never wanted to fall into just one category as a blogger [although, I admit, there are days when I do] but for the most part I just wanted a blog where I could simply just do whatever I wanted to do – free from a niche, free from the rules, and free from feeling like blogging was a hassle. I juggled with the idea of being a ‘serious blogger’ but did not enjoy it, and so I reverted back to seeing blogging as a creative outlet instead of a job and I was 10x happier! I don’t blog for the numbers, I blog because it’s something I enjoy.
I enjoy and appreciate every opportunity that comes my way when it comes to this creative outlet of mine – from working with great companies, receiving free makeup, and even once and a while being paid to talk about something I feel relates to my life (see disclosures for more on that) has been fun these past couple years and as long as it continues to be fun, I’m going to continue to do it!
I’m a bonafide makeup junkie, and some of my favorite posts are me just sharing my thoughts and perhaps even introducing someone else to a new brand of makeup. I hoard makeup and so joining others who feel the same way makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Beyond makeup there are a couple other things I enjoy just as much – baking, watching Lifetime movies, creating a post that goes outside my box – aka learning something new, and being introduced to a brand spanking new brand! There is just so much out there to experience!
On a personal level, I live in the capital of Wisconsin, and work as an administrative assistant. I have two sons and I’ve been with my boyfriend for 8 years and we love the company of our feline friend, Beau.
Thank you for visiting my random spot on the Internet – come again!
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