Our Unconvential Easter + Monday Madness Link Up

There were no Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, or home cooked meals in our house this Easter. Holidays are really weird for Nick and me. In the past few years his family hasn't put anything together/hosted and my family is about a 10-12 hour drive away. We're tending to spend holidays just the two of us.

We were on our own again yesterday so we decided to go to the movies! Nick and I went to see Cinderella. I remember loving the animated movie as a little girl and was excited to see the live action version.

Before I get into the movie I have to tell you that it was a ghost town around here. No one at the movies, most of the stores in the mall closed, and no one and I mean no one on the roads. #UberConservativeWestMichigan

Ok, so back to the movies.

It was awesome! It was so neat to see it come to life. It was whimsical and romantic and the costumes and sets were out of this world! Lily James was the perfect Cinderella. It was such a great lesson in being kind, but also having the courage to stand up for yourself. I hope my nieces get out to see it.

Can we just talk about Cinderella's ball gown? Out of this world.

It was even more magnificent on screen. I found these two really fun articles on how it was made: Cinderella's Ball Gown - It's All About That Dress! from people.com and Cinderella Dress Maker Reveals How She Move Her Magic from dailymail.co.uk. Can I please have a dress like this and a ball at a palace to go to?! #EveryGirlsDream

I finished out the day with napping, reading, and watching the Miami Open final.

My man Andy Murray has been playing great this season, but hasn't been able to clinch any victories. I think if he works on his stamina he'll get even better this season!

I miss my family.


  1. I loved Cinderella too! I'm glad you got to do something fun - I know how hard it is to be away from your family all holidays <3

  2. We've spent the last 4 Easters on our own and at first it was sad but now we look forward to making our own meal, relaxing and eating candy all day! Glad you guys were able to get out and do something fun though!

  3. I haven't seen Cinderella yet! That dress is amazing!

  4. We had an unconventional Easter too! We went to church on Thursday night and had Easter dinner on Saturday evening, so Sunday was pretty much laying around all day doing nothing!

  5. What a great way to make the most of a holiday when you can't be with family!! We really want to see Cinderella, and I love everything I've heard about the messages in the movie. Disney is just the best sometimes. Now I'm craving some popcorn :)

  6. I want to see Cinderella too!! There is no way in heck i could get my husband would go with me though-unless it was my B-day. Maybe!! There were no eggs or chocolates for our Easter either and we had the same dinner I intend to be eating for the rest of the week because we cooked it in bulk!

  7. I so want to see Cinderella!! I kinda have a girl crush on Lily James...HA!! Glad you had a nice day, just the two of you!! Have a great week Ashley!!

  8. I loved Lilly James as Cinderella too and that dress! It was perfect. I feel you on the holidays being a little weird. We used to get together with cousins for all the holidays, but since it's just Michael and I and our parents these days it seems silly to do much with just 3 people. Hope you're having a good Monday girl!

  9. Glad you two can enjoy holidays together even with family so far away. My sister lives in Australia so I totally understand :). I still want to see Cinderella by the way! Like regally!