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frecklesandspice

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Hi! I am Ashley. I blog over at Freckles & Spice. I started blogging after losing 45 pounds and making big changes towards leading a healthy life. I want my blog to be a source of motivation for myself and others to always be striving towards a happy, active life.
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Cocoa Mulch and Fullfilment by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I thought it was ironic that when I moved to NYC was when I slowly began discovering my love for nature. But it's in the blood. Both sides of family have a history in farm ... Read on »
I Have Arrived. by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi, my name is Ashley. I have not been to this space for some time. Not because I had lost my passion for the writing, or the sense of fulfillment I get from sharing my ex ... Read on »
Why I Work in “Customer Service” by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   When asked what I do, I always answer I work in the business of specialty coffee and people. Very rarely do I think of my job as customer service. Over a weekend shift ... Read on »
Still kicking by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Self-assessment and rebuilding takes a lot of time. Especially when you have a limited amount of time you can devote to it. I’ve been aware of the changes the I needed to ... Read on »
Back Care and Posture: My Favorite Yoga Poses To Open, Strengthen, and Release by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think I’ve started to regain my inspiration and passion for my life. I briefly lost myself and suffered a rough couple of weeks, but I still maintain everything DOES hap ... Read on »
Live in Strength and Faith by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living (Source)   Read that again. Absorb it.   Read it once more if you have to.   The very beginning of this quote also states “Be gentle with yourself”   Despite all ... Read on »
Letting Go + a Raw Mousse Recipe by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It seems easier sometimes, or more righteous even, to in a way to hold on grudges. If you feel overwhelmingly right about something and mistreated then it only seems natur ... Read on »
Remember me, Grateful by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I was interviewing for my seasonal position at Lululemon, one of the questions that was on their application was "What do you want to be remembered for?" At first, I ... Read on »
Intuitive by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My grandpa had joke that Ashley always cleaned her plate. This was especially true of his famous homemade Belgian waffles. No matter how many servings I had, I cleaned … [ ... Read on »
Grain-Free Maple Banana Loaf by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   I first learned about grain-free/paleo diets back in my rugby days. It seems like that was another lifetime ago – I’m such a different person emotionally and physical ... Read on »
Eat your green grains: Spirulina Millet by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Having to work at the coffee shop opening 4 days in a row, I did not really celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the traditional sense. I have never been a big drinker to begin ... Read on »
If you only learn one by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been trying to figure out how to come back to blogging for sometime now. Every time I tried to write I just did not know where to start. So much has happened in … [Re ... Read on »
Meet Ellie by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Thank you all for your great comments on my welcome back yesterday! It feels so good. The blog community is really one of the only reasons I’m so confident and calm in my ... Read on »
Good Karma Salad: Buckwheat, Butternut Squash, Spiced Pecans, and Arugula by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve had the best day guys!! I’ve been saying it for awhile now – but it really is true that when you put positivity and good karma out there it does find it’s way back to ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! First, I am thankful to all of you who have bared with me this year. Things are finally looking up, and promise to make to start making it up ... Read on »
Cultivating Good by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been having such a hard time writing on here, not just because of time, but because I feel as though my life has felt vague all this year. It’s like although things w ... Read on »
Meatless Monday: Roasted Parsnip, Leek, and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Its Monday again! Everyone is sort of getting back to the grind after a long holiday weekend – however with my new routine and today being the first day I officially have ... Read on »
Flash back : Balance and Goals by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today I was thinking about my newly forming life. I have so many more goals, responsibilities, projects, and jobs now. My roommate asked have you had time for you?? Hmmm… ... Read on »
Za’atar Baked Tofu by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You have your tailor, your deli man, your produce guy, and florist. Well I, I have a tofu guy. (Source) On the corner of Grand St. and Bowery just past Little Italy, with ... Read on »
Amazing Mailbox by frecklesandspice Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Late! Late! I’m late for an important date!  On Friday, I was suppose to reveal my foodie pen pal – but with all my new happenings I’ve had no days off and working double ... Read on »