Valencia Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks This bad-boy's going into the oven....see ya in 3 hours. #lowandslow #potroast embracing this grey, overcast hump-day with some good old fashion comfort food. 2d
  •   ashraebrooks Thanks @kmbaldwin90 Cliff has been SO sick...I mean- SICK! Hoping this helps!! And if not...gona make him super spicy Thai next and sweat it outa him!! 😮 2d
  •   willowstainedglass one of my faves! 2d
  •   ashraebrooks Well....it's not the prettiest picture. I just can't get a good shot of food...my kitchen light is horrid! But if you could smell this...OhMyWord! #mouthwatering!!! @willowstainedglass 2d
  •   kmbaldwin90 :( poor guy,sorry about that!!!! Hope it helps & he feels better soon,otherwise sounds like he'll have fire coming out of his nose next,Lol @ashraebrooks 2d
  •   jenbot72 Do you put broth in with it? I've never been able to cook a good roast. 2d
  •   ashraebrooks Well, It's taken me practice! @jenbot72 I think it's really about 2 things.... getting a quality piece of meat. And cook it at a really low temp for a long time. Then this is what I do....season it with lots of kosher salt & fresh ground pepper. Lightly drudge it in flour. Put it in smokin hot pan to sear on all sides. Remove & set aside. Deglaze pan w a little wine. Then add olive oil. Add onion, carrot & celery. Next add lots of fresh garlic cloves. And a bundle of fresh herbs (rosemary, sage, flat leaf parsley). Then I add liquid, about half way up the pan. Whatever I have...some kind of stock & a little wine. Put roast back in. Cover. Cook at 300 for about 3 hours. This is for about a 4lb roast. 2d
  •   ashraebrooks Oh & @jenbot72 I like beef chuck roast... 2d
  •   heatherkra That just got saved for future use!! 2d

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ashraebrooks Getting lots of use out of our new (old) picnic table!!! Love drawing outside. 4d

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ashraebrooks My lil Ducks 6d

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Mayfair Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Someone had her very 1st day of (pre)school ever today!!!! I thought she might have a difficult time. Even though she is so social. It's been her & I these past 4 years. And of course, she LOVED it!!! Turns out...it was really me that felt that void. It's good we are doing this for her. Before all-day kindergarten starts for her next year! Its going to be a lot of going back & forth for me.... with 3 different kids in 2 different schools, with 4 different drop off & pick up times. I will only have about an hour & a half all to myself. Which isn't much. But, after 10 years....it's enough for now. So, I think this is going to be good for me. I'm getting a glimpse of the changes this is going to bring for me this following year. And it's cra-zeee!!! 7d
  •   rebekahmarriott Is it worth the running around? I never did preschool even with one kid cause I never thought I could hack it:) but if she loves it and you love it- it's worth it to ya! Also- will they be in the same school next year? Any of them? 7d
  •   kmbaldwin90 Miss personality,too cute!!!! Many changes ahead,but I think will be good @ashraebrooks 7d
  •   jenbot72 You will love your alone time! 6d
  •   amblevins Adorable! Preschool is so good for them. Glad she loves it. 6d
  •   ashraebrooks Yes @rebekahmarriott Its totally worth it. Wouldn't do it if it wasn't. Believe me, not doing it for me. Doing it for her!! Most kids have some sort of something before kindergarten. Kindergarten is really what 1st grade use to be. Especially since it's all day. Every kid is different obviously. But from experience. Iv found this best for them. 6d
  •   rebekahmarriott Olive's kindergarten is only half day 5d
  •   ashraebrooks Yeah, I think that makes a big difference. I need to ease Indie into all day! @rebekahmarriott 5d

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Valencia Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Eeeeek! Look what mama brought home from an estate sale!!! This has always been one of my favorite stories. They were a lil spendy. But after doing lots of research iv found I did very well. Vintage books have such a rich history and I'm finding out so many neat things about them. 1w

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Walden Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks It was library day at school yesterday. Sebastian brought home The Simpson's comic book. Needless to say it was quite popular. They sat here like this for over half an hour reading it to each other. Pretty great play date is say! #cousins @ambjacks 1w

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Mayfair Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Iv wanted to put a picnic table on our front parking strip for years. Thanks to my hubby for lugging it from the estate sale. Couldn't pass it up for $10. Still needs a nice cost of paint. But I love having a place to sit while the kids are riding their skateboards & bikes. And sometimes we just have a snack or sit and draw. When you live in a home that's 100 years old in the inner city. You do all you can to expand living spaces! 1w

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Lo-fi Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks P U N K S. 2w

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Lo-fi Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Soaking up every last drop of summer-vacation! #theoutsiders #summer2014 2w

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Normal Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Look at this delicious watermelon feta salad one of my best friends made! It was SO delicious!!!! 3w

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ashraebrooks None of us truly know what others may be going through. The least we can do is smile. 3w

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ashraebrooks Please Share! Repost from @amandadecadenet Repost from
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  •   ziggyiggybiggy My 8 year old niece was bullied today for being a "tomboy" and liking "boy stuff" 3w
  •   ashraebrooks That is AWFUL!!! I hate bulling more than anything. I just wish your niece knew how totally cool it is to be a tomboy. I'm so sorry. Tell her that there are so many just like her. And so many that think being a tomboy, and even more importantly...being real, and themselves. Is the most awesome thing of all!!! Sending her kisses @ziggyiggybiggy 3w
  •   ziggyiggybiggy Thank you! I think I would've reacted allot of differently as a third grader. My sister said she was polite and was very calm about it. She's just so sweet and kind that her initial reaction was to just immediately try to understand why they said those things. "I wore a skirt yesterday?!" And then a discussion on how Spider-Man, comics and scifi are NOT only boy stuff 😎. I applaud my sister. 3w
  •   kmbaldwin90 It's sad how mean kids can be :( it's too bad kids have to worry about this!!!! Great post @ashraebrooks 3w
  •   bethalith Another reason to rewatch "How to Beat a Bully w/o your fists" animation on jw.org! 3w
  •   ashraebrooks Yes. I know. It's really sad. And something I'm very passionate about! @kmbaldwin90 thanks ️ xoxox 3w
  •   ashraebrooks YES!!! Great idea! @bethalith 3w

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Video Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks Pacific City // Summer 2014 3w

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Normal Ashley Brooks
ashraebrooks I know. I'm totally overgramming. And it's so annoying. But you guys...it was such a beautiful week. And for how many photos I'm not posting. Well, really...then I guess you should kinda be thanking me for not going totally overboard. 4w
  •   _annadawn_ Beautiful!! Love your happiness and joy 4w
  •   modernhaus Beautifuls 4w
  •   amblevins Pretty girls! Great pic! 4w
  •   triciakim We love you ash & all your IG @ashraebrooks 4w
  •   _poeticsouls_ nice picture 4w
  •   bethalith Fun at the beach is a great thing! Lots of memories. Do you remember when you & I & Zella had the wave crash over us when we were totally clothed & way in from the shore? 4w
  •   rlosb Love it !! 4w
  •   mynameislukie cute 4w

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