February Desktop & Phone Wallpapers

Free Computer Desktop + iPhone Wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog | Hand Lettering by Ashlee Proffitt

I hope you are having a great February!

I absolutely LOVE creating these wallpapers for you! January was spent diving into 2016 goals & planning while simultaneously working on several client projects. I am currently wrapping up one branding client and started a new client earlier this week. If you know me or have heard me chat about work/life balance and priorities at all you know that multiple projects at one time is more than I can handle well. So despite my absolute love for this space, blogging had to take a back seat the last month or so in order to serve and love my clients well.

If you are anything like me, a girl wanting to do all the things and wanting to do them well, my encouragement to you is that it’s not a “never” it’s just a matter of “not right now.” Understanding that principle has given me so much freedom in laying aside something I creatively want to pursue knowing that it isn’t a “never” rather just a “wait until there is a bit more space so you can pursue that thing more fully with more capacity, creativity and energy.”

No matter what you are dreaming of and pursuing this month, I pray you pursue Jesus first, and that He fills your heart with all the grace you need to make those dreams and goals happen. And I pray that these wallpapers are a source of joy and inspiration for the remaining days of February.

Enjoy.

Free Computer Desktop + iPhone Wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog | Hand Lettering by Ashlee Proffitt

  • LOVED

    Loved

  • Verse Wallpaper

    Verse Wallpaper

  • Happy January Wallpaper

    Happy January Wallpaper

  • February Wallpaper

    February Wallpaper

To use Desktop Wallpaper: Click on the links below, and save the large image to your computer. Then set it as your desktop wallpaper.

To use iPhone Wallpaper + Lock Screen: Click on the links below, and save the image to your photos. Open your camera roll, select the image and click next. A box should pop up with icons (message, mail, copy, etc.) choose ‘Use as Wallpaper.’ Scale or position the image to your liking and then select ‘Set Lock Screen.’

ENJOY!

Favorite Boots!

Boots worth investing in. Naturalizer Black Riding Boots  | BP Trolley Gray Ankle Boots | Sam Edelman Cognac Riding Boot | Ashlee Proffitt

Finding boots that feel good AND stand up to many wears AND are gorgeous, can definitely be a chore. Especially if you have feet issues (like myself) that result in comfortable, long-lasting shoes being a requirement, not just a desire.

I have pulled together my top 3 favorite boots that have proven to be comfortable for long periods of time and extended walking distances (which is saying a lot for my feet!) AND versatile, meaning they work with lots of different looks (I’ll show you a few below!) AND long-wearing, meaning I have worn them a ton and they still look beautiful.

TOP 3 BOOTS

  1. Black Riding Boot by Naturalizer
  2. Cognac Riding Boot by Sam Edelman
  3. Gray Ankle Boot by BP Trolley

Boots worth investing in. Naturalizer Black Riding Boots | Ashlee Proffitt
Jeans | Tee | Boots

Boots worth investing in. Naturalizer Black Riding Boots | Ashlee ProffittSweater | Blouse | Leggings | Boots

These boots by Naturalizer are the perfect riding boot! I LOVE the height and that tiny gold buckle is perfect! They feel feminine and not too clunky while still looking like a riding boot. And since they are Naturalizer they are of course, so comfortable! They were available in a wide which which was enormous plus for my hard-to-fit feet and making them that much more a favorite in my closet. If you have problems finding comfortable shoes because of bone structure (like me!) I would highly recommend these. And you can see for yourself how beautiful they look and the perfect addition to any outfit. (My personal favorite is with leggings and an oversize chunky knit sweater.)

Boots worth investing in. | Sam Edelman Cognac Riding Boot | Ashlee ProffittSweater | Plaid | Denim | Boots (similar)

I LOVE these boots pictured here that are by Gianni Bini. They are last season and have clearly held up beautifully. They are feminine with their almond toe and gold detailing. I am SO sad they are no longer available. However, these boots are very similar and for the reasons listed above I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in anything by Naturalizer.

Boots worth investing in. Naturalizer Black Riding Boots  | Ashlee ProffittFlannel | Denim | Ankle Boots

You’ve seen these ankle boots featured here a ton (here | here | here) and I am happy to say I still love them and think they are worth the investment. Super comfy and super versatile.

SHOP THESE LOOKS



Styling by Megan Michele. Photography by Laura Foote, CIHI Photo. This post was created in partnership with Rewardstyle and Naturalizer. All opinions, as always, are my own.

January Desktop & Phone Wallpapers

Free Computer Desktop + iPhone Wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog | Hand Lettering by Ashlee Proffitt

Happy 2016 sweet friends!

December was amazing as we really gave space to celebrating and enjoying Christmas together as a family. We slowed down and said yes to some things and no to lots of other things in the hopes of making time with the littles and one another and with family of utmost priority. We finished out the year and rang in the New Year in Washington D.C. and it was absolutely perfect. (I am looking forward to doing a post on all of our favorite spots while we were there!)

I have one goal for January: pray and ask for direction for 2016, especially this first quarter. Lara Casey‘s Powersheets are my tool of choice for this planning and prepping time. While watching a Powersheet video last Thursday, Lara said something so powerful that I rewinded, wrote it down and have been replaying in my mind since:

“He (Jesus) knew that in order to make good, wise, strong decisions, He must first spend time with His father.”

So that’s what I’m doing. Spending time in the Word and in prayer, asking for, pleading for, direction and wisdom and discernment; that He would make His will known and that I would be about His kingdom, not the building of my own.

What goals do you have this month?! No matter what you are doing this month, I pray these wallpapers are a blessing to you! Enjoy!

Free Computer Desktop + iPhone Wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog | Hand Lettering by Ashlee Proffitt

  • Verse Wallpaper

    Verse Wallpaper

  • Happy January Wallpaper

    Happy January Wallpaper

  • January Wallpaper

    January Wallpaper

To use Desktop Wallpaper: Click on the links below, and save the large image to your computer. Then set it as your desktop wallpaper.

To use iPhone Wallpaper + Lock Screen: Click on the links below, and save the image to your photos. Open your camera roll, select the image and click next. A box should pop up with icons (message, mail, copy, etc.) choose ‘Use as Wallpaper.’ Scale or position the image to your liking and then select ‘Set Lock Screen.’

ENJOY!

Free Computer Desktop + iPhone Wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog | Hand Lettering by Ashlee Proffitt

PLEASE NOTE
The Ashlee Proffitt free monthly wallpapers are for personal use only. Ashlee Proffitt remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright of the graphic and you may not sell or give away the image in any way.

What to Wear: New Year’s Eve

Face it, most of us are stumped as we approach New Year’s Eve on what to wear, but help is here! Whether you’re keeping it casual or have a fun gala to attend, here are a few looks to get your creativity going as you prepare to ring in the New Year!

SOMETHING COZY

What to Wear: New Year's Eve | Casual | Megan Michele for Ashlee Proffitt

Something Cozy: Staying in or keeping it low-key with close family and friends? This is a perfect look to do just that in!

SOMETHING DRESSYWhat to Wear: New Year's Eve | Dressy | Megan Michele for Ashlee Proffitt

Something Dressy: Rock those winter whites and neutrals to create a sleek, but casual look for a night at a posh restaurant or party!

SOMETHING FANCYWhat to Wear: New Year's Eve | Fancy | Megan Michele for Ashlee Proffitt

Something Fancy: Keep it fancy with a classic black dress and a bright red lip! And leverage your jewelry to make it fun and playful fancy or formal fancy.

SHOP THESE LOOKS!



 

Megan-Michele 

Christmas Memory Lister

Christmas Memory Lister & Prompts | Free Printable | Ashlee Proffitt

One intentional and fun Christmas activity as you wrap up your Christmas celebrations this year is to write a Christmas letter to open next year. I made this little printable to help you write your Christmas letter this year. Don’t forget to include a family photo from this year! Put it in an envelope and stow away with your Christmas decor until next year. A fun tradition to begin and end each Christmas season!

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Download your Christmas Memory Lister here.

ENJOY!

PLEASE NOTE
Ashlee Proffitt printables are for personal use only. Ashlee Proffitt remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright of the graphic and you may not sell or give away the image in any way.

How To: Hot Cocoa Bar

How To Create A Hot Cocoa Bar | Ashlee Proffitt

The Proffitt family loves homemade hot cocoa and even in warm Florida winters we will drink hot cocoa almost daily. So I created a little hot cocoa bar to make the making of this little daily routine a little easier. So simple and so incredibly cute.

ITEMS YOU NEED

  • Cocoa
  • Sugar
  • Marshmallows
  • Peppermints
  • Jars (for each – all from Target)
  • Mugs
  • Cake Stand
  • Cute Straws from Target $1 bin (although I do not recommend drinking hot cocoa from a straw, that’s a quick way to burn your throat. yikes!)
  • Little pendant banner from Target $1 bin but super easy to DIY (burlap + plaid fabric + christmas tree cookie cutter to trace. trace, cut, glue and string twine through for your own adorable and simple DIY pendant banner)

RECIPE

  • I use this hot cocoa recipe from Martha Stewart for actually making the hot cocoa.

ASSEMBLE

  • Make hot cocoa mix & add to jar. (3 1/2 cups sugar, 2 1/4 cups cocoa, 1 tablespoon salt)
  • Fill marshmallow & peppermint jars
  • Add all three to a cute cake stand.
  • If desired, use free printable hot cocoa sign below to complete you hot cocoa bar

Hot Cocoa Bar Printable by Ashlee Proffitt

Click here to download your own Hot Cocoa Bar Sign. Save to your computer, print and frame.

Hot Cocoa Bar | Ashlee Proffitt

ENJOY!

PLEASE NOTE
Ashlee Proffitt printables are for personal use only. Ashlee Proffitt remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright of the graphic and you may not sell or give away the image in any way.

 

Home Tour: Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decor: Minimal & Classic | Ashlee Proffitt

I am a minimalist who loves intentional simplicity. So, it is no surprise that during the holidays my home is filled with moments of Christmas decor, little peeks that do not overwhelm the senses but instead surprise. Come along for a little holiday home tour and see for yourself. Welcome!

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And lastly, the magic of twinkly lights at night.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour! What was your favorite part?

Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Quinoa Soup

Slowcooker Chicken Quinoa Veggie Soup | Ashlee Proffitt

I have made this exactly three times in less than one week. So much flavor and so incredibly easy. The longer you cook it the more a chili-consistency it will have. My guys tend to prefer a chili like soup over brothy soup so that’s my trick with getting them to eat all those veggies. 😉

Also, I use sea salt for more flavor and none of the sodium.

Recipe by Chelsea’s Messy Apron via Pinterest.

Chicken & Veggie Quinoa Soup

Ingredients

  • 3/4lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Celery, chopped
  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cups Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 can Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon Dried Basil
  • Sea Salt, to liking
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Step 1
Add all ingredients to slow cooker. (Cooking chicken prior is not necessary.)
Step 2
Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours.
Step 3
Shred the chicken and return it to the crockpot. Add in any additional seasonings to taste.
Step 4
Top each bowl with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Step 5
NOTE: For a heartier soup, cook longer as the longer the soup cooks the more broth gets absorbed by the quinoa.

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