Hello! My name is Ashley Reeves. I am not a professional dietitian, chef, or trainer. I am just a 6 foot tall mom of 3 wild little boys. I now use clean food packed full of nutrients to gain the energy I need to keep up with my children, and have overall health and happiness for myself.
I was very overweight as a teen, and struggled with food addictions and unhealthy habits for years. It wasn't until I was in my early twenties that I found the power in REAL food, and I have loved learning and applying these benefits in my life since.
I love sharing ideas, recipes, and love of cooking with others. I truthfully hope this will be a place for beautiful & delicious food for you and your family to enjoy together.
All recipes are grain free, dairy free, sugar free.
Thank you for your support!
I posted about my love for this dress (in floral!) a few days ago-- this is the black version, sleek and comfy and the buttons also make it nursing friendly👆🏻 it's from @flybirdapparel who offer tons of plus size options for us curvy ladies, I love them! you can click the link in my profile for free shipping😘 #freshfixfashion
Coconut Peach Overnight Oats like whoa 🍑 Recipe is from one of my favorite foodie friends @wholefork -- she's always coming up with the best stuff, check her out😘 #foodiefollowfriday
Cake Smashing... Or barely touching and licking frosting from 🎂 || cake by my fav @sweettoothfairy & can you even handle her little rose gold bracelet @madebymarywithlove made for her?! shes a lucky babe💕 check out my instastory for a "before" of this gorgeous cake😍
Happy birthday to the little girl I never knew how much I needed. You've been the brightest light in our lives, completed our family and somehow made 4 kids easier than 3. After 3 boys I could hardly believe a little baby girl was in our family, and she was ours! I still can't believe it most days. We are constantly juggling "stay this little" and "can't wait to see who you become" - Hands down, The fastest year of our lives. You're a dream come true, Mabel babe. Happy Birthday!🎉💕 #weeksofmae
We JUST brought her home from the hospital right?! But tomorrow this beautiful girl turns ONE 💕 she's the first baby I "raised on Instagram" meaning that I shared a lot about her here as she's grown. I used to keep all family details on my private Instagram because it's always a little scary to share online, especially about our kids. But I do strongly filter who I allow to follow us here (congrats if you're here, I considered your profile not creepy 😂) I think thanks to an incredibly supportive community it's been easy to share, and actually you've all helped me SO MUCH as I've adjusted to 4 kids, breastfeeding, post baby body insecurities, motherhood and more. You've always been a safe place to bounce my excitement, frustrations & ideas off. I remember when I had my first baby 8 years ago I felt so isolated, alone and desperate for that sense of support that now I get from moms here daily. When most of our days could be lonely behind our own doors instead we share, laugh and cry together. It's just been invaluable for me. This is a long tangent but basically I've needed you this year, so thank you SO MUCH for staying. Anyways, I'm so excited to share a little bit of the birthday fun with you tomorrow😘
Who loves a good mumu?! I was kinda bullied into them a few months ago and I don't know why I resisted so long-- SO comfy. So guess what's even better?! A DRESS- that is beautiful, makes you feel amazing & also feels like a mumu👆🏻 This @flybirdapparel dress is a girl's dream - especially a curvy girl! It has a 3/4 length sleeve, long and flowy and bonus! If you're nursing it has buttons in front-- so I basically plan on living in it. They go up to XXL (the size I'm wearing👆🏻) and they have a few different colors. Just keeping my eye out for full figure fashion for you ladies who like that sorta thing😘 I put their link in my profile if you want to browse their store you can get free shipping too! It's all comfy, cute and offers way fun styles for plus size girls too! #freshfixfashion
"I have the dignity and ability to choose. I am a masterful creator. I am powerful beyond measure." Enjoying a rare quiet moment during naptime and this line REALLY stood out to be from @tsinspires ebook "It's Time To Start Living" - he was a youth leader when I was growing up and his story of overcoming crippling addiction was always so inspiring for me as a kid. I recently touched base with him again and saw all he has done to help others with addictions. Whether drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, food addiction etc- I think everyone could benefit from his message about Love of Self, and how it will prove to be the most powerful antidote over any unwanted or addictive behaviors. I stormed through his ebook in under an hour, I am putting the link to it in my profile- its only $1 and worth so much more. Go check it out😘 http://amzn.to/2e1I1dy
Monday's biggest fan❤️ girlfriend is so close to being mobile, It's so fun watching her grow up! Shes always moving and taking snacks with her. She's obsessed with these @booninc silicone teething feeders they sent us (much cleaner than any mesh kind!) you can get them at @target #boonpulp #boontoddlersnack || cutest skirt & leotard from @juneandjanuary & @freshlypicked moccs
Caramel Apple Pops with Chocolate drizzles & peanut butter pretzel crumbles 👌🏻 full demo on my @nom channel, and a fab festive Sunday snack! Link in profile
This beautiful baby girl turns O N E this coming week 💛 A year ago today I had some big time goals of being back to my pre-baby weight by this 1 year mark. About 6 months into her life I realized it probably wasn't going to happen. I was (finally!) nursing successfully and had gained weight, not lost anything during the process. However the best thing that's happened this year was that by having a daughter, I suddenly started treating myself how I'd want her to treat herself. Anytime I'd get frustrated with my double chin or stretch marks I'd STOP my thoughts and turn it around. I'd give myself the GRACE I want her to always give herself. It's hard for me, years and years of insecurities have taken its toll but the buck stops here. She can't see me be like that because I NEVER want her to think like that about herself. I believe our kids, especially our daughters notice of the way we talk about our bodies. I'm determined to raise a little girl who loves her body, and so I'll love mine. What do you love about yours?! PLEASE tell me😘