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Welcome Back to All About Ashli

WOW—it’s been so long since I’ve had a blog post for you all but I’m back and, honestly? It feels GREAT to be able to share and connect with you again.

Since I took so much time off—and if you’ve continued to follow me on Instagram—I thought it was only right to share a bit about life lately, my pregnancy, and what how it’s been for me the past few months.

Plus stick around until the end of the post for a great giveaway opportunity I think you’ll love.

First off, in case you missed the news, I am PREGNANT!!

Yes! Mike and I are having a baby at the end of the year (or beginning of the new year) and we could not be more excited to be growing our family! I also announced on my IG stories that we are indeed having a baby BOY!!!!

AHHHH I still cannot believe it myself! I’m over the moon and can’t wait to meet our little guy!

I first found out I was pregnant around the first week in May. After feeling all of the “usual” pregnancy symptoms—but not wanting to get our hopes up—I followed my gut and took a pregnancy test.

The first trimester was awful… like SO awful. I was way more sick this time than I was with Ariah, with nausea so bad I couldn’t keep anything down.

It finally started to ease up around the 15-16-week mark, which is when I started feeling more like myself again, getting more energy and finally an appetite.

We decided to do an early blood test around 11 weeks so we could find out the sex of the baby sooner… and then announced to our friends and family on July 4th. Needless to say, it was a very exciting day!

Now I am at 27 weeks and feeling great! Day by day, I’m getting bigger and can feel baby boy moving constantly. If you ask me, that’s the best part about pregnancy—all of the kicks, hiccups, and movements—and I know the third trimester is going to slow me down a lot.

It’s crazy how quickly this pregnancy is going… but that’s perfectly fine with me!! The girls are SO excited to be big sisters—especially Ariah, who loves rubbing and kissing my belly. She is constantly telling people “baby brother is in mommy’s belly!” which I think is so sweet. Mackenzie is excited too but this isn’t her first big sister rodeo so she’s keeping it cool!! I can’t wait to see how they react to a little boy being around. They’re going to think he’s their little baby doll and I’m sure they’ll want to help out a lot!

While I don’t know everything to expect, I do know it’s going to be fun and interesting in the Evans household, party of FIVE!

As for an update on the rest of the family.. Ariah has finally started preschool and it’s going great. While of course it’s difficult at first (especially with your first), I think it was a good decision to put her in school to let her interact with the other kids and give this mama a break for a few hours a day! She’s learning so much there and loves her class and teachers!

Football season is in full effect and we’re getting ready to go to London next week to play the Carolina Panthers as part of the NFL’s International Series Games. It should be a fun trip, so I plan on doing a blog post all about it when I get back. GO BUCS!

And now for the surprise!

Since it’s been a while I wanted to host a giveaway for everyone who continues to show love and support for my family and I through it all.

I hosted one a couple of weeks ago on my IG page for Bucs fans to win tickets to a home game… but now on my blog, I plan to do more giveaways that are perfect for everyone!!

So today’s giveaway is to win an Amazon gift card for $300and there will be THREE WINNERS total! I will NOT publicly announce your name, so you will get an email/or DM from me that you have WON on Sunday 10/6!

To Enter You MUST Do All 4 Steps For a Chance to WIN:

—->> You have to be following me on IG
—->> Tag a friend on my latest IG post who you know that would love a chance to win, too!
—–>> You have to be subscribed to THIS blog!
—–>> And, you have to leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you want to see more of!

Good luck everyone!!

Love Always, Ashli

80 thoughts on “Welcome Back to All About Ashli

  1. I would LOVE to see your insight on skincare products! Especially nowadays with everyone pushing towards the organic everything’s.

    1. Definitely! I would love to share more about my skincare. Especially now that I’m pregnant I am using all natural and more organics products that are all pregnancy safe!

  2. I’d love to see more mommy lifestyle post from you! I am a stay at home mama blogger and youtuber and just adore following your family. My husband is a local active duty solider and he does events with the Bucs all the time that’s how I found your page. My Instagram is @newtonlifestyle

    1. First off, I thank your husband for his service and defending our country! I’d love to know more about your blog and YouTube I’ll have to go check it out 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Hi Ashli!
    So excited for your little family❤️! I would like to see more fashion( outfit, tips, ideas) on your blogs🙂

    1. Hey Teka!!
      Thanks girl!! Hope all is well with you and your family! 🙂 I can definitely do that!! the fashion posts are my favorite!!

  4. I want to see more of your pregnancy and how Ariah does in school🥰🥰🥰

    1. For sure, I will give an update on how she does overall this semester, her first few months far its been great!! 🙂 I also plan on posting a lot more pregnancy tips and products I’m loving! Maybe even some bump pics!!

  5. Honestly I love the way you open up about what’s going on in your life. I thought I was the only one dealing with morning sickness. I would love for you to write more about how you dealing with your morning sickness and what you use to help with it, as you know doctors can only give up some information but I honestly believe hearing others talk about it and what helped out with there morning sickness would be very helpful

    1. Girl, you are not alone!! I had it with both of my pregnancies and its no joke it completely takes over your whole body!! I can also do a post on it but in the mean time try to keep something in your stomach at all times, crackers, plain chips, anything you can try to keep down. I would consulate with your doctor on nausea medication if you’re willing to try something! This was mainly how I survived my first trimester was by taking something for it and just listening to my body and eating what I can even if it was super random!

  6. Ash! So excited! I’m sorry you felt terrible in the beginning but glad you’re feeling a little more “normal”.
    With your up coming trip and huge platform, maybe some pregnancy travel tips? I travel for work and it was a whole new challenge that def needed some hacks to keeping the trips from being overwhelming! I had to stop at 36 weeks, last plane ride was at 35 and it was hard!

    1. Thanks girl!! Feeling so much better now!! Did you have any sickness at all?! Ahh so excited for you, again!! Mom life is the best! 🙂 I for sure plan on going into detail with products and needs during a long flight being pregnant! I flew a lot in my first pregnancy but never this far! 8-9 hrs. So it should be interesting and I will have to share! It got to the point where I would just ask to preboard and they never gave me any issues!

  7. I’d love to see more makeup tips and products you use! ❤️

    1. Thank you! I would love to share more of that on here, stay tuned!! 🙂

  8. Hi! I’d love to see more baby/Ariah updates and how you juggle being wife to the GOAT Mr. Evans! I can imagine the schedule is tough on a family dynamic. Ps: we let our 5 year old name his baby brother and he picked Evan after the great #13 🙂

    1. Awww how sweet is that! We’re so excited to be having a baby boy as well! 🙂 I would love to share more wife/mommy/football life balance, it can a lot sometimes and get a bit hectic but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  9. First and foremost CONGRATULATIONS on having your boy!!!💙 I got pregnant around March with 2 girls already we were hoping for our boy. We did a football gender reveal my husband wore of course his Mike Evans jersey and to our surprise it was a BOY!!!😭 Husband freaked out even more when Mike retweeted our gender reveal on his twitter!! So when we found out you were pregnant we were like omg I hope they get their boy as well so super happy for you guys!!! I would definitely want to see how your routines are on a daily basis with 2 kids already and being pregnant on top of that😅 Any tips to make life easier? Lol

    1. Thank you so much!! So excited to be a mom to a baby boy!! Congrats to you as well that’s so awesome!! 🙂 I love hearing other peoples routine as well so I think I want to show way more of this and just any life hacks because I know its helpful for so many people, especially us moms trying to balance it all! So stay tuned I’ll be sharing more! 🙂 congrats again!!

  10. Love the Lifestyle and Motherhood posts!

    1. Thanks girl! More to come! 🙂

  11. I would love to see more about how much football plays into your mom life, especially balancing Mike not always being in town! Also, I would love to see what kind of baby products and clothes you buy because I just had a little boy last year!! Congratulations on your expanding family💖

    1. Thank you so much!! Congratulations to you as well!! 🙂 I will be posting way more of how I try to balance basically “all the things” because it’s not always as easy no days are the same but I just try to stay organized and know what’s coming up and plan for the best! I’m sure things are going to change (for the better) with another baby in the mix so it should be interesting and I will be sharing more life balance posts on here!

  12. I would love to see more lifestyle posts! I’m sure you and Mike live such an interesting life!

    1. Thank you so much! more lifestyle posts to come 🙂

  13. CONGRATULATIONS on Baby Boy Evans!! <3 I would love to see more "gift ideas" especially with the holidays coming, Mom / wife life is always great , and of course more of your great fashion ideas! Thanks and Go Bucs!!

    1. Thank you so much!! I plan on having a few gift guides this holiday season so stay tuned for that! There will be some that include fashion as well!! 🙂

  14. Congrats again ❣️❣️ I love reading your blog. I would love to see skin care posts! I’m super into that!

    1. Thanks girl!! I appreciate it, more skin care to come!! 🙂

  15. I would love to see a blog about what you pack with you when you go to away games! Congrats on the pregnancy, i love your blog

    1. Thank you so much!! I can definitely show that! 🙂

  16. Hi Ashli,

    l love posts about being a Mom/life with little girls.

    Also would like if you shared about the Evans Foundation and how we as a Tampa Bay community can support your charitable efforts.

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thank you so much, I will be posting lots more of mom life!! I can do a post more about the foundation if thats helpful to anyone? You can always check out our website at where there’s upcoming event info, about the foundation and merchandise for sale! Thanks for supporting 🙂

  17. Hi Ashli! I would like to hear more about balancing family and football! Do you ever think about sharing home decorating tips? Congratulations on the new baby!!

    1. Hi Ana! This is a very common one so I definitely plan on sharing more family/football life balance posts so stay tuned for that!! Thank you so much 🙂

  18. I would love to see more about your skin care routines. Thank you Ashli!

    1. For sure!! Thank you so much 🙂

  19. I would love to see a blog about what you pack when you go to away games! Congratulations on your pregnancy, i love your blog

    1. For sure!! Thank you so much 🙂

  20. Hi Ashli! I truly enjoy following your journey of a mom, wife, and woman. Mike was my favorite Aggie player, and you offered to take our picture in College Station when he played there. I thought that was such a sweet gesture! I would like to see more of your travels and recommendations for things to do in different places. So happy for everything going on in your life right now. Congratulations!

    1. Hi Vanessa! How cool! Glad I was able to do that for you! I will be showing lots more travel coming up this month and any recommendations I have, so stay tuned! Thank you so much 🙂

  21. I would love to see a blog about what you pack for away games!! Congratulations on your pregnancy, i think you’ll be a phenomenal boy mom, seeing how great you are with the girls already 💙

  22. Welcome to the boy mom club!💙
    With the holidays coming up, maybe a post of family traditions and what yall like to do for the holidays.

    1. Thank you so much! So excited about having a baby boy!! 🙂
      This is my favorite time of year so of course I’d love to share!

  23. Can you please share what activities you do for fun with your kids, and what it’s like to juggle everything when your husband is in the road <3 Zara

    1. For sure 🙂 Thank you!

  24. I love this, more family sharing is always good. I wonder if you’re apprehensive about anything with a boy vs girl pregnancy? Also definitely looking forward to your London sights.

    1. Thank you! I will be sharing lots of my London trip coming up! 🙂 For me, so far my pregnancies have been about the same! I was actually more sick with a boy but for the most part things have been the same! I really just believe that everyones body handles pregnancy different!

  25. Yay! So glad you’re blogging again!! I would love to see more work outs/lifestyle eating!:) love you guys!!!

    1. Thank you, feels great to be back on here! For sure, love you too 🙂

    2. Glad to be back on here!! Love ya!! I’ll be showing lots more workouts but probably after baby!! I’m slowing down a lot more now 🙁 basically just walking at this point

  26. Congratulations on your growing little family ! It has been interesting to keep up with your never ending adventurous lifestyle. I enjoy your traveling tips and must see places. I look forward to seeing the places you go and things you do!

    1. Thank you so much! Hope all is well with you!

  27. First off, congratulations on baby boy! I’m a new subscriber… but I would love to know more about the skincare products that you use. I also love seeing the family posts and updates 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for joining! More skincare and lots of family life posts coming up 🙂

  28. Id really like to see more mommy/family posts. Especially since I’m pregnant with twins and you’re currently pregnant. It hasn’t been easy so how you handle a new born/toddler/kids in general with such a busy life would be great!

    Honestly anything though. It’s amazing to see everything you and Mike have accomplished. Congrats on baby boy Evans!!

    1. Thank you so much!! Congrats to you on TWINS!! That’s such a blessing, so exciting! I will be sharing lots of mom/wife/life balance on here coming up soon so stay tuned for that!! 🙂

  29. Hi! I love your blog & I would love to see blogs about makeup and skincare products/routines! 💗

    1. Thank you so much!! Lots of make up and skincare to come!! 🙂

  30. I would love to hear about the trip to London and anything Bucs related!

    1. Thank you!! Of course!

  31. Hi Ashli,

    First, I would like to congratulate you on your growing family. I think you guys are the cutest couple. I would love to see more about travel, places to go, things to do, food, and motherhood.

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thank you so much, I will definitely be sharing lots more of all of the above! Stay tuned! 🙂

  32. Hey girly!

    I have read your blogs and your genuine and beautiful personality reflects just how beautiful you are . In reading, I would love to know more about motherhood from you. I am currently expecting my first child ever (baby girl, November 10th) and I couldn’t be more excited, yet nervous about this journey. Therefore, taking a look into someone else’s motherhood journey… will inform me of needed advice or just pure love and entertainment children bring to you❤️💕

    congratulations To both of you in expecting a baby boy !!

    Jeronda Womack

    1. Hi! Thank you so much 🙂
      CONGRATS to you as well!! Girls are so fun!! You’re going to love motherhood! I can definitely share more on what its like to be a first time mom and things I’m learning along the way as well that I hope could be helpful!

  33. Hi ashli! I’ve been keeping up with both you and mike since he came toTampa! It was a shock to see someone else with another similar spelling of “Ashley” lol. I would love to see more about your personal hobbies! Fashion, life as an NFL wife and how you handle the season and offseason. Pros and cons of both times of year. Maybe some of your favorite places you’ve traveled! Congratulations on your little man!

    1. I love how you spell your name too, that is awesome!! Thank you so much I will be sharing lots of more on these topics very soon!

  34. What a great blog! My wife and I are bucs fans in Nola! We’re going to the game on Sunday! We’d love to hear about your upcoming trip overseas.

    1. Thank you so much!! Have fun at the game. I’ll be sharing lots on our upcoming trip so stay tuned for that! 🙂

  35. I’m excited to have come across this blog! I love seeing the accomplishments of your hubby (As I am born and raised from Aggieland! Whoop! 👍🏼)
    Now that I am subscribed, I’d love to see more of your preparing for a party of 5 household, and maybe some of your favorite easy recipes for big families! ❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much!! We love Aggieland!! 🙂 stay tuned for some fall recipes to come and how we’re managing life these days!

  36. i want to see more views on football, parental guidance/ opinions, views of the world and advice/what you’ve learned in your lifetime!
    cool blog!

    1. Sounds good! Thank you!

  37. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I really enjoy reading your blog. I would love to read more about maybe some of your favorite meals to cook, mom life, and when your new baby is born how it’s different from having one child to two children!

    1. Thank you so much!! I will definitely be sharing more of all of those things! 🙂

  38. Congratulations on the new pregnancy I know my bro Mike is a great dad 👍🏽 I would like to see you guys favorite meals to eat and some of your workout plans and different smoothies you make. May God continue to bless you guys 🙏🏾

    1. For sure! Thank you so much 🙂

  39. Hey Ashli! So glad you are back to blogging I love reading your stuff, I’d love to hear more about your fashion, health, and skincare! You always have the cutest outfits and your precious skin care post have helped me so much !

    1. Hi Bryanna! Thank you so much, I will have lots more to come soon! 🙂

  40. Fashion tips for sure! One of my favorites is the white booties with the blue jeans. Totally cute! Glad you are feeling better now so you can enjoy your pregnancy. 💙

  41. Hi Ashli, I would like to see more posts about travel, cooking recipes, outfits, home decor and of course where you shop for your babies. I always enjoy seeing your IG posts and look forward to seeing more of you blog posts.

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