Ashlee Holmes' Blog
Buzznet asked me some fun "this or that" questions, this week! Check out what I had to say below.... Do you want the new Green Day album OR the new No Doubt Album? Old school pop music OR the current pop stars? Halloween OR Thanksgiving?
No Doubt. I have always been a HUGEEEE No Doubt fan.
Old school pop music. DUH. The 90s can't be topped.
Instagram OR Twitter?
Hmm... probably Instagram. Follow me: ashleeholmes ! :)
Texting OR talking on the phone?
Talking on the phone.. It's more personal. Unless I don't want to talk to you, then a text is fine haha.
Buying CDs OR listening online?
If I had a record player, I would be buying vinyl. I love listening to music on vinyl. However, I don't have the money for a record player at the moment lol. I usually just listen on Spotify.
Group dates OR single dates?
Hmm.. usually I would say single dates. It's fun to do a group date here & there though.
Probably Halloween.. I love dressing up.
Summer OR Winter Fashion?
Winter. I am a huge fan of layering. I grew up mostly on the east coast. I'm used to cold winters. I just prefer winter fashion to summer fashion. Not much goes into summer fashion.
Buzznet asked me some fun "this or that" questions, this week! Check out what I had to say below....
Do you want the new Green Day album OR the new No Doubt Album?
Old school pop music OR the current pop stars?
Halloween OR Thanksgiving?
Hey you guys! I just heard about an AWESOME video contest that's taking place on behalf of Kia. The Grand prize? A BRAND NEW 2013 KIA SOUL!!! You have the chance to use your imagination to create a video inspired by the song "In My Mind" remixed by Axwell. Here is a demo video to use as an example to inspire you for YOUR video entry!
Once you have followed the guidelines below and created YOUR unique video, the voting begins. The votes determine the most popular video which is then picked by the following celebrity judges: Far East Movement, Mickey Finnegan, and Paul Hunter.
* Grand prize - Brand new 2013 Kia Soul
* First prize - Sony HVR-Z7U Professional HDV Camcorder and tripod
* Second prize - MacBook Pro laptop with retina display and Final Cut Pro X editing software
The video contest is live NOW through 9/26. The voting period is between 9/5 – 10/6. The winner will be announced on October 18th! So get your creative juices flowing and get to work if you want a shot at winning!
It is National Singles Week this week so Buzznet sent me over a few related questions to post and share with you all!
In honor of National Singles Week tell us what your ideal “treat yourself” solo date is!
I honeestly have to say that my ideal solo date would be having a night in! I love to take my alone time to watch a movie, cook, have a bubble bath, listen to my favorite music, and get things organized. I also like going out to the movies by myself, but if I'm feeling extra lazy, I'll just get something 'On Demand'.
What’s the worst date you have ever been on?
I can honestly say that I've been on a bad date really. The guys would just end up being douche bags.
What is your biggest pet peeve that someone could do to you on a date?
My biggest pet peeve is probably hygiene. If the guy has poor hygiene, NEXT. I mean, COME ON! Also, DO NOT text in the middle of a date, unless MAYBE it's Mom.
Favorite present you bought yourself?
I haven't really had money to buy myself presents recently. I guess the last best present I bought myself was actually a gift for my boyfriend's birthday lol. I got him tickets to see Bon Iver in Vegas. We saw the show and then stayed at the Hard Rock. It was a good time. I like experiences more than material things. Concerts, trips, massages, etc...
If you had the chance to go on a trip anywhere in the world by yourself, where would you go and what would you do?
Hmm.. Alone? I guess I would want to go stay at 'The Ocean Club' resort in the Bahamas. I stayed there with my family once when I was in 8th grade. I always think of it. I love it. It's amazing there. It's extra romantical if you have your special someone with you, but it would be great alone too.
Hey!! As most of you may already know, I went to visit my family back in New Jersey recently. One of the days during the last week that I was there, the men decided that they wanted to make their own sauce in the garage. Check out this video to see the result! Ciao! ;)
Have you ever made your own sauce with your family? Let me know!
Hey you guys!!! SO.... I stole this post off of my friend Miss Lola Blanc's Buzznet page. I'm just completely obsessed with Lola's rendition of 'Pony' by Ginuwine. You guys have to check it out!!! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Reblogged from Lola Blanc
SO I've been wanting to do a performance video for a while, and, with a little help from my friends, as of the other week I was finally able to do so! This is only the first of many to come, but I thought I'd begin where anyone would - with an homage to my childhood. (Because whose childhood isn't filled with bizarre R&B sexual innuendos?) Thanks to Jon Levine for playing with me and Brad Schulz for filming & editing.
Like me on facebook if you want to see more! www.facebook.com/lolablanc
The other day I got to go on an Amoeba Adventure and talk about some of my favorite albums. Being the music freak that I am, it was very hard to just pick a couple albums to talk about. I could literally go on and on and on and on about all of my favorite artists. Brand New, Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, Fun., James Morrison, The Kooks, Pink Floyd, Amy Winehouse, Joan Jett, The Black Keys, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Sugarland --AHHHHH there I go... sorry! Anyway, Check out this video of me at Amoeba!!
What are some of YOUR favorite records!?
1. What is your favorite part of the VMAs? (performances, surprises, collaborations, fashion etc)
I always just LOVE the VMAs. It's a fun show. Any MTV awards show is always a good time. Crazy surprises and even crazier fashion is what makes the VMAs so fun to watch. The performances are always great. I especially love when more than one powerful voice takes the stage to collaborate on a song. I love seeing talented artists work with other talented artists. I'm especially excited to see Kevin Hart host the awards this year. He's one of my favorite comedians.
2. Who has your vote for Best New Artist?
Carley Rae Jepsen: “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean: “Swim Good”
fun. f/ Janelle Monae “We Are Young”
One Direction: “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted: “So Glad You Came”
All of the above artists are so great. However, I'm going to have to go with Fun. on this one. I love all of their songs that I've heard so far. They also sound AMAZING live, acording to all the videos I've seen of them online atleast. lol I think that they definitely deserve to win this title the most.
3. Who Do You Think Should Win For Video Of The Year:
- Drake f/ Rihanna: “Take Care”
- Gotye f/Kimbra: “Somebody That I Used To Know”
- Katy Perry: “Wide Awake:
- M.I.A: “Bad Girls”
- Rihanna f/Calvin Harris: “We Found Love”
I love all of the nominees. All of the songs are great. Drake and Rihanna look incredibly sexy in "Take Care". Gotye and Kimbra are talented vocalists, and it really shows in "Somebody That I Used To Know". Katy Perry is my girl, I love her. I think she's an incredible role model to young girls, she's always so real. I love that she shows her vulnerability to her fans, while simultaneously showing her strength. "Wide Awake" is a great song. M.I.A. always puts out really fun upbeat songs. I thought "Bad Girls" was amazing. However, if we're going strictly by the qualtity of the video, I think I'm going to have to go with Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris "We Found Love". I don't really like that the video basically revolves around drug use, however I do think a lot of people can relate. It shows a young couple in love, being silly, and enjoying their lives. It also shows how even though they're having all of these great times, that it's even more of a destructive relationship than it is an enjoyable one. I think that it's a very well developed video. You see the story line play out in a very artistic way. Plus, Rihanna looks HOT. ( as always )
4. If you were to attend the VMAs this year what would you wear?
Dressing for the VMAs is always fun. It definitely is not the same as dressing for the Grammys. I think anything goes at the MTV VMAs. I actually already had an outfit picked out just in case I went. I was going to wear this one sparkly gold strapless dress with a pair of platform nude pumps. It sounds a little boring for the VMAs, but it's actually a REALLY cute and fun dress. I most likely would have done something different with my hair and have glitter on me everywhere. lol.
5. Who would you take as your dream date to the VMAs?
My boyfriend :) I think he'd be a really fun date. We always have a great time together. Plus, he loves music too. He has really great taste. It'd be nice to have him there with me to hear his input on everything. However, If you're talking about celebrities, I'd probably have to go with Liam Hemsworth. lol
6. A favorite memory from a past VMA show?
I always LOVE whenever they do tributes. I think the Michael Jackson tribute was the best. I was always a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. I still am. The fact that Janet Jackson came out and performed to close the tribute was amazing. My favorite part was when she was dancing at the same time her brother was on the big screen. It was very emotionial. It was the last time she would ever dance on stage with her brother. She did an amazing job.
I'm totally OBSESSED with my latest purchases. I've always been a HUGE fan of Vera Wang, now I have a reason to love her even more! Vera Wang now has a new line made exclusevely for Kohls. It's called, The Princess Vera Wang Collection. I literally love everything about it.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with all of the jewelry she makes. I'm a big jewelry freak so I got the cutest new necklace. I also got a super cute oversized crop top with the Princess Vera Wang logo on it. OH! -AND I got a pair of rad combat boots that are quilted and covered in studs. I paired these three items with a pair of Vera Wang shorts and some knee highs. I definitely want to buy more from this line!
Do you like the outfit I put together? Be sure to check out their line at your local Kohls! ALSO, If you go to the website, there is a virtual "closet" where users, like YOU, can make their own Princess Vera outfit and share it. You can create and save your look and win a $500 Kohl’s gift card!!