Ash and Shelbs

Welcome to As Told By! We’re Ashley and Shelby Dunn aka Ash and Shelbs. We’re sisters and we currently live in New York City but we were born and raised in Texas. Together we own As Told By, a lifestyle website focused on providing inspiration for your daily life while sharing a piece of ours.

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Where To Eat In Asheville, North Carolina

Eat Your Way Through Asheville When we were doing research on Asheville before our trip, we quickly learned that it is a city full of amazing places to eat. Our problem is that we weren’t going to be there long…


Asheville, NC | Travel Diary

What We Did, Where We Stayed, What We Ate This past weekend we headed to Asheville, NC for a few days. We met up with our parents, and spent a few days enjoying peak foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains. …


Explore Your Own City This Fall

Because Sometimes The Best Things Are In Your Own Backyard   For some reason I always get an itch to travel in the fall. It’s easy to feel pressure to go do all of the “fall things” like apple picking,…


Things That Make Me Smile | No. 2

Because Happiness Is A Choice…and Birthday Cake Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday! I started this series of posts last month and everyone seemed to really love it, so I’m back again with number two! There is so many bad things and…


The Perfect NYC Staycation

Experience The Things In Your Own Backyard  To celebrate Shelby turning 25 this past weekend, we decided to have a little staycation. Since moving to NYC, we’ve only stayed in a hotel a couple of times, both of which were…


25 Thoughts On My 25th Birthday

A Quarter Of A Century Goes By Fast Hey y’all! I can’t believe that I’m actually writing this post! It’s kind of crazy that I turn 25 tomorrow! Thinking about this day for the past few months has been really…


What Do You Wear When You Stay In A Tepee?

Layers. Lots of Layers.  Guys, I’m still not over our trip upstate last weekend. I was really craving a digital detox, and a quick trip up to the Catskills surrounded by beautiful nature and fall foliage was the perfect cure.…


Home Interiors Wish List

Your home should be where you feel the most “you” If you find yourself browsing home interiors on Pinterest or asking for things like blenders for your birthday, you’ve officially become an adult. When we moved a few months ago,…


How To Make Time For Self Care

5 Tips That Will Enhance Your Life   Taking time for yourself is vital for your happiness. This is something I struggle with, but am striving to get better at. I tend to prioritize work or family and friends over…