{31 Things About Me to Celebrate my 31st Birthday}

DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.

Well, day of birth… We meet again, this time it’s been 31 years. Can time slow down, please? I always feel so aged as a blogger when my birthday rolls around because I am in a sea of youngins in this blogosphere! It’s always refreshing to see successful blogger gals in their 30s, 40s and beyond! In celebration of turning 31 I wanted to share 31 fun facts about me that most of y’all probably don’t know unless you’re family or a really close friend! ☺️ It literally took me FOREVER to try and think of 31 things about me, so I hope y’all enjoy these!

BTW… Has anyone every tried to wrangle letter or number balloons white shooting… Let me tell you, that was a freakin’ challenge given the wind, my gimp shoulder and just being uncoordinated in general! Grayson and I definitely got a good laugh this morning shooting all of these photos!! We got like 4 balloon shots out of 300! No joke though!

DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.Ok, here we go; 31 interesting facts about me! And when you’re done, keep scrolling for my birthday outfit!! Not birthday suit… but one of the coolest tops I’ve ever seen!!

1. I started my own company and was self employed by the age 23.

2. I graduated high school in 3 years. Catty girls really solidified that decision for me.

3. I am obsessed with sushi – we go 2-3 times a week!

4. I prefer driving a manual over automatic.

5. I have been a tomboy for as long as I can remember so it’s kind of ironic I have made a career in the fashion industry.

6. I played soccer for about 15 years. I played left-mid because I was the only lefty on the team. Now I have a strong hate for running!

7. I don’t sleep with pillows. Until now… I have to sleep sitting up!

8. I always feel accomplished that I bought a house by myself while being self employed. That was hardest thing EVER!!

9. I blog as a hobby and will always blog as a hobby.

10. My love for Toyota has resulted in me owning two 4runners. Thankfully, I was able to pass one on to Grayson!

11. My favorite TV channel is investigation discovery. I missed my calling as a detective.

12. I take baths at least once a day if i have time.

13. I got Zika on my 30th birthday.

14. I am the bluntest person you will ever meet.

15. My hair isn’t naturally black; but its really close!

16. I LOVE black coffee. I normally will get a soy vanilla latte from Starbucks but more times than not I am making coffee at home or drinking coffee on set and I will always go for black with no cream or sugar!

17. I used to be a wild child in high school and now I barely drink at all. Plus, I’m getting old so I’m hungover after 2 glasses of wine.

18. I am obsessed with making lists on paper, not my phone. There’s just something about marking something out that is so satisfying!

19. I am on my second marriage and am so happy I have found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. I love you Grayson!!

20. My grandfather played a huge part in my childhood and I miss him everyday.

21. I have the biggest sweet tooth EVER. My thighs aren’t happy about that!

22. I can’t ever have a real hobby. Anything extracurricular I do I will find a way to monetize.

23. I love my dog, Steven Jalapeño, more than most people. If you’ve met him you totally understand.

24. I’ve grown up around guns my entire life. With my dad being in SWAT and Narcotics I was always taught to protect and defend myself. I got my CHL about 10 years ago and thankfully haven’t had to shoot anyone yet! HA! Let’s hope that’s never the case.

25. I missed my calling… I always wanted to be in the FBI or CIA.

26. I have a really long torso which makes it hard for me to wear most types of clothing.

27. I suck at cooking! Blue Apron has been a life saver.

28. I would rather have 3 friends than 30.

29. As I get older I realized I want to be with my family more and more.

30. I’m ambidextrous so thankfully this surgery didn’t render me completely useless

31. I love riding dirt bikes and watching Supercross with my dad! We’re even going to Vegas in May to watch the last race of the season!

Outfit Details:

Top – Red Dress Boutique // Jeans – Articles of Society

Handbag – Henri Bendel // Bag Keychain – Henri Bendel // Shoes – Steve Madden

Earrings – BaubleBar // Watch – Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses – Nordstrom

DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.DTK Austin is celebrating her 31st birthday by sharing 31 facts about her life. Click for more outfit details - Blouse from Red Dress Boutique, Steve Madden heels, Articles of Society Jeans with a Henri Bendel Bag.

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Grayson Goff
    March 6, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Reply
    Niki
    March 7, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Love hit BLOG ENTRY! Happy Birthday!!!

  • Reply
    Penny Reeves
    March 7, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I especially love # 18, 19 and 23 : -) . Happy Day of Birth Celebration to my DDDIL!! Hugs to you Ashley!

  • Reply
    Ashley Del Rio
    March 7, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Oh my goodness, you are too cute. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Babe! 31 looks amazing on you!

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    Jules
    March 7, 2017 at 4:07 am

    I’m a paper list maker, too! Also- first I love that you live in Austin… one of my favorite cities! And secondly, I agree on the older I get the more I want to be with my family as much as possible. I was a tomboy growing up, but by the time I started working at 16, I realized I should embrace being a girl, lol, hello boys! thanks for sharing so much!! I enjoyed getting to know more about you. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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    Pam Dorrell
    March 7, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Happy Birthday Ashley! 31 Great Things to Celebrate!

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    Maressa
    March 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! You are amazing!! Thanks for always sharing awesome stuff with us.

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    Anna English
    March 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    That top is amazing! Happy Birthday!

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    Lee Anne
    March 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, babe! Love learning these little facts about you, hope you have a great day!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    sarah lindner
    March 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Babe!!! Cant believe you got Zika!

    X​OXO​
    Sarah Lindner

    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

  • Reply
    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    March 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Happy late birthday friend!! I love you sharing things about you! I had no idea that your hair wasn’t naturally black!

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    Mary Powers
    March 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Happy birthday, Ashley!!! Love this list of fun facts!! I’ll be 35 this year and you’re so right that we are in a sea of youngins ha! Hope it’s your best year yet! 🙂

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

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    Bella
    March 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Aww Happy birthday Ashley!!! I love learning about you. I love making lists too hehe!!

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    Ruthie
    March 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Happy birthday!!!! I loved reading this and getting to know you more!! I can’t believe how much we have in common! I finished high school when I was 16 and bought my first home when I was 20! Crazyyy!! You are one amazing woman!!! XO

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    Kara Aragon
    March 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I did a #6 balloon shoot when I hit 6 months of no smoking, & even just dealing w ONE balloon was difficult, I don’t even want to imagine two balloons! … Great post. I learned w actually have a lot in common! I played soccer the same amt of yrs, left foward because only lefty. I don’t use a pillow because I’m a stomach sleeper & would hate to suffocate lol, ambidextrous aside from writing & a dozen more… Interesting! I hope you had great birthday beautuful!

    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Reply
      Ashley Hargrove
      March 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Love it!! I always love hearing that I have so much in common with so many people!!

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    Maggie
    March 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Happy happy birthday! I really enjoyed reading these fun facts and getting to know you better! Also, I need this shirt, like STAT.

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

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    Makayla M.
    March 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I seriously loved this idea – and loved learning more about you! Happy birthday, again beautiful! I love all of these facts…. I also love my dog more than I love most people, haha! & I loooove being with family more than anything!!

    XO Makayla
    http://www.fashionablykay.com

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    Kasey
    March 8, 2017 at 2:32 am

    IT’s so fun reading about you and getting to know you better! I feel the same way about my dogs, they’re so much better than most people!

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    Emily | Style Me Tactical
    March 8, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I love this list girl…I’m with on some of these like 4, 16, and 21. I also really love this top on you but you always find the best tops.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday and trust me, you’re not aged as a blogger.

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    Laura B.
    March 8, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Beautiful! Hope you have a great day! Loved learning about you!

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    Camille Barron
    March 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I love seeing your entrepreneurial spirit shine through the facts in this post. You are such an inspiration to me as a young female blogger trying to make it!

    Sincerely,

    Camille, a Nashville-based fashion blogger
    http://www.serialoutfitrepeater.com

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    Nataly
    March 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I loved getting to know more about you! Hope you had a wonderful birthday Ashley!

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    lauren
    March 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love this kind of post! Love that you’re blunt… that’s why I love ya! And I can’t believe you got zika on your 30th birthday! 🙁
    xx
    Lauren

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