About Ara

Hey doll, thanks for stopping by! I’m Ara, a lover of photography, video editing, statement clothing, pink peonies, good journalism and good company from the grande state of Texas!

I recently got engaged to the love of my life, Mason Martin, on November 14, 2020 and together we are building the house of our dreams on Possum Kingdom Lake! On the clock, I’m a design consultant for my families construction business, Washburn Construction Services, LLC, and I cannot wait to make our empty lot a home!

Off the clock, I spend almost all of my free time looking to better my brand As Always, Ara. first discovered my passion for writing at a young age and started my blog while in high school. What began as a fun, creative outlet has become a dream of mine I can’t help but to pursue.

After high school I attended Midwestern State University where I studied mass communication and broadcast journalism. My hopes after graduating in May 2019 were to share my writing and video editing skills with everyone tuning in at home as a news anchor. Though after a short 6 months as a TV news reporter, I decided the fast-pace rush of the news life just wasn’t for me. Still, I never quit following my passion for writing, photography and video editing and I’ve continued to pour my love for these into my blog, As Always, Ara.

It was my passion for writing that first led me to share my thoughts, advice, and dreams with you all through my blog As Always, Ara and over the last few years, I’ve learned the magic that is fashion photography and content creating.

Today, blog captures my love for both writing and style as I’ve always had an eye for fashion (that eye only sharpened upon my 4-year career in a boutique during college, where I learned the in’s and out’s of retail, modeling, and trend shopping.) Since a young girl I’ve adored the thought we put into an outfit and the power it can have in our attitude — Where are we going? Where do we want to be? Who are we today?

So this is me. I’m a daughter and a sister. I’m a fiancé and best friend. I’m a fashionista, story teller and natural creator. It’s nice to e-meet you!

As Always,



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