Summer Moments I’ll Miss


It’s so hard to believe that it’s the middle of August. Just a few months ago, summer loomed ahead like it would be some endless, stressful experience that would drag on and on. Instead, it flew by in a seemingly quick blink of the eye. While in years past, I was looking forward to the […]

Ice Cream for Dinner


Each week, we have a plan. We’ll eat early, we’ll be done in plenty of time, we’ll plan ahead. And then, each week comes around and we never do. It’s such a simple request, really. A fun thing that most summer memories include. I always have the best of intentions on making it happen- and […]

Seventh Generation Twitter Party! Join me for #7GenBabyFest


As most of you know, life has been busy with a new baby over here. For some reason, all of my kids have been born in colder months- November, February, and now the end of October (hmm…). While I don’t mind not having to deliver in the hot sticky summer, the cold weather inevitably brings […]

3 Things I Didn’t Expect About Having 3


I still sometimes can’t believe I have three children. It seems that more often than not, most people have their kids closer together- somewhere in the realm of 1 1/2 – 2 years apart. Me, on the other hand… well, I needed time to recover! I actually wanted my second to be that distance from my […]

When Mom’s Away: 3 ways I know my family missed me

This past week, I attended Blissdom, a huge blogging conference with over 700 women (and a handful of men). I left my husband and my kids for a few days (I left Wednesday and returned Sunday). After the initial feelings of freedom, I also wrestled with the usual mom guilt of leaving my kids. I […]

Porch Swing Stories: In These Small Moments

I am so excited to bring you my first guest of Porch Swing Stories. A few months back while searching for inspiration for my blog, I had a conversation with the lovely Nichole of In These Small Moments. Not only is she an extraordinary writer, but she is an inspiring person I am so thrilled […]

Winter Perspective

The other morning, I was helping my son to get ready for school. To say I’m not a morning person is pretty much the understatement of the century. (I’m still not entirely sure why a 6 o’clock is necessary in the morning.) However, my six year old bundle of energy wakes up happily and is […]

Memories Captured: Christmastime 2011

I am so excited to join in the sweet linkup hosted by Galit from These Little Waves and Alison from Mama Wants This.. Memories Captured. Since I adore Christmas time, and especially being back in Georgia, our Christmas Festival seemed the perfect memories to capture.. From pigtails and pony rides…   To big smiles and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your families a happy Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for all of the great friends, connections, and opportunities blogging has shown me the past couple of years. I’m even more grateful for the time I’m able to spend with my family. Wishing you & yours the best this holiday! ~Ashley

The Holiday Comforts of Home

This post is sponsored by Tempur-Pedic, the brand millions of owners trust to deliver their best night’s sleep every night. Enjoy our Buy 2, get 1 free pillow offer now and give the gift of custom comfort to someone you love. The holidays are once again approaching quickly- far too quickly, in fact! In the […]