Hey ya’ll, I’m Ashley. I’m a Tennessee native, born and raised in Byrdstown and Cookeville. I adore all things Southern like: sweet tea, biscuits and gravy, and the liberal use of ya’ll in conversation.
I met my husband, Matt, back when we were young whippersnappers in college. He had long hair, wore birkenstocks, and had the whole ‘nerd’ vibe working for him. We worked at the same restaurant, Bellacinos, and I’m pretty sure that my oogling of him resulted in many a grinder being made wrong. We went to the same party, played truth-or-dare and BAM, five years later we were married. Wait, what? Yes, we took a long way around. We moved to South Carolina, I graduated with an education degree (second time is the charm, right?), he beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and THEN happily ever after.
We have two children, Evelyn (born 2013) and Theodore (born 2017). Growing up, I never dreamed of being a Mom and especially not a stay-at-home mom, yet here I am, killing it. Kidding. Just when I start to think I’m rocking this Mom gig, we go to Target and one of my children will remind me that I still need training wheels.
I love bookstores, crafts, walking around Target, Dr. Pepper chapstick, and collecting recipes. I’m a hobby collector but not necessarily a hobby follow-through-er; my office is currently the space where projects go to die. You can find me over at (www.3momcircus.com) writing with my two cousins about all things motherhood.
My family loves to visit the zoo, hold living room dance parties, watch St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and play trivia. We love getting out and exploring Knoxville—we fall more in love with this city every day!