Promo: Flash sale for Stikwood

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I'm a designer. It's a huge part of who I am. I not only design online spaces but I LOVE designing my home as well. Here is a peek at my daughter's room. I just recently finished our guest room/playroom and it's fabulously bright and cheerful. Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because I've got that itch. I NEED to update our upstairs loft. It's been a mismatch mess of leftovers since we moved in two years ago. With my daughter, I'm spending a lot more time in this space and it's driving me nuts. I've been racking my brain and pinterest for ideas and I've hit the … [Read more...]

Project: Blogger design | Gathering Inkspiration

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Amy already had a logo but wanted a new blog design to help her logo sing. She wanted something clean and simple with a touch of whimsy. The designs she linked me to were very plain and subtle so I came up with the following look. I still really love this one (which is why I'm showing you, I normally keep drafts hidden) but Amy didn't connect with it. After seeing it she realized she wanted pops of bold color and maybe some pattern. Here is the finished product. Gathering Inkspiration | Blogger design Here are Amy's kind words,"Ashley has been a pleasure to work with throughout … [Read more...]

Personal: I’m still here

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It's been awhile since I posted. I'm still here, I'm still breathing, I'm still working. Just don't have any 100% completed projects to show you yet. But they are coming. I've mostly been doing hourly work - updates, additions, things of that sort. Those aren't exciting enough to show you. What is exciting, though not really related to my little business here, is my little baby. She is 3 1/2 months old now and as cute as ever. I love that her personality is slowly starting to show. She loves her bunny! In this shot she has a big scratch on her face because I lost the nail clippers … [Read more...]

News: New Baby + New Year = New Update

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With the arrival of my daughter, my life changed forever and for the better. She is almost 6 weeks old now and I am still absolutely LOVING her to pieces. I love being her mother. She brings a special shiny joy to my world. Dreams do come true. Happily ever afters are real. All that wonder-filled, whimsical magic. I have to show her off and what better way to do that than to place her photo front and center on my website?! Inspired by my baby, and in honor of the new year, let me introduce you to our updated website: It's not terribly different but it is better and I kinda love it a lot. … [Read more...]

Personal: Meet Madeline

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About 2 1/2 weeks ago I gave birth to an adorable baby girl. She is completely precious in every way and I love her to the moon and back!!! So far the transition to parenthood has been pretty smooth. I don't get much sleep at night but I have more free time during the day than I thought I would so I'm going to get back to working right away. We'll see how it goes. I am now officially a work from home mother and I think I'm going to like it. :) … [Read more...]

Project: Typepad blog design | I Love Papercrafts

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If you follow my personal blog you'll know that baby is getting close to her arrival date! We've done tons of shopping and prepping and I'm feeling ready. I'm not sure how soon I can start working again after she gets here, but I'll figure it out and let you know. This project is probably going to be one my last for at least a couple months. Maggie, my favorite and best client, wanted a re-design on one of her blogs. I was happy to oblige. I loved the look before but now it's hipper, fresher and just different, which is what she wanted. My favorite things about the new design are the … [Read more...]