ashley ann…a wonderful new favorite!

I’ve said it before, that I love using Google Reader as it pulls the RSS Feeds from all my favorite blogs to one nice neat place.  This made is easy for me to read in the middle of the night from bed while I was giving Piper her bottle, and now read when I wake up and can’t for some unknown horrid reason, go back to sleep.  But when I look down the list of feeds that have been pulled for each blog, I’m always a little overwhelmed by Apartment Therapy.  Along with Apartment Therapy (blog ~ awesome design tips), I also subscribe to a few of their other blogs…The Kitchen (great kitchen and cooking tips), Re-Nest (green inspired & style), and Ohdeedoh (kids). I LOVE all of them!

But when I scan my reader and see that I have 100+ posts in each to catch up on, I start to sweat a little. If you miss a day, you’re pretty much 10 feet under water with no ability to tread….this is when I think I’ll unsubscribe to alleviate the anxiety.

But then I read a post that leads me to a new wonderfully inspiring and amazing find, and once again they continue to hold my heart strings.

Pretty much sure I will never unsubscribe.

They just introduce you to too many good things!

If I HAD unsubscribed a few months ago, then I never would have seen Ashley’s Boys’ Bedroom on Ohdeedoh

That would be BOYS, as in a 6, 4 and 2 years old!

I love the orange and steel, and I’m always a sucker for black and white.

(Be sure to check out the post for sourcing…)

Who knew such a simple thing as pencils could add so much…

Did you see the ruler on the wall as a pin up for keepsakes?

Or the cute orange chair?

And if I hadn’t read the post on her boys’ bedroom and been so impressed, then I wouldn’t have clicked through to see her new baby girl’s nursery. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I’m a HUGE fan of kid spaces that are practical and kid friendly, but are beautfuly and creatively designed as well. Having kids, does not mean you have to lose your style!

Check out Ashley’s site for the DIY on the fabulous reading pallet bed….

I’ve always been a fan of this chair.  Almost used it in Addie’s room.

This was my favorite photo from the nursery series. It’s like waking up to a party everyday!!  It is OK to hang things besides mobiles in your baby’s room.  I promise.

The nursery post led me to Ashley’s blog, Under the Sycamore. Where I saw she had been featured as well on Apartment Therapy for her Kitchen Remodel. Love the mixed chairs.

Throwing in a little vintage always gives a space character.

What a fun idea!  Rulers for the backsplash! Ha!!

Then her blog led me to her photography site, Ashley Ann Photography

You have to love this woman if not for her design sense, then for her 3 boys and a little lady!

So glad that I did not unsubscibe!  I love to find things and people as fabulous as Ashley Ann!

Enjoy this new favorite!

(Photo Credits: All images are Ashley Ann Photography from Apartment Therapy or Under the Sycamore).

9 thoughts on “ashley ann…a wonderful new favorite!”

  1. Wow…what a super kind write up! I hate to break bad news to you….but Google Reader does not work on my blog! Yuck. Don’t subscribe because it will only post updates about once every 6 months. Totally annoying.

    So thrilled you liked my crazy blog and random house!

  2. I’m so sad for you that Google Reader wont work for some reason…hate it when silly things just don’t work the way they are supposed to (don’t get me started on my daily email subscription issues, ugh!) Love your style though and I’ll be sure to check in!!! No way I could resist a new favorite! :-)

  3. what a clever idea! I like her style!! I love the use of pom poms & puff balls in place of a mobile. I never used one for my baby girl, instead I hung butterfly garland. Cute yes, but those pom poms would be easy (and cheap) to add.

  4. What a great find! My favorite is the “non-mobile” addition to the nursery, so much more engaging for both baby and I to look at. Lots of great ideas as I start planning for nursery #2. :)
    ~Emily

  5. What an inspiring find! After several years of living with a relatively *bland* house, I look forward to moving next month and adding lots of FUN and COLOR! Thanks for the inspiration – her photos and blog are awesome :)

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