Hi, there. My name is Ashley.
I’m the mom of two boys (Theo, born June 2014 and Gabe, born September 2010) and married to Mike, an academic and chief child-laugh-inducer. We find ourselves newly transplanted from our native Ohio to western Massachusetts for Mike’s job.
I’m passionate about living in ways that feel good to us – for my family, that means a slower, more intentional life with an emphasis on family time and simplicity and a deemphasis on the accumulation of stuff. We love to travel, eat, and are happiest when we are doing both.
I’m obsessed with habits, goals, and to do lists. I’m an annegram 3, an upholder, and an INFJ. I’m a fair weather runner, a vegetarian, a morning person, and a bit of a rule-follower.
I spend most of my time, when not caring for small children, designing websites for small business and individuals who are pursuing their dreams. My business is called Little Leaf and it’s my biggest dream come true. (You know, aside from my husband and children.)
About Our Little Apartment
I started blogging in 2004 during a semester in Honolulu as a way to keep in touch with friends. I’ve blogged on and off since then, starting Our Little Apartment in 2007. It was initially started as a way to share green living tips as Mike and I began our life together, but has morphed into much more than that.
I post once a week. You can expect to find posts about decluttering and minimalism, frugal living posts, vegetarian recipes (okay, mostly baking), and you might be freaked out by how much of a hippie I am. It’s cool. I also post a fair amount about being a mom and my adventures in starting and running a business.
I hope to inspire and encourage you with sharing about what is working for us.
People usually want to read about:
Doing a capsule wardrobe with just 33 items of clothing
My experiences with miscarriage and stillbirth (recurrent pregnancy loss)
Want to get in touch?
Leave a comment or email me.
Where to start?
How about here?
Also, I love coffee.You should know that.