Thursday

I just spent the morning answering some questions for an interview about lifestyle blogs. 
In answering I found myself looking through my entire blog, remembering moments in my life over past few years and am sitting here in my robe reflecting on how amazing it has been to have this blog. It is so shocking to realize how much the internet has inspired my aesthetic and allowed for countless friendships and wonderful opportunities. 

That being said, I have to thank all of you who look at my blog on a daily basis. I have no idea how many people read it regularly, I know a lot of people don't comment and am afraid I am one of those people :/ but must admit that I am so grateful. Every morning I am inspired by so many people...
Thank you!

{Dahlia trimmings from Volunteer Park}

25 comments:

victoria / cats dreaming in keylime said...

I adore seeing this city through your eyes ... it's my favorite.

Jaime Rugh said...

ah, now THOSE are beautiful flowers :)

jenny gordy said...

I think I was contacted about the same interview but haven't answered the questions yet. I read your blog whenever you have new posts and am always coming back a second time for particular food or interior decorating inspiration. Your aesthetic embodies a lot of how I want my life to be--simple, pared down, unfussy, natural, rustic and adventurous, but elegant.

I'm grateful to be a part of the blogging world too--my life has been so enriched by the abundance of knowledge and friendship shared by fellow bloggers.

at swim-two-birds said...

love to come here :)

Paulina said...

Your blog is my daily portion of inspirations. I love how simple and aesthetic it is.

Belinda [simple things] said...

It's a funny world, the blogging world, isn't it? I wonder how different the things we make and do would be without it.

I'm with Jenny - your blog continually inspires me to live the life I have always wanted to.

Jennifer said...

This blog is one of my all time favorites. I always look forward to your posts. You have such an amazing eye & sense of style. I'm so happy that I stumbled upon your blog, and it has been so marvelous to spend time with you, getting to know you outside of the blogosphere.
Thank you Ashley!

Various Projects said...

i totally agree. the blogging i've done in the past few years has totally invigorated and centered my creativity. i'm constantly inspired by what i see on my daily visits here and elsewhere.
and love these flowers!!! xx

P R I M O E Z A said...

what have i been missing out on?! your blog looks wonderful - will have fun exploring.

Dallas Shaw said...

pretty photo

dallas
http://dillydallas.blgospot.com

matt said...

exactly! yes. me too.

gillian said...

I guess this is probably the best time to "out" myself as a lurker-non-commenter! Your blog is one of my favorites!

C SATHAL said...

Your blog is inspiring too ! the pictures always beautiful, j'adore your atmosphère :)
C.

silvia said...

you have a lovely blog that inspires me whenever you have a new post. :)

GAIL said...

I'm always checking in!

Clare said...

I agree, I've been blogging off and on for less than a year, but I've been reading though not commenting on a lot of blogs for longer than that, and my whole aesthetic and awareness of what is out there in the world has broadened greatly. It's always nice to find both people incredibly similar and dissimilar to one's self, I think.

Our Youth said...

Your blog is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

I totally love your blog. Very inspiring. Have never commented though.... Hello from London!

Strath said...

Ashley your blog is so inspiring! It's a word that gets thrown around too much ("inspiring," "amazing") but I truly mean it, looking at your blog inspires me to live better.

ashley said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! so happy and grateful to hear from people! it's so nice to know there are people i am inspiring! DITTO!!!

Lori said...

Oh, I love seeing your daily posts too! And all the handmade home furniture ^__^

debbie powell said...

love your blog Ashley, always nice to see what your up too!

thelittlesketchbook said...

No, I want to thank you for such an inspiring blog!

I keep returning to your blog because of the wonderful way you capture the subtleties of things. I agree with Jenny's comment above.

I have to say, I was pretty shy when it comes to commenting only recently started to. :-)

Scintilla said...

ok, ok, better leave a comment here too, late as it may be. i read regularly and am inspired by the posts as well. a beautiful collection of photos and design.

anna said...

that's lovely!