So happy to have you back for another Summer Spotlight, friends! Starting this week, we get to now spotlight one of our amazing hosts. Today, Katie from View from the Fridge is spotlighting Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods! You’ll love all of Ashley’s crafts and fun party ideas. Keep reading to see more!
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Hi there! It’s Katie from View From The Fridge, and I’m so excited to be able to feature one of our co-hosts today! I have the honor of spotlighting Ashley and her blog, 3 Little Greenwoods. Her and her husband, who she refers to as ‘Honey’ on the blog live in South Carolina with their three little kiddos (hence the name of her blog). Her family is absolutely adorable and Ashley’s southern charm (both in her personality and in her home) drew me in right away!
Ashley has been blogging for nearly three years as a stay at home mom, but just this Fall decided to go back to work as a Kindergarten teacher again. Any kiddo would be lucky to have Ashley as their teacher … just imagine the fun and the crafting going on in that room!! One of the reasons I love Ashley is that she seems to honestly love life, her family, and doesn’t take anything too seriously. Her motto for the blog (and life in general) is to ‘Make Your Own Happy One DIY At A Time’. I love that: One day at a time … one DIY at a time … Creating Happiness! I also loves that she “doesn’t do perfect.” Amen! Neither do I … who’s got time for perfection (and why)?!? You can read more about her (including why she doesn’t like whistling or talking on the phone …) in her ABOUT Page HERE.
Let’s talk about her blog for a bit, here. Ashley decorates, and crafts, and plans the most fun parties, and also cooks and bakes … and her blog is where she shares it all. Let’s take a look …
Ashley’s Gorgeous Southern Home:
I have a thing for front porches, and Ashley has one of the best around (and makes wonderful use of it). Wouldn’t you love to sit here and sip apple cider (or wine?) for a bit:
See more of her gorgeous Fall Home Tour HERE. Ashley also says that this is the place she goes when not teaching or blogging to ‘hide from her kiddos and read’ (although they know exactly where to find her every time ).
I also have a thing for colored front doors, and Ashley’s is stunning in red. It’s the perfect backdrop for this DIY Fall Branch Wreath:
Moving inside … Ashley has a genius tutorial on how to make curtain rods for less than $5 a window!! Cheapest Curtain Rods Ever … with finials! She also shares her no-sew curtain tutorial and her Secret to Bay Window Curtain Rods (think electrical conduit for super cheap).
And one of the most unique and special projects, is this Gallery Wall in her Daughter’s Room. It contains pictures of Ashley’s daughter Tootsie as well as those of her grandmothers. How special and sweet is that?
Ashley mentioned that every time she sees this gallery … her heart is happy! “Make Your Own Happy … One Day At A Time”
Ashley is quite crafty, too!
Inside Ashley’s home, you’ll also find this gorgeous, Rustic Branch Basket with Spring Blooms:
She also used that vase for her Thanksgiving Centerpiece (check that our HERE). Now, speaking of Thanksgiving, I love this idea for your family table … Thankful Question Cards at each place setting. A wonderful way to create a meaningful Thanksgiving table.
Another craft I am kind of obsessed with is the DIY String Art Deer Decor she worked on with her son as a gift for his dad:
It’s hard to find a piece of DIY art to create … thet men actually like, and this is just perfect!
And She Can Party!
I’ll just say it … Ashley knows how to throw one heck of a par-tay!! Her three kiddos sure are LUCKY!!
Take a look at this awesome Campfire Cake she created for her son’s birthday:
That totally looks like a campfire on top there, right?!? Very crafty!!
Or, for her daughter’s Little Mermaid Party, these ‘Fabulously Simple’ Jellyfish Paper Lanterns:
If you want to see more from Ashley, you can’t find her here:
If you enjoyed this feature about Ashley at 3 Little Greenwoods, you may want to check out the other bloggers we’ve featured in the Summer Spotlight. You can also visit our Summer Spotlight Pinterest board to view all the great ideas we’ve shared in this series.