Hi, there! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so glad you found Our Simply Natural Life and hope you enjoy your visit. My name is Ashley and I am the author of this little blog. I started writing as a creative outlet and a way to exercise my brain since I am home all day with three littles and don’t always have the pleasure of enjoying much adult conversation 🙂 I love to learn and I love to share what I’ve learned with others and thought a blog would be a great way to do that. I am in no way near perfect nor do I have all the answers so, if that’s what you’re looking for, this probably isn’t the blog for you. But, if you would like to slow down for a moment with me and really take a moment to breathe and soak in the beauty, wonder, and simplicity life offers us and learn on this journey with me, I am excited to see where it leads!

I am a country girl at heart and love to be barefoot whenever possible; yes, I’ve even been known to wear sandals in the snow! I love the outdoors and the peace and energy nature provides. I love to grow my own food and cook and bake. My favorite moments in time are around a campfire with the ones I love or tucked away alone with a good book and an amazing cup of tea.

I grew up moving all over the place until I met my husband in college. He was the boy next door as he rented out a room in his aunt and uncle’s basement, right next door to my parents’ house. We have my mother and his aunt to thank for getting us together 🙂 We married the summer before my senior year of college. We are as opposite as opposite can be which makes for some very interesting moments but we are also a great balance for each other. Life is hard and I can’t imagine a better person to have by my side through all the ups and downs. The downs have made us stronger, both individually and as a couple, and just make the ups that much sweeter.

We have three amazing children now and love the moments we can be together as a family whether it’s snuggled up all together on a couch reading a book, playing outside, going for a walk, or visiting a park or zoo or beach. Come along with us and share with us as we journey towards a more simply natural life 🙂