Etsy

“Breathe Beautifully” Handmade Face Masks Now on Etsy

The extraordinary amount of time spent at home in quarantine has been a blessing in many ways. It has allowed for progress to happen on many fronts both inside our house and in the gardens. One of the gifts of quarantine has been developing and launching my Etsy shop (ashleybeecreates.etsy.com) where I've been playing around… Continue reading “Breathe Beautifully” Handmade Face Masks Now on Etsy

Grief

Forget-Me-Nots on Mother’s Day

This post is for all the women who's hearts are hurting today. It's a long one, so pull up a chair. Whether you're navigating the uncertainty of being single, the physical pain of endometriosis or other debilitating health conditions, the devastating reality of infertility, the unspeakable grief of loss at any stage of pregnancy, or… Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots on Mother’s Day

#FBF

A Day at the Thanksgiving Point Butterfly Biosphere

Butterflies have always held special meaning to me. Haven't thought about this in so long, but my very first personal e-mail address was pinkbutterfly_ars@hotmail.com. I would twist my hair in corn rows and secure with glittery butterfly clips. I even took to painting stenciled butterflies on my furniture in high school. Once I wrote a… Continue reading A Day at the Thanksgiving Point Butterfly Biosphere

Children's Books

Storytime Feature: “Trouble with Trolls” by Jan Brett

"Then I knew what to do. I reached around and unbuckled my skis. I held them so the sun would sparkle on their shiny paint. I shook them so the trolls could hear their tiny bells. I waved them through the air, making a swoosh, swoosh sound. Finally I whispered, as if it were a… Continue reading Storytime Feature: “Trouble with Trolls” by Jan Brett

Recipes

Red Velvet Cake Ball Truffles

Welp, it's been quite an eventful five days here at the Breitenstein residence... to say the least! Long story short, I fell off a ladder on Thursday afternoon while painting touch-ups on our laundry room ceiling and basically annihilated my left knee. I managed to hit the back of my head full-force against the porcelain… Continue reading Red Velvet Cake Ball Truffles