Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog Du Jour: Lemon and Lavender

  Who: Ashley
What: Lemon and Lavender
Where: Tampa, FL

What made you start blogging?


I was drowning in a world of pampers and primary colors. I really felt as though I needed to find a place in my crazy world of motherhood that was sacred. I place I could make pretty with lovely images. A space completely void of messy babies :) I knew I wanted to have a blog for my budding business and thought it would be a great way to get my name out there before I went out in the business world last year. Now, I love blogging. I think I'm addicted! But more, I love the blogging community, and think it's amazing to feel connections with people you have never met! For a stay at home mom, whose only social interaction is {for the most part} a two year old and a one year old who basically only talk about Dora, Olivia, or Toot & Puddle, it's nice to have that outlet; where I can talk about things other than parenting and poopy diapers.

How did you come across the name of your blog?

I actually had a blog while I was living in Germany for our first baby. I had a list of my favorite things and on the top was lavender and sparkling water with lemon. These really are on the top 3 of my favorite things in the whole wide world- that- and wine. ;) I thought it was fun and ran with it!

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be? 


Gwyneth Paltrow: She is gorgeous, sophisticated, intelligent plus I love her husband. It's an easy choice :)

What is the last thing you ate? 


Pita chips and hummus. I love hummus. My Jewish friend Miranda makes the best hummus EVER. Although, she says it's store bought {she runs a cafe in Tulsa where I grew up} but whatever it's delish :)
What is something most people don't know about you?


I love opera and food but I also love skinny jeans. It's awful. I'm always hungry :) I also LOVE the French. I read "Bonsoir Lune" {Good Night Moon in French} to my little Claire every night before bed and I hope to one day live in France.

What is your favorite vacation spot?


Paris. Love Paris. If I could move anywhere in the world I would buy a flat in the 6th arrondissement and be a very happy camper ;)

What 5 people would be in your circle for spin the bottle?

My hubby {he's my Channing Tatum in Dear John}, Alexander Skarsgård, Ian Somerhalder {Yes, I watch Vampire Diaries, it's my True Blood replacement!} , Brad Pitt, Christian Bale
What is your "must have today" (your current obsession)?

Christian Louboutin! {Pigalle 120 patent pumps} I am obsessed with Louboutin and I don't own one pair! Maybe Santa will be sweet this year?!?
What is the Tiny Bit of Sparkle in your life? (person, thing, anything)

My precious babies {and my hubby}. I love my family and friends. They really make me smile each and everyday. I have been blessed with some pretty amazing people in my life. I have the most rewarding {although very difficult} job raising my two small toddlers while running my small stationery business. I feel pretty lucky and sometimes pinch myself. I'm excited to see where the journey takes me!


Aspiring Kennedy said...

i love this!! and i love opera. too! one more reason that I like ashley!! ;)

ps- ashley, you're ridiculously pretty!

Ashley Hasty said...

I love getting to know new bloggers! Thanks for this great post! I'm going to check out her blog now!

Kristin said...

LOVE my fellow Tampanian Ashley!! And I hope Santa is gifts me with Loubs too! HA!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love love love!! she is soo sweet and gorgeous!!

Katie said...

Hi Sarah! I follow Ashley's blog and was thrilled she introduced her guest post today. I love that you showcase other bloggers and in return I have new one's to follow too. (say, hello to your newest follower!) Great blog and I love your style!

Katie @ KatieBird Calling