Ashley Brooke’s blogging came by an unconventional path. Ashley began her career as an interior designer just ahead of the 2008 recession, which made employment in that field all but impossible. So she did what anyone would do and learned an entirely new skill set including Photoshop retouch and design. It’s from that humble beginning that she started Ashley Brooke Designs and grew it into a gift product and stationery brand carried in over 600 stores across the country. And while she no longer produces and sells products directly, they’re still among her absolute favorite things. Today, Ashley Brooke Designs does the same thing it always has: it’s a happy place on the internet where she has the opportunity to talk about the things that inspire her and share her love for fashion, beauty, home, life as a mom, and DIY with her community.