About Me

Welcome friends! My name is Ashley and I'm so glad to have you here. I love being the hostess, even if it's virtual. I started this little blog in 2014 after we were displaced from our home due to a flood. You can read all about that unforgettable night here in my very first post. What started as a way to keep family and friends informed about our progress toward returning home has evolved into something I really enjoy and find myself growing more and more passionate about.
The name "Coffee Before Crayons" comes from a phrase I said pretty much every non-work day for the longest time when AG was a toddler. Our mornings would go something like this:
AG: Mommy wake up! Let's color/play/something active
Mommy: Ok baby. Mommy needs coffee before crayons/babies/whatever then we'll play.
I think most moms can identify with this and I wouldn't change it for the world. Being a mom has been the most amazing, stressful, rewarding thing I've ever experienced. My greatest loves in life are my Jesus and my family. Everything else is just icing on the cake. 
A few things you may not know about me...
1 - I am an introvert. Blogging is much easier for me than actually meeting new people #scary
2 - My favorite show ever is Friends. I can watch it anytime and I still laugh even though I can quote it word-for-word. Pre-flood I also had 2 different Friends trivia games and I found great joy in beating anyone who'd play me. Eventually hubby flat out refused to play anymore.
3 - Belle is my favorite Disney princess.
4 - My favorite movie is Princess Diaries. Yes, I am a grownup thankyouverymuch.
5 - I work full time outside the home and blog in any spare time that I can find. Typically that is my lunch break or after everyone else is in bed at night. 
6 - I love cooking and serving my family. My heart is definitely at home.
7 - Baking is my favorite but in some twisted turn of events I married someone who doesn't enjoy a dessert. He's weird but he's mine. I've made my peace with it.
8 - My degree is in Biomedical Sciences and I work as a Business Analyst. Turns out my degree was just useful to go onto graduate school. #thankscareercounselors
9 - I chose not to continue furthering my education because I have always wanted to be a wife and a mother. I knew if I spent 4-8 more years in school I would have to work forever to justify that and also put off starting a family. I miss science and medicine but I made the right choice and I'd do it all over again because it led me to the life I have now.
10 - I'm a Starbucks person. You know the ones who have the long drawn out orders... I'll have a grande iced white mocha with one less pump of syrup and light ice please. Oh yea, that's me and I have no shame about it. 
Bonus #11 - I love photography! The camera pictured isn't mine but a very nice photographer let me try his out when he was photographing our family :)

1 comment:

  1. I love it already!! Thank you for sharing!


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