Announcing Baby Brooks!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

I’m so excited to announce that Hadley Brooks made her arrival on August 12 at 1:08 p.m.! I’m pretty sleep deprived, but I finally found time to hop back to the blog to tell you about her. I may be biased, but she’s pretty perfect. The last week-and-a-half has been a whirlwind of diapers, baby […]

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How to Gain Confidence in Your Writing

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 1 Comment

Little miss Hadley Brooks made her arrival on August 12! I’ve spruced up some old posts (let’s think of them as “vintage”) you may have missed to keep you inspired and entertained while I’m off on maternity leave. This post was originally published on July 23, 2013. Look for new posts about writing, art, and […]

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Coffee Talk: Letting Your Writing Simmer

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 2 Comments

Two-and-a-half years into my marriage, I’m turning out to be a halfway decent cook. This is surprising since I grew up on a steady diet of Hamburger Helper and Pillsbury cookie dough. It’s only since I’ve been married that my husband has slowly introduced me to new foods. Dare I say it, but I think […]

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Books I Hate That Everyone Else Loves

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 10 Comments

Photo Credit: ginnerobot via photopin cc Remember when #MyUnpopularOpinion was trending on Twitter? The only thing that hashtag made me think of was all the books I dislike that the rest of the world is in love with. (Well, that and “Olive Garden’s food is NOT that great, people!”) Let me tell you, it’s pretty […]

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Coffee Talk: Lasts

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 7 Comments

Last week, I got together with my cousin Nikki for our usual lunch date at Chili’s followed by an afternoon of chatting about life. I love our lunch dates; I always leave feeling refreshed and happy. But this time was bittersweet. We both knew it was the last time we’d do this before the baby […]

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