I’m excited to introduce a new friend to you today, readers. You may have noticed Fluent in Blonde bringing a dash of beauty to my sidebar recently. Ashton is the blogger behind the Blonde, and it’s been too fun getting to know her and her new blog. The thing about Ashton is that she is as witty as she is gorgeous.
I’ll admit–I look at those long flowing golden locks and am slightly terrified that this gal is too-perfect to be real, but trust me, she’s as down to earth as they come.
She describes herself as “mom-blonde”. Ashton explains, “That’s a tricky way of saying my post-baby personal hygiene is leaving something to be desired, and I can’t say I care. My husband is really great about complimenting me 5x a day when I wash my hair or shave my legs as positive reinforcement for my desirable behavior. His standards have really come down. I shouldn’t be entertained by that.”
Educated as an English teacher, Ashton now lives in Las Vegas, where she falls more and more in love with her seven months old little guy every day. She does hair by day (and she’s obviously got mad skills–check out her styling!), and is now delving into the world of blogging. She pursues all of this in the corners while she works hard at figuring out what the heck this momhood gig is all about. Ashton notes that while everyone had loads of labor horror stories to share while she was pregnant, but “no one told me anything about the mommy part! I’m trying to figure out my new role while juggling work…and leaky boobs”.
I love that Ashton is real and funny. But what really gets me is that she enjoys things like clothing, home decor, hair, make-up, jewelry…style. In the past year or so, these things have become more important to me too. Important in the way that when I pay attention to them I feel a little more human. And little less of like the Mom Who Has Completely Given Up (but will never surrender her yoga pants because they are too comfortable).
I think it’s fantastic that Ashton delights in beauty and pretty things, and includes this in her writing. And that she does it all with the perfect touch of fun. In her recent post about a trip to Home Goods, she kills me with, “HomeGoods is a type of personal sanctuary that I hold in high regards, paralleled only by select Marshall’s.” Select…love it!
She then wrote a whole post about what the heck moms are supposed to wear to the pool–because what the heck are moms supposed to wear to the pool with their kids??
And I think my favorite post (so far, because you know there is way more brilliance to come), “Death By Pink, and Other Bad Decisions“. You simply have to read the post to fully appreciate it. I don’t know what I love more–that she has pink hair, that she dyed her parents’ dog pink, or that she documented the entire process with pictures and witty commentary.
I cannot get over this post. I don’t want to. Also, I now really, really want to meet and kick back with Ashton and hang with her and the pink dog in person over a few laughs.
The cool news is that she will be back next month to share a post of hers here and let you get to know her even better. Stay tuned! But for now, readers, go love on Ashton, send the dog a sympathy card, and join me in welcoming this delightful new voice to the blogosphere!
Fluent in Blonde has claimed this month’s Mom of the Year Award, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share my genuine enchantment with Ashton with all of you. Want to me help spread the word about you own fantastic blog? Snatch up a spot now–using May’s BOGO promo, when you purchase a spot (any spot), you will be sent a code to get another month for free! Get two months for yourself or share with a friend!