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Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m Ashten.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept diaries and journals, had pen pals, passed long notes to friends between classes and written whenever I had spare time. I love words. I love weaving them together to tell stories and navigate through them to figure out my thoughts and feelings.

Now, I’m taking my writing to the internet. And you’re coming with me.

My husband Kyle and I got married in September 2017 in Lake Tahoe. It snowed on our wedding day. I was pretty upset about it until I was reminded that it also snowed on Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope’s wedding day on Parks and Recreation. Then I thought it was awesome. (Here's an entire post about our wedding)

Kyle and I live in Ventura, California: a small beach town in Southern California. I was born & raised here and I’m a pretty proud Ventura local. Kyle is from Lake Tahoe, so we get to split our time between our two picturesque hometowns, which means we get the best of both worlds and the occasional white Christmas. We have rescue dog named Gatsby, a Lab/Great Pyrenees mix, who we adopted in 2015.

I’m an event planner. Kyle is a videographer. Gatsby is spoiled.

Here you will find stories about our life and the people and places we love. You will not find posts about makeup, clothes or DIY because I suck at all of those things.

You can also find me on Instagram here: @ashtenomalley