Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Ashley and I am a 28 year old wife and mother of one beautiful daughter. My husband and I are from Memphis, TN but his previous job took us to Orlando for nearly 3 years. During that time we were in Florida we had our precious Ellie. She truly is a gift from God! I have been a stay at home mom for the last two years and within that time my husband started working for a new company that allows him to work from home! This is when we decided we wanted to leave Florida and head back to where we met – Nashville, TN!
Here, I will be sharing with you my love for all things fashion, beauty, home decor, and mom related! I am very new to the blogging world and wanted to have the freedom to share more with my growing following. I originally started sharing my passion for home decor and DIYs on my Instagram account when we bought our first house- a 1980s fixer upper back in FL. Soon after starting my home decor account, I decided to make it into a business and opened a booth at a local vintage store. I sold handmade wood farmhouse signs, vintage and salvaged goods, as well as refinished furniture. I even offered home decor services all while staying home and taking care of a new baby! I LOVED it but it really was a lot of work! When we moved to Nashville I had to put my business on hold and soon realized I wouldn’t have much to share now that we are renting and everything is in storage. I decided instead of completely falling off that platform where I built relationships with people and loved interacting with other talented women, I would just switch things up and focus on my other passions- being a mother who loves fashion and beauty! I realized I could still have a cute fashion sense all while wearing oversized sweatshirts and leggings but still look put together. AKA mom ootd haha! But seriously, being a mom only adds to the fun and I want to share that with you so maybe you can take something from it.
The time you spend on The Southern Peony I hope that I can provide you with personal insight on my favorite brands I love to shop. I’m the one that rarely buys anything full price and if it’s not showing on sale, I’m in the corner of the store on my phone looking for a coupon or signing up for emails just to get that 10%! is that just me? ; ) I want to be that source for you! One reason I also wanted to start this blog is for you tall girls out there. I kept thinking about all these fashion bloggers I follow that have amazing taste and help me find some great pieces but none of the ones I follow are tall like me! I am 5’11- 3/4″ (I promise thats what the doctors told me but my family and friends laugh and say I’m 6 ft., whatever haha) but I totally get the struggle of finding things that fit right! I wanted this blog to be a source for y’all and maybe make it a little easier to find something you know will look right on your body type!
I hope stopping by means I have intrigued you enough to stick around and follow along! I can’t wait continue building more relationships with all of you out there and please do not hesitate to send me a message with any questions you may have! I would love to help in anyway I can!
Looking forward to this new journey with you,