Hello there! This is Ashley, and I love anything DIY, gardening, faith, kitchen, and faith related! Although I stay at home with our daughter Olivia while my husband Chris is in youth ministry, I have a really hard time staying in a neat little box of stereotypes. I believe in a God who created and loves variety, and therefore we should be embracing our differences and nerd varieties. While I love great food, coffee, sarcasm, business, and scenic walks, I'm not a fan of shiny exteriors or cliche's. GrowingSpangs exists to feature stereotype bursting posts mostly on family, DIY, and faith, while also encouraging parents in our daily struggle. Come comment, laugh, and share real life with us!