Welcome to Simply Stewart, a personal lifestyle blog for the everyday girl. My name is Ashley Stewart & I currently live in Montgomery, AL with my wonderful husband Chase, our baby boy Jackson & our overly energetic chocolate lab, Buck!
Born & raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I grew up playing in snow mounds, eating delicious Italian food & discovering my love of fashion & design at a very early age.
So how does a girl from Chicago end up in Montgomery, Alabama…a question I get asked more than anything else! Well to put it simply, I followed my independent 18-year-old heart to Auburn, AL for college (War Eagle!) After one semester, I knew I found the school of my dreams & after two semesters I knew I found the man of my dreams…a very southern, football loving man named Chase Stewart. Fast forward 7 years & here we are, in his hometown of Montgomery, AL!
For years I have dreamt of creating a blog but never found myself taking a step to move forward, fearful of what others would think or if people would actually follow along.
The moment I decided to step was the moment I found out about Jackson (or Baby S. as we called him for months.) In the few hours following (and anxiously waiting for my husband to get home to share the news with) my head starting spinning about what our future would hold & how different our lives would be. Immediately I started eagerly reading mom blogs, pinning baby nursery ideas, oh & of course shopping for “maternity” clothes (any excuse to get something new right?!) Right then & there, I decided that none of my fears mattered, now was the time & I wanted to share my journey with others. I was jumping into this blog with a full heart & into motherhood with an even fuller one.
Simply Stewart was created to document all things I love – our family, simple fashion & simple beauty.
To my wonderful parents, thank you for teaching me to work hard & never give up. To my brothers, thank you for never being easy on me & teaching me the thick skin I need to be strong in today’s world. And last to my husband, thank you for always believing in me, without you I would not have the courage to follow my dreams.
I am grateful for the time you have taken to visit my site & invite you to follow along!