Ashley Hackshaw is the owner, editor, designer and DIYer behind Lil Blue Boo. After spending 6 years in Investment Banking and getting an MBA in between, Ashley decided to pursue her passion in the creative world. Now she runs the successful Lil Blue Boo DIY/Lifestyle website, clothing and sewing pattern line. Ashley also writes for Babble.com’s The New Home Ec and Babble Voices.
Ashley recently has had some crazy curveballs thrown her way that have made her consciously decide to “choose joy” as a way of life. She has chosen to write publicly about her loss, and the nitty gritty of unexpected surgery and chemotherapy in The Cancer Chronicles in hopes that her experiences will help others.
Ashley speaks around the country on a variety of subjects including growing a successful handmade business, blogging, living a creative life, her journey with cancer and more.
Ashley resides in Palm Desert, CA with her husband Brett (aka Mr. LBB) and daughter “Boo.” Oh, and let’s not forget about her yorkie Diesel!