Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo, which gets over 1 million page views each month. 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 clothing line, sewing pattern line, and lifestyle/DIY website. Ashley is a motivational speaker on topics ranging from small business to blogging. Ashley also writes daily for Babble.com’s The New Home Ec on a variety of DIY projects.
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 and with humor about her loss, and the nitty gritty of unexpected surgery and chemotherapy in hopes that her experiences will help others.
Ashley resides in Palm Desert, CA with her husband Brett and 5-year-old daughter “Boo.”