About If I Were Jane

934798_10100755808031739_5447572988134569528_nI remember the first time I picked up Pride and Prejudice. It drew me out of my mundane, rather boring life and lifted me into a world of lords and ladies, wit and sarcasm, and heroines that were rarely perfect. I dug that.

I related to Jane Austen’s prose more and more throughout the years and strove to become a writer that would also take women and men out of their own lives, to think about the world a bit differently, with each article or book.

So, in that quest, I’ve decided to take a piece of the interwebs and sprinkle it with (hopefully) witty prose, and observations on life and style from my very un-British corner for the Midwest. If anything, it’s an outlet to dream of high tea, lace with sprinkles of social observation.

Won’t you grab a mug of tea and sit a spell with me?


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  • Reply Karisse May 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Ashley, you are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Amanda Kohr May 17, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Hi Ashley,

    I stumbled upon your blog today, and absolutely adore your vision. It’s almost like a fairy tale. Your photographs are lovely, and you have such a way with words. I would love to stay blogger friends, if you’re interested. 🙂


    Amanda // cozycaravan.com

  • Reply amy sowder August 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I love this too!

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