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All About Ashley

Owner of House Full of Pecks and
Gather & Abide Photography

My name is Ashley, married to my handsome British hunk of a man, Will, and mummy (mama) to our sweet little almost one year old son Milo Payton. I’m originally from California, but after a few years in England, we now call Colorado home.

I am a fertility warrior...and we get the honor of being parents because Milo’s birth mom made the most selfless decision and placed him with us. We have an amazing open adoption with her and her family.

I started www.housefullofpecks.com as an open love letter to our future child. I wanted to document our journey to parenthood through adoption. One day, Milo will look at these letters and see how much he was longed for, prayed for, pursued & loved by us.

The posts are vulnerable, honest and feature the hardships surrounding infertility and adoption. They are also full of hope and joy.

It is my desire to change the way we see adoption and to showcase how God has brought redemption to our story.


A little bit more about me //

My days are spent caring for my family, renovating our little farmhouse, trying out grain-free recipes, and devouring YA fiction.

A few of my favorite things //

adoption, taking pictures, DIY projects, traveling, capsule wardrobes by Carly Jean Los Angeles , babywearing with Wildbird slings , Harry Potter, all the hats from Gigipip, peaches & Lavender Gin.

xoxo Ashley