The Sweet Life: Interview With Ashley Urke From Domestic Fashionista

This is a post in The Sweet Life interview series where I interview an inspirational woman who has made her life sweet. Please say hello to Ashley Urke!

Welcome! Please introduce yourself and your blog.

Hi! I am Ashley Urke, the blogger behind Domestic Fashionista. At Domestic Fashionista I strive to encourage women who, like me, have a heart for the home and desire to live that passion out.

How do you help women make their lives sweet?

My hope in sharing about my life and home is that women will leave encouraged and inspired to take care of their home in a way that is meaningful to them and leaves those who come to and from their home to feel cared for and important. Creative but realistic solutions are shared for the everyday woman who desires to bring tangible beauty into their life and home.

What led you to start your blog?

I started my blog after I graduated from college and decided I did not want to use my teaching degree. Through blogs I found an outlet for my creativity and a community to share my thoughts. Little did I know it would help me embrace my true passion for creating, one that I had never considered pursuing much as a career or full time job. Now it has become part of my everyday lifestyle.

What does an average day look like for you?

I balance my time between blogging, taking care of my three-year-old nephew part time, running a photography business with my husband, and taking care of our home. My days are rarely the same but I love that it gives me the freedom I have to work from home!

What makes your life sweet?

Embracing my true passions and calling in life have helped me to better embrace who I am as well as fill my days with joy and purpose. Knowing who I am and what my mark on this world is, helps me prioritize my time so that I am spending it doing things I love and believe are most important. Blogging has really helped me establish that.

Do you have anything to share with my readers?

I recently came out with my first ebook, 31 Days of Creative Homemaking for the Modern Day Woman. It is encouragement and inspiration for the everyday woman to embrace her home and make it a place she loves!

Where can we find you?

Thank you so much for sharing what makes your life sweet, Ashley!


  1. Sarah Shumate on November 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I have been a longtime reader of Ashley’s blog. She’s such a beautiful person inside and out. Her space on the internet is such a happy, comfortable place to visit!

    • Sage Grayson on November 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      I adore Ashley’s blog too. It’s like a breath of fresh air!

  2. Tracey on November 24, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I have followed Ashely for years now…she is an inspiration and has a lovely blog. Her advice is real and doable. She offers great advice on how your home reflects you and has a gift of hospitality. She is an amazing woman. I love her blog! Visit her, you won’t regret it one minute!!!

    • Sage Grayson on November 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Ashley’s advice is really amazing. I love seeing her posts about the beautiful parties she hosts.

  3. BlessedMama on November 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I agree with Sara – I’m going to check out that beautiful blog.

    • Sage Grayson on November 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      Please do! She shares great advice for loving your home life.

  4. Sara on November 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Oh Ashley seems really awesome! I will have to check out that book & her blog! Thanks for this post!

    • Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista on November 23, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Thank you ladies! You are all so sweet!

      Thanks for having me Sage!!! xo

      • Sage Grayson on November 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

        You’re so welcome, Ashley. Yes, everyone should definitely check out your blog! It’s lovely and super helpful.