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Hi, I’m Ashley! The Gold Hive is where I share the journey of restoring my historic bungalow in sunny San Diego. I’m passionate about quality home improvements, sustainable practices, unique interior design, and old house charm. I detail a range of home projects including budget-friendly DIYs, adventurous hand-painted murals, old-house architecture improvements, and major renovations. My style balances classic charm with modern updates.

I take pride in sharing lady-led DIY projects, low-waste living, home maintenance tips, and unique artwork picks. With my love of old homes and sustainable home improvement, a reader said it best; my blog is “the intersection of appreciation for the past and consciousness for the future.”

Readers appreciate my authentic voice and turn to me for my genuine take on my favorite products, techniques, and experiences. My goal is for all of my readers to have the confidence to turn their living spaces into homes they adore with quality that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Location SAN DIEGO, CA United States
Country United States of America
Member Since DECEMBER 27, 2020
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A Year of Music: All of My 2020 Playlists — The Gold Hive

You may have noticed listening to my Instagram Story videos that I like some sweet tunes and funky jams. My style is pretty eclectic ranging from Sam Cooke to Childish Gambino and Fleetwood Mac to Sylvan Esso. So, you can listen to the tunes I’m digging on Spotify! There’s no theme to each playlist, rather I just include songs that I hear at the grocery store, recognize in a movie, or remember loving from years ago.

My Garden Is Featured in This Month's Better Homes & Gardens Magazine! — The Gold Hive

While it’s wintertime now posing with the magazine, here’s a photo of the garden in all her glory in spring/summer. I worked with Better Homes & Gardens to tell the story of taking on the big project of landscaping our yard. I covered how I identified goals, learned from local resources, gifted unwanted plants, selected foliage, installing the plantings, and adding lighting. But instead of having you read each of the blog posts I linked to, I summarized it in a linear timeline.

Designing A Friend's Modern Nursery — The Gold Hive

I FaceTimed with Martha, sent emails with product links, and used my favorite room layout software to help us visualize the space from afar. But I can show you reveal photos (taken masked, distanced, with ventilation, and as fast as possible) and explain the process and decision-making along the way! My role in helping Martha and Danny bring their space to life was to provide a few pieces of furnishings and to help with the color palette. Martha has a great eye and was already inspired by this nursery by Hope of Olive

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020 — The Gold Hive

We all want to look ahead to 2021, but why not relive the good parts of this year? Today, I’m rounding up the top posts that I published in 2020 rather than the most visited blog posts in 2020. But since folks love them so, here are my most popular posts visited in 2020 even though they hit the blog over a year ago: • None How To Remove Rust From Cast Iron Pans - Naturally and With Only Two Items

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