Welcome to my blog about creating a nest worth sharing in the bustling metropolis of northern Michigan. I’m tickled that you’re here and I hope you enjoy my drivel. My name is Ashlea Walter. I’m a new thirty-something Mama to two little birdies, Wren Sabina and Phoebe Jane. I never thought I’d be a “house wife,” with a lot of expensive liberal arts education behind me, but alas, here I am on a new adventure. And loving it! Most of the time… Working from home in several capacities keeps me out of too much mischief: taking care of Wren and Phoebe (my main focus, awwwww), domestic goddessing (guffaw) through cooking, crafting, gardening and begrudgingly cleaning, and then there’s the work that helps pay the bills — and provides me with some cerebral activity — too. Design, writing, marketing. I have a wonderful husband, Chris, and we enjoy fixing up our 1928 “bungalonial,” but we’d rather sit on the porch together and wait patiently for the hairless cat across the street to emerge. Sigh.
So what’s with all the squirrel stuff?
I have a long-standing love/hate relationship with squirrels. I admire their tenacity, strength, agility, perseverance, fluffy tails and general way of life. My daily mantra, therefore, is “Be Squirrely!” But. I do not like it when they eat all my crocus and tulip bulbs. Hmmpphh.