Hi!  In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m the gal in the photo – I’m Ashley Gorman, the creator behind Sprinkled Sunshine, my personal blog.  Those two boys and that man in the photo are without a doubt my sunshine -every. single. day.

Born in California and raised in Illinois, I met that man when I was in junior high.  I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ILL – INI!) and he went to Eastern Illinois University (I will insert this for him – EI, EI, EIU!). Long story short, I am now married to that wonderful man, Ben.  He is the youngest of 4 brothers, while I am the oldest of 4 sisters which makes for a fun dynamic.  We spent some time near Chicago and then near St. Louis, but we found ourselves back in our hometown shortly after our first bundle of joy, Chase, arrived.  Our sweet, little guy, Jack, joined us a couple years later.

I’ve been working full-time at the University ever since we moved back and started this blog as a hobby at the end of January 2018.  I enjoy writing and have discovered a creative side to myself that I never really knew existed until about 6 years ago.  Not long after having this realization, I started contemplating a blog as an outlet, but due to fear of the unknown I waited another 5 years.  I’m now asking myself why the heck I waited so darn long?!  So, enough with the missed opportunities! 

Primarily I plan to write about recipes, wellness, DIY projects, family life, places to visit, and fab finds whether that be a bow tie in the Target dollar section for one of my little guys or a unique gift idea that I think is worth sharing.  Some of these topics are places of needed growth for me while others are just for fun!  It is my hope that through sharing some of this information, other ladies (or men!) will be encouraged to pursue their own areas of needed growth but to have some fun along the way…like a cupcake…a steal on a pair of shoes…or the chance to win a freebie here and there!