On a sunshiny day in Hawaii, in 1979, the Earth was blessed with the quirky being now known as Ash Sears. Yep, that’s me. The hostess with the mostest (bottles of empty wine), the conquerer of the English language (fluent in sarcasm), and the resident quirky being here at Quirky Inspired!
Quirky Inspired is a community for black sheep, unique individuals, overstressed moms, and wine afficianados alike. If you’re a little weird, and want to learn to own that, this is the place for you. (Woohoo! You did finally find a place that you fit in! Weird is our coat of arms here!)
I’ve been working towards living a quirky, inspired life for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, I used to let people mistreat me thinking they were my “friends.” It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started to realize that the things that make me different aren’t a character flaw, but something to be celebrated. They are what makes me, me! Want to learn how to kick toxic friends to the curb. Read up here about toxic friendships
Slowly over the years, I’ve put into place the idea of living a quirky, inspired life and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. No longer do I have toxic friendships that tear me down,but a great group of friends that appreciate me for who I am.
You don’t get to be this awesome by living a cushy life. My life has definitely had it’s ups and downs (hello ADD and OCD). We’ve made through lost jobs, suicide, chronically ill kids, divorce, remarriage, eating disoders, and still managed to have a smile on our face. Yes, sometimes you might find me rocking in the corner, but we all be ok. You read more about how I got to this level of quirky here: WTF Does living a Quirky Inspired Life Mean?
We don’t take life too seriously here. You don’t get to be #1 on Google talking about “why are my son’s socks crunchy?” without having a damned good sense of humor. (And kids that don’t mind laughing at themselves too)
That and you have to learn to love the skin that you are in. Despite having an eating disorder as a kid, I’ve learned to overcome my body hate issues and even worked a bikini this summer plus posted it on the interwebs for all to see. Now that is what you call body positivity. It was all possible when I took my power back, and didn’t let other people’s opinions of my body control me anymore. You can listen about that here: The Bikini of Doom
Now that you know a little bit about me, we can take this relationship to the next level. Dig deeper into the Quirky Inspired universe. All that is required is a great sense of humor, a love of food porn, and a little click of the button. Welcome to my boudoir.
Food Porn : This is the place for all the food porn here on Quirky Inspired. Foods not the enemy. It’s nom nom nom. And you know you want to click it. It’s the only kind of porn that is suitable for work.
Life: We all have BS we have to get through in life, like paying bills and doctors appointments. Has anyone ever said, “Woohoo! I’m going to the dentist?!” This is our life hack section how you can get through all the crud we have to do in life. Aka “adulting” so we can get to the stuff that really rocks!
Quirky Stories: Think your life is crazy? Anytime you think that, just click here because I seriously can’t make this shit up. If it’s gonna happen to someone it happens to me, but we write it up on the Internet for all the world to laugh at.
Find Yourself: Didn’t know you were lost did you? Unfortunately, we don’t come with a find my iPhone app, so we this is where we dig deep to help you find your unlocked awesome!
Think Quirky Inspired is so awesome that you want to make it rain? Check out our super special sections talking about how you can work with us!
We are kinda Internet Famous (aka Press on Quirky Inspired)
- As Crunchy Frugalista has grown we have had the pleasure to be featured across the web. You can see our work in:
- Check out what Brands are saying about Quirky Inspired on Twitter!
- RedbookMag.com: The online magazine for Redbook
- Stovetop Potpourri Featured on Halos Mandarin Oranges Blog
- Delta Faucets: The DIY Blogs You Should Be Following
- Featured Blogger in Sears: Shop Your Way Rewards Google Ad Campaigns
- MakingLifeBetter.com: A great website via the Unilever family of products
- Homeschool Handbook Magazine