“A SOUTHERN BELLE POSSESSES AN UNDENIABLE NATURAL CHARM, HAS A WARM AND DAZZLING SMILE AND IMPECCABLE MANNERS. SHE CALLS EACH PERSON SHE ENCOUNTERS ‘SIR’ OR ‘MAM’ REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE OR POSITION. A SOUTHERN BELLE CAN BE RECOGNIZED BY HER UNFORGETTABLE SOUTHERN DRAWL, UNSTINTING HOSPITALITY AND GRACIOUSNESS AND HER RECOGNITION THAT LIFE IS BETTER IN SOUTH.”
– Michael Whitley
About The Belle
My name is Ashley Mae and I am the creator and voice behind The Belle Life Blog.
I am a homegrown southern girl born and raised in a small town in the land of the pines (North Carolina). I attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and have a bachelors degree in International Business with a minor in marketing and Chinese (Ni Hao!). Two years after graduation, I decided to go back to school and I am now a full time Orthodontic Assistant.
I grew up on a small farm and still think baby goats are the cutest things on this planet! I love fishin’ on a summer afternoon, anything with a southern flair and I believe sweet tea should ALWAYS be served in a mason jar.
I am a wife to my wonderful husband Benjamin and a dog mom to my 2 sweet black labs, Luke and Lily! <3
Most importantly I am a daughter of the one true King and I love Jesus with all my heart! I can’t even begin to explain how much his love and grace has changed my life. To keep in touch with my life updates, visit my dear diary page.
Here on The Belle Life Blog, you will find bits and pieces of my heart. From my Journey to living out God’s will for my life, my love of home decor, my Affordable fashion inspiration to learning to cook one meal at a time, I hope my blog inspires, encourages and connects with you!
The name The Belle Life is a combination of two meanings for me. The first draws from my Southern roots and the way of life for a Southern Belle. The second involves the meaning of the term “belle” which is actually french for beautiful. To me a beautiful life is not always picture perfect it is finding beauty in even the messy hard to deal with days and situations. It is also picking up the cross and following our Savior, trusting him and acknowledging him with all our heart even when we don’t understand his plan and knowing he will direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Therefore on my blog you will find raw, honest and real parts of me and my life.
I would absolutely love to meet you, so please feel free to connect with me!
I am tickled pink that you are here & I thank you SO much for the support!
***DISCLAIMER/Important: The Belle Life Blog is a profit blog, meaning I can make a commission on certain links/products that may be featured on my blog. Most of the products are purchased solely by me and I will only promote products that I personally use and recommend. I will always disclose if any post is sponsored and I do not share information with third parties. All images are property of The Belle Life Blog unless otherwise stated.***