Author Archives: Ashley

Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie

07/28/15

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Summer Summer Summertiiiime, but when it’s hot as a tamale out, it can be hard to sit back and unwind. Sipping on cooling drinks can help us get through the even the most sweltering days. You can turn to the standby with gin & juice (sorry for all of the 90’s music references) or reach for something even more exciting for your taste buds: Like this boozy watermelon papaya rum smoothie! Booze in smoothies you ask? Oh yes (but then again, I, Ashley, tend to put booze in everything!)…

You won’t want to be cooking syrups or waiting days for infusions just to down a drink in no time with the heat, so this cocktail only requires a bit of freezing (my secret tip!) and blending to get a refreshing and tasty drink that’s perfect for sipping poolside…

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DIY Sugar Scrub Sand Art

07/27/15

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photos by Jared Smith

I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!

I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …

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#SipsForSummer: Spicy Paloma

07/24/15

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photos by Jared Smith

The good news is we’ve all made it to Friday again, and we’re back with another #SipsForSummer cocktail for you to make this weekend! The bad news is I’m predictable enough (after this cocktail story) to still be on a spicy cocktail kick, and now I’m helping/forcing you to jump on the bandwagon, too, with this simple spicy paloma recipe!

Before you non-spicy lovers go running, you can always skip the spicy portion for regular simple syrup to make a traditional paloma, and it’s as simple as mixing three ingredients together! Doesn’t get much easier than that, right? I definitely plan on mixing up some of these for the game night we’re having this weekend (yes, I’m still having game night at the ripe age of 27)…

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Sugar & Cloth Travels: 48 Hours for Photos in Austin, Texas

07/22/15

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It pretty much never fails that when we visit a new place, we almost always seek out restaurants, shops, and photo-ops based on our tried and true aesthetic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about venturing to a hole in the wall, must-try place, local favorites, and even Yelp recommendation or two, but we’re also in this for that token Instagram image, too (you know you all do it, too… I hope)! All of this to say that we’re starting a new travel series that’s based all around Instagram-ability, with everything from the cutest HomeAway houses to the perfect background wall, in all of the new places we visit. First up, we’re revisiting one of our favorite cities in driving distance with 48 hours for photos in Austin, Texas!

While we’re letting the locals do what they do best for staple recommendations, we’re starting off our photo-op tour with a modern (and super budget friendly) place to stay, that’s perfect for online sharing. Our most recent trip was for a wedding with Jared’s family, so having a place where we could stay together with family was ideal, so we chose a mid century HomeAway near South Congress…

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