Author Archives: Ashley

Because Why Not: A DIY Sugar Flower Cake

02/11/16

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I’ve had this crazy DIY sugar flower cake idea floating around in my head for a while now, and I figured it was finally due time to make it happen with Spring coming early and the fact that.. I just love cake. Sounds like good reasoning, right?! Alright, it was a little more complicated than that, but it all worked out in the end because holy crap this thing turned out awesome.

It actually required me enlisting the help of some pro’s to bring this DIY vision of mine together, but it turned out even better than I had imagined! I should mention that’s also a genuine statement of relief, because I currently have a pile of never-to-be-used-again materials collecting in the studio from several recent failed ideas that I would LOVE to get my money back for.

Anyone have a need for a mound of brass rods that look like they got rejected from the junk yard? Because if so, I’m totally your girl, but more on that later…

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We’ve Been Keeping a Few Secrets…

02/10/16

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I’m usually the person that gives people their Christmas presents in November, or freakishly grins any time they mention a word that could be even .5% related to a present I’ve already purchased, but, we’ve been keeping a few secrets tucked away for you guys that I’m really excited to announce soon!

To make sure that our most dedicated readers get to hear all of the scoop first, get some extra perks that we won’t be offering on the blog, and even insider giveaways to thank you for following along, we’re starting a newsletter for our inside circle. Not to worry, they’ll only be biweekly doses of inside scoop at most, but you’ll want to be on them when the time comes, trust me!…

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Date Night Pasta: Cacio e Pepe Recipe

02/09/16

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I, Alex, wanted to share with you one of my favorite date-night meals, Cacio e Pepe. Literally translated as cheese and pepper, this minimalist date night pasta and cheese requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Since no one wants to fuss in the kitchen on a romantic night in, put this pasta on your must-make list.

How can you go wrong with cheese and pasta? Even those of you who don’t enjoy cooking will find joy with this recipe. It’s practically fool-proof and will impress anyone you end up serving it to. Trust me, I’ve served this to many boyfriends (and now husband) over the years, all with rave reviews.    

For the ultimate date-night in, enjoy with a bottle of your favorite red wine (and maybe a salad to balance all that cheese!). A classic Chianti or Sangiovese will balance the peppery pasta just perfectly.

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