Author: Ashley

August 5, 2017 / / Life

Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus. That is where AFI lead me to next. ( See AFI: Atlanta )

It wasn’t intentional that I ended up going to three more shows. To be honest, after going to Atlanta in February, I thought that it was a long shot that I would see them again at all before at least the year 2020. More dates were announced, though, and because I couldn’t make up my mind between the two closest shows, I decided to do both since they were each under a three-hour drive each way and nearly three weeks apart. I got my presale tickets the minute they went on sale and began the grueling 3-month wait for the first of the shows.

Read More AFI Summer

August 2, 2017 / / Recipes

Vegetables are not the most loved part of a meal in our household. Eating them more because we ‘should’ rather than because we actually like them, they’ve often taken the back burner when planning what to have for dinner. More often than not, instead of having a veggie as a side, I find myself sneaking them into a soup, casserole, or whatever else I am making just to get a serving of greens into our day.

Read More Baked Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

July 29, 2017 / / Recipes

Cheesecakes have always been one of those desserts that I’ve loved from the time I was a child. I remember going to my grandma’s house, and she would often have one ready to go for dessert after we’d all eaten dinner. As I grew up, one of the first desserts that I made on my own was a cheesecake from a recipe book that I’d found. I’d make two or three variations for family cookouts, and they always went over very well.

Read More Double Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

July 6, 2017 / / Reviews

My husband, Anthony, has started his own web hosting, design and consulting business. His business, Elephant Sense Studios, targets business owners who need an online strategy or want to update their current one. Elephant Sense Studios provides online strategies for businesses who want to integrate technological solutions to make their business more efficient.

Read More Elephant Sense Studios: Online Strategies That Make A Difference

April 8, 2017 / / Reviews
February 13, 2017 / / Life

On February 11, I got the unforgettable experience of seeing AFI perform in Atlanta. By now, if you visit here often, you probably know that AFI is my favorite band based on the frequency of them being mentioned in some way throughout my posts. When tour dates were announced, there were three option that I narrowed it down to based on proximity to Ohio: Chicago, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Beings the dates listed were for late January and February, Chicago was automatically out. I mean, why would I go somewhere colder than Ohio when I knew I would be spending a great deal of time outside? With a lot of the political stuff going on right now, I really didn’t want to venture into DC alone. That left me with Atlanta…slightly further, but a good 15-20 degrees warmer. It seemed like the most logical choice after weighing out the pros and cons.

Read More AFI: Atlanta