Monday, August 26, 2013
Like a lot of people, some of my favorite coffee is iced/frappucinos from Starbucks. And since I don't live anywhere near one, nor do I want to spend four dollars for a cup of coffee, I decided to make my own! So with some searching of the internet and some guessing and what not I made what I think is a very similar comparison to the 'Mocha Frapp' from Starbucks. (without all the slush unfortunately)
What You'll Need:
-A cup of fresh brewed coffee. (the stronger the better in my opinion)
-Two teaspoons of sugar.
-A creamer of your choice. (I like half n' half)
-Whip Cream if you so chose.
Start off by pouring a regular cup of coffee and adding your sugar and also some chocolate syrup, depending on how chocolatey you want it you can eyeball it, no real measurements needed.
In a blender put your ice, about a cup or so at first and blend that up a little bit. Pour your coffee on top of the ice to melt it and it'll blend a lot better.
Add your creamer and any more ice you would like. (It can turn out to be too watery if you add to much)
I suggest tasting it at this point to determine if you want it to be more chocolatey or more icy or sweet.
And that's pretty much it! Pour it into your glass or a mason jar like I'm using, add some whip cream and chocolate syrup to top it off and there you have it!
Friday, August 23, 2013
How is it already friday again?? Like this week has just flown by!
My cousin moved in with us on wednesday, so on tuesday we all had to do a really big room swap so all of the boys are in the big room that me and my sister were sharing.
Even though I don't get a really big room anymore, I do get my own one so that's exciting. And It's big enough for me!
Also I ordered this super cute mason jar cup from "MasonBarCompany" on Etsy, and it is adorable! It makes drinking things more fun!
Until next time,
Monday, August 19, 2013
Hey everyone! This is my recipe for 'Simple but Yummy Chocolate Brownies!' I've made these way too many times, but still love them and hope you do too!
1/3 cups of butter
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of flour
*Optional, chocolate chips, nuts of your choice, or vanilla ice cream to top it off!
Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat, then stir in cocoa powder, then the sugar. Remove from heat and let sit for a couple of minutes. Add in the eggs and the vanilla, stir, then add the flour. (If you chose you can add chocolate chips or nuts at this point)
Stick in a 8x8 pan and at 350 degrees stick in the oven for 19-30 minutes. (You can check on it every five or so minutes to see how done you want your brownies) Enjoy!
It seems like FOREVER since I've taken any photos or done a photo shoot with someone. So to fix that, the other day me and my sister did a mini photo shoot outside at about sunset.. I really like the way the photos turned out, the color off the sunset really gave a good affect to the photos.
She also wanted to do some dancing photos, so she did some poses and then I suggested she do a turn... Tip: DO NOT do turns in the grass barefoot! While she was doing the turn, the grass was so thick that it caught hold of her toes and broke her pinky toe! :\
Unfortunately neither of us knew that until it happened, I guess you have to live and learn?
Her toe is alright now, and healing properly thankfully!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
On the 5th of this month, my parents celebrated their 25th Anniversary! They are truly amazing people and I love the way they raised me and my siblings. (well are still raising)
Lots of life lessons, love and support have gone into all of these years we've all shared together, and I really don't know where I'd be without them.
Love you both, here's to the rest of a wonderful marriage for you guys!
Monday, August 12, 2013
I've noticed here recently that I've been getting some more viewers and you may not know much about me or who I am really. So here I am to share some ten things about myself, and hey maybe you'd like to do the same?
1. I am a choco-holic. If you stick chocolate (especially cupcakes) in front of me I am going to just devour them.
2. I'm pretty sure I stopped growing about three years ago.
3. I've never been to California, but that's one of my main places I want to go to!
4. Sweet tea is my go-to drink.
5. My dream job is to be a dance teacher. Specifically teaching hip hop to kids!
6. I pretty much listen to music all day, and I love finding new music to listen to.
7. I live in sweats. I sleep in a hoodie and sweatpants, most people don't understand how I can do that since it's so hot in Arkansas and it's also the summer. But if the AC is on I've got to have my sweats!
8. My dream is to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
9. Up until recently I wanted my name to be anything else but Ashley.
10. I love curling my hair, I can't really stand when my hair is straight.
Okay that's my ten facts, hope you learned a little about me from this!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sorry for not blogging in a while, this past week I was in Texas for Camp DCC, and didn't really have any spare time to blog anything!
But non the less I am here with pictures and stories!
First off, Camp DCC was amazing!! I am so blessed that I got to go to that and meet the cheerleaders and learn dances from them and also we performed our dances on the field at Cowboys Stadium which is a huge deal!
Second.. There are a couple In-N-Out's in Texas and I got to go to one after many many people (especially Youtubers) saying how great it is and I finally got to eat there and I can confidently say I agree with them! Although the fries could be better, (but I'm kind of picky when it comes to french fries)
Third and final, I got to see two of my best friends from Kindergarden which was so cool! I moved to Colorado about a year after I stopped going to school with them and haven't gotten to see them so I'm really glad I did!
So yeah, that is pretty much my Texas trip! Hope y'all enjoyed the pictures!