Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sugar Mama Cupcakes!!

Please everyone check out my new blog ... and FOLLOW it... and leave comments that make me smile :)

Also tell a million friends to join so I can be on my way to checking off another list item! Thanks you are all the very best.

<3 Ash

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Denver O' Denver

Yesterday was a fun day that I am so grateful for. I also got to check off my first list item :) Hunter and I have been talking about a bike date since we moved into an apartment that sits right on the Cherry Creek trail. We originally planned to bring Milo, but that's a story for a different day...

Anyway, it was a beautiful ride and the weather was perfect! It took about 40 minutes to get to City O' City a vegetarian restaurant we keep hearing about that serves lots of gluten free options as well. It was a great little place.

Half coffee shop + half bar (that serves several gluten free beers)= My kind of place!

Then we biked around downtown for a little, got some iced coffee and right before we headed home Hunter surprised me by stopping at Mermaids Bakery. It is very very cute and inspired me :) We planned to take the light rail back but didn't have cash... So I think the total was around 18 miles today!

I came home with extremely tired legs, a SORE bum & blisters on my hands, but also very refreshed and content. It felt like we took a mini Denver vacation and it was exactly what I needed! Days like yesterday remind me why I'm so sure Hunter & I will not just survive marriage until death does us part. We have so much fun together (and honestly he still loves to spoil the crap out of me so that helps :) He is such a blessing and I'm so thankful for him. Just sayin...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The List

One of my great friends, Blaze, recently posted a life to do list and challenged me to do the same. I got really excited and started right away... Then I got really nervous to share and let it sit unfinished for longer than I'll admit. What a big baby... No one reads my blog except people who already love & support me so who better to share my list of 25 things I would like to do before I turn 26 with?! Here it is :)

25 things to do while I'm still 25:

1. Take a photography class
2. Grow my hair really long
3. Get a tatoo
4. Climb a 14er with Tyler
5. Make or buy a headboard for our bed
6. Read a classic novel
7. Bake every recipe in The Flying Apron cook book
8. Visit/meet Ruth
9. Wear a nose ring {just for a while mom :)}
10. Run a 10k
11. Snowboard again at least once
12. Send more cards to people I love
13. Help Griselda get all As & Bs next semester
14. Read a new Rob Bell book
15. Watch a great indie movie no one has ever hear of
16. San Diego
17. Take a bike ride downtown with my love
18. Do a bike pub crawl
19. Watch Trav in a band competition
20. Finsh the last season of LOST
21. Read the old testament {anyone know of a good book/guide to help with this?}
22. Journal every day for a whole month
23. Make a piece of art to hang in our house
24.Give up caffeine for a whole month
25. By this time next year I would LOVE to have replaced my current income and be baking full time!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Name Game

First of all thank you for all of the encouragement and support! Trey and I did some serious brainstorming/planning yesterday and I am more sure than ever that this business is something that God is calling me to do... It's crazy and scary but so exciting :) Can I ask for some serious prayer?! If you're interested at all please pray for:

-wisdom (I'm fairly confident in my cupcake ability, but running a business!?)
-faith (to trust that it really is God's plan)
-Hunter & I (as we work on incorporating this new and pretty major aspect to our lives/marriage)
-customers :)

Thanks a million. This is something that I have dreamed of & prayed about for so long that it feels crazy to tell everyone about it, but I need the accountability so I can't give up on discouraging days.

Now for the name...

So far these are my favorites & they have made it through the preliminary round (Hunter & Trey) but I need lots of input before I decide. I wanted you to get to see them so I did some publisher really quick I know the images aren't awesome but they're a visual none the less.. I just need to know your first impression & be honest. I won't tell you how I came up with the names yet because I don't want to influence your thoughts. *HONEST feedback will be SO appreciate. No hurt feelings I promise. The name is so super important to me so I need opinions. Thanks loves!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cupcake Love

I've been baking <3

I've been baking gluten free, vegan , organic cupcakes!

& I've been dreaming of changing the world with my cupcakes :)

Maybe that's a little dramatic but for real. I'm getting pretty seriously excited about a cupcake/coffee shop that offers pure, healthy (fairly traded & local when possible) goodness & gives back to the community!

I've been baking <3

I've been reading about starting/running a small business. I've been prayng, researching & taking lots of notes. I've been inspired & encouraged.

Now I just need a name.

Monday, August 2, 2010


2 years ago today, on a record HOT & HUMID August day in Missouri, I married my best friend. It's so crazy to me that it's already been 2 whole years! Hunter, you are the most amazing man I know and I love you more every second that I'm with you. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be spending the rest of my life with such a sweet, funny, patient man.
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