March 25, 2013

Sponsor Love // Ashley of Rainstorms & Love Notes

I want all of you to meet my lovely sponsor Ashley of Rainstorms & Love Notes! Ashley has an adorable blog, and you should probably go check it out. Lets learn a little more about Ashley!

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1. You have a great directory of recipes! What do you like most about cooking?
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Thanks! I love that every recipe I make is a little bit like a science experiment. The idea that you can take a bunch of seemingly random ingredients and throw them together to make something awesome is just so neat. I also really enjoy seeing how other people react to eating my food. To me, one of the best compliments is having someone tell me how much they love my cooking.

2. Do you have a favorite recipe?
It's hard to choose a favorite, but this Lemon Chicken Pasta is definitely at the top of my list!
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3. What inspires your recipes? Most of them I never would have even dreamed of!
Lately, my biggest source of inspiration has come from some of my mom's old cookbooks. It's so fun to look at recipes that have been forgotten about over the course of many years. There are definitely some hidden gems in those old pages.

4. You live in Raleigh, NC - I've never been! Do you have any favorite places in the city, or recommendations on what to do?
Raleigh is such a fun city. We have an amazing (and free!) Museum of Natural Sciences, great restaurants like Piper's Tavern (one of our favorite little local pubs) and Sammy's Tap & Grill (the best spot in Raleigh to watch Pittsburgh Steelers games), and tons of state parks with lakes that are perfect for kayaking. We also have three major universities within a few miles of each other, so there is always something going on downtown.

5. Lastly, what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Ben & Jerry's has a flavor called Oatmeal Cookie Chunk - it's cinnamon ice cream, soft pieces of oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chunks. It's to die for!
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Thanks so much for sharing Ashley! Definitely go visit her blog when you can! :)


  1. What a great post...I love reading about other bloggers! I'm definitely going to check out her site!

  2. I love reading about other bloggers, esp as a newbie. That recipe looks awesome. I love lemon pasta dishes. :)

  3. Thanks, Kyla! I'm so excited to be sponsoring Kyla is Inspired :)


  4. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! Your style is darling, and your posts are right up my blogging alley :) If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in
    touch! :)

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

  5. How have I never heard of Ben & Jerry's coming out with the oatmeal cookie chunk flavor? I must find and devour quickly.