April 3, 2015

WEEKLY FIVE

lets go to the beach

let’s go to the beach…

1. JCrew Straw Hat (Save up to 30% off!) 2. Kiini Bikini 3. Romwe Shirt Dress 4. Spin Gallery “Gini” Bag 5. Forever 21 Sandals

April 2, 2015

BACK IN MIAMI + MAKING MOVES

(and memories…)

When Dorothy repeatedly said “there is no place like home” in the Wizard of Oz, she was right. I can’t help but to always think of that phrase now that I am back in Miami. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my time in Spain. The beauty of the country was spectacular and always a surprise to me every day. Plus, the food is awesome! We spent our time and made great memories, but it was time for Adrian and I to head back to our home roots.

Since I’ve been back I have been focusing on the things that make me extremely happy. My calligraphy and Spin Gallery. I have been working early morning and long nights with goggles, paint all over my hands and arms, power tools and my nail lady so confused why I am coming in for only pedicures. As well as coding websites, photoshoots in this Miami heat and editing photos until 3AM. But hey, in life…when you’re doing something that makes you happy and fulfils you…nothing else matters.

I’ve gotten such great feedback with my work & I have had the opportunity to meet so many new people. I get so excited to see my customers excitement on social media once they’ve got their hands on their new piece. Whether its a bright printed dress or huge reclaimed pallet wood art, my heart is happy.

Have you checked out my new ventures?

My calligraphy is currently being sold on Etsy ”Spin Gallery Goods” & will soon make its way to SpinGallery.com (where you will now find clothing, jewellery and accessories!).

The way we spin

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February 28, 2015

MAKIN’ BANANA PANCAKES

I woke up this morning & was in the mood to spruce up some healthy breakfast. Something new, something I’ve never made before. Mmmmm…PANCAKES!
But I had no pancake mix, and wasn’t really interested in using a pre-made one either. I really wanted to say “Good morning! I made pancakes for you… from scratch!” So I started to search all over the internet using keywords of the things I had in my pantry and fridge…and boom!
Out came the blender & the simple ingredients (which you will usually find at your house and can skip the trip to the grocery store) and voila, I made pancakes from scratch!
And they were reaaaally good. And gluten-free too, in case you were wondering.
AshleySixto.com BANANA PANCAKES RECIPE
Yields: 6-8 pancakes (depending on the size)
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup instant/rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 4 egg whites + 2 whole eggs
  • 1½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-4 Tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray or oil. You want to make sure the pan is very hot before you start cooking your pancakes.
  2. Add ingredients to a blender in the order listed and blend until oats are broken down and batter is frothy.
  3. Using a ladle or small measuring cup, drop batter onto skillet until the desired size of pancakes is reached. Cook until the edges begin to look dry and bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, which is about 1 minute. Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook about 2 more minutes on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter, making sure to coat your skillet again with oil between each batch.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with your favourite toppings. (I like to add freshly diced strawberries!)

Have you ever made a healthy breakfast from scratch?
I’d love to see if you guys try out this recipe – send me your feedback!

enjoy xx

Ash

 

February 24, 2015

WEEKLY FIVE

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A few my favorite things on my wish list…

1. Dior Sunnies 2. Janessa Leone Hat 3. Dolce Vita Espadrille Sandals 4. Forever 21 Layered Necklace 5. Diptyque Candle

SHOP THE POST:

February 9, 2015

SNOW

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update: I finally got to experience my first “snow day”

headed up to sierra nevada for a weekend in the mountains. this “staycation” was a very spontaneous decision to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary a weekend early (I still can’t believe it’s been a year already, where has the time gone?) we’ve been working really hard this year and deserved some R&R in a new place and setting…..and weather.

I had never seen (real) snow before so when I saw on our weather forecast for the weekend I was literally jumping for joy. I stayed up to watch the small little snow flurries fall from the sky and melt quicker than I could scream “It’s snowing!!” I’m a real big optimist so this was more than perfect for me. After being outside taking photos and videos, I decided to call it a night. I think it was the numb sensation in my fingers, toes and nose.

But when we woke up and walked out of our little cottage, I did NOT expect for it to be still snowing and most of the grounds were covered in snow. Apparently this was a really rare occasion for the week, I’ll just call it a special surprise ;)

shop the look:

hat: Forever 21 // jacket: Forever 21 (comes with removable fur trim) // jeans: Levis (Curve iD “Slight Curve”) // boots: Steve Madden

 

**in case you were wondering, we stayed in the small town of Capileira in the Sierra Nevada region in a hotel called “Hotel Finca Los Llanos”. It’s just about 2.5 hours driving from where we live in Marbella.