Monday, March 10, 2014

Q&A with Ashley of Rainstorms and Love Notes

Hey everyone!  Today I have a Q&A with the lovely Ashley from Rainstorms and Love Notes!  Read on and get to know a little bit more about this lady!

When and why did you start blogging?

I’ve been blogging in some form for the past few years, but I started Rainstorms and Love Notes in August 2012 as a way to share recipes and document life as a newlywed.

What can people expect to read when they visit?

A little bit of everything! More specifically though, about 2 recipes a week with posts about life, love, and my obsession with binge-watching TV shows and the Pittsburgh Steelers thrown in between.

I love that your husband makes regular appearances on your blog!  How long have you two been together?  What are your tips for a great relationship?

It's so fun when he hangs out on the blog! We’ve been together for 4 years, and married for almost 2.

I’m certainly no expert, but here are 2 things that work for us:

1. Laugh together everyday
2. SEPARATE bathrooms!

Have you always loved to cook?  What are some of your favorite recipes you've made?

I didn’t really start cooking until 2011, when I decided to start teaching myself a variety of different recipes. Now it’s one of my favorite hobbies, and one of the best ways for me to unwind and get lost in thought. It’s hard to pick favorites, but I love theseoatmeal pancakesvanilla bean chocolate chip bars, and gnocchi with creamy brie sauce.

Have any good blogging advice?

Write consistently, but don’t let it start to feel like a chore, or it will be reflected in your writing.

Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I spent a good portion of my childhood living in Panama, because my dad was in the Navy, and I was devastated when we had to move. 

Isn't she great, you guys?!  Hop on over to her blog and say hey!


  1. Nice to "meet" you Ashley! So smart to have separate bathrooms :)

  2. Ugh the feeling of there is so much to do... Every day of my life. I need to take your advice and unplug.

  3. Great goals! I love going to the classes at the gym but I have a hard time working out just upstairs.

  4. I like going to the the classes at the gym. I tend to feel happier after that. Good luck to you on your goals!