had a great weekend @jumpdance . I made so many new friendships and learned and grew so much in such little time. Thank you Miss Megan ( @trustorey_ )for everything you do! staying later at the studio for me just to help me with this solo and really caring about it. Thank you Miss J ( @jacquelineporterballet )for really pushing me and I seriously could not have accomplished anything I’m doing now without the help of you and the @the_dallas_conservatory faculty! thank you Miss Ausia ( @ausiajones )for the amazing choreography and spending time helping me clean it and perfect it! thank you Miss Clair ( @cculin )for really polishing and cleaning my technique up I seriously could not have done it without you! thank you Miss Alex ( @acrowithalex )for being such a good support for me and helping also to clean my solo when you had the time! i’m super happy to say i have have accomplished 1st overall for my solo “Everything Must Change” !! thank you everyone for your never ending support!❤️❤️
Finally having a moment to sit down and reflect on this weekend. Which was nothing short of amazing.
Idk if y’all know.. but I got into tattooing bc my sister was dating an artist. I said, I wanna be a tattoo artist too. My mom bought me my first machines and the rest is history.
I saw a psychic after my sister died and she said. “Everyone comes to earth with a purpose. Once their purpose is served, they die”. After being so blessed with this career that basically fell in my lap. I sit here and think... I would never ever be sitting in this position if it weren’t for her. What if her purpose was not only to save my mom. But to also give me the brightest future possible. I wore her so proud this weekend! She’s been to every convention with me. She’s my greatest good luck charm. I miss you everyday @ashley_laufer#philly#villainarts#femaleartist
Thank you so much to everyone who got tattooed by me this year at another hectic and successful @villainarts philadelphia tattoo con! I had an absolute blast. If you haven’t yet, please check out the rest of the pieces i’ve posted so far and show em some love. My next convention will be the detroit @motorcitytattooexpo march 1st -3rd! I am booking and for those who emailed me I will get back to you ASAP but I have barely slept in 3 days so please be patient ❤️🤗
Forever celebrating loving him, no matter what the holiday 💕 breakfast in bed three mornings in a row. Counting down the days until this is every morning (although, watch out - I’ll be stealing your breakfast next time, @hutten_ )
Mini heart shaped waffles courtesy of my @urbanoutfitters waffle iron 👏🏼
People are digging up all kinds of artifacts from underneath some of Philly's oldest properties. Hit the link in bio to read about the trend of "privy digging" — and what one Philly couple found beneath their Old City property's subterranean commode. 🎨: @katilacker
5-Ingredient Almond Butter Granola Cups ✨aka another addition to my chocolate freezer stash because you really just can never have enough 😎I made these using @madegoodfoods Strawberry Granola Clusters, which have a serving of veggies in each pack and are free from the top 8 common allergies 🍓(their rice crispy treats are one of my faves!) recipe for these below 👇🏼👇🏼
Recipe (makes 8-10 cups)
1/2 a bag of dark chocolate chips melted with 1 tsp coconut
1/2 cup natural almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup @madegoodfoods strawberry granola clusters, crushed
Mix together the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour a small layer of the melted chocolate into large baking cups, top with a tbsp of almond butter filling, and coat in more melted chocolate. Top with @madegoodfoods crushed granola and set in freezer for about 10-15 minutes to set.
Last night was one for the books.
@howie_inacrowd is an incredible guy and what we did as a community was up to the task put before us. I will always be indebted to @loochifer and @alone_in_a_crowd_nyhc for trusting me to put all the moving pieces in order. So much of it was their ideas and I just got to make them happen. All the bands who made the travel and time out of their pockets to perform were incredible and I'm so thankful they were able to be on the bill.
Every single person is a part of making a show like this shine. From the extra help carrying gear in and out, the clean up. The people who put money into the raffle. So many people that I haven't seen in years , others who I only see at TIHC made last night a family reunion. Thanks again for your presence, support and excitement. It made the work rewarding and the night a moment that will stay with us forever.
Here’s a little tattoo I did today at the Philly show. Thank you again everyone who came out! It was such a pleasure to be here this year and I’m overwhelmed yet again by the response I received. Thank you thank you thank you for everything Philly. I take back the bad things I said. It seems the city was in a worse off place last year and maybe going through a low time. We all go through low times and I myself have recently come out of a low time. But if we’re strong, we rise up. And this city was so full of love this weekend it brought me to tears. Sorry for getting mushy. I’m just really grateful. Blessed night everyone! May you all be well!
Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, video games, emails, group chats... Notifications, all day... What is your “Screen Time” to Reality ratio.. How are we supposed to function and truly LIVE, if we’re always plugged in.. What if these things just stopped working.. 🤯
// Album cover for @rich.tography’s EP. Sike lol just a shot of Richie. Hella underexposed though, from an old roll earlier this year during a night photowalk after an art shot. It’s been sitting for a while, so I figured I’d develop and scan.
Hasselblad 500 C/M.
@lomographyusa Color Negative 800.
GUYS. if you live in Philly and haven’t checked out @theindieshelfphilly yet, YOU NEED TO. it’s soo cute (gets even cuter past the adorable pink door!), and features so many amazing Indie brands! 🙌🏽 got to try a few products out in the store and walked out with so many fun goodies! check out my stories for a peek inside, but you should really go check it out and see for yourself! 😍 #showusyourshelfie ❤️
I’m in quite the inspiration rut right now. I have a few recipes saved up from a few weeks ago, but I haven’t created anything new or at least anything new that I’m proud of in the last week.
When I get like this I don’t want to set food in the kitchen even to make my standard meals. Last night I told Amy I’d make dinner and then flat out refused to and we went to a restaurant.
Today I did the bare minimum of meal prep. A few salads were made, breakfast for prepped ☝️ and a homemade dressing was whizzed up with my hand blender. It felt good to cook without expectation of it becoming a video, a recipe card and then a Pinterest worthy image... food blogging is so much more than just making the food y’all.
I’m starting to run social for my dads company and between Mad About Food and that account I feel like I really live online. I’m thankful to do this work and usually my creative fire is stoked by doing it, but lately I just feel blaaahhhh about the whole dang thing.
Thank you for being here and being supportive always. You guys rock. Hoping to be back with new and fun recipes once inspiration strikes again.
In the meantime you can prep some breakfast like this by going to madaboutfood.co and searching “paleo breakfast”