But you can call me Ash.

I’m originally a Canadian transplant and have lived in Salt Lake City, Utah for the past 24 years. I recently made a cross-country move to Charlotte, North Carolina to start a new life with my southern husband Josh (accent included) and our pug Sophie.

(You can read more about the move here and about the new house here!) 

Welcome to “Let’s Mingle”,  the little corner of the internet that I really call home. 

My love for cooking and entertaining started as long ago as I can remember when I would help my Portuguese grandma in the kitchen baking up sweet treats and savory dishes for the family. Big family gatherings and celebrations were the norm and getting people together on any day was a given.

I’m at my happiest when I’m surrounded by friends and family, celebrating all of life's everyday occasions. Well, either that, or in sweatpants, watching Netflix, with my hair in a scrunchie, eating donuts and drinking an iced coffee. That’s a close second. 

I’m a sucker for a good blowout, designer shoes, cozy socks, cheeseburgers, and I love onion rings, but hate onions. (Yes, I know that’s weird).

"i've been told that i'm the real life version of buddy the elf, because of my diet and affinity to all things sweet and syrupy."

Based on the amount of sugar you’ll find around here, I think you’ll agree.

I’ve never met a donut I didn’t like and I’m a firm believer that sprinkles make (almost) anything better. 

I swear by mailed invitations, fresh flowers on my table, and dinners with great conversation lasting long into the evening.

Let’s Mingle started as an entertaining blog, but has evolved into a space where I share my day to day life including all things travel, food, home, beauty, and (of course) all of those entertaining details that keep me inspired.

Whether you’re looking for travel tips, home decor ideas, or an entertainer looking for new recipes, this blog is a way for me to share all of my passions and hopefully inspire you along the way!

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fun facts about me

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I’m a travel addict. You can always find me in the middle of planning my next trip! 

(Find previous trips I’ve taken here!)

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I love action movies
and hate chick flicks.
James Bond movies
are my fave! 

Find the classic James Bond Martini recipe here!

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I’m Harry Potter obsessed.

(Proud Slytherin!)

This Harry Potter cake is a must try!

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Halloween is my very favorite holiday.

I don’t love haunted houses, but I love dressing up and fitting in as many spooky activities as I can during October!