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Ally Visits Reykjavik, Iceland (3 day edition)

I spent the end of May and most of June in Europe, traveling around to different countries and soaking everything in. It was a great trip, one that I probably can’t do justice in simple words and pictures, but I’ll certainly try! The trip started in Iceland, where we stayed in Reykjavik and spent three… Continue reading Ally Visits Reykjavik, Iceland (3 day edition)

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Ally Reads The Girl from Everywhere

(Spoilers below for Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere) Following the seemingly recent trend of popular books with “girl” in the title (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Girl on the Train) is The Girl From Everywhere. The girl in this title refers to Nix, who lives on a ship that can travel anywhere… Continue reading Ally Reads The Girl from Everywhere

Ally Bakes Sweets · Food

Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

I love to try challenging and complex desserts, but more often than not, it’s the simpler desserts that people love. This particular cookie recipe has gotten rave reviews and requests from my friends, and over the years, I’ve managed to figure out the ideal ratio of ingredients. The cookies are chocked full of peanut butter, oatmeal,… Continue reading Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

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Ally Visits New Orleans (48 hour edition)

For my birthday weekend, my sister and I jetted off to New Orleans! Due to our crazy schedules, we only had 48 hours in the Big Easy. Despite that short amount of time, we managed to squeeze in so much amazing food, art, jazz, and history. Here is the list of the 24 things we… Continue reading Ally Visits New Orleans (48 hour edition)

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Ally Bakes Hi-Hat Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy (belated) New Year’s! One major thing I want to work on in this new year is to improve my food photography skills. I’ve been saying that for years, but for Christmas, I got a new DSLR camera! I’ve played around with DSLRs before and always marveled at how much better the pictures look than… Continue reading Ally Bakes Hi-Hat Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

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Ally Visits Seoul, South Korea

As mentioned in my previous post about Taiwan, our trip also included a quick three day visit to South Korea. My sister and I stayed with our aunt, uncle, and cousin in Seoul, and they were our awesome tour guides as we explored the city for the first time! One of the best parts of… Continue reading Ally Visits Seoul, South Korea

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Ally Visits Luodong, Taiwan

My parents moved from Taiwan to the US before I was born, so the majority of my relatives live in Taiwan. Despite this, I haven’t had the opportunity to travel back to visit very often, which made this trip to Taiwan (and South Korea, which I’ll talk about in my next post) really exciting! For… Continue reading Ally Visits Luodong, Taiwan