About the Blog
Uncorking Peonies is a place on genuine Life, where both joys and failings are captured to inspire you to live the best life possible.
Uncorking Peonies began in 2014 as “Peonies ‘n Mint” and was a meditative, journaling tool as I transitioned from being a college student to career-seeker. The blog mainly focused on relationships, life lessons, and the trials of “growing up.” After a short hiatus, my love for writing led me to rebrand the blog and in September 2017 Uncorking Peonies launched.
Uncorking Peonies followed my wedding planning process as I prepared to marry my best friend, Grant. Since our wedding in June 2018, the blog has grown from a simple wedblog to a full lifestyle blog focusing on entertaining, transitioning into a newlywed, building a home, and remaining reflective of self-love and care.
Wedding // Are you a bride-to-be? Congrats, girl! The days leading up to your wedding are going to be some of the most fun and stress-inducing days ever. But don’t start freaking out – you aren’t alone! Follow my own little journey to the aisle and maybe pick up a bit of inspiration along the way.
If you love all things weddings (like me!), I’m always pinning new décor ideas on Pinterest. Follow along with me! >>> Uncorking Peonies on Pinterest
Lifestyle // There are a lot of inspiration boards and advice columns on the actual wedding, but what about after those eight hours? Life goes on, and now you’re living Life with another person! Uncorking Peonies lifestyle posts are full of trial and errors, love, family, budgeting, and basically everything that makes up a newlywed’s new way of living. We’re all in this together, and I’ll be genuine in my stories of how I am acing (and BSing) my wife-game.
I’m always sharing my latest local finds, relationship post reblogs, and daily adventures on Instagram, so be sure to join me there! >>> Uncorking Peonies on Instagram
Health // While I work my 8-4 to better my community, I am always striving to better myself 24/7. This means physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. There is still TONS of room for improvement, and here I discuss the do’s and the don’t’s that have made me into the woman I am today.
In my Health section I cover topics ranging from workouts, weight loss, self-care, and my faith. My opinions and results are my own, and not meant to be taken as professional advice.
Recipes // I have always loved to cook, and I especially love cooking for others. I attempt to make a new recipe at least once a week. My taste buds are loving my new finds! Feel free to take a gander at some of my favorite recipes and tweak them to your own tastes.
Join me on Sundays when I release new recipes through my Savory Sundays series.
Home // My husband and I bought our first home in September! Not only does this mean we’ve gone through quite a bit of the house-hunting adventure, but we also have a lot of DIY remodels planned. Follow us as we work tirelessly to transform our house into a home.
Twitter is my space for rantings, ravings, and celebrating the little things – all of which are so conducive to a happy and healthy life! Want to chat? Find me and @ me! >>> Uncorking Peonies on Twitter
Entertain // I live to entertain. Hosting, decorating, strategizing, and all things event planning – you name it, I’m there. Coming from an event planning background, I thoroughly miss the excitement and creative outlets I once exercised professionally. However, I find ways to keep the passion alive by celebrating Life with my friends and family, and I share my secrets through projects, ideas, and #smallvictories in successful hostings.
Travel // My husband and I want to start a family, but after a few years of enjoying marriage just the two of us. We have many goals prior to having children, and one of those goals is to travel a bit. Luckily, we live in the beautiful [relatively central] state of Michigan that is home to hundreds of wineries, breweries, beautiful sights, and so much more. You are welcome to pack your bags along with us as we check out some of the amazing places God has given us to explore.
Also find some reviews of wineries/breweries/distilleries/etc. that we have visited!
Hey everyone! I’m Ashley, the wine-drinking dreamer behind Uncorking Peonies. I am a lifestyle blogger hailing from Southwest Michigan, one of the most beautiful places in the world. (I may be biased, but there’s just something to be said about four seasons, wine country, and living a minute from the beach.)
I am a wine enthusiast, nature-exploring foodie who values conversation and adventures with loved ones above all else. I love Jesus with all my heart, and am an advocate for many organizations and causes in my community. I’m a passionate ENFJ with a background in wedding and event planning who is now bettering her world through community action. I’ve learned hard lessons, gained some insight, and still have mountains of improvement to make to become the best Me.
Here is where I share the little things that make me content and the big things that cause an impact. All with a bit of positivity, honesty, and good-natured realism. So grab a glass of wine and join me!