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Bio & Contact

DSC_2282Ashton is the owner and author of  Something Swanky. First and foremost a wife and mother, she also considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.  Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

Ashton publishes 2-3 unique dessert recipes each week, ranging from fanciful and creative to comfort food classics. She publishes one “collection” post each week which includes links and thumbnail images to 50-100 themed recipes from other bloggers and around the web.

She authored her first cookbook, Party Popcorn, in 2014, and it has received rave reviews from Parade Magazine, Real Simple, and O Magazine, and is featured in Crate and Barrel’s 2015 Spring/Summer collection. Party Popcorn is a Hollan Publishing concept and was published with Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt.

Site Statistics:

  • Pageviews: 800k-900k/month
  • Visitors: 600k-700k/month
  • Facebook: 141K
  • Pinterest: 100K

Experience & Media

Something Swanky and/or Ashton have been featured by LDS Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Country Living Magazine,  and multiple times on Spoonful, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post. Something Swanky recipes have also been featured regularly on brand Facebook pages such as: Pillsbury, Jell-O, Reese’s, Hershey’s, and more.

Ashton has worked on creative campaigns with big brands for more than 3 years, most notably: Hidden Valley Ranch, Land O’ Lakes, Betty CrockerSafeway, and eBay.

Ashton is passionate about the blogging community and helping new bloggers turn their blogs into careers. She co-founded an online blog conference for new bloggers called Online BlogCon. She also spoke at the Build Your Own Blog Conference in SLC in 2013 on DIY blog design.

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Contact Ashton:

  • Email: somethingswanky@gmail.com
  • Twitter/Instagram: @somethingswanky
  • Facebook: fb.com/somethingswankydesserts

Work with Ashton:

Send inquiries directly to Ashton at somethingswanky@gmail.com. Please note that all sponsored content on Something Swanky is compensated.