The Downtown Aly Blog

The BEST Beef Wellington

Posted by aly mcdaniel on

Recipe: For the mushroom filling: * 1 lb. fresh white button or cremini mushrooms, cleaned* 2 medium shallots* 1 clove garlic, cut in half* 2 Tbs. unsalted butter* 1 Tbs. olive oil* Kosher salt and pepper For the filet mignon * Kosher salt* 1 Tbs. unsalted butter* 1 Tbs. olive oil * 2 slices herb Boursin cheese, slightly softened at room temperature* 1-lb. package phyllo dough (with at least 24 sheets, preferably more), thawed in the refrigerator overnight* 1/4 lb. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted; more if needed Pre heat oven to 375 Chop mushrooms and shallots. Heat the butter...

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Jord Watch Review & Giveaway

Posted by aly mcdaniel on

Hello my friends!   I wanted to talk to you guys about watches! I have never been able to rock a watch! I always thought they were too heavy and bulky. I recently received two Jord wood watches (his & hers) and guys.... I never take it off!!  “The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.” —Jord : Wooden Wrist Watch The watch I chose is The...

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Aly Before TheDowntownAly

Posted by Don Mcdaniel on

 Yep! I had bangs!  When I was a little girl my dream was to be a singer. All of my family including sisters, parents, and cousins all had amazing voices. I was always very shy and intimidated by my family’s talent. So I turned away from singing and tried other things. But deep down that’s what I wanted to do. Somewhere over the rainbow was one of the first songs I recorded myself on my computer. When I showed it to my family they were shocked that I was hiding my voice. So take a listen. |My first band| In...

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Old Navy Fall Picks

Posted by aly mcdaniel on

Hi friends! Going shopping for me is Home Goods, Marshalls, and Target ( home decor section). So when I went shopping at Old Navy last week I actually bought clothes and they were MUCH needed! This plaid shirt dress is by FAR my favorite purchase in a long time. It comes in many different colors (and I bought all of them 😂) They also offer them in regular, tall, and petite. It’s only $36. Shop top HERE   ________________________________ The number one question I get ALL the time is where I get my sunglasses! Well they are my by far...

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FabFitFun Fall Box Review + Coupon

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It’s my favorite day when I open up my front door and see this beautiful floral box! FabFitFun knows how to make a girl smile. The box has a mixture of everything. Price of box: $49.99 four times a year and you over $200 worth of amazing products. This box retails $377. Best part: they are not samples! They are full size products. Click HERE for your Fall Box & get $10 off your first box by using the code PUMPKINSPICE I’m going to go through each product for you.  The Mer-Sea Cozy Wrap Retail Value $98 This scarf is by far the softest! It’s...

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