Hi there! I’m Hayley.
I’m a twenty-two year old college student and the beauty, brains and creative genius behind The Domestic Rebel (and the not-so-modest, apparently). I believe in cake mix, overdosing on sparkles, eating that extra cookie–you know, the sixth one–and anything pink and obnoxiously girly but grunged-out with studded boots and a leather jacket. I also really, really love cupcakes.
I am the mother of a three-legged Border Collie named Mannie; the bossy older sister to two teenage siblings; the daughter of two supportive & loving parents; and a sarcastic and loyal pal to all my friends.
I can best be described as a delightful bundle of sarcastic, neurotic, crass, loyal, weird and unpredictable… but always fun. I’ve got a gnarly shopping habit and a serious love affair with anything salty. I love Gerbera daisies, metaphors, chai teas, the smell of eucalyptus & mint, and I bring a book or magazine with me everywhere. I’m known for my signature Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses and having a helluva mouth. I also have a dream where I can lay in a meadow of flowers and be tackled by puppies. Did I mention I’m weird?
The Domestic Rebel is about baking fearlessly in the kitchen, knowing no bounds (except for using poison–such is illegal) and most importantly, having fun. I like taking ordinary, everyday ingredients and turning them into extraordinary treats! Baking shouldn’t be stuffy or scary; you should get a little dirty, do a lot of taste-testing, and sing very loudly to The Spice Girls while doing so. Also, the occasional craft is known to be surprisingly therapeutic.
My aesthetic is simple: I believe in the semi-homemade approach by taking boxed mixes and easy, accessible ingredients and making them beyond-amazing. The crazier the treat, the more fun it is to eat! Simple, fun, unique and creative–and putting big, fat, frosting-smeared smiles on people’s faces–that’s what I’m about!
Not to brag or anything, but since its start in 2011, The Domestic Rebel has skyrocketed in subscribers, visitors and fame. The Domestic Rebel averages in 11-13 thousand views a day with new and original recipes and posts 3-4 days a week. I’ve worked with national brands including Wasa, Lucero Olive Oil, Oreo, SlimKicker, SilPat, PEEPS, Top Chef, Martha Stewart and more! I also have loyal fanbases on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Here’s hoping you sincerely enjoy my personal rantings, handmade and heartfelt treats and visiting my home-away-from-home here on this blog. Now break out that whisk and enjoy the fruits (or sweets!) of your labor.
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