Allie is a contributing writer for HGTV.com. She's a wannabe Joanna Gaines (who isn't?), and her husband-to-be is very much a fix-it-man Chip. Together they’re making over their recently purchased '90s ranch. One of Allie’s most prized possessions is her ice-blue mixer, and she firmly believes a homemade cake can solve a multitude of problems.