So I’ve been scheming up the idea of a new cocktail series based around patterns, and because Robin from Double Trouble and I happen to be a very similar kind of weird, she knew just what I meant by this! Together we schemed up some cool drinks based on patterns I loved, then I designed the backgrounds to match just so, and got them printed as big as possible. As such, my new Pattern Play cocktail series was born, and I think you’ll love the first few we have coming! First up: this dotted thai fruit cocktail.
Admittedly, it’s a bit involved to make, but it’s super tasty. And did I mention it looks freaking cool as all get out?! I mean, clearly that’s what I’m here for…
With as much work that went into making these cactus macarons happen for Create & Cultivate, I couldn’t let them go without taking a few glamour shots in the studio first! I mean, they were just too pretty not to. Plus I’m now determined to find a reason to use these metallic gold boxes for everything we make.
They’re made the same way as our DIY cactus macarons tutorial, except this time we went heavy on the pink and made the display versions extra detailed. I love the way the giant pink ones turned out!..
January definitely started out easy breezy since it takes everyone a week or two to get back into the swing of emails and what not, so I took it slow, too. Then the last week and half came around and it went from 10 to 150… which seems to be a running theme around here.. but I did manage to capture some behind the scenes peeks at the shenanigans!
These DIY slang cakes are one of my favorite photo shoots from this month (the other’s you’ll see later this week and next!), and it’s always a blast having Monica in the studio with us. She’s one of those people I still pinch myself over the fact that I get to be friends with!
If you’re following along on Instagram and Snapchat, you know we just had a whirlwind weekend in Dallas for Create & Cultivate. It was so fun getting to meet a lot of other bloggers and longtime readers that I really admire and am thankful for.
Sometimes I feel like we get left out of a lot of things living in Houston because most creatives are in LA and NYC, so it was nice getting to see everyone in Texas!..