February 22, 2011

Decorate This!

I love sweets! I have a huge sweet tooth and I love to try new things. The latest thing that seems to be trending is cake pops. Cake pops are moist and covered in chocolate. How can you not love that combination?!

Courtesy of Decorate This!

I turned 30 last week and for my birthday I decided that I needed to have cake pops! The inner child was pleading for them. My husband hired Kristen of Decorate This to make 3 dozen pops for my birthday. They were DELICIOUS! I had yellow cake with milk chocolate and colored sprinkles, mint chocolate cake with dark chocolate and last, but not least, oreo cake with milk chocolate. I tried every one and loved all of them. My guests were raving about them for days after. I even had some friends carry them home in a doggy bag!

Cake Pops

They are not only delicious they are absolutely adorable. She also makes beautiful wedding cakes and many other types of wonderful goodies!

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February 16, 2011

World Collection: Morocco

- Version 2

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was assembling my first stationery collection. Today, I introduce Morocco from the new 2011 World Collection!

I am inspired by worldly patterns. I love seeing how each culture's patterns vary so differently from one another. In researching which cultures I wanted to base my designs on, I looked at fabric, tile, wallpaper, anything I could find for inspiration. In Morocco, zillij or Moroccan mosiacs, are used to make some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world. My design is strongly influenced by its geometry and use of stars and crosses.

This pattern is very versatile. It's shown in a beautiful, deep navy, and appears refined, even nautical. However, when adjusting the colors to incorporate turquoise or yellow, this pattern will become fun and pop off the page.

- Version 2

This collection is truly some of my favorite work. Check back soon for more World Collection updates!