I’m Yasmin, affectionately known as Yaz to loved ones. I paint. I love to make sweet treats. I upcycle my old stuff. I’m a wife… and I’m a mother.
I am a Los Angeles native, now residing in Houston, TX. After a traumatic experience giving birth to my son, I realized that I could no longer let my dreams be pushed aside. I decided that it was time to let my talents shine and pursue my passions any way I can.
I decided to try my first shot at decorating cookies in December 2016 after seeing it everywhere on social media. I researched recipes, tips, and tools, and got to work. I practiced (a lot), viewed tons on videos and YouTube, attended a class by a local cookier, and kept doing it. As matter of act, I still practice in between orders! I make other desserts but I’ve learned that I really enjoy this new journey in my “sweet” world, creating edible pieces of art.
Through Blooming August, I share my journey to live a life that I love, in hopes to provide inspiration for you to embark your own journey and start planting seeds as well. Laugh with me. Bake with me. Grow with me!
– Fun Facts –
Right now, it’s yellow.
My Mom’s Warm Apple Pie with crumble topping and Vanilla Ice Cream
Ice Cream flavor:
Prailines ‘N Cream by Blue Bell
Best advice I ever received:
“Do what you love!” – from my college professor, Dr. Lori Baker-Schena
Favorite song to dance to:
The Wobble always gets me moving every time. (don’t judge me!)
My favorite quote:
“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?”