Blooming August Founder

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, however, I consider Houston, TX as my second home since my immediate family lives there and visit so often. 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.

That’s why I’m here! Through Blooming August, I am sharing 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!

Happy planting!



Favorite color: Right now, it’s yellow.

Favorite Dessert: 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

Last picture I took on my phone: an empty tray of peach cobbler at family gathering. It was gone in 5 minutes and I almost missed it!

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?”

Soledad O’Brien

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Louis Pitre says:

    Congratulations on starting your blog. We are glad you are pursuing your passion, and we pray that you will achieve much success.

    We love you,
    Mommy & Daddy

    • Yasmin says:

      Thank you Mommy and Daddy! I know that you have always been supportive of my interests and I am appreciative of that. I’m excited to see where this leads me. Love you both!

  2. Kay says:

    WOW! what a fantastic start to what know will be a completely successful journey. I applaud your pushing past every obstacle with laser focus to began a journey of sharing life experiences that will benefit many. Congratulations there are no limits🎨🎂I👀U

  3. TaShawna Chretien says:

    I am so freaking proud of you. This is amazing Yaz. As I read “I finally did It,” I was full of so many emotions. I smiled, I chuckled, I got a little teary-eyed, because I know your journey, I know your dreams, I’ve watched you through some of your struggles, and to see you finally doing what your heart desires, brings me so much joy. This is going to be an amazing journey for you and I cant wait to see you through it. WAY TO GO!!!! I love you and I’m so proud of you. Keep inspiring me and so many others.


  4. Rachel Christine Cotton says:

    This is amazing!! As your little sister, I used to to want to be you lol! As I have grown into the woman I have now become, I know now it is not scientifically possible, and have learned to love the woman I am. But my admiration for you is still there. You have gone after what you have wanted, made your life what you want it to be, and are sharing your amazing talents with the world! I love you so much, and am excited to support you as you follow your dreams 🙂

    • Yasmin says:

      Awww, how sweet! Thank you, Sis. You are an AMAZING women yourself. You are beautiful, strong, and resilient. I’m happy to know that we’ve grown to be close friends, in addition to being sisters. We’ve come a long way from our arguments over clothes and scrunchies. =)

  5. E. Washington says:

    Wow Yasmin, how PROUD am I of you!!! You’re a beautiful, blossoming woman, and I am thankful we crossed each other’s paths. If you believe in YOU half as much as I believe in YOU, there is no sky to limit you. YOU WILL SOAR!!

    Stay inspired!

  6. Micah Mckinney says:

    Hey Babe,

    I know I’m late on a post however you can never be late on showing some love. LOL I’m so glad you decided to give the world a piece of the amazing women I married…….


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