June 9, 2016

Life || The Baking World

I work as a Pastry Chef in Charlotte and had the honor of doing a Baker Backstory for the bakeries blog page. No glamour shots in a fancy white chef coat but the real work it takes to run a bakery open 24 hours (of course with the help of my other coworkers!!) Anyway it was fun to answer the questions and I was a little embarrassed the only animal I could think of that a baker would be is a cat. Click here to read the article and see one of the cakes I decorate for work :) 

May 28, 2016

Art || Ambear Art

Here is a preview on my newest little business venture! Just fun digital art doodles with my lamest talent I possess...word play!

I'm in the process of printing them and have plans on doing other fun things with them like pillows, t-shirts, and mugs. I would really love to do some enamel pins but that would be more ofun a future project. Feel free to like my etsy shop (link to come) and follow my progress and get sneak peaks on Instagram at iambearart or look me up at Ambear Art on Facebook!

May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Deals!!

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Life || First Wedding Cake

My friends finally tied the knot on Friday May 13th and I was honored when they asked me to do their wedding cake. It was a real challenge due to the fact I was making it at my apartment (that I share with two other roommates) and I was part of the bridal party. I could only bake a day ahead and had to assemble the cake at the venue. Of course things went wrong because this is real life and not a bakery but in the end my friends loved it.
Though I vowed never to make a friends wedding cake again I learned from this experience as a baker trying to work from home. I didn't let the cake stress damper my wedding fun and I had a fantastic time. Now I just need to have my own place with a few massive ovens and a fifty quart mixer! A baker can dream right?

April 29, 2016

Decor || Up and Coming

Via Domino

I know it's been a long time coming, but I just saw this as an opportunity to slowly make my way back into blogging or casual blogging as I call it. So I was very excited when I read on Laurel & Wolf about the newest trend of banana/palm leaf print and couldn't stop thinking of all the possiblities. With them being an online interior design company I was inspired to create a virtual room that reflected my first thought of this fun pattern...retro!

$650 | Rockwell Sofa | Charcoal Heather | Target.com
$18 | Pillow Cover | Tommy Bahama Swaying Palms | KathleenAnnHome
$9.99 |  Velvet Throw Pillow | 18" Spicy Orange | World Market
$89 |  Plum & Bow Tia Mark Making Printed Rug | 5x7 Gold | Urban Outfitters
$4.68 | Banana Leaf Digital Print | 11x14 | TheHomeGirlsEtsy
$31.50 | Ampersand Hand Embroidered Hoop Art | Flamingersand | MCreativeJ
$39 | Wilder California Beverly Hills Banana Tree Art Print | 8x10 Black Frame | Urban Outfitters
$80.99 | Chester End Table | Gold Metal Hexagon | Target
$18 | Small Dinosaur Planter | Rainforest Parasaurolophus | TwoTreesBotanicals
$59.99 | Ceramic Lamp with White Shade | Pink | Hobby Lobby

This pattern really lets you explore your wild side and not just with color, but with patterns too. I first found the pillow though after putting together a "room" I didn't feel a pillow alone did it any justice. I thought outside of the box and went for a retro funky feel with the pattern and brought it up to the wall. From there I pulled colors from the print to bring together the accessories. By going with this style I feel I can represent the print in multipule pieces within the room without it seeming like too much. 

Hope you all like what I put together and become inspired to add this retro pattern into your design plans!


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