Unique Portraits for you + loved ones

Over the years, I’ve searched for unique portraits I could partake in to either frame for my home or simply experience with a loved one. We’ve found some really amazing opportunities and I’m excited to share four of my favorite portrait experiences that I’ve stumbled across in San Diego (but that are honestly totally attainable in other places).

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October Handmade Finds

Hello friends! It’s October and I’m in love with these handmade finds via Etsy! Check out these sweet shops, all of which have artists who pay attention to the most precise and loving detail.

x Dani

Do It Yourself: Floral Cookies

We’ve all seen the very loved, very beautiful floral cookies that are taking over Instagram. With art directors throwing them into photo shoots and brides requesting them for weddings, it’s a really exciting and fun way to spruce up some sugar cookies. Here’s a simple way to give your next dinner party a little something special!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Edible flowers. These can be purchased from Speciality Produce in San Diego OR you can search “edible flowers” and find them in your local garden section.

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flower

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened



Steps

I used a recipe from All Recipes for the sugar cookies and then simply added the extra florals!

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. In a small bowl, mix your flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mash the butter and sugar until it’s smooth. Beat in your egg and vanilla! Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll your dough into rounded balls and then flatten them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Add your edible flowers however you would like! This is fun because I got an assortment of edible pansies in a variety of colors and had such a great time arranging them based on their colors!

  • Once you’re done arranging them, add a tiny bit of sugar over them in order to seal them into the dough.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden.

Enjoy! x Dani