Recently, November 2017

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Recently, I’ve been…

Planning, planning, planning my cake workshop. Guys, I have a date, I have sponsors, and now, all that’s left is — all the hard work plus picking a bomb playlist. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon at the most beautiful space in the world, Tendue. The first hour we will walk through building a layered cake, and you can decorate your own cake to your preference or you can model it off of mine! It will be a FUN time to talk and get down to some awesome music. The last part of the event will be a full on photo shoot with your cake. Because, cake is the best thing to photograph. I’ll talk about some of the things I do to style a shoot and create the best lighting, etc. Perfect for DSLR and iPhones alike!

Be sure to grab a ticket as soon as they go on sale in the next few weeks because I’m only opening up 16 spots!

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

 

The best part is that my first workshop is only going to cost $65! This means for just the price of the cake (yes, that’s what I charge for this special order), you get to jam to 90’s music in the prettiest place on earth, mingle with some awesomely cool people, decorate cake, learn some photography tips, and generally have an amazing time.

My next workshop will go up in price, so you won’t want to miss this inaugural opportunity. Grab a friend, and let’s eat some cake!

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Recently, Thanksgiving

Yep, it’s was that familiar time of year when we all gathered around to eat your Aunt’s turkey and Grandma’s pies. We spent the day with extended family, eating, playing football, and finishing the night with hot cocoa and Planes Trains and Automobiles.

Some things of note:

  1. Those buttery overnight rolls were a hit and would be amazing with Christmas dinner too.
  2. John Candy is just… I miss him.
  3. Hot cocoa is so comforting with a hint of cinnamon.
  4. Don’t forget your insulin and then remember that you forgot said insulin right after you plate your food. However, a piled plate of mashed potatoes and gravy soaked turkey is just as good cold.
  5. Hallmark movies for LIFE. They are just so simple and predictable in a life where you can’t calculate anything let alone figure out the carb count in any given stuffing recipe. Or in my case, a homemade tortilla and fresh frijoles.

 

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Recently, Cruise life…

Well, I survived my first cruise, and I’ve got to say I didn’t hate it. It may not be my favorite way to travel, but it was fun and beautiful. We started off to Catalina Island where we ate gelato and sipped a much needed Americano. The free coffee on the ship was basically coffee water and did not satisfy my addiction to a strong, dark cup of coffee. We went from shop to shop, and I imagined what life would be like living on a secluded island. I’m not sure it’s for me.

The next day was Ensanada, Mexico. I was SURE that something would go wrong. Either the Mexican government was going to keep Daniel or the USA wouldn’t accept him back. Yes, in fact, he is a natural-born citizen but there is precedence for my nervousness. We can’t go through customs without them keeping him a little longer than the next person, and we can’t go a day without someone trying to speak to him in Spanish. So, when we were about to leave the ship and we got a message from the front desk requesting his papers, I wasn’t surprised. But, we did what we had to do, and we were bargaining at La Pulga within an hour’s time.

It was a blast, and I think I’d do it again, but maybe not for a while. My sea legs are killing me! I’ve been on Dramamine even after disembarking two days ago. I’m a delicate flower.

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Recently, my Type One has been…

Going on vacation is not easy on us pancreas-impaired. I basically spent my entire vacation either too high or too low. And me, being the competitive person that I am, stressed about it too much until I came across this article. This is my life, I am settled by the fact that I’m not alone in this. I am not a perfect pancreas, no one is. So when I fail, I just remember, this is normal. To be truthful, I’m not really failing. It’s like trying to throw a dart at a moving target. Except, you don’t know when that dart board moves until you miss. And that dart board moves because of stress, environment, exercise, sickness, sleep, etc. It’s a part of game. My life-long, super-fun, and awesome game 🙂

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Recently, Christmas!

Yep, getting on that jingle bell train and fighting the urge to be at the Buddy the Elf level of Christmas excitement. I’m putting peppermint in all the creamy chocolate and ginger spices in anything carby because it’s officially Christmas season, yo! I’ve got a good lineup of Christmas cookies this year, but don’t forget the Christmas cookies from last year! You’ll definitely want to check out Marilyn’s Soft Sugar cookies because YESSSSSSOOOOGOOD. And let’s not forget Chai Sugared Molasses Cookies! I’m thinking I’ll be making a few rounds of those on Cooking with Karlee!

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

Let's take you through a month in the life of food blogger, Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan

I hope you all have an awesome Holiday season! This time of year is just wonderful. Binge on those Hallmark Hall of Fames and nibble on some gingerbread. I’m looking forward to some rest and time with family. There are presents to wrap, cookies to make, and tea to be sipped.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristi P.
    December 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I cannot WAIT for this cake decorating class!

    • Reply
      Karlee
      December 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Yes, Kristi!!!!!! me. freaking. too.

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