Spiced Mocha // Coffee Diaries

Saturday

Lately I've been throwing a dash of cayenne pepper in everything I cook. So naturally, coffee is on that list of experiments. This recipe is your regular mocha mix with a little kick. Here's how it's done:

You can add this mix into a latte (recipe here), cappuccino, or just a regular cup of joe.

ingredients (for two):

2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp agave syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon


Stir ingredients together until completely blended. Add an even amount to each cup of coffee, depending on how strong you like your sweetener. If you have any extra left over, store in a sealable container in your fridge for up to one week. 


MODEL SEARCH: Las Vegas + Los Angeles

Thursday


I'm looking for some models to get in front of my camera the beginning of February in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles areas. Needing one couple for a photography project, and 1-3 gals for an editorial project. There are no requirements for the couple's photo shoot - ladies for the editorial project need to be age 16-24 / size 0-4.  The exact dates and locations have yet to be determined. 

 If you're interested in being a part of this project, shoot an email with you name, location, and 3 photos of yourself to: sincerelykinsey (at) yahoo (dot) com


Tile Photo Coasters DIY

Tuesday

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Since buying our house, all I want to do is host our friends. At one point last month, we had five
 people living in our home, and at least 20 people over once a week since we bought it. And because of this, I've found I need to invest in different home goods in large amounts. Who knew someone could find a use for this many towels, sheets, pillows, plates, coffee cups, and so much more. One thing on that list of must-haves is coasters. We have a lot of 100+ year old wood in our home that I'd prefer to keep nice and pretty. Plus, the right coaster can add to the decor in your home in a subtle, elegant way. For today's project, I'm teaming up with Canon USA and creating DIY photo coasters that are both easy and customizable to fit your home perfectly.
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Supplies: PIXMA iP8720 printer, photo paper, scissors, mod podge, paint or foam brush, 4x4 ceramic tiles, acrylic coating spray.
Begin by printing 4x4 photos for your coasters. I created a collage before printing. One, to prevent wasting paper. Two, to see the color pallet and theme of the photos, making sure they had a similar aesthetic and complimented one another. The PIXMA iP8720 printer was especially great for the project since it can create large prints without losing the detail of the images.
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Next, carefully cut out each photo.
Once cut, mod podge the images to the top of the tiles.
Lastly, apply coats of the acrylic coating spray. Let the spray dry completely. I repeated this step three times to prevent peeling and discoloration.
Easy as that! This also makes a great gift idea and could be themed by holiday, event, or season.
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