CREATIVE LIVING | Love + The Creative Process
Today we wanted to do something a little different and share something more personal,

Let me start off by introducing myself – Hi, I’m Kana ( the blonde one), co-founder of @dosmundoscreative and the primary Instagram poster for this account and this is why I no longer hate this mushy commercial holiday.

Honestly, Valentine’s Day used to be one of those days I absolutely dreaded. Full of pressure and terrible memories. In fact, I used to organize a big anti-party every February 14th year jam-packed with the appropriately early 2000’s emo vibes.

The man in this photo is my fiancée Andrew, the guy that changed my perception on love. He is the main source of my sanity and the reason why I have the confidence to pursue my passions. Supporting me, even when I am convinced that I am the worst, garbage, human alive ( it’s a creative personality thing, right?). The cheesy truth is, he is kind and noble and inspires me to be a better person. He’s awesome.

Like most relationships that start out in your early twenties, ours didn’t start out great. February 14 is the 8 year anniversary of our break-up. Which of course was aweful, but I’m glad it happened because it gave us both the time we needed to find our sense of selves that our relationship would not function without.

I was never the cute girl growing up. In fact, I was usually the weird girl. Overweight, with terrible acne and clear braces ( that mostly looked yellow). I was also ALWAYS the new kid. By 9th grade, I had been to 10 schools, and 0 social skills. I watched a lot of TV and movies but had no idea what people talked about aside from tasks. Whenever I did try to socialize, I ended up saying something bizarre so I was usually made fun of.

Needless to say, by the time I finally started dating at 21 years old  not being myself seemed like the better idea. So like a lot of young girls, I took on the interests of my boyfriend and mimicked what I saw other “cooler”girls do. I had become an impression of what I thought a person needed to be accepted and feel loved.

This pattern persisted in varying degrees through that fateful V-day break-up.

When we broke up I cried so hard. Until finally, I began to laugh at myself. I realized that my love life had become a bad Lifetime movie, with the most cliche break-up scene imaginable. So, I decided to focus on figuring out what I really liked and cared about. Which was when I finally learned to love myself in all of my weirdness and I was able to embrace my creativity in a more confident form.

The thing was…Andrew and I still had the same friend group, so we saw each other most days. Which. Was. Terrible. At least at first.

About 10 months later, we had become closer than ever and started dating again, this time for keeps. We had both grown a lot over that course of time. The crazy thing was, he LOVED  my personality. Not the one I had fabricated from years of TV watching and boyfriend imitating — just the creative, strange person that I had always been. Turns out he was a nerdy weirdo too (but obviously so dreamy ) so we were finally able to drop the cool kid act and find a new kind of happiness.

8 years later, 4 job changes between us, 1 new business venture and a very scary bout with cancer and we are still together and getting married in a few months. We still want to kill each other 70% of the time, but the supportive genuine love that we share is what keeps life exciting even when it gets tough. So what the hell, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks to @leahmusephotography for capturing us in such a beautiful way!


EVENTS | Live from the Superbowl 2017

You like football ? How about parties? NFL players and celebrities ? What about ALL of those things topped with best darn vodka in Texas?

Well this year, you can get an inside look at the entire event by following along with us and @mvpvodka on instagram! Our clients and friends from MVP Vodka sponsored a slew of events around the Super Bowl in Houston and we are excited to be tagging along to capture what it is like to party like an NFL player during this culmination of the football season.

From what we have seen so far, the Super Bowl is sort of the Mardi Gras of sports — events are happening around every corner — in fact, at one point we ended up at the wrong ESPN party because ESPN was hosting another rival party with other sponsors right across the street! How insane is that?

We can’t wait to show you everything we get into! Here’s a taste of our schedule for the week:

Wednesday Feb 1

— Vince Young Youth Charity Bowling Event

Thursday Feb 2

— MVP Vodka Tasting at Spec’s

Big Texas Party sponsored buy ESPN + MVP Vodka in conjuction with  Culturemap

Friday Feb 3

— Super Friday Celebrity Golf Classic presented by MVP Vodka + UPS

— DraftKings Antonio Brown Celebrity SuperSlam Basketball Game

Saturday Feb 4

Super Bash at the House of Dereon  with host Floyd “Money” Mayweather LIVE PERFORMACE Future (Exclusive Performance) Snoop Dogg Bunn B Flo Rida DJ Colleen Shannon DJ D-Nice DJ Konstantina Gianni Dj Chris Garcia Dj Ebonix RED CARPET & VIP HOSTS Nick Cannon Mario Lopez Aj Calloway Brande Roderick 50 Playmates SUNDAY Nick Cannon Snoopadelic Dj Skribble Dj Magic Mike Sheila E Akon Bow Wow SWV Dru Hill

Needless to say, we are beyond excited to see how this week goes and to provide you with exclusive interviews with the players! We have mad love for our guys at MVP and you should definitely follow them to see what they are about #notsponsored


HOLIDAYS | It’s Halloween Season Again!
It’s our favorite time of year again — Halloween! Although we love the holiday we don’t like the gory decor it can sometimes come with in our own homes, so we try and find something a little more lighthearted ( and that goes with our current color palette) like these white skulls inspired by Dia De Los Muertos by Andrew Crosby. What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for Halloween?

EVENT | Dos Mundos Creative Turns One

Join Dos Mundos Creative on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as they celebrate their first year of business with free portraits, a screen printing workshop, complimentary snacks provided by Blenders & Bowls and cocktails provided by Austin Cocktails.

Event Schedule:

Screen Printing from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Heashots from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cocktails & Snacks throughout!

 

WHEN

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) Add to Calendar 

 

WHERE

Blenders and Bowls – 3736 Bee Cave Road #8, West Lake Hills, TX 78746 – View Map

 

TICKETS

        Right Here

 


HOLIDAYS | Happy Holidays from DMC!

Happy Holidays The DMC Team!

Big thanks to our talented friends In Your Eyes Photography for taking the great photos ! We can’t recommend them highly enough if you are getting married anytime in the near future they are some of the best in the industry — plus they are a pleasure to work with! We had such an amazing time!


DIY | 7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Inspired by “Inside Amy Schumer” Sketches
It’s great to see that there is a huge trend in feminist costumes this year, but everyone is going to be “Sexy Ruth Bader Ginsburg” this year, so how about trying something different?  When it comes to bringing tough feminist issues up in a light and playful way through comedy Amy Schumer is the absolute best. So to celebrate to celebrate her humor here’s a couple last-minute DIY versions of the many costumes from her show Inside Amy Schumer.

Click on the post links for how to and to watch the original sketches that inspired the outfits!

# 1 Plain Jane Detective

My personal favorite — Halloween in sweats!

# 3 Football Town Nights

“Ain’t it good to be the coach?”

# 6 Lunch at O’Nutter’s

“Wet nut contest!”

# 7 Girl You Don’t Need Makeup

…but for this costume you actually need a ton of facepaint!


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