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Friday, December 17, 2010

AIE's End of the Year Sale

I'm not sure if I ever told you all... Mrs. J (my bff) and I started a Day of Coordination/Event Consulting Company. And since we had a great year we're doing this End of the Year Sale. Book us for your 2011 event (and beyond) with your deposit and you can keep the 2010 rates.

Get it while it's hot.

Click on the image or url ( to be taken to our website. Which by the way was totally built by moi.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great finds: Jo Totes - Camera bags for womens

I was looking around for something new and came across this tote. I thought sooo cute... Who would've thought they were camera bags. What?

Missy - Gray

How adorable! Here is another fave:

Rose - Sugarplum

Thank you Jo Totes for thinking of us women that buy cute purses & DSLRS :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

In-sites #23: Taka Maka Blog

I have worked at several companies in my lifetime and I have to say I'm fortunate enough to meet plenty of co-workers that are very ambitious outside of work. My current day job is full of go-getters. It's f-n amazing and so inspirational.

This entry is about one of my officemate named Pascal. He has a funny and informative blog. It's mostly about fashion but there are other fun discussions as well. You have to read his blog... It's the SHIZNITZ.
Check it out:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our Work: Jilie's 3rd Beachy Birthday

When Mrs. J told me she wanted to have Jilie's (her daughter) birthday in Capitola I thought AWESOME!!! This kid has the best birthday locations. Then I went on vacation and got really sick. So sick I was suggested to have my tonsils remove. I had to be on bed rest for 10 days. Of course those 10 days ran into the birthday party date. Wahhhhh.

Oh well.. So I said I'd help with the map for the invitations. The front was designed by tonypsd. An awesome illustrator. I wrote about him a few time. He's so freaken talented.


I bought candies and gave the parents vases/jars to set up a candy buffet. I wished I was there but I got texts and compliments of the buffet. I'm so glad it look so cute. Here's the set up a few days before to show Mrs. J:


Here's the set up that Mr. & Mrs. J did. Photos by Mrs. J's sister-in-law: Rosy.

More photos to come from the pro.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Personal Spiel: Family first

This year has been a busy and trying year. Busy=good. My family went through an ordeal this year. I really should stop the dramatics because in reality we're all healthy and living. It just that for over 25 + years we lived in our little 4 bedroom home on Camargo Court and last May we had to say goodbye to it.

It was heart breaking because it was the meeting place. I live in South San Francisco now, a sister lives nearby Camargo Court, and another sister lives in San Diego. If we wanted to gather it was that place we would gather. And it was THE place to hang out when we were kids. So much memories. In the end it was for the best. The economy went down and it got the best of us. But now we're stress free from the mortgage and look forward to making wiser investments this time around.

Flash forward to the end of August... I saw on Facebook Margaret Jacobsen advertising a family photo discount. A light went off in my head. What if I can get the family we are today together and start new memories? Let's do it for a happy occasion like my dad's and youngest sister's birthday and the oldest niece's first year of kindergarten (tear- happy ones I swear).

We are anxiously awaiting the proofs from the pro but we took some behind the scenes. Just for the occasion I made a little quilt for my dad as his real gift to present to him. My poor dad raised a house full of girls (including my mother :P). Eventually each one of us will get married and the family name will trickle out but I wanted him to know it'll always be a part of us no matter what.

I worked with Fabrics on Demand (great company) to print my art of a cheater quilt onto fabrics. The art are of colors and fave hobbies of every person in my immediate family.


Here are our behind the scenes shots. Photos were taken by me and Mr. Mad.

Oldest and youngest sisters

sisters goddaughters

Obviously someone is more of a ham than others. Maybe because she had her wonderful purple make-up done by her Auntie Jennie of Pretty Dolled Up.

The MEN in the family

mens copy

Grandparents w/their Apo's (tagalog for grandchildren)
parents grandchildren

Sheila the birthday girl

My Sisters for Life


Enjoy those precious moments. Because they go fast.

Oh and by the way... you think my family was coordinated in colors because we're good like that? I'm very detailed:

color inspiration copy

Note: color inspiration - Color inspiration for family shoot. Sunset colors is the focus Since that's dad's fave colors. Sources are from GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Macy's.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Great Finds: Leather bracelets

Accessories are one my favorite thing to shop for. Ok... I love to shop for anything. But I rarely wear jewelry so when I buy them I buy them with the intention to just wear that one piece. Nothing matches each other much... and I think this is normal in my world.

So this fall season my new crave is ..dun dun dun.. leather bracelets. They are sooo cute. It's edgy, yet crafty looking. One shopping day in SF I almost picked up one at Nordy... but it didn't fit right. So I'm gonna shop for one at Etsy :).

I heart Etsy... because 1) it's handmade and 2)the sellers have excellent customer service. So if a piece doesn't fit me and I ask the seller a question. Most will charge very little or none at all for custom lengthening, widening.. etc. Because they understand not everyone fit the same. :)

Check out these babies:

Peak-a-boo Turquoise Recycled Leather Cuff by Kristin Malotte

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Copper sunset recycled leather wrap by Kristin Malotte

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Teal green leather bracelet with a silver chain woven by SandintheSky

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Light green/white leather wrap bracelet by 10 Kiaat Street

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Chocolate Leather with Sterling Accent Beads by London Anaise

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That's it for now folks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

PSA: Aaron Paul Juni presents BULLETPROOF

Hey ya'll. I've been away recuperating. I'm slowly picking things back up. I had to have my tonsils remove. Crazy times. Never doing that again ;).

If you're in the area and need something interesting to do on Friday July 30th or Saturday July 31st, 2010 then check out this fashion show by Mrs. J's nephew. I've seen this kid's work at their family functions and he is talented. You don't want to miss out witnessing a rising star feature some of his work.

Here in his words about this event:

First of all, its a fashion show.

Come check out my latest collection, BULLETPROOF as it makes its debut on the runway on Friday and Saturday! $5 gets you in the door and helps fund the next show in the fall!

The theme is WAR so come dressed to kill and rock that military jacket you got stashed in the closet!
PS: Here is a link to my company Facebook page!


Check it out. Help someone achieve their dreams.

Date & Time      July 30 at 8:00pm - July 31 at 8:00pm
APJ Headquarters
11479 Clayton Road ZIP: 95127
San Jose, CA