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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Great Finds: Urban Outfitters' Apartment therapy

I was looking around for design inspiration and stumbled upon Urban Outfitters. I went from looking to their clothes to their apartment accessories. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their stuff. Look at their jewerly holders. I have one already from Etsy so I'm just going to keep drooling over these.


Spirograph Jewelry Stand
Urban Outfitters Apartment- Spirograph Jewelry Stand


Up on a Pedestal Jewelry Stand
Urban Outfitters Apartment-Up on a Pedestal Jewelry Stand


Filigree Jewelry Hook
Urban Outfitters Apartment-Filigree Jewelry Hook


Mini Coat Rack Jewelry Stand
Urban Outfitters Apartment-Mini Coat Rack Jewelry Stand

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our Work: Malaya's Cooking Party

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While I was doing a mock up of my site through Wix.com I found some photos I haven't shared. Here's a quicky. A mother decided to throw her daughter a fun hand-ons party. She found this great place that held cooking parties. It's so cute! Mrs. J of An Inspired Event put together the candy buffet. I did the signs and labels. The top sign was the welcome sign.

Here are the arts I created.

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And then they were cut and displayed like so.

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This adorable cake was made by the mom's relative.

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And look at my Goddaughter. She looks like a pro!

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All images provided by Mrs. J


Cute party Malaya's mom! Happy 9th Birthday Malaya!

In-Sites # 22: Wix


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I found it through my Gingerbread Clothing friend Heather Arcega.

WIX is a beta program that allows you to create a flash site. It looks so good. I'm tempted to use it. I’m just going back and forth on the idea. I have the program to make my own flash site. I even know how to use it a bit. But I'm not any expert and I have so much on my plate as it is.

So far...it's pretty awesome. I played around on it last night because I'm thinking of using it to redo my portfolio site www.maritessb.com. I created a mock page in a FEW HOURS. What's not to like?

They even have user-friendly easy to read WIXPEDIA to help with the terms. It's free if you don't mind not using your url and allowing the advertisement banner to show. Check it out for yourself. I think the only thing left is for me to research reviews on their customer service. And thanks Heather!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog Facelift!!!

After 2 years I finally did it. WHOO HOO!!!! How does it look? I went for the spring look just because it have been glommy here in San Francisco. I love it. I hope you do too. I don't know when I'll do another facelift. I'll try to do it yearly now I know how to program it well. It only took all of my Sunday to do it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Belated Valentines day!

What a fabulous 3 day weekend! I worked a lot, play a lot, and shockingly rest a lot. Last week and the one before were tough. So tough it's beyond words. I wanted to just scream. Good thing I threw myself into party planning mode. I have two events back to back. Although neither are official An Inspired Event... I'm working like it is. Why did I choose to work on a 3 day weekend from my full-time? Frankly so I can still go out and be social and not stress to the last minute. Stress and time management is something I'm working very hard on for my sanity.

More on that later. Let me sum up my Vday for you.

Woke up early and was the 2nd customers at:


Source from www.crepevine.com

Sat by the fire place


Had a delicious meal


Then we walked downtown Burlingame and went home.We bought cupcakes in Burlingame so we can meet up with my family. I missed my cute neices. What's not to miss...



Afterwards we had a very late dinner sitting at the bar at Black Angus. Sooo romantic. LOL. We enjoyed ourselves despite everywhere else was over an hour wait.

Since we had Monday off from our fulltime we woke up early and ate at Dottie's. YUM!!

We walked off our breakfast at FlowerMart.





And Stow Lake. More on that later.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

An Inspired Event: Mrs. J and I's 1st for 2010



Hi Everyone! Whew... our 2010 is booming already. Mrs. and I shared a client that was turning 18 which is a big thing in the Filipino culture. Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Debut.

To sum it up it's a "coming of age" party. I didn't have a grand one but I've set up a few and been in some of them. It's fun and probably the girl's first real party in her honor. The set up is very much like planning a wedding: expensive, stressful, etc. So it's kinda scary she has a window into that world at an early age. But it is still an experience to be had.

I was asked by the debutante to do her invitation. I haven't taken a photo of it yet but had the art file before it was completed.




The final print looks so beautiful because it was printed on metallic paper.

Mrs. J was asked to help with her centerpiece. I think she did a beautiful job.





Happy birthday C! Good luck and enjoy what the future holds. It was a pleasure working with you.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Work: Halloween in January

Ok so it's not Halloween but I didn't mention that I did my nieces costume last year. It was the first time ever I have sewn a full outfit. Hmmm... It's interesting. If I do it again next year, we are starting in July. It's a crazy mess and it didn't fit them as well as I wanted them to.

However the girls love them especially the cute accessories. I had fun doing it. Just next time I need to allow more time.






Sources: Taken by me or one of my sisters.