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Bee-autiful Birthday Theme

Bee-autiful Birthday Theme

My crafty friend Leah created this great theme for her daughter’s birthday. She created bee hive cupcakes using Trader Joe’s vanilla cake mix and buttercream frosting. For the bees she used yellow and black M&M’s and almond slivers for the winds. The cupcakes were very delicious.

Leah also created goody bags from yellow gingham printed vintage wallpaper that she upcycled. She created bags by sewing the bags on her sewing machine. She then folded over the bags and punched holes in the top. Finishing the bags with a cute ribbon bow. She also created matching pinwheels from scrapbook paper.

Leah has a great recycled card company called Peez and Ques. Where she makes greeting cards from recycled mail and paper. Leah is one of the founding members of the Oceanside Craft Mafia.

Murphy Beds

Murphy  Beds



I want to build a murphy bed setup in my sons room. I love the idea of a murphy bed, discount viagra that they can be put away for more space and that the mattress does not fold. I have been looking at different option of beds that are available. So far I have found a piston hinge system that is available from Rockler woodworking and hardware. I have also found a company called Murphy Bed Hardware. They offer bed packages and a DIY hinge system. Their hinge claims to be superior over the piston setup, which seems to make sense. They also offer install videos.

Murphy beds seems to come with a variety of options. Vertical mounting or horizontal mount. Basically which axis the bed pivots on. Vertically is what I would say is traditional. The bed pivots where you head board would b,e and long end of the bed comes down to make the bed.



For horizontal mounting the bed pivots off the wall from the side of the bed. This method seems to allow for a two bed configuration. So if you wanted to have a bunk bed configuration. This would work well.

Murphy Beds.com also has a nice site and good gallery images.

If you want to read about the history of the Murphy Bed and how William L Murphy invented it, read here.

I think I am going to come up with an Ikea Hack Murphy Bed system… I can’t believe Ikea doesn’t have a murphy bed system…
More later.

Fiesta Flowers

Fiesta Flowers


How cool are these colorful handmade flowers.
These are from Martha Stewart’s web site. You can get the How To’s for making them here. Cathy of California also sells vintage kits so make these here.

Skate-able Street Furniture

Skate-able Street Furniture



I was perusing a trend email I get and saw this article on a Industrial Design web site about furniture that is built to be skateboarded on. Jurjen Semeijn, viagra generic patient designed these pieces for Dutch Design Week 2009. Well this rang a bell in my world. My son Nolan had a ramp in his living room for awhile and we have big half pipe in our backyard. Skateable furniture would definitely fit in my world. I think some pieces like these would be great at local parks or street scapes here in SoCal. This concepts embraces that skaters are going to skate it instead of putting skate stoppers all over things, make it Skate-able street art. I love the concrete sofa above, hope we see more of this.

Pantone 2010 Fall Colors

Pantone 2010  Fall Colors


In case you hadn’t heard Pantone’s 2010 Fall Colors are out. You can download the report here.

I am loving, sildenafil patient Endive, viagra diagnosis Lagoon and Oyster….

Pantone and Adobe also now have the colors available in a Color Palette for Illustrator you download that file here.

Glamour Living Room

Glamour Living Room

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Love this glamourous neutral living room from Z Gallerie. Looks so old Hollywood to me. And I just recovered my sofa in a material that looks very similar to the one used on these pieces.

Shapes of new decade

Shapes of new decade

I am seeing a trend towards shapes like these mirrors for the new decade. I love these complex shapes. The feel Moroccan to me.

I also love this grouping of various sized round mirrors. Has a port hole effect.

Both are available at Viva Terra here.

Event Planning & Children’s Birthday Parties in San Diego County & Orange County

Event Planning & Children's Birthday Parties in San Diego County & Orange County




Did you know that Hi Octane Design does event planning in Oceanside, sildenafil diagnosis San Clemente, Encinitas, Carlsbad and surrounding areas? We have a team of creative, crafty girls who know how to create a magical themed event on a affordable budget.

We offer:
Custom Created Themed Invitations
Enchanting Themed Decor
Fun Activities & Crafts
Cakes & Cupcakes
Dress-up
Kid Friendly Menu
Photographer

We are a resourceful group of girls that will create an amazing, memorable event that doesn’t empty your purse. Our team creates custom parties around your budget. We re-use and recycle where appropriate and have a network of vendors in place to help coordinate every detail. Check out our web site and portfolio for more info. Are you on facebook? Become a fan of our team here.

Easter Table

Easter Table


This is a fun Easter table that I found on a OC Event Planner’s site that does Tea Parties and weddings and the likes for hire. Her site is the The Par tea girl her site shows wonderful fun concepts of her work for tea parties and events. I love how the bunnies are on the grass with jelly beans in the martini glass cloud. So fun.

I Love You Deer Locket Necklace | Hi Octane Jewelry

I Love You Deer Locket Necklace | Hi Octane Jewelry


I had so much fun making these kitsch woodland deer necklaces the other day. When I first saw these lockets, best viagra help this was the vision that popped into my head. They are for sale on my Etsy store. The locket contains a retro plastic deer, viagra sales pharmacy a glass pin flower, and a lil mini tree and a moss carpet.

Alice and Wonderland Birthday Party Invitations

Alice and Wonderland Birthday Party Invitations

I am having so much fun planning my daughter’s Alice and Wonderland Themed Birthday Party. I made these invitations at home. I have an account paper suppliers and I am hoping to do more birthday and wedding invitations. I use to do these years and years ago when I had my sign shop. Nowadays, discount viagra decease it is so much easier to do and there are so many wonderful products that are wonderful to work with.

If you an upcoming event and need a mailer, announcement or invitation, keep me in mind. I just love working with paper.

Sakura Blossom Spring Corsage and Jewelry

Sakura Blossom Spring Corsage and Jewelry



Today one of my new Sakura jewelry pieces was featured in a fellow Etsy jewelry artist’s treasury. My design is the bottom piece. It is available on my SilverBotanica web site here:
Cerihart is a jewelry maker in Victoria BC. She creates beautiful asian inspired jewelry. Which I am sure you know has a soft spot in my heart. You can check out her etsy store here Cerihart. Her beautiful pendant is a plum blossom and she pierces and cuts her designs into the silver.

The top two items here are created by a Seattle Designer Emikokellerdesigns. She has some wonderful designs. I love the pink felt corsage. She said she learned the technique in Japan. On her other piece with the red blossoms she uses leather and metal beads to create the cool shaped flowers.

Tim Brown on creativity and play | Video on TED.com

Tim Brown on creativity and play | Video on TED.com

Repurposed metal and signage converted into insect art.

Repurposed metal and signage converted into insect art.



Today, cialis I was in La Quinta, CA at the La Quinta Arts Festival and I saw the art of Kari Von Wening and Jan Bush. I love how they repurpose scrap metal and signage into fabulous art. Check out their work here.
http://karivonwening.com/index.html

Modern Bathroom Dreams

Modern Bathroom Dreams



I have been dreaming of remodeling our masterbath for quite sometime. I was researching local tile and concrete people and came across this image of an amazing bird of paradise leaf sink, viagra usa I believe the sink is by Jax Design Shop I really love the concrete bath look too.