Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #010

Wedding floral design at the Garden of Gentle Breeze, Japanese Garden and Wedding Venue in Oregon
Flowers are nature's gift to you on your wedding.

Mother Nature deserves her name. Every beautiful inspiration springs from everything that she created. Natural pops of color, thanks to blooms that surround us. Exquisite execution of various hue combinations that can only be done by a creative force such as her. A meaningful fusion of shapes and sizes that can only be a handiwork of someone who can gracefully deliver magic. This world is her canvas.

*PHOTO taken at Garden of Gentle Breeze, a Japanese garden and wedding venue in Corvallis, Oregon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #009

Classy Pumpkin Creme mini-cakes
From kitchen staples to magical desserts! This is what happens when you have real pumpkin puree, whipped cream and homemade sweetened condensed milk in your kitchen. Put them all together and you'll have instant fantastic treats for everyone. Yum!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #008

Home Table Linen from LinenTablecloth
Instant elegance at home is possible.


An afternoon that is reminiscent of a typical English tea time. That's exactly what I was thinking when I took this photo. But don't be fooled by its fancy look! This 54 inch square golden vines home table linen in ivory is surprisingly affordable. Notice the dramatic design.  It suggests a sophisticated and modern look while at the same time, exuding a certain amount of vintage appeal. This image was taken during the home linen inspiration shoot organized by LinenTablecloth last February 14.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #007

One Photo A Day #007 - Corvallis Boat Ramp and Sports Park
Willamette River in Corvallis, Oregon

When we found Corvallis in Oregon as the perfect place to start our life in the United States, we didn't know that Wikipedia understated its beauty. The photo above just shows you how staying in this city can be a treat. I took this image at the Willamette Boat Landing and Sports Park in SE Crystal Lake Dr., during one of my strolls with the best husband.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #006

Linen inspiration shoot with LinenTablecloth
MUSIC & TEA. Food for your body and soul.
Imagine this charming setup to be a regular scene at your house. An inviting acoustic guitar that teases you the minute you walk in to your living room. A tea set that features flower shapes reminiscent of a Japanese garden. Plus, an elegant mother of lace tablecloth that adds sophisticated beauty to your table. Don't you just want to say, "Yes, please!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oregon Weddings: Japanese Garden "Garden of Gentle Breeze" as Wedding Venue

Picture Perfect. Budget-Friendly. Idyllic Setting. Celebrate your most precious day in the beauty of a Japanese garden called Garden of Gentle Breeze located in Corvallis, Oregon. Imagine exchanging marriage vows in this ten-acre land of wonder where nothing but "wow" elements can be found. It offers a unique and scenic backdrop for your wedding, reception and photo session. Also known as Ga Fu En, its beautifully landscaped grounds and serene atmosphere create an ideal venue for an outdoor celebration on your Special Day. Its bride-friendly rates sweeten the deal.

While the old adage that "you get what you pay for" is true, choosing Garden of Gentle Breeze as your wedding venue in Oregon has as much to do with taste and personality as it does with budget. View the garden's affordable packages on its Weddings page. Owner Jay Gray will be more than glad to hear from budget brides like you!

Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze

Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze

 Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze

Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze

Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze

Japanese Garden in Oregon - Garden of Gentle Breeze




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #005

Healthy Midnight Snack!


Every once in a while, you let out the kid in you! Tonight, I simply prepared a bowl of blueberries, cereal and  Haagen Daz Vanilla Swiss Almond. All these treats have been made amazingly affordable by WinCo Foods in Tigard. Well, my trip to dreamland in a few minutes will definitely be a happy one. :-)

Project 365: One Photo A Day #004

My Choco Crackling.

Project 365: One Photo A Day #003


This chair cover styling photo is still part of the wedding inspiration shoot that I participated in on January 23. Everything that you see in this image is focused on the theme "Affordable Elegance." Don't be fooled by its chic and sophisticated look. The silver organza chair sash looks stunning but actually, it's amazingly affordable. LinenTablecloth sells them for only $0.72 each.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #002

Affordable Elegance. Green is the color for 2013 Weddings.

"Have a dream wedding for less! Elegance through simplicity. Luxe details. Affordable Green." That was the main theme of this wedding table inspiration shoot that I participated in last January 23rd at the Skybridge Terrace of World Trade Center Portland.

The biggest names in the wedding community made this shoot possible, including party favor industry leader Beau-coup and leading online linen retailer, LinenTablecloth. Danielle of Budget Bride Gossip and Hung Phan of HQPhan Photography actually organized this shoot and put together the powerhouse of wedding vendors behind it. Frank Blanchard of La Vie Flowers through his stylish floral centerpieces made sure that our table ensemble looked  inviting. Donna Anderson of Couture Table dazzled the table linen setup with her delicately designed champagne flutes. Wow, oh wow! Everything, down to the smallest detail, was just ohh-la-la. From tablecloths and runners to party favors, the table looked as though the stage is set for some sweet romance. Definitely the stylish appeal that every bride is looking for!

According to Pantone, different shades of green will be the bridal community's most prominent wedding palette this 2013. Through this shoot, the best husband and I were able to see why. The picture above reveals the answer.

WRITER'S NOTE. An article focused on this wedding inspiration shoot will be posted soon!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Project 365: One Photo A Day #001

Ashland, Oregon

"If cloudy weather is your thing, then this is your heaven."

That's according to the best husband. Oregon is a dream come true for me. Not because I wanted to move to the United States but because I've always wanted a "cooler" weather. Pretty understandable if this wish is coming from someone who grew up in an island, in a tropical country. The Philippines is a beautiful collection of cultures and islands, especially the west side. Palawan is heaven's gift to mankind, to anybody who is searching for serenity and wanting a quick run to somewhere homey. But going back to this photo, this was taken in Ashland, Oregon on a winter day. We were on a long road trip to San Diego, California.