I O Bette

Bette Bashwinger is my mother who was a great inspiration to me. She was the driving force behind my creativity and ultimately my career. She encouraged me to push the limits of my visions and artistic ability. She was a wonderful artist who had an incredible passion for fashion, art, and photography. She was hip and stylish and always danced to the beat of her own drum. I look back and often wonder what my mother saw in me that she didn't with my siblings. Why did she steer me to this path? I often think about her when I design. I guess part of her lives in every design I create. I will always cherish the private art lessons, the photo shoots, and the wonderful business advice she gave me.
Roses in the morning #flowers #floraldesign #flowersofinstagram #socal #roses #eucalyptus #flowerporn #sexy  (at The Quiet Home)

Roses in the morning #flowers #floraldesign #flowersofinstagram #socal #roses #eucalyptus #flowerporn #sexy (at The Quiet Home)

Just love these tattered wood boxes #floraldesign #socal #flowers #flowersofinstagram #fern #reclaimedboxes #carnations #orchids #succulents #bougainvillea #sweetwilliam   (at The Quiet Home)

Just love these tattered wood boxes #floraldesign #socal #flowers #flowersofinstagram #fern #reclaimedboxes #carnations #orchids #succulents #bougainvillea #sweetwilliam (at The Quiet Home)

One of the best things about California is I’m surrounded by citrus trees #limetree #california #socal #luckygirl #botanicals #arbor #fruit #treesofinstagram  (at Norte at Los Willows)

One of the best things about California is I’m surrounded by citrus trees #limetree #california #socal #luckygirl #botanicals #arbor #fruit #treesofinstagram (at Norte at Los Willows)

She’s trying to breech the wall 😱 #escapingbasenji #basenji #shilaghdoe #barkless #dogsofinstagram #floralsesign #photobomb @iobette  (at The Quiet Home)

She’s trying to breech the wall 😱 #escapingbasenji #basenji #shilaghdoe #barkless #dogsofinstagram #floralsesign #photobomb @iobette (at The Quiet Home)

Spying critters outside #iguanahunting #windowcreeper #basenji #barkless  (at The Quiet Home)

Spying critters outside #iguanahunting #windowcreeper #basenji #barkless (at The Quiet Home)

aromatics of pepperberry #pepperyberry #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #weddingflowers #gardenroses #white #roses #hydrangea #socal #candelabra  (at The Quiet Home)

aromatics of pepperberry #pepperyberry #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #weddingflowers #gardenroses #white #roses #hydrangea #socal #candelabra (at The Quiet Home)

Always photobombing that one is.  #shilaghdoe #basenji #babygurl floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #weddingflowers #bougainvillea #Cherrybrandyroses #marigolds #socal #tulips #Trumpetvine  (at The Quiet Home)

Always photobombing that one is. #shilaghdoe #basenji #babygurl floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #weddingflowers #bougainvillea #Cherrybrandyroses #marigolds #socal #tulips #Trumpetvine (at The Quiet Home)

A wonderful place! #mydiningroom #pieroneimports #socal #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #dinnertime #bougainvillea #Trumpetvine #Cherrybrandyroses #marigolds #tulips #weddingflowers (at The Quiet Home)

A wonderful place! #mydiningroom #pieroneimports #socal #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #dinnertime #bougainvillea #Trumpetvine #Cherrybrandyroses #marigolds #tulips #weddingflowers (at The Quiet Home)

Plucked from my garden #gardenroses #socal #skullfetish #halloween #oct1 #iobette #floraldesign #spooky (at The Quiet Home)

Plucked from my garden #gardenroses #socal #skullfetish #halloween #oct1 #iobette #floraldesign #spooky (at The Quiet Home)

Pondering the meaning of life 💭 #whatbasenjisthinkabout #basenjis  #mick #socal #daydreaming #cute #lovehim  (at The Quiet Home)

Pondering the meaning of life 💭 #whatbasenjisthinkabout #basenjis #mick #socal #daydreaming #cute #lovehim (at The Quiet Home)

Officially Southern California Basenjis #ournewhome #lovinglife #basenjis #mickandshilagh #twinbasenjis #socal #california (at The Quiet Home)

Officially Southern California Basenjis #ournewhome #lovinglife #basenjis #mickandshilagh #twinbasenjis #socal #california (at The Quiet Home)

An amazing shot of the Southern California mountain range that is the backdrop of the beautiful @loswillows venue. Florals to die for by @posh_peony #socal #wedding #fallbrookcalifornia #flowerstodiefor #loswillows #reidswed2014 #roselicious  (at Los Willows Private Wedding & Event Estate (Venue))

An amazing shot of the Southern California mountain range that is the backdrop of the beautiful @loswillows venue. Florals to die for by @posh_peony #socal #wedding #fallbrookcalifornia #flowerstodiefor #loswillows #reidswed2014 #roselicious (at Los Willows Private Wedding & Event Estate (Venue))

Drob Zombie #brains #botanicals #skulls #skullplanters #halloweentreats #badassbotanicals #plants #plantsofibstagram #iobette #henandchick #succulents #cactus  (at O’side)

Drob Zombie #brains #botanicals #skulls #skullplanters #halloweentreats #badassbotanicals #plants #plantsofibstagram #iobette #henandchick #succulents #cactus (at O’side)

Carmen Elecacti #botanicals #badassbotanicals #skulls #skullplanters #botanicals #plants #cactus #halloweentreats #succulents #brains #iobette  (at O’side)

Carmen Elecacti #botanicals #badassbotanicals #skulls #skullplanters #botanicals #plants #cactus #halloweentreats #succulents #brains #iobette (at O’side)

Boss Hogworthia #botanicals #bouquetstodiefor #skulls #skullplanters #plants #haworthia #succulents #halloweentreats #badassbotanicals (at O’side)

Boss Hogworthia #botanicals #bouquetstodiefor #skulls #skullplanters #plants #haworthia #succulents #halloweentreats #badassbotanicals (at O’side)