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.
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)

Mad Max and his Thunder Dome! #skullplanters #brains #skulls #botanicals #halloweentreats #ifionlyhadabrain #iobette #plants #succulents  (at O’side)

Mad Max and his Thunder Dome! #skullplanters #brains #skulls #botanicals #halloweentreats #ifionlyhadabrain #iobette #plants #succulents (at O’side)

If I only had a brain….
#skullsucculents #halloweentreats #botanicals #plants #skulls #iobette #skullplanters #succulents #haworthia #henandchick #cactus   (at O’side)

If I only had a brain….
#skullsucculents #halloweentreats #botanicals #plants #skulls #iobette #skullplanters #succulents #haworthia #henandchick #cactus (at O’side)

Perfect recipe…. #herbbouquet #weddingflowers #rosemary #magnolia #smilax #phaleanopsisorchids #bridalbouquet #flowersofinstagram #floraldesign #flowertodiefor #instbouquets #lace #roses #iobette (at Cairnwood Estate)

Perfect recipe…. #herbbouquet #weddingflowers #rosemary #magnolia #smilax #phaleanopsisorchids #bridalbouquet #flowersofinstagram #floraldesign #flowertodiefor #instbouquets #lace #roses #iobette (at Cairnwood Estate)

The prettiest of romantic bouquets #weddingflowers #bouquetstodiefor #flowersofinstagram #gardenroses #arabicum #dustymiller #roses  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The prettiest of romantic bouquets #weddingflowers #bouquetstodiefor #flowersofinstagram #gardenroses #arabicum #dustymiller #roses (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The sweet smell of fresh cut wood of these handcrafted boxes. Thanks @pmwoodworks #floraldesign #woodland #weddingflowers #reclaimedwood #handcrafted #kale #maidenhairfern #dustymiller #vines #green (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The sweet smell of fresh cut wood of these handcrafted boxes. Thanks @pmwoodworks #floraldesign #woodland #weddingflowers #reclaimedwood #handcrafted #kale #maidenhairfern #dustymiller #vines #green (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The only surviving plant that made the trip cross country from Philadelphia to California #plantwithballs #haworthia #lagertha #silverjulepcup #botanical #plant #succulent #SoCal  (at Nikki’s O’side Abode)

The only surviving plant that made the trip cross country from Philadelphia to California #plantwithballs #haworthia #lagertha #silverjulepcup #botanical #plant #succulent #SoCal (at Nikki’s O’side Abode)

#FoxtailFern
#Asparagus #densiflorus #Myers #botanical #plant #socal  (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#FoxtailFern
#Asparagus #densiflorus #Myers #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#Callistemon #citrinus
#Lemonbottlebrush
This is the most commonly grown species of #Callistemon. The common name comes from the #lemonscent when you bruise the foliage. The bright red flowers appear every two to three months throughout the year, often including the winter months, and attract #hummingbirds and #bees. Watering too often leads to iron anemia; this plant prefers very infrequent irrigation #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#Callistemon #citrinus
#Lemonbottlebrush
This is the most commonly grown species of #Callistemon. The common name comes from the #lemonscent when you bruise the foliage. The bright red flowers appear every two to three months throughout the year, often including the winter months, and attract #hummingbirds and #bees. Watering too often leads to iron anemia; this plant prefers very infrequent irrigation #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

Pomegranates just totally hangin out in a random California neighborhood. #amazedatthebotanicalshere #botanicals #pomegranetes #california #Oceanside #socal #fruit #vines #carlsbad  (at Garden State Bagels Carlsbad Village)

Pomegranates just totally hangin out in a random California neighborhood. #amazedatthebotanicalshere #botanicals #pomegranetes #california #Oceanside #socal #fruit #vines #carlsbad (at Garden State Bagels Carlsbad Village)

More dog bombing. This time it’s Shilagh #basenji #brat #barkless #shilaghdoe #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #dogbombing #ilovemydogs #photobomb

More dog bombing. This time it’s Shilagh #basenji #brat #barkless #shilaghdoe #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #dogbombing #ilovemydogs #photobomb

Dog bombing #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #basenji #basenjis #barkless #ham #photobombing #mick #ilovemydog #californiadesigner

Dog bombing #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #basenji #basenjis #barkless #ham #photobombing #mick #ilovemydog #californiadesigner