Design Trends: Water Features

Looking to spruce up your yard? Adding a water fountain or any other type of water feature can add elegance to your landscape. With so many possibilities to choose from, you can definitely find something that you truly love! Take a look at a few of these images below for inspiration!

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The Pinteresting 5: Outdoor Firepits

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to take the party outside! Outdoor fire pits provide a perfect environment to mingle with friends and enjoy the summer!  What’s better than sitting outside on a nice summer’s night around a firepit?  A well-designed fire pit can make a backyard look elegant and inviting! Get ready to spice up your summer with a couple of these ideas for your very own inspiration. We love these great designs, and they are relatively easy to add to your own backyard!

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Gather 'Round the Fire

19 Impressive Outdoor Fire Pit Design Ideas For More Attractive Backyard

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Hottest home and interior design trends for Summer 2019

For interiors in 2019 summer, the overriding theme is for more sustainability and natural materials. Of course, there are some gorgeous pretty colors to embrace too, but when it comes to decorating the home, the emphasis is on choosing designs that are classic and longer lasting, rather than something you’ll get tired of quickly.

Take a look at some key trends for spring/summer 2019 below.

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Design Trends: Outdoor Rooms

In preparation for this upcoming Spring and Summer months, lets take a look at some cool outdoor living areas!  Whether its adding another entire space complete with furniture, fire pits and kitchens or just an addition to the back patio, kickstart your creative thinking with these shining examples.

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Outdoor alfresco living with a Caribbean world of style on display in the Charlton at Warralily.

 

The Pinteresting 5: Agate Wallpaper

Are you ready for a new and exciting new aesthetic in your home? Get rid of your monotonous wallpaper and give it a face-lift with agate-themed wallpapers.  These Geode inspired designs will make your walls pop! This design can complement any color scheme, as well as make your room  radiate a sense of serenity and tranquility.  Take a look at these photos below for inspiration!

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Violet and pink Agate Geode mural by Murals Wallpaper

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High quality repositionable removable self adhesive wallpaper/ grey geode/agate wall mural

 

 

2018 Guide to San Diego Summer Camps

Summer 2018 is almost upon us! This year, there plenty of different summer camp programs in San Diego for kids of all ages to enjoy and experience!

General Camps/Programs

Army Navy Camp Pacific

The Army Navy has been hosting Camp Pacific for 75 years now and has an overnight and day session that offers a variety of fun indoor and beach activities! More information here.

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OutPost Summer Camp

Outpost summer camps are back again to kick off the 2018 summer with a bang! Outpost’s entirely outdoor environment allows campers to reconnect with nature, get the exercise their bodies need and see their inner creativity spring back to life untethered to devices or at-home comforts. More information here.

YMCA Camps

The YMCA has several programs dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y offers a multitude of camps in San Diego County including Day Camps, Specialty Camps, and Sleep-Away Camps.  Unique to each neighborhood, the Y is a benefit to the community. More info can be found here.

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Academic Camps 

InGenious Summer Camps

Ingenious Summer camps include programs specializing in Science Technology, engineering, arts and math! More information here.

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San Diego Children’s Museum

The San Diego Children’s Museum includes exhibits focusing on science, culture, art, math and engineering.  They’re mission is to inspire children to learn through hands-on exploration, imagination and experimentation.  More information here.

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The San Diego Area Writing Project Summer Programs 

The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) at UC San Diego is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing. The SDAWP believes that writing is critical to learning and a vital tool for communication and should occur regularly in all classes and across the curriculum. More information here.

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Animal Camps

San Diego Zoo Summer Camp

Explore the world of animals through the Summer Camp adventures at the Zoo! This includes animal experiences, exclusive exhibit visits, bus rides, games and crafts! They have camps spanning from Pre-K to12th grade! More information here.

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 San Diego Safari Park Summer Camps 

Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers connecting with creatures, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park’s will! More information here.

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Zovargo Animal Summer Camp

Zovargo Animal Summer Camp 2018 San Diego is unlike most animal summer camps! Animals, Nature, and FUN are at the center of everything we do at this animal summer camp!  The memories made at THIS camp will last a lifetime!  More information here.

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Art Camps

A Colorful Universe Art Camp 

What a fun way to spend the school break with exciting art projects and an awesome group of kids. Campers will engage in creative seasonal projects with different experiences each day. Campers will be exposed to different mediums of art including Painting Pottery, Glass Fusion, Clay Sculpting , Painting Canvas, and Board Art! Click here for more information.

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Oceanside Museum of Art Summer Camp

During the summer the museum hosts week-long art camps with various themes. During the week campers will explore different art mediums such as paint, clay, printmaking, and collage. At the end of the summer, all campers are invited to participate in a group art show!  More information here.

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Music Camps 

Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock offers camps that cover a wide range of interests and skill levels that instills the joy of music in kids of all ages! Younger  campers can learn the basics of music by the exposure to real instruments while the older campers can join a Rock Band, sing with a Glee Club or learn the basics of how to be a DJ! More information here.

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Express Yo Self: Expressive Arts Summer Camp

Express Yo Self is an arts youth camp! It is a 5-day day camp providing opportunities for high school aged youth to further their art or begin their involvement in the performing arts. Participants will get hands-on experience in one of four enrichment tracks (instrumental chamber music, music production, improv comedy, or photography). Campers will receive instruction from professional teaching artists from partner organizations! More information here.

Young Actors Theatre Camp

Professional teaching artists lead four separate classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class that varies from session to session depending on the themes within the play that week.  Examples of the specialty class include: improv, fight choreography, stage makeup, and puppetry! In a fun and creative environment, campers develop theatre skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through collaboration and performance. More information here.

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Sports Camps

Nike US Sports Camps San Diego 

The Nike US Sports Camps have a variety of programs all over San Diego County for all kinds of sports! Some include football, baseball, golf, water polo, basketball and much more! This camp connects passionate coaches with young athletes to inspire personal growth and development! More information here.

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Momentum Training Center Camp

Momentum Training Center Camps offer indoor soccer camps focusing on speed, agility, technique, conditioning and strategy! This camp utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to teach technique and tactical understanding.  Camp sizes are limited to 10 students per coach ensuring quality training!  More information here.

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Fulcrum Surf Camp

If your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, consider Fulcrum Surf School for a week of hanging out at the beach, surfing instruction, and a ton of fun! More information here.

Science Camps

Digital Media Academy – UCSD Tech Camps

Digital Media Academy has been offering tech summer camps for kids and teens in San Diego since 2004. Students have an opportunity to experience college life at the picturesque beachside campus of UCSD. In modern tech classrooms, students can learn to build a world in Minecraft, make their own short film, design a video game, and more! More information here.

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Fleet Science Center Summer Camps

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Their science-themed summer camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun. (Oh—and don’t tell the kids, but they’ll be learning a lot, too!) They have something for all ages, from Pre-K through 8th Grade! More information here.

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Summertime Home Decor Inspiration

Here comes the sun! Summer is here and it’s time to give your home a facelift.  Nothing beats summertime and we have all the updates on what’s trending for home decor for this upcoming season! Here are some great ideas to give your home a more summer time environment:

  1. Floral Patterns

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Floral patterns are a big hit especially during the summer.  Whether it is a floral wallpaper, throw pillow or art, they all bring a sense of nature to a room. If you are considering this trendy look in your own home, now is the perfect time to make the decision!

2. Brass Accents

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Brass has an elegant look to it especially when the summer light hits it’s surface.  If you’re unsure about boarding the brass train, fixtures are a good way to tiptoe into the brass scene. They’re an easy and relatively inexpensive way to accessorize and update a room.

3. Animal Print

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Nothing says hello summer like a living room spiced up with a few animal printed rugs or throw pillows. Try pairing multiple prints in the same color palette for a fun and cohesive look.

4.  Climbing Plants

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Climbing plants have taken off in the year of 2018! Climbing plants may seem like more of an outdoor themed, but they bring a nice nature look inside. A winding, twisting plant indoors brings a warm environment in a person’s home as shown in this photo above.

5. Outdoor Lights

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Hanging lights outdoors creates a great ambiance for those enjoying the night time.  Those summer nights wouldn’t be as peaceful and relaxing without delightful lighting encompassing you.