Zoo Trip!

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Last week, Liam had an appointment with his cardiologist in Jackson and we found out he will have to have another heart cath in October.  We were really upset, so we decided to cheer ourselves up and went to the zoo.  Although the Jackson Zoo is small and needs a makeover, it was a really good time.  Oh and please ignore his mismatched outfit, he threw up all over his clothes on the way to Jackson and this is a back up outfit. :)

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We found a Tiny Kitten.

August 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Last night while on my way to Old Venice, a tiny kitten ran in front of my car on Main Street.  She looked too tiny to be by herself and I was worried she would get run over, not to mention it was 100 degrees outside.  I tried for about 15 minutes to catch her but didn't have any luck, so I enlisted the help of my friend and neighbor Anna.  We tried for another 15 minutes with no luck.  We decided to go inside and eat...

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Cotton District Arts Festival 2011

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past Saturday, Nikki Ballard and I had a booth at the Cotton District Arts Festival.  This was our first year to have a booth and we had a blast.  It was a pretty day, everyone was nice and complimentary and we sold more than we did at the Prairie Arts Festival.  Overall it went really well and I am very proud of us.  Our booth was really cute but unfortunately all of the photos I took were horrible.  I am so thankful that Ben snapped a few here and there.

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Cotton District Arts Festival 2011

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Friday I found out that my application for this year's Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville, Mississippi was accepted! Nikki Ballard and I will being sharing a booth.  Stop by and see us on April 23rd, 2011. The Cotton District Arts Festival is one of my favorite things about Starkville and this year will be our first time to be vendors! I always have such a great time at the CDAF and I am sure this year will not be an exception.  Check out our stuff on Etsy...

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The Old River Bridge in Columbus, Mississippi

March 1, 2011 by · 9 Comments
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Since I am from Columbus, it is easy to forget how nice it can be sometimes.  On Saturday, Ben and I had a fun little afternoon in Columbus.   We started off by going to Palmer Home Thrift Store, which is by far my favorite local thrift store.  Next I took Ben to see the Tombigbee  River and the old river bridge downtown.  In high school,  some nights we would climb over the walls that blocked off the entrance to the bridge and walk around on the old bridge like rebels.  Now the bridge is open for all to enjoy,...

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I love Snow!

January 10, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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It hardly ever snows in Mississippi and when it does it never snows in Starkville.  Last nights snow was awesome!  I love snow!

These photos were taken by my lovely husband, Ben Hodge.

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MPB Radio Podcasts

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This past weekend, my husband and I drove to Houma, LA because his band, The Devil, You and Me had a gig at The Boxer and the Barrel.  It is always nice to see my friends who now reside in LA and of course to see my husband play the washtub bass but the drive takes forever.  About 5 and 1/2 hours to be exact. During this trip I made the most pleasant discovery, which made the drive quite delightful.  MPB (Mississippi Public Broadcasting) Radio archives past program airings into podcasts available for free on their website.  I have never...

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Prairie Arts Festival 2010

September 7, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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This past Saturday was The Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi and it was a blast.  I really enjoyed my first arts festival experience.  Overall I would say our booth was a success but we didn't sell all of our items.  For whatever reason, people seemed to be buying more yard art and polka dotted painted trash cans.  Also our booth was really close to the gospel stage which made it hard to talk to customers or to avoid the day long headache associated with standing near speakers.  But those were my only complaints.  I loved being a vendor,...

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Prairie Arts Festival is tomorrow!

September 3, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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It's all happening.  Or at least the Prairie Arts Festival is happening tomorrow, September 4th.  For the past couple of weeks, I have had entirely too much spray glue in my life.  That being said I am happy with the notebooks and journals I have made recently.  My new notebooks and journals are way better than the first ones I made, so that is exciting. Here is a tiny preview of what you can expect from my corner of our booth.

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Prairie Arts Festival Here We Come!

August 11, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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I found out today that my vendor application for the 2010 Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi was approved!!! Two of my friends (Nikki Ballard and Cory Waldrop) and I are going to have a booth at this year's Prairie Arts Festival on September 4th.  I am so excited.  Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be selling homemade items, much less at the PAF.  The PAF is kind of a big deal.  I have gone to the PAF about ten times over...

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