5 Photos Friday

May 27, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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1.  Summertime=Hammock time

2.  June likes our new bedspread. (thrift store find!)

3.  Last weekend, Nikki gave us two records.  This one...

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Vintage BBQ Tablecloth Purchase

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Last weekend, my friend Nikki mentioned to me that she was planning a vintage BBQ.  I got really excited and volunteered to help with favors and decor.   When she left my house that night, I poured myself a glass of red wine and started cruising Ebay looking for vintage BBQ inspiration.  It wasn't until I saw the package on my doorstep today, that I remembered my late night purchase of a vintage BBQ tablecloth.   At least the tablecloth is pretty funny. Here are a couple of pics I snapped of it on my lunch break:

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Before & After: Ugly Chair Cushions Recovered

May 25, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Until we get a new kitchen table and chairs, we have to make do with our current ones which were given to us by our former roommates.  I am glad these ugly chair cushions can be re-covered quickly and easily.  Notice the gross paint drops from who knows what.

All you need is a screwdriver, a staple gun, fabric and something to help you remove the staples, like a flat head screwdriver. This is the fabric I chose.  I bought it at a thrift store and at first...

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5 Photos Friday

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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1.  I like vintage stamps a whole bunch.  I have a small collection that is leftover from my wedding invitations. 2.  June loves going outside during my lunch break.  She is such a pretty dog. 3.  This is the tray out...

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We have tiny little potatoes!

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Earlier this week, Ben and I decided to see how our potatoes are doing since a couple of them are blooming now.  We sifted through the soil very gently and found tiny little potatoes.  Ben wouldn't let me pick them because they were so small.  This is our first year to grow potatoes and I think it is so exciting.   Hopefully they will be big enough to pick...

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10 Items I Fancy

May 19, 2011 by · 7 Comments
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1.  Bicycle Pint Glasses by Vital on Etsy

 

2.  Candy Multi Pop Fabric Necklace by Thief and Bandit on Etsy 3.  Knotted Melati Hanging Chair from Anthropologie 4.  Plum Posy & Cherry...

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My Little Jewelry Box

May 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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I  found an my little vintage jewelry box at a thrift store.  It plays "we've only just begun" by the Carpenters.  I love the Carpenters.    I think jewelry boxes that play music are so neat.  Ben said that he thinks the instrument on the top of my jewelry box is a lute, he is probably right.

My jewelry box is filled with a combination of my grandmother's costume jewelry, thrift store finds and some newer earrings etc.  I am pretty into it.

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Baby Shower DIY Onesie Station

May 17, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past weekend, my friend Nikki co-hosted a baby shower that I attended.  One of the activities, was a DIY Onesie station.  The station had fabric markers, embroidery thread, needles, iron-ons and fun buttons.  I love this idea so much and it was really fun.  Here is the onesie I made for my friend Christy's baby.   Here are some of the other onesies the shower guests made for Christy.  I love the punk rock...

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5 Photos Friday

May 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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In an attempt to share more about myself here at FDZ and to hopefully improve my photography skills, I have decided to share 5 random photos on Fridays.  All of these photos were taken with the iphone app Instagram.         1.  Everyday...

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Our Backyard Garden

May 11, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past weekend, Ben and I finished planting our garden.  We started the day at Lowe's buying vegetable plants to replace some of our seedlings that didn't make it. Recently we have had a lot of  rainfall and flooding, so we tried to wait to plant the seedlings we started indoors a couple of months ago and it wasn't the best idea.  Once we returned home, we brought the record player outside and finished planting our garden. This is our garden plan for this year:

I made these markers so that we...

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