5 Photo Fridays

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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1.  On our recent trip to Atlanta, we drove through Tuscaloosa and saw these beautiful fields of sunflowers.  I made Ben pull over immediately.

2.  My friends...

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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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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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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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Me + You, Stitching by Nikki Ballard

March 5, 2010 by · 5 Comments
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My best friend Nikki Ballard is showing/selling her stitching line Me + You, at tonight's  First Friday at the Creative Warehouse in downtown Starkville.  Here are a few sneak peeks: I will post more photos after the show.  If you are interested in custom stitching, email Nikki at nikki.ballard@gmail.com.  She would love to stitch something special for you. If you live in the Starkville area, First Friday starts at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.   Come out and support the arts in Starkville at Creative...

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving

October 30, 2009 by · 3 Comments
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Since my friend John bought me a white pumpkin from a pumpkin patch in Caledonia, Mississippi for Halloween, I decided that this year I would actually carve a pumpkin.  Every year we talk about carving one but thus far it has not happened. This is how I did it, well this is how John, Nikki and I did it: I placed the pumpkin on an old towel and found a pencil and a permanent marker to draw his face.  I was told this is not the first step and that I should cut the stem first but...

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