Saturday, July 16, 2011

....oh Dily Montgomery, such a talented lady.

Freckled Horse & Rolling Rock

Saturday, July 9, 2011


My dad's birthday is Monday, and I have been contemplating what to make him. Recently, I came across a few of our Indian Princess items. If you are not familiar, Indian Princesses is essentially a themed girl scouts troop, with your dad, minus the cookies. My younger sister and I were in Indian Princesses for a solid 4 or 5 years, around elementary school.
A few of the highlights were:
constructing a potato gun from a PVC pipe
(like I said, themed girl scouts... so this would be the nature bit?)
box car derby racing... my car ALWAYS won, my dad is sort of an engineering genius.
yellow snow- the name of one of the indian dads.
camp fires and s'mores at the annual tribal campout.

SO, in honor of Indian Princesses, and my incredible dad I created
Freckled Horse & Rolling Rock (our indian names)

Native American Indian
Native American Indian

St. Petersburg, FL

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


1. Junkosaurus- the coolest yard art ever.
2. attempt at posing for the camera.
3. Alaskan Tacos- all you can eat deep fried tofu tacos Ybor, Florida.
4. my very first pro baseball game. GO RAVES!!
5. smiles all around.
6. funky vintage shop. and attractive sign.

7. more of Ybore with a little Cuban flare.
8. i could have paid $5 to stand in poop and feed ravenous birds. no thanks.
9. absolutely no words.
10. rainbow on happy America day!

I had a week off from work and visited St. Petersburg FL with my friend Emmy.
It was a long 10hr. drive, but we survived with a little game called categories,
and the 90's station on satellite radio.
A few of my favorite moments (not shown above) include:
biking was as easy as pie, every road shared a bike lane, without a hill in sight.
this is not your typical beach destination.
fireworks from the pier!
i would have snapped a photo , but i do not trust myself with
expensive equipment that close to water.

and of course my creepy sperm & egg painting.
do not be alarmed.. it looks better than it sounds, i will share SOON!

things to avoid on 4th of July

Monday, July 4, 2011

Vintage Postcard - 4th of July
Alright I get it, Independence Day, commonly known as the 4th of July, is a nationally recognized holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring our final split from Great Britain. But lets be honest, the purpose of most holidays nowadays usually has nothing to do with the actual historical reference, oh no. It is merely an excuse to celebrate, and of course miss a day of work. Quite alright with me, I am not complaining, in fact I most certainly will join in the parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, baseball games, and crowded beaches for one day. At least I went as far as to look up the date of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, thank you Wikipedia. This post is dedicated to the misfortunate decisions most people make on too many over celebrated holidays,
I promise I'm not grumpy...
I have just seen one to many July 4th themed posts this morning.
So, Without further adue.

1. Please avoid sock and sandals.
I understand your toes may be cold, and you just purchased a striking pair of red and blue jelly sandals, but it is simply not worth the embarrassment.
Lovely girl in a bathing costume
2. Oversized sun hats should never be a replacement for SPF 30.
Keep the up-dos simple an light, it is scorching out there, the last thing you want is
a sore neck from a 15lb. hat.
On an outing
3. There should never be this amount food dye in one slice of cake.
blue cake
4. If the firework is larger that your arm, do not treat it like a sparkler.
5. Parents, this is NOT a belated Halloween.
You should never embarrass your kids this much. Seriously?? Buy a doll or something, and leave the 20 lb. of ruffle and bows in your sewing room.
oh my god
child photo
Happy 4th of JULY!

summa time

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A few to do items on my summer list.

1.paint some rocks.
2.squeeze and fridge jello in orange halfes, then eat! um hello, super funky idea!
3. have some old glass marinara sauce jars lying around? find some spray paint and make
your own stensil! i am totally doing this very soon.
4.drink a lot of wine? this is WAY better than any cheezy cork board.
5.stack a few tin cans... now i just have to find a drill.
6. well i forgot the actual #6, but that braid is so sexy! now i need an extra set of hands
and possibly some eyes in the back of my head to pull that off.
7. grey is the new pink!
8.OH felt buttons, i will share some of my own collection very soon.

All images were taken from Pinterest... a virtual pin board, a place where you can create collections
of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
prepare to be amazed. click below.

Picnic Time

Friday, July 1, 2011

It is finally time to rummage through your grandmothers closet for the perfect knit quilt.
Yes my friends, it is picnic season.

Here in Alabama we have a good three weeks of perfect.sunny.70 degree weather to enjoy a little croquet, or mimosas with strawberries, and of course your favorite picnic basket or two before the weather turns sour.

...and by sour I mean unbearably hot.

These past couple of weekends I was able to relax
at a few of my favorite parks in Birmingham with a few of my favorite friends.

Weekend 1

A shop in Birmingham that rents every imaginable type of picnic supplies.
On top of that, hosts 2nd Sunday Picnic @ Rushton Park on Highland every month.
The owner brings out croquet sets, bat-gamin, picnic tables, and plenty of yummy treats.
Vintage revamped bikes are also sold at the shop. Check it out.
You will not be disappointed.

Weekend 2

Railroad Park.
This particular visit we met up with a handful of friends,
and began plotting for our community field day.
Accompanied of course by mimosas and fresh fruit.
I am talking about balloons. picking teams. potato sack races. parachutes.
the works!

Where do you like to picnic?
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