Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thrifted Photography Props: Hanky Panky Poo

This is my nephew, Mr. Hank! (I call him Hanky Panky Poo but only behind his back cause its not manly) My Sister came in town last week and I asked her if we could take some pics of this handsome little guy! I just couldn't resist!  We threw a few things together for this cute photo session. We went and picked up some fabric at Joanne's, with a coupon of course! I wanted a textured floor for him to sit on so we headed to the Restore and picked up....... It's actually a fence! 

Once again, I forgot the before picture!!!!!!!! GRRRR!! I hate that! It was just a plain unstained wood and I quickly slapped some white paint on it. 

All the props used in Hanks pictures were either from garage sales or hand-me-downs.
My Aunt bought this wooden crate at a garage sale and then sold it to my Mom for $15. I bought him that little tie :) Of course I bought it at Savers for $1.50.

My Mom bought this old telephone at a garage sale for $3 dollars. Hank's shoes were also bought at a garage sale for .50 cents.

The old truck is actually my Grandfathers when he was a little boy. I will be keeping my eyes open for a truck like this at garage sales! I love it!

My Mom picked up this old rocking chair at a garage sale for $10

This is one of my favorite pictures. Mr. Hank is actually named after my Grandfather and these are his boots and his hat! Such a sentimental picture!!!! 

Such a handsome little guy!

Photography props can get really expensive!!! In my opinion, the best place to find props is garage sales!!!

I also snapped a few family pictures while I was at it and I couldn't resist the urge to share!!!

Loving the squishy kiss face

Look at those eyes!

Oh ya! Thats right! Ain't no question! My Dad is #1!!

Sweet Momma Loves

 This little guy actually farted while he was hanging upside down and I caught the parents laughing. Made for a dang cute picture! Cutest family ever!!!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fashion On a Dime # 5

Whenever I go out with the hubster or friends I take a camera and have them shoot a few quick pictures of my outfit. This makes preparing for my fashion posts much easier and more fun.

I had the lucky opportunity to have a staycation with some long lost friends last week. We left the kids at home with the husbands and went out shopping, garage saleing and filled our bellies with the best food in town. We also had some fun with my camera. 
Meet my cousin, Heidi (middle) and Jenny. These girls are some of my best friends. We all played soccer together at Dixie State. Today we are all moms of multiple crazy children but that never stops us from having some fun and acting like our old mischevious selves.
These girls mean so much to me. College was a blast because of them. As most people do when they see loved ones they haven't seen in a long time, we played the "Remember When" game all weekend. Let me tell you a little story about each of these girls.

I know it doesn't look like it BUT Jenny and I are pretty forgetful and can be pretty "Blonde" at times. One time I was late for class and was in such a hurry to get to class that after parking my car I actually forgot to take my key out of the ignition...oops... So I went to class and without realizing it left my car running. (Thats not the blonde part) So then while I am in class, Jenny comes strolling along and sees that my car is running. She has this really funny idea and decides to move my car to the other side of the parking lot. HA! Such a great prank and well deserved on my part however, she did one really, even more blonde thing than I did. She parked my car and left it running!!!!!! Of course I come out of class and can't find my car anywhere and start to freakout that it has been stolen. (It's a miracle it wasn't!) After walking in circles for about ten minutes around the area of the parking lot where I KNEW I parked my car, I stopped, looked down at my feet and thought to myself, I am absolutely crazy. Not knowing what else to do I opened my phone to call the cops to report my stolen car. At the same moment my thumb reached for the nine, Jenny's number popped up on my phone. She giggled as she told me how she found my car running and decided to move it. We laughed together as she directed me to my new parking space but all laughs ceased when I realized my car was still running

Me: "Why is my car still running?" 
Jenny: "Remember I told you I found it like that, you must have left it that way when you went to class" 
Me: "And you didn't think it would be a good idea to turn it off?...wait...You MOVED it and LEFT it RUNNING?!?!?" - We laugh about it all the time now and this has turned out to be one of my favorite stories about this girl.

Now Mrs. Heidi has been there for me through thick and thin since my college years. We actually did not know we were cousins till I brought her home to my parents house one weekend. After talking to my dad for a little while we discovered a little family connection. Turns out our grandmothers are sisters!!!! Her grandmother actually stood in for my grandmother at my wedding since she passed away when I was a little girl. Heidi was my right hand man. She was there through wild college nights, soccer suspensions due to unapproved parties, endless last minute study sessions and all the crazy boyfriends we had. She was also a permanent fixture to the back of my motorcycle which was rode around town in soccer shorts, tank tops and flip flops all year long.

I have some great memories of both of these girls. And OF COURSE, we had to take some goofy pictures for old times sake!




Thank you for the fun weekend ladies!!!! Now on to the purpose of this post...

Here are my financial stats for this outfit:
Plaid button down- $3.99 at Savers with a 60% discount, which come to $1.60
Dark grey LOVE tank top- $2.99 at Savers with a 20% discount, which comes to $2.40
Grey light wash jeans- $10 clearance at Rue 21
Brown boots- $25 on a buy on get one free sale at Forever Shoes
Total outfit cost: $39 (dang boots again!)
DPFW: $3.90

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