For my birthday 2 years ago my husband took me shopping for a digital SLR camera. I had been BEGGING for the longest time, but those suckers are pretty pricey! So anyway, I got the Nikon D3100 and I freakin love it! Now I'm begging him for new lenses ;-)
I love taking pictures, I always have, and if you could see all the picture folders on my computer you would see that I'm never IN a photo because I'm always TAKING them... that part is kind of a bummer... oh well
The place where I live is extraordinarily rural, like we have a HUGE county and only 16k-ish people living here. Most of our county is just farmland, and we don't even have a Walmart.... that's right people, I've got to drive 30 miles (COUNT'EM!) to get to my "local" Walmart!
When my daughter turned 1 I talked to a girlfriend of mine, who is a photographer part-time, and asked if she would do a photo shoot of Grace for me for her birthday, she happily obliged and did it for me for FREE! I was so stoked!! So, we planned what she should wear and we decided that with her strawberry blond/red hair we should do reds and turquoise (a favorite color scheme of mine) I found most parts of the out fit and decided I wanted her to have an over-the-top tutu to wear for it!
I wanted the tutu to have some depth so I went to the fabric store and bought a yard each of three different colors (light blue, a richer turquoise and a pretty green) of tulle that together would give a nice turquoise color with a lot of depth.
Ok, So, here we go. I've got my furniture unwrapped and in the house, I had to investigate all the pieces and get them cleaned up. There was some grime and gunk, but hardly any scratches, or real damage. I got so lucky with this furniture!
My dad and my step mom were cleaning out her father's house (his name was Moz) and trying to empty all that they could so they could sell it and sent me a few pictures of this old Broyhill bedroom set. The color and design were HIDEOUS but the quality and the lines were quite nice and looked like they would go well with the ideas I had in mind!
Here are some before pics that my step mom (Linda) texted me: