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When my friends saw that The Homestead Atlanta needed a photographer for their Indigo Dying Workshop they recommended me for the job. Though I was pooped from filling up all my weekends with photography gigs I took it on because, well, who could resist an indigo dying class at Serenbe?! Thanks for looking friends!

The workshop took place at a spot I had never been before called the Art Farm at Serenbe which is a shipping container that’s been turned into a mini studio that has a porch that’s also connected to a house.  The whole set up is really cool!  I attended as both the photographer and participant so I got to leave with my own set of napkins and place-mats.  If you recall, I recently shared a blog post of my first time dying indigo napkins and since I had enjoyed that so much, I thought it’d be a lot of fun to give it a go once again.

The class was lead by textile and natural dye extraordinaire, Gretchen of Thrive. Here’s a glimpse into the class.



The pole wrapping technique. Simply wet the material, tightly wrap around pvc piping, wrap string around making X’s then scrunch down making sure the fabric is tight. Dip into dye then take off and rinse. Gives the below zebra stripes-like effect!




My favorite look out of all the designs made that day were the above ‘moon’ napkins. The gal who made these said she folded each napkin then used the circular plastic discs to block off the dye. I was obsessed with the result and now must try, guess third times the charm!

More information on The Homestead’s class schedule, click here.

This weekend I’ll be at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  I’l be shooting music, fashion and all the fest shenanigans since I was approved as media! Until next weekend, follow along on my Instagram feed!


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For the month of January, Dustin was searching for jobs and the days he wasn’t interviewing he was at the new house working away on unpacking and home projects.  He accomplished so much! I can’t say I’m surprised because he’s very driven and extremely handy but I am still impressed!  In this post are some of the things he created not including one project still isn’t done and our headboard that he refinished doesn’t photograph well because it’s nearly black.

Above and below are the light fixtures he made in less than 10 minutes.  They are in our master bedroom above each of our nightstands.  I saw the idea on Instagram and he made it come to life the very next day! He got all the materials from Lowes-his second home-and they were very inexpensive.  We’ve talked about staining the wood to match the headboard but since he started a new job Wednesday, the honey do-list has been put on hold till the weekends.
This is our new coffee table he made from Ikea butcher block he had from the desk he used at his old apartment.  To make it more suitable as a table he coated it with a butcher block sealer.  We found these hairpin legs on Etsy for about $12 a piece which we thought was a really good deal and he sealed them with Rustoleum metal sealer. We both love the outcome! Minimal with Mid-Century vibes, exactly what we wanted.
I purchased this little guy at Root City Market from Saga Mountain Workshop. He gave it to me for $5 because it wasn’t finished with a hanger or hooks or anything just told me “do with it as you wish.” So Dustin made it into a key and sunglasses holder for the entrance. Easy little project that comes in handy every day.
16456088441_3b8b67c80d_k15837759903_de3109c188_kLastly my favorite of his DIY’s – my looms! I had wanted to try my hand at weaving and since I had an in-house handy man I figured I’d get exactly what I wanted in a loom if we just made it ourselves.  The original was the larger loom. I thought I’d want a big one for larger weavings but then realized I preferred to weave in bed or on the couch hanging with him and the cats and the large was too much to manage on the reg so he made the smaller one. I’ve created several weavings that I’ll be sure to share soon!

Thanks to my handsome fiance for making so many projects come to life and getting so much of the house done single-handedly! You rock!


(triangle stained-glass via Decatur Arts Festival, vintage salt cellers) 

Saturday i started a digital photography class at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, canNOTwait to up the skills….just need to upgrade the camera equipment with a new lens, remote and few other items on my B and H wishlist..

hope the weekend treated you right, looking forward to reading everyone’s posts tonight!


[new found glory] Scout & Catalogue



all photos via: Scout and Catalogue

in the spirit of all these summer time art festivals i’ve hit up lately, meet my new blog/lady crush: Scout & Catalogue! the line includes vintage and hand-dyed fabrics with beautiful leather all stitched together to make mini and oversized pouches/totes. her popular item (which is sold on Need Supply Co.) is the hand-dyed scarf which seems light enough for Spring but also great for layering in colder temperatures. my favorite is any item with her custom studs! oh and her blog, awesome. literally scrolled through every page till i reached the beginning-very inspiring!

a little background info:
During a year living in Mexico Scout & Catalogue was born out of the desire to live a simpler, more balanced life.
While we no longer live in a little house with a view of the sea Scout & Catalogue continues to be influenced by the
sweet pleasures south of the border(s).

Scout & Catalogue is heavily influenced by the bohemian beach culture of Mexico. We strive to make pieces that
remind you of afternoons at secret beaches, sun kissed skin, and all day siestas.

read more about Breanna and her label
hope you all have a fabulous weekend!