Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Under Construction!!!!!! Can't wait for the new look and to share some new stuff! xo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Out with the Old- In with the New

Ok.... Spray Paint is everywhere lately, especially in my dreams..... I think about it all the time. I have been trying to do a few projects around the house (trying is the key word) to spice things up a little. I bought some new pots, and didn't want to break the bank so..... I opted for the plastic terra cotta pots at Home Depot, not sure yet what I wanted to do with them. After some thought here is what I came up with. I'm in LOVE..(don't tell my HUBBY he thinks he's the only one in my life. haha) Here's How...

start with a pot old or new it can be anything seriously!! I bought these this year since I recieved my only pots 5 years ago and they are quite small. I paid $25 each I dont think that is bad for the size. Let me know if you find any cheaper.

Step 1. Clean Clean Clean!!

(as you can see mine were pretty dirty!) I washed mine in my sink SICK!
Step 2. Prime!!

(note: If you are spraying plastic which I was you need to use plastic primer. I use
RUST-OLEUM Plastic Primer. By doing this it allows you to paint over it with whatever color you want! Make sure you do 2-3 thin layers it will go on a lot more even and you wont get any drips!
Step 3: And I dont have a pic of this paint your pot white. I used Rust-oleum white gloss.

Step 4: No pic again(I SUCK!) You can do this many ways I am lazy so I used round lables in different sizes. You could go many routes stencils, by hand.... You guys are creative!!

Step 5: Hire some HELP!! Paint your color !!!

I used (Rust-Oleum Gloss Sun Yellow) Yellow makes me HAPPY!!

"He thinks he can do it better and faster!! haha I let him."
Step 6: Peel of the labels.

Ok I am not going to pretend like this was lickity split! (WHAT)!! First pot BAM! Second pot what the h---!! While peeling off the labels it took some of my white paint with it. Have no fear I just sprayed some paint on a box and touched it up with a brush "NO BIGGY!" PS if you know why that may have happened please tell. Not enough primer??? who knows??
Step 7: No pick again SHEESH!! Top Coat this needs to be an outdoor urethane coat I use this it can be found at your local hardware store. Again, use more coats less spray so you dont get any drips!! Dont forget it or it wont be water proof!! TADA!! They make me HAPPY!!
What is in the process of making you HAPPY today?? Please do tell!!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Hello..... first I need to apologize "I'm SO sorry this has taken me so long. I hope you are having a HAPPY Memorial Day!! I will keep this short and sweet!! The winner of this HAPPY BAG is PATTY D FROM NC !! Congrats!! I will be back tomorrow to show you what I have been up to in all this freakin rain! YUCK! I realize rain is a good thing, but I am so tired of being inside. Jealous of you that are basking in the SUN!! Thanks so much for becoming followers I hope to get to know all of you.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Well what better way to start my week off than with a Great Giveaway?? I am joining many bloggers in MAY GIVEAWAY DAY!!! Its super simple... to enter just do two things 1.follow my blog, and 2.leave a comment telling what fun things you're doing this summer to get entered!! Leave your email so I can get ahold of you. Winner will be picked by random and recieve one of these DARLING purses from a sweet talented girl over at Sack Cloth Whimsy!!!

Giveaway will close on May 25th, and will ship May 30th. (will ship internationally!)

Stop by Sew, Mama, Sew and get in on all the giveaways on Monday!! Good Luck I hope you win something!! I will be back later this week to show you how my pots turned out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Let's get this PARTY started!!

I thought for my first real post why not do something super springy?? These pots are from last year. I took some plastic terra cotta pots I recieved as a wedding gift five years ago, and made them a little more my style. So I jump on the SPRAY PAINT wagon.
This is a very simple project that can be done in an hour or less depending on the temperature. Today is super rainy which I am kindof loving, but has kept me from painting my new pots so that will have to wait. I can't wait to show you them!!
Because its raining and I'll use anything as a reason to make soup I am making a frozen Brocolli cheese soup from (soup supreme) DELISH!!!and focaccia bread I will give you the details later. Have a great night!!!
Hi there! I'm Amber you've landed yourself at my BLOG. I don't know about you.... but I have great intentions of doing many things but between the laundry; raising two young kids; a basset hound pup (what were we thinking??); and everything else that goes along with motherhood/life. I have little time or atleast I make little time to do things I love. But... thats the old me!! The reason for this BLOG is to motivate me to get up, create, cook, organize, answer my phone:), or whatever makes myself HAPPY!! I have started far to many project with no end result, and have had starving loved ones left with mac and cheese for dinner.(which is not a problem, but I know I can do better!) I know I am not alone so hopefully we can motivate eachother to make our lives HAPPIER than ever.

I can't wait to share ideas that make me HAPPY! I would love to hear what makes you HAPPY. On that note I am not a writer or photographer. I do my best so bear with me!! Lets get this party stated!! PS. remember.... "when mamas HAPPY, everybodys HAPPY!!"(usually:))
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