I am such a cheap-o. I LOVE all of the pretty pots that are everywhere, but I refuse to pay $20 for a POT! So, I decided to make my own.
One can of spray paint (color of your choice!)
Terra-Cotta pots (I purchase my medium sized ones at Walmart for $1.98 a piece)
Chalkboard Paint (not pictured)
Lay out your pots, leaving a good amount of space in between. It’s a good idea to spray paint outside because it can be messy and smelly!
Give it as many coats of paint as you would like…allowing the pots to dry in between coats. I did 2 coats…I liked the worn look of not covering the pots completely. The terra cotta soaks up paint and creates a neat, rustic finish.
Make your own stencil. Fold in half to make sure that you have an even stencil. I did a Moroccan stencil, but you can do any shape…circle, square, polka dots….
Hold your stencil (or if you’re not lazy like I am, tape it on!) and trace around it.
Next, paint inside of your stencil with your chalkboard paint. It took 2 coats for me to cover the pot good.
Let the chalk paint dry overnight before you use chalk on it, plant your herbs or flowers…
A couple years ago, I planted a big pot of 3 different herbs. I used them to make a bean salad when my mom came to visit. Later, I realized that one of my “herbs” was really a weed that had started to grow in my pot! If I would’ve used a pot like this, I wouldn’t have added a weed to my bean salad!
Although it makes for a pretty good story because we ate the salad before we figured out what I had done
Cowl neck dress / Frilly dress / See through dress / High neck dress / AX Paris floral print dress, $47 / Prabal Gurung / Sheer dress / Izabel London short dress, $37 / H&M knee length dress, $12 / Pull&Bear strappy dress, $40
I love a good dress, especially during the warmer months.
Living in the deep south, dresses make up about 90% of my summer wardrobe.
From about May-August, my legs don’t see a pair of jeans or pants! It’s just wayyyy too hot for all that.
I also love a fabulous dress at a fabulous price, so I compiled a collage a super cute dresses, all under $50!
And a few of them are under $20, seriously.
I think my favorite will have to be the wide striped t-shirt dress from H&M for $12!!!
Take a look and let me know what you think!
Pin it to save to your fashion board for safe keeping
Hello my friends!
It’s been a month since I have last posted. That is definitely a record for me.
We are on an extended trip to visit family so I have been away from internet access for a while. I have missed blogging and crafting so so much!
I promise I will get back to a steady posting routine when we get back home, but for a couple more weeks, it will be a little sporadic so thanks for those who are still sticking with me
I wanted to write today about something important.
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you an idea for a gift that will bless your Mama and many others who are in need of your help.
I went to school with a guy named Tim and his now wife Sarah. They are a super sweet couple with a passion for Christ. They have created Paper Hope to raise awareness for women and children in Nicaragua who have been forced into the sex slave trade. If you are anything like me, I get a little skeptical when people start telling stories that seem unbelievable and ask for money, but Tim and his wife are trustworthy people and their passion for this cause and for spreading the love of Jesus is contagious and REAL. These are REAL women and children who will forever carry these horrible memories and scars of the tragic events they have had to face, but with your help, they will be able to have a true hope for their future!
After learning more about these women and children, I just can not keep quiet! So this year, do Mother’s Day a little differently and buy a beautiful card for your Mom from Paper Hope, and give hope to those who need it. Your Mama will be proud
Here is a little bit of the story behind the card, written by Tim himself:
“In 2010 when my wife Sarah and I visited an organization in Nicaragua that rescues and houses girls who are forced into prostitution, we heard some heart wrenching stories. Stories like a girl who was about nine years old, that would not cooperate when men tried to rape her so she was chained outside like an animal, or another girl who at the age of six was being pimped out by her mother so her family could have money to eat. There were many girls there and each story was worse than the next.
Soon after getting back from this trip we were watching the Oscars. The movie that won best documentary was called The Cove. I love a good documentary so later that week we rented it. Turns out it was about people in Japan who were killing dolphins. The documentarians who made the film were passionate about saving these dolphins. So passionate, that they were willing to give of their time and money and even risk their safety to stand up and make a difference.
After we saw the movie I kept seeing it everywhere. People were really upset about how these dolphins were being treated.
I remember thinking, almost yelling in my head, “there are little girls who are being abused, and forced to do horrific things, and you are worried about a dolphin!?!”
After seeing the suffering we saw in Nicaragua, then seeing how people responded to this movie, I realized that I could draw one of two conclusions. 1: people care more about an animal than they do about their fellow humans, or 2: people are unaware about what is going on in the world or just don’t know how to help.
I would like to believe the latter and out of that belief Sarah and I started Paper Hope. We don’t want to just create awareness of the injustices that are going on but also give a practical way to get involved.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls living in sexual slavery with something as simple as a card.
Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” ”
If you are local to Lynchburg, Virginia, Paper Hope will be at the Farmer’s Market downtown in the morning (May 4), and they also have cards available at the Bloop on Wards Road as well as The Drowsy Poet in Candler’s Station.
Order by Monday May 6 to guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day.
Thank you friends. I appreciate your help so much! If you have questions, contact me
(Just to be 100% clear, I do not make any money from this!!! These procedes go to the women and children in Nicaragua!!! You can be assured that your money will go to people who are in desperate need of our help!!!)