So Twenty Thirteen is the year of adventure.
We have two more big adventures planned for this year. I’ll only mention one now, cause it comes before the next. I’ll anounce the other one a bit later.

It’s been a dream of mine for years and years. Long before LOTR was filmed there. But that didn’t help in my obcession.

I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. hehehe
Still planning the details, but we finally decided for September. Beginning of spring there and really F#$King hot here in Florida. So win win.

I’ll keep everyone updated on the details good and bad. We may never come back!

My Kitchen-Aid FAIL and WIN!

So, a few years ago, my mother gave me a Kitchen-aid mixer for christmas. SCORE!
It was just your basic white. And I’ve always wanted to vamp it up. But for the most part it stays in the pantry, since we really don’t have a lot of counter space. So there was never a big hurry for me to do it. But now that I’m a stay at home mom.
Sorry I just made myself laugh at that inside joke. I don’t have kids, just dogs.
My first thought. GLITTER! let’s make this thing SHINE. So after a bit of googling on how to. Didn’t really come up with anything, besides how to repaint it. We’ll come back to that.
The two options I came up with? epoxy rhinestone on. Which I wasn’t a posed to, but knew it would take forever. So I went with option two, modge podging glitter on it.

Take all the metal pieces off
Take the back motor plate off
Tape over areas you don’t want to change.
Mix MP and Glitter
Brush on non-taped areas. (foam brush will be best)
Let dry in-between layers. There was a lot of layers.

As you can tell that really didn’t work out. AT ALL. The MP was so thick it just peeled right off. You couldn’t even tell I had done anything at all. So I reconsidered what I needed to do. THought it over for a week or so. And made a trip to Wal-Mart to look through their paint department.
I grabbed a really pretty bottle of a shimmer teal/blue, a glitterish spray as top coat, and a bottle of chalkboard paint.
I decided to go with chalkboard paint. That way I can change it up when I want or even write the recipes on it.

Use the above steps, till you get to the mixing glitter and painting on part.
Once you did the general prep, lightly sand the mixer. You can’t really see that in pics so I didn’t even bother taking a pic. You’re not sanding the color off folks. Just lightly roughing up the clear coat. I used a 320 grit sand paper.
I then placed the mixer on an amazon box I had, you can use any brand you like :). Placed that outside. (I had a nice sunny clear day)
It’s going to take a couple of coats to get even. Just lightly spray, keeping can at least 6 inches from the mixer. Don’t forget the underside stuff. I waited like 5 minutes in between sprays, but eventually you’ll get it.
Let cure for at least 24 hours before drawing on it. I know, that’s the hardest part.

Our love affair with Swamp Rock.

So if you know Cam and I, you know we love us some JJ Grey and Mofro. I was introduced to their music a good 5/6 years ago and have never looked back. And when Cam and I met he was a quick converter.
We had the privilege of being extras in his newest music video two weeks ago, and my cousin was able to get us awesome tickets to his tour opening show this past weekend in Orlando.
We weren’t able to get a 100% answer on what video we were in, but there was some winks and nods and everyone there left thinking is was “99 shades of crazy” The cd and video wont be out till next week but wanted to give a few sneak peek pics from the shoot. Leaving somewhere bruised, banged up and sore never felt so good.

The concert was awesome as usual. Even got to see some of the folks from the video shoot. Great sits, great music and great company.

Update the twenty fifth of April, 2013…

Heres a link to the video we were in. Count how many times you can see Cameron. haha