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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring cleaning, painting, and photographing in the sun!

Happy Saturday morning to you all!
I am doing some serious Spring cleaning today!
How about you?
The sun is shining and oh that makes me happy.

The other day I shared with you some photographs I had taken on a dreary day.
I told you, I have to practice and learn to be a better photographer on a dreary day.
I wanted to show you the simple difference.

My pics from the other day I did not edit, and same goes for the Sunny day pics.
{I think one pic I did soften, but no enhancements or anything like that}

WOW my windows are dirty...that job is for another day!

I prove my theory correct.  It is much better to take indoor pics on a Sunny day.
Just refer to me as Einstein from here on in thank you very much!

In other news today, I am cleaning out the laundry room and getting ready for a fresh coat of paint next week.
These vines have GOTS to go!

I did manage yesterday to squeeze in a spray paint job...Ohhh do I have a new favorite color too!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
We are going to a Presidential party this evening.
It is going to be so much fun!

See you tomorrow for the newbie party.

And if you missed my announcement on the 
Spring'tacular party, you may read all about that 


One last thing and I will let you go...
the winner for the Annie Sloan paint chip swatch is
Giveaway..go check it out.
Linda from Coastal charm.

Congrats Linda..if you can just send me your email address and I will forward it to Shades of Amber.


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Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

I love sunny days... I can't wait until spring! I also can't wait to see what you painted.

February 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Maureen Wyatt said...

Sunny days are few and far between, in these parts, for a few more months. Can you send some rays my way? ~ Maureen

February 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your pictures look amazing. Love them. Can't wait to see the laundry room and your new spray paint project. Hugs, Marty

February 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Spring cleaning ? What time will you be here ?!? :-D I need to do some of that around here. Congratulations to Linda.
Enjoy your evening.

February 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Some times I can get better shots on a cloudy day so I don't have so much window glare. Your pics look great. Oh, have fun painting next week and have fun at the party. I just had Leila overnight and she just left. We have a funeral to attend tomorrow for a dear old friend.

February 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Sunshine would be nice, rainy here today. Presidential party, what is that? Take pics. Lori

February 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Pictures are great Debb... I must take some classes from you :).... I am also waiting for SUN to come out for my pots and plants cleaning... but next three days more and more rain and more brrrrr ...
And thank you very much for your sweet words for my new picture...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

February 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Your pics are do a good job on anything you tackle, girlfriend.

We are having my favorite kind of day today...cloudy, dark, damp and I am lovin' every minute of it.:))

February 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh, beautiful pictures! I wish you could send us a little of that sun. Of course, it was sunny all day yesterday while I was at work, but today everything is gray.

February 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

I'm looking forward to when we're back to spray painting weather up here in NY. The pictures look great! A sunny day really does make such a difference. Thanks for sharing.

February 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

It's sunny here today, too. The perfect day to take pictures but I think I have exhausted all of my picture taking indoors. I just wish something were blooming outside.

I love those green spidery flowers. They last a long time, too!

Good luck with your laundry room project and have fun at the party!


February 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'd take your laundry room just as it is...mine is in the basement and just dreadful. Are you painting the cabinets? Have fun at your partay!

February 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Sweet Melanie said...

Ok Debbie...that paint color is enticing to me...what have you been painting?

February 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm waiting on the spray paint project,has to be just fab... to cold here to spray paint anything outside! Love your pictures and the sun does help alot for picture taking.

February 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

ok what is it today with spring cleaning everywhere....we are knee deep in cold/wind/rain up here in the NW....doesn't feel a bit like spring! love seeing your sunshine and flowers brightens my day!

February 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Deb, we are having a beautiful day today but I had to go to the grocery since we just got home. I am finished unpacking so that is done and the wash is in the dryer. My back is pretty good today. Hopefully better each day. XO, Pinky

February 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

debbie, what a difference the sun makes, not just in photos-kind of puts a spring in our step!
have fun at the party tonight

February 18, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I am sitting on my tushy, watching (ie directing)my hubby organize our basement storage area. Oh the joys of being pregnant and not able to bend. I'd rather be doing the work-it drives me crazy to watch someone else do it, but at least it's getting done =)

February 18, 2012 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love it when the sun shines...I'm soooo ready for Spring! That's one beautiful green mum, and your pictures are so good Debbie! Have fun painting, can't wait to see! :)

February 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger andrea@townandprairie said...

Yes, I've had the yen to heavy-duty clean this weekend, too. My trip came Friday night. andrea@townandprairie

February 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Deserae said...

Gorgeous pics! I always take the best photos on bright sunny days in my house :o) Can't wait to see what you painted!!!

February 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your shots look awesome Debbie! Have fun at the party tonight!

February 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Lucky you, you have the sun! We have had some dreary weather here lately. I'm hoping for some sun too. It's so much better for picture taking! And your windows look cleaner too :)
Congrats to Linda!

February 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Allyson McGuire said...

The sun is finally out here too! Your pictures look great!


February 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

The green flower is gorgeous Debbie.

February 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had rain today and it's still going! We really need it though! I do love the sun and so love your bright photos! Don't work too hard cleaning! Congrats to Linda! I have one of these and love it!

February 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Congratulations to Linda! Your photos are amazing! We had sun while we were in Savannah-I gave Ginger a hug for! We had fun getting to know everyone, wish you were there! My laundry room needs help too, where you are done :)

February 18, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Any day I visit your blog is a sunshine-y day Debbie:) For the time I've been blogging there are certain blogs that just feel like "home" to me and yours is for sure in the top 5:) Regardless of what you do your home is always so bright and so happy!!! It always looks so welcoming:)

February 18, 2012 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Sunny days inside are always awesome! It is funny because if you are shooting outside, you really want more of an overcast day, but inside... you need all the sun you can get! Your photos are lovely!!

I am in love with that blue color!!! Wooo hooo!!!

I need to know what this presidential party is!

Have fun!!!

February 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Sweet Tea said...

Rainy day here; a nesting day rather
than a cleaning day. Cozy...
I think your photos are beautiful!

President's Party? I wanna know?

February 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I am so jealous of your sunny has been raining all day here...hope it's better tomorrow. Happy to see that I won the giveaway:)


February 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love that aqua paint too. Can't wait to see your laundry room all freshly painted. Have fun at the party!
XO Kris

February 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your can of spray paint is my favorite summer color!!! I sprayed everything with it last year, and have more to do this year!
LOVE your indoor pics, Debbie.
You are really good with your camera, girl!

February 19, 2012 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Pretty pictures....I think Spring is definitely in your neck of the woods...send it here! Sun looks gorgeous ! I can't wait to see what you paint!

February 19, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes has a lot to do with light.:-) Beautiful sunlit shots, Debbie.

I am trying to do a little spring cleaning. Although, I have an idea I will put most of it off until J's month long recuperation is finished. He worries about the little ol' lady and keeps wanting to help!! It's all I can do to keep him from lifting his left arm as it is.:-)

February 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger My Little Home and Garden said...

I liked seeing your sunny photos, Debbie. There's been a fair bit of bleakness here this winter, although the sun is shining on the snow today!

February 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm just gonna call you "Little Miss Sunshine!"

February 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Debbie, What a difference! We always knew sun gives life to us but it sure gives life to photos also.
Love ya girl. Hugs,

February 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Ahh...yes the sun does make a difference! Okay Einstein....let's see what your next creation brings us!

February 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

So....what did you paint! LOVE that color!!! I am cleaning today before we go to the barn.

Ricki Jill

February 20, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

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