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Corner News-September 24, 2016

Today has got to be one of the happiest days of my life!  And it isn’t even for me!

Today, on September 24, 2016 my bestest friend in the whole wide world is getting married!

Shelby and I have been friends since first grade.  So, for like 16 years we’ve been friends.  Even though we ended up going to different schools after 4th grade, we still ended up staying friends and finding ways to see each other.

I will never forget when we were younger and she wasn’t even sure that she wanted to get married.  And now, she’s getting married first!  It’s insane that this is going to be the biggest day ever for her!

Last year she asked me to be her Maid of Honor and I couldn’t have been more delighted!  I never expected her to ask me to be in her wedding party.

So, because I am busy all day today with my bestest friend’s biggert day!  Hopefully it all goes smoothly and it will be the best day ever!

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Congratulations to Kenth and Shelby Veloz!

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Super Cute No Carve Pumpkins

Hello everyone and welcome to another fabulous blog post.  I loved working on this post and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

So I was toodaling around the intranet (also known as the internet for those who don’t understand young adult lingo lol) and came across this wonderful blog post on Simple as That.  Okay, so my mom found it for me, but it is still adorable!  Rebecca made these cute no carve pumpkins, so I wanted to make my own!  Check out her blog post by clicking on the picture below!

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So here on Home on the Corner, I decided to try to make the fox and the owl.  Neither my mom or I are real big into raccoons, but he is still cute none the less.

Here are the supplies I used for these pumpkins.

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2 Fake Pumpkins-I bought both of mine from Michaels.  Also, the turquoise one came that way.

1 Hot Glue Gun

1 Sharpie

1 Pair of Scissors

Lots of Felt!

Also, I have a pencil in the picture, but didn’t end up using it.

So I started with the owl.  I started with measuring my pink felt to see how big of a wing I wanted.  I folded the felt in half and drew what I wanted my wing to look like and cut it out.

Next I took the beige color and drew what I wanted for a belly.  I drew a half circle since the bottom of that piece wouldn’t be seen.

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I then went for the nose.  I just cut a small triangle out of orange felt to make a nice small beak.

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The final part was the eyes.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to get them done that I didn’t take a picture…sorry.  But, I took white felt and used the bottom of a candle to make big bug eyes.  I then used my sharpie to draw little pupils in the eyes.

Then I moved onto the fox.  I used the white felt to draw the face.  I wanted her to have a bit of a mask, so I made a slit down the middle to symbolize the snout.  From there, I went to draw on two little eyes and a nose.

I then took the beige fabric to make another tummy.  I did the same half circle shape for her little tummy.

Finally, I took some orange felt and leftover white to make the ears.  I wanted them to be a bit big, so I over drew them and trimmed them where I needed.

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The final step for both of these pumpkins was to hot glue everything on!  This was by far the most exciting  because I wanted to see the finished product!

And here you go!  The final look of my owl and my fox!

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I think that they are absolutely adorable!  I love how they turned out and can’t wait to find where I want to use them as decoration.  I know I didn’t put a tail on the fox, but I ran out of orange and white felt and didn’t have any orange paper to make a tail.  I’m sorry…I failed at making a fox!

But in all seriousness.  They are super cute and super easy to make.  I love how they turned out and I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow!

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Finds and Fashions-Sept.21, 2016

I finally have some finds and fashions for you today!  I’ve been trying not to buy too much because of course, then I just have to pack it! But I did pick up a few new fall things for the house.

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I found all these pieces at the same thrift store and I love how they all went together! This white berry wreath would be good for just about any season. It’s nice and neutral for any decor.

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I love these candlesticks! I originally was going to paint them black for a Halloween tablescape, but I like them so much, I am going to leave them as they are!

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Aren’t these napkin rings the coolest! Haley thought they would make a great bracelet, but they don’t really stretch. I really like it with the turquoise napkin.

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I also picked up this dress at a yard sale for $1.50. It still had the tags on it and it fits great. This will be perfect for the cooler weather with a light jacket or sweater over it.

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Window Shopping at Wayfair

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Hi guys! Have you ever looked or shopped at the website Wayfair? I really hadn’t looked at it too much before, but once I did, oh my goodness! Do they have some beautiful stuff! With one of the world’s largest selections of furniture, home furnishings, décor, and goods, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product for the right price. Their extensive selection and superior customer service coupled with the convenience of online shopping (and free shipping on any order over $49!), make it easier than ever to find exactly what you want for your home at a price you can afford. Here are a few things I found.

You can shop by style if you have a particular style in mind. There are choices like Coastal (my favorite!), Modern, Glam, Traditional, Global, Industrial, Rustic and Cottage. Of course there are all different categories too, like rugs, home accents, wall decor, mirrors and so much more!

Of course I chose Coastal to try first! How about some new sheets for the bed? Or a pretty lamp? A starfish pillow is a must!

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Sailboats       Santibanez Bench     Whale Sculpture   Damask Sheets    Tatum Nightstand     Starfish Pillow     Wild Stars Globe Pendant

How about a little Hawaiian Paradise in your own backyard?

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Kepir End Table   Shelly Bay Pink/Green Rug   Geometric Throw Pillow     Banana Leaf Plate  Brunson Tree Hammock    Canvas/Bamboo Director Chair     Arched Floor Lamp

I just had to include these! Pink flamingo sheets! So cute!!

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Flamingo Sheets

There are just too many cute items at Wayfair to include them all. You will just have to head on over and check it out yourself!

*If you make a purchase, a little bit comes back to homeonthecorner.*

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Corner News-September 17, 2016

House update: Our house is sold!!! It only took 4 days and we were even offered a little bit more than what we put in on the market for! Now we just have to have everything else go smoothly and that part will be done. We have been looking at houses to buy too and boy, is it tiring and overwhelming! There are so many different aspects to look at, sometimes my brain goes on overload. I know the right one will come along, hopefully sooner, than later!

Last weekend, Haley had a friend visiting from Florida, and since my brain was tired, we spent the day along the coast. We live about 2 hours from the coast, so it makes a nice day-trip. coastal-views

It was overcast and slightly foggy, but we could still wear shorts and t-shirts. Perfect! We walked a trail along some cliffs that took us to some areas with tide-pools.

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Beautiful wildflowers along the way.

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Unfortunately, the tide was still pretty high, even at low-tide, so we weren’t able to see too much sea life. But it was still nice to hear the sounds of the sea and smell the salt air.

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We combed through the rocks and shells and found plenty to bring home.

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It was so nice to get away for even just a little bit. I hope you enjoyed this little picture get-away too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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