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Corner News-Time for Bling!

Hello everyone!  Today’s Corner News is a preview of an art project that I am working on.  Hopefully, I will be able to give you a full how-to on Friday….

If I get it done on time.

So, here are my supplies.  A board, grey paint, glue, paint brushes, and lots of gems!  Some are scrapbooking stickers and others are just rhinestones.


The first thing I did was painted the board grey and then drew the British Flag on the board.


Then, I started gluing and sticking!  I decided to use pink instead of red and black instead of blue.  But, here is what I have so far!


Not too much, but it’s a start!  I can’t wait to finish it!  Thanks for stopping by where, hopefully, it will be done next Friday!



Pumpkins and Spiders and Cats Oh My!

Hello everyone!  I would like to welcome everyone to the wonderful time of year where you need a parka in the morning and shorts in the afternoon.  Not too fun when you need to plan two different outfits for the entire day…

Oh well.

So my roommates and I have been decorating our apartment for the fall/Halloween season.  It’s been fun because we have all added a little bit to the decorations.  So we shall start with the front door.


We had the burlap wreath hanging on the door with a “Give Thanks” plaque in the middle.  So we took off the plaque and added the spider web and spider for the Halloween season.  So Spoopy!


We also added my Halloween cat box with some Halloween garland and a Boo sign.  We wanted it to look even scarier and left a bunch of real spider webs and leaves all over it to give it a spooky feel.

In reality, there was a huge wind storm that came through and added to our decor.


Next, we have the table.  It is extremely simple…but there is candy!  Just a simple fall lantern with some leaves, a ceramic pumpkin and candles.

Next we have the bathroom.  We have added some candles (like, 5), lots of leaves, and even a pumpkin!  Well, the pumpkin doubles as a candle, so we have the best of both worlds.  We also have this adorable pumpkin towel.  Doesn’t the jack-o-lantern look so happy?

Finally, we have the adorable kitties Halloween pictures.  Now, as some of you may know I work at a pet boarding facility in my town and the employees can bring their animals in for themed pictures like the clients.  So, of course, I had to take the opportunity to take Target and Amelia to get their Halloween pictures taken!

Isn’t the Amelia butterfly and Target pumpkin adorable?  PS: I apologized to my coworkers who had to take the pictures in advance.

So, there are my fall/Halloween decorations.  I hope you like the simplicity of what we have for decor.  And of course, the cats are awesome and their pictures are great!  Thanks for stopping by!



Black, Orange and Green Halloween Table-Finds and Fashions

Welcome back to a Finds and Fashions! I haven’t posted one of these for awhile. I haven’t wanted to buy too much since we will be moving, but good news!  We finally found a house!! It has taken us a while, but we finally found one that has all the different features we were looking for. It will need quite a bit of updating-good blog posts! For example, the sink in the kitchen is chocolate brown. Really!! I think I see a farmhouse sink in the future!! I will be posting lots of updates as we get projects done. But for today I have a Halloween tablescape for you.


I decided to go with the color scheme of black, orange and green this time. A little dark, but a little fun too.   I started out with a white tablecloth and layered my black and white striped runners horizontal across the top.


I found black charger plates with skulls on them at the 99 Cent Store and placed a white plate on top of it.  Lauren had some black fabric that was reversible, so I made napkins out of them. I like how they have two patterns on them. I placed a polka-dotted treat cup on top and a black crow keeps watch.


For the centerpiece, I used an oval chalkboard and drew some spiderwebs on it. Then I added some black spray-painted candlesticks (one of my finds at $3.00 for 8 candlesticks), with black taper candles. Some small orange and white pumpkins and some green sparkly ribbon add to the color scheme.


I had the black flowers and the silver spider from a pumpkin Haley made several years ago and I just picked up the ’31’ at Goodwill last week. Only 29 cents each!


I also found this handsome guy at the 99 Cent Store. Love his top hat and sparkles!


I love how the wax is dripping down the candles. Adds just the right spooky touch!


I don’t do a whole lot for Halloween, but this sure was fun to set up!


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!




Fall Front Porch with Pumpkins

Good morning! I think fall has really arrived here in Central California! At least today!! Our weather will go up and down at least until Halloween. But for today, it is nice.


I was able to pull out some things to decorate my front porch. I decided to decorate with all things pumpkin! I got out all the different pumpkins I have-fabric, plastic, ceramic, wooden, big and little.


I made this pumpkin window box last year at a Home Depot event. I filled it with a turquoise painted pumpkin, a few small faux pumpkins and some fall leaves.


The big twig pumpkin is my favorite! The orange pumpkin is just fleece covering a roll of toilet paper. One of my girls made this years ago. I made the sweater acorns last year and the ‘Gather’ sign.


A few more pumpkins with a bright striped pillow (I used the same one last year! :))


I draped a cozy blanket over the chair for those chilly mornings or evenings. Another painted pumpkin, a glittery one and some leaves look festive.


We have a huge oak tree in our backyard and it drops lots of acorns in the fall. I glued them onto a piece of twine and draped them across this old door and window.


Henrietta , my hedgehog, made an appearance too!


I hope you all have a wonderful fall day!!


P.S. A hot new offer from Redbubble is launching today,  Monday, October 17th and lasting through the 18th. Starting today, shoppers can get 20% off site wide from Redbubble with code SPOOKY20.

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Here are more posts you might want to look at!

City Girl in Country Wear

Fall Tablescape Cover Photo

Fall Porch 2015

Fabulous Finds and Fashions 2

Fabulous Finds and Fashions-Walmart Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Fabulous Finds and Fashions.  This week I present some things that I found while on my weekly trip to Walmart.

Now, as everyone knows (or should know), Walmart is an extremely odd place.  Like, wearing jeans and a tee shirt is considered dressing up odd.  Now I had to go to WaliWorld to get some more ink for my printer and came across this awesome item


How cool is this?????  Like, if I was 5 this would be on my Christmas list.  Wait…are you kidding…this is currently on my Christmas list even if I don’t fit into it!  It is the perfect car for me!  I wouldn’t have to pay for gas, how cost effective!

Kind of.

If you look at the top of the picture, you will find something very strange.


I know!  Why can we not play in the carriage?   How are we supposed to figure out if we fit into it or not????

Just kidding, what I mean is the price.  $398!  FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A FLIPPING PLASTIC CAR WHO’S BATTERY WILL PROBABLY DIE IN 2 WEEKS AND YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO FIT INTO IT AFTER 2 MONTHS!  For Walmart, this is an insane price.  Would I buy it for my kids if I had kids?  No.  Would I buy it for me if I was short?  Yes.

Now, not only did I find this amazing carriage.  I found the probably the scariest thing in Walmart.


Now, I’m going to be completely honest, I almost bought one just to scare my cats.  But realistically, they are not worth the 97 cents.  Because I would end up buying one, and scaring myself.  Or Amelia would pop it in a matter of seconds….

So here are my finds from Walmart.  I just wanted to share the beautiful items that I found at Walmart.  Have you ever found something absolutely insane at Walmart that you couldn’t believe was there?  Let me know in the comments below!