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DIY Wooden Ocean Buoys

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Good morning! Today is my first day back at school with students! Eek! I’m a little nervous because some I have never met before. But I know I have good help in my room and hopefully everything will go smoothly.

I know most people are getting ready for fall, but it is still over 100 degrees here! It’s hard to think about cooler weather projects when it is still so hot! So today is another summer post! It’s pretty simple though.  I actually had everything on hand already. I have been wanting to make these for awhile and I finally got it done.

I had some 4 x 4’s (actually 3.25 x 3.25!) in my wood stash and had my husband cut them in various heights. The tallest one is about 13″ tall and the shortest one is about 8″ tall.  I also had him taper in the tops on each side. They don’t quite come to a point, but are flat on top. I also drilled a hole, large enough to get some rope through. The diameter of the hole would depend on the type of rope you are using. I picked up some more Waverly Chalk Paint at Walmart, this time in ‘Ocean’, ‘Pumpkin’, and ‘Lagoon.’

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I first painted each piece with either Waverly ‘Plaster’ or ‘Mineral.’ 2 of each! I didn’t cover the wood too well, because a real buoy would be worn by the sea and sun.

ocean buoys painted grey and white

After the paint dried, I used painter’s tape to mark off where I wanted to put the colored stripes. Make sure to really seal the edges of the tape so the paint doesn’t go under and bleed into other areas. Take off the tape soon after the paint starts to dry. I started with the smallest one and decided to paint just one color around the whole thing. This one will be ‘Lagoon.’

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I did a variation of the 3 colors on each buoy. This one will be ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Lagoon.’

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After the paint was dry, I sanded the piece all over to give it a rough and worn look. Here is the small one. I love it!!

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I took a length of rope, ran it through the hole and tied it at the top. I should have rolled it in the dirt first, so it wasn’t so new looking! I’m sure it will look more worn before long.

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I am so pleased with how these turned out!!

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I can’t wait to really display them next summer!!

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I hope you all have a great week and I will let you know how my first day of school went!!

 

ps. Redbubble is having another deal! On Monday only, 8/29, you get 15% off the whole site. Use the code CIRCUS15. 

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Corner News-August 27, 2016

Welcome back to the Corner News.  Let me get you filled in with the one thing that happened this week.

SCHOOL STARTED

Dun Dun Dun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, it’s my last semester, and I am really hoping that it is already December so I can be done.  But, I’m only taking 12 units so hopefully it all goes well.

So, I will be graduating with a kinesiology degree with an emphasis in exercise science.  And what will I be doing with this.  Absolutely nothing.  That’s right.  I got sick and tired of the degree, but I was too far along into the degree to switch majors, so I just decided to finish it out.

That and I just changed my whole idea of what I wanted to do anyway.

I was going to use this degree as a stepping stone to get to animal physical therapy.  But, when I realized that I needed to get a doctorate in physical therapy before I went in for my animal PT certificate (yep, Dr. Lauren…) I realized I didn’t want to go to school for that long and changed what I wanted to do.  I am currently thinking of doing animal behaviorism and dog training.  But, I will take some time off from school after I have graduated and re-evaluate my life choice.

So, that’s what’s going on.  And I will leave you with this “wonderful” picture of myself and my friends Darrius and Manuel after our emergency first responders class.

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Jewelry to Get Rid of

Organizing my Jewelry Organizer!

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great week and you are preparing to have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

Last weekend, I hosted a party for my friend Breanne who sells Premier Design Jewelry.  If you don’t know anything about Premier Design, it is a Christian based direct sales company that helps women financially.   They have some absolutely beautiful jewelry and it is totally worth the price.

And since I hosted a party, I will be getting a great deal on jewelry.  I get a lot of jewelry for free!  I am super excited to get all of my jewelry and give all of my friends jewelry as well.  Hooray!

Premier Jewelry and Organizer

But, now that I have all of this jewelry, I need a way to organize it all.  Breanne gave me a jewelry organizer to put all of my bling into.  So, I laid all of my jewelry out to show you!

I have the Sugar Rush necklace.

Premier Design Sugar Rush

The Trunk Show necklace.

Premier Design Trunk Show

Half of the Pick of the Litter earrings, Haley has the other half.

Premier Design Pick of the Litter

And two hostess bracelets since I hosted this party and will be hosting another one in November.  I have a silver and a rose gold bracelet.

Premier Design Hostess Bracelets

So, the jewelry fits in the organizer…to a point.  The board that the earrings are on didn’t fit in one of the slots, and my Sugar Rush necklace became tangled…not fun to take apart and put back together.

So, my initial thought was to take my other jewelry organizer, which is completely full, and use it for my Premier Design stuff.  Now that may seem like a lot more work (yes…it was) but in the end it was worth it.

I then went through all of my jewelry and kept some jewelry and of course got rid of some stuff.  But it was all good because now I can use the big organizer for all of my Premier jewelry.

Jewelry to Keep

This is what I’m Keeping

Jewelry to Get Rid of

This is what I’m getting rid of

So this is all of my random jewelry in the new organizer.

Variety in New Organizer

And now that I have my new stuff, on the old organizer (confusing…yes).  And I put labels for each item so I know what I have and what I don’t have.

So much nicer!  And I don’t have to worry about my bigger pieces, like Sugar Rush, getting tangled up because they are hanging.  Plus, I have plenty more room to add more pieces after I get my free jewelry!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions

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Good morning! I have been busy this week setting up my classroom, as much as possible anyways. I showed up yesterday morning and my whole classroom was outside in the courtyard! They are cleaning carpets today, but moved everything out yesterday! It was very interesting trying to find things so I could get some work done. Then today, we won’t be able to put our stuff back in until 4:00 and then there is church tonight in the classrooms! Plus Open House tomorrow! Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it. It will get done, eventually.

In some of my past fashion posts, I have talked about Groopdealz. I bought this great lightweight jacket from them and they always have amazing deals. I can pair this jacket with so many different outfits. I love it! If you would like to see what they have available, just click on this link. Shop daily deals at Groopdealz

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Groopdealz has so many different things they sell.

Clothing for women: Love the verses.

Men: Aww!

Children: So sweet!

Jewelry: Great gift idea.

Home Decor: So many cute things for your home!

Dealz: This one ends in 2 days! I have one like this in my classroom, and the kids love it!

 

Maybe a few new things for fall:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!

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Just a Blog Post

 

Hey everyone! I really don’t have much of a blog post today, but I thought I would share a little bit from the bridal shower, a little bit more from Hawaii, and a deal from Redbubble.

Last week Lauren told you about Redbubble, an online shop where you can find all sorts of items from your favorite tv shows or gamers. Great gift ideas too! Just click on the Redbubble logo below to be taken to the site.

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The bridal shower for Lauren’s friend was so nice. We managed to fit everyone in my little house and had a good time together. We played a few games, ate delicious food (prepared by someone else!) and just enjoyed time spent together. I’m so glad we could do this for the bride and her family.

I haven’t shared pictures from Hawaii for awhile now, and since summer is almost over, I thought I would get a few more pictures on here and make everyone wish they were at the beach! We spent a couple of hours out on a catamaran and got very wet and windblown, but also were able to see a couple of whales spouting! It was so nice to be out on the ocean and have time to relax.

See the spouts?!

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I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunshine and Blessings