Corner News-July 30, 2016

Hello everyone!  And welcome to another edition of the corner news.  I hope that you are getting ready to enjoy your weekend and that you have fun things planned for your Saturday and Sunday.

First things first: I found this picture when going through my phone.  Last weekend mom, Haley, and I went to look at model homes for fun.  And in one of the homes, there was this really cool old fashion camera.  It took everything in me to not take it from the house and add it to my decoration collection…but I used self control and left it there like I was supposed to.

Old Time Camera

Next thing.  When mom came over for shopping, she hung up these fabric banners that she had made for me a few weeks ago.  They are pink based fabrics and and there are really cute.  I just…never hung them up.  So, she did and hung them above my closet doors and one of my windows.

Parisian Fabric BannersParisian Banners

They are super cute and add a lot of style to my room!  Thanks mom for hanging them up for me even though I could’ve done it myself………

Thanks for stopping by!

sparkle

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Shopping Day with My Mom

Hello everyone!  And welcome to another blog post.

To be honest, this week has been extremely boring and I haven’t done anything exciting.  I have literally just been working and nothing else.  Thankfully, I enjoy working and would rather work than go to school.

But, my mom and I did go shopping the other day!  It was fun and relaxing and it was nice to get away from my apartment and work.

The first thing I was looking for things for my best friends wedding.  Well, bridal shower.  I am her maid of honor (I have no idea what I’m doing) and I am planning the bridal shower.  Now, she told me that she wanted to do teal and foxes.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND FOXES RIGHT NOW?

Yes, it is extremely hard to find foxes right now.  I don’t know why, but it is hard.  And then I found these cards!  Aren’t they adorable?

Fox Cards

Next thing was finding fun stuff.  And, I mean clothes.  So mom and I went into Torrid, which is an all plus sized store, and all of their clearance was buy one get one 50% off.  Hooray!  And I ended up spending only $8!  I had a $20 gift card and a $25 Visa card, so I only spent $8 of my own cash.  Awesome!

 

We then moved onto Forever 21.  And their clearance was buy one get one free!  Who could pass that up?  Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything on the clearance shelf.  But, I did find these two shirts and only spent $.75!  I had a $25 gift card and only spent $.75 out of pocket.  And this is why I love gift cards!

Moral of the story, use gift cards and spend less out of pocket for your clothes!  Or whatever you have gift cards for!  Thanks for stopping by!

sparkle

Christmas in July-Candy Jars

We are in the last week of July, and I am finally getting around to posting a Christmas in July post! I have a huge collection of glass jars, so this was a perfect way to use them. In fact, I didn’t have to buy anything for this particular project, I had it all on hand. That’s the way I like it!

*For my co-workers who follow me here on the blog, you might want to stop reading. These are going to be your Christmas presents. You can decide if you want to know now or not!*

christmas jars scrapbook paper around jar title

I went through my jars and found 10 that were approximately the same size. I made sure they all had a lid that would fit. As you can see, these jars are from all different sorts of food items. I also picked out 3 different colors of spray paint and found some small wooden beads.

Christmas Jars Supplies

I spray painted the lids using the 3 colors and then had to figure out a way to paint the beads while getting good coverage, and not just on my fingers! I finally (it probably took me 10 minutes to figure this out!) found a long screw that would fit into the end of the bead. This way I could hold the end of the screw and spray the paint all around the bead.

christmas jars bead

Once everything was dry, I took it all inside to assemble. I had these tacks left over from my chair makeover so used them to cover the hole in the top of the bead. I used Gorilla Glue to attach everything. I squeezed out some glue onto a paper to form a little puddle and then I was able to dip the tack into the glue and place it into the hole. I did the same for the other end of the bead. I dipped it into the glue and then placed it on the top of the lid.

christmas jars brads and tacks

Here is everything all attached.

christmas jars lids and beads

I sorted through my stash of scrapbooking paper and found pieces that would go well with my lids. There are so many different varieties of paper in the store. I’m sure you can find something you like! Even though these are Christmas gifts, I decided not to use Christmassy paper. I wanted my co-workers to be able to use these in there homes or classroom whenever they wanted, not just at Christmas.

christmas jars scrapbook paper

I cut each of my pieces 2 1/2 inches wide and long enough to fit around each jar. I made sure there was enough to overlap a bit, so I would have somewhere to glue.

christmas jars scrapbook paper around jar

I also made coordinating tags. I used a 2 inch white square and then another 2 inch piece of printed paper which I attached at an angle. I also added a gold sparkly sticker with the recipients initial. These were all attached with a bit of colored string.

christmas jars in a row

I plan on filling them with some candy when I give them as gifts, but since there is no Christmas candy out quite yet, they are still empty!

christmas jars with initials

I love all the pretty colors and prints!

christmas jars 's' tag

Of course, turquoise is my favorite!

christmas jars with tags and lids

Now I am all set and won’t have to think about something at the last minute! This would make a great gift for a teacher, a co-worker or a friend. Start saving those jars and you will be on your way!

Sunshine and Blessings

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New Apartment, New Stuff

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another blog to show you where I live and what I have done with decorating.

So, I wanted to show off the living room and kitchen in my new apartment.  It is a lot smaller than the apartment before, but it is still very nice and cozy.

Living Room Full View

Okay, let me start off by saying that the chair is probably not staying there.  My roommate Mariah’s brothers brought the couch and chair and we aren’t sure what we are doing with the chair.  But, besides that, this is the living room.  This is the view from the kitchen with the front door in the background.  We have a sliding glass door that is behind the chair that looks out onto our porch.  We have the couch, the loveseat, the possible chair, a bookshelf and a TV stand.

Living Room TV

Here’s the bookshelf and the TV stand.  The TV stand was here when I moved in, but I brought the bookshelf and my roommate Bailey helped to decorate it.

Living Room Bookshelf

The bookshelf is super cute!  I covered the back with wrapping paper to add more design to the shelf.  Some of the stuff is mine, where some was the other stuff was the other girls’.

Kitchen

And here is the kitchen.  It’s so much smaller than the last kitchen, but it’s not bad because there’s less to clean.  It’s just a skinny kitchen.  Nothing too special.  But one of my favorite things about it is the oven.

Oven View

I love the sign and the pot on the oven.  Even though it is a misleading jar, it still looks cool on the oven.  It also complements the small sugar jar on the counter next to the oven.  And the sign…I don’t drink that much alcohol, but it is a cute sign.

So that’s the new living space in the apartment.  It’s super cute and cozy!  Even though it isn’t close to being completed, it is still really nice to have a living space.  Oh, and if you’re wondering if I’m changing the cushions on the loveseat, I have fabric to make a cover for it.

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions-Disney Shoes

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another edition of Fabulous Finds and Fashions.

It may not come to a surprise, but I am still playing Pokemon Go.  I know, shocking!  But, I wanted to share a special pair of shoes that I have been wearing almost every night that I have gone out Pokemon hunting.

And, I found them when I was moving to the new apartment, so it’s technically a find.

Disney Shoes 1

So, I bought these shoes at Rite Aid like 2 years ago.  And at the time, I was into drawing on shoes.  Weird, yes…I think.  But at that time I wanted a pair of red shoes to draw a Mickey Mouse head on.

Disney Shoes 2

So I took a stencil of a Mickey Mouse head and literally drew it on the top of the shoe with a sharpie.  It’s not super professional, but I love how it turned out.

Disney Shoes 3

I then took a fine point sharpie and drew the Disney logo on the heel of the shoe.  It just adds a little bit of fun to the shoes.

So, even though this post isn’t super exciting, it is a find and a fashion.  I succeeded!  Thanks for stopping by!

sparkle