Memory Keeper Map Key-Chain

Good morning! Are you back into the swing of things or still on holiday mode? I am back at work, but the kid count is very low, so it’s still a slow week. It’s kind of a nice way to get back into the routine.

I like to make things out of maps and I made these key chains for my co-workers for Christmas, so I thought I would share them with you. I have other map projects here and here.  They are such a simple project, but are a great way to celebrate the city you live in or maybe that special place you have. Here’s the list of items you will need:

  • small wooden shapes
  • paint-color of your choice
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brushes
  • map of the city or place you want
  • pencil
  • key chain or loop
  • drill

map key chain supplies

I had this package of Woodsies in my craft stash and chose to use the oval ones.

map key chain wood pieces

I painted the back and sides of the piece white. You can pick whatever color you like, but you only have to paint the back and sides.

Map keychain wooden pieces

I was able to find some small maps online and printed them out, 4 on a page. I googled my city and then choose the one I thought would work best for my wood piece.

Map keychain city map

I used my Woodsie as a template to trace around my city. I centered it as close as possible and used a pencil to trace.

map keychain tracing your town

Once my pieces were traced, I cut them all out.

map key chain hometown circled

I painted Mod Podge on the unpainted side of the Woodsie, giving it a pretty good layer. Once the Mod Podge was on, I centered the map piece on top and gave it another coat of Mod Podge. When the piece was dry, I trimmed the edges of the paper.

map key chain white paint mod podge

map key chain mod podge

I added a small ring to each one and they were done!

map key chain city of hanford

I love how this turned out!

map key chain hanford city

map key chain keys and sunglasses

map key chain purse, glasses, keys

map key chain scarf orange and turquoise

map key chain with sunglasses, purse

Do you have a place that is special to you? Maybe your hometown, or a place you have traveled to? I would love to hear about it! Let me know in the comments!

map key chains with keys

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!

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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!

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Finds and Fashions-Turquoise (My Favorite Color!)

Turquoise fashions sheer top, khaki skirt title

 

Hello! How is your week going? I am enjoying my last few days of school, letting the kids just play and trying to get the room cleaned up and organized. I have lots planned for this summer at home!

As you can see, I have a new model this time! Rozy decided it was her turn! I decided to go with my favorite color this time-turquoise!!!  These outfits are great for those summer outings and parties you are going to. A turquoise, white, and blue striped 3/4 sleeve top is perfect with white jeans.  I added gold jewelry, a navy purse and turquoise sandals.

Turquoise fashions blue, white top and white jeans

turquoise fashions blue, white, turquoise top, gold jewelry

Next up, a turquoise print sheer top with a khaki skirt. I love how flowey this top is and it goes with so many different things. I added a salmon colored beaded necklace, salmon colored sandals and a floral wallet.

Turquoise fashions sheer top, khaki skirt

The close-up is kind of blurry-sorry!

turquoise fashions turquoise top with pink necklace

The last outfit is a turquoise, navy and green tank with silver trim. A denim skirt is a classic for any top you put with it! I added silver jewelry and the same navy purse as the first outfit. I also have white and silver sandals.

turquoise fashions, denim skirt print top

turquoise fashions print top silver jewelry

I hope you enjoyed this ‘turquoise’ post! Have a wonderful week!!

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Corner News-May 28, 2016

Happy Saturday and Memorial Day Weekend! 3 days of summer fun! So glad to have an extra day to be home and then just 4 more days till summer vacation! I’m not excited at all. Can you tell!!

Some things I am enjoying now:

Summertime fruit! I love strawberries-all different ways! Just plain with a little sugar or all dressed up! Apricots are one of my favorites too!

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Strawberry pizza! Mmmmm! My director bought us all individual ones for the May birthdays at work. There was a sugar cookie crust, whipped cream middle and then slathered in strawberries. It was delightful!

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So many cute summer bags! I love the blue floral one in the middle, but the turquoise and white lace one is cute too!  These would be great for all the summer day trips we hope to make.

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That’s it for now! Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend!

Sunshine and Blessings

 

 

Finds and Fashions-Beige Edition

I’m back today with another Finds and Fashions! I decided to post another one like last week, but this time I used beige or tan as my base color. Beige does not have to be boring!!

My first beige piece is the cropped pants. I love these pants! They are just the right color of beige, they go with a lot of different tops and they are comfortable! I added a white sleeveless top with silver jewels at the neckline and then a coral and beige jacket over the top. The beige purse also has silver jewels. I finished it off with white sparkly sandals and silver hoop earrings.

*About the pup…she chooses to sit there! Every time I put an outfit down on the floor, she would come over and sit right next to it. Maybe she will be the next Top Model!!!*

finds and fashions tan capris and coral jacket

I love this jacket!! Take a look at the close-up! There are dogs on it!! I found this at Goodwill last year and of course, I couldn’t pass it up! It’s probably more fitting for fall, but I did just wear this outfit last week since it was still a little chilly. I layered it over a cream tank top and teal pants, though they look more blue in the picture. I added a multi-colored scarf, turquoise and beige sandals, a turquoise bracelet and silver earrings. Just the dogs on the jacket are included this time. 🙂

Finds and Fashions Tan Dog Jacket teal jeansfinds and fashions tan dog jacket closeup

I bought this kimono style floral jacket from GroopDeals.com ( I am not affiliated with Groopdeals, just enjoy shopping with them.). As soon as I saw it, I loved it! I paired it with a bright royal blue tank and white jeans.  A pearl bracelet, white earrings and blue sandals finish it off. I wore this for our school’s open-house a couple of weeks ago and it was very comfortable.

finds and fashions tan kimono floral jacket and white jeansfinds and fashions tan floral kimono jacket with white jeans closeup

If you would like to see a couple of other fashion posts, just click on the pictures below.

red fashions and finds red striped skirt, white top, red tank       fab finds and fashions navy classic     Fashion 2015 Pam Red Dot Dress Black     Full Chinese Jacket Shorts

Thanks for coming by! See you next time!!

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