The Color Red-Fabulous Finds and Fashions

I decided to do something a little different this week with my fashions. I pulled items out of my closet, I chose red, and decided to lay them out with all the accessories and take pictures of them. When I told Lauren about it, she told me, “Guess what? I did the same thing!” We hadn’t even talked about it before! I guess great minds DO think alike!! LOL!

I decided to go with red this time. I don’t have a lot of bright colors, but I was able to put a couple of things together. Most of these are great finds too!

This red dress came from Forever 21 in the clearance section two summers ago. I like the fit and flair style. I originally wore it for Christmas, but it works great other times too. I added a necklace and earrings and a wallet that Lauren was getting rid of and some strappy sandals from Goodwill, NWT from Target. A little dressy, but still casual for summer.

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Most of this outfit is also from Goodwill. The red pants are from the Kardashian Kollection, but found at Goodwill, as was the top and the tote. The sandals were from a yard sale and I really don’t remember where the necklace came from. And always bring your puppy as an accessory!!

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I love this striped skirt and have worn it with many different things throughout the years. I layered a red tank top under the lace top to get the pop of red without overdoing it. I bought the purse last year from Ross before going to Disneyland. I have had the copper flip-flops for so long I can’t even tell you where I got them! The owl necklace was from the 99 Cent Store. There are silver hoops there too, by the shoes, but you can hardly see them on the rug.

red fashions and finds red striped skirt, white top, red tank  It was fun to put some ‘new’  outfits together. It helps me to use what I already own and not keep buying so many pieces I have nothing to go with! I hope to do a few more of these in other colors too.  Do you enjoy putting outfits together too? Doing it ahead of time takes away the excuse,”I have nothing to wear!”

Sunshine and Blessings

Corner News-April 2. 2016

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday and weekend! I don’t have much to share today. I haven’t been feeling very inspired lately :(.

Here is our family picture from Easter. The weather was absolutely perfect for an Easter morning.

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This is one project I worked on during my spring break. See the cover? And the guilty party?! This happened awhile ago, but with my ‘love’ for sewing, I kept putting it off. I finally just made myself get it done.

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I used a painters canvas for this cover. This is probably the fourth one I have made (not because of Rozy!). The canvas was really easy to use and it was great to have the edges already hemmed. That is one of the parts I really dislike about sewing. Too monotonous! I used all the hemmed edges for the skirt part of the slipcover.

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The pillow top cover is a giant envelope cover. This way I can take it off and wash it whenever it needs it. This is often with so many dogs! Isn’t the bicycle pillow cover awesome? They have some great deals on Amazon, under $5.00 and they are so much easier to store than pillows are.

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Thanks for coming by today! See you on Monday!

Sunshine and Blessings

Fabulous Finds and Fashions-March 30, 2016

Hello!  And welcome to another episode of Fabulous Finds and Fashions!  I am here to bring you some unsolicited fashion advice and possibly a new fandom starting in our blog.

Okay, maybe not the latter, but I can always try!

Now if you read the blog very carefully, you may have noticed that I wrote episode instead of edition.  It is for a very specific reason.  You see, I am going to present you with a black tee shirt collection of shirts from a fandom that I belong to.

Markiplier.

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All of these pictures can be viewed on Markplier’s Instagram: @markipliergram

Now, who is Markiplier?  He is a YouTuber who I have been following for about a year and half now.  He plays video games and does charity livestreams to raise money for some amazing causes.  He dyed his hair pink when he raised over $200,000 for DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance), and has dyed his hair blue and red since then.  He yells and screams and curses at a computer screen for many people’s enjoyment.

And he does this for over 12 million followers.

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Yes, high fives for Markiplier and all of his followers.

So, since I have joined the fandom, I have acquired many four shirts and a sweatshirt that are all in support of him.  And I am here to present them all to you!

  1. The Original Logo

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This was the first shirt that I received for Christmas.  This is Mark’s logo and it came from the logo he made on his Minecraft character.  The sweatshirt that I have has the same logo and both are so comfortable!  It was purchased from Spreadshirt (click here if you want to visit the shop)

2. A gift from Haley

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So, Haley found this shirt on Redbubble and couldn’t resist purchasing it for me as a HalloThanksMas gift (no, this isn’t an actual holiday).  Unfortunately, it is very true…I would love to date Mark.  Again, this shirt was purchased from Redbubble (click here if you wish to purchase this shirt)

3. Dogiplier

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Mark and his friends designed this shirt to raise money for Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles.  They designed this shirt, named Dogiplier, and a second shirt with cats, coincidentally named Catiplier.  I think that the design on the front is absolutely adorable!

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This shirt, along with the Catiplier shirt, can be purchased from 1Shirt (click here if you want this shirt)

4. I Don’t Need Therapy

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This is the final shirt.  It is extremely comfortable and actually being worn while I write this post (hehe).  It came up in my Facebook feed that someone was selling these shirts, and I purchased one.

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I really like the design and love how this came together.  Props to the designer of the shirts.  I purchased this shirt from TeeChip, but unfornately the shirt is unavailable for purchase.

Well, I hope you like my Markiplier collection and obsession (lol).  I am adding some videos of Mark for you to watch if you are so inclined.  Just a warning, there is language used that innocent ears shouldn’t hear.

This first video is about the horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s.  Mark’s video became the go to when looking for gameplay of the game.  This video alone, not even the full series, has over 46 million views!  You can watch him play all four Five Nights at Freddy’s games on YouTube.

This next video was actually the first video of Mark that I ever watched.  I was going through Matthias’s channel (that’s the other guy in the video) and saw this one.  And I was hooked on the man with the deep sultry voice.  This video is clean and okay for innocent ears to hear.

This final video is Mark and three of his friend, Bob, Wade, and Yamimash, playing a game called Prop Hunt.  Two people are hunters and two people are props, meaning that they have to find a prop to disguise themselves as in the map.  This is one of the funniest episodes that Mark has on his channel and I laugh everytime I watch it!

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Posh N Sip Party! How I Got a Friend Started in PoshMark

Hello everyone!  I am here to plug an app that I have been using and it is great!  (By the way, this isn’t sponsored in any way, I just really like the app).  If you want to clear out your closet of clothes that you don’t want anymore and make a little money doing it, I suggest you use PoshMark.

PoshMark is an app that has been around for about 5 years.  It is like Ebay, but for anything fashion.  Clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, make-up: you name it, it is probably there.  Everything is new or gently used and the app makes it very easy to sell your items and ship them to fellow poshers.

So, I hosted my first Posh N Sip on March 24th.  It is a party where you get together with your friends and family and help them get their closets started and help them make some extra money.  I invited quite a few people, but because of circumstances, I only had one guest.

I gave Bekah the rundown of how the app works.  I explained how to post items, how to make your pictures look good, and how to make sure that your items are seen by more people.  Here we were, both working on some items to sell!

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I love the white blanket that I use as my backdrop.  Bekah was using a pretty piece of fabric as her backdrop to make sure all her pictures have some similarity.

Here are the items I posted in my closet!

I have a Forever 21 shirt on top, a Mudd shirt on the bottom, and Out Jeans.  I hope they sell soon and can be better in someone else’s closet.

If you are interested in PoshMark, it is free and very easy to use.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask away and I will answer them as best as I can.  If you have a PoshMark account and are looking for more closets to follow check out my closet, @2smallofacloset, and Bekah’s closet, @bek21.

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions

Hello! I have a few things to share with you today. I little bit of finds and a little bit of fashion!

I am not sure where this deer came from, but he is so cute! I knew I wanted to use it for a jewelry dish. I was at a thrift store last week and didn’t see any plates I thought would work, but then I saw one of the employees start to empty a cart full of dishes. I wandered around the store a little more and then came back and there was the perfect plate! White with little gold dots. I brought it home and then spray painted the deer gold and glued it on.

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The perfect little accessory for my dresser!

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These next two outfits were designed around the shoes. My daughter bought these for me a couple of years ago for my birthday. Of course, I had told her to go get them!! Anyways, they are a little more difficult to wear because of the stripes, but I think I found a couple of cute ways to wear them.

First I went a little more nautical or patriotic. A white t-shirt, red pants, denim jacket and a white and red anchor scarf. I even have a red and white striped purse a picked up from a yard sale several years ago.

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The other outfit is a little more neutral and traditional. Khaki slacks, navy blue lace top and a navy and pink scarf. I picked up this scarf at Disneyland this past summer and haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. I love it! I love this outfit with the little bit of bright pink.

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There we go! Two new outfits for me to wear! I love putting different things together with the items I already own. I will see if I can come up with more for the next time!

Sunshine and Blessings