Corner News-October 16, 2015

Welcome to the Corner News!  In the past two weeks, I have been working, going to school, and working…yeah!

But, mom and I did do something fun last night.  It was another Do-It-Herself at Home Depot.  So…we took a pre-project selfie.

home depot selfie

Then, we found out that we weren’t going to be making the mosaic mirror that we thought we would be making…DISAPPOINTED!  I was really looking forward to making a mirror and making it my own.  But alas, we had to settle with a blanket ladder.  It was extremely simple and something that I didn’t need (not like I needed the mirror either).  But nonetheless, we stayed for the project.

There were quite a few problems.  First, there were only two drills that people could use.  Second, said drills stripped the screws that we were given.  Third, we were given nails.  And fourth, most of my nails ended up like this.

bent nail

URGH!  But, with a lot of help from my mom, and a few other friends who joined us, we were able to complete the blanket ladder.  Mine is the one of the left, mom’s is on the right.

blanket ladders

They still need to be painted, but they are done essentially.  I don’t know what I will paint mine…maybe pink?  Hopefully next month, it is a better project and it is more organized.

So that was the most exciting thing that happened these past two weeks.  Hope you have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday!


Halloween Wooden Cat Box

Hey everyone!  Fall is in full swing and Halloween is almost here.

And what is something that goes with Halloween besides witches hats, pumpkins, and ghosts?  Well…black cats of course!

Do you remember when mom and I went to Home Depot a few weeks ago and made wooden boxes?  She shaped hers like a pumpkin and I shaped mine like a cat.  Guess what?  I finished mine!  Here it is!

cat box

So I painted the cat black and painted the front of the box in chalkboard.  I added the word BOO for the season of Halloween.


I also added flowers and a red bow to make the cat more festive and more like a cat.  cat box

I love how this turned out!  It turned out cute and I am able to change it for the different seasons.  I can’t wait to see what I make the next time I do a Home Depot project…which is tonight!


Halloween End Table

Ooga Booga!  Did I scare you??  Just Kidding 🙂

So my roommates and I don’t do a whole lot for Halloween, but I decided to do a  bit of decorating for fun.  So, with the help of my lovely mother, I bought some items from the Dollar Tree to decorate an end table.

So here it is!

Halloween Decor

The decor originally started the green cat that my roommate Hannah so lovingly named Randall and the pink BOO sign.  So I tried to think of of other things that went with pink and green.  Thankfully, black is a main color of Halloween, so it all worked out.

Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor

So I bought another cat like Randall who is much smaller and black; her name is Regina.  I also bought a small crow to add a “real” Halloween touch, I thought it looked good on sitting on top of the BOO.

Halloween Decor

I also had a spiderweb that originally had 3 glow in the dark spiders.  By the way, those spiders are now hidden around my apartment for my roommates to find.  But, I cut those spiders off and added a larger spider to make it a bit more realistic.  I also wrapped a black tinsel with silver skulls added in around the table.  Aren’t those skulls scary?

Halloween Decor

Finally, I added a green and black sign with some delicious meals for Halloween.  Don’t they sound completely edible?  I also added a black candle holder with a white candle.  It’s a nice juxtapose to the Halloween theme to have a candle.

Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor

So, that’s my decorations.  I love how it turned out and love how it isn’t too much.  It is nice to be a little bit festive with my roommates and not go too over the top.  Now, I hope my roommates don’t scream too loudly when they find the spiders!


Corner News-October 2, 2015

It’s October everyone!  Halloween is just around the corner!  I have no idea what I am going to be for Halloween or if I am going to even dress up.  It depends on if I have to work that day or not.

These past two weeks have been school.  Yippee.  Here is my excited face.


Also, my iPhone imploded.  I was charging it in my car when I heard a pop and smoke started to go everywhere in my car.  I honestly didn’t know what was going on until I saw that my cable was smoking.  Now it won’t hold a charge.  But thankfully, my phone company has been really helpful and is sending me a replacement phone.  Hooray for technology.

Other than those things, nothing real excited happened except for work and school.  I hope you guys have a more exciting week than I had!


Fall Tablescape-Lauren Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to the only non-Pumpkin Spice blog you will see.  Just kidding, I’m sure there are other bloggers who don’t like Pumpkin spice. Now, Caramel Apple Spice, I will write about that!

But, I digress.

My roommate Hannah decided to decorate the living room with fall decor.  So, I decided to decorate the table for fall.

Fall Tablescape

My dishes are red and yellow which are perfect fall colors.  I used my large and small plates, my bowls, and even my matching coffee mugs.  I love how the dishes look in the alternating colors and it is perfect for fall.  I also added a homemade Caramel Apple Spice packet to each mug for my guests to enjoy.

Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape

My centerpiece includes a basket of fruit, some cardboard pumpkins, a candle, and some fun scarecrows.  Though there isn’t a whole lot of height difference, I still like how it turned out.

Fall Tablescape

Basket of Fruit

Fall Tablescape

I love how it turned out!  It isn’t screaming fall, but you can definitely tell there is a theme going on here.  Next week, you will see mom’s version of what a fall tablescape should look like!