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

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Corner News-August 20, 2016

Good Saturday afternoon!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. We are hosting a bridal shower this morning, Lauren is hosting a Premier jewelry party tonight and Haley and I volunteer at the shelter on Sunday. I think I will be too tired to start setting up my classroom on Monday. Right? Can I use that as an excuse? Probably not. LOL.

Here is the special bridal chair Lauren put together. Isn’t it cute? The bride isn’t into foofoo, but oh well, She will have to deal with it!

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I got to spend some time with my two favorite great-nieces on Friday. We sang and moved to some of my preschool songs, played with a dollhouse and spent time in the pool. I wish I could have gotten in with them. It was very hot.

 

Here is my front porch. I thought this was a good transition from summer to fall. It still looks cool and fresh, but is a little more muted than the bright summer colors I had out there. I found the cute little mushrooms at the .99 cent store. I love finding fun little decorating stuff like that.

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunshine and Blessings

Upcycled Coffee Cans for Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Hello! How was everybody’s weekend? Was it busy or relaxing? I pretty much stayed at home, getting things ready for the bridal shower I am hosting. I did get to enjoy a frosty on Saturday and a competitive game of Pirates of the Caribbean Life on Sunday. Such an exciting life I lead! LOL!

I did get these cans done over the weekend for the bridal shower. This is such a simple project! I had a couple of coffee cans, my mom had a few and she also found one at a yard sale, which she was given for free. I had received the burlap this summer and my husband had cut the wood slices for me a couple of years ago. You can see my other wood slice projects here. I used the Waverly chalk paint in Mineral and Plaster. These paints can be found at Walmart.

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I started with the Plaster color and just brushed it all over the can. As you can see, you can still see the red color through the paint.

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I painted a second coat of Plaster and then added touches of Mineral all over the can. I dry-brushed it on and just kept brushing till it was blended in. Chalk paint dries quickly, so painting several coats doesn’t take too long.

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I cut pieces of the burlap ribbon long enough to fit around the can with just a little overlap in the back. I hot glued it into place.

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All wrapped up! I then added a wood slice to the front of each with hot glue.

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I added the initials and names of the bride and groom onto the wood slice with brown sharpie so it looks like it is woodburned into it.

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I added pomegranate branches into each can, simply because I have 2 trees full of them. I placed a smaller jar inside the can to help hold the branches upright.

coffee can makeover bridal shower centerpieces burlap and pommegranites

I think these will look really nice on the tables as centerpieces for the bridal shower. I can reuse them later just by removing the wood slice. So you will probably see them reappear again sometime!

coffee can makeover bridal party centerpieces

This is such a simple and quick project. It’s also a great way to upcycle some of those tin cans you might have in your recycle bin. They could be painted any color that fits your color scheme and any kind of ribbon could be added to it. Let your creativity flow!!

Sunshine and Blessings

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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