Corner News-April 23, 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the Corner News!  We have some very exciting news to present from this week!

Beware, this may be slightly gruesome…sorry.

I was at work (I work at a pet boarding facility) and took out a dog to play in a one on one session.  This dog was very mouthy, and tried to bite my arms constantly.  I got very annoyed, and tried to get the dog to lay down to calm down.  Unfortunately, the dog kept going for my arms and chewed them up.

And this was the result.

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My arms are pretty beat up.  I am very bruised and it hurts to do certain things: like carry a purse on my arm instead of my shoulder, sleep (because I sleep on my sides and like to have my arm under a pillow), and cross my arms.  My legs got a little damage, but nothing like my arms.

And the dog?  All workers were informed to be aware and be careful when taking him out.

My Cabbages! - Imgur

Moral of the story: Be Careful !


Corner News-March 26, 2016

Hello!  And welcome to another edition of the Corner News.  It is getting close to the end of spring break (can it last another two months?) and the weather is changing.

Since Easter is tomorrow, I am sharing what I am wearing.  I purchased this coral Forever 21 dress back in November from the clearance rack.  I love the accents on the straps and that there are pockets.  I can’t wait to actually wear it for an occasion and not have it just sit in my closet.

Full DressClose up dress

Second thing on the docket: since Zoella has turned into mom’s dog (boo hoo), I have adopted another dog.  I had my eye on my dog, Karli, since she entered the shelter back in October of 2014.  I thought that she would be adopted right away, but she sat at VAH until February of 2016, when I adopted her.  I take her to work everyday and have a lot of fun living with her.  She is such a goof and can be a brat, but I love her all the same.

Here is Karli, wearing bunny ears and a boa for the Easter pictures at work.  Doesn’t she look adorable?

Karli pic

And, I also found the cutest dog bed for her. Not only is it better than the bed that I made for her (which was two pillows that I sewed a pillowcase around) and it even matches my room.  Karli enjoys the new bed much more that the original bed.

Karli Bed

Well, that is it.  This has been another edition of the Corner News.  I hope you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see you next week!


Corner News-February 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to another exciting and compelling edition of the corner news!  Prepare yourself for some life changing stories and pictures worth 1000 words!

Or, you know, just another regular corner news works too.


I have a Poshmark account.  Now, it is under my fashion blogs name, 2smallofacloset, but you are more than welcome to browse through my items.  I don’t have that much right now, but soon!  Soon I will have more items posted for people to look at.

If you don’t know what Poshmark is, it is a app that you download for free and you can buy and sell name brand items.  You can sell everything from Forever 21 to UGG Australia, basic tank top to quilted leather boots.  And items are being sold at a great price.  I purchased a pair of Torrid shorts for $15 when they are originally $40!  And they are exactly how the seller described them.  You can follow my closet and start your own if you are interested!

Dog Sign

The second thing I want to show you is the adorable sign.  I bought this while in Hawaii (yes, I know…it’s not really Hawaiian).  But it think that it is absolutely perfect for my family.  It’s hanging in my room as a reminder of how important dogs are in my life.

And that’s the news!  I know, not too exciting, but still interesting.  Hope you all have a great weekend!


Valley Animal Haven Animal Shelter Volunteer Appreciation

Ahhh! A day off from school here is in the U.S.! Teachers always treasure these days! So do the kids!

My preschoolers still talk about the day ‘the other Miss Pam’, from Valley Animal Haven Shelter came to school and brought a dog and cat to visit. They loved being able to donate food and other items to the shelter. A couple of weeks ago, Pam, the director and our friend, had a Volunteer Appreciation Open House, so of course, our whole family was there!

animal shelter volunteer chalkboard dog sign

I took care of the decorating, since that’s what I love to do! I drew the design on the chalkboard above and made the banner below from dog scrapbook paper. Lauren and I had gone to the 99 cent store for tablecloths and found these awesome pawprint balloons!

animal shelter volunteer banner

Remember the burlap pieces we stamped with pawprints? Here they are decorating the food tables. This is the ‘sweets’ table.

animal shelter volunteer dessert table

Yummy! The cookies on the bottom are some of my favorite!

animal shelter volunteer cookies and kisses

There were also chips and dips, and fruit and veggie trays.

animal shelter volunteer food table

The sign-in table was full of paw-prints!

animal shelter volunteer openhouse sign in table

Aren’t these beautiful! Love all these bright colors on a dreary day! These were given to some of the volunteers who had donated more than 300 hours of time in the past year!

animal shelter volunteer flowers

Each volunteer also received one of these special pins with a wonderful thank you!

animal shelter volunteer gift pins

There was also a drawing for door prizes. Haley won the sign ‘You Had Me At Woof” and Steve won the ornament.

animal shelter volunteer door prizes

Pawprints and kisses!

animal shelter pawprints and kisses

Here is one cutie, Hannah, to say hello and thank you! She even dressed up for the occasion!

animal shelter volunteer dog cutie hannah

Here is the whole group. There are many more volunteers out there too, but these are the ones who came for this special occasion. Pam is the 6th one from the left in the royal blue shirt.

animal shelter volunteer group picture

This was an incredible year for Valley Animal Haven. There were so many special people and businesses who gave time and donations to give the shelter a great first year. There were portable buildings, kennels, food, pet supplies, a trailer and many more items donated. There were several grants awarded to the shelter and even a money award for a contest that was entered. The most important part was the adoptions and saving the animals. There were 385 cats and dogs (and 2 rabbits) placed in ‘fur’ever homes in 2015! It is so amazing and such a wonderful thing Pam and all the volunteers are doing for animals! We are so blessed as a family to be part of such a great and amazing organization.

Sunshine and Blessings

Corner News-October 9, 2015

Welcome to Corner News! There is always fun stuff to share with you all on Friday!

Remember these frames I showed you a looong time ago?

pawprint collage

I finally got the project done! Aren’t they so cute!

Pawprint and Picture Set

Yes, I actually got each of the animals to put their paw in the ink and then onto the paper!

Ezzy and Chica

Even the cats!

Scamp, Kiara and Kenya

Last week, my friend Pam, from Valley Animal Haven, came to visit my kids at the preschool. She brought Phoebe and Mandy in to meet the kids.The kids donated a whole stack of pet food, cat litter and other items for the shelter. It was a great community service project for them.

VAH at the Preschool with Phoebe

VAH at the Preschool Mandy

I’ve also been working on cleaning out some of my stuff. I’ve gone through my clothes and now have done my jewelry. Here is one of my jewelry boxes, but I have a few different place I keep my jewelry.

Jewelry Organization

Here is the new look, for some of my jewelry. Haley used to have this mirror in her room, but took it down. In my house, things like this find a new life in another part of the house!

jewelry makeover

jewelry mirror frame

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunshine and Blessings