Some New Decor for Me and You! (Giveaway)

Good morning!  It’s Wednesday and we don’t normally post anything on Wednesday’s but today is a special day.  Not only is it the middle of the week (meaning there’s only 2 more days until Friday), but we have an awesome sponsored post from Canvas Factory!!!

*This blog post is sponsored from Canvas Factory.  All opinions expressed in this blog post are our opinions.*

We have worked with Canvas Factory in the past and they have been super awesome to work with!  If you want to see the other beautiful canvases that we got from Canvas Factory, click on the photos below and they will take you to those past blog posts.

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Canvas Factory is an awesome website with millions upon millions of photos that you can choose from for your home.  Not only can you pick from 13 different categories to search through the pictures, but you can add your own if you have a photo that you absolutely love and want to hang in your home.  And you don’t have to pick a canvas!  You could pick an acrylic or metal print as well.  There are so many different options for you to pick from!

Which is why this was so so difficult for me!

Now, I have a beautiful canvas that is hanging on my gallery wall in my living room.  It is a very simple picture of a compass (see link above), but it fits with all of my travel themed items.  But this time, I didn’t want to add to my living room again.  I wanted something different, for a different room in my apartment.

I thought about getting a Disney themed canvas for my future Disney gallery wall.  But I don’t know when that’s going to happen so I didn’t want to order something that I couldn’t put up right away.  And then I thought about getting a picture of succulents because I have been super into succulents and would love to hang a canvas in my kitchen with my hanging planter.  But then I found something better to go above my hanging planter.

And then it hit me.  It hit me almost as hard as a rock if someone had thrown it at me.  Why couldn’t I put a new canvas in my bedroom?

WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE????

My bedroom is all Paris themed (which, if you’ve seen my past apartment tours you may remember).  I have a lot of Paris themed pictures to hang on my wall but recently I found a new space on my wall for a picture.  It wasn’t a big space but it was perfect size for a new canvas.

So I hopped over to Canvas Factory and searched ‘Eiffel Tower’ and I got I don’t know how many results.  But it was a lot.  And I searched through them all until I found the one.  The one single photo that I wanted on my wall.  So with a few more clicks, I picked out my size and ordered it right to my door.

And this is the result.

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How pretty is this canvas?  Not only does it feature the Eiffel Tower but it shows the river and the beautiful sunset in the background.  I also love that it fits perfectly under my little blingy Paris sign.  It’s almost like it was meant to be.

Here’s a couple more photos of the mini gallery wall that I have in my bedroom.

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I have this mini gallery wall above some of my small display.  It’s not all Paris themed, like the rest of the room, but it all works together.  A cute purse, some flowers, a Paris tote, and an old fashion shoe bag that I drew a Banksy picture on.  It’s all so cute!  Everything works so perfectly together and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

Paris Canvas 1

Now!  You’ve made it to the end and guess what!  There is a chance to win a free canvas from Canvas Factory!  The people at Canvas Factory have been nice enough to let one lucky person get a canvas as well!  So if you click down below you will be taken to the place to enter the raffle.  This will be open for one full week (July 17-July 24) and the winner will be announced in the Top 10ish Round Up on July 26th.  Make sure you enter you do each of the options to get the most amount of entries!

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And We Have a Winner!

Hello everyone!  It’s Friday and guess what that means.  We have our winner of the Canvas Factory Givaway.

And our winner is Jillian Too!

Congrats!  Shoot us an email and we will give you the code for the free canvas!

Also, this blog is reposted and I loved how this table turned out.  So enjoy!

I have never been one to have a fancy table for a few reasons.  1: I live with other people. 2: I never sit at the table to enjoy the tablescape.  But, I have decided that I would actually put a tablescape together.

So TADA!

Parisian Tablescape

Parisian Tablescape

I used a grey scarf as my table runner to keep the table neutral and use other colors to pop.  I added a lot of Paris style items to the middle as a centerpiece.  You will be able to see the centerpiece shortly.

Parisian Tablescape

Now…I actually used my roommate Lydia’s dishes because I have red and yellow dishes.  So I had the large plate, the salad plate, and the bowl because you never know what you will need for a meal.  I added the silverware and a glass to finish off the setting.  But, to add a pop, I added a small glass bowl with a pink cupcake that my roommate Danielle had made.  Yum!

Parisian Tablescape

For the centerpiece, I used quite a few different items.  The best piece is the old film camera.  I don’t have any film for it, but it still works!  I am able to zoom, click, and “turn the film” which is fun.  I added a pink Eiffel Tower that holds my photos and a mason jar that my mom covered with scrapbooking paper and stickers for my bedroom.

Parisian Tablescape

On this side of the centerpiece, I have a mannequin jewelry holder that I bought from Ross and another small mason jar that my mom redid.  You can now see the camera from a different point of view.

Parisian Tablescape

And to finish off the centerpiece, I have this wonderful bottle of Van Ruiten Chardonnay that hasn’t been opened yet.  It is a great addition to the centerpiece and hopefully when I open it, it will be delicious.

So that is my tablescape.  I hope I can do more soon, if my roommates allow it…

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I Moved to a New Apartment

Well everyone.  It has been a wonderful two years at my last apartment, but on Monday I moved to a new place.

It was a hard decision, but when I thought I would be moving in with some friends and that fell through, I had to find something else that worked.  So I looked at apartments to live by myself, but I didn’t think that I could afford it on how much I make a month.

So I turned to Craigslist where I found an ad for someone looking for another roommate.  I would have my own room, but share a bathroom with one other roommate.  And after meeting the girls and signing the lease, I moved all of my stuff in on Monday.

And here is what my new room looks like!

Bed and Gallery Wall

Okay, so that’s what my bed and wall looks like.  I put my bed in the corner of the room because I wanted the most room to add my other furniture.  My room is a lot smaller than my last room, so I had to really work to get everything to fit.  One of those things, is all of the artwork that I have.  So, mom told me that I needed to create a gallery wall.

Now, it’s not completely done, but here is what I have so far.

Bed and Gallery Wall 2

Yeah, so I still have a few things left to hang on my wall, like a chalkboard and two mirrors that fit in nicely with my other art.  I might also buy a S to go with the L on the wall.  Who knows?

On the other side of the room is where the rest of my furniture is.  I have this dresser that is filled to the brim with stuff.

Full Dresser

Doesn’t it look familiar?  If not, I’ll leave a link at the end of the post for the original blog post about this dresser.  But, I was finally able to use it and it fits all of the clothes.  Hooray!

I also have my bookshelf that was brought over from the other apartment.  And it is already filled with decor and books.

Bookshelf Decor

And yes, that is an unopened box of Cards Against Humanity on the bottom shelf.  I just need to find some people who would want to play it with me… But yeah, I have I ever mentioned that I like Paris and the Eiffel Tower and pink?  I think you can definitely tell just by looking at my room.

Finally for furniture, I have this TV stand that I had painted blue a few weeks ago when I still thought that I was moving in with my friends, not people on Craigslist.  Well, mom surprised me by painting it black, adding pink and white knobs on the front, and decorative paper on the bottom of the drawer and inside the doors.  Imagine my surprise when I saw that pull up to the new apartment instead of the blue one.

Extra Storage

I also hung my bow board up behind my bedroom door because I am sharing a bathroom and there isn’t space in the bathroom to hang it.  So, it is by my door so that way I can just grab a bow before I head out to work!

Bow Board

And finally the closet… Is it any bigger than the closet at my last apartment?  The answer is yes.  Not much, but yes it is bigger.  I don’t have a walk in closet anymore, but I have a lot more hanging room and storage for my tee shirts and work clothes.  So, I guess that I have a bigger closet?

Closet Space

So, yeah.  That’s my new space.  I really like it.  It makes me really think before I buy something big because I have to think about where I am going to put it.  Since I don’t have as large of a space like my last apartment, I have to be really careful.  But, I like it a lot and I am very grateful for not having to climb so many stairs.

Check out some of my other blogs!

Parisian Room Decor                  dresser 1                  TV Stand Final 1

Lauren’s Apartment                            A New Dresser                           Teen to Adult TV Stand

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It was My Birthday!

Well everyone.  It is that time of year where I get to celebrate my birthday yet again!  Yippee!  I turned 22 this year, which means that I am still a baby and still have soooooo much to learn in life.

But, for my birthday this year my mom, Haley, and I went shopping!  Because, who doesn’t like shopping?

So we started shopping at Forever 21.  And as usual, I didn’t buy anything.  Even though they have some of the cutest clothes, I don’t usually buy anything.

We continued through the mall and stopped at a new store called BoxLunch.  When we entered the store, I immediately noticed that it is a lot like Hot Topic but without the goth.  There are a lot of fandom items that would make any fangirl happy!  There is a lot of items for Harry Potter, Disney, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, and much much more.  But, another reason I like the store is because they give back to community food banks with every purchase.  Who would’ve thought?  So, I bought a mini pop vinyl figure of Hermoine Granger.Present 5

And I bought a Five Nights at Freddy’s mystery box.  There are 12 figures that you could possibly get in the box.  Who doesn’t like a mystery and a surprise?  So, I bought it and got a Toy Bonnie.  I think that he is adorable!

Present 1

We then made our way to Charming Charlie’s where all of their clearance stuff was an additional percentage off!  So, why wouldn’t you want to buy some?  I bought a feather necklace, a leather and rock bracelet, and a leather tassel keychain.  I bought the keychain specifically to hang my Hermoine pop figure, but now I want to buy the other Harry Potter pop figures to hang with her.

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I also bought my first poof!  I love how cute and poofy it is!

Present 3

We then made our way to Home Goods.  And I found a Paris mason jar.  It is big and perfect for keeping…something in.  I don’t know what yet, but I am sure that I will find something to put into it.

Present 2

Finally, we made our way to Walmart where I purchased a Fitbit!  I bought the Fitbit Alta and couldn’t be happier with my purchase.  I like wearing it and seeing how many steps I take and how many calories I have burned.  It’s awesome!

Present 7

And, I also received a Paris tote from my family!  Isn’t it cute?

Present 4

So, yeah.  That’s what I did for my birthday.  Not super exciting, but I did have a good day!  It was nice to spend time with my mom and sister and do some shopping.  I hope you all have a good rest of your day!

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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!

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