Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today...


"What day is it?" asked Pooh. "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day." said Pooh <3
This morning  I went to church like I normally do on Sunday. I always enjoy every part of the service, from the songs during the praise and worship to the sermon. This  morning, the words in the sermon were very powerful and that message stayed with me throughout the day. After church, we stopped at a deli called Isaac's and picked up sandwiches.

My oldest thought it might be nice to have a picnic at the park. Well, it wasn't a typical picnic since it wasn't exactly planned, but we did have our sandwiches from the deli, chips and bottles of water so it worked out. Oh, this is what I ordered.


It's turkey breast with melted muenster cheese and thousand island dressing served on raisin toast. Then it's topped off with cucumbers and cole slaw. It was my first time having a sandwich this unique, but it was actually pretty good.

 
After our 'picnic,' we walked around for a while. It was a little windy, but it was a beautiful day.  
 
 
Then I found a great spot to sit and read.  
 
 
I just started 2 Samuel so...
 
 
... I still have a long way to go.  
 
 
Afterwards, when we were back home, we watched another Redbox movie.
 
 
 
 
This was a very good movie and a definite tear jerker. I gave it a thumbs up. Well, today was a good day and I hope you enjoyed your Sunday as well. God bless you and have a great week. 
 This dog who waited patiently for his distracted human. This is the cutest thing ever!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lace Covered Mason Jar

Coffee Rooster // Torani Loves This

Good morning. Today, I'm excited to share a DIY project that I worked on yesterday. It all started about a week ago when I picked up a mason jar from Dollar Tree. Thanks to my hanging out on Pinterest, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.



Here are all of the supplies I used. I found some pretty lace at JoAnn Fabrics that was only $5.99 per yard. I couldn't have been happier that it was 40% off. Now since the jar isn't very large, I only needed about 3/8 of a yard of fabric which is enough to cover 3 since my daughters wanted to fancy up their jars, too. It only came up to $1.50. I already had some Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive on hand so the only other thing I needed was some pearls and a flower.


First, I started off by separating the lid from the jar. With the project that I have in mind, I didn't have a need for the top, so it was simply discarded. Second, I peeled off the label.


I didn't think of it when I was at JoAnn Fabrics, but I wasn't sure if I needed to use one or two layers. I finally decided that using a single layer should work just fine, at least I hoped it would.




I ended up with too much lace, so I trimmed the fabric down even more. I only needed enough to cover the outside of the jar up to the rim.


Once I had the right amount of lace, I positioned the jar. I wanted to make sure the lace would be secured to the glass so I started by spraying some of the adhesive spray on only one small section at a time wrapping it around as I continued.



Then I sprayed extra on the bottom of the jar and folded over the end piece.


Along the neck of the jar, I used my hot glue gun to make a small trail. (I know, my glue gun has definitely seen better days). Making sure that my pearls are nice and straight, I started wrapping the pearls around the neck of the jar. Again, I only worked on one small section at a time. The final step was to hot glue the flower on.



That's it! It was super inexpensive and very easy to make... even for me.




Putting it in front of a mirror shows you a little more detail. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.



Before...



And after...




Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day begins and ends beautifully.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Rooms With A View



Good morning. A few weeks ago, I had a post called, rooms with a view. Since I don't have a great view from any window in my apartment, I often wonder how great it would be to wake up in the morning to an amazing view. Well, I'm still daydreaming...
Italy
looking out the window
window

Husmannsplassen i Hidlesundet: Koselige Rørstrand-krukker

Window with a View...
Oxford, England - Blackwells http://www.robertmealing.com/2013/04/27/oxford/
Toro Canyon House, Santa Barbara, 2012



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window seat/the view is paris



Grand Canyon, Arizona

Have a blessed day.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Day At The Park

Pine Tree

Hello again. You may notice a couple of changes on the blog. A few days ago, I disabled my Google plus account and reverted back to the original blogger. I am no longer able to join any circles, which I won't miss because it's a feature that I never used anyway. Unfortunately, this process wiped out my 'about me,' but that's okay. It gave me an opportunity to think of a different introduction for myself. Most of it is still the same, I just tweaked it a bit. The good news is that I am no longer a no reply blogger.



Also, my daughters and I went to the park. It was 70 degrees with beautiful sunny skies. We couldn't have asked for better weather.


There are actually a lot of parks where I live, but I like this park more because it's right near a farm.





My oldest brought her skateboard along.




So my youngest and I walked along the trail and talked.



Then we all started collecting leaves.

 
 
 
 
Our favorite part was walking on the leaves and hearing them crunch. 
 
 
After the park, we stopped at the dollar store next. They actually have mason jars now so we picked up three of them for each of us. 
 
 
 
I have a fun mason jar project in mind that I'd like to try soon. I'll see how it goes. See you next time and have a great weekend... :) 
 The Little Corner 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Decisions, Decisions...

get out
This morning, I decided to take a trip to Home Goods. I was on a mission to find lamps for the end tables in my living room. I'd already been to Target and although I saw a couple of them that would really work for my space, they weren't exactly what I was looking for. I know that the right lamp plays a part in the over all room design and décor. So, for me, this is a really big decision.


Well, I started my morning with breakfast at Panera Bread. I ordered a bagel and hazelnut coffee, but when asked if I would like anything from the bakery, I couldn't help but drool at all the goodies in the case.



I considered it but, since I was already starting my day with a lot of carbs, I resisted the temptation.




So, after my belly was full, I headed to Home Goods next. Normally, I browse through the entire store, but today, I went straight to the lighting section. I saw these same lamps at Target and I think they are so cute. They are very affordable and I love the base.




These lamps could also work. They are adorable and totally within my price range.




After browsing for a bit, I finally left Home Goods. I had some ideas, but I wasn't ready to call it a day just yet. I hadn't been to Pier One in a long time, so I decided to go there next. I automatically knew that anything at Pier One would be pricier, but I needed to see all of the options before I could decide.

This is the first one that caught my eye. It's a very unique design and it's definitely not your everyday lamp.



Then I saw another one. It's the one right smack in the center with the bling. If you ask me, that is lamp magnifique. It's a very stylish lamp that comes with a very sleek shade and an extremely high price tag.





So, here's where I could really use your input. Out of the four lamps shown, do you have a favorite? Which one do you think would work best on my end table?

Here's a reminder of what my end table looks like. It's pretty small so I don't want a lamp that is so large, it'll take up all the space on the table.



Thanks for your help and have a fabulous weekend... :)