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    DIY Memory Pillow from a Shirt

    When a loved one passes, we cling on to the memories that we have of them. They live on in our hearts and memories. With a memory pillow, a small part of that person you loved can be added into your home. When my husband’s grandfather passed away in 2015, my mother-in-law held onto several of his shirts. She finally parted with one and asked for me to create something to remember her father by.     I was very hesitant to cut up a terribly important memento but I finally did it. I am very pleased with how this DIY memory pillow from a shirt has turned out! This…

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    Three Easy Ways to Show Gratitude this Holiday Season

    We could all stand to show a little more gratitude, right? Here are three easy ways to show that you’re thankful and grateful this holiday season. Something hit me last week as I shopped for my Thanksgiving ingredients at Aldi: I need to show those around me more gratitude for all that they do. This wave of new found appreciation for the Aldi stockers and cashiers came to me as I reached for my soy milk and saw a woman stomp into the back room with her cart and yell for someone to bring her some whole milk. This lady demanded that she be brought whole milk right that instant…

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    DIY Floral Arrangements

    I LOVE fresh flowers. To my precious little cat they are poisonous (well, the ones that I like are). It’s something about the way they make your house look. When something fresh is added to a space, it instantly spruces it up. However, if you still have a dusty fake ficus sitting in the corner, you know who you are, you need to get rid of it ASAP! I did this arrangement on Mother’s Day. Which was a bad decision on my part. I went to Whole Foods to get the flowers because they are super fresh, I know where they come from, AND they did all (and I mean…

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    DIY Mother’s Day Cards

    Happy (almost) Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! Mother’s Day for our family is hard to celebrate. You have my mom that lives out of town but will travel to come see us. She doesn’t live too far away. You have the hubby’s mom that RVs around the country, so a no-go on seeing her for Mother’s Day. AND you have his stepmother who is like a real mother to him who also lives out of town. So sending cards is the best and most practical way to get to all three of them. BUT I hate buying cards. It hurts to shell out four bucks for a decent,…

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    DIY Photo Coasters

    What’s worse than those ugly little rings on your coffee table from sweating drinks? We have really terrible humidity issues in Oklahoma. It amazes me that in some places cold beverages don’t actually sweat. Like in Taos. I love Taos. Speaking of… I made these wonderful coasters just for Mother’s Day which is rapidly approaching. Normally my mother love jewelry but this year I didn’t want to get her yet another bracelet. Plus I couldn’t afford one. All the better was a simple DIY gift. These are the supplies you’ll need: Scissors Mod Podge Travertine tiles Acrylic sealing spray Pencil Photos Sponge brush Hot glue One sheet of foam  …