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Memorial Candle Wedding DIY

Unfortunately some of our grandparents were no longer with us at the time of our wedding but we wanted to honor them since they meant so much to us in our lives. I decided to create a memorial candle. I found many examples on Pinterest and Etsy but none of the things I saw online really stuck with me. I made a trip to Michael’s and found some supplies to create something a little different for our memorial candle. Using a plain glass candle holder, Martha Stewart Glass Etching Cream, Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils plus some ribbon, glass glue and…

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Oh Santa

Growing up in Oxnard we spent many Christmases at my Tia (aunt) Mary’s house. The adults would get merry and bright with lots of beer while the younger kids ran around and the older kids played Nintendo. One Christmas at Tia Mary’s house in particular stands out in my memory because Santa dropped by to surprise us kids! Except…well it wasn’t the idealistic jolly old man hefting a bag of toys laughing jovially. My Tio (uncle) Mark was not old, he’s the youngest of my aunt’s and uncle’s but he was definitely jolly…very jolly from drinking lots of beer! I’m…

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Holiday Angels

Thanksgiving is in just a few days and then the holiday season officially begins! I know there are many families out there that start the Christmas decorating on Thanksgiving or the day after. I like to wait until the first day of December–but I have a big plastic bin filled to the brim with assorted Christmas/winter decorations! From tree trimmings to candles and lights I really go all out with sprucing up my apartment for the season. This year, Jaclynn, one of my very best friends, is flexing her DIY chops and is creating these precious holiday angels. She is…

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Adjusting

Two weeks passed since moving¬† and I’ve settled into my new apartment. I’m slowly adjusting to my new neighborhood. The first three days here I cried. After moving all day in scorching Los Angeles Valley heat while going up and down stairs we were wiped out. My sister, brother-in-law and a friend helped us. Once they left, I felt like all the boxes and things stacked up filling up space were overwhelming and crowding me.¬† I immediately felt panic and regret. I NEEDED all the furniture in its proper place but the boxes and stuff were in my way. I…

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