Handmade Tuesdays [1.27.15]

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{Mostly} Handmade Valentine’s Gift Ideas

I love Valentine’s Day but I don’t think you need to spend a fortune to make it special.  There are lots of great ideas around the internet for things that you can make or you can make and then purchase.  Here are some of the ones I have thought about.



12 Months of Dates.  I am sure you have seen this on multiple blogs but Clean & Scentsible has free printables for it as well.  You can prepay for the dates or just have ideas for the following 12 months.  What an adorable (and thoughtful!) idea.


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Shutterfly Photo Books.  I am a huge fan of these books.  I make them all the time.  Watch for their sales because you can normally get free shipping and then some amount off.


If you don’t have as much time to make a Shutterfly book or want something a little smaller, have you heard of chatbooks?  They are smaller and you can make your own with one picture and captions on each page.  I made Josiah one for Christmas and he keeps it on his desk at work.  Use this code to receive your first one for free: 9PETNKKA.  Just download the app.



How about some food?  You can never go wrong with some homemade cookies or bread.  You put time into it and it tastes absolutely delicious!

Another cute idea is the Alphabet of Our Love.  I have seen a few versions of this but here is one from The Twinery Blog that came out really cute.

Buzzfeed has a great post on lots of ideas that you can check out right here.  If you find any other ideas I would love to hear them!



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Weekend Scripture

Psalm 16 8


Life has been somewhat stressful and challenging recently and I have been reading comforting scriptures to help me.  I love going through the Psalms.  The Psalms are poetry in the Bible and they are really encouraging, no matter what you are going through.  I love Psalm 16:8 because it gives me an image of God walking right beside me literally.  No matter what I do, He is always with me.  Just to picture God standing on my right, no matter what I am going through, even when I feel incredibly alone is really comforting.

I pray you have a wonderful and restful weekend.

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Yay for Friday

Happy Friday!!  I hope y’all had a great week!  I am so ready for the weekend!  This week has been a long one.  It started off really warm here in Texas and then finished off cold and rainy!  I much prefer the warm weather!  In another note, it is 20 days until my birthday :)

1- We got a juicer.  It is a Kurving’s Slow Juicer.  I had never juiced before (besides purchasing the juices at Whole Foods :) and it is delicious.  Well, the juices we make are delicious.  But we are both on the wedding slim down diet and getting this many servings of fruits and veggies in our bodies in one serving is very nice.

2- We booked a photographer AND a florist!  I feel like I am on a roll. The whole thing is overwhelming but I feel like we are getting there.  We are pretty confident on a baker and caterer as well.  Decorations will be something we do ourselves and so I will have to work on those, but once I get everything booked then we will be good!  Hopefully!



3- My mom & sister are coming in next weekend to go dress shopping!  I am hoping I find one because I need to get that ordered as the wedding is not far away!


4- I got rid of a TON of clothes.  I have too many clothes and I cannot stand clutter.  So every so often I have to go through my closet and get rid of things I don’t wear.  Normally if I was on the fence the last time I did that and have not worn it since- it goes.  It makes me feel so much better.


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5- I finally got to wear my jean jacket.  My dad got me a jean jacket for Christmas and earlier this week it was warm enough and my outfit worked that I got to wear it.  On a side note- can you wear it with jeans?  Just wondering :)

I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!!





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