Graduating College, The Cheesecake Factory And Building An Empire

A couple weekends ago, I went to see Taylor graduate Power School but this weekend was my turn. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in photography! To be honest, I really didn’t care about going to my graduation ceremony…at all. This last semester of school was exhausting for me and I really wanted to just stay in bed and have them send me my diploma. But it was important to my family so I walked.

The best part of the whole graduating thing was that Taylor came home to watch me. He stood by my side as I went through an important life event and it reminded me of a quote I heard a while back… “Most women want a man that is already established. A strong woman will be apart of his struggle, survive it, succeed together and build an empire.”

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D.I.Y. Christmas Gift Idea: Scrapbook

I am ALL about D.I.Y. gifts. Something crafted from your own hands has a different meaning  and beauty to it than just a store bought gift. So with that in mind, I decided to make Taylor a small scrapbook as part of his Christmas present this year.

This is a good idea for several reasons.

  1. It’s nice for traveling. This was the main reason I want to make Taylor one. I wanted him to have something to bring with him when he can’t have a phone or a computer. Then your SO has something handmade that features photos and memorabilia. It’s like taking a piece of home and a piece of you with him.
  2. Making a scrapbook can be as expensive or inexpensive as you’d like it to be. It can be as fancy or as simple as you’d like it to be.
  3. “The gift that keeps on giving” is a phrase that can be applicable here. You can make this scrapbook a one time thing or you can keep making more pages for future holiday occasions as part of their present.
  4. This isn’t only a good idea for military SO’s. It can be a good Christmas present for any relationship or for a family member or friend. Tailor it to whomever you’d like to give it to.

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