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Favorite Things: Handwriting Gift

Happy New Year!  Since it is a new year I wanted to start a new series. In this new series I want to outline favorite products of mine new and old!

Since it is the New Year I am starting with something new.  I have wanted this product for while and finally sat down to purchase one for both my brother and myself for Christmas.

I have to start by saying I think sometimes God sends signs in such funny ways and you can’t help but smile. After my mom passed away I had seen the idea of handwriting gifts.  Luckily, I had some things she had written now I just needed to find someone to do it.  In came google and what do you know the first site that came up was Lauren Nicole Gifts. For those of you who don’t know me personally my name is Lauren Nicole.  I know my mom MUST have been smiling down when I was searching.  So I found this great company and sent my order in.

It was super easy and turn around was great! They do all kinds of great gifts (keychains and jewlery) with handwriting on it! You can even shrink baby footprints and they can etch it in!

Here is what I got!

Mom

PS The packaging was SUPER cute but of course I forgot to take a picture.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 54

April 19th.  A day that I saw how a community could rise up.  Oklahoma is a strong state and I left a little piece of my heart there when I moved to Texas.  On April 19th I was in 3rd grade and understood that a building had exploded.  As a child I didn’t fully comprehend the situation but one thing I saw was how strong the community I lived in is was (and still is).  Oklahoma is resilient.  Oklahoma is strong.  Oklahoma taught me that hero’s run in when others are running out.

There are moments in life that shape generations and for those okies that day our lives where changed forever.  However, when evil showed its ugly face that beautiful community showed me that good can over come! 168 men, women and children lost their lives and I will never forget.  Their spirits live in the hearts of Okies everyday.

While this post isn’t necessarily “happy” it is part of the community I remember and how happy and lucky I was to grow up there.

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