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    Remembering R.E.D.

    I remember March 7, 2013 like it was yesterday. I was filling my gas tank and I peeked into my car. My friend was sitting in the passenger seat on the phone with someone. I knew something was wrong by the stunned look on her face, but I didn’t think whatever it was would affect me. Bummer, I thought. Something is wrong and I probably need to take her home. “Is everything okay? Do I need to take you home?” I asked. “Ryan died.” I started driving towards the mall in some weird haze and I questioned why I was even heading there. We sat in the parking lot of…

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    DIY Save-the-date Christmas Ornament

    Shh. Don’t show this to my cousin. It’s a surprise. My cousin is getting married! I’m so excited to be co-matron-of-honor in her wedding! I wanted to turn her adorable save-the-date into a memorable keepsake for her. This was a huge risk for me, I LOVE saving cards and didn’t want to ruin this one. If you’ve ever sent me a picture montage on a card, it’s in a box somewhere. If you’ve ever written a nice message in a card, it’s in a box somewhere. Luckily, my mom offered me her copy so I could save one in the box. (Thanks, mom!) HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED: The save-the-date A…