DIY Photos on Wood: A Great Way to Class Up Your Memories

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Over the weekend, HH and I had a rare morning without the children so were able to sit down in a coffee shop and relax. HH noticed some very cool art on the walls that consisted of little more than roughly a dozen small square pictures mounted on wood. I instantly fell in love and thought to myself, “I can do that!” So I’m going to show you what I did. I’ve NEVER worked with any of the tools/supplies I’m using here before today so...

About Gina

Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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How Credit Report Monitoring Became My New Favorite Thing.

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