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  1. Why You Should Take Family Portraits

    Why You Should Take Family Portraits

    Everybody looks back and laughs that those typical family portraits from the 80's and 90's. You know the ones, with people gazing off into the distance with big hair and bright, baggy clothing. While they might make you cringe, these family portraits are invaluable. When asked what they'd grab if their house was burning down, most people replied they'd take their family photos. That's because these precious photos offer glimpses into life of the past and are irreplaceable. Here's why taking family portraits is so important! Watch the Kiddies Grow...
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  2. Keeping Loved Ones Close While Traveling

    Keeping Loved Ones Close While Traveling

    It's nearly summer time, which means trips and vacations! Whether you're traveling solo or with family and friends, there's usually still someone you're missing. It could be a cherished pet. Or it could be someone you've lost. Knowing that a loved one can't be with you while you jet off makes traveling bittersweet. Here are some tips to help you with keeping loved ones close while you travel, even if it's only in your heart. Journal Keep a travel journal while you vacation. Jot down what you did that day...
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  3. History and Origin of Memorial Day

    History and Origin of Memorial Day

    Every year on the last Monday of May, Americans celebrate Memorial Day. On this day we have the day off to watch parades, wave American flags, and host barbecues in the warm weather. It can be easy to forget the true meaning of this holiday. The reason we are free to celebrate in the great country. Memorial Day has a rich history as one of our nation's oldest holidays. Where did Memorial Day Come From? After the Civil War, Americans began holding services to honor the countless lives lost. For...
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  4. Including Lost Loved Ones in Your Wedding

    Including Lost Loved Ones in Your Wedding

    If you've been following our brand, then you know the story of how the idea for With You Lockets was conceived. If you're new around here, we'd like to share the sweet, touching story with you. Our founder, Mikki Glass, lost her father following a battle with brain cancer. A while later, her sister was getting married and Mikki wanted to find a way to include him in the wedding in a private way. She came up with the idea to gift her sister a locket anklet with the photo...
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  5. Guide for Storing and Cleaning Jewelry

    Guide for Storing and Cleaning Jewelry

    If you have a piece of jewelry that means so much to you, of course you're going to wear it often! It might be a locket necklace with a photo of someone you're missing or a ring passed down through generations. But wearing jewelry often takes its toll in the form of tarnish, scratches, and dull gemstones. Here are some tips for storing and cleaning jewelry to keep it looking its best. Storing Jewelry There are some preemptive measures you can take when you receive a new piece of jewelry...
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  6. Perks of Having a Pet

    Perks of Having a Pet

    Dog. Cat. Lizard. Fish. Most everyone has owned some kind of pet at some point during their life. In fact, according to the ASPCA , 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned in the United States! And let's not forget about all the other more unusual pets such as hedgehogs, sugar gliders, or bearded dragons! Whether you're into pets that are fluffy or feathery, we can all agree that pets bring so much joy into our lives. These little (or big!) companions have the ability to comfort you when...
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  7. Graduation: Excited and Overwhelmed

    Graduation: Excited and Overwhelmed

    Graduation is coming Graduation is something that every senior thinks about. Before you know it, it’s May and you’ve got a diploma in hand. This is exactly where I’m at. Graduation is just around the corner. It's hard to believe that this routine of school is finally coming to an end. This chapter of my life is finally over. With college coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the rest of my life. This is definitely scary and overwhelming. Don't stress There are many things to think...
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  8. A Personal Story: My Mother’s Best Friend. My Grandmother.

    A Personal Story: My Mother’s Best Friend. My Grandmother.

     My mother's best friend. My grandmother. Our hero.  My grandmother died suddenly a few months ago. An unexpected loss that hit my entire family harder than any of us imagined. We were fractured. Missing the glue that held us together. The only thing that kept us going in the hours and days after her death were the images we had of her. The hundreds of photographs collected over her eighty-year life were shared and passed around. Family dinners with spaghetti sauce on her white shirt. Smiling on the side of...
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  9. Helping Your College Grad Deal with Uncertainty

    Helping Your College Grad Deal with Uncertainty

    After graduating, the whole world is your college grad's oyster. Walking across the stage to collect their diploma is undoubtedly the most exciting and overwhelming feeling for them. For the first time in their lives, these college graduates are no longer students. They won't have the structure of a class schedule and it's time for them to take on the world. Here are some tips to help your graduate embrace the uncertainty of post-college life. Find Your Calm Not knowing the path your life will take in the next five...
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  10. Tips to Take Stunning Photos Using a Phone

    Tips to Take Stunning Photos Using a Phone

    Remember when you used to carry around a little point-and-shoot camera with you wherever you went? Nowadays, a smartphone functions as a camera, music player, and much more. Here are some easy tips to take stunning photos with your phone without needing fancy lighting or an expensive camera! 1. Clean up your camera Before you start shooting photos, clean off your camera! Use a microfiber cloth to clean any smudges off of the camera lens. This will prevent any blurring or scratches that could ruin all the photos you take...
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