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8 Homemade Gifts to Try This Holiday Season

Posted On: December 7th, 2018
Sometimes I think shopping for gifts is the most stressful part of the holidays. Fighting the crowds, worrying about prices, trying to determine the perfect gift for someone—it can all be overwhelming. Granted, online shopping has helped with the crowds, but if you really want to avoid some of the usual pain points of holiday shopping, why not make someone a gift instead of just clicking “buy now”? I love handmade gifts. Not only can you can save some money by making gifts, you can tailor the gifts I have in mind to individual preferences. ...read more

7 Easy Christmas DIY Projects

Posted On: December 4th, 2018
Christmas is already the most wonderful time of the year, and having a little one around to share it with makes the holiday season even better. I get to see everything through her eyes. She sees all the decorations and gets so excited for the upcoming festivities. Each night when we get home, she gets to turn on her tree and exclaims, “Mommy! My Christmas!” ...read more

How to Make a Faux Fireplace

Posted On: November 30th, 2018
All through the month of December, River Valley is having pictures with Santa. That means there will be a lot of festivities and fun at all of our branches. The Beavercreek office got really creative and made a whole background for the pictures, and it is so cute! The crown jewel of their background is an amazing fireplace they made. It looks so real! I love it so much I want to make one for my house. ...read more

Local Shops to Check Out This Small Business Saturday

Posted On: November 23rd, 2018
Small Business Saturday is this weekend, which means a lot of local shops will be offering a lot of great deals. I wanted to spread the word because shopping locally is a great way to support the small business in our area. You can find some really unique items at these shops. ...read more