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Tara Jacobsen

How To Get Your Dementia Mom To Leave Home

Today we are going to look at ways we can help our dementia parents understand that living independently is not the safest option for them! Tips and ideas for how to get your dementia or Alzheimers mom to move! Our Dementia Mom Moving Story My husband Johnny’s mom has always been super independent. She had …

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Alternative Remedies For Bedsores (And Where They Come From!)

As an at home caregiver, bedsores give me the heeby-jeebies! Here are my best tips and ideas for how to combat bedsores early on with home remedies. My Caregiver Story My mother in law is very inactive and prone to getting bedsores on her butt and legs because she moves so little, AND sits in …

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7 Ways To Make Your Indoor Cat Super Happy And Entertained!

Today we are going to talk about CATS! I am a two cat Mom and have some some great tips and ideas for how to keep your furry friends entertained all day long. Bored cats get themselves into trouble, whether you are home or not.  Yes, cats sleep a lot, but like people they need regular …

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What To Do When Your Cats Don’t Like Each Other

As a multi cat household I have many tips and ideas for how to help your furry friends all get along! Here are some things you can do when your cats are just not friendly! A peaceful home.  That’s pretty much what everyone wants but add two or more cats to the equation and that peace …

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Everything To Know About The Sizzix Big Shot Switch!

The Big Shot Switch is a super cool, electric die cutting and embossing machine! Today we will look at the features of this machine as well as whether we need to add it to our artist toolkit! Why I Am So Curious About The Sizzix Switch As a mixed media and collage artist, I use …

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Butterfly Tags and Tickets – Free Printable Collage Sheets

This may be the prettiest collage sheet set I have ever made! These butterfly tickets and tags are super colorful and pretty. AND yes, there is a commercial license so you can print them out and use them in your journals for sale. Free Printable Butterfly Collage Sheets Examples Here are the two butterfly collage …

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Free Christmas Printable Tags and Tickets

I just had to make these fun, Christmas printable tags and tickets for my art journal… they are great for collage, ephemera or junk journal makers too! And YES! They include a commercial license angel policy! Two Pages Of Christmas Collage Printables Here are the two pages that you get in the Christmas printables… How …

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Halloween Tags and Ticket – Free Printable Collage Sheets Ephemera

Super fun free printable Halloween tags and tickets for your Halloween Junk Journal, Mini Album or Altered book. These are free to use in your work and even finished books that you are selling! Includes skulls, vintage ladies, day of the dead and of course, pumpkins! Why I NEED Halloween Ephemera My birthday is 2 …

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Magazine Collage Process Video and Step By Step

I have had SO MANY questions about how to do magazine collage, I thought I would do an entire process video to show you how I do my modern steampunk art. Hopefully this will help spark some creativity in your artwork too! Magazine Collage Process Video I love seeing how a piece of artwork comes …

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Journaling Prompts For Halloween

Halloween is such a fun visual holiday that can make for amazing written journaling or mixed media junk journaling! Whether you have kids or are dressing up as an adult, or have amazing decorations, here are some fun journal writing prompts for Halloween! Halloween Themes Haunted house Tomb or crypt Graveyard Funny or cute monsters …

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6 No Fail Ways To Get Rid of Pee Smells In Bathroom

Between my dementia Mom and my elderly dog, we have a lot of “accidents” in the bathroom! Here are my battle tested tips and ideas for how to keep those poop and pee smells out of your bathroom! As you may know from my post, 6 Must Have Products For Elderly Caregivers Dealing With Poop, …

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What Super Cool Grandparents Need To Get For Your New Grand Baby

Here are my best tips and ideas for what you “need” and then what is great to have when you get a new grand baby! We are so excited to get our Emmy one day a week and want to make sure she has everything she needs! My Grandparent Story I am a weird Grandma …

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