She's been busy lately tying up loose ends and getting rid of most of her belongings. So, as a going-away gift, I didn't want to get her something that she'd have to figure out how to mail home. But then I saw this post on how to bind a book from Homemade Gifts Made Easy and it hit me! She always said she originally moved to LA because she loved the beaches. So I whipped up a little something to keep those memories alive.
I followed the directions from that post, and picked up some scrap-booking embellishments to decorate the cover. And the last few times I visited the beach, I made sure to pick up a few postcards. And Voila! A book full of warm memories.