Be inspired today with these fun and creative patriotic holiday decorating ideas... Holidays give me a great reason to have people over. We love spending time with friends in an informal way. There's something about a holiday that puts everyone in a more celebratory mood. Plus... it gives me a theme for table decor and more.     With that in mind... Memorial Day is almost here and it's the perfect reason to open the cupboards and drawers and pull out all things red, white, and blue. Since Memorial Day is about remembrance and appreciation, it's a great teaching … [Read more...]

Okay, I confess.   My heart goes pitter patter whenever I see a collection of red, white, and blue.   What about you?     Does your heart sing for the all-American colors, too?   Better Homes & Gardens Just for fun today, I thought I'd share with you a few ideas that I've been collecting on Pinterest.     I may, or may not, have guests coming for the holiday.  It's a little tricky when a holiday is right smack dab in the middle of the week.  Regardless I'll be ready with all the fun things that I've pinned.  That is if I actually get working on … [Read more...]

Was this past weekend your big "get the yard in shape" working weekend?   Traditionally Memorial Day {Weekend} is when mulch gets spread, shrubs, and lawns get trimmed, flowers get planted, the pool gets opened, and everyone gets ready for summer outdoor fun.  Is that your tradition?  We tend to spend plenty of time "playing" in the yard.  But, gardening and yard work for our family starts as soon as the weather is spring like, and flower planting begins usually around Mother's Day.   This year has been a bit challenging for me, with limited finances, living in a new town, and renting a home. … [Read more...]

via: Photography Blogger When I was a little girl my father used to call Memorial Day, Remembrance Day. As I reflect today on this national holiday, I think my dad was wise to call it Remembrance Day.   There isn't much that I can do when it comes to memorializing, besides attending a parade and hearing a war hero or political figure speak about military service.   What I can do is remember. Remember those who came before me.  Remember those who are serving today.  Remember their sacrifice.  Remember the sacrifice of leaving behind family.  Remember those whose loved ones leave, to not return... for months, … [Read more...]