Memorial Day

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We don’t know them all, but we owe them all. — Unknown

Memorial Day is so much more than barbecues and the day off from work. It’s a time to remember and honor the fallen heroes who have died in the military service of our country. Show your pride for our military with a stunning deco mesh wreath, a trip to the national cemetary, recipes for patriotic snacks.

Why is there money on graves?

“Whoa. That’s a lot of graves.” “That’s a cemetery where soldiers are buried.” My daughter was pointing out the window with wide eyes as we drove past Chattanooga’s National Cemetery. We detoured in to pay our respects. As she walked past the headstones, one in...

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DIY Fabric Ruffle Flag

DIY Fabric Ruffle Flag

I love featuring my Craft Exchange peeps and their incredible projects. Here's the latest one from Debbie -- she's one of our expert sewers, but this project doesn't HAVE to use a sewing machine. You can make this by hand, it would just take a little bit more...

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Election Day Rice Krispy Treats

Election Day Rice Krispy Treats

Well, I’m glad that’s over. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to have a Facebook moratorium while the criers and the gloaters get it out of their system. The only leftovers from this election that I want to talk about are these cool treats I made for the preschool...

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Deco Mesh Wreath for the 4th of July

Deco Mesh Wreath for the 4th of July

I guess I am officially a deco mesh junkie. Ever since I made this Christmas deco mesh wreath, I’ve had the bug. I made another wreath for Mardi Gras, a red and white deco mesh garland at Christmas too, and now to kick off summer, a Memorial Day red, white, and blue...

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How to Make an Easy American Flag Banner

With Memorial Day being the “official” kick-off to summer, what better way to recognize our fallen heroes than with a American flag banner to hang on your door? (See here for deco mesh wreath instructions) This flag banner was sooooo super easy to make and the...

Red, White and Blue – Dipped Strawberries

Now that I've learned that strawberries are going to change my life for the better, I have finding all kinds of new ways to incorporate them into my diet. This might be one of my favorites -- although I'm not sure it's quite what the David Grotto had in mind. Oh well....

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