On the Road in May

May The Road to Domestication

Less than 7 months until Christmas, y’all.

I’m sorry – I couldn’t resist.

Can you believe that today is JUNE 1?! (It’s also the beginning of hurricane season, which is a big deal for us in Florida. And since the painters literally finished painting the outside of our house on Friday, I’m not sure whether we’re totally smart – since everything is nicely sealed now – or totally gonna have an insurance claim on our hands – and have to pay for new paint all over again! I guess we’ll find out…)

Anyway…today is the day we find out the top five posts here on the blog for the month of May! Let’s see…

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How to Make a Personally Patriotic Banner

If you happened to see yesterday’s blog post, you saw this:

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I told you all about my Patriotic Holiday Shelf yesterday, and told you that I made it personal, but today I’m going to show you HOW I made it the most personal part: the banner.

I chose to make this banner using old photos of our family who were or are currently in the military. Now, you can make this banner personal with any photos you like – that’s the cool thing about it!

Supplies needed:

Roll of burlap (or another type of fabric similar to it)

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A Patriotic Summer Holiday Shelf!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

I’ve always said that I come from a military family. No, neither of my parents served, but my grandfather did, as well as an aunt, two uncles and three cousins. Hey, I could sing the entire Marine Corps Anthem by the time I was two years old, thanks to my grandfather! (And yes, I can still sing it…no YouTube video for your viewing pleasure, unfortunately!)

Happy Memorial Day!

My grandfather (left) and Jerrod’s grandfathers (center and right)

When Jerrod and I got married, I discovered that he came from a military family, too. Both of his grandfathers, plus three uncles and two cousins.

Happy Memorial Day!

Our military family members: Uncles, Aunts and Cousins!

Memorial Day is the first military holiday of the year, and then will come Independence Day, and after that, Veteran’s Day. All of these are summer-related here in Florida, even thought Veteran’s Day isn’t until November…it’s normally still pretty durn hot here. So this year, when I was thinking about what I was going to do with my holiday shelf, I thought I should take it completely and personally patriotic, just in time for Memorial Day.

Keep in mind that today (Memorial Day) is meant to honor those who gave their lives in battle for our country. Can you even imagine?! The thought alone is sobering, to say the least. Our families were fortunate in that none of our own were killed in the line of duty, however, we hold those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf very dear to our hearts. If YOU have a family member who gave all, please know: our respect and honor is with your family today!

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