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Scenes of Memorial Day Weekend

June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend started with a new backyard activity for Sophie -- sidewalk chalk from Daddy!


Backyard Chalk Art by Aunt Ellye

Pretty Colors

The weekend was not complete without a trip to Goodwill Books. Love this little $3 find from Goodwill. This treasure seems to go well on my kitchen window sill that overlooks the garden.

Patriotic Clock - Another treasure from Goodwill Books, and only $5

Welcome to my home!

Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the official beginning of summer. So even though summer doesn't technically start until June 21, I didn't feel bad displaying my summer door hanger.

Memorial Day 2010

Patriotic chips and margaritas

Samplings from the weekend's Trader Joe's and Costco shopping extravaganzas. It's great when payday falls on the holiday weekend!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Scones

Those of you that know me, know that I’m obsessed with the Petite Vanilla Scones from Starbucks. So naturally, I was thrilled when I found this Pioneer Woman recipe that replicates those little pieces of heaven. They come pretty darn close to the real thing, and they’re certainly cheaper and probably healthier. They were time-consuming to make. So if you’re craving a petite vanilla scone at 8 a.m., you may just want to head to Starbucks!

Memorial Day BBQ -- Cheeseburgers, Chicken Sausages, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob and Margaritas

Two Thumbs Up for Kirkland Brand Margaritas

Our gorgeous backyard sunflowers. These photos are taken by Bryan the Gardener and Sunflower Keeper.

How can this not make a person smile?

Hope your Memorial Day Weekend was relaxing, happy, colorful, and full of remembrance for those that fought to give us this life we have!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2010 5:50 am

    now you know i love your flip flop sign! i have one too, but it’s not as cute as yours….must hang it now! 😉


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