Happy Memorial Weekend Saturday! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? The weather is supposed to be good the next three days, so I’ll be soaking up all the good weather and making some wonderful Mitten Moments with our family and friends.
“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach
As a child, I remember my parents referred to Memorial Day as Decoration Day. Rightfully so, as we always made a trip to the cemetary to lay flowers on my family members graves who served. I recently read that it was originally called Decoration Day and it originated during the American Civil War. People would place flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.
So important to remember those who served.
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This weekend, I’m finishing my patio decor and finally planting all my flowers. I purchased some new items for this season and I can’t wait for you to see it. You can check out 7 Of The Best Outdoor Decor Items For Summer, that I recently found.
I started reading A Lovely Life: Savoring Simple Joys in Every Season, by Melissa Michaels. Have you heard of it? It’s a pretty book where Melissa shares how to embrace the rhythms of every season and the routines of each day encouraging us to be more thankful.
It’s so good!
You didn’t see me here on the blog, last weekend. I was creating some very special moments with my new granddaughters! That’s right…plural! My oldest son and DIL had twins and our family couldn’t be happier. I am now the proud Mimi of three beautiful granddaughters. Being an only child, I always wanted a big family and we are certainly on our way!
Aren’t they the sweetest?!
This Week On The Blog
It was a fun week on the blog! I joined some of my talented blogging friends for a Patriotic Decor Blog Hop. There was so much inspiration and just in time for Memorial Day. Remember, all that inspiration can be used for July 4th and Labor Day too!
I had so much fun sharing How To Create An Easy Patriotic Tablescape. Did you get to see it? I used some vintage red, white and blue glasses that have great memories and speacial meaning to me.
If you missed the post, there’s still time to get some simple decor inspiration for your holiday!
A Few Favorite Mitten Moments
Do you know my friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style? If you don’t, you should! This week she shared How To Host A Low Country Boil In 3 Easy Steps. This is such a fun post and a great idea for your summer to do list!
What’s better than yummy food and friends to share it with?
Another one of my favorites this week, comes from my very good buddy, Jen from Cottage on Bunker Hill. Her DIY project was inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn catalog. You’ll love her post on How To Make A “Sea Glass” Beaded Rope Garland.
Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found this week:
This lovely summer table style guide
These easy dessert strawberries
This easy crockpot pork chop recipe
Well, that’s all my Mitten Moments for this Saturday!
As always, I’m so grateful you’re here!
I hope your weekend is full of amazing moments!
Happy Memorial Day!
Leslie Watkins says
Oh, my goodness! Twin granddaughters! How glorious—my heart is so happy for you. So much fun and joy they will add. Loved your post today and thank you for sharing my recipe. Have a wonderful “decoration” weekend!
Thank you and you are welcome, Leslie! Be blessed this week!
Oh Kim, I love the photo with you and the twins. I am so excited for you to experience life with twins. It’s amazing and so incredibly special. Hugs and congrats to you, Big Al and your son and darling daughter-in-love.
Thank you, Tammy! We are so in love already! Have a great week!
Awe, Kim. Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing my low country boil tablescape. It was such a fun table to style and makes me so excited that summer is almost here. Enjoy your weekend!
You’re so welome, Jen! It was a great post! Hope you have a great week!
Somehow I read last week’s news first. The babies are here!!! They are too precious, Kim! Congratulations! What a blessing!
We are over the moon! They are so loved! Thanks Mariez!
Do Dodson says
What a sweet photo of you and your new double duo. I know you’re loving every moment.
I spend the weekend holding our youngest grandson. Isn’t being a Grandma the best?
I enjoyed this post. 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙
Do, you are so right! Being a grandma is so special! I’m so glad you got some good snuggles over the weekend! xo
Stacy Ling says
Yes! All these decor products are must haves!
Thanks Stacy! Have a great week!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
That is the sweetest picture of you with your twin granddaughters. You are so blessed Kim. I’m so happy for you.
CONGRATS Kim!! The babies are beautiful 💕
Thank you so much! What a gift they are!!