🎂A Birthday Celebration in Wine Country⁉️

🦋THE GIFT🐆

So it was Gina’s 38th birthday on July 5th…Victor and I drove from Massachusettes to Virginia all day on the 4th of July!!!  We got there just in time to help tuck the boys in and watch the Clarke County fireworks from their back porch…a great surprise perk that came with their new house!!IMG_1584This is the gift we gave Gina for her birthday… Continue reading “🎂A Birthday Celebration in Wine Country⁉️”

🇺🇸Some Creative Flags for the 4th of July🎇

For my followers from other countries, I will explain one of our most revered holidays in America…Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the USA, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, and were no longer part of the British Empire.  This special day is associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, speeches, ceremonies and American flags, lots of flags!!  So I am focusing on creative flags for this 4th of July post!!  

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This one is hanging on our Continue reading “🇺🇸Some Creative Flags for the 4th of July🎇”

🐚A Cape Cod Cottage Bedroom and a Surprise Room🙀

This is our cottage bedroom…I like to use the fisheye lens for some home decor pictures because it gives the view of the whole room…We painted this room white about 5 years ago, before it was natural knotty pine, which was not bad, but this is much better… We bought the bed and a bureau about 35 years ago in an antique shop…They were natural … Continue reading 🐚A Cape Cod Cottage Bedroom and a Surprise Room🙀

🐣Me and the Chicks Ready to Fly the Coup🐥

  Every year in kindergarten, as part of the science curriculum, we get eggs from a farm, nurture them for 21 days and watch them hatch…   We keep the eggs in an incubator at 100 degrees, then in 21 days out comes the most magnificent creatures…can you believe that egg on the right, it looks just like an Easter egg, one of our teachers, … Continue reading 🐣Me and the Chicks Ready to Fly the Coup🐥

🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving our country.  It is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, so we will celebrate it this Monday, May 28th.  The holiday was originally held on May 30 up until 1970.  Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.  Many people visit cemeteries and volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.   This information is for my blog followers and viewers outside of the United States, who might not know of our traditions and customs:)  I enjoy reading their blogs to understand their customs and get to know their land more fully…I feel it helps us bring the world together:) IMG_2208 2 This picture is of my mom and me visiting my dad’s grave at the Bourne, National Cemetery, last year.  I like to say my dad Continue reading “🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹”

🌿My Herb Garden and a Handy Tip for Gardening🍓

A photo of my potted herb garden and pots waiting to be revived from a hard winter and spring…   We live near the center of town and the houses in our area do not have much land…our backyard isn’t really a yard at all, it’s a courtyard with a brick patio…there is enough room around the patio for some shrubs and a tree that surround … Continue reading 🌿My Herb Garden and a Handy Tip for Gardening🍓