Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

Good Morning,
Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. An official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. 

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Today, Americans take time and recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home.

 A recognized symbol of Veteran's Day is the red poppy. In World War I, Soldiers who were returning home, reported seeing battlefields covered with red poppies blooming. In their hearts, the red poppies symbolized the bloodshed and sacrifice made by the fallen soldiers. After the war, groups began making red paper poppies as a way to raise money for the wounded veteran's and selling them on Armistice Day (Veteran's Day). The red poppy remains a symbol of solidarity for Veteran's.

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on November 7, 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

If you know a Veteran or someone currently serving in our country's uniform, take the time today to thank them for their service and sacrifices. 

On a personal note, thank you E for keeping us safe, serving our country and keeping us out of harm's way!! I love you!! Also, I want to thank all of my family and friends that have served.

Thank you Veteran's!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Appaloosa Bag - Test Pattern

Hello Everyone,

I completed another beautiful pattern for Sara at Sew Sweetness. This bag is called the Appaloosa Bag and I love how it came out.

This medium size bag is a perfect size for a day out shopping, lunch with friends or going to see the beauty of the fall foliage. It has accordion dividers on the inside, which is perfect for organization a snap closure, zippered pocket inside, adjustable shoulder strap and purse feet on the bottom (which is always optional). The finished size: 10 3/4” long x 7 1/2” tall x 4” deep. 

When I saw this bag, I knew it would be perfect for beautiful and crisp fall days. I got the fabric, zippers, thread and all of the hardware at Joann's.

I love all the detail and thought that Sara puts into all of her bags and her instructions are always easy to follow. If you ever have a question, she is always available to assist you.

If you would like to purchase this pdf pattern, hardware and notions, please stop by Sara's pattern shop. This pattern will be released soon.

I am linking up with these partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2001 - 14 Year Anniversary

Today marks the 14th anniversary as one of the worst attack on the United States. I can't believe that fourteen years have passed since that tragic day. It is with every post that I write every year that I have such a heavy heart.

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to San Francisco or Los Angeles after takeoffs from Boston, Massachusetts, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Large planes with long flights were intentionally selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled.

The four flights involved were:
  • American Airlines Flight 11: Left Boston's Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 175: Left Logan Airport at 8:14 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of nine and 51 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.
  • American Airlines Flight 77: Left Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia at 8:20 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of six and 53 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 93: Left Newark International Airport at 8:42 a.m. en route to San Francisco, with a crew of seven and 33 passengers, not including four hijackers. After the passengers revolted, the hijackers crashed the plane into the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.

 I always include the past post of my experience on that day. You can view it here. Being a New Yorker, we are very resilient and can manage a lot of things that head our way.  I can tell you that nothing prepared us for that day or for anyone else in our country. September 11, 2001 touched every American in some way and it also reminds everyone of the many heroes that are in our lives, that protect us and that are still protecting us every single day. They help to keep a horrific event such as this from ever happening again.

America's Military, Police, Firemen and EMS have done such an amazing job keeping our country safe. Please take a moment to remember the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93.

Please also keep our men and women in uniform in your thoughts as they continue to fight for our Nation. Military members and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since then. We salute you and thank you for your service. America sleeps easy knowing you are there to protect us.

We will never forget the events of that fateful and horrific day in September 2001.

My thoughts and prayers are with those lives lost and families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. Thank you to all the first responders from the FDNY, NYPD and the NYARNG (101 Cav, 69th IN, 256 FA) who risked their lives on that tragic day. Thank you to all the men and women who defend our freedom by serving in the Military. We will never forget!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Test Pattern for Itch To Stich "Carey Top"

Hello Everyone,

I completed testing a pattern for Kennis at Itch to Stitch. The pattern is an adorable top called the "Carey Top".

The Carey Top is so easy to sew up and very comfortable. The top has elbow length drawstring-gathered dolman sleeves, you can add contrast to the shoulder panels, round neckline, a high/low shirttail hem and when you go to print the design there is a layer feature and you can just print the size that you need.

I got the linen fabric and the ribbon for the drawstring at Joann's. This top is so comfortable and can be worn with shorts, skirt, Capri's, khaki's or denim. I have worn it with shorts for the photos in this post and I also dressed it up with a skirt.
The pattern instructions/illustrations were very detailed and easy to understand. Also, Kennis gives you ideas to make the top with a different neck binding or even into a skirt. If you need help creating your shirttail hem, don't worry there are very detailed instructions in helping you create it.

I also picked up some rayon fabrics for the fall and will be making this very same shirt.

Stop by her shop and check out this pattern and all the other wonderful patterns for sale.

I am linking up with these parties, Remodelaholic, More the Merrier and TCB.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #66!!

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 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
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14 Different Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Pinterest Traffic-MBA SAHM
There are two main elements to a successful blog – great content and powerful marketing. And while most conventional advice says to spread your marketing efforts over various platforms, pretty much all bloggers quickly realize one thing – Pinterest is everything.

Rainbow Fruit Pizza Recipe-Gator Mommy Reviews

Coconut Bread Pudding Blossoms-A Sprinkle of This

If you haven't noticed by now, I have a fondness for desserts.
I know, you are shocked by my revelation!  :)
I do love desserts, especially when they are mini.  There is just something about a sweet little treat that gets my heart aflutter!  The presentation is adorable and most of the time, one little treat satisfies my craving.  And, I do like to celebrate the little things that make life sweet!  Get it?

Preschool Painting - Try It With Shaving Cream!-Ducks 'n a Row

For a new experience and a very fun time, let your preschooler paint with shaving cream.
You can't go wrong.

Grilled Sweet Sticky Wings-This Silly Girl's Life

Grilled Sweet Sticky Wings, lots of garlic, brown sugar, lemon and herbs combine for the BEST wings marinade recipe… EVER!

8 Scriptures to Help You Be a Better Dad-Domestic Mommyhood

Are you trying hard to be the best dad you can be? Sometimes you just need to ask for a little bit of help. Here are 8 scriptures that you can turn to when you feel as though you need to be a better dad. God wants to help you in your time of need and these scriptures prove it.


For the love of Nutella, we’ve discovered a delicious and amazing Nutella Strawberry Smoothie! It’s a healthier treat with an amazing touch of Nutella that will leave your taste buds inspired and your cravings satisified!

Orange Chocolate Chia Buckwheat Cereal-Strength and Sunshine

The wonderful citrus combo of orange and chocolate comes together with buckwheat to make a delicious healthy breakfast. Gluten-free, vegan, and full of healthy protein goodness, this orange chocolate chia buckwheat cereal is sure to give you a good morning!

FABBY: OMG, Another Dinner Party!-Fabby's Living

We decided on entertaining again, as we had to reciprocate to some more friends and yes, we do have lots of wonderful friends; so, since we made the dinner party to celeb our 40th. I haven't stopped the 'entertaining at home situation' lol..

One Easy Way to Gain Instagram Followers-Ash and Crafts

Hello there! Today will be my last post on my How to Start a Blog series. Please click here to start at the beginning of the series if you haven’t read it yet! Today’s post will be focusing on Instagram. I’ve read a lot of posts on how to boost your Instagram. The most common tips I’ve seen are:

Pillow Cases, Just the Way You Like Them!-Stone Cottage Adventures

My latest sewing addiction is Pillow Cases!  They are a quick, easy project.  I *love* creating them just the way I like them!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!

Lasagna Mac and Cheese-TitiCrafty

I am betting that you are a BIG fan of Macaroni and Cheese. I mean isn’t everyone?! I am pretty sure that’s one of the foods you first ate as a toddler and then fell in love with it for the rest of your life. Homemade is always better than a box, but we still have a soft spot for the original in the blue box.

The Absolute, Best Thing About Blogging!-Earning and Saving with Sarah Fuller

What is the absolute, best thing about blogging? Nope, it is not the countless hours spent putting together posts and scheduling social media contributions. It is not the continuous need to learn new things. It is not even when a post goes viral or is picked up by a big media outlet (Although, this is much more in the ballpark).

Garbage Disposal Tablets-Almost Supermom

Last week I came home from a long day of field tripping with the kids to an incredibly funky smell in my kitchen. Like really funky. The nose went to work trying to find the source of the funk. In no time at all I found out the smell was coming from my garbage disposal. Yuck! One of my kids had left some food in there and it had just been sitting there stinking up my house for who knows how long. This wasn’t the first time this had happened, my teens are the primary dish doers in my house and while they do a pretty good job most of the time, there are days when they just forget that they need to run the garbage disposal.

Review: Valentia Organic Rosehip Oil-Skin Stuff by Katy

Hey guys! Today I'm going to be reviewing Valentia's Organic Rosehip Oil. I think I've said before, but I've been on an oil kick lately with my skin. Plus, it's fun trying out new things!

How I more than tripled my pageviews in just two months-My Love for Words

Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Do you currently blog but struggle with balancing it all? Most of us know all too well how overwhelming it can feel to juggle the day-to-day demands of writing a blog with the big-picture strategy of creating a profitable business.

Spring Brunch Menu-Willamette Valley Wonder Woman

This past Sunday we accomplished something we had yet to do this year – enjoy a brunch on the back deck.  Get ready for a photo overload here because we lucked out and had a gorgeous morning with lots fresh food and colorful flowers


Nothing beats homemade bread, fresh or fluffy from your own kitchen. Get your kids involved for lots of kitchen fun especially for this recipe, make them rolling and coating the dough with sugar, a great way to introduce them into baking.

Food Art-Home Decor

I’ve an adorable collection of food art for you! These wonderful work of art are created from simple food items that we consume on a daily basis. I don’t think most of us pause to admire what we eat unless it is brilliantly presented to us. Fruits and vegetables come in several hues, and subtle patterns. With imagination, creativity, and patience you could create pirates, bunnies, bears, caterpillars, and more.


I have such a love/hate relationship with spring cleaning. I love getting the house spic and span, deep cleaning, and getting rid of winter clutter…but I also hate cleaning (just ask my mom or husband) especially when the weather is warm and I would rather be outside.

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