Patriotic Jello Cups

    Next weekend is Memorial Day and many people forget that this special holiday is for remembering the men and women who died while serving in this country's armed forces.  Although most usually spend this day surrounded by family and friends outdoors, it's very important to be reminded of the sacrifices that these brave people have made for all of us.      There is no better way to show your patriotism than by using the colors red, white and blue in everything that you do during this weekend.  My ten year-old son loves eating jello so I knew that making a special dessert that includes his favorite dessert will be a great way to teach him about our servicemen and servicewomen.   Patriotic Jello CupsIngredients-2-3oz packs blue jello 2-3oz packs red jello 2-small envelopes of unflavored gelatin Whipped cream Red, white, and blue sprinklesDirections-1. In a small pot, boil 1 cup of water and mix in two … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Patriotic Felt Craft

    This weekend is Memorial Day and, while many are looking forward to having a long holiday weekend, the real purpose of this day is to remember all of the men and women who died serving our country in its armed forces.     It is their sacrifices that allow us to enjoy the freedom that we have as citizens of this great country.  What better way to spend some quality time with the family than by doing some arts and crafts together?     The possibilities with these cute, no sew felt patriotic decorations are endless! Attach a magnet to adorn your refrigerator. Affix to a frame to add patriotism to your favorite photo. Wear as a pin. Attach to a gift box in place of a bow. Plant sticks, or even at your patriotic party table! Materials:Hot Glue Felt Buttons Skewer Sticks ScissorsDirections:To make the blue (or red) circles:Cut four, 2" circles out of felt. Fold circle in half and half again and glue together at the seam. Hold for a minute to let the hot glue … [Read more...]

Tips For Planning Your Outdoor Memorial Day Party! @DollarTree #Ad

*Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Dollar Tree. However, all opinions expressed are my own.      Around our home, Memorial Day weekend is a special time because it signals the beginning of the Summer.  More importantly, however, it is the day for remembering the men and women who died serving in the Armed Forces for the United States.  My brother and husband both served in the Army and my Sister in Law is currently serving proudly in the Navy and we are very serious about commemorating our fallen soldiers.    Most people like to hold family gatherings and barbeques on Memorial Day because it is a long holiday weekend and many are off from work.  Dollar Tree has everything that you need to plan and host your Memorial day gatherings.  They have a full selection of themed patriotic holiday supplies to put all of your guests into the holiday spirit.  The best part is that everything they offer is just $1!  That price is definitely music to … [Read more...]