How do you observe Memorial Day?

Honoring the flag {image source}

Now that Gabriel and Veronica are getting a little older, they are becoming more aware of each holiday and their meanings. My husband Gabe was a history major so he really puts importance on understanding the world’s history and our own country’s, and I agree wholeheartedly. We were talking today about good ways to observe Memorial Day as a family as our children grow.

My own brother-in-law was a captain who served overseas in Afghanistan, and I have many family members and friends who have served our country. We have seen their sacrifices first hand. 

How do you observe Memorial Day? Suggestions?  Parade, Prayer service,  memorial visit….these are just a few that come to mind. I would love to hear some ideas of ways we can bring awareness to the purpose of today.

Enjoy this weekend with your families!

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Drake

Memorial Day Weekend Sale Finds

Summer snaps | IHOD
{ Image via Nena & Co.}

Currently we traveling home from my sister’s wedding weekend. Cannot wait to share more about it.
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share some of the coolest sale finds happening right now on the www.

Also rounded up an easy reference list below.
Let me know if you find any yourself. I am always up for a steal! 
x, Anna

Long weekend | In Honor of Design
Long weekend ready: Straw Hat // Instax camera // Suit One // Suit Two // Suit Three // Sandals // Stackable Bracelets // Drink Recipe (all sale codes below)

Retro sunnies for under $50

Best retro inspired sunglesses for $18-$40 dollars (all on sale!) ^^
From top left: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven // Eight

Clothing & Accessories:
Anthropologie // 20% off sale
Asos // 20% off (code: LONGWKND)
Ascot and Hart // 20% off (code: whatup20)
Bauble Bar // 20% of sitewide (code MEMORIAL20)
Boden // :30% off (code: 3M3M)
French Connection // 30% off everything + Free Shipping (code: FCMS40)
Gap // 50% off regular price styles (code: SUMMER)
J.Crew // 25% off your order (CODE: SUMMERLOVE)
Loeffler Randall // 30% off resort and spring shoes and handbags
Madewell // Extra 30% off sale items (code SWEET)
Moorea Seal //Extra 20% off sale (code: MEMORIALDAY)
Nena and Co // 25% off sitewide (code MEM25)
Nordstrom // half-yearly sale, up to 40% off
Old Navy // up to 50% off everything
Sole Society // up to 50% off everything
Shopbop // 20 – 70% off sale
Threads for Thought // 30% off
West & Lou // 25% off

Lulu & Georgia // 25% off  (code TAKE25)
Waiting on Martha //15% off (code: MEMORIAL15)
West Elm // Everything on sale in store and online



Best spots in Chattanooga, TN – Part 1

In April we had the chance to get away with the little ones for a weekend getaway in Chattanooga, TN. It is a short two hour drive from Atlanta, so it was an easy trip there and back. Gabe and I always talk about focusing on culture and experiences with our kids over material things. For their birthdays this year we knew this would be the best kind of gift to give them….uninterrupted time and adventure!

Lovers Leap

We arrived in time to grab a late dinner downtown at Big River Grille (Oh the burgers are soooo good). It was lit up with lights and right off the river, so it was a fun way to start the weekend. We checked into our hotel at the Springhill Suites which had a huge outdoor area with a bonfire pit and yard games overlooking the river. The rooms were updated, clean, and very spacious which I was relieved to see since we would all be sleeping in the same room. 
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