Happy Weekend!

Image by Joseph Hauflehner
(Image by artist Joseph Hoflehner)

You know what is totally grand about long weekends? They deliver short weeks. Friday came in a flash, and the sun finally came out to play! We actually have a weekend at home which means we can tackle some home projects that have been waiting for our attention! What do you all have in store? Cheers!

Here’s my weekend round up for you to have fun clicking through:

Can’t wait to catch the premier of this movie in Atlanta.

Downloaded this app and actually loving it (despite my failed first attempt!)

Comparing eras through small discovered polaroids.

Speaking of polaroids, finally got this one for my little ones to try on our next trip.

Funniest parenting tweets.

Summer sandals for under $50? (Made in the UK) Had to snag these.

Can’t wait to try these green smoothie detox pops.

An online videography course I recently took and loved.

Any fun links to share? Leave them in the comments below!

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

Beachy Waves Tutorial

Beach Waves - In Honor of Designbest Dry Shampoo

I have one curling iron. It is a super inexpensive con-air, and it has been a loyal friend over the years. I use it to make different kinds of waves or curls in a time efficient way. EHow asked me to share a beachy waves tutorial for any length hair, so sharing the easy how-to here.
This style lasts me up to three days with the help of a good dry shampoo.

Let me know if you give it a try! Hope it’s helpful!
x, Anna

P.S. More hair tutorials here.