3 ways to make your Memorial Day more Memorable

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What does your family like to do for Memorial Day?  Today, I’d like to share with you 3 ways to make your Memorial Day more Memorable.

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Memorial Day is usually the last Monday in the month of May each year, and the purpose of the holiday is to remember those who have died for our country.  (For more information on Memorial Day, see www.usmemorialday.org)

I have found that Memorial Day is much more meaningful if I know the stories of those in my own family who have passed away.

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Talk to your parents or grandparents and ask them questions about their relatives.  Learn the stories so you can tell them to your children.   President Thomas S Monson once said, ”We discover something about ourselves when we learn about our ancestors.” I have found that to be true!

 

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Take the opportunity to visit a cemetery.  Explain to your children why there are so many flags and flowers.  Find out where your relatives are buried and visit their graves, if possible.  Last year I brought my iPad and showed the kids a picture of the person for each grave we visited.  I was able to tell stories about each one, and it was really neat.

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Whatever you choose to do for your Memorial Day, make sure you do it consistently, each year.

My family has visited cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend for years and years.  In fact, I recently found this photo of my Dad’s family doing the same thing.  (He’s the little blonde boy!)

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And I am trying to continue this tradition with my own family.

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Every Memorial Day we have a pancake breakfast after we visit the Cemetery.    If you’re looking for a fun breakfast tradition, you could make these Patriotic Pancakes every year!

Whatever your family decides to do, make sure you do it together every year.  And don’t forget to take pictures!

I hope your Memorial Day turns out more memorable this year, and every year after!

 

 

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Simple Serger Projects

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My husband surprised me with a new toy!  A serger!  I have so much to learn and I’m ready to dive in.  Today I have found 8 Simple Serger Projects that I am going to start with.  This is the perfect way for me to learn my machine and start SIMPLE!

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Fabric Ribbon by Made

Fabric Napkins by Doodles and Stitches

Scrappy Strip Rose by Cluck Cluck Sew

Hand Warmers found on The Sewing Rabbit

The Simple Bib by Made it on Monday

Receiving Blankets by Sew Much Ado

Bow Headband by Made it on Monday

5 Minute Pillowcase by Simple Simon and Company

I have finally conquered the threading of my serger, so now I’m ready to sew.  Yesterday I made some fabric ribbon, so now I’m ready for my next simple project.  A lot of these awesome bloggers have some great serger tips too!

What is your favorite project you’ve made with a serger?  I need to add more projects to my list!

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Chatbooks Coupon Code

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Have you ever heard of chatbooks?  If you do Instagram, you will LOVE chatbooks!

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Chatbooks are 6″x 6″ books that contain 60 Instagram posts each.  We love them because it’s a way to preserve the little moments in our lives that we wouldn’t typically scrapbook.  Our kids LOVE looking at these books and reminiscing.

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All you have to do is get the free app on your smart phone, then create an account.  After you make a few simple decisions about how you want your books to look, then you are ready to order!  Each book is only $6, and they have free shipping!

Special offer for Bits Of Everything readers!  Enter to following code and get your first book for FREE!
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Satisfaction if guaranteed!  Check out chatbooks.com for more information.

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