Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

I needed this 3 day weekend more than I realized!  I slept in until 10:00 this morning which is so late for me.  Clearly I needed that extra bit of sleep!  I spent Saturday with my mom, shopping for a dress for my brother's upcoming wedding.  We shopped, had lunch and enjoyed spending time together.  Today, Cody and I have been busy rearranging the living room and cleaning.  I was even able to sneak in some yard sales and I made a batch of homemade strawberry jam.  I grew up eating homemade jams and jellies so I can't stand the store-bought stuff!  I am afraid one batch won't be enough however!

 The weather has been pretty typical for Memorial Day in Idaho.  Sprinkling in the morning, then warm and sunny in the afternoon, followed by a great thunderstorm and pouring down rain.  It smells so fresh and clean outside so we decided to sit on the patio and enjoy it.  I made homemade lemonade to sip on and now I don't think we can ever go back to commercial lemonade again.  Homemade is always the best, especially when drinking out of my new 100th Anniversary Blue Ball Jars.  Somehow, the jars make it even better still!

 We hit an estate sale and I found this vintage BINGO game for $1.  The red and aqua colors are so perfect!  As much as I love playing BINGO, I think using all the wonderful cards, markers and numbers will be great to use in crafting!
 I finally found the perfect little ottoman to put in my Sweet Little Reading Nook.  It's really quite sweet the way it is, but it doesn't match so I will be painting the wood legs and recovering the cushion as soon as I find the perfect fabric.  The size is perfect for my nook.  I can't wait to get it refinished!
 I have been looking for an old metal gum ball machine for awhile. When I found this one for $3, I just knew I had to have it.  Before I get it painted, Cody had to try it out to make sure it worked.  As you can see, the peanut M & M's we put in it are nowhere to be found!  I thought having to pay for a handful would mean they would stick around longer, but clearly that deterred no one!
Today we also went to take a look at my Grandpa's headstone that was just recently placed on his grave.  It is beautiful and so perfect for him.  While we were there, my aunt and uncle showed up as well and it was nice to see them there, even if we were all crying!  We miss you Grandpa and love you so much!

Hope everyone is enjoying this Memorial Day weekend and thank you to all those who fought for our freedom!

Linking up with:
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life: Inspire Me Tuesday
Cottage Sweet Cottage: Rednesday


LV said...

Enjoyed my visit. I too like anything homemade, especially jellies or jams. I grew up with them, but am forced these days to buy store stuff. Definitely not the same.

Jenny's Heart said...

mmmm home made jam sounds so yummy, my Meme used to make the best grape jelly, I dearly miss it and her.
Love ya lady!

Cottage Sweet Cottage said...

I love your ottoman and the gumball machine reminds me of my Dad who had quite a few in his place!

So glad you joined us over at Rednesday!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How wonderful to have grown up with homemade jams and jellies! My mom told me that she grew up "having" to can stuff and because of that she never wanted to do it again, so I never got to experience it. There were so many chores when she was young, I can understand why she was glad to be done. I sure do hope to try making some on my own one day though.

Happy Rednesday!

Suzanne said...

Hey Sweet Trisha,
You story about Your Grandpa made me cry too. So bittersweet, right? I LOVE those blue mason jar glasses. Now a part of my wishlist:)