Welcome to Day #1 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-host by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps. With summer quickly approaching and Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities. Each day we will be serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables and more all centered around the up-coming Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy all of these wonderful ideas. Tune in each day starting with Monday, May 12 and ending on Saturday, May 17. We have great prizes up for grabs throughout the week so you will not want to miss out on any of the days! Follow #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas and giveaways!
I’m happy to be able to share this fun giveaway this week! Here is my contribution to the Kick Off to Summer Week.
With Hubby’s departure just over a couple of weeks away, I planned some activities with the kids to help them prepare. I wanted to have a photo of him up so the kids can look at it whenever they were missing daddy. I thought it was fitting to make a patriotic frame and to use his official photo taken for his Change of Command three years ago.
The kiddos love to make things and really love when I have a planned project. It was so simple…we started with a piece of chip board and painted the edges black.
After the paint was dried, we Modge Podged some scrapbook paper onto the chip board. Then I found a cute little binder clip, that I drilled holes in the chipboard, to attach.
Finally, we added a piece of scrapbook paper with holes punched and attached the photo with patriotic wasabi tape to dress it up and add some patriotic flair.
We have it hung now, so my husband can see how much we will be missing him and thinking of him.
Hubby, thanks for all you do, especially the sacrifice of time away from our family. I know you will miss us as much as we will miss you!
Now, for the giveaway info!
View all of the other Kick Off to Summer Week 2014 participants for more Memorial Day ideas!
Margarita Grilled Shrimp Skewers by From Gate to Plate
Cherry Limeade by Summer Scraps
Turkey and Grilled Pineapple Burger by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Place of Honor by Lil Huckleberries
Edible Patio Table Centerpiece by Bits of Ivory
Easiest Ever Grilled Chicken by Forty Eighteen
Ranch Burgers by Lady Behind the Curtain
Strawberry and Candied Almond Spinach Salad by We Like to Learn as We Go
BBQ Banner Printable by My Daylights
Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza by Like Mother Like Daughter
Star-Spangled Muffins by Food Lust People Love
German Potato Salad by Denise Designed
Our sponsor for Day 1 of Kick Off to Summer Week 2014 belongs to Pick Your Plum! We are so excited they joined us today. Pick Your Plum is an amazing deal site that features products from all over the world. New deals occur each morning at 7:00 AM Mountain Time. Some of these fab deals go so fast you might miss out on them because the deals are always so great! Pick Your Plum features clothing, home decor, crafting, party supplies and other fun surprises! You can follow Pick Your Plum on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
Today’s Pick Your Plum Prize Pack includes TWO $50 Plum boxes full of PYP awesomeness! (Seriously wish I could enter in this too because this prize is totally awesome!)
**Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Winner must be 18 years or age or older. No cash value available.**
**Disclaimer: This giveaway is being sponsored by Pick Your Plum.
#KickOffToSummerWeek2014 bloggers have not received product or been compensated as part of this giveaway**
So, I would love to hear, how do you celebrate Memorial Day? Do you have family members that are in the military or have served in the military?