Place of Honor, #PickYourPlum #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

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.


An easy project for Memorial Day.


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.


Memorial Day
The binder clip is a fun detail for our Memorial Day project.


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.


Patriotic wasabi tape adds some red to our predominately blue frame.


We have it hung now, so my husband can see how much we will be missing him and thinking of him.


Frame for Memorial Day
Our finished frame for Memorial Day!


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**

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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?


8 thoughts on “Place of Honor, #PickYourPlum #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

    1. Ginene,

      We’re living in the moment right now. I try not to think about it. But, I can tell my middle son is really upset about it. Nothing is right for him in his life and he is just acting out everything. Makes my heart hurt for him. I’m sure his little brain can’t comprehend the upcoming absence of hubby and he definitely can’t verbalize his feelings. So, I will continue to try to make things easy for him, in hopes that it helps a bit.

      One good thing for him (& the rest of us)…the pool was finished today! So, we will be able to swim this weekend!

  1. Your husband does deserve a place of honor, Wendy. What a great tribute for him, especially for Memorial Day, as we honor all the men and women who serve. I think there should be a day for the military families, as well. Thank you for your sacrifice.

    1. Thank you Stacy! We are so proud of him and proud to call ourselves a military family. Having known fellow spouses who have lost their love ones makes Memorial Day even more meaningful. I know that they and we are thankful when people outside of the military see the sacrifices our families make.

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