Veteran’s Day

What does Veteran’s Day mean to you? Does it means a great sale weekend before Black Friday sales? Does it me a day off from school or work? Does it have any significant meaning for you? Is it just another day for you? Do you know why Americans celebrate this day?

Every November 11th, no matter what day of the week, has been designated as day that we as the American people observe Veteran’s Day. It seems so fitting that November the month of gratitude be the month that we take a specific day to honor and celebrate our American Veteran’s for their service to our country. These men and women who have left their family and friends to serve our country to help to continue to make the United States a better place for us to live.

Today, I am thankful for the many men and women who has served our country. I am especially thankful for my grandfathers, Johnny Mayes, Sr. And Willie D Taylor, who were World War II veterans in the Armed Forces. On this November 11th, my daughter’s school was be honoring all veterans but the entire 1st grade class will be remember them in Name during their time of recognition and each student will put a flag out to recognized them. I wished they could have lived to be here with her so she can enjoy their luncheon for them as well. Don’t forget to honor or say thank you to the service men or women in your life.

Today I Salute you for your dedication and love towards our country. I thank you for Your Service to our Country. Happy Veteran’s Day!


Preparing for Harvest

We made it 10 months through the year of 2013. What have you been laboring? What have you been working on? The year may not have been what you have expected. It may have brought some unexpected things. As we enter the month of November, the month of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, focus on the fruits of your labor. It’s now the time to reap your harvest. Therefore, I have lined up a few projects that I will be sharing with you throughout the month reflecting on this theme. I usually focus on the pictures and minimal journal entries for my scrapbook projects. But this month I feel that I need to take it to a whole new level and focus more on journalism.

My first fall  project will be a Project Life album using a brown American Crafts Project Life Mini Album.

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Also, I’m using the Project Life Fall themed cards of a pack of 60.

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I had contemplated if I should do this album but after my long and trying day I realized I had to this one for me to reflect on how far I have come from January to now. I have not decided if this should be a daily thing at the moment but more of a book of positive notes that I want to remember. My first page will consist of a picture of my family at a Harvest Festival that we recently attended and a journal entry for the day. I want to be able to reflect that although trials and obstacles may come my way that I have planted goods seeds and I am thankful of the fruit that they bear.

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Today I am Grateful!

Have a Scrappy Day! – Marlishia….