Friday, May 28, 2010

~ Memorial Day thoughts ~

Hello friends! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I'm inspired by these photos with lots of ideas for last minute details on what to make and do on the upcoming weekend and celebrations. I'll probably have a simple backyard BBQ with a few friends and family, what are your plans? If you're like me, idea hunting is part of the fun ;) The above photo is from Country Living and what a simple way to add a sweet touch to those pretty drinks on the patio. And below is something again, that's simple, but perfect for that patriotic touch...

I'm keeping this post today all about the photos, maybe one will give you that perfect idea for your own gathering.....
( Taste of Home )
( Great idea and a great books too! )

What's Memorial Day without the perfect pie? ;)

( Country Living )

Or the perfect picnic ....

( Country Living )
Or maybe a clam bake?

( Country Living )

( Family Gatherings )

Enjoy your friends and family time ....and bring along a few delicious things to share too! I love this Watermelon salad! If you've never tried it, oh my gosh, it's so yummy girls, give it a try! For the recipe go here :)


( My Recipes . com )

And below is a collection of photos from Primadona Bride, but every one has a tiny idea on adding a pretty touch to your table , or yourself ;)

And throughout the weekend, don't forget to find time to relax and remember....

That it's because of them.....



That we have the freedom, and the right to enjoy each day as we wish...

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

Wishing you a week filled with blessings and remembrance...

Much Love,

~ Cynthia ~

26 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

What a perfect posting.
What a perfect way to start the weekend.
What a perfect tribute to our Veterns.
What a perfect display of pictures.
What a perfect.....well, just perfect.

Have a great weekend.
Toodles,
Kate

MARY PERNULA said...

Happy Memorial weekend everyone.........I love your new header on your blog................and this post is a very nice for our service men and women. XO MARY

Musings Of A Gem said...

Very cute :D Lovely...

Gemma X

marylin & poussy said...

Magnificent photos the tart in the air(sight) divine!
Best regards of France mary

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Cynthia, what wonderful idea's for Memorial Day....thanks for sharing these with us! Have a wonderful weekend...Maura :)

Cathy said...

What a lovely post Cynthia! I love all of the inspirational pics...they're working...my little head is spinning with ideas;)!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Enjoy!
Cathy

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful ideas. Lost of inspiration!

- The Tablescaper

Deb said...

What a wonderful post. I hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day. And I think I'm going to try that Watermelon Salad - it looks wonderful.

Damaris said...

Thank you for ALL of the INSPIRATION!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!! XXOO

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Great ideas and a wonderful tribute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Paulina said...

Your post is lovely, Cynthia, all that yummy food...delish!! :o)

Have a blessed weekend

aimee said...

enjoy your weekend too. thank you for the food ideas and for the touching pictures that ended your post.
blessings,
aimee

arkie said...

Thank you for this post!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Wonderful post filled with beautiful pictures, as usual. You enjoy your weekend celebrations too Cyn.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Wonderful post Cynthia. I was just explaining to our twins tonight what Memorial Day is all about. I lost a cousin in Grenada, so this day always touches my heart.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Marcia

Storybook Woods said...

Gosh I want your Memorial day more than mine ;-) Hubby works, it will be pretty lame. But have a wonderful weekend xoxox Clarice

Corners of My Life said...

What a wonderful collection of photos. My picnic tomorrow will include several of your ideas. Thanks for sharing . . .

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Loved your pictures. Makes me want to plan a picnic. Looking so forward to a fun weekend at home. Enjoy your weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Liz said...

Happy Memorial Day! I think I need a cherry pie now! :)

~Liz

TRINEO DE ILUSIONES said...

Pase por tu blog, a darte un saludito. Me encanto esa imagen con ese lindo vestido en cuadros rojos. me lo hare esta lindisisisisismo, gracias por tus enseñanzas en diseño. Se`que Dios este año me bendecira con una linda casa, y ahi estaras tu y tus grandiosas ideas.
desde Colombia un fuerte abrazo

Cathy said...

Hi Cynthia...stop by whan you get a chance...I am having a CSN giveaway with some Anthropologie surprises thrown in for fun!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a nice tribute to our men...and to summertime. I do hope all is well with you!

GWENDOLYN said...

Thanks for sharing all these fun summer tips. I love the berries ont the skewer for drink.. I think I will give that one a go.
Blessings
Gwen

Linda Stubbs said...

You never disappoint us with your beautiful posts. This one was so pretty and love it that you gave the veterans such honor!

All the food looked so nummy! Lots of must tries!

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower Farm

prashant said...

what wonderful idea's for Memorial Day.
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Bot and me said...

Interesting post. Thanks for the share.
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