Holidays

D-Day

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June 6, 1944—Allied troops storm the coast of France with one ultimate purpose in mind and together, in the largest oceanfront invasion in history, they accomplished their goal. It certainly wasn’t without sacrifice, so it is on this day that we remember their victory and the thousands of indiviuals who defended the cause of freedom in war. 🇺🇸

Holidays · Watercolor

Watercolor Watermelon

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Today is actually Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day so firstly, Happy Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day! 🍉

Secondly, I am loving this whole watercolor trend. I’m pretty new to watercoloring myself….especially if you don’t count my elementary school Crayola watercolor art. (But don’t get me wrong about Crayola watercolors…I’ve seen some amazing work done by some amazingly talented people who use only a $2 Crayola watercolor palette.) So I’m trying to hop on board.

But since I’m such a newbie, the above piece was actually done on my iPad using the Procreate app. It was fun, don’t get me wrong, and I like the look it gives of a watercolor but I really want to learn to watercolor using traditional methods. Till then, the Procreate app works in a pinch….and for people like me who have no watercoloring skills…..yet. 😬

Holidays · Procreate App

Armed Forces Day

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First observed in 1950, Armed Forces Day honors all five branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force,  and Coast Guard. Without a doubt Americans enjoy immense freedom every day because of the critical roles these five core branches of our government play in the affairs of this world.

Thank you, U.S. Military and all who serve and have served under each of your branches! Happy Armed Forces Day! 🇺🇸

Holidays

Another Obscure Holiday

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In honor of the great morsel that is the Chocolate Chip I hereby bestow upon my readers (all four of you 😬) one of our family’s favorite recipes requiring chocolate chips. Only the actual cookies themselves come in first place while chocolate covered strawberries hold their place at number three.

Even though these are a fam favorite I do not allow myself to bake up this pan of yummy goodness very often. Two reasons: 1. Everybody would blame me for their chubby bellies and 2. If I made them too often then they would lose their special-ness. Am I right?!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! 🍪

Holidays

Best Holiday Ever

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Yes! The day we’ve all been waiting for! This may even trump Christmas. Ha!

Not sure who implemented this holiday or when but that person needs his or her own holiday. And, too bad I didn’t know about this day until recently; I could’ve prepared better.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have just one day a year in which we could actually eat whatever we wanted WITHOUT consequence?! Oh wait, that reminds me, didn’t a movie come out recently kind of along these lines…a day in which there were no consequences? I don’t think it was a movie about food without consequences but it should’ve been. 😉

Nonetheless, what would you enjoy eating to your hearts content if you knew there’d be zero repercussions? Me…lots of sushi and pastries…maybe even some Pepsi. 😜

Happy Eat-What-You-Want Day! 🥓🥞🍔🍟🍕🌮🍱🍦🍩🍪

Holidays · Uncategorized

Thank You, Teachers! 🍎

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Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day!

This commemoration was first implemented in 1953 by Eleanor Roosevelt in order to honor those who dedicate their lives to instructing countless individuals both young and old. 
Hats off to all of you who influence for good! 👏🏼