It’s Memorial Day Weekend! And since it is supposed to be a weekend of remembrance, relaxing, and welcoming summer, I will keep this one short and sweet. Happy Weekend! And to those whose family members served and gave all: we remember them this weekend, and are grateful for their sacrifice.
Why We Celebrate Memorial Day ~ Many people get Memorial Day confused with Veteran’s Day. Both honor military members, but one is for those who served and died, while the other is for honoring veterans in general. This article provides a great, illustrated history of why we celebrate. Great especially for discussing with children.
The Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Summer Reading Guide ~ Summer is here! And so is the reading guide! Honestly, I was really disappointed with the selection this year – I saw only a couple of titles that I might be interested in. But, you might love it! I encourage you to take a look anyway. And then maybe check out some other book lists of hers, like The Library or the Podcast for more reads that would spark your interest.
Homemade Citronella Candles ~ Okay, so I’ve had this annoying mosquito bite on my ankle for what seems like forever – and it isn’t even June yet! Since the Norseman and I both love candles, we’ve got a bit of spare wax and candle stumps and other bits lying around. And since we hope to enjoy our beautiful back deck and yard this summer, I think this is a DIY I really ought to prioritize, soon!
Save Up to $100 on Razors This Year ~ I know about some of the tips listed, but what really peaked my interest are the two companies listed at the end of the article. The Norseman has suggested before that I look into one of them. (Neither of us had heard of the second company before.) I need to crunch numbers, but at least one company might be a significant cost savings to us!
Easy Ricotta Spinach Pasta ~ This recipe combines three of the Norseman’s favorite things, so when I saw it, I knew it was going on next month’s meal plan. Really miss pasta but eating gluten-free? Jovial foods, where we get our einkorn flour from, has a rice pasta. No, they are not sponsoring this post or link or anything. We simply love their flour, and trust the company. Some of the gluten free we have tried has been…yucky. But I’m holding out hope that their rice pasta will be good when we try it in June.
That’s all! Have a great weekend!