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Memorial Day.


We live in a great country. Served by men and women with a sense of duty and purpose. Folks who set out to protect us all and folks who never return. I've got two brothers myself in the Navy, out there keeping watch. The follow in the footsteps of my dad and grandfather.
 
While we're grilling out or at the beach house with no cares in the world this weekend, let's remember those souls out there...

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Sixth 4th



I'm not going to say we're lifers, but this is our sixth 4th of July in Boston.

There's no place better to feel the promise of America and what those men did all those years ago than right here in the Cradle of Democracy.





Of course, when you've got a church friend with an amazing roof deck and you've got friend down the street with lobsters that your name's on, well it doesn't hurt the festivities...

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Lexington Green


It's Patriots Day!

Which doesn't mean much to your Southerners. So, I'm reposting my Patriots Day experience of a couple of years ago for y'all. Hope you enjoy. Oh, and if you really want to know what the day is about, something more specific than its-the-day-after-Paul-Revere's-ride give a read over here.





April 19, 1775. 3:32am
British troops leave Boston. March towards Lexington.

April 19, 2010....

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Ruffled Welcome

This wreath has been pinned on my Pinterest board for quite some time, so I was excited to actually make it.  I originally found it on Design*Sponge and thought it looked really cute.

Since we're making an effort to spend more time with people this year (and less on gifts), I thought it would be fun to add a new Christmas decoration to our home. A fun welcome for people when they arrive for dinner...

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Ruffled Welcome

This wreath has been pinned on my Pinterest board for quite some time, so I was excited to actually make it.  I originally found it on Design*Sponge and thought it looked really cute.

Since we're making an effort to spend more time with people this year (and less on gifts), I thought it would be fun to add a new Christmas decoration to our home. A fun welcome for people when they arrive for dinner...

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One heck of a holday gift guide.