do you have any fun plans for labor day weekend? we cannot believe it’s september first, everything goes by so fast. this time last year we had so much work ahead of us that it makes this list seem like a kids to-do list. looking back i don’t know if we could do it again. i think it’s like that with so many things, starting a business, higher education, moving, renovating, building, all in hindsight seem unthinkable. we had brick walls and blue skies as a roof last september and it amazes me to look around and see what the husband has built for us. do you have anything you’ve done that when you look back you wonder how did you ever do it? our business is in it’s fifteenth year and that too seems unbelievable. this blog is approaching it’s two year mark, and what an experience it has been, a whole new world and i’ve learned so much. moving across country and starting all over has been more than i can put into this short story. and now it’s fall (well practically) and i’m already thinking about christmas and thanksgiving and halloween and leaves changing colors and cooler days, and college football (go hogs!). we have friends coming in town, i’ve been baking, we’re cooking out, and i hope you have a good long weekend!!
»»» with memorial day right around the corner (and summer!!) american flags will be coming out for the season. did you know there are lots of etiquette rules to follow? my family put out a flag almost everyday growing up and those etiquette lessons have always stuck with me. a few good tips → the flags union should always be hung at the peak of the staff hanging from your house (unless at half staff), should always be hung during daylight, and if hung in the evening must be illuminated. when raising, bring it up briskly, and lower slowly and ceremoniously, and never, ever let the flag touch the ground. there are many other etiquette rules, but for the average household honoring memorial, flag day, 4th of july, and labor day holidays this will keep you in good standing. do you hang a flag and if so, do you follow any etiquette rules?