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postheadericon Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Events

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is upon us. If you don’t have plans already, it is not too late. There are many events taking place all over the country to commemorate the day and honor those brave men and women who died in service to America.

It is a good time to take the opportunity to teach your family and loved ones why America celebrates Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2017

The US Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with the National Cemetery Administration are hosting events at VA national cemeteries throughout the country. Local communities will put their own special touches on the events and honor local heroes. You can find the VA sponsored event closest to you by checking their website.

Sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place in Washington, D.C. It begins at 2pm at the intersection of Constitution and NW 7th and ends up at 17th Street after parading down Constitution Avenue and the White House. It will be televised and streamed live online. More events in the D.C. area can be found here.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 parade Red Barn Blue Skies

Be sure to check for events in your local area. Your American Legion post can usually advise you of celebrations near you.

Please have a safe weekend and don’t forget to honor our heroes and those brave people who died for our country, our flag, and your freedom.

postheadericon Celebrate Earth Day with Thoughtful Acts of Green

Learn what you can do to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22nd by creating your own Thoughtful Acts of Green.

 

redbarnblueskies.com Earth Day 2017

 

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 by about 20 million Americans. Those numbers have reached into the billions now with several hundred countries participating in the annual celebration of our planet.

 

We try to do something positive for Earth Day around here every year. My first time posting about it was for my 2009 Earth Day Pledge. One of our projects this year involves turning all of our feed bags into shopping totes. It’s a true recycle/reuse/repurpose task that benefits us and our family and friends. (I’m hoping to do a tutorial with pictures soon.)

 

What are Thoughtful Acts of Green?

Thoughtful Acts of Green are those actions you can take to help improve our planet. Recycling, replacing plastic bags with reusable shopping totes, conserving water and resources, and many other conservation methods are all considered green actions.

 

From the smallest thing such as planting a few bee-friendly flowers to larger actions like cleaning up your local streams and rivers – everything you do can have a positive impact.

 

Some of the things you might consider to help your world be a better place:

  • Educate yourself and others about the environment
  • Plant a tree or twelve..
  • Plant wildflowers for yourself and future generations – check out these Earth Day seed bomb bags
  • Join local conservation efforts
  • Learn about bees and beekeeping
  • Recycle/Reuse/Repurpose – whatever you can
  • Teach children the importance of recycling
  • Volunteer to help turn your city green
  • Learn what you can do to help endangered species
  • Take THIS QUIZ to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint

 

Get outside this Earth Day and create your own Thoughtful Acts of Green to make this a better world for us all.

postheadericon 9-11 Never Forget

We must never forget.
9-11 Never Forget from Red Barn Blue Skies
Our lives will never be the same after this fateful day. Please take a moment to remember the victims and their families, the heroes and the unity felt across our great nation in the aftermath.  We need to find that unity again before it is too late and never forget.

postheadericon Leisurely Day with No Labor

I hope everyone enjoyed this Labor Day weekend. We had a busy Saturday and Sunday, but today was all about the relaxation.

 

Mr. MoonCat and I both belong to a fantasy football league. I’ve been a team owner since 2005 and this will be the hubby’s third year. The league is mostly made up of some of my dearest friends from kindergarten to now! We’ve always stayed close and connected and look forward to our annual draft party on Labor Day weekend and the Super Bowl party in the winter. It’s a fun and very competitive way to keep our lifelong relationships strong.

The party is usually a weekend long event with a “pre-party” on Friday night, a golf tournament on Saturday and the actual draft/party on Sunday. It is always an extremely fun weekend, but the older I get, the more tired I am come Monday.

 

I love these guys, but it’s probably a good thing we DO only plan these things twice a year!
(That’s Mr MoonCat 3rd from the left)
 
So today, I rested! I spent a large part of my day reading and catching up on my pile of “To Be Read” books. I’m still doing reviews over at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf as well as doing some sensible saving at Centsable Couponing. I’m busy, but it’s stuff I love.
How was your weekend?
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postheadericon Happy Father’s Day!

I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the men who take care of their loved ones.

Happy Father’s Day

to all of the Dads out there including
my own dear Daddy!
Happy Father's Day at Red Barn Blue Skies
Pops and Pete