Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday MDW
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5 for Friday MDW

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Memorial Day Week Special

As you’ve seen all week I have a Memorial Day special going on filled with all things patriotic.  From nails, to outfits, to recipes, it’s all red white and blue this week!  There’s actually more to come on Monday, on actual Memorial Day so stay tuned for the final post Monday.  Here’s a little recap from this week, just click on the links to be redirected to the posts!

...and one more post on Monday so stay tuned!

Memorial Day Weekend

As most of you know today after you get out of work begins the infamous kickoff to the summer; Memorial Day Weekend.  I’m equally as excited as everyone else because this is your typical weekend to relax, have a few beers along with a BBQ, and spending time with friends and family.  But see, that’s just it, a majority of us get to spend it with friends and family.  Memorial Day is always bittersweet for me because of what happened 19 years ago (time really flies) on Memorial Day.  I know the date changes every year, but that day 19 years ago I lost someone very special in my life.  So, ironically on Memorial Day I take the time to remember this special someone and of course go through the yearly tradition with this day.  I wanted to take the time to remind everyone to remember those of us who can’t be with their friends and family.  Remember those men and women in uniform who can’t be with their families whether it be because they never made it home or they are serving their duty to this country.  That’s what Memorial Day is really about.  It’s not just about the BBQ’s and the time spent going on a mini vacation and kicking off the start to the summer, it’s about remembering those who protect our freedom.  I know I’ve said this numerous times this week and on the blog in general but it’s something I’m truly passionate about.  I have many friends in the military who are either active, inactive, or retired.  I have many friends who are military spouses.  So please, on Monday, remember those in our military.

Upstate NY

The weekend is almost officially here.  Once the boyfriend gets out of work we are on our way to upstate NY for the weekend.  I love going up there because it’s so nice and relaxing and actually the last time I was there was for New Year’s so I’m excited to see how many memories will be made with the warmer months (and holidays that come with them) up ahead!

Graduation Recap

Baby brother of Jersey Girl Texan Heart has officially graduated.  After four long years at Boston University he did it!  I know I’ve been bragging about it but can you blame me?  My little brother is ready to take on the real world.  I could not have been more proud the moment his name was called for that diploma.  The poor lady in front of me nearly had a heart attack with how loud I was cheering.  I decided not to upload those pictures of that particular moment because it’s for close friends and family, sorry y’all.

Countdown to Poland 71 days

I’m pretty sure this part of 5 for Friday is pretty self explanatory.  I’m 71 days away from Poland.  That also means that I’m 70 days away from doing something drastic to my hair.  It’s going to be pink, I figure I’ll be gone for 2 weeks so by the time I get back from vacation the pink would have already faded so it’ll look like red or strawberry blonde for work.  I know, it’s a brilliant plan.


Linking up with:
September Farm
H54F with KatieCaitlinTif, and Della 

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  1. Congrats to your brother! Going to Poland sounds so exciting!

  2. Thanks for linking up with Friday Favorites, Monica!! A lot of stuff going on for you! Congrats to your brother! Your family looks soo cute and happy. Wow, pink hair- I say go for it! I wanted pink highlights at one point but couldn't because of the job I had in high school. A good way to test it out is to get one of those temporary sprays or a hair chalk. Wear it for the day and see if you like it before committing if you're unsure!

    Have a great MDW in upstate NY!!

    The Closet by Christie

  3. Can't wait to see the pink hair :) It's nice you do things for memorial!

    Meme xx

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  4. I am completely in-love with this post! Happy Monday dear! :)



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