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Weekend Reading: Memorial Day Edition

May 24, 2013
West Point Cadets, Fall 2010

A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. – George William Curtis

Those of us in the U.S. will be observing Memorial Day this weekend. Here are some posts I’ve run across lately that are perfect reading for the long weekend ahead.

Recipes for Memorial Day cookout

The title says it all. Kristia at Family Balance Sheet has put together some great recipes — complete with pictures — for Memorial Day Weekend and all summer long.


DIY Hanging Flower BasketLove hanging flower baskets but not the cost? So does Sharon at Life After Empty Nest and she shows us exactly how to put them together for a fraction of the pre-assembled cost.


beach-reading-2013-cover-e1368720121716Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy reads an incredible number of books each year. And she puts her top picks into this much anticipated, 26 page Summer Reading Guide, that is free when you sign up for her newsletter.

And here are some Family CEO posts you might have missed from summers past:

  • How does a post about towels as souvenirs result in 25 comments? Apparently we all take our vacation souvenirs seriously!

What are you up to this weekend? Is cooking, gardening, or reading in your plans?

  1. I love your potted herb garden! That’s actually on my weekend to do list: I bought some herbs at the farmers’ market last weekend and still haven’t planted them. :)

    And hanks so much for mentioning my reading guide!

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