Happy Memorial Day!!! I want to first thank anyone who has served in the armed forces for your service. Service to our country is an amazing call to duty and one that is severely underpaid. For those who have children who have been called to duty, I know you are extremely proud and petrified at the same time, and I commend you for the service that you also provide for our country. And, even if you are like me and don’t have anyone in the services and have never lost anyone in combat, you are still a patriot. A patriot’s definition is one who loves their country and supports its authority and interest. So, whether you are from America or any other country, I hope you are proud of your heritage and those who have died trying to defend its freedoms. I am actually working today but I hope the rest of you are enjoying a cookout with your family and friends. I have a slave-driver boss (aka Joe) who thinks that our store needs to be open on Memorial Day. Lol! Actually, I am only working because we are taking a vacation next month. Haha! I know some of you are saying, “what! Didn’t you just get back from vacation?” The answer is yes, we did, but that was just for Joe and me. This time we invited all of the kids and grandkids along to go to the beach for a week. Ashleigh can’t go and I’ll be telling you more about her upcoming adventure in the coming weeks. My older son and his family (that I just visited this weekend) can’t go either because they already have a commitment to their church for vacation bible school. That leaves Joseph and his family who are going to be going with us. I am so excited to spend the week with them and for little Mr. Beckham to stick his foot in the ocean for the very first time. Miss Emersyn will be a HUGE fan of the lazy river and I have already bought toys for her to play in the sand with. Being a NeeNee is sooooo much fun!!! Today I am showing my true colors. Red, white, and blue is super easy to wear when you have this ruana from Cato Fashions. I bought this last week and I thought it would be fantastic to wear for Memorial Day and also for the Fourth of July. Evidently, I must not have been the only person who thought this since it has already sold out on the website. I did find the “Americana” section on their website and there were loads of things to choose from, just not this ruana. You can choose how much “patriotic” clothing you want to wear. You might only be comfortable wearing a scarf or a necklace and that is fine. You might want to be decked out in all of your patriotic glory and that is fine too. You get to choose since you are the one in control.
I am wearing one of my favorite items from the new Plunder line today. I didn’t think that I would like the Windy necklace when I ordered it, but I was wrong. That happens way more than I can even begin to count. I am glad that it works in that way normally but there has been once or twice when I was disappointed in what I ordered. Pictures on the website and the catalog do not do the jewelry justice so I will order things that I don’t think I will like just so that I can show you what they look like on a real person. I am glad that I make myself do that because I end up liking things that I would never have ordered otherwise. The red bangles are vintage bakelite bangles and the silver star bracelet was a special that was available for the 4th of July. Please be sure to check the specials tab every time you log in because those can change without any notice. There is a Memorial Day special on their right now that includes a red bling bracelet, a pair of blue fringe earrings, and necklace of teardrop pearls. May is my 2nd year anniversary with Plunder and I am celebrating all month long. When you make a 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) you will receive a FREE piece of jewelry from me as a gift! Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and hit the shop tab. Pick a party with my name on it and then have fun. Last year I was on a quest to find white pump shoes. Last year I failed. I looked and looked but I could not find any that suited me but this year you can find white pumps all over the place. WHY? Because they are one of the “hot” trends and now all the stores are carrying them. I would love to think that it was because of me but we both know better. Lol!
I am off to work before long but I want to leave you with this little bit of inspiration. Being appreciative is a wonderful asset. Reach out today to “someone” and thank them for what they have done for you. It might be that they picked up the mail for you while you were on vacation or it might be that they donated a kidney. My point is that I am sure there is something and someone in your life that you are thankful for. Shout them out below!!! You don’t have to go into great detail since it might be a private matter, but still putting it out into the universe for everyone to see and read speaks volumes. I appreciate you. I appreciate your continued following and friendship. I appreciate your comments and your sharing. Thank you!!!
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