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Sea of Maps

Last week 62 of my HR peers and I got together for our bi-annual two day meeting.  I was on the planning committee and we chose to do an international theme.  The content/speakers is the most important part of the meeting but it’s fun to dress the tables up a bit too.

We had a large quantity of small boxes available to us for free so I decorated 63 of them.  Using old maps from a 1967 atlas I had and some travel books as a starting point, I cut  out squares to fit the top of the boxes and adhered with spray adhesivet.  I also used some flags printed on full sheet label paper that my co-worker made.  I trimmed the sides of each box with  washi tape.  No two were alike.  Each was filled with different kinds of candy and each person received a box along with a name tag at their table.  Since folks came from outisde the U.S. the boxes were easy to travel with.

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They were fun to make and the room was so colorful.  It made me happy that I could contribute.  Do you ever decorate boxes?

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Hubby and I have watched every special over the last couple of days reflecting on  the tragedy that occurred 10 years ago.  I remember where I was, I remember how I felt.  I remember it like it was yesterday and I never want to forget.

God Bless those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Prayers to their families each and every day. 

God Bless our military men and women, police, firefighters, who put their lives on the line everyday day to protect us.

God Bless the red, white and blue.  God Bless America.

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Hooray for the RED, WHITE and BLUE

July 4 will soon be here.  Do you have your decorations up?  BBQ party plans?  Any baking or crafts in the works?  I’ve been thinking about it and thought I would do a search on the internet. 

From Martha Stewart I found a few fun ideas to consider…

Stars Stripes Gazebo

If you have a gazebo this would be so much fun to sit in the bright white chairs with blue and white accent pillows and the paper lanterns hanging.  I also love the trim on the edge of the roof.

_icebucket3_xl I’m looking at the ice buckets and thinking this pattern of stars would look adorable on a number of things; wood tray for the special day, birdhouses, table cloth, etc. etc.

Flags_xl Flags are such a simple decoration but grouped together it reminds me of a freedom parade and sends such a strong message.


Yummy!  That’s what I have to say…YUMMY! Go Martha!

Sunset Magazine also had a few pics I liked…

fourth-tabletop-l Inviting!

From holiday-crafts-creations.com

4th_of_july_decorations_birdhouse1 For those that know me well it probably is not a surprise that I have “several” birdhouses in the spare room closet ready to paint.

Below is the best picture of all…

IMAG0640 Do you have ideas for July 4th?  By all means, please share!

latte Lattenene