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So I haven’t had a ton going on this week, pretty normal but Yay for 3 DAY WEEKENDS!
1- Labor Day has been celebrated since 1882 but was officially recognized by Congress in 1894.
2- In the 19th Century Americans worked 12 hr days, 7 days a week. It was not until 1916 and the Adamson Act that 8 hr work days were established. Thank goodness!
(from escape adulthood)
3- You can wear white after labor day! It started as something the upper class did when they returned from their cottages and started wearing their city, traditional clothing once more. Especially in warm places (like Texas!) we can wear light weight clothing a lot longer. This is from a Time Magazine Article (or so it has been said)- “Instead, other historians speculate, the origin of the no-white-after–Labor Day rule may be symbolic. In the early 20th century, white was the uniform of choice for Americans well-to-do enough to decamp from their city digs to warmer climes for months at a time: light summer clothing provided a pleasing contrast to drabber urban life. ‘If you look at any photograph of any city in America in the 1930s, you’ll see people in dark clothes,’ says Scheips, many scurrying to their jobs. By contrast, he adds, the white linen suits and Panama hats at snooty resorts were “a look of leisure.”
4- You can find amazing sales for Labor Day (not new news, I know :). I always like to check Target (my favorite) but many stores are having online and brick and mortar sales. I guess this is somewhat ironic as there are so many sales so many people have to work during Labor Day.
5- Labor Day = No Work. Need I say more?
5 Minutes with Jesus by Sheila Walsh is a fabulous little hardback devotional book. It follows the same layout in each chapter starting with a topic and a short write up with a story and biblical principle followed by a few Bible verses to review and read. You can dig deeper into them or read them as is. The topics are applicable to anyone from facing our fears to worry to how to find comfort in Him. I could go through and tell you all of the topics but I want you to pick it up and read it yourself! The scripture references allow you to review scripture without having to open your Bible or you can dig deeper into the scripture if you have more time. Sheila is easy to relate to and you can take what she writes and apply it to your life. It is a comfort to read what she has gone through and how she has handle it in smaller chunks that can be read in short intervals daily. I would definitely recommend this book for yourself and to give as a gift.
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I have been so excited about making this double ornament. Forever ago I saw a glass ball with a wedding invitation inside it and always said when I got married I was going to do something like that with my wedding invitation. I actually ended doubling up, adding vinyl and having the large ball have my wedding invitation and wedding flowers in it while he smaller ball has my wedding program in it.
The wedding program was cut up and curled in the smaller ball with a vinyl date on it.
The large ball has our wedding invitation, wedding flowers and our monogram on it. If I had to do it again I would not use a linked monogram as it was VERY difficult to get the vinyl to lay straight. I may actually pull it off with a different vinyl at a later time.
The burlap bow is actually ribbon that we used in the wedding decor as well.
I absolutely love how it turned out and cannot wait to hang it on the Christmas tree. I love how it has our invitation, program, flowers and ribbon all incorporated in one ornament. I used plastic balls as I did not want to risk spending all that time and then the balls breaking years down the line.