I decided this morning that I wanted something on my front door for Memorial Day.  Well, actually, I bought everything to do this a while back and today decided to do it.  And just in time too!  This took me less than 10 minutes to create.  I used a little over one roll of Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon and some denim scraps that I had.  I highly recommend using mini glue dots everywhere to hold it all together.  But is that striped ribbon the bomb for this or what?  Throw in some white buttons from the Neutrals buttons and you have a winner! 

Matt noticed that our wreath hangers were either all Easter or Christmas green, which simply would not work!  So more ribbon and denim and a handful of mini glue dots and I covered the hangers.

The Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon is retiring, so be sure to grab it while you can!  You can order that ribbon here.  This entire wreath cost me less than $15 to make, with the styrofoam form and all – you can't beat it!  My mother in law is still here, and I either need to make one for her before she heads home or I am quite sure that I need to check my front door and make sure it is still there in the morning!

WreathNow that has me thinking….  Great gift ideas!

Ok, off to make more – good thing I have several rolls of ribbon, I think I will go order some more though, because I am thinking of something similar for Christmas – OH – there is also Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon!!!!!!!!!   What great neighbor gifts and Christmas gifts?  Don't anyone tell Matt what I am about to spend on ribbon – but do you agree it is well worth it?

So here are the super groovy links to order these ribbons directly today:

    Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon   Item # 125056

    Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon   Item # 125059


Have a wonderful Memorial Day!  I would like to take a moment and thank all of our wonderful service men and women that have given their lives and are still serving our country.  You are so appreciated!  A little over 2 years ago, we said goodbye to a great friend from college.  Matt grew up with him and was great friends with his twin brother and him.  They all wound up living together in Lubbock in college at one point or another.  When I first met Darryn Andrews, he was standing in their living room wearing bright yellow smiley face boxer shorts, it was obvious that he did not know I was coming in.  Darryn was one of the most determined, funny, good humored guys ever.  I will never forget the night that Matt and I were watching a movie in Matt's room.  Darryn came running in at full speed and jumped in the middle of the bed and pulled the covers up over his head and said, "Mom, Dad, I had a bad dream, can I sleep with you?"   That, and he shaved my cat's head.  The cat lived with them, and the flat top haircut that he gave my cat and the nickname "Sarge" was part of Darryn's soldier attitude, everything he did was for his country, even shaving a cat's head.  (Matt has asked me to share that the cat really liked it.)

I have had him on my mind for quite some time now.  2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews died serving our country and saving the lives of his fellow soldiers.  I hope that his children know what a treasure he was.  Thank you again to all the brave men and women who defend our country and may we always have that attitude and not just on holidays.

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