Remembering Your Friends

A tradition of yesteryear is that of having a guest book at your house. I don’t mean for your wedding, though I certainly encourage said book for that occasion, as well. I mean having a guest book for the Halloween parties, the Easter egg hunts, the birthday parties, etc. that happen in your life.

I’m bringing this trend back for 2018 (even if it never fully catches one). I had the opportunity to take a history walk with a local historian, John Sellers. Now, John’s expertise isn’t limited to local history. He has spoken all over the USA and is well-known for his love and knowledge of history.

During this history walk, he mentioned that the home we were touring had a guest book in it where he found his mother’s name signed in it. Her maiden name. I mean, how neat is that?! I hope one day my kids are able to look back through various guests books and will recall the family traditions we had and the fun with friends we shared. You can get this beautiful Guest Book: Illustrated Nature Edition here.

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Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to all dads and dad figures out there! Thank you for all you do. This post may step on toes, but I want to take today to share the history of Father’s Day.

In recent years, I’ve heard single moms say that today is their day, too. Now, if you are a single momma, you are an amazing person doing an awesome job. Truly, just like single dads, you are having to carry more than your fair share.

Today, though, is about dads. A little history for you. Noticing the hard work her father did for her and her five siblings as a single parent, Sonora Smart Dodd helped bring the celebration of Father’s Day to a national holiday.

While many people think of Father’s Day as a ‘Hallmark Holiday,’ it has actually been celebrated since the Middle Ages.

I hope all dads out there have a wonderful Father’s Day. You bring so much to the world and are incredibly needed.

To our own superman, we love you. ☺️