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We all mourn, celebrate & come to terms with things in our own way.  Like anyone living in the United States in 2001, I remember quite vividly where I was 11 years ago today.  It was a dark and horrible day.  For those of you who lost loved ones, served as first responders, and were directly affected, I extend my deepest condolences to you.

Our children can be a great example to us.  They don’t worry about the mistakes they made yesterday, and they aren’t concerned about what happens tomorrow.  They simply live and appreciate what’s in front of them right now.  It it easy for us as adults?  No, certainly not.  In my own way, I try to use  9/11 to appreciate those who are currently serving now.  It doesn’t mean we forget, but we must move forward.  A simple smile and a thank you go a long way for those who currently protect and serve us.  Spend time volunteering, giving your talents in some way and lending a hand to others who may not be as fortunate as you.  I try to appreciate the small things in life that I have had the opportunity to see.  Even the painful lessons are the ones that sometimes bring great joy and building blocks for future successes later down the road.  Every day has something to teach us.  At our house, we are going to use our pain, frustration, anger, disappointment and sadness to make the world around us a little bit better.  Blessings to you and your families on this day of remembrance.

Sarah

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I am not posting for the rest of the week so I can spend time with my family for a long weekend.  Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th!

Miss G had a large star made from Rudi’s Whole Grain bread and a pumpernickel star sandwich.  Next to that she has a star container of organic cherries.  At the top left is a homemade mini pumpkin spice muffin.  I cut a star out of the top and filled it with a small bit of vegan cream cheese.  At the top right are watermelon and cantaloupe stars packed in her Easy Lunch Box.

Little Miss A had her version of the same with stacked peek-a-boo star sandwiches.  Above the sandwich is the same homemade mini pumpkin spice muffin with a small star of vegan cream cheese in the top and a star of cherries. At the top left she has blueberries sprinkled with raw goji berries on top.  At the top right she has cantaloupe and watermelon stars packed in her Easy Lunch Box.

My husband got in on the festivities with as much flair as I could pull off in his salad.  His salad is baby kale & spinach topped with sunflower seeds, zucchini stars and cherry tomatoes.  At the top left is a black plum and at the top right is a homemade vegan cornbread muffin all packed in his Easy Lunch Box.

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Happy 4th of July!  How did that sneak up so quickly?  It seems like school just ended, and now summer’s half over!   My lovely blogging buddies decided to do another blog hop to spark some fun ideas for your Independence Day weekend and upcoming celebrations.  So proud to be a part of such a talented group of women!  Be sure to click on the 4th of July button or link at the end of each post to find the next blog’s creations.

My first creation is a lunch for one of the girls.  It’s 3 star shaped sandwiches on Rudi’s Whole Grain bread.  On both sides of the stars are firework picks of blackberries and raspberries and an American flag flying on top of the sandwiches.  I managed to find some fun vintage picks for my holiday lunches and snacks this round.  At the top left is Lady Liberty sitting on a pile of blueberries.  And at the top right are watermelon stars topped with an Old Guard fife and drum corps pick all packed in an Easy Lunch Boxes container.

The next Easy Lunch Boxes is an afternoon snack.  At the top left is So Delicious brand coconut milk mango yogurt topped with pomegranite seeds and topped with a Liberty Bell pick.  At the top right are blackberries with a strawberry star and a firecracker July 4th pick.  In the large compartment is a star shaped homemade cornbread muffin and pinwheel picks of raspberries and blueberries.

Please click on the button below to see what Keitha made over at Keitha’s Chaos:

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