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Celebrating Memorial Day 2013

Celebrating Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day marks the transition from winter and it is our first chance to change clothes, break in some new sunglasses, and kickoff summer! To celebrate, families will be heating up the grill, checking-out the biggest movies, and enjoying outdoor fun!

The holiday officially started in 1950 with a Congressional resolution calling on Americans to observe a day of remembrance in honor of those who have served our country. It became a federal holiday in 1971. Almost every town has a Memorial Day Parade and it's a great time for visiting local monuments and encouraging children to write thank-you letters to active members of the Armed Services.  

Whether your plans include a quick getaway or a backyard party with friends, there's a good chance food and fashion will be setting the pace!

One of the easiest ways to welcome the season of sunshine is trying-out the Yellow Nail Polish trend in anything from lemon sorbet shades like Illamasqua's Blow to full-on brights like Ciate's Big Yellow Taxi because they are an easy way to live a little!  And if they don't work out, it's only nail polish!

Statement Sunglasses are also a top trend for 2013 (anything from stand-by aviators to vixen cat-eyes) and here's a slideshow of some fun styles to consider - what new items are you thinking of trying for Summer?

Moving on to the Eats department - in case you've hit your burger saturation point, our friends at Cooking Light are predicting that 2013 will feature the Rise of the Ramen as this Japanese noodle staple spreads across the country in new ways, and also that we'll see Popcorn popping-up in everything from ice cream to chocolate bars!  Sounds delish!

What new foods are you ready to let 'take over your plate' this season?  How are you going to celebrate Memorial Day? We wish all of our members a happy holiday weekend!

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  • Yessica By Yessica
    05.15.13  

    I've never tried yellow nail polish. but I love colors so I think I'll try it.

  • oliliak By oliliak
    05.15.13  

    It's the perfect color for summer, very cute!

  • Noelgopie By Noelgopie
    05.15.13  

    I'm going to the lakefront and BBQ... With my yellow polish on my toes and hands. Be safe everyone.

  • belle2425 By belle2425
    05.15.13  

    I'm always scarred to try on yellow, but these colors look so fun to put on!

  • brotbaecker By brotbaecker
    05.15.13  

    Never tried yellow nail polish, would have to see it on my nails to make a comment on it.

  • deann1548 By deann1548
    05.15.13  

    I think yellow polish sounds awesome! Such a fun color!

  • tabpaige By tabpaige
    05.15.13  

    Never tried such a bright color on my nails.. definitely need to try though.. I will most likely be at my mother's for memorial day!

  • boozjhi By boozjhi
    05.15.13  

    love yellow nail polish, so refreshing

  • elsmarlouamrman By elsmarlouamrman
    05.15.13  

    Yellow is my favorite color - just today, at the nurse's office (where I work) the nurse had yellow nail polish on. It was pretty. I did not know then that it is apparently a trending thing. I will surely try it - any of the yellows- bright to pale will work for me. Thanks for this idea.

  • Tanya1997 By Tanya1997
    05.15.13  

    I've never tried a yellow shade of nail polish but I love color and might have to try it. I usually stick with pale or soft colors as I keep my nails short.

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