July, the birth of our nation. We celebrate it in full-blown style! Fireworks and flags, bbqs and watermelon, races and swim parks, ice cream, ice cold beverages, and music. And more fireworks. The activities start days early and go long into the night celebrating our great country and freedoms fought for and won. The star-spangled banner still waves. Dusty Shutt Silver is proud to be part of the Independence Day celebrations and all that .
July 4th is just around the corner. Our Independence Day. America’s birthday. Are you ready? Are the Popsicles frozen? The corn shucked and tucked away for that special day? The pie ingredients purchased and the hot dogs and hamburgers waiting in the freezer? The friends invited and the decorations ready to be hung and strewn? Unfortunately, fireworks aren’t able to be purchased this year in those areas where they normally are, but that’s okay. .
What are you getting your mama for Mother’s Day? Not sure yet? Alright, let’s talk. Tell us about your mama. Trust us, your mother knows you inside out and backward, and we know you know her, too. Oh, maybe not as well as she knows you, but you know her. Is she the kind of woman who loves all things domestic? Can your mind’s eye look back through the lens of childhood and see .
Spring is here…can you feel it? Even chilly days have a different feel than in winter. Maybe it was the meadowlarks first chirping outside my back window, or that I only need to tend the fire in the mornings, not the whole day through. Or maybe it was the fact that I determined to stop making eggnog. Whatever it was, the season has truly changed and I feel it, both outdoors and indoors. It’s .
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you are probably wondering once again what to get your loved one for the lover’s holiday. You may have even already thought of purchasing jewelry, but passed the thought off as clichéd. But you need to think again. There are at least three great reasons why jewelry makes the best present. Read on! 1. Everyone – everyone – loves receiving jewelry. It’s that simple. Whether you’ve been together forever .
It’s nearly here! 2017 is fast coming to a close and 2018 quickly approaches, offering its hand of opportunity and adventure. The new year always brings reflection of the year gone by and anticipation of the year awaiting. Whether you’re an ardent New Year’s resolutions maker or you shun them entirely, we all look forward to positive changes and exciting possibilities. Where do you want to be this time next year? What adjustments do .
Whether you are a summer buff or fall lover, there’s no doubt that, like it or not, school is soon to start. College students are relishing their last class-free days or perhaps finishing up a summer internship. Kids and parents are shopping for backpacks and school clothes and pencils and glue. Public, private, and homeschool teachers alike are straightening school rooms, reading over curriculum, and busily and happily organizing school supplies. Ah, yes, there’s .
“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates When Katharine Lee Bates first penned these words in 1895 as a poem, she titled it “Pikes Peak”. For publication, it was renamed “America”. As we Americans celebrate our nation’s .
It’s been said that “we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” That is the value of a dad. All men are dads to some extent – whether he’s a biological father or a step-dad, a mentor or a role model, every man is seen as “Dad” to someone somewhere. And that is the value of a dad. Billy Graham once said that “A good father is one .
Prom season has arrived again! Flowing dresses and done-up hair, long limos and nervous dates, corsages and boutonnieres, loud music and fun dances. Chaperons keep a watchful eye out and young hopefuls do, too. The excitement, the tension, and the fun in the atmosphere is palpable during this season. Of course, the dress is of utmost importance for a young lady attending the prom. It must fit well, it must move well, and it .