7/3/2016: Special

A friendly reminder that you can turn ANYTHING into something special if you want to, not just a holiday. $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

The Fourth of July might be one of my favorite holidays! Maybe it’s just that ever since I was little I equate the holiday with the epitome of summer — sun kissed cheeks, family trips to the beach or the lake house, grilled hamburgers… the whole thing carries this carefree summer celebration that brings back such good memories for me.

The older you get though, the easier it is to let those memories fade. What used to be a fun long weekend to spend with family can feel like any other weekend with an extra day attached, and sometimes it can be easy to feel like it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

But that’s why I love turning this holiday weekend into something that feels special, like a girls weekend. Every moment can carry a hidden celebratory reason for no purpose other than it’s FUN. By setting the date, everyone flying in town, making plans… it all suddenly becomes a special occasion.

And the truth is, it’s a welcome reminder that you can turn ANYTHING into something special if you want to, not just a holiday. All it takes is a decision and a little effort, and that tiny bit of effort can actually breed memories that last a lifetime.

I hope you all have a delightful Fourth of July tomorrow, and whatever you do, I hope it feels special.