While shopping at Target for school supplies, I came upon these decorative tapes and had to bring them home. The price (pack 4/$4.00) was quite reasonable compared to Washi tapes . There are so many ideas and uses for them on the internet. Here are a few websites to get ideas and inspirations: Inspired By Charm, milk and honey, The Sweetest Occasion, Lanalou Style and Pinterest.
I recently used these tapes to package treats and decorate tags.
Tomatoes and basil are finally ready for picking in my garden. I like growing the small variety tomatoes because they will ripen earlier than the large varieties.
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad
3 cups small tomatoes
1/3 -1/2 pound fresh mozzarella
15 or more basil leaves
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1-2 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Slice the tomatoes in half and shred the mozzarella into little pieces and place them on a platter with basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
(ironically, it was the United Nations “International Day of Peace”) (6:02 am – 11:00pm)
All times, except where otherwise noted, in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This is four hours (instead of five) behind GMT because of Daylight saving time
6:02 AM: Mohammed Atta flies Colgan Air from Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine to Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, along with Abdulaziz al-Omari.
6:45 AM: Atta and Omari arrive at Boston’s Logan Airport.
7:59 AM: American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, departs late from Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles, California. Five hijackers are aboard.
8:13 AM: The last radio communication is made from Flight 11. A recording of what is believed to be Atta’s voice says, “Nobody move. Everything will be OK. If you try to make any moves, you’ll endanger yourself and the airplane. Just stay quiet.” The flight path begins to stray away from the scheduled one and moves southwards.
8:14 AM: United Airlines Flight 175, another fully-fueled Boeing 767, carrying 56 passengers and nine crew members, departs from Boston Logan airport, also bound for Los Angeles. Five hijackers are aboard.
8:19 AM: Betty Ong, a flight attendant on Flight 11  alerts American Airlines of a hijacking in progress via an airphone.
In New York City at the 9/11 Museum, Senior Master Sergeant Wayne Hanna looks at the photos of the missing and dead men, women and children from the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center Building on September 11, 2001.
The two reflecting pools located where the former twin towers stood.
Water cascades down the walls and the names of the victims etched around the perimeter of each reflecting pool.
September 11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington, VA
September 11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA honors the 184 victims of 9/11. Their names are inscribed on each cantilevered stainless steel bench.
The Wall of Names(40) at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Every time I hear the song byAlan Jackson – Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning (click to listen), it takes me back to that September morning. Bill was getting ready for work and I was getting dressed. Our daughter (age 4) came to us and said that a plane just crashed into a building. We were thinking it was a small plane and a small building and hoped nobody was hurt. When we saw the footage on TV, we couldn’t believe it. “This is not real. It can’t be an airplane. This is an attack?!” Those were thoughts that went through our heads. That day changed our country and the world.
Here in the Northwest, the cool mornings and nights are starting to slowly settle in and I’m grabbing for my sweaters all the time. The color orange is not something I think of decorating with or adding to my wardrobe until the Fall season approaches. Is orange a seasonal or a year round color for you?