Celebration of Mothers!

It’s never too early to start preparing for the most wonderful holiday of the year. Mother’s Day!! Without these amazing women we’d be nothing. This includes the fantastic and selfless women who chose to be mothers to those who needed it. Blood doesn’t make you family. Family is earned! So celebrate the mothers in your life because they gave everything to be mothers!

Mothers are not always blood. Give thanks and send love to the amazing women who loved and cared for those wonderful souls who needed a mother.

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Four Leaf Clover

Enjoy all of these fun St. Patrick’s Day items! Useful and festive!
 
Here’s a sugar filled pot of gold!

 
Stay hydrated while drinking all that green beer!

 
Don’t want to get pinched?! Wear one of these!

 
Put your drinking pants on!

 
Keep track of all your party plans with this fun dry erase board!

 

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Missing You

These beautiful animals miss you! Goodness gracious! Send their sweet faces on to those that YOU miss! Life is short so tell those you love how you feel!

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Splish Splash

Here is one in a series of fountains that supplied Machu Picchu’s inhabitants with clean, fresh water. Inca engineers brought water in carefully designed channels from a pair of rain-fed springs almost half a mile away from the first fountain. Each fountain had a spout designed to shape a jet of water that was the perfect size for filling an aryballo, the clay water jug of the ancient Andes. The fountains were linked by stone channels that formed a 180-foot-long cascade of water with a total vertical drop of 65 feet.

 
This cherub doesn’t mind getting wet with blue water, tinted to honor the Kansas City, Missouri, baseball team, which was in the World Series baseball series for the second year in a row.

 
One of the most popular fountains in Kansas City, Missouri, is the Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain on Ward Parkway. The fountain was purchased in Venice, Italy in the early 1920’s and named for the three mythological sea horses perched atop the stone pyramid. The Meyer Circle Fountain is one of many Kansas City fountains that are flowing blue in honor of the Kansas City baseball team’s winning season, including the city’s most famous. Kansas City has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome, Italy, and is officially known as the City of Fountains.

 
Two sweethearts take a break from biking to cool their feet in the water of the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri.

 
The Plaza was the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols, the Plaza was designed architecturally after Seville, Spain.

 
The fountain was created in 1858 and is a popular feature in Forsyth Park, the first large public park created in Savannah, Georgia.

 
Kansas City’s Union Station celebrates the Kansas City’s baseball team postseason wins with blue lights and a logo emblazoned over the entry. Opened in 1914, Union Station serves Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area. In 1985, but then was restored, reopening in 1999 as a series of museums and other public attractions. In 2002, Union Station saw its return as a train station when Amtrak began providing public transportation services and has since become Missouri’s second-busiest train station.

 
Tourists watch the Grand Cascade of Peterhof Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia. The sculptures are covered in gold. Peterhof is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grand Cascade is modeled on one constructed for Louis XIV at his Château de Marly, which is also modeled in one of the park’s outbuildings. At the center of the cascade is an artificial grotto with two stories, faced inside and out with hewn brown stone. The “purpose” of Peterhof was as a celebration and claim to access to the Baltic Sea. Peterhof was vandalized and nearly destroyed by occupying German forces during World War II. Restoration began immediately after the war.

 

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Meow-velous Birthday!

You still look meow-velous!

 
How do you look so good year after year?!

 
You never seem to age!

 
When you look as ageless as you do…

 

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Yo Ho Ho!

Is the pirate life for you? Here are a few ways to inject a little high seas pirate fun into your parties!

 
Avast, me hearties, enjoy your spirits and save a table when you use these pirate-themed coasters.

 
Be jolly, Roger, and tote this pirate-themed flask. It might not be a barrel, but it’s certainly more portable.

 
Yo ho ho, it’s a pirate napkin for me!

 

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Alaska Wonderland

Well, the groundhog saw his shadow. So, if we have to endure 6 more weeks of winter then we might as well look at some beautiful ice and snow.

An iceberg “calves” from Margerie Glacier, a 21-mile-long (34 km) tide water glacier in Glacier Bay in Alaska which is part of the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

 

The glacier begins on the south slope of Mount Root, at the Alaska-Canada border in the Fairweather Range, and flows southeast and northeast to Tarr Inlet.

 

It was named for the famed French geographer and geologist Emmanuel de Margerie (1862–1953), who visited the Glacier Bay in 1913. It is an integral part of the Glacier Bay, which was declared a National Monument on February 26, 1925, a National Park and Wild Life Preserve on December 2, 1980, a UNESCO declared World Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and a World Heritage Site in 1992.

 

While most of the tidewater and terrestrial glaciers in the Park are stated to be thinning and receding over the last several decades, Margerie Glacier is said to be stable and Johns Hopkins Glacier is stated to be advancing, on the eastern face of the Fairweather Range.

 

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