Friday, August 5, 2016

August 2016

August 6 ~ National Mustard Day

Started in 1991 by the 

National Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, WI,

National Mustard Day has become an 

annual event the first Saturday in August.

Mustard, an important ingredient in many recipes,

is essential on my hamburgers, hot dogs, or sandwiches.

What about you?  Are you a fan of mustard?

"Chance made us sisters.  Hearts made us friends."

August 7 ~  Sisters' Day

The first Sunday in August is designated as Sisters' Day.

Lucky me!  

I have a sister, and we have always been good friends.

Less than two years apart in age, 

we shared a room, did chores together,

and like all young girls, shared secrets and dreams.

As adults, we continue to share special times together.

As Mary Engelbreit says, "There's no friend like a sister."

Yes, I'm a lucky girl!

August 26 ~ National Dog Day

A day to celebrate all dogs everywhere.

Started in 2004, it is a day to bring attention to

the many dogs who need to be adopted.

We adopted our sweet Sadie Mercedes four years ago.

Thank you Wee Rescue!

We are so grateful to have this girl in our lives.

France 2011

August is also a big month of celebration here.

Happy Birthday to the chef, and Happy Anniversary to us.

Extremely grateful to travel the 

road of life with this guy by my side!



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Lots of fun days to celebrate!! And we finally get to meet the "mister"!! What a cute couple you make! Happy to see that Sadie also loves M-C!!

  2. August is a month of celebration here also :-) Happy celebrating to you and your handsome Chef! Another mustard and sister lover. I am a lucky gal to have two sisters who live close by. We're having a girls weekend at my camp next weekend.

  3. Sarah,
    August is a wonderful month with great special days. My sister is my best friend..."Sisters by chance, friends by choice." You and the Chef look like you were having an incredible time in France, toodling around in a convertible. Happy birthday to the chef, and happy anniversary to the two of you.


  4. Love me some mustard! Happy August Sarah-enjoy:@)

  5. Happy August Sarah! I'm thankful to have a sister and we celebrate our anniversary later this month too. Happy Anniversary month and birthday to the chef! Doggie kisses to sweet Sadie. ♥

  6. Another festive month, indeed, Sarah! I really enjoy these monthly roundups, and thank you for the prompts. I must have a hot dog with mustard today to celebrate, and email my 6 sisters tomorrow. ;) Wishing your chef a most wonderful birthday, and the two of you many more years of celebrating life together. Oh, and how can we forget sweet, little Sadie, who's not spoiled in the least with her MC stuffed bone? Happy doggie day, Sadie!

  7. Awwww, what a great photo of you two!! Happy Birthday to your sweetie & may you have many many more Happy Anniversaries to celebrate together!!

    Pat the poochie for me, please?

  8. Sarah, Happy anniversary to you both and Happy Birthday to the chef! You know how to travel in style! I love the monthly round up of important events that you give us. Yes, I do love mustard on hotdogs and sandwiches. Sadie is so sweet with her "bone" on your beautiful rug! Happy August! (How can it be August already??) Linda

  9. Sarah, Sadie is the epitome of one lucky dog!! And a darling one, at that! Happy birthday to the Chef and a very Happy Anniversary to you both. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Happy Birthday to the Chef and a big Happy Anniversary to you both.

  11. Sarah I love the photo of the two adorable little sisters and you share the same sister love I do. I did not know about mustard day, but I should since I always have several types in the frig. Happy birthday to the chef and Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetheart! Love the snap of you two and I remember where that was taken! Enjoy your special days………...

  12. ♥I know which one is you:)

    And I know that great looking couple in France! Happy EVERYTHING you two:)
    Sadie..she lucked out:)
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  13. A month of celebrations, indeed! Yes, I love mustard - grainy, dill, tarragon, Dijon, honey......and I make my own too if I want something a little different. The picture of you and your Chef in France is beautiful. A moment in time, full of good memories, I'm sure. Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

  14. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to the chef! I was not aware of mustard day...but I do love mustard on my sandwiches! Happy August, Pam @ Everyday Living

  15. First Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to the chef. You really are having lots of wonderful events in August.
    I always wanted a sister, but I do have a cousin who I dearly love is my sister and a best friend whom I have known for over 40 years. Her mother always introduced me as her adopted daughter and I loved her also.
    Love you little doggie - they are the best when adopted.
    Great picture of you and your honey.....
    Enjoy your amazing August.
    I love mustard - especially on white bread with lots of juicy tomatoes. But they have to be from the garden, right off the vine.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  16. Happy Birthday to the Chef and Happy Anniversary to you both. You look so cute in your convertible! Dianne

  17. Happy anniversary to you, Happy Birthday to your hubby and Happy Sister's day! I think I got it all Sarah!

  18. Best wishes for a great anniversary and happy birthday to the chef! Yes, you are lucky to have a sister you love and a sweet dog. I like mustard, too!

  19. Happy Birthday to the Chief and Happy Anniversary too!! Joe's Birthday is the 17th and our anniversary is the 12th! Love your sweet fur baby!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  20. Happy, Happy Days - I recognise that house in the background, is it really almost 5 years since you were here? Too long my dear, way too long.
    Happy Birthday to Mr A and his twin and love to you both.

  21. Oh my gosh I prefer mustard to mayo any day on a sandwich!

  22. Definitely a mustard girl here for my hot dog! Thanks for sharing all the great celebration days that are coming up. I'll need to do something special for my fur baby too!

  23. Sarah,
    Appears that August will be a full month of celebrations for you, dear friend!

  24. Happy Birthday to your special chef, Sarah, and Happy Anniversary to both of you!
    Yes, sisters are indeed special and I love mine, too.
    The picture of your Sadie is adorable and she even has a CC bone...darling! Happy August to you, for you have a lot to celebrate.

  25. Well Happy Birthday to your "chef" and Happy Anniversary to both of you! I do like mustard and use it frequently! Sadie looks like such a sweetie! Love your cute sports car!

  26. This is such a sweet post, Sarah. So many great things for you right now. :)

  27. Happy Anniversary!! I hope it's a great month!! :)

  28. Happy birthday to the Chef and Happy Anniversary to you both! August is certainly a happy month for you, Sarah. I love the photo of you with your sister and, yes, mustard is also my favorite condiment. The spicier the better!

  29. Who knew there was a National mustard Day? I am much more a mustard lover than ketchup. Nothing quite as yummy on a hot dog! Mustard and relish, yum!! I have 4 fabulous sisters. Love them all so much! Glad you have a wonderful one as well. Lots to celebrate this month. We celebrate our anniversary in August as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. I love mustard! We always keep about four varieties on hand. And of course I love dogs!!! Such a sweet post and fun month!

  31. Wow August is a big month for you indeed! Happy Anniversary! I have
    three sisters. Love them all :)
    Joy @ Books and Life

  32. Hello Sarah, I am delighted in your celebration of the special days you posted. Yes, I love mustard, dogs, my four sisters and my hubby of 53 years. Happy anniversary. Your pup is precious and we five sisters celebrate each other all year long. Love your post.

    Thank you so much for linking to my Blue Monday posts while I was on vacation. I arrived home today... tired but very happy to have been with so much family these past two weeks. It is good to be home and visiting again.

    Have a wonderful week.

  33. Dearest Sarah,
    First off, happy Birthday to the Chef and happy Anniversary to the both of you!
    So many special days to celebrate...
    Yes, I've been a great Dijon mustard fan but with my moderate CKD I have to be oh so careful with my sodium intake!
    Love your sweet Sadie girl, how the years pass by with our beloved fur babies... We would want to last them a human lifetime.
    Sending you hugs,

  34. Boy, there is a national day for just about everything. I can't keep up with them all.

  35. Fun post! Aren't the National Days fun?!!! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to the Chef! Have a lovely weekend.

  36. Happy Anniversary, Sarah! You are lucky indeed for being good friends with your sister. I am too and I have 2!...Christine

  37. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Lots to love about August! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  38. Happy Anniversary, Sarah! Love your mustard pots and Sadie Mercedes is such a cutie :) Thanks for sharing your post with us at Vintage Charm--


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