Happy Monday! I’m actually excited that it is Monday, for two reasons, we are celebrating a birthday at our house today, and it was a rough weekend. We had our fridge go out completely, so not only did we have to buy a new fridge, but we had to throw away so much food that had gone bad, that it made me feel sick to my stomach! On top of that, one of my boys was sick and throwing up all weekend, so, I’m happy to see Monday get here. We get our new fridge delivered today and my son made it through the night without being sick. He’s the one having a birthday today, so I’m so happy he’s feeling better!
So, you might be wondering “What is Pioneer Day?” Pioneer Day is July 24th, the day that Utah celebrates when the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. When I was young I just thought it was another 4th of July. We would go to a parade and we’d always do fireworks. Now I realize that they are two completely different holidays. Ha! This year, I thought it would be fun to decorate for it.
To make this UT plaque, I picked up a plaque and letters, painted the edges, and then glued paper onto them. I chose to use gold and navy because those are the colors on the Utah State flag. Once the paper was on, I sanded down the edges to help give it that finished look.
When I saw this fun little Utah block, I knew I had to have it. I painted the edges of it light gray, and then put paper on it. I love that it has the little heart to go with it.
I’m so excited that I have some new decorations that I can use for Pioneer Day!
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday! I know I’m going to have a good day.
J Young says
Where did you find the Utah block, I love it! And did they have other states? So cute!
Amy @ The Happy Scraps says
I got it from a local wood store, The Wood Connection. They don’t have other states. Sorry.
Phat Quarters says
These are so simple & so stinkin’ cute! I don’t live in Utah, but it’s a special place for us, since my hubby grew up there. LOVE IT! 😀
Summer Rumsey says
Amy this turned out so cute! Loved seeing you at the store the other day!
sew sweet vintage says
Really cute! Our sweet aunt Karla lived in Utah, she passed from cancer, but would have loved this!!!!! Pinning:)