According to AAA, there is going to be a steep decline in air travel this Memorial Day weekend, down 8% from last year as a result of economic concerns. If jet-setting away to an island isn’t in the cards this year, we want to help you make the most of your long weekend! A popular trend in the last few years is doing a “staycation”, where family and friends participate in day trips and fun activities that are still within driving distance. Here are a few ideas that you can use for inspiration this coming holiday weekend. Just make sure you leave the household chores, errands, and work emails behind as if you were actually 1,000 miles away!
- Set up a tent in your backyard for you and your family to camp, just don’t forget the fire pit as no camping trip is complete without S’mores! Make it a game to see who can last the longest without going inside the house (you are in the wilderness after all!)
- Find local festivals in your area where you and you crew can enjoy good food, music, and hopefully some patriotic fireworks! Use Festivals.com or your local newspaper to help you locate all of the ones nearby.
- If it’s an adults-only night, throw a backyard BBQ party complete with red, white, and blue cocktails.
- Get a group to go on a biking excursion on a nearby trail; just don’t forget to pack your picnic lunch!
- If your holiday weekend involves a shift or two at work, make the best of it with one of our just reduced patriotic holiday scrub tops (perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day too!)
Let us know if you have any favorite “staycation” trips or activities of your own that we may have missed!
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and is also the season where spare time seems to be nonexistent! So we’re making it easy for you this year and bringing you party-ready treats for you to bring into work for your co-workers (while you all have on your winter holiday scrubs of course), make for your neighborhood gathering, or even save for family on Christmas day! Let us know if we forgot any, we’d love to hear your favorite festive recipe for the holidays!
Santa Hat Pretzels
Christmas Mice Cookies
Snowman Cheese ball
Olive Christmas Penguin Poppers
Thanksgiving is two short weeks away, and we can almost taste the turkey! Whether this Thanksgiving is going to be a working day for you or a welcomed day off, we have you covered! We have holiday scrub tops and scrub jackets to make your day more festive for you, your co-workers, and patients. Since food is a major part of this holiday, (in addition to giving thanks for the past year, family, and friends) we compiled some easy Thanksgiving treat ideas. These would be great to bring in for a work party, or to make at home for snacking before or after your big feast!
H668GFH UA Giving with Friends Honey Mock Wrap Scrub Top
U6AAN UA Women’s Adoring Autumn Navy Print Scrub Top
HU834GIT UA Give Thanks Print Scrub Jacket
Turkeys in a Row Oreos
Pilgrim hat cookies
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving treat that you make every year? Tell us about it!
As (hopefully) everyone knows, this coming Monday September 3rd is Labor Day! Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, to celebrate the contributions of American workers. It has also become a symbol, whether we like it or not, as the end of the summer season and school starting back up again. For this reason, people across the country mark the day with friends and family barbecuing outdoors, taking camping trips, or one last beach vacation. There is a common theme in all of these activities, fun food! We’re here to help give you some inspiration for Labor Day treats, no matter what’s on the agenda.
1. Fireside Banana Boats-when your little (or little at heart) campers get tired of S’mores, try these tasty treats that you can cook either over the fire or using a BBQ grill. You scoop out the banana, marshmallows, and chocolate chips with a spoon, so no sticky fingers! Click on the image below for the recipe:
2. Watermelon Cake-what’s more symbolic of summer than watermelon!? This beautiful cake is a cinch to make (don’t believe us? Check out the recipe) and will “wow” both the kids and adults at your BBQ. Click on the image below for the recipe:
3. Picnic Berry Shortcakes-if you’re looking for a dish to keep your bikini body straight into fall, try this healthy dessert! They’re also nice because you can make them ahead of time AND guests can tote around their own individual servings.
Whatever your plans are, we just hope you are able to relax and enjoy this weekend! If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” Uniform Advantage (www.Facebook.com/UAScrubs) on Facebook for an exclusive Labor Day weekend savings pass (wink!)
As we all know working in the medical field means that sometimes you have to work on weekends and holidays…so why not make the best of it? If this 4th of July is one of those days for you, we hope you’re wearing your patriotic scrubs or your own creative red, white, and blue combination! We also hope that you can still find a way to celebrate your American pride with your fellow co-workers.
Here are some ideas for simple and festive treats that would be painless to prepare, and would win you some major brownie points with those around you.
Rice Krispie Stars
4th of July Pretzel Sparklers
Flag Fruit Kabobs
Have something planned for Wednesday other than one of these dishes? Share your recipe with us and pictures in your patriotic scrubs of course!
Memorial Day, always on the last Monday in May, originated as a federal holiday to honor those who died fighting in the Civil War. In the 20th century it was transformed into a day to pay tribute to ALL fallen servicemen and women from the US Armed Forces. Many now use this long weekend to gather with friends and family to honor relatives who died fighting for our country and show their patriotism through veteran dedications, firework displays, parades & more.
If you’re heading to a neighborhood backyard BBQ this weekend (or want to bring your co-workers a festive, morale-boosting treat!) and are still in search of a simple, yet patriotic dish, you’re in luck! Here are a couple ideas using strawberries that will “wow” party guests…and taste pretty dee-lish too!
Creme Filled Strawberries Topped With Blueberries
Chococolate Covered Strawberries Dipped In Sprinkles
If you haven’t’ already, be sure to pick up your patriotic scrubs from Uniform Advantage, so you can have them in time for the 4th of July!
As you (hopefully) know by now, this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Even though we think every day should be Mother’s Day, this is the official day that mom has to kick her feet up and be appreciated. Do you know how the holiday originated?
West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day in 1912, thanks to the persistent petitioning done by Anna Jarvis, who led a state-wide women’s group. President Woodrow Wilson then approved it for national observance in 1914, designating its celebration on the second Sunday in May. In the 1920’s and 30’s the holiday started gaining momentum and was most popularized by florists pushing white carnations as the best way to honor mom. Anna Jarvis was furious at the commercialization of Mother’s Day and spent the rest of her life petitioning and protesting against the growing trend.
We asked a few of our UA team members something special they learned from their mom or a favorite memory, here are a few of the highlights:
- “My mom & I have this thing that we always say to each other when hanging up the phone or when we sends texts or cards: She says “IGTBYM” (It’s Good To Be Your Mother) and I always say “IGTBYD” (It’s Good To Be Your Daughter) ~it’s our little thing! She is truly my best friend & I thank God for her every day.”
- “I learned from my mom that it’s not the material things that matter but the experiences and times you have with the people around you that count the most.”
- “When I used to hold my mom’s hand as a little kid in a crowded public place or crossing the street, she used to squeeze mine 3 times in a row to say “I love you” it was our own special code!”
- “One of my favorite things about Mother’s Day is not just honoring my own mother and grandmother, but honoring those women who act as surrogate mothers to me. The act of mothering isn’t simply confined to one’s own mother; nor does it always involve a parent-child relationship.”
- “May 2003, was my first Mother’s Day… and being able to be in a photo with my daughter, my mom, and my grandmother (who was 95 at the time) was just mind-blowing to me. I didn’t believe I would ever become a mom, so it was a true blessing and extremely special that I was finally ‘in the club’”
Tell us! What is your favorite way to spend Mother’s Day? A fun family outing? Helping her out around the house? Breakfast in bed? If she’s a “medical mom” offer to wash and iron her scrubs for her!