Remember + Honor.

Grillin' and chillin'.

Grillin’ and chillin’.

Memorial Day is a holiday which typically marks the beginning of summer vacation…bbq, beer, float trips, and countless other fun and relaxing outdoor activities.  It’s a federal holiday, most people are off work, it’s a three-day weekend…let the games begin!

However, we should not forget why we have a day off work and are out having fun. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice while serving our country.  To those men and women, we salute you.usa soh 1

Keep smiling, MOM!

5465125226_c233f8535a_mMother’s Day is just around the corner; this Sunday, May 12th.    Here  are a few stats which should make you appreciate your mom just a little bit more!

Over the course of 18 years, the average mom spends:

8,212 hours on cooking and dishes . . . 5,867 hours on laundry . . . and 11,038 hours cleaning the house. That’s a total of 1,047 days . . . or almost three entire years.

Thanks for all you do for us, Mom!

XOXOXO

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Love and Smiles to all Moms!

Going to the dogs!

Seeds of Happiness mascot, Jake!

Seeds of Happiness mascot, Jake!

When Take Your Dog to Work Day was started in 1999, the organizers asked workplaces and business owners everywhere to become Fido-friendly for one day of the year. But some companies didn’t stop there: According to a recent study by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, one in five U.S. companies allows employees to bring their pets to work. Having pets in the workplace is increasingly seen as a win-win by businesses — it creates a more pleasant work atmosphere for animal lovers and improves productivity and (hopefully) profit margins for management.

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

Our company dog, Jake, belongs to Mark Borella.  He comes to work with Mark, our boss, everyday.   Jake is a very spoiled and very well-behaved and happy pooch.  He makes US happy to have him at work everyday.  And if YOU come to visit us at The Smile Factory, you will be welcomed by Jake with a broad grin.  Woof, woof!

Jake Santa

Jake and his bestest buddy!

http://www.everydayhealth.com/pet-health/bringing-your-pet-to-work.aspx