Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

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Let the celebration begin!! Are you all stocked up and ready for the 4th of July? I set up a table with some fun kids stuff (big kids too!) that I received from Oriental Trading.  Have you checked them out? The Oriental Trading Company  is a direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties and school supplies. It’s a great place to order all you party needs and, should I say, school supplies. Nope, it’s too early for that!

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by The Oriental Trading Company.*

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I love decorating this picket table my husband and I made. It’s the perfect spot for a snack or beverage table. I decided to mix a little Americana and Nautical together.

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I thought these Mini Stars and Stripes Bubble Bottles looked like fun! It helps keep the kids entertained until the fireworks start. The Rustic 4th Napkins look great with all the other accessories. Do you notice the Cotton Plant Garland? I know it might seem a little out of place for 4th of July, but the valley I live in grows a lot of the U.S.’s fruits and vegetables, and cotton. So this is just a little nod to my community!

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I placed the bubbles on one of the trays. By turning it upside down, it makes a great spot and makes them easier to see.

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I love these Patriotic Yard Bursts! I placed them inside a couple of bottles I got from Hobby Lobby. They make quite the statement!

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The Nautical Fabric Pennant Banner is my favorite. It looks like it belongs on a sailboat somewhere. I like the solids and stripes and it’s even on twine! It goes well with my Wooden American Flag. I will be posting the DIY for the flag next week.

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The Patriotic Food Trays are the perfect size for a bunch of cookies, or chips or any other snack. I added these cute little Shining Sea Pinwheels too. They would look really nice in a plate of cupcakes.

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Flag Tootsie Rolls anyone? I probably shouldn’t have ordered these. I will probably eat them all myself! The little cups are the perfect size to hold your goodies in ( I ordered the cups from Oriental Trading too, but I don’t see that they are available anymore).

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I’m all ready! Now it’s just waiting for the celebration! Happy 4th!

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4th of July Snacks and Drinks

Good morning!  Can you believe that it’s already half way through the year?  Like…this is crazy!  Before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas!  I might need to start on my Christmas wish list come to think of it…

But before we get lost in the thoughts of Christmas, we have to celebrate 4th of July.  I posted this last year so it is a repost, but I enjoy all of these.  Especially the first recipe, I have made it multiple times for not only the 4th but other holidays as well.  So I hope you enjoy and get some ideas for your 4th of July party!

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Red White and Blue M’M Cookie Bars from Number 2 Pencil

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Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria from Gimme Some Oven

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Red White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen is My Playground

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American Flag Taco Salad from Family Fresh Meals

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4th of July Sprinkle Cookies from Simply Gloria

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad from The Slow Roasted Italian

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Firecraker Cake from Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Berry Mini Pies from Eat Drink Love

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Red White and Blue Stained Glass Jello from Nest of Posies

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4th of July American Flag Platter from Passion for Savings

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Red, White and Blue Outdoor Dining

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Good morning!  We celebrate our country’s independence this week! Do you have big 4th of July celebrations where you are? I’m not even sure what we are doing this year LOL! Last year, all of the neighbors were outside eating and having fun and then lighting off tons of fireworks. We didn’t even have to go to our city’s firework show because we had our own! We will probably do the same this year.

I set up this little tablescape on my back patio this week to celebrate the 4th, but it could be for any summer get together! I don’t have much red, but I was able to pull out a few pieces and it all worked together.

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The red and white plates are actually metal. They are pretty cool! I layered my blue and white plates on top along with a blue and white napkin. I used a piece of red ribbon to tie it up and added a fun little pinwheel!

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Seashells are the perfect summer touch!

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I layered a blue and white striped runner and a red, white and blue striped place-mat in the middle. A few more seashells, candles and bubbles keep it simple.

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We still have a lot of work to do in our backyard. We would like to replace the fence and add some plants around the edge. I would also like to paint the patio. I love using blue on the ceiling.

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I made the farmhouse beaded chandelier and the recycled pallet table and they add the perfect touch to the patio. I used a dropcloth to make the curtains. Using clip curtain rings makes it easy to use any kind of material.

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I can’t wait to spend some time out here when the evenings cools down.

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Thank you for following along! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Fourth of July Food!

Hello!  Is everyone ready for the 4th of July?  Last week I showed you some awesome decor and today I’m bringing you food.  Don’t worry there is still plenty of time to make these deliciously sweet treats for your party.

Some of these are healthy, others are not.  And the one drink does contain alcohol.  These are your forewarnings.  But other than that, enjoy!

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Red White and Blue M’M Cookie Bars from Number 2 Pencil

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Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria from Gimme Some Oven

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Red White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen is My Playground

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American Flag Taco Salad from Family Fresh Meals

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4th of July Sprinkle Cookies from Simply Gloria

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad from The Slow Roasted Italian

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Firecraker Cake from Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Berry Mini Pies from Eat Drink Love

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Red White and Blue Stained Glass Jello from Nest of Posies

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4th of July American Flag Platter from Passion for Savings

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4th of July Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone’s summer going so far?  Good?  That’s good!

Well if you are lost in the space time continuum and you aren’t sure when the next holiday is, the 4th of July is coming up!  It’s just under 3 weeks away, are you prepared?

If not, here are some ideas for how to decorate your house for the 4th.  Next week I will be sharing some recipes and food ideas for the 4th.  So enjoy!

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4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland from The Ribbon Retreat

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How to Make a Rustic American Flag from Home on the Corner

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DIY Firecracker Blocks from Making of a Mom

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4th of July Living Room from Liz Marie Blog

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Patriotic Pallet Wood Centerpiece from Scavenger Chic

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July 4th Painted Flag Shirt from Deceptively Educational

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Burlap and Denim Ruffled Wreath from The Scrap Shoppe

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Easy Patriotic Table Decor from Today’s Creative Life

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Allium Dried Flowers Turned Fireworks from Craft Test Dummies

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Patriotic Snack Table from Home on the Corner

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