Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite quotes (and pictures) in honor of the holiday.             You can find all of our Independence Day/ Fourth of July posts {here}.One quick shopping mention...because the … [Read more...]

Welcome Summer–A S’mores and Fire Pit Party

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  I mentioned on Sunday that we were hosting our church middle school group this weekend, I am back today to share some of that event with you, though for the children's privacy I can't really show much of the actual party, you just get a few shots of my kids :) . We've had this in the plans … [Read more...]

Friday Free for All–Memorial Day Style

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Hi everyone and welcome to the holiday weekend! I don't know that I have ever been so glad to see a weekend arrive! The last two weeks have been the busiest I can remember in a long time and I know Christy is in the same boat as both our schools (though we live in separate states) ended for the year … [Read more...]

A Few Photos of Our New Front Porch

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Thanks to all of you for your sympathetic comments about our moving nightmare--I appreciate every one of them!  And I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you have had horrible moving experiences, too.  It just doesn't seem right, does it? We're spending the the July 4th weekend--you guessed … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

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  Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope your having a wonderful day celebrating family, friends and most importantly-- freedom! Need some patriotic inspiration? See a fabulous 4th of July Centerpiece HERE Red, White and Blue Decor ideas HERE A yummy 4th of July Martini HERE A festive 4th … [Read more...]

Reflections on Memorial Day

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It's Memorial Day, but there's nothing happy about this day. Of course, we love to have our red, white, and blue-themed cookouts or trips to the beach, just like the rest of the country, but the fact of the matter is that after almost 20 years of being married to a career Army guy, we also have … [Read more...]

Red, White & Blue on the Front Porch

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Blogging friends: don't forget to link up to this month's Pretty Preppy Party {here}. I hope you all have a fun weekend planned!  At our house, we never forget what Memorial Day means and just how much it has cost our soldiers and their families to keep us safe and free.  So I love to decorate in … [Read more...]

Summer is Coming! {Perfect Summer Printables}

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      Not to rush Spring away too quickly, but I thought I would share these summer printables again. Summer is right around the corner--Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away, can you believe? I've included a Memorial Day Party Planner, Shopping List, a Trip Planner and a … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July

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    Happy 4th of July! In honor of the holiday, I am sharing a makeover of our "Beach Martini" as a festive 4th of July cocktail. See the recipe HERE, add some red cookie sprinkles around the glass and you're in the spirit! We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day … [Read more...]

My Fourth of July Front Porch

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July 4th is right around the corner, and I've had my front porch decorated since Memorial Day! I don't think that makes me a slacker; after all, we had Memorial Day, then Flag Day, and now Independence Day.  I'll take it all down next week and go back to my lime green or pink color scheme {see … [Read more...]

It’s Almost July 4th–Red, White, & Blue Party Ideas

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The Fourth of July is my very favorite summer holiday.  Growing up, I loved the parades, fireworks, and candy, but age has brought a certain perspective and mostly I am just thankful for our Founding Fathers and in awe of the boldness of their vision for this country. During two years of our … [Read more...]

DIY Flag Banner–Perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th!

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It's almost Memorial Day, and that day is about more than cookouts and the pool opening for the summer.  As a military family, we now remember far too many friends on this day, and one thing I like to do is decorate our home in their honor. Over the years, I've collected different red, white, and … [Read more...]

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