Our Favorite Fourth of July Ideas

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We're just a few short days from my favorite summer holiday--the Fourth of July--and today I'm going to share some of our best ideas for decorating and entertaining for Independence Day. If you're following what's happening in my life outside of this blog, then you know that I'm right in the … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!

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  I hope many of you are able to enjoy the day off as part of a long holiday weekend!  I'm spending my Monday at the airport, so of course there's no better way to pass the time than blogging. Yesterday, I dropped my son off in New Hampshire at a five-week summer program that is going to … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for Summer Guests

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This post is sponsored by 2000 Flushes® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner.   Having friends and family visit is always one of the highlights of summer. Since we live near Washington, DC where Independence Day is celebrated in grand style on the DC Mall, having 4th of July guests to … [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...]

Festive Fourth of July Picnic

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We went to my friend Andrea's house for a wonderful Memorial Day picnic, and I wanted to share the photos with you before the Fourth of July, because the red, white, and blue theme is perfect for every patriotic event! I loved the burlap that she used to cover her dining room table, and the … [Read more...]

Stars and Stripes Inspiration Board and Summer BBQ Recipes

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Are you ready to kick off BB-Q season?  Do you have a "go to" recipe that you are planning  to bring to your next pot luck cook out?  Are you looking forward to some patriotic fireworks this Independence Day?   For those of you who need a bit of red white and blue inspiration, this post is for you! … [Read more...]

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