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Monday, June 29, 2015


Hey hey everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend. We got a bit of yard work done, finally went to see Jurassic World (we enjoyed it!), spent some time with family, and had a great day at church yesterday.  

I can't believe that it's time to plan for the Fourth of July (didn't we just open Christmas presents yesterday?!?), but ready or not, it's here this weekend!  The Fourth is one of my family's favorite holidays, and this year I'd like to add in a few new ideas to our usual set-up.  I found the cutest things as I was searching, and thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you today.  They're all pretty simple, so you'll have plenty of time this week if you want to try something new, too.

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A fun appetizer or dessert that even the littlest hands can help assemble-

Almost Supermom

 A twist on traditional hot dogs-

Handmade in the Heartland

No cooking necessary here... presentation is the key!

Family Fresh Meals


Simple painted bushel baskets used for serving-

A Night Owl

Super easy patriotic duct tape pennant garland-

Chic California

Spray paint stars on your lawn!

The Concrete Cottage

No-sew bandana pillow covers-

At The Picket Fence

If you missed my no-sew USA banner a few weeks ago, here's another look.  You can knock one out too in less than an hour!


I'm planning to print these for our family gathering this weekend.  I'm thinking a flag hung on the fence in the back yard will be the perfect back drop!

Fox Hollow Cottage

Kids Activities Blog

I'm pretty sure the kids would go crazy for this fun night-time game while waiting for the fireworks to begin, and there are several other fun glow in the dark game ideas included as well.

Momma Did It

Beautiful Rooms

I can't leave you today without adding a few inviting red, white, and blue spaces-

Midwest Living

Kim always creates the perfect mix-

Savvy Southern Style

 And lastly, this is one of my all-time favorite rooms!

Meredith Heron via Style at Home

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  1. Lisa @ Shine Your LightJune 29, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Jennifer I love that glow in the dark ring toss idea!! I am a huge fan of good old fashioned backyard fun and will add that to my list :) Thanks for sharing all these fun ideas!

  2. Love all the ideas! I need some for this coming weekend! Great Round up Jennifer!

  3. Love all of these ideas especially your banner! Happy 4th Jennifer!


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