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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I'm looking forward to spending most of the day with family and going to a friend's BBQ in the evening, but before I go, I wanted to share some fun Fourth of July inspiration I discovered on Pinterest!

Some delicious-looking snack options:

I have a not-so-little "thing" for chocolate dipped strawberries. I always want to buy one at Godiva, but they run something like $8 a berry. So needless to say, I'm VERY excited by this patriotic strawberries.

[Image source = http://scrambledhenfruit.blogspot.com/2010/06/red-white-and-blue-berries.html]

And after my run-in with cake pops, I've been thinking that marshmallow pops might be the way of the future. Check out these lovelies:

[Image source = http://www.alamodemaven.com/2011/06/thoughtful-place-festive-4th.html]

A good dress never hurt anyone, and this patriotic number is no exception:

I like how it's fun and flirty and color appropriate without being over the top.

[Image source = http://www.judithmarch.com/collections_detail.cfm?form=469&cat=5]

I'm also in love with the fun decor ideas I found. Pinwheels galore:

and tags for beverages, oh my!
[Image sources = http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2010/06/starspangled-pinspinners-for-this-fridays-freebie.html, http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/07/diy-4th-of-july/]

And last but not least, I LOVE a good tablescape.

This one has such a feminine feel to it despite the bright primary colors:

[Image source = http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/red-white-and-blue-clip-art-crafts?lpgStart=1&currentslide=12&currentChapter=1]

What are YOUR plans for the Fourth? And are there fireworks involved?


  1. LOVELY eye candy today - makes me smile :) Have a great 4th!!

  2. Just made those strawberries this morning after seeing them on pintrest - taking them to a BBQ - and they are wicked easy and super tasty - looks just like the picture and I have no kitchen talent! You have to love reasons to celebrate and make silly things!

  3. Why are all the cute dresses strapless? Right now it's pouring the rain so we may stuck with nothing to do :(

  4. love all those ideas!! have a happy 4th!!

  5. The strawberries look delicious!

  6. Looks like your plans were fun! I went to a friend's house and hung out with their kiddos. It was simple, relaxing and fun.


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