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Entries in july 4 (14)

Wednesday
Jul042012

go celebrate!

Happy day of celebrating our democratic freedom! Enjoy food, friends, and fireworks—as I will too. I am taking half the week off of blogging, see you next week!

Art Source: Another by Erik Marinovich for Friends of Type (via Pinterest)

Thursday
Jun282012

lovely bundle {usa printables}

I found a few free printables for your patriotic decorating. Enjoy the weekend! And all the best as you plan for the midweek holiday!

Art Sources: 1. Eighteen25 (via Pinterest) // 2. Madigan Made (via Pinterest) //

Wednesday
Jun272012

july 4th bbq ::: festive sprinkles

Apparently this year for July 4th all I care about are food related posts. So here's another—with fun sprinkles! After crossing paths with these festive red-white-blue balls, I knew they needed to be used in something like this ice cream sandwich. But taking these photos made me think "perhaps something that doesn't melt would be better". Like smothering rice crispy bars with nutella and then sprinkles. YUM.

Hope you're having a fantastic mid-week workday!

Tuesday
Jun262012

notable: chris piascik

Can't be quoted enough I suppose.

Featured Artist: Chris Piascik for Society6

Wednesday
Jun202012

july 4th bbq ::: frozen lemonade *sugar free

I love lemonade in the summer. But at the store when I checked for frozen lemonade, sadly there were slim pickings without corn syrup. This leaves one option—make my own. Recipe below!

::: honey herb lemonade :::

12 lemons or 2 cups of lemon juice
3/4 cup local honey
Handful fresh basil (or rosemary or favorite herb)
1 cup + 8 cups water

Make a simple syrup using 1 cup water and the honey. Combine in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Turn off heat and add the fresh herbs. Set aside while you prepare lemon juice and water. Combine both mixtures together (your preference whether to leave in herbs or not). Taste test to make sure it has your desired tart or sweetness!

Freeze in cupcake liners and definitely put them in the cupcake pan. I found these pretty liners at Hobby Lobby, and I think they might be made with wax paper. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a big bowl of ice with these set up for your July 4th BBQ!? Oh yes, indeed it would.

Recipe based of a printout from Honey.com

Monday
Jun182012

july 4th bbq ::: food baskets

Came across these adorable food baskets in Target and thought how perfect for July 4th BBQ! They are only 4 for 1$—spotted in the dollar section at the store front. And I don't mind a great excuse for midday bbq photo op (sweet potato fries = YUM). Another party suggestion is to do pulled pork, which is minimal work for a large group. The last party I hosted we catered the pork and the price was really reasonable.

Hosting is plenty of work, why not try and keep it simple?

Have a fantastic week!

Thursday
Jun302011

last minute july 4 diy's

In case you get a hankerin' to add some diy flare this weekend, I've collected a few ideas that might inspire you. Crafts that can be pulled off in the next few days.

Striped Menu + Tags by Scout's Honor Co for {Frolic!} (via Poppytalk)

Pie in a Jar by Brooklyn Supper for Babble (via Pinterest)

Printables by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion (via Poppytalk)

Paper Cones by Martha Stewart

Licorice Wrappers by Room To Inspire (via eighteen25)

There you go! Any other simple and great ideas that I missed? I hope you have a fantastic weekend of frills & fireworks!

Monday
Jun132011

color styling {red white & blue}

Happy Monday to you!

Continuing last week's theme of ol' glory with a palette for my styling series. Next week will be the final set for the series, which is both a relief and a small bummer. No worries though, I'm sure I'll find other projects to practice styling.

::: here's to a great week for all :::

Thursday
Jun092011

lovely bundle {pretty patriotic}

I'm sure you are all sorts of suprised by today's image theme (*wink wink). Makes me want to start scheming for a little thrown down. Hmmm...

Any fun weekend plans?! I am SO excited because my itinerary includes a field trip to a lavender farm. CAN HARDLY WAIT. What about you???

Image Sources: 1 Styling by Scheme Events, Photo by Laura Ivanova (Gallery on Style Me Pretty) // 2 Photo by Bonnie Tsang (Gallery on Design*Sponge, via Pinterest) // 3 Styling by Rachel Ochoa, Photo by Mathieu Photography (via The Sweetest Occasion) // 4 Styling & Photo by A Field Journal // 5 Matthew Genitempo of Ordinary Co (via Pinterest) // 6 Styling by Posh-Paperie, Photo by Jackie Wonders (Gallery on Style Me Pretty, via Pinterest) //

Wednesday
Jun082011

patriotic wreath + ideas

Time to get the ideas rolling for July 4th! This might be my second favorite holiday, summer bbq and fireworks—SO FUN. Above is the wreath I made for this year, complete with denim flowers. Can't get more American than that!

Also below, a few images from last years' patriotic photoshoot. Which features an awesome lemon shortcake recipe and fun pinwheel diy. Just to get you pondering some thoughts for the red, white & blue season!