Entries in july 4 (14)
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!
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
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!
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.
There you go! Any other simple and great ideas that I missed? I hope you have a fantastic weekend of frills & fireworks!
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 :::
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) //
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!