Holidays, 4th Food, Tables & Crafts


Let’s talk Pinterest for a minute

I LOVE Pinterest, and yes it can be addicting and a time sucker, but it’s also full of ideas for just about anything you can think of, and my favorite thing about Pinterest is using it as a personal organizational tool

Instead of trying to keep ideas floating around in your head, make a Pinterest board


Flag bottles

When there is an upcoming week or weekend full of family at the beach, the first thing I do is begin planning the food.  We do go out occasionally for lunch, but with 4 very active little ones, and crowded restaurants in the summertime, we much prefer to stay home and grill


Umami Burgers


This weekend I’m doing some advance planning for the 4th week,

when we will have a house full for 5-6 days

 Pinterest is where I begin


Blue Raspberry Bread



I made a 4th of July Recipes board and divided it into sections.





Do you use the sections to organize your boards?  This is such a brilliant improvement to the format and it makes it so easy to find things quickly


Red White & Blue centerpiece



If you are the host or hostess, being organized is the best way to invest your time because it will save you so much time and stress later, and you can be relaxed and enjoy as much as everyone else





I ordered some gourmet burgers from Omaha Steaks, they have a whole new line of “Gourmet Burgers” with some mouthwatering toppings to go with them, like Smokey Bacon Jam, Sweet Bourbon Onions, & Dijon Mustard Aioli.  These will make wonderful quick dinners


Bacon Double Cheeseburger



Here are some favorite recipes and ideas that are perfect for summer occasions


Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish Ring


Firecracker Chargers


Firecracker serving tray


Asian Firecracker appetizers


Triple Chocolate USA Cake


Grand Old Flag tables


Seaside July


Red White & Blueberry Mini Pancake Stacks


Boat centerpiece with apples and tomatoes


Stars & Stripes


4th of July


Sand Dollar Flag


Red White and Beach Tree

And for even more red, white & blue inspiration,

next week will be full of tables for your holiday entertaining!



Home is Where the Boat Is
Red Cottage Chronicles
Belle Bleu Interiors
A Casa di Bianca


Corner of Plaid & Paisley
Everyday Living
Life and Linda
Knock it Off Kim


At Home with Jemma
The Painted Apron
Living With Thanksgiving
Our Crafty Mom 


PMQ For Two
Debbee’s Buzz
Camelot Art Creations
Celebrate & Decorate


Around My Table
Blue Sky at Home
My French Twist


Society 6 Sunday Sale

25% off!

Shop here

In case you missed my announcement last week, I now have coasters, serving trays and cutting boards available in my shop with many designs to choose from

Firecracker coasters



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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Patriotic Party

Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters

20 Responses to “Holidays, 4th Food, Tables & Crafts”
  1. Jodi says:

    🇺🇸. Those gourmet burgers sound good! I’ll be checking those out 😉

  2. I know how organized you are and you certainly need to be with a house full for a week. I know you’ve got it covered with your gorgeous painted 4th of July tablescapes and decor. I know the kiddos can’t wait to get there and party and play and best of all eat. How wonderful for your family:)
    Hugs and happy week……

  3. trinahub says:

    I love reading your blog! Your 4th of July ideas are fabulous! Where is your condo…is it Gulf Shores Alabama? Your recipes are especially helpful for me. Thank you!

  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Hooray for the red, white and blue! Thanks for telling us about the “sections” area of Pinterest, I didn’t know that. Love all the patriotic ideas. 🇺🇸😁

  5. Lots of fun ideas and bright color! I never seem to go to my pinterest page, though on occasion I’ll save something there. I should… just don’t!

  6. Lynn says:

    Save a sweet bourbon onion burger for me! Sounds like you’ve got the 4th all planned out Jenna-have fun:@)

  7. What an inspiring display of 4th of July creativity! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  8. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful post of a 4th of July tribute.

  9. Marion says:

    Thank You for sharing your patriotic tribute. Have a wonderful 4TH OF JULY

  10. So many great ideas, Jenna! You have to be organized with a house filled with guests and we know that water and sun makes everyone hungry! You are an entertaining and hospitable hostess!

  11. Mary says:

    I hope you have two large refrigerators and a freezer for your crew and family Jenna! Lots of planning and deliciousness at your beach house!

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