Party Panache, Summer Holiday Week

  It’s been a busy 1st week of July         If you celebrate the 4th, I hope you had a fun filled time!         Everyone lines up on our street for our annual community 4th of July parade         ย Vintage cars         Patriotic … Continue reading

Holidays, Star Spangled Buffet

  ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Happy July 4th! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ         This buffet on the kitchen will be getting a lot of action over the next few days!         Tonight we’re grilling burgers, corn on the cob and then fresh Strawberry Cake for dessert           Then we’ll get into … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Creations, Red, White & Beach Tree

Do you celebrate Flag Day and the 4th of July? I decided it would be fun to have a red white and blue tree for the summer holidays and was doubly inspired by some of my favorite blogging friends who are having a Patriotic Friday with Tree Classics Blog Hop.ย  Be sure to see Jen … Continue reading

Party Panache, Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake

While most people were making everything berry for the 4th I decided to make a good old fashioned chocolate cake   Sheer decadence     Devil’s Food cake mix, buttermilk, sour cream, chocolate pudding, butter, eggs, chocolate chips…     Where is the fainting couchย  ๐Ÿ˜ตย  ๐Ÿ›‹     Chocolate chips are stirred into the … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy 4th!

Our community annual 4th of July parade was on July 1 this year, and the parade route start is only a block away from our house,ย  so vehicles lined up out front before it started   All types of open vehicles, golf carts, convertibles, antique cars, decorated with flags and red white & blue   … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring ย the red white & blue! ย  Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seaside July

  Red white and blue     Stars and stripes and sailboats too     Firecrackers, and polka dots         A touch of yellow for extra Popย  ๐ŸŽ‡       Flags are flying everywhere     There’s even one in a nearby chair       Buckets have holders for corn … Continue reading

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