Monday, June 29

Just Around The Corner...

The 4th of July will be here before we know it!

Here are some fun ideas to make your celebration beautiful!


Star Lanterns

Use a star stencil and colored vellum to make red and blue stars. Glue them to white paper bags. For beautiful (and safe) illumination, use a small tap light instead of a candle.


Star Spangled Pinwheels

These patriotic pinwheels are easy to make and fun to see spinning in the breeze on the Fourth of July. All you need are a few basic materials.

here for the How-To


Lawn Stars

This Fourth of July, let a few lawn stars brighten up your celebration. They're ideal alongside a walkway or next to your picnic table.

Click here for the How-To


Pinwheel Entrance

Add some patriotism to your porch by putting red, white, and blue pinwheels into rustic buckets and watering cans filled with sand.


Red, White and Blue Parfaits

For a sweet treat that doesn't pack on the calories, try this pretty parfait. Layer blueberries, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and strawberries in a tall glass and serve cold. For an alternative to vanilla yogurt, try strawberry or raspberry.

here for the recipe


This last idea is my favorite!
I would love to do this for any evening occasion in an outdoor setting!

Light Up The Night

Secret Night Lights

Click here for the How-To


Only 5 days to go...

We're already hearing fireworks at night!

Do you have big plans for your 4th of July celebration?

Traditions that carry on year after year?

If so, I would love to hear about them!

inspiration photos and How-To courtesy of and