Some Patriotic Goodness


Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes from Skip To My Lou.

Can you believe that it is almost July? This year has flown by so fast.  I just barely realized that Sunday is the 4th of July.  Due to a change in my work schedule, I’m off for the 4th, which was completely last minute.  I think we are going to have some kind of get together or party that day, plus our Homeowner’s Association always has a fantastic fireworks display. But now, I think the panic has set in. I’ve been trying to find some great ideas for our little celebration, and I thought I would share some of them with the lovely people who come to visit me here.  That is, if you haven’t forgotten about me, have you?

Tasty Treats

Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

Cindy adapted the rainbow cupcake recipe that I posted to make these wonderful cupcakes.  She is quite creative, and even added stars to the top.

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

I found this delicious Martha Stewart dot com recipe on Delish.  It looks so easy to make, and tasty too.

Summer Salad

My friend Kelly posted this summer salad which includes fresh fruit, and cinnamon candied almonds.

Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes

This non-alcoholic drinks screams summer. It sounds so refreshing.  I’m sure you could find some booze to add to it also, like rum or vodka.

Party Planning

Red, White, and Blue Centerpiece for the 4th of July

This is so simple.  A vase, rice, and food coloring.  I could even do this!

Festive Ice Cubes

All you need is a star shaped ice cube tray and some colored juice.

Balloon 4th of July Wreath

This is a time consuming project, so start NOW. But the end result is quite awesome.  You could use this for other Holidays also. Think of the possibilities.

4th of July Printables

I met Kim in Arizona, and I’m amazed at her creativity.  I want her to come out here and plan all of my parties.  She pays so much attention to detail.

I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far.  It has been quite gloomy and overcast here in Southern California.  We haven’t been able to get much pool time, as we would like to.  I hope everyone whom is traveling also has a safe trip!


I think I will give the cupcakes a shot for this weekend. The kids will love them!


We're headed to La Jolla in 2 weeks! I can't wait. Overcast or not.

Mama Bub
Mama Bub

I want that lemonade NOW.


Those look too pretty to eat!


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