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Patriotic Round-up

Today I decided that I would just share a few fun ideas from past posts,  to make your summer just a little bit more patriotic.  With the 4th of July coming up, maybe you could use one or two of these ideas.  Just click on the link below each picture for step-by-step directions or recipes.

This first idea, to help with your decorating needs, are these fun lollies.  They are easy to make and they are quite stunning!  I made mine into a garland and you can learn how to make your own too:


July 4th “Lollie” Garland

If you need a really yummy, refreshing drink for your outdoor parties this summer, you will want to try this beautiful Cherry Limeade drink!  It tastes as good as it looks!


Cherry Limeade

Next I will show you some fun games and ideas for your next summer party!  The kids of all ages loved these games, so get a jump start and get the supplies to make your own, along with fun prizes!


4th of July Party

This recipe is perfect for snacking, but I must warn you that it can be very addicting!  With the sweet and salty taste, you won’t be able to eat just one handful!  It is a combination of chocolatey, sweet, salty, peanut butter, and marshmellowy bliss! This is fun to package up in individual cups or bags and looks so pretty!  There is also a story behind the name of this treat!


Better Than Hunting Chex Mix

And last, but not least, here is a fun printable for you to use!  We all know how precious our freedom is, so let’s let it RING!  You can make it into a faux canvas block, like I did here, or you can just print it and frame it.  There is the tan background or a white version.


Let Freedom Ring

So that is my patriotic round-up.  I hope that there is one or two ideas that you can use for your summer fun!

Have a great day everyone!  Love Ya!

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Strawberry Banana Milkshake

I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  My husband and I went to our cabin for Fri and Sat. Then on Sunday, my daughter-in-law asked if we could tend the kids while they went to a funeral.  So we were very spontaneous and I ended up having a sleepover with some of the grandkids.  We made a fire in the back yard and made smores, played hide and seek, and red light…green light.  Then we made grandma’s popcorn (as one of my grandson’s calls it,) because I put  real butter on it!   We ended the night by watching “Wreck it Ralph”.  The kids were all so good and we really had a fun time.  The next morning some of the boys went with their dad and Grandpa up to scout out a hunting property with their Ranger and had a great time.  The girls went to Gardner Village shopping, then to some fabric stores to look for baby fabric for this new little one that is coming soon.  We had a picnic at a fun park and then to end the afternoon the kids went swimming.  It was a fun spontaneous day.  Sometimes those are even better than the ones that you plan out so well, don’t you think?

 I think that summer has now officially started! :)

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