Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations

A few summers ago we rented a beach house in Connecticut and spent a week exploring the New England coast with our family.  I loved all the charming sea side towns, sailboats and patriotic charm we found along the way. Anchors, flags, sailboats, seashells and sand inspired my Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations this year.  All of the elements of that unforgettable seaside summer vacation come crashing together to create this patriotic vignette. I recently styled and hosted a … [Read more...]

How to Cut Chipboard with the Cricut Knife Blade

Last year when Cricut announced the new Cricut Maker I was giddy with excitement about all of the possibilities this new machine would provide.  I have always loved creating with my Cricut (I've had one version or another for more than 9 years!) but I couldn't wait to start creating projects with the Rotary Blade and the Knife Blade.  While we had to wait a while for the arrival of the Knife Blade, I think it's been well worth the wait!  I have been playing around with my Knife … [Read more...]

4th of July Drink Recipes

I found some amazing drink recipes that have the perfect patriotic flair! You could serve up these All American drinks just for the 4th of July or all summer long! Every one of these 4th of July Drink Recipes have some kind of different ingredient, so you’re bound to find a few that you will enjoy. Bring in some red, white, and blue to your table and cheer to our freedom. 4TH OF JULY DRINK RECIPES This Bomb Pop Fizzy Drink post was shared a few years ago, and I think it'd be a big hit for … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Serving Tray

I am so excited about this weekend I can hardly stand it.  We have lots of plans for Memorial Day weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending lots of quality time with our friends and family.  But, what I'm most excited about is the unofficial start of summer and my favorite season for entertaining! There will be backyard BBQs, pool parties, lots of porch sitting, and of course plenty of refreshing beverages.  So I  whipped up this sweet and simple DIY Patriotic Serving Tray … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Party – Feature Friday

Can you believe it's already time to welcome summer?  This weekend families and friends will be gathered around the grill to celebrate Memorial Day and kickoff the start of the summer season!  Today's Feature Friday is a Memorial Day Party from Magnolia Creative Company. Emily designed this budget friendly patriotic party full of easy and inexpensive details to kick off the summer season.  But, details from this festive party can also be incorporated in your 4th of July, Labor Day … [Read more...]