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Loving Lately: Fourth of July Ideas

I love the 4th of July. It is red, white & blue, backyard BBQ’s, summer weather and fireworks. Yes, it’s the day we celebrate our independence (for which I am grateful). It also has become everything I associate with a holiday; annual gatherings with family and food with aromas specific to the day. I’m a sucker for flag cakes and sparklers, and I succumb to the bug spray and driving home late- because I am all in baby! (Featured image courtesy of thewinthropcronicles.com)

Let’s just start the day off right. Breakfast anyone? Patriotic Waffle image courtesy of ModernParentsMessyKids.com


Decorating for the 4th of July can be easy.


Courtesy of Pinterest


Courtesy of Pinterest

Dressing for the holiday can get as creative as American Pie…


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Courtesy of Pinterest

Speaking of which, is it possible to have too many pies for a holiday? I think not.


For 4th of July Blueberry Pie check out betsylife.com


Courtesy of Land O’Lakes

Oh my goodness, then there is cake! How cute are these berry drippings?


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I think I could handle this 4th of July Sparkle Cake, and can I just tell you how much I love the rustic simplicity of it?


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Then you’ve got your traditional make the flag out of berries cakes.

While some 4th of July ideas are timeless… some are new to me. I mean I’ve seen the red, white and blue rocket ship popsicle; But I wish I was this creative! Homemade striped popsicles!!!?? I think you’re awesome!


Popsicle image courtesy of theviewfromgreatisland

Of course if you are looking for a simple idea to make a statement try this… (yes it’s Sangria, but I think it would look pretty in water too!)


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If you can carve a pumpkin maybe…?


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The crafty folks out there might want to try this jar made patriotic candle holder project from CountryLiving.com…


Of course you can’t beat this classic sparkler activity for kids and adults alike!


Image courtesy of Huffington Post

But more than anything, please be safe, enjoy your family & friends and have a Happy 4th of July!

American flag and fireworks

American flag and fireworks image courtesy of Pinterest


  1. Great post… I do love me some 4th of July as well… And my favorite thing about you on the 4th is how you laugh out loud during the fireworks. The waffles look great. I could use them right now…

  2. Love these ideas! Tyler’s family’s big reunion happens every year on the fourth, so may have to steal some of these. Those popsicles are adorable!

  3. Those are all fun ideas! I love watching the fireworks on the 4th. The new house we’ve moved into is very close to where they set the fireworks off and we won’t even have to fight traffic this year, YAY!

  4. OK – so I have the flag, the cushion, the nails, sangria, pies, cakes can be arranged. Those popsicles are a thing of beauty – must find the recipe. Happy 4th of July Sadie! Love this post!

  5. Love it!! I also remember your mom doing a red, white, and blue potato salad one year–it was so cute and creative😀 Looking so forward to the 4th of July🎉🇺🇸🌭🎉

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