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8 festive ideas to complete your 4th of July BBQ!

Three cheers for the red, white and blue!

Are you lacking inspiration for your Independence Day BBQ? Look no further, because thanks to Pinterest, I’m full of fun last minute ideas! Even better news – they’re all quick and super easy!

  1. Bean bag tossing with a little 4th flair. As one of the most popular lawn games across America, it’s only appropriate to incorporate this into your day! A little wood and paint will go a long way. Follow the link below to find out how they did it! http://charlesandhudson.com/stars-stripes-bean-bag-toss-boards/

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  1. Red, white, and booze. The options are endless. Listed are my personal top 3 favorites! Follow the links for recipe details.

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  1. Painted lawn stars. Ok, this is an awesome idea. If you think otherwise, well… you’re just no fun. This is fun, fast, and patriotic! All you need is a piece of old cardboard with a star cut out and red, white, and blue construction marking spray paint!

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  1. Condiments galore. If you can get your hands on some old-fashioned mason jars, fill them with all of your popular BBQ toppings. These would include lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, relish, BBQ sauce, mustard, mayo, and ketchup. This is not only cute, but also easily refillable! Put them in a milk crate or something similar to keep them together! Maybe add an extra jar for bacon, because who doesn’t love bacon?

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  1. Center piece central. Candles or flowers? You can have it all! All you need are a few mason jars and a little paint! Here is my favorite!

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  1. Calling all mommies! Looking for a way to keep the kids busy? Keep them occupied with this fun scavenger hunt! Follow the link below to get your free printable! http://www.moritzfineblogdesigns.com/2014/06/4th-july-scavenger-hunt-kids/#_a5y_p=1814165

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  1. Ice ice baby. Looking for a fun way to keep your drinks cool? Tired of the old beat up cooler? Throw some ice in a wheel barrow for a chic rustic feel! You can have a barrow for each drink (beer, wine coolers, soda, etc.) and make signs so people know what’s what!

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  1. Photo booth. Grab a prop and strike a pose! Set up a spot in the house or out in the yard, for people to take pictures. This is fun for the whole family. If you’re feeling fancy, create a hashtag and have everyone upload their photos under your chose tag!

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Wishing you all a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! xo


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No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow.

I think we can all agree that Winter was long, bitter, and often too snowy. Most of the time, I was crept up inside like a hopeless hobbit. But, no matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow. Although the weather is far from perfect, according to my periwinkle nail polish and the outbreak of floral blouses on campus, Spring has arrived. It was a long awaited countdown… No more snow, lots of green, and everyone just seems so refreshed and full of joy.

So, other than the array of pastel nail polish and vibrant floral fashion, what other reasons are there to love Spring?

6e4d3b17f8afeb8c7d12cce335c7c1b61. Daylight Savings – Losing one hour of sleep isn’t nearly as painful when you’re getting an extra hour of sun. It also provides solid purpose for a satisfying mid-day nap, without being called lazy. The sunsets? Amazing.

2. A valid excuse for bi-weekly pedicures – Know one wants to see bare and busted toes in a cute pair of flip flops.

3. Spring cleaning – As unappealing as it may sound, sometimes it’s nice to de-clutter. Maybe then, you’ll have room for this seasons new “it bag.”

4. April Showers bring May flowers – Who doesn’t love flowers? Their striking beauty and savory scent will dress up any room.

5. Suns out, guns out – After months of slaving away in that depressingly fluorescent gym, it’s finally easy to exercise without wanting to die. Go for a walk, ride your bike, shoot some hoops.

6. Less clothing – Everyone is practically naked. Woohoo. Feel that sweet and subtle breeze on your skin? That’s called freedom.

7. Easter candy – The Reeses eggs have been out for over a month and my addiction is well and alive. Peeps? Don’t even get me started… Easter candy is an obvious Spring blessing. That’s universally agreeable.

8. BBQs – It doesn’t matter if it’s Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday – They all rhyme with funday. Spring makes it perfectly acceptable to sit outside, double fist some wine, and indulge in a fat juicy cheeseburger. What diet?

9. Outdoors and music – I could sit outside and be entertained by virtually anything, but outdoor country concerts trump all. What beats watching your favorite artist perform, while sippin’ a guitar margarita, on a grass hill, overlooking the beautiful Philly skyline? Nothing.

10. The first trace of sunburn – Seriously, it only lasts about an hour, but it’s the best thing ever. You know what i’m talking about… After spending the day in the yard, washing your car, or whatever you do, you come inside with that ever so reddish Springtime glow. Pure bliss.

Whatever you do this Spring, live life in full bloom!

What does everyone else love about this glorious season?