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Simple Southern Life 4th of July

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If you have been following along for any bit of time now you know that I love love love any holiday! And the summer holidays are some of my favorites because they are more laid back and relaxed! Any patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day or the 4th of July , is just another wonderful excuse for me to pull out the decorations and celebrate those men and women who fight for our freedom! For Simple Southern Life 4th of July we welcome the opportunity to proudly display the red, white and blue as a small gesture of support.

For the past few years we have been packing/moving during the 4th of July holiday, you know because it is so nice and cool in Texas in July, but now that we are finally settled (a little bit maybe?) I am so very excited to do some crafting to prepare the farmhouse for this holiday! So I decided to turn to my inspiration for the holiday on nothing other than Pinterest! I just love looking at all of the creativity that the millions of pinners share and I love to bring out craftastic items to make the farmhouse feel more festive for the Simple Southern Life 4th of July!

Here are a few projects that have inspired decorations in the farmhouse for the Simple Southern Life 4th of July. This one might be one of my favorites (yes I am partial and biased) and I featured it in a post for Memorial Day!

 

 

This adorable sign from Blooming Homestead is fantastic! I will be making this sign for the farmhouse! It is gorgeous!

 

 

And this smaller framed piece from My Fabuless Life is just too cute! It will be perfect on theseĀ industrial farmhouse shelves!

 

 

As you all know, holidays are not just about the decorations for me! I love any excuse for friends and family to gather and for the 4th of July, I love creating some red, white and blue menu items!

We took these yummy tortellini caprese bites to a 4th of July party last summer and boy were they a hit! They were actually gone by the time we made it through the serving line! Simple, easy and oh so yummy!

 

 

A simple southern dessert that is easy to prepare (and transport) is also key if you are going to a 4th of July party! This low-fat trifle looks like it will be the perfect sweet treat for a hot, July day! For those of you who do not sweat while waiting for fireworks…I am jealous! Even after the sun goes down it is usually still pretty hot in Texas in July!

 

 

Nothing is more refreshing than a spiked (or not) watermelon lemonade from Julie’s Eats andĀ Treats

 

 

And for the kiddos, or the kiddos at heart, here is a fun little scavenger hunt activity to keep them having fun!

 

No matter what your plans are for the 4th of July, I hope that yours will be filled with a fun and fabulous day! God Bless America!

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