Red, White & Blue

Flags around my House

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The Fourth of July is almost upon us…I love this holiday for so many reasons.  This year, more than ever, I find myself wanting to go back to the roots of what this holiday represents and I invite you {if you are so inclined} to do the same.

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U.S. History.org has so much information including the Declaration of Independence to read for yourself.  I will be doing that with my children this Saturday taking the time to appreciate this truly beautiful document.

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If you want to have some fun with the kids and maybe even learn a little yourself, River Songs has a Fourth of July Trivia Quiz.

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And of course, if you are looking for recipes and crafts, Martha Stewart has so much inspiration. {all pictures below are from Martha Stewart.com}

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thankful for freedom hugs, mb

I have linked this over at Hooked on Houses-Hooked on Friday! Be sure to head over there for a veritable library of inspiration!






DIY-Outdoor Staining Made Easy
Jell-O Poke Cake

Comments

  1. I ♥ those pictures and ideas!! i never thought of planting the red/white/blue flowers!!?? where have i been!!
    .-= Tara B.´s last blog ..Storytime ♥ For 2-5 Year Olds =-.

  2. We just celebrated Canada Day here yesterday. It’s a wonderful yearly reminder about how lucky we are to live where we do :-)

    Have a Happy 4th!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies
    .-= DesignTies´s last blog ..Thank you, Michelle!! A fantabulous rendering… =-.

  3. So many ways to decorate for the fourth! You showed us a nice variety.
    .-= Porch Days´s last blog ..Hooked on Historic Properties =-.

  4. Great post! I love all the red, white and blue ideas. We have totally decorated for the 4th this weekend and I love it. I am posting ideas all weekend too! I hope you have a great weekend. You have a wonderful blog and even though I don’t always post a comment….I always enjoy seeing what you are doing!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  5. Now that’s patriotic! Beautiful red white and blue to you! Have a wonderful week end and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~

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