Red, White & Blue

Flags around my House



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.


U.S. 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.


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.


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






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


  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!

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