How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone

8 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone |

*this post contains affiliate links 8 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone  This is the season of fireworks ~ whether it be to celebrate a holiday or your favorite team winning a ball game it seems they are everywhere and I love it! Ever since I was a little girl I have been a huge fan of them.  A few years

33 Fabulous Patriotic Fourth of July Treats and Desserts

33 4th of July Treats and Desserts from Project Inspire{d} at

Celebrate the 4th of July with these fabulous Patriotic treats and desserts!  All Features are from the weekly link party, Project Inspire{d}. 33 Fabulous 4th of July Treats and Desserts #recipes #4thofJuly Click To Tweet Watermelon and Blueberry Straws from Simply Suzanne’s Sweet Cream Berry Shortcakes ~ I Should be Mopping the Floor Red, Blue and White Chocolate Mousse from Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Rustic Americana Front Door Decor ~ The Ultimate Red White and Blue Round Up

Rustic Americana Door Decor

Hello everyone! Do you love Independence Day as much as I do? It’s one of my favorite holidays and this year, like last (yay), I’m part of the ULTIMATE Red White and Blue Roundup {Abbey from The Cards We Drew puts this hop all together…thanks Abbey!) and it’s a great resource for ideas galore including crafts, decor, recipes and more! This years roundup is below

12 Food and Fun Patriotic Ideas

12 Patriotic Food and Fun Ideas from Project Inspire{d} at

Patriotic Food and Fun Patriotic Sundaes by Christianity Cove Patriotic Busy Bag by Crafty Journal Patriotic Pavlova by Albion Gould Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bar by Tags Thoughts Freedom Towers Game by Christianity Cove Strawberry Blueberry Greens Salad by The Kitchen is My Playground Memorial Day Activities by Outside the Box Mom Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad by Simplee Thrifty Easy &

Red, White and Blue Confetti Popper

Red, White & Blue Confetti Popper from Cupcakes and Crinoline

A Confetti Popper is so much fun.  I made this one with my little guy as Part of the Red, White and Blue Ultimate Roundup.  Check out all of the links below ~ over 100 bloggers came together to share crafts, recipes, projects and more to celebrate the 4th of July or any Holiday that requires a little Red, White and Blue! How To Make

Fourth of July Layered Beverages

Red, White and Blue Layered Beverages

Layered beverages are a breeze to make.  You can use any color combos you would like.  There is only one rule to remember ~ whichever of your liquids contains the MOST sugar will sink to the bottom, the next most sugar will comprise your middle layer and the least amount of sugar will be your top layer. In honor of Independence Day I made these

Washi Tape Chalkboard Flag ~ 4th of July Quick and Easy Craft

Washi Tape Chalkboard Flag

I love Independence Day and all that it represents ~ what a joy to have such a wonderful day to celebrate.  I also love the flag  and {almost} anything flag related.   You can make this washi tape flag on almost any surface ~ glass, windows, walls or a chalkboard frame in under 3 minutes…I timed myself 😉 All you need is some washi tape

Happy Independence Day

 Freedom is a gift to be cherished, appreciated, and exercised.    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776   “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution,

4th of July Craft, Food and Decor Round Up


Here are some of my favorite 4th of July craft, food and décor ideas!     All American Centerpiece via BHG   Patriotic Subway Art Pledge via Detail Oriented Diva   Patriotic ‘mocktail’ via Baby Center Blog   Jell-o Firecrackers via Kraft Foods    Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry trifle with vanilla pudding, cream cheese, yogurt and pound cake via BHG   Awesome 4th of July