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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Decorating for the 4th of July

I hope July has been a *BANG* of a month for you all!

In Indy, August brings school mid-month so July really is the end of summer around here! 

This was the first year I really decorated for the 4th of July, even though it's one of our family's biggest holidays, and so I thought I'd share 7 things we did to make it pretty festive around here.
 AND the best part was that we ALREADY had everything (we made a couple of decorations too).

Thrifty and Nifty! 

Linking up with Kelly for 7 Quick Takes. 

We put a few things outside:
Like a wreath and pillows - 

The family and living room got some love - 

I put the flags the girls made on either side of the fireplace shelves.
I made this rag banner for the mantle - 

The guest room got some love because we were hosting Bill's family the weekend after the 4th - 

I hot glued some triangles of fabric that I found last year on clearance to some twine for a banner for the headboard - 

And then the Master - 

I made this small rag banner and it will probably go in Trip's room.  See #6 below.

The girls' room:
We made firework art with paper towel rolls - 

And we made pom garlands for their beds - 

Trip's room we didn't have to touch because it already is red/white/and blue, woo! 

And finally, a few decorations in the dining room - 

I didn't realize I had so much red and blue to put around the house, but I'm glad I did!  And now I have homemade decorations that I'm excited to use next year too! 

***Sorry that the picture quality wasn't the best because I didn't edit them but we enjoyed out festive house over the past couple of weeks!

I'll share our DIY pallet board flag soon! 

Happy Summer, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

4th of July, 2016

Hope you all had a safe and fun 4th!  

Here are some pics from one of our favorite holidays - THE 4TH OF JULY-

Not sure what the posing is for - 
Then Addie got hurt - posing for pictures can do that to a 4 year old.

At least the 2 story slide wasn't scary as all heck!  Oh wait...

But a blast none the less!  

The youngest two great grand kids with grandma Reva-

Feeling extra blessed to have our freedom and liberties amidst a world where so many suffer.
God please bless America and the entire world! 

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