Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day

As a US History teacher, it may not be surprising that my favorite holiday is Independence Day! Although I do love the historical significance behind the holiday, I really love it because it's all about spending time with family and friends in a really low-key way, whilst enjoying wonderful summer weather (hopefully) and spectacular fireworks!  No present shopping or gift giving necessary!  Just a whole lotta fun!

The current view from my front porch...

Today was the last day of summer school, which has kept me busy, so I don't really feel like doing anything crazy this year, plus, I've been blessed with a really delightful head cold just as summer is getting started!  I'll be hanging around the house during the day then hitting up a friend's BBQ in the afternoon, followed by fireworks downtown. Fun, but low key!

Here's some more Red, White, and Blue inspiration! 
Click on each image to go to the original source...

It's me!! Skirt from LL Bean!

And a MUST HAVE 4th of July staple in my family...

Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

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  1. Your porch is gorgeous! I love the bunting. Looks lovely and very festive. Darling skirt!

  2. That skirt is so great! What a good find :)

  3. Oh I love that cupcake idea...so cute!

    ***Stopping by from the hop, have a great day! :)

  4. Love your theme today and that tablescape is fantastic! I would love to have an event that requires that one! Happy vacation now!

  5. These look so great! I seriously can't wait to just go all out pinterest on some holiday :) when i get the time, money, and space of course.

    love your blog! stop by and say hi sometime,