So cool and refreshing ... Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles.

Patriotic Tablescape

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Patriotic Tablescape

With July 4th right around the corner, now is the perfect time to set my table for the holiday.  Red, white and blue are my colors of choice; however, I did not want to have too much of a "theme" going on - otherwise it could look tacky.  I just wanted enough of the patriotic colors mingled into… Read More

Fruit Cups with Patriotic Toppers

– Posted in: Food, Reviews, TIPS
Fruit Cups with adorable baking cup toppers ♥

Memorial Day is coming, and I always like celebrating the patriotic holidays.  A couple of years ago I posted "Simple July 4th Jell-O Desserts for Children", and it only involved using store-bought Jell-O cups.  This year I thought it would be fun to think of another pre-made dessert that we could dress up with some patriotic… Read More

Red Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
These Retro Style Salt & Pepper Shakers are perfect for a casual Red, White and Blue tablescape!

It takes a lot to impress me with glass, especially since I seem to always compare it to Fostoria ... for which there is no comparison.  I lower my expectations, obviously, because most glass is made by machines these days.  But I did find one set of Red Salt and Pepper Shakers that I like -… Read More

Stars and Stripes Spoons

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
♥ Lovin' these Stars and Stripes Ice Cream Spoons

All of the products I have chosen this week are blending so well with each other!  Today I will be showcasing these adorable Stars and Stripes Spoons!  Personally, I think these are the perfect ice cream spoons for an outdoor BBQ, a family gathering ... and, of course, all patriotic holidays. They arrived at my door (from Amazon)… Read More

Red White and Blue Straws

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
♥ Red, White and Blue Drinking Straws - these are perfect for Baseball, Birthdays, Picnics and upcoming Patriotic Celebrations ...

Today I will discuss these Red White and Blue Straws (Item #2) out of the five products I am reviewing and highlighting this week.  This colorful product will not only work for our patriotic holidays coming up - but also for baseball, birthdays and picnic celebrations.  That trait alone makes it a Winner in my eyes, because… Read More

The Perfect Cutters for Watermelon Stars

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
Watermelon Stars - so easy to do (and a LOT of fun) with the right set of Cutters!

With Memorial Day right around the corner, and the 4th of July celebrations not far behind ... I thought this was the perfect time to review an assortment of some really adorable (and handy) patriotic-themed items.  Starting today - for five days straight - I will introduce one new item that I have personally bought… Read More

DIY Patriotic Wreath

– Posted in: Tablescapes, TIPS
DIY Patriotic Wreath - perfect as a centerpiece for my Red, White and Blue tablescape.

Making a DIY Patriotic Wreath is so easy.  I literally made mine with scraps of garland, yarn and flowers I had leftover from last year.  I had no plan of how to do it; I simply started with one skimpy piece of garland and proceeded from there.  The end result was a charming patriotic wreath… Read More

Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles

– Posted in: Food
♥ Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles - healthy, refreshing and the perfect summer dessert! That gorgeous color comes from Hibiscus Tea and Cherries.

If you are wanting a cool and refreshing summer dessert for your next family gathering, I highly recommend these Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles!  Not only are they easy to make, but they are pretty healthy too.  I adapted this recipe from the one I saw on  I followed their recipe exactly, except instead of measuring out the… Read More