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Patriotic Holidays

Red White and Blue Straws

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

Today I will review these Red White and Blue Straws, a colorful product that 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 they can be used for multi-holidays and family gatherings.  Another winning trait… Read more

Popsicle Drip Catcher

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Popsicle Drip Catcher | No more sticky hands for party-goers of all ages. Everyone loved using these ♥

Before serving that Popsicle – slip its stick through a colorful cupcake liner to catch drips and keep hands from getting sticky.  It works great; just cut a small hole in the cupcake liner before slipping onto the stick. You could also use different themed cupcake liners for others holidays. I use these cupcake liners for patriotic holidays, such… Read more

July 4th Ice Cubes

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
July 4th Ice Cubes | Bringing out the juicy flavor of the Red, White and Blue!

I must confess that I have never made patriotic ice cubes before … until today.  Oh, my goodness!  This little experiment was so much fun.  I will be making these frozen little orbs for every patriotic holiday from now on! I did not use any food coloring for these ice cubes.  Instead, they are made up of actual fruit beverages… Read more

July 4th Desserts for Children

– Posted in: Food, Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
Holidays | 4th of July | Desserts | Children | No Cooking, No Dishes, Only 3 Ingredients! Just a perfect little treat for Children!

A few years ago I posted a July 4th Jell-O Dessert for children; however, I have recently not been able to find the Jell-O Handi-Snacks in my grocery store anymore. This year I updated my methods and made the July 4th Desserts for Children with the Dole Mixed Fruit in Cherry Gel cups.  I bought the sugar-free gel… Read more

Red Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Spring Season
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

The Perfect Cutters for Watermelon Stars

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

Making a DIY Patriotic Wreath is so easy.  These type of decorations look wonderful hanging on a door or wall; however, they also look great as centerpieces for the table!  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… Read more