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Patriotic Holidays

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

July 4th Jell-O Desserts for Children

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays
Simple July 4th Jell-O Desserts for Children

Please Note:  I have an updated version of this dessert posted on my website, as I can no longer find the Jell-O Handi-Snacks in my grocery store.  If you still can purchase them in your vicinity, just follow my post below :-). I recently posted a July 4th Jell-O dessert for adults, so I thought… Read more

Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

What could be better than to celebrate an American holiday with a product that was made in America years ago?  July 4th does not always have to be centered around paper plates.  This patriotic dessert was served in Fostoria dessert dishes – the “American” pattern, and quite appropriate for July 4th. Why not serve your refreshments in a dish worthy of… Read more