Something about the 4th of July gets me really excited every year! I am not sure if it is all the planning that goes into making it a fun day (or this year a long weekend!), the true spirit behind the holiday or just good ole American Red White and Blue fun! Most of the time I feel like we are off on a beach vacay somewhere with family & friends, but this year we are relaxing in SA and I am planning on loving every minute of it! We will most likely do a little BBQ’n with friends and sit by the pool. Who am I kidding? There is no sitting happening at the pool these days with Ella in tow!!! Which is really quite entertaining, because she is a total water baby just like her daddy! Regardless of what we end up doing July 4th will be tons of fun! Whether it’s with food, fashion or decor let your patriotic side shine this 4th of July! These are just a few of my inspirations!
Frozen things are the way to my heart…. You may see me swerving off the road in any given beach town to get a snow cone ( I swear I wanted to buy a snow cone stand once when the best little hut in my little FL town was about to close), as a child I stocked my parents fridge with those frozen POP ICE popsicles…DELISH…I probably still would if I had room in my freezer, and when I was pregnant I would blend up just about any fruit juice with ice and make my own slushi every night. You can see why this recipe jumped out at me when I stumbled upon it! It kind of reminded me of a fresh take on the old school bomb pop! I will be making these for my 4th of July party……wherever it may be….they look insanely refreshing for these 102 degree days we are having.
2 cups BLUE Kool-Aid, Powerade or Gatorade
2 cups lemonade
2 cups cran-raspberry juice
12 craft sticks
12 5-ounce disposable cups
1. Divide the blue juice equally among the cups and freeze for 30 to 45 minutes.
2. Divide the lemonade equally among the cups and freeze for another 30 to 45 minutes.
3. Place a craft stick in the center of each popsicle so that it is stuck in the part that is already frozen.
4. Add the cran-raspberry juice equally and place back in freezer until solid.
5. To remove pops, run outside of cup under warm water.
If you are the official hostess this 4th of July you may need to be going a bit further in your preparations!
You can go all out with the decorating or you can keep it simple and classic with a few strategically placed pinwheels and paper stars. Decorate a table with mixed textiles and white hydrangeas, throw in a tasty beverage of your choice and you have a beautiful july4th table scape.
Once the hard work is behind you….let the fashion begin!!!! Here are a few of the things the girls at the store have picked out especially for this holiday! We still have a few in store so if you are needing the perfect outfit for your little Fiesta…you know where to come get your Star Spangled glam!
This 12th st by Cynthia Vincent belted caftan would be fab for any celebration and it is adorable over white jeans..please note…this model is 12 feet tall and it is not this short on the average chica so it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic!
This Haute Hippie dress is AMAZING!!!! Hands down one of my favs in the store right now…(I wore this little beauty to RED DOT with an incredible necklace and gold sandals!!!) Jewel yourself up and you are ready to go! ****again models legs are a mile long…not nearly this short on the average diva!
However you plan to celebrate this 4th of July have fun, be safe, and most importantly don’t forget to wear a little red, white & blue!