Sunday’s Snippets: A Very Happy Fourth

 It finally feels like summertime here in Colorado!

Second only to Christmas, I think the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday!  I love the fireworks, the barbecues, and the fun in the sun!

After our early-morning bike parade, here are a few more favorite moments from our family's Fourth of July celebration...

Our Fourth of July was a blazin' 96 degrees!  At least for this Colorado girl, that was HOT!

To celebrate the toasty holiday, we finally inflated Little Man's little pool for the very first time. Yes, that lil' pool that we've had sitting in our garage since last year!  We finally put it to good use.


Little Man took the opportunity to wash up his Matchbox cars.  At least 5 and a half times.


What would the Fourth of July be without a barbecue?!  Little Man absolutely adores his cousin. His Fourth of July was complete, just palling around with his cuz.  Well, I think Grandma's chocolate cake and homemade ice cream were highlights of the day, too!


America's favorite past-time just happens to be our favorite past-time too.  Little Man is finally ready to take some swings all on his own!  This makes me one proud Mama.  I have to admit, I enjoyed a little tee-ball myself!


The perfect ending to our Independence Day was doing our very own fireworks.  I don't know what was more entertaining--the fireworks OR my husband and brother-in-law.  I didn't know my husband could giggle like that!  Silly pyro.


I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July...

Now soak in every moment of your summer!

Wednesday’s Wowzers

It's another late night here.  I had high hopes of being in bed 2 hours ago... Do you ever have great crafting plans that seem to just blow up in your face?!  I have a project (painting my craft desk) that seems to be my nemesis.  Someday I will conquer this desk.  But for now, I'm giving up and going to bed.

So let's talk inspiration... eye candy... crafting goodness.  It is getting just plain tough trying to put together a list of Wowzers.  There are simply WAY too many good ideas out there!  I mean seriously-- The inspiration is endless!

I always love Less Cake More Frosting's printables!  But this "Coming to America" printable, quoting the legend Neil Diamond, just makes me happy!


This yardstick crate is just plain clever!  Seven Sisters has TONS of great ideas!


This has got to be every boy's dream come true!  You've got to see every detail of this Lego/Star Wars birthday party from I'm Topsy Turvy.

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Red, White, & Blue Yummyness

Happy Memorial Day, my friends!
Many thanks to our military troops, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to protecting our great nation!

It's the beginning of the patriotic season--one of my very favorite times of the year!  Get ready for firecrackers and s'mores! 🙂

Tomorrow, I will be enjoying an entire day outside with my family, soaking in the sun and enjoying every last minute of this 3-day weekend.  I don't know about you, but I needed this extra day in my weekend!

In the mean time... here is some patriotic eye candy.  Is there anything more lovely than red, white, and blue??
Here is some yummyness to get you in the patriotic spirit!



1.  Red, white, and blue cupcakes - Skip To My Lou.
2.  American Pie Cupcakes - Mommy Topics.
3.  Flag Cupcakes - The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Fresh Fruit
4.  Red, white, and blue strawberries - Oopsey Daisy.
5.  Red, white, and blue skewers - Make and Takes.
6.  Red, white, and blue stuffed strawberries from Fabulessly Frugal.
7.  Watermelon stars - No Biggie.

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