Monday, June 15, 2009

My Jazzy 4th of July Decorations

Here's my festive holiday decorations for the 4th of July. Hope y'all like them. I'm so proud of myself because I bought everything either at a thrift store/garage sale. I think I paid a whopping $30 total for everything. I love my new patriotic pillow sitting in my rocker.

Look at all those pine needles. I'm so sick of picking up needles from my flower beds. It's been a never ending chore around here. However, the trees are gorgeous. The squirrels think so too. They use them as launching pads to go from house to house. Those darn tree rats get into everything. All you have to do is mention the word squirrel and everyone in the community rolls their eyes and shakes their heads. We have two squirrels that like to hang out in our back yard. One is super fat and eats all my bird seed. We named him, "Beaudroux." He's our Cajun squirrel.

I heard that they have a little old town 4th of July parade in the community we live in. I'm super excited to see it. We are going to watch the parade and celebrate with our traditional BBQ. I'm making a home made apple pie this year too. I got a great recipe for a buttery crust. Looks fabulous! If it's good I'll post the recipe. How does your family celebrate the 4th of July?


  1. I like your front did a great job with it! I'm not sure what we'll be doing the 4th of July. Maybe just some "us" time. We've been too busy with other things lately and need to devote some time to being a family!


  2. We all need that "us" time. Doesn't it seem like our schedules are becoming more demanding these days? I can go weeks and feel that I haven't spent any quality time with my hubby. Hope y'all have a wonderful relaxing holiday.

  3. Looks great!!! I just love your porch! I started a small town bike parade in my neighborhood 10 years ago and its going strong! Our 10th annual parade is on the 28th, getting stoked!!!