Last Minute 4th of July Decor & Recipes!

Last Minute 4th of July Decor and Recipes

Don't you just love it when kids are singing "My Country Tis of Thee" and they say "sweet land of 'liver'ty"? Or when they are saying the Pledge of Allegiance and instead of indivisible they say invisible? There is nothing quite like watching a child develop a sense of patriotism and pride in their nation and no time is that more true than on the … [Read more...]

Recycled Patriotic Party Ideas for the 4th of July

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece1 from

How often do we find ourselves wanting to host a fun summer party, but we are intimidated by the cost and the preparation?!  I love to gather friends and family together on warm summer afternoons and evenings, but I don't like the  idea of spending all day preparing food and drinks and a lot of money on decorating. Summer gatherings do NOT … [Read more...]

A Picket Fence 4th of July!

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers from At The Picket Fence

Can you tell how much we LOVE celebrating our nation’s Birthday?!!As we are busily preparing to enjoy this holiday with family and friends, we thought we would do a recap of all of our 4th of July Projects we have shared with you over the last couple of weeks. Some of them are so simple that you could still get them done in time for your own … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Décor on a Budget

Oh, Target.I am drawn to you like a moth to a flame and yet I so often find myself “zapped” when I get to the check-out line and see how much I managed to spend. So, when I saw that you had some 4th of July themed packages of tissue paper in your $1 bins I rejoiced and may or may not have done a little jig right then and there.My kids love it … [Read more...]

Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots!

Fourth of July Fire Cracker Jello Shots (kid and adult version) from

  Nothing screams party like a jello shot and these easy to make Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots are no exception! I've always had an obsession with firecrackers.  I know they aren't pretty or sparkly, they're more dangerous and scary, which could be say something about my inner firecracker gal. Maybe it’s the thrill of … [Read more...]

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers!

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecracker Craft

Sisss! Boom! Pop!!Who doesn't love fireworks!?! They are hands-down my favorite part of 4th of July celebrations! Our neighbors are firework distributors and they have the most amazing show you've ever seen right across from our house! I wanted to recreate my own fireworks show to put on display and what better way than with the now infamous pool … [Read more...]

Perfectly Patriotic Memorial Day Features

Happy Memorial Day from the gals At The Picket Fence!  We thought it would be fun to share some of the perfectly patriotic posts (say that three times fast...grin!) that were linked up to this past Inspiration Friday! They are perfect ideas to inspire you for the 4th of July as well! We are always so amazed at the talent that stops by here at the … [Read more...]

4th of July Decor-”Bang” for your Buck!

Every year at about this time I have the same songs running through my head."America" by Neil Diamond"Surfin USA" by The Beach Boysand"Living in America" by James BrownIf you are anywhere near me the week before the Fourth of July you will be sure to get my full rendition of each of them with the occasional dance moves thrown in to embarrass my … [Read more...]

4th of July No-Sew Pennant Banner

As usual around here in blogland I fall in love with projects and then am disappointed when I see they involve sewing. I know some of you are snickering behind your hands right now…I SEE you and I know who you are…grin…because you know how easy sewing really is.  BUT that little machine intimidates me.  I do tell myself to get over it and … [Read more...]

No sew 4th of July bandana pillows and a winner

So I don’t sew.  I really have no excuse.  Our mom is an incredible seamstress.  She even made her own wedding dress! I know…seriously she was a very brave woman! Vanessa taught herself to sew, so she is now capable of making beautiful items for her home.  Even my 11 year old is learning to sew!  She requested a “real” sewing machine … [Read more...]