Monday, July 6, 2015

3 Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

I know, I know!  Today is July 6th!  Two days after the Fourth of July holiday!  But for me, the whole red, white and blue palette never goes out of style.  So, I just thought I would share some images of my love for all things America from the past few weeks!

I love all things Disney and Walt Disney World is amazing for the 4th of July!  Since I couldn't get there this year, I decided to add a touch of the magic to my front porch planters.  

Mickey and Minnie planters.

My Mom's antique cherub statue - I love to decorate it for the seasons as a tribute to her.

Here is the front door - I can't get enough bunting!  ;-)

The weekend started at work.  I love to have the kids wear red, white and blue for tennis camp.  We decorate the nets and I love to go big for the holiday!  

I spend the holiday weekend in Notre Dame, IN and also a coastal community in Michigan.  Even though I would love to spend a few weeks of the summer in Nantucket, Cape Cod, or Kennebunkport, I am a Midwest girl, born and raised, and there is no better place to spend the holiday weekend than with friends and family in Pure Michigan.   

I found this decorative chalkboard at Marshall's on clearance for $15 because of the large crack you can see in the picture.  I was going to use it for a ceiling medallion but I think I have decided to keep it a chalkboard.  This was my FIRST foray into chalkboard art - it was actually pretty fun to do.  I am left-handed to smudging was an issue I have to work on.  But it was like coloring when you are a kid.

On Sunday morning, we went to Mass on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.  After church, we came home and had patriotic waffles on the patio al fresco.  Being cooped up in the house all winter with blizzards and polar vortexes, any chance we get to eat outside, we definitely take it!

Dressed for mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame.  Campus is in full bloom and gorgeous!  The skirt is an oldie but a goodie.  It was Cambridge Dry Goods and every time I go to donate it, I can't do it as I usually wear it this time every year.  USA!

Chalk art in front of the Golden Dome!  God, Country, Notre Dame!

I am always known for bringing chocolate covered strawberries and this holiday was no different.

We also made patriotic cobbler with fresh Maine blueberries and Washington cherries.  It was delish!

Always the easiest weekend for which to pack!  ;-)

Found these lobster glasses at GoodWill for 49 cents each.  Come to find they are vintage 
from the Red Lobster restaurant.   Sweet!  

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  Its always sad to see the 4th of July holiday come to an end because it means summer is half over and here in the Midwest, it feels like it hasn't even started.

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