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Fourth of July: Food Ideas & More

This Fourth of July, we had a ‘Murica pool party at our house.

I started by looking for some red, white and blue food on Pinterest.

I also got some pretty sweet balloons from Publix.

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Watermelon, raspberries, cherries and strawberries were the red.

Blueberries were the blue.

And the white was yogurt-covered pretzels.

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I made some brownies and used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut them out and then drizzled them with some red frosting and blue sprinkles.

I also used the cookie cutter for the watermelon.

For our drinks, we made Peach Iced Tea Whiskey from Tasty and it was delicious!

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7-Year Anniversary Present: Copper

This year was my 7-year anniversary, which I found out was the copper anniversary.

This meant I could used pennies! Cheap and cute!

I have a Pinterest board for Love & Marriage, where I pinned some ideas for a copper/ penny anniversary present.

Here’s what I came up with:

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I have two pennies on the left (which are from our birth years); the other pennies start from the year we met through now. I’m still missing years 2009, 2010 & 2014 (if you happen to find one let me know!!!)

I just used my handy dandy hot glue gun and stuck them on!

Here are some of my past gifts I have done over the past seven years:

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Dollar Store Decor: 4th of July Edition

I am all about saving money, BUT I’m also all about parties. I mean, who isn’t?

So, one of my go-to ways to throw an awesome party but still have a budget is to visit the dollar store.

I just went to one last week and picked up lots of stuff for our upcoming 4th of July ‘Murica Party.

The dollar store is always good for: paper plates and napkins! But this time I also found some super cute (and on trend) paper straws.

We also got the kids Pop-Its (remember those? I used to think they were magic!) and Party Poppers.

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I also picked up some decor for my birthday party in August, but I’ll save that for another post! (hint: it’s flamingo/ pineapple themed!)

Happy Independence Day, America!

How To: Make (No Sew) Bean Bags

This week in Emma’s school work for HIPPY, she had to work on her balance.

Which meant I had to make bean bags (one for her head and one for each hand).

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At which point I asked her teacher, “Do you know where I can just buy these since I’m pretty sure I can’t make my own bean bags?”

She assured me I could and told me I could use my hot glue gun. SOLD.

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Camping Birthday Party

This past week, my husband turned 33. It’s not a big milestone birthday but I still wanted to do something for it. So, I planned a camping party, since we are going camping next weekend!

For ideas, I scoured Pinterest and made my own Camping Party board there.

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We made this sign from scrap wood laying around in the garage. I accidentally spelled our name wrong! LOL I fixed it the day of the party.

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